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Old 07-20-2011, 02:39 PM   #51
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

Who doesn't accept a job that pays a quarter million a year?

**** man I spent 6 years sweating in the engine room of an aircraft carrier for about 15% of that.

I want to kick you in the balls, really hard.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:44 PM   #52
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

drive twice as fast to work

and read this article
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:44 PM   #53
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Who doesn't accept a job that pays a quarter million a year?

**** man I spent 6 years sweating in the engine room of an aircraft carrier for about 15% of that.

I want to kick you in the balls, really hard.
he probably also has more education than you
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:53 PM   #54
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

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But seriously, once you make that kind of money, you always make that kind of money.
Except when you don't, like someone who has skill in a dying industry, or someone who got lucky landing a job above their abilities, or any of a million other reasons there are plenty of people who used to make a lot more than they do now despite trying.

This isn't the 1950s where you went to college and got a job and stayed with the same company until they gave you a gold watch and a nice pension.

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For 250k a year, you can afford a driver in an SUV or town car. You can watch movies on the way to work, play poker, sleep (this is big), whatever you want. Same driver can run errands for you to cut down the things you need to do.
Sure, if you live in Arkansas.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:09 PM   #55
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

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Old 07-20-2011, 03:26 PM   #56
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

cute kid

with 200k a year you could hire a live-in nanny or top notch daycare .. 1 hour 45 min is really ridic , move closer, or buy a gyrocopter


or even a helicopter since you are rich

i'd recommend an Apache



if you dont want the job, will you vouch for me, im strong enough to carry a briefcase, can talk on a smartphone, and can generally look like im doing stuff behind a desk
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:48 PM   #57
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

what part of the country is this job in (to get a sense of how far the salary goes)
? 200 k in manhattan is much different from 200k in Iowa.

JFC, move closer to your job in either case. My ride to work is like 12 minutes and that sucks. I can't imagine driving that long each way.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:49 PM   #58
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if you dont want the job, will you vouch for me, im strong enough to carry a briefcase, can talk on a smartphone, and can generally look like im doing stuff behind a desk
Sometimes your hands will have to be above the table, though.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:49 PM   #59
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lol didnt click!
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:53 PM   #60
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

I think people may be overestimating how much $250k/year buys. Don't wanna sound ungrateful for what i have or a whiner, but i hardly live a jet-set lifetyle. Yes, I buy things when I want to and can go on vacations when I want (last time I went was 2 years ago, however...and before that 5 years earlier), but I ain't Scrooge McDuck and I certainly can't afford a chauffeured Apache with 28'' spinning rims.

If I took the job, would I be wallowing in poverty? No. Would I be "rich"? Hardly. For sure won't have to worry about money, but still won't be able to have my enemies eliminated or fill the pool (that i do no have) with Champagne. (Sparking wine, maybe)

Hell, I can't even get TTI to PM me back. And I'm already sort of a big deal around here.

FFS Gus Hanson loses more than my potential salary pretty much every time he plays a cash game.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:54 PM   #61
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what part of the country is this job in (to get a sense of how far the salary goes)
? 200 k in manhattan is much different from 200k in Iowa.

JFC, move closer to your job in either case. My ride to work is like 12 minutes and that sucks. I can't imagine driving that long each way.
I'm in the DC corridor. Dollar don't stretch too far.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:01 PM   #62
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

Ah.

Yeah, DC is pretty expensive (my step-brother used to live there). Even 250k isn't life changing money there. It would be pretty sick here in Memphis though. 3.5 hours in the car each day would be ****ing brutal. Not sure how long your mind could handle that. I guess you do drive 1.5 hours each day. But 3.5 hours is a brutally long time in DC traffic.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:12 PM   #63
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

Look on the internet for a guy who works close to where you live and lives close to where the job you were offered is. Swap families with him. Problem solved.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:44 PM   #64
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

u can play this internet poker phenomenon these young kids are talking about!
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:46 PM   #65
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

well if your wife makes 95k as you said, you're really more of a 350k household (before tax)
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:22 PM   #66
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cute kid

with 200k a year you could hire a live-in nanny or top notch daycare .. 1 hour 45 min is really ridic , move closer, or buy a gyrocopter


or even a helicopter since you are rich

i'd recommend an Apache



if you dont want the job, will you vouch for me, im strong enough to carry a briefcase, can talk on a smartphone, and can generally look like im doing stuff behind a desk
I recommend the Apache. It has a lot of power, it is well made and very sturdy thus it is great for protecting your family, it is also great for thinning traffic when the ****ing asshat in the gyrocopter is going too slow and will not let pass.

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I think people may be overestimating how much $250k/year buys. Don't wanna sound ungrateful for what i have or a whiner, but i hardly live a jet-set lifetyle. Yes, I buy things when I want to and can go on vacations when I want (last time I went was 2 years ago, however...and before that 5 years earlier), but I ain't Scrooge McDuck and I certainly can't afford a chauffeured Apache with 28'' spinning rims.

If I took the job, would I be wallowing in poverty? No. Would I be "rich"? Hardly. For sure won't have to worry about money, but still won't be able to have my enemies eliminated or fill the pool (that i do no have) with Champagne. (Sparking wine, maybe)

Hell, I can't even get TTI to PM me back. And I'm already sort of a big deal around here.

FFS Gus Hanson loses more than my potential salary pretty much every time he plays a cash game.
I then suggest you get the Apache with 24" spinning rims, it may not be as classy and balla as the 28" rims but you should be able to buy a pair of dice to counteract the less than stellar 24" rims.
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:01 PM   #67
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

So today I stayed home to get some stuff done around the house and think things over. Decided to finally paint the morning room. (still in progress)



I liked being home.
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:53 PM   #68
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

You look like you live at the base of a hill, tough beat.

You ever have any problems with flooding?
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:54 PM   #69
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

Kingfishy, You really need to start playing poker and smashing things again. Canada.....
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:04 PM   #70
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

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You look like you live at the base of a hill, tough beat.

You ever have any problems with flooding?
no. There is a sharp hill outside, but it is actually engineered. The hill dips, then the house is on a slight rise again, plus there are swails and a sump pump for another measure. The hill is there so we don't ever flood.

Pain in the ass to upkeep/mow.

The last time there was a flood here was the late 1800s, yet we are considered a flood hazard. Silly.

One day I'll terrace it, but not this year.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:34 PM   #71
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Ah.

Yeah, DC is pretty expensive (my step-brother used to live there). Even 250k isn't life changing money there. It would be pretty sick here in Memphis though. 3.5 hours in the car each day would be ****ing brutal. Not sure how long your mind could handle that. I guess you do drive 1.5 hours each day. But 3.5 hours is a brutally long time in DC traffic.
250K isn't really all that sick in Memphis imo
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:53 PM   #72
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

I left a job I didn't like at all in June. It didn't pay 200k, but for an American 24 year old it was easily 90th percentile or higher. I worked it for 1 year longer than I wanted because the extra money saved that year would make a huge difference in my risk tolerance, mobility, freedom, lack of stress once I left. I am an entrepreneur now. If you have more money than you need, it's an ez decision. Since you are under water on your mortgage...I think working the job for 12-18 months could be a very good thing. I understand what you are saying about getting stuck in a cycle of always opting for more money. This is a fallacy...only applies to the average person. Have confidence in your ability to adapt to your own circumstances and constantly adjust your own marginal value of money. You are a poker player after all, you can adjust. This means today the money might be more important to your families long term happiness, and once you have save $150k more than you have now, you will no longer need to work the soulless job. Don't fear that by recognizing money is very important to you today that you will not be able to make the opposite decision in the future.

The commute is not worth it...I would consider renting near work and bringing your family there possibly...while renting your current home? This leaves your wife's job in the air. Maybe your higher salary allows her to spend more time with daughter or not work while she finds a new one near new job.

Holliday is also very correct that there is tremendous equity in getting paid 200k+. Salary is very sticky in the US and this will open up your career path to an entirely new array of high paying jobs.

I would chart out all the financial costs of taking the job. Let's assume you spend money to overcome all psychological costs (i.e. move, cover wife's salary, forgone rent on home while looking for tenant). See if the increased salary sufficiently overcomes these.

Good luck. While this is difficult, it is a good sign that you have two reasonable options. A lot of people don't. Either through lack of effort or bad luck.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:11 PM   #73
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

you've got a tough decision, all I can offer is this - hating your job sucks. It brings the rest of your life down.

I hopped jobs for 10 years after college b/c none of them inspired me. Finally I found one that made me happy to wake up every morning and I've been there 14 years.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:19 PM   #74
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Re: Beat: I was offered a job for >$200,000/yr base salary today

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3.5 hours in the car each day would be ****ing brutal.
For me this would be a dealbreaker. I literally could not do it. Would have to get an apartment to spend at least 2-3 weeknights a week.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:29 PM   #75
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Wow. Now i wanna slit my wrists!
Here is one more to add: I recently purchased a Prius to save money on my commute. I drive a ****ing Prius 120 miles every day. I am a living, breathing, driving parody of all I hated when I was in college.
Welcome to real life, daddy-o.
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