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Old 05-06-2009, 12:07 PM
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Mergers---NOW I miss self employment

I have been self employed my entire life and in the last few year i have been non-self-employed but had the benefits of self employment...until the merger.

New software, employee handbooks, enough policies to fill the library of congress and absolutely nothing getting done. I think I'm going to be that youtube guy and throw a monitor.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:20 PM
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New software, employee handbooks, enough policies to fill the library of congress and absolutely nothing getting done.
By any chance, do you work for the government? I do and by your description it sounds just like my job.
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:56 PM
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I have been self employed my entire life and in the last few year i have been non-self-employed but had the benefits of self employment...until the merger.

New software, employee handbooks, enough policies to fill the library of congress and absolutely nothing getting done. I think I'm going to be that youtube guy and throw a monitor.
You tube guy...?


Just pull an Office Space. We did that at my work with some of the old CRTs and Printers...
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:02 PM
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some days i feel like that.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:31 PM
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By any chance, do you work for the government? I do and by your description it sounds just like my job.
I think that attribute goes with size, wether government or large comany.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:31 PM
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I have been self employed my entire life and in the last few year i have been non-self-employed but had the benefits of self employment...until the merger.

New software, employee handbooks, enough policies to fill the library of congress and absolutely nothing getting done. I think I'm going to be that youtube guy and throw a monitor.
I don't know if it's any consolation, but think about the six or seven half built houses that you don't have sitting empty because of insufficient funds and not-existent buyers.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:36 PM
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Sorry to hear. On the bright side, you won't have to work nearly as hard.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:33 PM
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I have been self employed my entire life and in the last few year i have been non-self-employed but had the benefits of self employment...until the merger.

New software, employee handbooks, enough policies to fill the library of congress and absolutely nothing getting done. I think I'm going to be that youtube guy and throw a monitor.
While not exactly the same situation (shareholder in a family-owned, privately held corp), I can relate to your reaction to losing autonomy. I can't fathom having to report to someone else and having to follow policies as opposed to setting them. Well, except for my wife.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:34 PM
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I don't know if it's any consolation, but think about the six or seven half built houses that you don't have sitting empty because of insufficient funds and not-existent buyers.


It was 5 half built houses that wiped out a savings to complete..

I know it could be worse, today has been one of those odd ones...not really bad but one of those days it an odd one for sure.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:36 PM
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Sorry to hear. On the bright side, you won't have to work nearly as hard.
To the contrary, in a smaller company your personality can get you a long way, in a mid-size company your production better double or you're toast I don't mind that part because I make more money but there's nothing worse than the possibilty of not having a job..
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:38 PM
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You tube guy...?


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I would post the video but Youtube is blocked.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:50 PM
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That sucks! Have a recession beer!

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Old 05-06-2009, 10:36 PM
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That sucks! Have a recession beer!

That's premium! recession beer is Busch Light. I was going to post a thread about this at the beginning of beer season; stay the hell away from Miller High Life Light. I thought I was on to something buying a 12 pack for $6.00 and a month later I'm stuck with 11 bottles of piss that I can't even get my beer moochers to drink.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:39 PM
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stay the hell away from Miller High Life Light.
Miller High Life..........who would drink that.........I can't believe they sell it anymore..........
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:45 PM
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That's premium! recession beer is Busch Light. I was going to post a thread about this at the beginning of beer season; stay the hell away from Miller High Life Light. I thought I was on to something buying a 12 pack for $6.00 and a month later I'm stuck with 11 bottles of piss that I can't even get my beer moochers to drink.


As a beer moocher I'm deeply offended!

The recession ain't that bad in Milford, just had two of these. Damn that pop top is cool. $10 for a 4 pack, but their big so its like a 6.

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