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They are not coming for us are they sir?
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Perhaps, but I wield top tier Prime gear with a trinket for common sense boosts.
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do we need trigger warning in this thread or something ?




@dulun18 -- you backed off already ?

i was about to step in and do the "TELLING" for you but this user beat me to it... but i'll also add my 2 cents

if your current job can't support you

1- go back to school! pursue higher education!
2- get a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc..JOB
3- MOVE!
4- go cry to your parents
5- go cry to your boyfriend/girlfriend/wife/husband/son/daughter
6- apply for welfare
7- reduce expenses
8- make other sacrifices



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So many reactives >>
So, my job works for me. I've made my life sustainable.
Get yer underwear out of a wad and stop being rude about my job.
If you want or need the job you'll take it and commute.
Don't act like you wouldn't.
Also, be willing to do the job you agree to. That includes getting there.
Can't complain about something you fully agreed to >>;
Wear and tear on your car is tax deductible for work purposes.
New vehicles are generally a poor financial move.
A slightly used car, even one year older, has already had that baseline depreciation in value.
Original owner took that hit when they signed the papers for it.
If you're not willing to drive two hours, which is better than walking two hours like I had to, don't apply to a job outside your bloody range.
Use common sense and don't forget to extricate your underwear.

As far as the cost we get from hospitals vs what the insurance companies get is insane.
The disparity is huge.
Some of the most profitable businesses are non profit hospitals.
Nobody should pay out the nose for, not even kidding, tylenol.
My itemized bill and what it cost my insurance... the difference was astounding.
35k vs 1.5k just for one of the tems<my total wouldve be about 65k>


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Posted 7/10/17 , edited 7/10/17

Rujikin wrote:


dulun18 wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:

Amazon is known for underpaying people.
No surprise really.


Amazon vs Wal-mart. which is worst ?


Amazon does give good benefits...

Walmart shits on you every step of the way.

I'd say Walmart based on people I know working there.


From what I hear, amazon has very high and strict expectations. This may be more focused on their warehouse employees because they promise some customers that their package can be delivered in as little as 1 - 2 days of placing the order though. Haven't really done a lot of research on the topic.

As a software developer, I was warned to watch out for contracts that prevent employees from leaving if better opportunities arise as well, but for a customer service employee, that probably wouldn't be a thing.
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Whenever money is involved, the location of the individual becomes the biggest factor.

For example, since May 2017, the minimum wage where I live raised from $10.75 to $11.25 per hour. That's in Canadian Dollars. I'm now paid $11.50 per hour (was at $11) at my job in a grocery store. (We have a syndicate in place which explain why we're not at the minimal wage.)

This might seem relatively high for some, but here... 1 meal at a restaurant that includes an average portion of fries, a burger and a carbonated drink is around 8$ + taxes (around $9.20 total). This means that in 1 day of 8 hours of work, you actually get around 7 hours of pay while the remaining 1 hours is already spend on your lunch unless you're saving by always making everything yourself (and buying the ingredient in bulk).

A Trio at a McDonald starts at $9 + taxes for a basic Big Mac.

I'm not even counting the transport cost or rent or general cost of living. As I am (no child and alone), I'm living in an average 3.5 apartment and the overall cost of living (rent + services + food + little bit of cloth I must buy) is around $1000 per month as a start. Mine is at $1200 per month because I got an high student loan to pay back. Out of the $11.50 I get per hour, I actually get approx. $10.20 because the rest is automatically removed in advance for taxes and regimes. (At the end of the year, anyone who paid income taxes too much gets his money refunded during the middle of the next year.)
Posted 7/11/17

AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:
i was about to step in and do the "TELLING" for you but this user beat me to it... but i'll also add my 2 cents

if your current job can't support you


I think the conversation declined into something that it wasn't intended to do so, somewhere along the line. ravenskyfire had it right when they said, "So many reactives." There have been a fair amount of people on this thread that have stated their concerns with their current working conditions and other people reacted to their comments (for better or worse).

Not to sound like I'm nitpicking or attacking you, AnimeAddictANN69 - I agree that some of your stated options are true. Going back to school, getting additional jobs, reduce expenses, making other sacrifices ... these are all pretty solid options. The rest seemed reactive to the knee-jerk reaction of serifsansserif when he mistook what dunlun18 was trying to say (he took it as a literal statement instead of a question [hypothetical or otherwise]).

I do think that some people give up a little too easily when it comes to finding something that matches the economy of their area. On the Wikipedia page that serifsansserif linked about the highest-income counties in the US, my hometown is on there (and the nearest county to it) - St. Mary's County, MD and Charles County, MD. This wasn't always the case, as these used to be farm-only areas. Now that PAX Naval-Air Force Base had people transferred to it and it became a more active base, the salaries of the area skyrocketed (working at Subway on the base equals $25 per hour / while working on Subway less than 2 miles away, off-base, is $7.25 an hour - as an example). The funny thing to me about that list is that the majority of those counties are actually close to Washington D.C. (and thus, why these salaries are so high).

The thing about these counties is that the cost of living is substantially higher than in most areas. Alas, this is kind of how I get around myself. I'm living in Raleigh, NC (which doesn't have that high of a median household income) - yet, the company I work for has their main office in Montgomery County, MD. Because the median household income is higher, they pay me more. I'm taxed less in NC and cost of living is lower here than in Maryland. It's a simple equation. Work remote for somewhere with a higher median household income or average salary, you get paid that salary in most cases even if you live in an area where your salary would be lower and you'd pay more taxes on said salary.

This is why we go back to what AnimeAddictANN69 said: Move!. If you're working from home, remotely, your salary shouldn't adjust other than increase if you move to a state that has a lower state tax rate. That is, of course, the company you're working for actually has tax codes for the state that you're moving to (this had been an issue I experienced when I lived in London but worked for the same company - and when I moved here, our CFO had to get tax codes for North Carolina).

As for the commute aspect of the thread: it's a fact of life. Not everyone is going to find a reasonable job that will let you work from home. Some are doing multiple jobs from home just to make a reasonable living. In the last decade, remote working has become more of a thing (ironically, the company I work for encourages and assists in this market drastically). Even so, it's not always going to be an option. I'm actually looking to change my job to one where I commute simply because of the benefits of going somewhere outside of my home to work (though, I guess I could convince the company I work for to pay for a coworking space if I were so inclined..). There are pros and cons to both (remote working and commute-based working).

The only reason I'm working so hard these days is because I want to retire in two years. I have several jobs (only two of the four are remote) and one is a seasonal job (I file taxes for those with high incomes whereas TurboTax wouldn't necessarily be a smart method of doing so). I don't have to work as hard as I do. But it's just been my work ethic. At the end of the day, if whatever you're doing works for you - let it work for you. I don't see much of a point to attack or get defensive about it.
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I there's a glitch with the notification system of this forums

anyway, I decided to step in because I'm getting the ultra alpha male vibes from the guy. I believe it started here in this thread.-- jumping to the public wi-fi thread, tax thread and the losing whole generation to gaming thread, etc..

Did you see the click bait thread? The way i see it, There's some punk who targeted another user after he thought dulun18 "telling" him what to do? so he started the witch hunt.. It's more ironic coming from a guy who called people "paranoid" and using "fuck". I guess we know it's serious talk when he/she throwing "fuck" around.

I stepped in to do the telling since dulun18 backed out. There's no reason to afraid of some punk on the net or real life when you didn't break any rule/law.

It's true. The thread is getting off topic

1- go back to school! pursue higher education!
2- get a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc..JOB
3- MOVE!
4- go cry to your parents
5- go cry to your boyfriend/girlfriend/wife/husband/son/daughter
6- apply for welfare
7- reduce expenses
8- make other sacrifices


MOVE!-- i didn't mean move out of state and we are not talking about working from home anymore. There are jobs around here that will pay $3000-$4000 more in one city vs the other. They are neighbor cities that are around 20-30 minutes drive . The cost of living is also lower too like 9.1% sale tax vs 7.8% sale tax, etc..

cry to your parents/boyfriend/girlfriend/wife/husband/son/daughter -- i guess you took this as an attack ? i'm sure you heard of millennial moving back home ? The US is an individualistic community type comparing to some of the countries in Europe and Asia. One of the many ways to cut down living expenses is to live with others. It's no different than having roommates to share the cost of rent. etc..

Well, I think i could just put MAKE SACRIFICES should be sufficient for telling.







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Thanks for the assist! Animeaddictann69 I didn't think it was worth it so i didn't bother. Don't worry about . I'm in the middle of the BI as well... so.. I'm trying to be on my best behavior!!

back to topic-- Working from home

My friends and family members are starting to call me "shut in" now. It's because i rarely go outside now a day. I'll go out around 8-10PM for my run though.

I don't need to refill gas for my car as often anymore, maybe every 2-3 months!! One of my cars' battery died today :/ It's probably because of the rain and me not using it for too long.
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Interne is pretty much one of the utilities now aday-- especially if you are working from home. If they want you to pay $10 extra for every 50GB over 1TB then they should do the same for every hour in return for lost wage when the service is down during your assigned work hours

Chandler woman has unusual problem with internet service
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF9DMXH3oHI
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I see. No problem. I'm in the "in your face" type of person so NEVER BACK DOWN!! Alpha/Beta/Omega or whatever crap people are calling themselves now a day..


anyway, I think working from home should be a trend. You know they have those Video call now a a day too right ? You just need a quite place in your house and you can work from home that way. There's no need to drive to and from work. You will cut down on travel expenses+ car maintenance/repairs while saving time!

What's the typical time people would spend on driving to work ? not to mention the time prepare to look nice before going to work

i would say we wasted at least 1 hr or more just to get ready and going to work each day-- if you can turn that 1 hr into work then it's an extra hour of work each day-- in a month -- it will add up

for climate change activists-- we reduce CO2 while having less people on the road as well!!

it's a win-win situation pretty much

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ravenskyfire wrote:

It's definitely worth having as a back up or spare time job.
Minimum 1 hr per pay period required to keep your position. A Max of 40 a week. It's extended to a Max of 60 this week, again.
Training is paid and is about 50 hrs total.
It's also a good way to make yourself mobile.
Which would be a good solution for your time off to interview issue, Dark.
Also a great fall back just in case something happens.
If I didn't have this job, I'd be super boned.
I had back surgery a month ago, I haven't been able to walk for almost a year. Getting slowly better after.
I tried going back to some of my fall back skills before it got crippling. Tires, alignments, minor repairs, store associate..
Couldn't make it.
I'd be in the middle of nowhere between two other middle of nowheres and in huge medical debt because I wouldn't be able to afford insurance, and living with/off my grandpa. Which he'd be fairly happy with lol Grandparents raised me on a small farm.
I'd be stuck with no job and none around to be had.
I suppose, if I moved to California and switched to their virtual center, my pay would be increased to 15 an HR.


Check out the cost of living in Cali. Rent there is like 4X what my rent is. I only spend about half my check on bills the other half is free for me to use however I want!
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dulun18 wrote:

http://www.stayathome.com/amazon-is-now-hiring-5000-work-from-home-employees


http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/17/amazon-is-hiring-5000-remote-workers-this-year--but-theres-a-catch.html



personally, i think more people should be able to work from home if they can do the same work at home instead of having to flood the streets driving to and from work-- i'm sure we can use the time wasted for commute more effectively + reduce the carbon footprint.


i thought $15/hr is the new standard :? so $10/hr Amazon ?





I'm at home and I don't have to work! Because I'm Roman Emperor, I'm Marcus Octavius.. If I want to get paid more all I have to do is raise taxes some more! :D

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I'm at home and I don't have to work! Because I'm Roman Emperor, I'm Marcus Octavius.. If I want to get paid more all I have to do is raise taxes some more! :D



home and not working..

there are a few scenarios come to mind-- being a roman emperor is not one of them
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AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:



anyway, I think working from home should be a trend. You know they have those Video call now a a day too right ? You just need a quite place in your house and you can work from home that way. There's no need to drive to and from work. You will cut down on travel expenses+ car maintenance/repairs while saving time!

What's the typical time people would spend on driving to work ? not to mention the time prepare to look nice before going to work

i would say we wasted at least 1 hr or more just to get ready and going to work each day-- if you can turn that 1 hr into work then it's an extra hour of work each day-- in a month -- it will add up

for climate change activists-- we reduce CO2 while having less people on the road as well!!

it's a win-win situation pretty much



Did you know that in China people are only allowed to drive their car 6 days out of the week based on license plate? I learned of this during the tour in China. I'm guessing they have too many cars on the road.
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