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Realizing now I haven't posted on this thread in like a month lol oops. Anyways I've been having some good times these last few weeks. Last weekend I went to Blissfest with a bunch of my friends for my third time, which is a small but really incredible music festival up in northern michigan. The bands there are super diverse - blues, folk, reggae, funk, bluegrass, and plenty more - but it's all super high quality for how obscure the bands are.Had an incredible trip to Sturgeon Bay on Lake Michigan too there for one of the afternoons where we all dropped some acid and swam in the lake and climbed a sand dune. The lake had some crazy waves on it and we were able to go to this shallow sandbar a little bit off shore and just ride the waves back in as they came. Can't really do the experience justice in a paragraph here but it was definitely one of my favorite weekends of my life.

 

I also managed to apply for an apartment in Seattle this week! The landlord said that she really liked our applications and was just waiting on a couple more things to clear before we put our deposit down. [bleep] the Seattle housing market though for needing to come up with three months' rent for a deposit when I don't even start working for another month though lol. Still, it feels really good to take that step and I'm excited for the place - it seems really nice and is in a really nice area on Capitol Hill, which has the most vibrant nightlife supposedly even though the apartment is on a quieter street between two grocery stores. I'm incredibly thankful I found a roommate that already lives out there to handle most of the searching though because trying to figure this out on my own would be awful.

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Basically, as a "foreigner" you either need to praise the US or not say anything about it at all.

I feel like I should point out that you've jumped on us Americans (and Canadians) for the same with regards to other countries, though? I might be remembering it wrong but you've been pretty aggressive when we mentioned things that you yourself said about other countries, or even our own. It's hard not to get the impression that a lot of people are just looking for an excuse to go full flag-burning on everyone else for no real reason. Like, there's absolutely a right way to go about this conversation and none of us on any side seem interested in doing it.

 

That's just something I've noticed about the nationalism here: it feels like nobody's self-aware enough to realize that they're literally doing the same things they're attacking everyone else for, right down to the "I can attack my country because I know what's wrong with it but if you do it it's because you're some sort of inferior being from a failure of a country" angle. None of us are really even trying to be above that and it's kind of embarrassing :v

 

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Funny how bald eagles were nearly driven to extinction in the magnificent U S and A.

 

But enough about that. About the nationalistic thing, well I have to patriotic, cause there are only about a million of us in the whole world. If we ain't patriotic, we might aswell simply submit to the greater Russian Empire and they'd have whitewater ports they've always wanted.

 

We fought for our country and our country exists mainly to save and keep our culture, language and traditions, or to put it simply, nation in place. That is actually the main purpose of our country. Not freedom nor liberties nor anything. The good for our nation. Of course, freedom and liberties and that stuff comes right beside it. But without our country, our language is so meaningless. It has no purpose. It would just die out. And that ain't gonna happen, at least until I am around.

 

On another note, kids, stay in school. Not fun being a full-time employee. Not even in a large multinational IT corporation.


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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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On the other side of that, when I gave up uni and began full-time work, my quality of life increased immensely. Do what makes ya happy, kids.


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On the other side of that, when I gave up uni and began full-time work, my quality of life increased immensely. Do what makes ya happy, kids.

 

Yeah lol the times I've worked full-time have always been a lot less stressful than the times I've spent at school. It's just super nice not having to be responsible for your work while you're at home and actually having a good income. I'm just going to miss the social aspects honestly.

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I've been teaching for six weeks straight and I'm probably losing my mind but this week is different because I'm the most experienced so I'm actually the one running around telling people what to do and it's not normally how I do things, I'm always the one being told what to do so I'm tired out but I've had a blast in Italy and I'm due an amazing holiday with my favourite ever host family in two weeks time.

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I love this country that I hate to live in as much as I hate to love it! America!

 

And school isn't for everyone, I'd actually say work full time for a while before even applying


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Found out I can get dirt cheaply quality base for a desktop computer from discarded used computers in my workplace.

Gonna check out how good of a deal it will be tomorrow.


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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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Plot twist when you need a degree to land/hold a decent job.. :P


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Nobody realises how OP sales is. Tons of companies will hire you at age 18 without any experience, and tons of companies will pay you six figures after only about a years' worth of experience in sales


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Nobody realises how OP sales is. Tons of companies will hire you at age 18 without any experience, and tons of companies will pay you six figures after only about a years' worth of experience in sales

It takes a certain kind of person to be a salesman which, stereotypically, this kind of forum doesn't have. More importantly, it takes a certain kind of person to enjoy sales long term, which this kind of forum stereotypically doesn't have.

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I work at a fireworks store and make commission. Used to work at a grocery store and then Target so this is quite different

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Nobody realises how OP sales is. Tons of companies will hire you at age 18 without any experience, and tons of companies will pay you six figures after only about a years' worth of experience in sales

It takes a certain kind of person to be a salesman which, stereotypically, this kind of forum doesn't have. More importantly, it takes a certain kind of person to enjoy sales long term, which this kind of forum stereotypically doesn't have.

 

 

Being good at sales is pretty easy, its just practice. But then again my parents were both in sales so I've seen muggi's claims proven first hand, namely in their case high school diplomas and making over $100k a year (each) before the recession. That said I agree with you tylerelyt that sales [bleep]ing suck long term. 

 

Thats part of the reason I chose to get a CS degree to stay as far away from it as I can.

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Nobody realises how OP sales is. Tons of companies will hire you at age 18 without any experience, and tons of companies will pay you six figures after only about a years' worth of experience in sales

Sure because America is a youth-oriented culture. But after some number of years that job will inevitable end or the store will close, and it might be substantially harder to get the next job without some professional skills. I mean you can always go and acquire them if you save and spend money wisely but...society isn't exactly encouraging that.


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Nobody realises how OP sales is. Tons of companies will hire you at age 18 without any experience, and tons of companies will pay you six figures after only about a years' worth of experience in sales

It takes a certain kind of person to be a salesman which, stereotypically, this kind of forum doesn't have. More importantly, it takes a certain kind of person to enjoy sales long term, which this kind of forum stereotypically doesn't have.

 

 

I disagree. Just about anyone can learn sales. There's tons of great sales books out there in every bookstore, library, and free on the web. Most of the people at my first sales job started consistently making sales within about a week since they were naturally much more extroverted and social-savvy than I was. It took me about 4-6 weeks before I started seeing consistent results. Before that, I was struggling to make sales and I was on the verge of getting fired before things finally clicked.

 

Similar to the person who doesn't go to the gym because they're self-conscious about their body, and consequently remains self-conscious about their body because they don't go to the gym... A big reason I wanted to learn sales was because I knew it'd force me to develop really strong social and communication skills which I still lacked back then. If you feel that you'd be bad at sales, then that's why you should learn sales!

 

I agree that not everyone is fit for long-term sales though. And for those people, there's marketing :P

 

 

Nobody realises how OP sales is. Tons of companies will hire you at age 18 without any experience, and tons of companies will pay you six figures after only about a years' worth of experience in sales

Sure because America is a youth-oriented culture. But after some number of years that job will inevitable end or the store will close, and it might be substantially harder to get the next job without some professional skills. I mean you can always go and acquire them if you save and spend money wisely but...society isn't exactly encouraging that.

 

Sales and marketing are probably the safest, most stable careers there are. Sure you might have to switch jobs more frequently than other careers, however it will always be very easy to find a new job and very easy to match your previous income. If you don't work in sales at a company for over a decade, you'll get a lot of money from loyalty to the company, however you're going to have a very difficult time making that much money at a new job if something happens to you at your current company. Additionally, you have a massive advantage over everyone else if you choose to start your own business, as you already have the #1 skillset required for starting your own company (marketing and making sales) mastered by then.

 

Nothing happens until a sale is made. Salesmen and marketers are always in-demand and always given priority over other employees at every company because employees in other departments cost companies money; salesmen and marketers make companies money.


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Or you could be an FAE who works in sales and make bank with your skillset.


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“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

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MUGGI SELLING SALES JOBS TO FORMER RUNESCAPE PLAYERS

(in all seriousness) What do you sell?


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I reread Henry David Thoreau's 'Resistance to Civil Government' today after a terrible string of experiences with Windows 10.

 

My Windows 10 installation is (and soon, was) just used for games since I run FreeBSD. However, the incredibly poor task scheduling performance when running multiple programs on my hardware and obnoxious 'user friendly' security measures forced my hand. Going to collect some data (game captures) off the partition and then wipe it with a friendly message, rather than zeroes.

 

Somewhat related, do corporations count as an extension of the civil government since they own the legislative process? I believe they do, in an non-technical sense...


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My first sales job was at a marketing firm where I was cold approaching Walmart customers to sell them DirecTV. Now I'm in real estate.

 

The DirecTV job hired anyone who applied since it had an MLM-esque business model and paid 100% commission at around $115 per sale. You were expected to earn 6-7 sales/week. It was very easy to earn $30-40k/yr for the average salesman. The best salesman in our office (who was also the best in the country, conveniently for an eager student like me lol) made around $75k. A lot of people switched jobs to sell cars, real estate, phones, etc. since the only way to earn more money at that job was to quit selling and start your own branch and become a manager. Those who switched to management make around $200-400k/yr

 

The marketing company I worked for has several offices in most major US cities, always hiring anyone. They have different campaigns but they're almost all cold approach 100% commission with a high turnover rate, which is perfect for sales newbies. There's a residential door-to-door solar panel campaign, residential door-to-door AT&T campaign, commercial door-to-door office supplies campaign, cold approach Walmart customer DirecTV and Verizon campaigns... the list goes on.


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I also managed to apply for an apartment in Seattle this week! The landlord said that she really liked our applications and was just waiting on a couple more things to clear before we put our deposit down. [bleep] the Seattle housing market though for needing to come up with three months' rent for a deposit when I don't even start working for another month though lol. Still, it feels really good to take that step and I'm excited for the place - it seems really nice and is in a really nice area on Capitol Hill, which has the most vibrant nightlife supposedly even though the apartment is on a quieter street between two grocery stores. I'm incredibly thankful I found a roommate that already lives out there to handle most of the searching though because trying to figure this out on my own would be awful.

Nice, cap hill is a great place to live while you're young. it can get a little crazy around there, but yeah it's definitely the place for all the young hip people (such as myself !) to be. also check out wallingford, which is near u-district, for a more subdued but still fun bar scene. i've been bar hopping there a lot recently. hmu if you ever want any more seattle recommendations or need a new drinking/pokemon go buddy! 

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My dad used to sell cars before he retired and he made twice as much as I'll ever make

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I also managed to apply for an apartment in Seattle this week! The landlord said that she really liked our applications and was just waiting on a couple more things to clear before we put our deposit down. [bleep] the Seattle housing market though for needing to come up with three months' rent for a deposit when I don't even start working for another month though lol. Still, it feels really good to take that step and I'm excited for the place - it seems really nice and is in a really nice area on Capitol Hill, which has the most vibrant nightlife supposedly even though the apartment is on a quieter street between two grocery stores. I'm incredibly thankful I found a roommate that already lives out there to handle most of the searching though because trying to figure this out on my own would be awful.

Nice, cap hill is a great place to live while you're young. it can get a little crazy around there, but yeah it's definitely the place for all the young hip people (such as myself !) to be. also check out wallingford, which is near u-district, for a more subdued but still fun bar scene. i've been bar hopping there a lot recently. hmu if you ever want any more seattle recommendations or need a new drinking/pokemon go buddy! 

 

 

Yeah dude I'll definitely hit you up once I get out there! I'm just less than a month away from my move and will definitely be in need of all of those things ahaha

 

Anyways, had a really good day today, I started the day off in kind of a shitty mood due to a couple awkward situations that happened with some friends over the weekend but I ended up getting korean food and going to a happy hour at a microbrewery (which was pretty delicious I must say) and it was a really awesome time and I'm feeling a lot better now. After that I ended up going out to some bars for another friend's birthday, which was really fun for a Monday night haha. Definitely feeling a lot better tonight than I did before haha.

 

And to put icing on the cake, one of my friends hit me up today to tell me that she ended up scoring free tickets to see Disclosure next week and wanted to bring me along with her. SO [bleep]ING HYPE FOR THIS

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I sell trees, if I made 3% commission I'd be making well over $20 an hour most days. Made a $7,500 sale one day within 15 minutes of showing up. But I guess retail is a bit different than phone sales, because you get people walking in who are going to buy something regardless.

 

you sell weed? :P

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