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Old 11-10-2017, 10:41 AM   #1826
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We had a company employee satisfaction survey. They asked for one word to describe our organization. I put "Dilbert".

About 6 months ago one of the applications I support was partially replaced. I have begged and pleaded to clean up the app so it works properly. I've been shot down every time I've brought it up. So, every single day I get an email, with a cc to about 25 people, from operations telling me the same job failed and asking me how to resolve the issue. Every day I must reply to everyone to mark it as successful.

Every.......single.......day.
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:50 AM   #1827
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We had a company employee satisfaction survey. They asked for one word to describe our organization. I put "Dilbert".

About 6 months ago one of the applications I support was partially replaced. I have begged and pleaded to clean up the app so it works properly. I've been shot down every time I've brought it up. So, every single day I get an email, with a cc to about 25 people, from operations telling me the same job failed and asking me how to resolve the issue. Every day I must reply to everyone to mark it as successful.

Every.......single.......day.
That is outstanding!
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:34 PM   #1828
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I feel like I should give some sort of update but not much going on really.

My current target for retirement is 3/23/2018 but I continue to flip-flop on really doing it. The numbers work sort of but it will require some discipline. I'm accustomed to just spending without thinking much about it but I won't be able to do that anymore. I really don't spend that much. We never eat out. We don't really travel that much. Most of my discretionary income goes to fishing and that isn't really crazy. I have all of the equipment I need so most of the money goes to gas. We've been taking longer and longer trips as I've learned more places to go.

Which brings me to.........boat fever. I am thinking about upgrading my boat. Mine is OK but I bought it not really knowing much about the area or what kind of fishing I would be doing. Now that I know, I also know what I really want in a boat. I'm not going crazy, because you can go crazy with boats. I just want to upgrade some. Unfortunately, I'm going to take a bath on my boat. It isn't that old but it is like a car. As soon as you drive it off the lot, you've lost money on it. But fishing is what I enjoy doing the most and I get so much out of it. I personally think it is worth spending for something I spend so much time doing.

The downside is, I might have to work longer. Ugh. But the whole point of working for me is to set myself up for an enjoyable retirement. Having the boat I really want helps achieve this.
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:40 PM   #1829
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Might as well post some fish pics

These are yellowtail (can you tell which one - ha!), and mangrove snapper. Yummmmmyyyyyyy. They are delicious. The middle one is a lesser amberjack. We haven't eaten that yet.



Me and some buddies had a really good day

The silvery ones are kingfish. The big red ones are red grouper and the smaller red ones are mangrove snapper



I caught two of these nice red groupers. GF stuffed it with crab meat. DELICIOUS!





We go about 40 miles out to catch these. You just don't do that well closer in. This is the prime reason I would like a bigger boat (yeah, I said that). I can get out there faster and the ride is smoother.
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:45 PM   #1830
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used boat?

You are my inspiration with retirement theme. It is sooooooo hugely scary, especially because there is no way back, at least in my industry.
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:56 AM   #1831
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used boat?

You are my inspiration with retirement theme. It is sooooooo hugely scary, especially because there is no way back, at least in my industry.
I think I"m going with new. I don't like inheriting other people's problems.

Yeah, same for me. If I'm out even a year it's really tough to get back in. It's funny because the issue isn't that I (or you probably) can't do the job, it's the industry perception that we can't. Stupid. The other thing is, and I get this, if it is between 2 people that have similar backgrounds and one hasn't worked lately, it makes sense to take the person that is employed.
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