Personal Work Is For Suckers

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  1. Bürgermeister of T-City

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    I'm taking a sabbatical, AMA.
    :cheers:

    Off work for the next 10 weeks, starting Monday. I came in to the lab 'farmer early' today to wrap up some coding on a software project and set up a slew of meetings to make sure all of my coverage is ready to takeover. Then I'm taking lunch at the titty bar with work friends and going home for a nap.

    Mostly going to work on some home projects and be a stay-at-home dad, kids are 2/4/6. My sister is coming out for Thanksgiving and we'll go to Sedona and the Grand Canyon. In December I'll take the family to PDX to re-connect with some friends. And I'll probably make a trip out to SoCal for a week by myself.

    I also have a start-up opportunity, so I'll be doing a Business Model Canvas or two...but probably not until I'm done vegetating for a week or two. :) There's an outside chance I'll decide to full-time as a stay-at-home dad, because my wife has the same undergrad degrees that I do...but this sabbatical is part of what employees at my company call "The Golden Handcuffs".

    Just too many bennies and too much pay to try other pastures.
    But this ol' cow is still eye-ballin the electric fence...
     
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  2. RaginCajun

    RaginCajun Undefeated in i don't know what

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    Tell your sister I said hi.[​IMG]
     
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  3. Grateful Dude

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    Enjoy it, brotha.

    Make every single day count, and this sabbatical will be worthwhile.
     
  4. Bürgermeister of T-City

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    she's not in to chicks.

    but I'll tell her.
     
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  5. RaginCajun

    RaginCajun Undefeated in i don't know what

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    Did you just assume my gender?
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  6. Lars

    Lars Most Valued Member

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    Good for you buddy. Let me know if being a stay at home parent is indeed the hardest job on the planet.

    I’ve been thinking of retiring in the next two years and
    Moving further into the forest
     
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  7. Bürgermeister of T-City

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    i deduced it.
     
  8. ShatsBassoon

    ShatsBassoon Epstein didn't kill himself
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    3 kids IS work lol! Wife is ready to pop, due date Nov. 5th Just started a 5 unit building, seven days a week for this sucker!
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  9. ShatsBassoon

    ShatsBassoon Epstein didn't kill himself
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    Couple days ago, the guy in the picture took a small spill off the foundation and shit his pants! :pileofpoop:
     
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    Wild TMMAC's Most Handsome Admin
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    I love vacations that are a minimum of 2 weeks because it takes 3-4 days to wind down, and if you only have a week off, it's really only like having 3-4 days off. Enjoy it @Filthy@Filthy!
     
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  11. Bürgermeister of T-City

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    One of the start-ups I'm modeling is in construction. But modular, not stick-build.
     
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    Modular is da way of da future buds
     
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    Lol
     
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  14. The Boatman

    The Boatman <------=<
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    Haha
    Having worked a couple decades of construction myself I have countless pants shitting stories...luckily only two of them are about me pooping
     
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  15. JonJonesBeard

    JonJonesBeard The Face That Runs the Place

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    Thread title: "Work is for suckers"

    Post subject: "Stuff I'm doing on a lengthy vacation and my plan to go back to work"

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  16. Bürgermeister of T-City

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    i enjoy Business Modeling, so it's kind of fun for me.

    and I'm a narcissistic hypocrite.

    gonna be really gratifying to do not-my-job work on sabbatical.
     
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  18. Bürgermeister of T-City

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    apparently my out-of-office reply for sabbatical has caused some folks in my industry to assume that I'm available to do consultant work.

    a couple even hit my cell phone.
     
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  19. JonJonesBeard

    JonJonesBeard The Face That Runs the Place

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    and there you are, working while you're not working again.
     
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  20. Bürgermeister of T-City

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    the CEO of a 'David' company drove 5 hrs out of his way to have lunch with me. The 'Goliath' in that segment left me a VM.

    I'm not returning calls, but I ain't turning down a free lunch. :)
     
  21. JonJonesBeard

    JonJonesBeard The Face That Runs the Place

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    No such thing.
     
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  22. Jack Skellington.

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    Define "David company"?
     
  23. Bürgermeister of T-City

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    15% of the market, 'Goliath' probably has > 50%.

    but also David and Goliath like this...

     
  24. Shang Tsong2

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    I had two months off work. As I was leaving my boss was like "but leave your phone on we might need you in some calls". I said well I might be shitfaced.

    He knew I was serious
     
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  25. Bürgermeister of T-City

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    spoke to a good friend about this...looks like it's time to schedule a Sit Down with the Cmdr and talk numbers and strategy.
    If I went down this path, she'd be working full-time for the wage and bennies.
     
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