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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby 85oceanic » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:00 pm

loxxrider wrote:We do need more OT. Here is my contribution. Ive been cconsidering quitting my job to take one locally for a 50% pay cut. Brutal in that sense, but it'd be oh so nice to have the freedoms of home. Only downside besides reduced pay is that it's a desk job :/ Those things are kinda a big deal for me!


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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby pilihp2 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:06 am

I'd have to agree.
My dad had an opportunity to go to a (Safe) military base in Afghanistan and do IT work there for a year. And make probably triple his current income.
Didn't want to leave everybody for a year, especially my mom.

I'm not really one that likes to travel much, and I don't really intend to move very soon so I might be biased.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby 85oceanic » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:26 pm

Don't get me wrong, money is great, but at the end of the day; it's just not the same. I have always found fulfillment through relationships/Family over money.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby pilihp2 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:44 pm

Only thing is I'd assume you'd have to start paying for housing, food, gas, and other things that I'd assume your current company pays for.
Am I correct?
If so. That is a negative factor...
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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby loxxrider » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:51 pm

Yes, that is correct Phil. So essentially it is like a quarter of the salary lol.

Ben, I fully agree about family being more important. That is one thing this experience has solidified for me. It isn't just a job change though, its a life-altering career change! It'll also make it a lot harder to finish the revver 200 :P
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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby pilihp2 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:57 pm

Eesh.
That is very tough then.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby 85oceanic » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:30 pm

Well, Oceanic has taken me years, and if anything I value it more now then I could have back when I was a rail roader. But more than that, it's all about personal priorities, Oceanic is important, but family/friends/etc are more so.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby loxxrider » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:25 pm

I will expand more when I have a little more time, but I went through an experience in the last few days which caused me to reach out to that other job offer. I will be quitting this job soon.

In other news, someone sent me a PM on MG and I replied to his questions and suggested that he come on over here for us to continue the conversation. I mentioned theprojectpad.com. He replied saying that he was confused because I said to go to motorgeek.com which as the site we were already on. At first I chalked it up to me being an idiot after the crap week I've had, but then I specifically remembered capitalizing TheProjectPad when I wrote it. Those bastards! It was a great way to explain why we moved though :) Perfect example. That kind of crap is just so sleazy. 034 Motorsports is just a giant sleaze-ball of crappy Audi parts :rofl: I love being free to speak my mind!
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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby 85oceanic » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:29 pm

Woah wait, they made it so that "the project pad" changes to Motorgeek? OH AND CONGRATS on the new job man!!!!
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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby loxxrider » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:23 pm

I didn't say I got it yet!
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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby 85oceanic » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:17 pm

Oops LOL
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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby loxxrider » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:24 pm

lol, they offered me one before, but I couldn't give them an answer. They said they'd still love to hear from me when I would consider a position, and now they are hearing from me. Hopefully the offer is still on the table! It should be as it's only a week or two later and they had a few positions to fill.

Either way, I won't be out of a job lol. I'm not really one to leave myself with no options.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby my2000apb » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:24 pm

85oceanic wrote:Woah wait, they made it so that "the project pad" changes to Motorgeek?

like the fiddle sticks thing?!?!?
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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby loxxrider » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:14 am

I've been thinking dirty, dirty thoughts lately now that I will be home to enjoy things.

When I get home, I'm going to want something a little more fuel efficient than my M5 for communing to work (even though the job is hardly a 15 minute drive from home). I guess it is just an excuse to buy something else lol. I'm thinking of adding a 951 to the stable... It'd be at least a little more fuel efficient, fun, and I've never owned a coupe before. It would also be great as a track weapon. I almost bought one once, and wished I'd gotten it ever since. If the stock engine ever blew up, there are plenty of good swap options :)

OR

I could buy a nice little boat shell (think Donzi sweet 16) and swap my ABZ into it.

One last thing, I might... just might, be able to scheme my way into making it to Carlisle this year if I do some fancy quitting finagling.

See! Dirty, dirty thoughts. :hide:
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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby speeding-g60 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:11 am

haha i just tried this.

if you type www.theprojectpad.com on MG, it changes to www.motorgeek.com and the link goes TO MOTORGEEK.

i guess theymadbro after all.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby 85oceanic » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:38 am

speeding-g60 wrote:haha i just tried this.

if you type http://www.theprojectpad.com on MG, it changes to http://www.motorgeek.com and the link goes TO MOTORGEEK.

i guess theymadbro after all.


:lol: WOW...
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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby loxxrider » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:52 am

Yep! They definitely mad bro
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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby chaloux » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:01 pm

loxxrider wrote:I've been thinking dirty, dirty thoughts lately now that I will be home to enjoy things.

When I get home, I'm going to want something a little more fuel efficient than my M5 for communing to work (even though the job is hardly a 15 minute drive from home). I guess it is just an excuse to buy something else lol. I'm thinking of adding a 951 to the stable... It'd be at least a little more fuel efficient, fun, and I've never owned a coupe before. It would also be great as a track weapon. I almost bought one once, and wished I'd gotten it ever since. If the stock engine ever blew up, there are plenty of good swap options :)

OR

I could buy a nice little boat shell (think Donzi sweet 16) and swap my ABZ into it.

One last thing, I might... just might, be able to scheme my way into making it to Carlisle this year if I do some fancy quitting finagling.

See! Dirty, dirty thoughts. :hide:


GO! To Carlisle I mean.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby loxxrider » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:14 pm

I'm making it a goal :)
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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby 85oceanic » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:22 pm

Anyone see the Boston Marathon thing? My sister and younger brother ran it last year. It's totally Eff'ed up... :(

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/doz ... 55311.html
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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby loxxrider » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:01 pm

Fuuuuh :( Wtf America!
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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby 85oceanic » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:05 am

HOLY FRICK.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby EDIGREG » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:37 am

holy smokes. that is a serious explosion

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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby 85oceanic » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:12 am

Craziness that it was registered on a richter scale 400 miles away! I think I would have laid a goose egg if I saw it that close up.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Chit Chat

Postby 85oceanic » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:49 pm

Who's Four Ring Performance???
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