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Subject:  Re: I might be crazy but.... Date:  4/11/2013  8:42 AM
Author:  Rayvt Number:  71907 of 75540

You're not crazy. You are institutionalized. The Man has sucked the life out of you for so long you depend on those walls.

visiopn, Don't even listen to people who have no idea who you are or what you want or how you want to go about achieving self-actualization.

The people to listen to are those who suggest that you not depend on the kindness of a company for your needs.

My goal before I retired was to get myself into the financial situation where we would be able to survive quite nicely if I left my job.

As many many employees have found out the hard way, you may love the company but they don't love you back.

To purposely put yourself into the situation where you are depending on the company for your house, you car, etc. is financially INSANE. I once had a fellow employee who worked a deal whereby he would have a company car (it involved him taking a sideways transfer without a raise). It all worked fine until he got caught in a layoff, and they demanded the car keys as they walked him out the door.

All in one fell swoop, no job, no car. I can't imagine adding "all my furniture on the sidewalk" to that.


The Plan. Seek a salary of 14K,..... This would create a savings for them of over 60K per year ...
Just on the face of it, I see a real easy way for them to create a savings of $74K, plus the cost of a car lease and a house lease.


Stop looking at this from the viewpoint that you want them to view it from. Look at this from the viewpoint that a new department manager would look at it. "Hmmm, we pay this guy a small salary, and a car and a house, and he only works a couple days a week. What in the world was his old manager thinking?"

That 60K "savings" you think is so important to them becomes of zero importance quickly. Like the "savings" you made by declining to buy a sports car last year.

You are just doing wishful thinking.
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