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    When I was a groundskeeper I could just sit there on my riding mower with earplugs in and didn't have to talk to anyone or give a shit about anything. $10 an hour. My wife hated it. I wonder if being married is the real problem. I called out due to hangovers every other week and nobody cared. The nihilism was comfortable, it's hard to find white collar jobs like that. It would be a pretty sweet office perk. "Nihilists ok! You don't have to pretend!" Either that or a loud lawnmower engine installed in my cubicle that annihilated anything under a shout.

    My grandpa used to drive tractors. If only I could turn back time.

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    My grandpa sold furniture. Wish I inherited his salesman mentality. My dad was adopted though. Maybe that's why I couldn't ever close a deal in sales. I didn't like being pushy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rokki balbotox View Post
    My grandpa sold furniture. Wish I inherited his salesman mentality. My dad was adopted though. Maybe that's why I couldn't ever close a deal in sales. I didn't like being pushy.
    I also struggle with getting people to do things I wouldn't do.. Not because of incompetence or whatever, I just have no desire to sell people shit they don't need, or give them advice that they don't need, or any service that they don't really need.. just makes me feel really apathetic.

    Apart from selling and serving alcohol like, people came here to drown their sorrows and socialise, and that's what I'll help them to achieve.
    Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent soon find themselves exterminating dissenters. Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard.

    ~ Robert Jackson, Statesman (1892-1954)


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    I think this bakery gig is my favorite job so far, but I'm gonna leave it with the quickness as soon as a better opportunity arises. I get great exercise, and I like baking. My favorite part is taking items out of the freezer and putting them in their assigned place on the sales floor. I also like marking down items so people can get a great deal on good food. I baked and packaged about 100 cookies in addition to the usual breads and pastries today, and the smell was so fantastic. Three for a buck, can't beat thget me the fuck out of here. some angry ole Vietnam vet rolled up on me talking bout WhO dO I sHoOt over the lemon tarts being moved. somebodyyyy

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    Whenever the following occurred in a software engineering project

    • Small (2-3 max) person team with me as lead and others new engineers
    • Existing revenue stream (e.g. not a startup)
    • Create a system from scratch
    • Opportunity to use new technologies (deep learning, cloud, etc)


    Had this happen a few times, always the best experience. Lucky to be able to trigger it again this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinny View Post
    I also struggle with getting people to do things I wouldn't do.. Not because of incompetence or whatever, I just have no desire to sell people shit they don't need, or give them advice that they don't need, or any service that they don't really need.. just makes me feel really apathetic.

    Apart from selling and serving alcohol like, people came here to drown their sorrows and socialise, and that's what I'll help them to achieve.
    I'm an introvert who works in sales and I've always felt like my job is less active selling in the traditional sense of emphasizing the highly emotional aspect of the sales process and more just beating someone over the head with logic to reinforce that they're making a good decision, which they typically want to make anyway (most times they're just looking for someone to coddle them any let them know they aren't making a huge mistake), while also making the process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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