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Old 03-31-06, 05:21 PM   #1
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How Many of You Have a Job, Show Up and Get Paid?

Just an alternative to the BF%, Weight, Speed, I'm too cool threads.

I've been married to the same woman for 28 years. I show up to work and am a good employee. I actually find time to do other things in my community to make a difference. I enjoy riding bikes and get out as much as I can. I know my kid's birthdays, spend time talking to each of them, attend their activities when I can and realize that life overtakes you sometimes and you just do the best that you can.
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Old 03-31-06, 05:42 PM   #2
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My job/business is 100% performance based, I dont perform, I dont get paid. There is absolutely no way to half azz it or fake it or get around it. There's no such thing as just showing up. I wouldnt have it any other way either. OTOH, for those that I work for, I help grease the wheels of the justice system and do what nobody else is willing to do, or in most cases can do, thats my satisfaction. I do some of this for free to benefit the community, but its hardly much of my daily routine or life. Not a whole lot of room in my world for much charity work, the nature of the job carries alot of realities which make many other distractions somewhat risky.
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Old 03-31-06, 05:55 PM   #3
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I think I have the best job I am soooo lucky
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This is foo. There you will find many who enjoy talking about nothing for 10,000 posts. Certainly nothing about cycling; like speed, %bf, wheels, carbon vs Al vs steel, etc.

My job goes: show up, surf cycling websites, get paid. Some other stuff gets in the way but I ignore it.
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Old 03-31-06, 06:33 PM   #5
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If I could get nurses to show up for their shifts on a predictable and regular basis so that I could cover all of the units of the hospital I staff I would be pleased. Showing up has to happen to get the job done.
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Old 03-31-06, 06:33 PM   #6
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Sub teaching... show up, sit there, get paid...

Pizza Hut, bust your a**, have good customer service and maybe you get nice tips...

So work --- Sub <<< Sitting on Butt <<< Pizza Hut
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Old 03-31-06, 06:39 PM   #7
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yeah I see foo coming along ... to answer the question .. i have a great job thats flexible (i can take off to ride whenever i want) .. that's important to me and it pays well.
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Old 03-31-06, 06:40 PM   #8
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Just an alternative to the BF%, Weight, Speed, I'm too cool threads.

I've been married to the same woman for 28 years. I show up to work and am a good employee. I actually find time to do other things in my community to make a difference. I enjoy riding bikes and get out as much as I can. I know my kid's birthdays, spend time talking to each of them, attend their activities when I can and realize that life overtakes you sometimes and you just do the best that you can.
I haven't gotten a regular paycheck since 1983. First I was a commissioned sales rep, and since 1991 I've been a small business owner. The past 10 years with employees. If I don't produce I don't make money at all. Unlike many of this nation's corporate chieftans who often get huge bonuses when their companies are sucking big wind. Go figure.

And I STILL ride my bike all the time. What a country.
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Old 03-31-06, 06:41 PM   #9
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I'm currently unemployed....which is how I happened to rack up 100 miles in 3 days this week with rides starting around noonish .

I have a job prospect, but it's all travel wherever I'm needed, Monday through Friday. So much for riding my bike. Perhaps I can rent a bike wherever I'm at.
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I'm lucky. Don't have to work yet my parents bought me a 1300$ roadbike, a nice car, a cellphone, and give me all the time in the world to enjoy myself. I don't get in trouble, I got to church 40 hours a week at tops, have good grades, keep the house in perfect order, and spend loads of time with my family/friends/cycling team. College is all paid for and I'll have a great job in the near future. Life is good! The best is to stay happy.
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Hey, I look at it this way

If my job can make me afford this



Then its a pretty good job
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Old 03-31-06, 06:56 PM   #12
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I'm lucky. Don't have to work yet my parents bought me a 1300$ roadbike, a nice car, a cellphone, and give me all the time in the world to enjoy myself. I don't get in trouble, I got to church 40 hours a week at tops, have good grades, keep the house in perfect order, and spend loads of time with my family/friends/cycling team. College is all paid for and I'll have a great job in the near future. Life is good! The best is to stay happy.
You are lucky, never had anything like that
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Old 03-31-06, 07:06 PM   #13
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Just an alternative to the BF%, Weight, Speed, I'm too cool threads.

I've been married to the same woman for 28 years. I show up to work and am a good employee. I actually find time to do other things in my community to make a difference. I enjoy riding bikes and get out as much as I can. I know my kid's birthdays, spend time talking to each of them, attend their activities when I can and realize that life overtakes you sometimes and you just do the best that you can.

Sounds like a cry for help.....

jussss kiddin
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Old 03-31-06, 07:54 PM   #14
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I work IT for several local law enforcement agencies and work alot of hours. Currently this is what keeps me off the Tour. Lemond had his bullet wounds, Lance had cancer, I have cops that can't find the start menu.
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Old 03-31-06, 08:03 PM   #15
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Im a service manager at a motorcycle dealership thats just getting off the ground. Right now I only have time and energy to ride the weekends. After 4 years Military and 8 years in Automotive this is the first hourly paid job Ive had, but boy do I earn it sometimes!!! I do hope to start commuting part way when the weather gets a touch better!

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Thats the perfect sentence to read after the day I just had!

Ride Safe............try not to work too hard for all that OCP stuff!
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Old 03-31-06, 08:40 PM   #16
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I've missed out on way too many weekend rides...so hell yeah, I work. My next job (coming soon) will be weekends off!
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Old 03-31-06, 08:48 PM   #17
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I'm lucky. Don't have to work yet my parents bought me a 1300$ roadbike, a nice car, a cellphone, and give me all the time in the world to enjoy myself. I don't get in trouble, I got to church 40 hours a week at tops, have good grades, keep the house in perfect order, and spend loads of time with my family/friends/cycling team. College is all paid for and I'll have a great job in the near future. Life is good! The best is to stay happy.
Sounds like a job to me..
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Old 03-31-06, 08:50 PM   #18
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Sounds like a cry for help.....

jussss kiddin


We are a matched set. Got married when we were 18 and kind of raised each other (plus our kids) and I don't think I could be any happier with any other woman. She's not even looking over my shoulder while I write this.

So far as the work is concerned, I've just about finished my mid-life crisis and have come to accept that; to quote Popeye, "I am what I am". That is a very liberating way to view the world. You realize that the sum of life is what you've chosen.
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Old 03-31-06, 08:50 PM   #19
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I go to work..............dismantle labs and put a$$holes in jail for 20 yrs. to life; take their kids from them and their possessions! What more can a guy ask for?
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I'm a middle school band teacher. I love my job, love my kids (even when they get on my nerves) and stay in at lunch or after school sometimes to help them out. I love how I can leave as early as 3pm, which allows me to ride in the daylight during weekdays. When/if I accomplish my goal of making my students more self accountable (stop breaking the school instruments), I will truly feel like I am accomplishing something.

Unfortunately, a teacher can't have even ONE day to just show up and sit on my @$$. Even if I feel like a low production day, my kids will keep me on my toes and make me wish I gave them harder work to do. Subbing looks like a fun retirement, though. Truly sit on my @$$ then!
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Actually one major reason I started my business in 1991 was so that I could ride my bike every day. Really. It was that important to me. I didn't want a white collar 'suit' corporate job or one that involved flying all over the place. Never could have handled that. So I've been able to make my own hours and ride my bike 6000+ miles annually essentially since then without a hitch. On my terms. Which usually means early AM rides in the warmer months (starting about now) and the opportunity to ride mid-day from November through early April. Which many people can't reconcile with their jobs. So I guess I'm 'lucky'. Except that sort of was the plan from the beginning. I am lucky it all worked out for the past 15 years or so.

But then I always found a way to ride even when I did work for other people. Where there's a will there's a way. Ask Floyd Landis. When his conservative religious parents came up with farm chores to prevent him from riding his bicycle as a teen, he rode his bike all over rural Pennsylvania - at night, on country roads, 300-500 miles a week in the dark. In the winter. And some people here don't think he's pissed off? Yeah, OK.
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Old 03-31-06, 09:56 PM   #22
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...She's not even looking over my shoulder while I write this. ...
She wouldn't have to, if she set up your router at home

Just kidding, you got lucky, nothing like a good woman who you're sure is a keeper after even two decades.

All the best!
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Old 03-31-06, 10:20 PM   #23
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I'm a backshift monkey at a tech call center that get's about 2-3 calls a night, i get paid a rediculous amount of money to watch downloaded tv show's... When i'm bored i lay out a towel and stretch my legs and do some ab work, or just line up 3 or 4 chairs side by side and go to sleep for a bit.

I'm literaly living in the movie office space.

My name is Derek, and i'm 22 years old.
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Some days I can slack, most of them I'm pulling OT, just to support the floor.

I love my slack days....as rare as a desert snowflake, and as sweet as honey. It's those days I can actually hit some e-learning courses and actually expand my horizons (like, ohmigawd! ).

This week....about 60hrs....just because of assisting two lines, and having a project I to work on at the same time (hooray for thermal chambers!). Next weekend, I'm hoping to hit the St.Pete Classic, if work doesn't get in my way, which it looks like it will
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i have a job (traffic engineer), i show up, and i get paid
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