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Old 03-01-10, 11:17 PM   #1
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I got to get a better job to hang around here lol . Any suggestions ?

I went to get new bike , the guy was like the cheapest one is 700 bucks. I am a poor grad-student, can you get me a discount. He told me to discount my butt out of the store . (not really but made the story better).

So what type of things do you guys do for work, and would you recommend it.

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Old 03-01-10, 11:48 PM   #2
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well if you have no morals,ethics,or sense of humanity you could become a politician.
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Old 03-02-10, 01:15 AM   #4
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I was in poltics for a while. I am a nice guy however, so my back is full of stab marks . Really nasty.
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Well, I do web consulting now, and am a full time college student, and am a retired truck driver.
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How can you be poor and afford grad school?

Would I be poor if I made $50K/year and spent it all on hookers and blow?
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Old 03-02-10, 06:45 AM   #7
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Accountant and programmer with a bad attitude.....I'm essentially an employers wet dream and worst nightmare all at the same time.
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I would recommend being a holywood prostitute. Or maybe jsharr's gimp. I hear that pays well.
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I sell blood. Not mine of course.
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Old 03-02-10, 08:44 AM   #10
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blood huh? what's the matter; no one wanted to buy your semen?

i hear modo is permanently dehydrated.
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he is one of my best blood customers.
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he is one of my best blood customers.
btw, where's my oak casket?
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Yup, it's just a matter of priorities; grad school is a luxury for many of us. Hell, STEAK is a luxury for me! But I ride an expensive bike, because I NEED to be able to depend on it, and I need it to fit my size.
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How can you be poor and afford grad school?

Would I be poor if I made $50K/year and spent it all on hookers and blow?
Who cares about money if your the happiest person ever?
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Old 03-02-10, 10:38 AM   #15
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I would say deliver pizza, but before I can recommend that I'll have to find the thread that was called something like "Confessions of a Pizza Delivery Man" over on the Ford Taurus forums and let you read that first. And make sure you own a gun.

On the other hand... what about becoming a C&Ver and buying cheap bikes and fixing them up for yourself. You can get a lot more for a lot less that way, and you end up learning a lot about bikes.
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Buy a used bike?
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You guys are crazy, there is only one answer I came up with.

To get a discount at a bike shop.... work at a bike shop.
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Old 03-03-10, 07:43 AM   #18
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There's always Jimmy Johns. They do sandwich deliveries by bike.
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What's your graduate program? I'd suggest getting a job in that field, since you're putting all the time/effort into an advanced degree.

I'm a manufacturing engineer for a biotech company. Got my Bio. undergrad, that's it. Went straight into research for 6 years, then production science for another 5, then moved to engineering by pure chance. Unless you like fixing other people's problems all day long, I don't suggest what I do. My job is pretty easy, until something goes wrong in the lab; then I'm responsible for finding out why it's not working, how to save it to keep costs down, and make sure it's all on schedule so we don't hit backorder.
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#11 is my favorite! If it weren't for that sandwich, I'd probably weigh about 10lbs less.
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Old 03-03-10, 02:50 PM   #21
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What's your graduate program? I'd suggest getting a job in that field, since you're putting all the time/effort into an advanced degree.

Unless you like fixing other people's problems all day long, I don't suggest what I do.
Funny you say that I am going in to counseling. I did government as a undergrad but could not get a good job, I liked. So I HAD to go back to find work lol. I hope I can find something better soon.
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