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03-31-2016 08:49 AM
DoubleA
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What the fuck are you searching for to dig this thread up? Are you just going through archives out of boredom?
The stoke is strong with this one.
03-31-2016 07:35 AM
sabatoa That shot.

03-31-2016 07:23 AM
snowangel99 Sent from my SM-N910W8 using Tapatalk
03-31-2016 03:42 AM
Psicko Haha, trolled by spammers.

Im in the medical field, I work 3 days a week. I have plenty of time to go snowboarding when the season is on. Unfortunately it is winding down, from here on out they are only open on the weekends and I work weekends.
03-30-2016 10:15 PM
jae
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It was a spammer who posted that I responded to. Then admin deletes the post so yeah L on my forehead because it looks like I dug this up. Fn spammers

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lmao I'm in tears.
03-30-2016 10:06 PM
dave785
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That's awesome! It doesn't hurt that the job was in a nice place to live too Don't you have to work/be on during market open and close? I have friends in Toronto who have to have lunch in every day because they can't leave the desk during market hours. Talk about being chained to the desk!

Hahahaha Noreaster! Love it. Have a great trip!

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yeah but in cali the market closes at 1PM (4pm est = 1pm pst). Plus I can always have other people cover me while I'm out. I'm not a terribly aggressive guy - most of my stuff is pretty plain vanilla meant for retirees. To use a baseball metaphor, I try to get a bunch of singles rather than homerun swings so I don't have to worry as much about the thing blowing up when I'm gone.
03-30-2016 08:31 PM
snowangel99
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I think the key is to have a job where you're your own boss. But even that isn't a perfect fit...

My job isn't the most exciting (I'm a stock broker, so it's probably more exciting than some) but it pays well. I got the job through blind luck (not connections) and was hired over the phone because the company (a big, prestigious one that you've heard of) was desperately looking for someone for a particular area that didn't have any local/native talent. They needed to fill the spot immediately and I was willing to move... so I moved across the country (Atlanta to LA) for it and I'm glad that I took that risk.

But the great thing about my job is that I set my own hours. But that's also the terrible thing about my job. Most of my clients are really nice retirees. I think of most of them as my grandparents. And they certainly treat me like I'm their grandkid - they bake me stuff, they ask me when I'm going to get married, etc... And although I could leave the office whenever I want to and let my assistant cover for me, I know that I'd be letting a ton of my clients down if I did. These people are depending on me and no matter how nice that powder might be, I can't put my own hobby ahead of their entire financial stability.

I end up working more than I would if I was salaried lol. But my hope is that I can grow a bit more and then hire a junior partner who'll cover for me on powder days. That should happen at the end of the year for the 2017 season... assuming he/she doesn't need to hold their hand lol.
That's awesome! It doesn't hurt that the job was in a nice place to live too Don't you have to work/be on during market open and close? I have friends in Toronto who have to have lunch in every day because they can't leave the desk during market hours. Talk about being chained to the desk!

Hahahaha Noreaster! Love it. Have a great trip!

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03-30-2016 08:18 PM
Noreaster
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It was a spammer who posted that I responded to. Then admin deletes the post so yeah L on my forehead because it looks like I dug this up. Fn spammers

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I'm in Hong Kong now and this is the pic I snapped at the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery just to use as a troll warning here and on another forum I frequent. Could be used for spammers too.

03-30-2016 07:36 PM
dave785 I think the key is to have a job where you're your own boss. But even that isn't a perfect fit...

My job isn't the most exciting (I'm a stock broker, so it's probably more exciting than some) but it pays well. I got the job through blind luck (not connections) and was hired over the phone because the company (a big, prestigious one that you've heard of) was desperately looking for someone for a particular area that didn't have any local/native talent. They needed to fill the spot immediately and I was willing to move... so I moved across the country (Atlanta to LA) for it and I'm glad that I took that risk.

But the great thing about my job is that I set my own hours. But that's also the terrible thing about my job. Most of my clients are really nice retirees. I think of most of them as my grandparents. And they certainly treat me like I'm their grandkid - they bake me stuff, they ask me when I'm going to get married, etc... And although I could leave the office whenever I want to and let my assistant cover for me, I know that I'd be letting a ton of my clients down if I did. These people are depending on me and no matter how nice that powder might be, I can't put my own hobby ahead of their entire financial stability.

I end up working more than I would if I was salaried lol. But my hope is that I can grow a bit more and then hire a junior partner who'll cover for me on powder days. That should happen at the end of the year for the 2017 season... assuming he/she doesn't need to hold their hand lol.
03-30-2016 05:44 PM
Donutz
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It was a spammer who posted that I responded to. Then admin deletes the post so yeah L on my forehead because it looks like I dug this up. Fn spammers
Muah-hah-hahhhhhh
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