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Re: How is your career going?

Post by tjg_marantz » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:33 am

TheMix wrote:
Jaymann wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:27 am
Watch Fucking Hosers?
Assuming that you are seriously asking, WFH = Working From Home.
I think he was and thanks for clarifying :)
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Re: How is your career going?

Post by Jaymann » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:32 am

tjg_marantz wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:33 am
TheMix wrote:
Jaymann wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:27 am
Watch Fucking Hosers?
Assuming that you are seriously asking, WFH = Working From Home.
I think he was and thanks for clarifying :)
I should have gotten it from context, but it stumped me.
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Re: How is your career going?

Post by Jeff V » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:17 am

Ever since my company divested itself of its print and mail logistics unit, my boss has been hinting at reorganization within our region. After expansions and consolidations over the past couple of years, my peer now has twice the locations (41 vs. 21) and staff (15 v. 7). As a result, I'm always done with my projects early while he is constantly waiting until the last second.

A couple of options were discussed during a meeting the other day. One simply transfers the state of Michigan (6 locations, 2 techs) to me and all of Indiana (a couple of additional locations including a plant in the middle of nowhere, no additional techs). The other, which my boss is favoring, is far more dramatic. In addition to the above changes, this plan reallocates northern Illinois (net gain of 8 locations and 2 techs) but has me and a peer essentially trade places when it comes to our primary location. I work out of a building that is the IT headquarters plus houses a number of C-level execs, including the CEO. I would be moving to a printing plant. The commute difference would be on average 5 minutes (2 miles) longer, but my peer says I could probably WFH a lot. While the drastic change of environment would be akin to starting a new job, the stress would be mitigated somewhat by not being in the same office with my boss every day. My peer, OTOH, would get that bit of stress, plus inherit the two most problematic techs in our group plus see his commute increase 25 minutes each way. In a private discussion, he told me he'd like to keep his best tech (one of the best, if not the best, in the company) so I suggested a further change where I would keep one of my current techs as well as a pre-media location that he supports.

We'll see what happens. The plan, once finalized, needs to be approved by the director and senior director, but this is the sort of thing they'd get all excited about.

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Re: How is your career going?

Post by Grifman » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:54 pm

Mine is over and I'm pretty happy, happy, happy! :)
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Re: How is your career going?

Post by Jeff V » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:22 pm

Grifman wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:54 pm
Mine is over and I'm pretty happy, happy, happy! :)
Wife is still trying to convince me this could be us some day. Last week, she asks, "can we move to the Philippines?" I told her that to match our current salaries, we would need to make about 750,000 pesos per year. To put things in perspective, she told me once a bank president makes about 360,000. :P Cheaper cost of living doesn't count as long as we have debts incurred with USD. She then clarified and said "when we retire." I'm pretty sure I'll be dead first, and as long as I'm still actively employed, she ought to get enough of an insurance payout to do whatever she wants.

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Re: How is your career going?

Post by Tao » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:59 pm

I am three years from eligibility, one second... :lol: :lol: :lol: . My plan is to stick around for another 10 years, my boss keeps saying he is leaving in 2022 and that he is laying the groundwork for me to step in to his position, that would potentially give me about 7 or 8 years as a 15. My wife, on the other hand, continually tells everyone, myself included and with complete sincerity, that she fully expects I should remain healthy enough to continue working until I am 72. :grund: Of course that is all contingent upon the government re-opening at some point. :tjg:
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Re: How is your career going?

Post by RMC » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:30 pm

My boss plans to retire in two years, and I am the Heir apparent for his position. But two years is a long time, and I am sure some new bright and shiny manager will show up and give me a run for my money for the director's position. Only 2 directors spots in my current chain of command, and I only qualify for one of them, as you have to be a clinician for the other one. I could make a jump to other areas for those director jobs, I guess, and I keep myself involved with.

So if I got his position, then I can see myself finishing my career at that level and with the same hospital system until I retire, about 20 years or so...
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Re: How is your career going?

Post by Kraken » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:35 pm

Assuming that I pass a tryout next week, I will have finally lined up a regular client for a very reliable 10 hours per week. The worst thing about freelance has been its irregular nature -- I might get a smattering of small jobs one month, then go a month with no work at all, then get a big project the next month, and so on. Workload and income are both highly unpredictable. This job would change that. And they didn't balk at my $50/hr quote, so I'll be making more money than I've made in years.

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Re: How is your career going?

Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:59 pm

:shock:
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Re: How is your career going?

Post by stessier » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:05 pm

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:shock:
Hopefully that is a reaction to Kraken and not something bad for you.

Or maybe you just got the promoted big?
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Re: How is your career going?

Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:06 pm

It was a reaction to his hourly rate.
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Re: How is your career going?

Post by Jeff V » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:45 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:06 pm
It was a reaction to his hourly rate.
Yeah, it is kind of low, that's about what I averaged writing part time for computer game mags 15 years ago. But if it's an easy enough gig, why not. It's something to do besides watching Oprah and you still don't need to put pants on.

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Re: How is your career going?

Post by dfs » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:57 pm

Not to make kraken blush, but yes that's a low rate and in this day and age folks may still undercut it.

Nasty world for freelancers out there.

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Re: How is your career going?

Post by Kraken » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:47 pm

I go as low as $25/hr for simple proofreads, like the one I'm doing for Wife's current project. I charge $75 when someone asks for higher-level judgment calls (document organization, extensive rewriting, etc).

I haven't edited since I got out of college, and I never did it professionally. My skills are still good, but my credentials are nonexistent. I intend to raise my rates after I build a stable of regular clients and get more references and referrals. I need to become their go-to guy before I can raise my prices. This new job will be a great foundation for that.

Curio City only ever paid me around $5/hr, so making 10x as much feels like Easy Street.

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Re: How is your career going?

Post by tjg_marantz » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:30 am

Congrats !
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