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Re: random rejoicing thread

by Daenerys » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:57 pm

Vikingpoptarts wrote:Just finalized planning out logistics before contacting the cruise line to get married on 70k2018! Pretty damn excited.
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That's awesome, congrats!!!
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Re: random rejoicing thread

by cowboy71 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:41 pm

Got told 2 weeks ago that my position will be made redundant at the end of this year. Been to a couple of job interviews and got my first job offer already!

Will be one way or another walking out of my job here, getting a hefty chunk of tax-free pay, and walking into a new job.

Woot! May even be able to go on 70k!!
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Re: random rejoicing thread

by Phoenix » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:39 am

cowboy71 wrote:Got told 2 weeks ago that my position will be made redundant at the end of this year. Been to a couple of job interviews and got my first job offer already!

Will be one way or another walking out of my job here, getting a hefty chunk of tax-free pay, and walking into a new job.

Woot! May even be able to go on 70k!!

That's awesome news - I'm glad you were able to turn a shitty situation into something better!
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by cowboy71 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:25 am

I know everyone thinks "statsman was always coming back", but seriously I was not intending to (or for that matter, couldn't even afford!) to do 70K next year.

But once again, the stars have just aligned for me. Had I not been offered a redundancy by my current employer, and got offered a subsequent new job on significantly more salary than I'm on now, there is no way I could go.

I'm not there yet of course! I still need to formally accept the offer for the new job, make sure I get my redundancy payout, AND then find a cabin!

But regardless, I'm rejoicing :)
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by deathmetalpat » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:25 am

Used my Citibank pre-sale code to get third row center seats for the first ever Wardruna show in United States (February 1st) on Tuesday.Looks as if the show is about sold-out now.
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by gnoff_the_creep » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:23 pm

Leaving Taiwan for Hong Kong, tomorrow heading back home.

Will see my wife soon!


Only a week until the next job trip, but at least that is only to the UK and also plenty shorter duration.
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by Jaimie38 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:38 am

Flights book for the cruise...

$85 return Edmonton=Toronto-FLL and back with Aeroplan!!

BEER MONEY!!

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by captaingabbeh » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:41 pm

I'm booking my flights for 70k tomorrow. They're a little more expensive, cause I'm not flying into Miami... I'm flying into Tampa a little early to (FINALLY OMG) visit one of my festival friends from Terminus :D :D. We've been basically trying to plan this visit since August, so I'm stoked it's finally happening.

And I might even get to drag him down to Miami for some of the preparties.

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by gnoff_the_creep » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:40 am

It is December!
Nothing more than that, just a nice little rejoice.
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by Jaimie38 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:43 am

Got a raise at work today!!


Maybe working 70hr wks /340 days a year finally paid off....


:boobs:

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by klons » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:44 pm

Jaimie38 wrote:Got a raise at work today!!


Maybe working 70hr wks /340 days a year finally paid off....


:boobs:

:pound:


Me too (and I haven't even finished my probation period yet :lol: )! Probably helps that the one person between my manager and I took a different job.
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by captaingabbeh » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:54 pm

klons wrote:
Jaimie38 wrote:Got a raise at work today!!


Maybe working 70hr wks /340 days a year finally paid off....


:boobs:

:pound:


Me too (and I haven't even finished my probation period yet :lol: )! Probably helps that the one person between my manager and I took a different job.



Work party!!!!


I just got the news that my boss wants to renew my contract for a full year... and even better, my senior architect has been suggesting giving me a bit of a pay bump :viking: :viking:

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by Jaimie38 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:27 am

I remember talking to a German guy on the cruise a few years ago, he said it was illegal to work 60+ plus hours a week. I told him, it's the norm where I live... and no I don't work in the patch!


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by JoAnnamayhem » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:21 am

I go to a kickboxing class during my lunch break. Today I was the only person to show up. I asked my instructor to play some metal rather the regular Bruno Mars and LMFAO he usually plays since it was just me (not gonna lie I do enjoy Bruno Mars a little bit). He started playing Disturbed and System of Down. I appreciated and thanked him for his effort but kindly requested he play something a little bit more my taste. He preceded to play a mix of Immolation, Krisiun and Morbid Angel. Definitely kicked and punched harder then usual today!
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by CzP41004 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:39 am

My metalhead coworker and I got deals on these https://tranio.com/rent/usa/fl/ through our job... guess I'll stay in the US a little longer than expected!
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Three months into finally getting a gym membership (thanks work discount!), hitting pre-boat goals well in advance.

(Noting that I had never done work with anything more than 50lb dumbbells and weigh roughly 155lbs.)

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by Jaimie38 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:44 pm

klons wrote:Three months into finally getting a gym membership (thanks work discount!), hitting pre-boat goals well in advance.

(Noting that I had never done work with anything more than 50lb dumbbells and weigh roughly 155lbs.)

    Seated Leg Press: Maxed out (335lbs) for 4.
    Trap/Hex Bar Deadlift: 250 for 6.

Weight/Reps to go:
    Flat Bench: 20lbs
    Dead Hang Pullup: 3 reps
    Straight Legged Deadlift: 25lbs
    Back Squat: 30lbs



Nice ! I squat 180 lbs every time I get off the couch to get a beer..... :beerwink:
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by cowboy71 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:52 pm

Selling my current house and moving to somewhere a bit smaller, a bit less expensive.

Accepted an offer yesterday for a price which will mean I can pay off what is owing on my current home, pay for my 'new home', and even after all the related expenses I will have a little bit of money left over!!

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by cowboy71 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:52 pm

Everything is going to finalise with the buying of one house and selling of the other on the 1st of February :O

Gonna make it challenging being out of the country when it happens!!!

But one small brightside is that due to the time difference between Australia and the USA, all the key stuff will actually occur here in Australia the day before 70k sails out. So I'll just have to be doing a lot of checking of emails etc!
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I only have 2 more shifts to work before BOAT!!!! :bangers: :D
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by mooyagi » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:58 pm

I had no idea you could watch Netflix stuff while offline. Looks like I'll be watching Trailer Park Boys on the plane! :beerbang:
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The shout out I got from the Skipper in an interview he did with OVERDRIVE Magazine made me stupidly happy :D
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Will fly home from Taiwan later today, back to my wife :headbanger:

Will only need 25h of travel and will only have been awake for 33h when I get home, so I am sure I will be in awesome shape for cuddling with my wife and then heading to a mate's dinner party some 8h later.
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The kids will be coming on 70k next year for the first time :)
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cowboy71 wrote:The kids will be coming on 70k next year for the first time :)

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by cegr80 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:09 pm

After almost a year and a half working as a contractor, I'm going to officially become a direct employee next month. That means a pay bump plus benefits. This of course helps towards getting on the boat next year
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Heading to Nashville, TN, tomorrow to judge the World Beer Cup and attend the Craft Brewers Conference.

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by cowboy71 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:33 pm

How's the judging going gnoff?

This morning I put holds down on Accommodation in Houston Texas, Orlando Florida, and Boulder Colorado for before and after 70k 2019.

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by cegr80 » Mon May 14, 2018 8:48 am

Had an amazing weekend by flying to Los Angeles and attending two great shows, meeting band members and good friends
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Re: random rejoicing thread

by gnoff_the_creep » Tue May 22, 2018 7:20 am

cowboy71 wrote:How's the judging going gnoff?

This morning I put holds down on Accommodation in Houston Texas, Orlando Florida, and Boulder Colorado for before and after 70k 2019.

Looking forward to taking the kids on their first overseas adventure :D



Judging was great :D
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by DrinkMoxie » Tue May 22, 2018 9:30 am

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Re: random rejoicing thread

by mbob » Tue May 22, 2018 1:25 pm

DrinkMoxie wrote:the wife is pregnant, due in January

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Re: random rejoicing thread

by gnoff_the_creep » Thu May 24, 2018 12:10 am

DrinkMoxie wrote:the wife is pregnant, due in January


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Re: random rejoicing thread

by Memnoch » Thu May 24, 2018 10:51 pm

Mixed feelings about yesterday. First I got accepted to a university of applied sciences to get an engineering degree in HVAC (and being able to do that while working full time), and an hour later I learned that one of my best friends has leukemia (the same aggressive sort my sister had).
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Re: random rejoicing thread

by cowboy71 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:07 pm

Not sure I fully understand it because it was all "bonus this" and "performance based" that.... but I think I just got about a 15% pay increase :?
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Re: random rejoicing thread

by cowboy71 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:34 pm

Following on from the previous post, found out yesterday that:

- I will get an 11% increase in my next pay
- I will get a bonus in my next pay
- I will get another (smaller, maybe a couple of percent) increase in the pay after that

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Re: random rejoicing thread

by gnoff_the_creep » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:01 pm

Just home after honey moon in Iceland, great times were had.
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Re: random rejoicing thread

by Daenerys » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:42 pm

I'm glad you had a great time, you earned it! :beerbang: Brian has kept me updated on your exploits, I loved the Chuck Norris bar :mrgreen:
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