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Old 12-04-2018, 03:26 PM   #337101
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Would you agree that a remote job would be pretty cool though in terms of flexibility?

Or am I still on the wrong path iyo? The reason I ask is because the advice i give to others is not the same as what I'm doing.

For example I have a friend in insurance (and hates it) who's dream is to teach. She wants to "build a nice nest egg" and then transition in her 40s. I told her to **** insurance and teach now...as the idea that you'll get to one path by heading down another is false. All you have to do is step on the right path (teaching) and go from there.

That said, I am plagued by greed. I cant escape it. I dont know why.

(I sincerely value your insights here bc of your background)
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:35 PM   #337102
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i think a remote job is highly dependent on the person.

personally, i have problems working from home because i am easily distracted, but i really don't have much love for what i do, so distractions are wanted.
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:42 PM   #337103
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You might be remote but are you sure you will be able to travel? A lot of remote jobs that deal with sensitive data will want you to have dedicated VPN hardware that might not be portable.
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:47 PM   #337104
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Yea I dont plan on like country hopping every month, I just think I'd have more flexibility than I do now. Good point though, I will deffo ask in an interview.

Going off of the only example I know...Mrs Ava is able to travel the US with no issues, and she handles much more sensitive information than I do.
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Old 12-04-2018, 05:35 PM   #337105
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Ava - you sound/seem like a highly employable, smart, go getter type. You clearly know your way around an interview and I honestly do not think it is a stretch to say if you took a couple o years to "do you" and find out exactly what you want out of life to do it now and there will be plenty of employment opportunities if you find you need to get back at it and make untold sums of USD.

It would really suck if you half assed it with a remote job and had an absolute ton of ragrets imo.
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Old 12-04-2018, 06:21 PM   #337106
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You might be remote but are you sure you will be able to travel? A lot of remote jobs that deal with sensitive data will want you to have dedicated VPN hardware that might not be portable.
As a remote worker it's not even so much being able to connect, as I can use my VPN from home or on my phone. However, there are a lot of tax implications to just 'working from wherever'. Though this is less of a thing with the Wayfair decision.
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Old 12-04-2018, 06:40 PM   #337107
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Would you agree that a remote job would be pretty cool though in terms of flexibility?

Or am I still on the wrong path iyo? The reason I ask is because the advice i give to others is not the same as what I'm doing.

For example I have a friend in insurance (and hates it) who's dream is to teach. She wants to "build a nice nest egg" and then transition in her 40s. I told her to **** insurance and teach now...as the idea that you'll get to one path by heading down another is false. All you have to do is step on the right path (teaching) and go from there.

That said, I am plagued by greed. I cant escape it. I dont know why.
I've read some stuff about this and I think it often has to do with fear of losing it all or insecurity. Like, you think "if I have X I'll be set," then you get x and don't feel set so you think, "ok, if I get y, I'll be set" and there are people with $100 mil who still think that way.

FWIW, a lot of people have the opposite problem. I load up a few sex candles and I think I'm retired and start passing up opportunities. I'm a thousandaire, what could go wrong?
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:26 PM   #337108
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Ava - you sound/seem like a highly employable, smart, go getter type. You clearly know your way around an interview and I honestly do not think it is a stretch to say if you took a couple o years to "do you" and find out exactly what you want out of life to do it now and there will be plenty of employment opportunities if you find you need to get back at it and make untold sums of USD.

It would really suck if you half assed it with a remote job and had an absolute ton of ragrets imo.
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I've read some stuff about this and I think it often has to do with fear of losing it all or insecurity. Like, you think "if I have X I'll be set," then you get x and don't feel set so you think, "ok, if I get y, I'll be set" and there are people with $100 mil who still think that way.

Yea, if I psychoanalyzed myself I think I’d come to the conclusion that I’m like this from growing up poor. Especially with my mom getting sick and us basically being SOL.

I don’t want fast cars or a big house. I don’t really travel or have crazy toys. Hell, haven't bought a new shirt in years. I just keep on accumulating money to no end. I seriously don’t know why I put so much value on money when I don’t use it to any benefit.

I highly recommend this 6 min Alan Watts video which just re-emphasizes what you guys are saying. One of my fav watts clips.

“The most dangerous risk of all: The risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet that you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.”

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Old 12-04-2018, 08:30 PM   #337109
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Does this happen at lots of casinos or just Winstar?

You have your phone laying on the table and the dealer wags her finger at you and says: "No, no no. You better pick your phone up because you don't want to void the bad beat."
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:35 PM   #337110
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Happens everywhere. One good thing about bad beats is that the staff can use them to police unruly players.

It's annoying in your spot because it's dumb that you can't have a phone on the table. But if you are dealing with a lot of monkey regs who constantly want to fold out of turn, expose cards, etc. it puts the fear of God into them. Most of them would rather lose their families in a fire than kill a jackpot.
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:53 PM   #337111
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For years at Star you werenít allowed to be using your phone at all at the table and had to stand up and move away to text or take a call

Theyíve relaxed the rules the past 18 months and now you can text, watch movies, surf etc but still canít be on your phone or engaged with your phone during a hand.

I at first welcomed the change but now wish we still had the old system - I ****ing hate playing at a table full of people watching movies with their headphones on and think itís really bad for the game
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:55 PM   #337112
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Ok, just checking. Was listening to a DGAF podcast and he mentioned a guy at his table going off about how the phone on the table would void the bad beat back home. My first thought was "the joys of playing live low stakes" and my second thought was "that guy is probably from Winstar."

Anytime table discussion turns to asking the dealer to hit the bad beat, someone please shoot me. I generally respond by asking the dealer to not hit the bad beat and truthfully the only time I'd really care to hit it is when I'm down a lot and hitting it would get me out of the hole, psychologically allowing me to get up from the table and go home.

Sure if it was hundreds of thousands I'd understand but ours is so paltry it's not even worth discussing.
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:57 PM   #337113
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I feel like many of the rules everyone says aren't rules that the casino can actually void a jackpot with but are actually just things people think can void a jackpot because they heard someone say it before. And that includes staff.

Like, it's one thing to collude and tell a table mate you have a bad beat eligible hand and you should check it down. It's wholly different if someone folds pre out of turn.
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:02 PM   #337114
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People watching movies is terrible for the game. It slows down the game considerably and it provides a terrible atmosphere for anyone that wants to have fun.

In theory it sounds like a great way to make money while doing something more enjoyable (watching a movie) but in the vast majority of cases the opposite is true. These nits are essentially paying other players at the table to watch a movie on their tablet. I thought maybe these guys were small winners, but it's just not the case. Nearly all these guys are losing players. Sure, they aren't losing like spewy mcspew or the dude without a clue but most of them are losing money, some at a much higher clip than you might expect.
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:04 PM   #337115
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For some reason I read "Star" as "Kansas Star" and I thought feel wrath was Garick.
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:07 PM   #337116
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Tomorrow Sticky Rice is supposed to play on Live at the Bike. Last time he didn't make it on for reasons that only I know. Hopefully he'll be on there tomorrow though.

edit: fml made the announcement 1 day early. I got all hyped. Hard for me to keep track of what day it is.

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Old 12-04-2018, 09:14 PM   #337117
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Sticky rice heater is in top 3 most entertaining poker videos imo
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:35 PM   #337118
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Had my fastest 1.2mi swim to date today and all with a slower stroke rate and smaller breaths. It's both cool and insanely frustrating how critical technique is to swimming. You can't simply muscle through to go faster, you actually have to become a better swimmer.

Wife still smokes me with ease though.
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:03 PM   #337119
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Same with rowing tbh
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:52 PM   #337120
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:16 AM   #337121
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Good evening, gentleman. I'm given to believe this is a place where useful conversations on the pokers, craft beers, and the virtues of brotherhood are found. I myself am partial to excellent brews such as Fat Tire and the occasional Goose Island. I also play every hand perfectly and can explain why playing every hand is optimal strategery. Might I join in the camaraderie?
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:27 AM   #337122
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I don't have a brother :/
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:17 AM   #337123
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BBJs are sacred. You don't mess with that.
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:34 AM   #337124
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:39 AM   #337125
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Good evening, gentleman. I'm given to believe this is a place where useful conversations on the pokers, craft beers, and the virtues of brotherhood are found. I myself am partial to excellent brews such as Fat Tire and the occasional Goose Island. I also play every hand perfectly and can explain why playing every hand is optimal strategery. Might I join in the camaraderie?
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