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Old 03-25-2009, 11:13 AM   #21
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Hmmm!! From this vantage point, just about everywhere is "up nort".
From New Orleans, almost ANYWHERE is "up nort"..........
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I just tell people that my 9-5 "employment" is in the way of my social life, so it needs to get out of the way as soon as possible!!
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Well, you live NORTH of north! What is north to me would seem nearly tropical to you, I'm sure!
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Well, you live NORTH of north! What is north to me would seem nearly tropical to you, I'm sure!
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From New Orleans, almost ANYWHERE is "up nort"..........
Now why did I read that as "Up Nords"?
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Now why did I read that as "Up Nords"?
Actually New Orleans is way Nords of me...
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To a large number of people this would not sound very appealing. Wouldn't sound very appealing to me come to think of it. The essence of pleasure is contrast

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The truth is that I find that I feel the most alive when I'm working hard, making a difference, and playing hard. Too bad working at Mega Corp offers none of these opportunities in balance. Most of the time it feels as if I'm only half alive. I find that the most fun I had were the two graduate school experiences. Those were impossibly difficult, extremely invigorating, and a ton of fun at the same time.
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The truth is that I find that I feel the most alive when I'm working hard, making a difference, and playing hard. Too bad working at Mega Corp offers none of these opportunities in balance. Most of the time it feels as if I'm only half alive. I find that the most fun I had were the two graduate school experiences. Those were impossibly difficult, extremely invigorating, and a ton of fun at the same time.
Malcolm Gladwell uses the phrase "autonomy, complexity, and fulfillment".

And no, it's not like "cheaper faster better". You have to have all three of the above to make it worth your effort.
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Malcolm Gladwell uses the phrase "autonomy, complexity, and fulfillment".

And no, it's not like "cheaper faster better". You have to have all three of the above to make it worth your effort.
How many will ever achieve that? The world needs drones.
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How many will ever achieve that? The world needs drones.
I am a former beekeeper. I often see "drone" used as you did, when what is meant is worker bee.

A drone lives for sex. If he is unlucky and doesn't score, he may live a horny frustrated life until summer ends. If he is lucky and gets some, he quickly dies a possibly sated but likely disillusioned fellow, as the queen hangs onto his johnson when she is done with him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drone_%28bee%29

Sorry for this excersion into pedantry, but it touches several interesting themes.

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I am a former beekeeper. I often see "drone" used as you did, when what is meant is worker bee.

A drone lives for sex. If he is unlucky and doesn't score, he may live a horny frustrated life until summer ends. If he is lucky and gets some, he quickly dies a possibly sated but likely disillusioned fellow, as the queen hangs onto his johnson when she is done with him.

Drone (bee) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sorry for this excersion into pedantry, but it touches several interesting themes.

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And after breeding season, the drones are no longer fed, and are pushed out of the hive.
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And after breeding season, the drones are no longer fed, and are pushed out of the hive.
I say, this is getting curioser and curioser! Is someone speaking to me in allegory?

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We refered to it as being retired on the job. Several of us were notified that our positions were being eliminated 6 - 7 months before they got around to walking us out. No assignments, managers in a distant building who just wanted us out of sight and not bothering them, paychecks still flowing in....... Interesting times.

That's when I found this forum and several financial oriented sites I'm still active with today. But even with the internet, things eventually got boring. I developed the technique of meeting folks out at lunch and just walking in with them as though I'd been there all day!
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Malcolm Gladwell uses the phrase "autonomy, complexity, and fulfillment".

And no, it's not like "cheaper faster better". You have to have all three of the above to make it worth your effort.
Thanks for the quote. I can see why most Mega Corp jobs don't give any kind of fulfillment. Heck, when I'm FI (again), I may consider doing an MBA without Borders project. At least my work will make the world better.

Not to be flippant, but I find that computer games offer more autonomy, complexity, and fulfillment than most jobs. Maybe that's why they still sell so well even in a recession.

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