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  • ArrrCee
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    I don't understand why you don't just give programming a try? If you're that talented at it, you can always give it a shot and if it doesn't work out for you, you can move on.

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  • MadGypsy
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    hmmm, you're right. I will look into that today.

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  • Dilligaf
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    I think there are a few places on the net to do freelance "tech" stuff, programming, web design, stuff like that. I've never looked into them or if there's even any money to be made there. Doesn't cost anything to look into it I suppose...

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  • MadGypsy
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    @With your attitude you'll find something.

    Man sometimes I don't know if I'm coming or going (lol). There are people here that straight up hate my guts and others with the complete opposite opinion. It seems there is a decent handful of regulars that have a lot of belief in me, belief I didn't realize existed here. You people give me power to do the very things that you believe I can do.

    @do what you love

    That's actually why I have waited so long to even bother getting serious. I don't know what I love. I love to program but, I don't think I love to program for a living. My style of programming is far less structured than what a professional environment would encompass. I already did the performer/entertainer thing and all I ended up with was a drug/alcohol habit, 10 years of misery and $35,000 in surgery to stop me from dieing at a slow rate which was faster than the rate we are all dieing at.

    I have carpentry, paint and plumbing skills but I almost have to sell them for a buck to get a job. I have FULL restaurant skills from the front to back door but I come too dynamic and unbelievable and bosses aren't prepared to pay me what I'm worth. It's like, they don't want to lose me but, they don't want to pay. I actually half-heartedly went on some bullshit interview today and I was just waaay too over the top. Too ready, too prepared. I think I scared the shit out of the lady (lol) she probably thought I was on speed. I can't help it, I am an explosion of ready. Sometimes that's good, other times it would probably be better to kind of suck at something.

    I've been here before. Well I've been where I am on my way to before. Right now, bills are paid, decent money to fall back on, no real worries but that is gonna change fast once next months bills come. They'll get paid for sure but, if I don't have a job the following month might get tricky. And that will bring me to "where I have been before". The funny thing is, it's almost like being born again or something. Like I have to relinquish most of what I've built up (a sacrifice if you will) before miracles happen.

    The third to last last time it got like that I was sitting in my house, kind of stressing and a jolt went through me like lightning "GET UP NOW AND LEAVE! NOW! GO!". I had no fuckin clue where I was going. I walked to the corner, turned it, walked a block or so and WHAM out of nowhere a friend I hadn't seen in a bit stops me "Dude! You want a bad-ass job? My boss is hiring and I am positive he will hire you. Just say yes. It'll be awesome."

    I worked for Philip Borges for almost 5 years. Went from $9 to $10 in the first week and quit at $22 about 5 years later to form my own company. Forming that company was another similar story. Looking and looking for a house to paint, everything got real low monetarily. I went to get coffee and saw one of Phil's old clients. He understood that Phil was the boss, I'm the guy that painted his mothers house. I told him I was going freelance. He paid me $19,860 to do a full exterior renovation on his sisters rental property.

    This is my life. Build it up, break it down, magic miracle job from nowhere. Even my very last job at Traceys was a similar situation. I'm not gonna tell the story cause I just told the gist of it twice.

    Thank you for your words of support and confidence.

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  • Dilligaf
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    With your attitude you'll find something. My advice is do something you love and you'll never work a day in your life. I know that's cliche but it's also true. I've tried to get my son to do something musically but he doesn't want to "work" at his hobby either. He can listen to any song and play it on a guitar. Some kind of savant... Or some shit like that. Has more raw talent for things like that than anyone I've ever seen, but doesn't want to make a living at it. He's in his first year of college and he's changed his mind three or four times as to what he wants to do. His latest endeavor is chemical engineering. We'll see how that goes.

    It ain't all about the money. Do what you love and the money will come.

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  • Phenom
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    Originally posted by MadGypsy View Post
    @phenom

    You should read more than the first 2 or 3 posts.



    Unless you are congratulating me on quitting a sucky job before I waste my time???

    Yeah! Fuck that job!

    hehe

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  • MadGypsy
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    @phenom

    You should read more than the first 2 or 3 posts.

    Yesterday I went to this job and I didn't even stay through lunch.

    1) Absolutely no air-conditioning in the kitchen and this joint is running 3 pizza ovens, 2 friers, a grill, a flat-top, a regular oven and a broiler. It was like 200 summin in the kitchen. I can take the heat. I'm not putting my health at risk just to make some fucking burgers.
    2) They do not supply you with aprons
    3) You have to pay for your meals (wtf!?)
    4) apparently they have a very high turn-over, with as much as 3 and 4 people quitting a WEEK
    5) apparently the boss likes to yell in peoples faces just because he is having a bad day (If nothing else I quit to avoid jail cause I would break his fucking mouth if he did this shit to me)
    6) Not only does the kitchen receive NO tips but the oyster shucker position that I was going to PT there, also receives no tips.
    7) I was expected to hide behind a dumpster to smoke a cigarette...lol! I laughed in his face so hard. I can understand smoking out of the view of customers....but behind a dumpster? Fuck no! I also didn't smoke behind the dumpster and dared him with unsaid energy to tell me something about it. All the kitchen staff huddled up behind a dumpster to smoke like scared rats, in fear of losing there completely bullshit job. I'm not the one. I only follow rules that aren't demeaning and stupid. Customers don't have to smoke behind a dumpster so, I don't either.
    almost the entire kitchen staff was really low educated, ghetto types. I can't work with these people. I'm not talking about colors. I dont give a fuck what someones color is. I'm talking about ignorant people period.
    Unless you are congratulating me on quitting a sucky job before I waste my time???
    Last edited by MadGypsy; 05-06-2015, 01:38 AM.

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  • Phenom
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    Congrats MadGypsy!

    P.S

    I still have all the compiled Qung Fu files from you as well... I also have all the models and BVH data along with the ability to continue the project... but it sounds like you're busy too!

    4,000th post! Whoop! Time for bed!

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  • MadGypsy
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    LMAO @ Well, I don't super-like you

    I don't super-like me either, so there's that.

    @Kramer-like

    Maybe I get about as silly when I'm in a good mood but, I'm definitely no Cosmo Kramer. maybe more like a chaotic-neutral version of one of those guys on Supernatural. Overall I'm "nice" but, I will whoop "your" ass and I'm not afraid to take big gambles to achieve my goal.

    I do not deal well with someone disrespecting me. I really don't deal well with it when it involves someone screaming at me. As soon as they begin to posture it's lights out mother fucker. I can't even stop myself. If you want a rational accepting Michael, you have to approach me as such. This guy never screamed in my face but employees were telling me "it IS going to happen". I would have changed his confidence levels for that bullshit in a heartbeat.

    The last time I was screamed at, I cracked the guy in the bone knot behind his ear and my hand was fucked up for weeks. I'm not punching anymore, I'm going for throats and eyeballs. So now screaming at me is even more dangerous simply due to the fact that I'm not fucking up my hand to teach you a lesson.

    Could you imagine being some drunk miserable bar owner with a habit of berating and screaming at his employees that, one day does that shit to a "me" and ends up with a thumb shoved in his brain via the corner of his eye? I've imagined it and I don't want to go to jail for it so, quitting the job was a way to eliminate the problem. It became easy to do when I realized how shitty everything else was.
    Last edited by MadGypsy; 05-03-2015, 03:08 PM.

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  • RL Clown
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    Originally posted by MadGypsy View Post
    5) apparently the boss likes to yell in peoples faces just because he is having a bad day (If nothing else I quit to avoid jail cause I would break his fucking mouth if he did this shit to me)
    You're a very passionate person. I like you. Well I don't super-like you, but I like you. You remind me of the tall guy from Seinfeld (I think that his name was Kramer!) Please, have a cigarette... You'll feel better. If you don't smoke, chew some gum.

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  • Syluxguy28O3
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    with your tenacious attitude, i have no doubt you'll find something.

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  • QuakeKid
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    I know you'll figure it all out. You'll find what you need

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  • MadGypsy
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    Yesterday I went to this job and I didn't even stay through lunch.

    1) Absolutely no air-conditioning in the kitchen and this joint is running 3 pizza ovens, 2 friers, a grill, a flat-top, a regular oven and a broiler. It was like 200 summin in the kitchen. I can take the heat. I'm not putting my health at risk just to make some fucking burgers.
    2) They do not supply you with aprons
    3) You have to pay for your meals (wtf!?)
    4) apparently they have a very high turn-over, with as much as 3 and 4 people quitting a WEEK
    5) apparently the boss likes to yell in peoples faces just because he is having a bad day (If nothing else I quit to avoid jail cause I would break his fucking mouth if he did this shit to me)
    6) Not only does the kitchen receive NO tips but the oyster shucker position that I was going to PT there, also receives no tips.
    7) I was expected to hide behind a dumpster to smoke a cigarette...lol! I laughed in his face so hard. I can understand smoking out of the view of customers....but behind a dumpster? Fuck no! I also didn't smoke behind the dumpster and dared him with unsaid energy to tell me something about it. All the kitchen staff huddled up behind a dumpster to smoke like scared rats, in fear of losing there completely bullshit job. I'm not the one. I only follow rules that aren't demeaning and stupid. Customers don't have to smoke behind a dumpster so, I don't either.
    almost the entire kitchen staff was really low educated, ghetto types. I can't work with these people. I'm not talking about colors. I dont give a fuck what someones color is. I'm talking about ignorant people period.


    In short, The Blind Pelican is a super busy new orleans bar being run like a burger king (and worse according to some of my bullet points). Not to mention I told this dude I will only work for the absolute most he can pay and this loser offers me $10 an hour, taxed.

    LOL, I don't work for 10$ an hour taxed, or not taxed for that matter. I would be willing to take 10 on a very very short probationary period but this dude said "The kitchen makes 10". Wow, thanks for giving me some goal to strive for. If I start at 10 and stay at 10 there really is no reason to excel which means there is no reason for me to work there.

    My quitting was anticlimatic. I was talking to the kitchen manager about the above list, he confirmed it all to be true, I shook his hand and left.

    Back to the drawing board.
    Last edited by MadGypsy; 05-01-2015, 01:12 PM.

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  • MadGypsy
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    I still have QungFu on an external drive....somewhere

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  • Mindf!3ldzX
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    guess not, but I don't doubt that the files still reside somewhere on either of their computers. (one can hope right!)

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