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Old 06-29-2016, 11:14 AM   #1
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Getting FIREd up

If this short story doesn't get you FIREd up, not sure what will.

(hopefully posting links is okay).

I have had my share of jobs that just took way too much of my time. Kids grow up fast and lost time can not be bought.

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Old 06-29-2016, 11:27 AM   #2
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I could make 50% more if I commuted to SF. No thanks

DS negotiated 2 days in office / 3 telecommute and took a salary reduction for it. But he has a 12 yo (step but ours), soon to be 3 yo, and 6 mo

Education gives you bargaining chips

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Old 06-29-2016, 11:44 AM   #3
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As I read that story.. I was thinking how short of hours they guy worked. I've heard stories like this many times.

Below actually happened... not as touching though.

One day at lunch when I was working and the boss was out with us I asked how this other employee got to work 30 hours a week. The boss noted the is cost a lot. You have to give up 25% of pay, vacation time accrued more slowly, etc.
One of the engineers with us laughed and noted I could get a big hourly pay increase if I switched to 30 hour weeks. I asked if you could work 3 10 hours days. I should have asked if 2 15 hour days a week would work...
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Old 06-29-2016, 03:21 PM   #4
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Occasionally I dress up (ie wear something other than shorts) and my kids scream "no daddy!! you aren't getting a job are you?!?!".

Biggest endorsement for "Best Dad Ever" one can get.

No way I'd trade thousands of hours of my time every year just for tens of thousands of dollars.
Retired in 2013 at age 33. Keeping busy reading, blogging, relaxing, gaming, and enjoying the outdoors with my wife and 3 kids (6, 11, and 13).
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