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Re: Natural Born Losers
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2014, 08:13:08 AM »

The problem with many people is lack of discipline and no long term thinking skills.



+1. I've lost count of how many people I've known over the years who made roughly the $$ I made, lived beyond their means on credit cards and big purchases, and ended up losing their butts (and homes, in some cases).  It's crazy. A little self discipline never hurt anybody that I'm aware of.

+2 - People see my house and make snide comments about how nice it must be to be loaded, even though we're making the same kind of money. Meanwhile, they're driving a new BMW every 2 years, paying craploads of credit card debt, living in an overpriced apartment, etc. Here I am driving an 11-year old pickup, and have the house I do because I'm not stupid with my money and was able to pounce when the real estate bubble popped.
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« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2014, 08:17:28 AM »
The other thing I should have mentioned is this particular person ruined 12K+ worth of beer on Monday by trying to clean a tank that had beer in it.
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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2014, 08:19:22 AM »
The other thing I should have mentioned is this particular person ruined 12K+ worth of beer on Monday by trying to clean a tank that had beer in it.

WTF.  Sorry to hear that. What a f-up.
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Re: Natural Born Losers
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2014, 09:10:39 AM »
Wow, sorry to hear about that.  Personally, that's a terminable loss but I don't know your labor market.

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Re: Natural Born Losers
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2014, 10:26:02 AM »
The other thing I should have mentioned is this particular person ruined 12K+ worth of beer on Monday by trying to clean a tank that had beer in it.

Ouch!
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« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2014, 11:08:17 AM »
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Re: Natural Born Losers
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2014, 09:26:40 AM »
Yeah, well this guy makes $10 an hour, no insurance and no house and crashes on peoples sofas or whatever gal he is hooking up with at the time. He does have an iPhone though and lots of debt I'm sure to go along. But I'm not sure how you get to be 37 years up in life and still live like you just flunked out of high school.

Is he by chance a drummer in a band?
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« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2014, 12:06:42 PM »

Yeah, well this guy makes $10 an hour, no insurance and no house and crashes on peoples sofas or whatever gal he is hooking up with at the time. He does have an iPhone though and lots of debt I'm sure to go along. But I'm not sure how you get to be 37 years up in life and still live like you just flunked out of high school.

Is he by chance a drummer in a band?

He's not that talented.
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Re: Natural Born Losers
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2014, 12:21:33 PM »

Yeah, well this guy makes $10 an hour, no insurance and no house and crashes on peoples sofas or whatever gal he is hooking up with at the time. He does have an iPhone though and lots of debt I'm sure to go along. But I'm not sure how you get to be 37 years up in life and still live like you just flunked out of high school.

Is he by chance a drummer in a band?
He's not that talented.

So then he IS a drummer?  ;)
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Re: Natural Born Losers
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2014, 07:10:52 PM »

Yeah, well this guy makes $10 an hour, no insurance and no house and crashes on peoples sofas or whatever gal he is hooking up with at the time. He does have an iPhone though and lots of debt I'm sure to go along. But I'm not sure how you get to be 37 years up in life and still live like you just flunked out of high school.

Is he by chance a drummer in a band?
He's not that talented.

So then he IS a drummer?  ;)
All the drummers I've known have been exceptionally talented... at getting fired, getting speeding tickets, locking their keys in the car, etc
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« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2014, 07:33:07 PM »

Yeah, well this guy makes $10 an hour, no insurance and no house and crashes on peoples sofas or whatever gal he is hooking up with at the time. He does have an iPhone though and lots of debt I'm sure to go along. But I'm not sure how you get to be 37 years up in life and still live like you just flunked out of high school.

Is he by chance a drummer in a band?
He's not that talented.

So then he IS a drummer?  ;)
All the drummers I've known have been exceptionally talented... at getting fired, getting speeding tickets, locking their keys in the car, etc

But I assume they. Were talented at drumming? At least?
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Re: Natural Born Losers
« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2014, 08:06:05 PM »
I have observed that in today's work force, bosses have fewer requirements

1. Show up on time
2. Stay all day
3. Don't steal
4. Do you know anything at all

If you are really good at a three of those you can fudge on one of them.

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Re: Natural Born Losers
« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2014, 08:23:25 PM »
I have observed that in today's work force, bosses have fewer requirements

1. Show up on time
2. Stay all day
3. Don't steal
4. Do you know anything at all

If you are really good at a three of those you can fudge on one of them.

That's no joke. It's not fair to over generalize, but many of the early 20-somethings I work around give you 2 of the 4, if you're lucky.
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Re: Natural Born Losers
« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2014, 09:49:50 PM »
And then they want pats on the back and bonuses or raises when they give you those 2.  28 years in the restaurant industry has soured me on the work ethic of anyone younger than I am. I was washing dishes and paying rent to my parents at 15 years old. Think I have a pretty high standard and struggled with staff at times simply because if that!


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Re: Natural Born Losers
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2014, 11:07:59 PM »
Wow. I used to visit here to learn to brew better beer.
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