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Judge Wimpy
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I have to work 10 hours of overtime per week before any of the money goes to me
After taxes, mortgage, utilities, food, etc. I basically have to work at least 10 hours of overtime per week before any of the money I earn goes into my pocket. Then not much of it stays in my pocket, there is always a holiday, or someone's birthday or special occasion or a home repair. In reality I have to work probably 20 hours of overtime per week before I make any money.

Basically, I'm lucky if I can buy a slice of pizza or a turkey sandwich for myself once or twice a week. Otherwise I don't have anything at all in my life that is a decision that I get to make.

Is everyone's life like this, or am I particularly bad at life?
The President is an employee. His boss is the tax payer.
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Also, I hope no politicians are reading this post. Because they always try to fix this backwards. They take more money from workers and give more of it to non-workers, which just makes life even more difficult for people like me and you who try to earn an honest living.
The President is an employee. His boss is the tax payer.
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No sir, you are not alone. Just keeping everyone warm and fed is tough these days for a working man. Responsibility blows.
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we are slaves to big business
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After taxes, mortgage, utilities, food, etc. I basically have to work at least 10 hours of overtime per week before any of the money I earn goes into my pocket. Then not much of it stays in my pocket, there is always a holiday, or someone's birthday or special occasion or a home repair. In reality I have to work probably 20 hours of overtime per week before I make any money.

Basically, I'm lucky if I can buy a slice of pizza or a turkey sandwich for myself once or twice a week. Otherwise I don't have anything at all in my life that is a decision that I get to make.

Is everyone's life like this, or am I particularly bad at life?
 Quoting: Judge Wimpy

Better not speak too loud about your ability to buy a slice of pizza or sandwich a couple times a week... if the Republicans hear you they will be sure to take your sandwich and give it to a CEO of an oil company.
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I feel your pain. I love the company I work at but sometimes I just wonder if I will ever get a raise or if going "above and beyond" my work is just seen as charity. I hope it changes when busy season picks up, but during the crap weather we shut down for the day. Fuck being hourly, I'd rather have a set number every week, at least it's predictable.
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The only way to win the game is to not play it.
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OP, im here to share with you things can change in the blink of an eye. Keep on Keeping on.. Keep talking to your creator..

"Seek not thine own understanding"
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OP, im here to share with you things can change in the blink of an eye. Keep on Keeping on.. Keep talking to your creator..

"Seek not thine own understanding"
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So basically - 'stay dumb and blind, and never question anything. Be a good slave etc.' is that what you're saying?

Fuck the game, and fuck the system.
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worshiptdown
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OP, im here to share with you things can change in the blink of an eye. Keep on Keeping on.. Keep talking to your creator..

"Seek not thine own understanding"
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I'm thinking 20 minutes, if it goes viral. I have a 19% conversion rate and an average return of $11 per viewer. I just only have a few hundred viewers. But if this thing were to miraculously go viral, like Justin Bieber tweeted it or something, it would be tens of millions of dollars in minutes, with the potentially to sell the intellectual property for even more.

Biebs, if you're out there, I'll split the take with you.
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After taxes, mortgage, utilities, food, etc. I basically have to work at least 10 hours of overtime per week before any of the money I earn goes into my pocket. Then not much of it stays in my pocket, there is always a holiday, or someone's birthday or special occasion or a home repair. In reality I have to work probably 20 hours of overtime per week before I make any money.

Basically, I'm lucky if I can buy a slice of pizza or a turkey sandwich for myself once or twice a week. Otherwise I don't have anything at all in my life that is a decision that I get to make.

Is everyone's life like this, or am I particularly bad at life?
 Quoting: Judge Wimpy

Better not speak too loud about your ability to buy a slice of pizza or sandwich a couple times a week... if the Republicans hear you they will be sure to take your sandwich and give it to a CEO of an oil company.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 66790302



and the oil company may give OP a job that earns $100,000 a year.

it's the democraps who take and tax, wash and repeat, from LBJ on.

They called it the War on Poverty - more like the War to Enrich Democratic Candidates.
we only have each other. And that makes us rich.. . .

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After taxes, mortgage, utilities, food, etc. I basically have to work at least 10 hours of overtime per week before any of the money I earn goes into my pocket. Then not much of it stays in my pocket, there is always a holiday, or someone's birthday or special occasion or a home repair. In reality I have to work probably 20 hours of overtime per week before I make any money.

Basically, I'm lucky if I can buy a slice of pizza or a turkey sandwich for myself once or twice a week. Otherwise I don't have anything at all in my life that is a decision that I get to make.

Is everyone's life like this, or am I particularly bad at life?
 Quoting: Judge Wimpy


What are you like 18 or something?

whatever
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After taxes, mortgage, utilities, food, etc. I basically have to work at least 10 hours of overtime per week before any of the money I earn goes into my pocket. Then not much of it stays in my pocket, there is always a holiday, or someone's birthday or special occasion or a home repair. In reality I have to work probably 20 hours of overtime per week before I make any money.

Basically, I'm lucky if I can buy a slice of pizza or a turkey sandwich for myself once or twice a week. Otherwise I don't have anything at all in my life that is a decision that I get to make.

Is everyone's life like this, or am I particularly bad at life?
 Quoting: Judge Wimpy


What are you like 18 or something?

whatever
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42.

Which is probably evidence of how badly I'm failing at life.

Well I have my health, and so does my family. I feel like it's slave mentality to be happy with so minimal, but still it is good some good news.
The President is an employee. His boss is the tax payer.
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No, you are pretty much exactly where myself and almost everyone I know is.

Sucks.
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you get paid for doing overtime? you lucky capitalistic worker!
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I'm expected to work 50+ hours per week, no overtime. All this "it's great to be salaried" is great...until you are...

Not complaining, just offering some facts.
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Start your own business if you can so you can be the asshole that your employees complain about.

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I'm expected to work 50+ hours per week, no overtime. All this "it's great to be salaried" is great...until you are...

Not complaining, just offering some facts.
 Quoting: Thulsa


hesright
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live within your means, and you will be alright.

We and my wife were up to our eyeballs in debt, to the point of buying food and gas on credit cause all incoming cash went right back out to bills.

i got rearended on my motorcycle, was out of work for a long time and lost everything. we ended up filing bankruptcy and starting over.

Before: $6000/month in - $5500/month out

Now: $6000/month in - $2200/month out

We learned to live on less and within our means, and now we reap the benefits of that dark period in our lives.

Sometimes it takes losing everything to learn this valuable lesson. Best education i ever got from a dose of reality.
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After taxes, mortgage, utilities, food, etc. I basically have to work at least 10 hours of overtime per week before any of the money I earn goes into my pocket. Then not much of it stays in my pocket, there is always a holiday, or someone's birthday or special occasion or a home repair. In reality I have to work probably 20 hours of overtime per week before I make any money.

Basically, I'm lucky if I can buy a slice of pizza or a turkey sandwich for myself once or twice a week. Otherwise I don't have anything at all in my life that is a decision that I get to make.

Is everyone's life like this, or am I particularly bad at life?
 Quoting: Judge Wimpy


What are you like 18 or something?

whatever
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 66416405


42.

Which is probably evidence of how badly I'm failing at life.

Well I have my health, and so does my family. I feel like it's slave mentality to be happy with so minimal, but still it is good some good news.
 Quoting: Judge Wimpy


To me it sounds like you kind of are doing it right.
You have a job and a family and a roof over your heads. And some food in the fridge.

My Dad has told me that the 40's would be the most broke years of my life.
Hopefully you have a mortgage and then have the chance to one day pay it off!
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think that's discouraging...look into tax freedom day.

what is tax freedom day?

Tax Freedom Day is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for year. A vivid, calendar-based illustration of the cost of government, Tax Freedom Day divides all federal, state, and local taxes by the nationís income. In 2014, Americans will pay $3.0 trillion in federal taxes and $1.5 trillion in state taxes, for a total tax bill of $4.5 trillion, or 30.2 percent of income. This year (2014), Tax Freedom Day falls on April 21, or 111 days into the year.

Working until April 21.....just to pay your "fair share" of taxes.

'Merica!
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im a cleaner and ive to work a extra 20 hours a week on top of the 37 before i get enpough for my weed.

dont moan abt it jst doing whats gotta be done.

people around the world tha dont even have a roof for gods sake, be gratefull my friend.
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After taxes, mortgage, utilities, food, etc. I basically have to work at least 10 hours of overtime per week before any of the money I earn goes into my pocket. Then not much of it stays in my pocket, there is always a holiday, or someone's birthday or special occasion or a home repair. In reality I have to work probably 20 hours of overtime per week before I make any money.

Basically, I'm lucky if I can buy a slice of pizza or a turkey sandwich for myself once or twice a week. Otherwise I don't have anything at all in my life that is a decision that I get to make.

Is everyone's life like this, or am I particularly bad at life?
 Quoting: Judge Wimpy


What are you like 18 or something?

whatever
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 66416405


42.

Which is probably evidence of how badly I'm failing at life.

Well I have my health, and so does my family. I feel like it's slave mentality to be happy with so minimal, but still it is good some good news.
 Quoting: Judge Wimpy


At that age you should have some skills/career and not be working for minimum wage.
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I feel your pain. I love the company I work at but sometimes I just wonder if I will ever get a raise or if going "above and beyond" my work is just seen as charity. I hope it changes when busy season picks up, but during the crap weather we shut down for the day. Fuck being hourly, I'd rather have a set number every week, at least it's predictable.
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At certain companies, you might get noticed and get promoted. But most companies, you're just doing charity work going above and beyond your duties. There's office politics that go on similar to what government bureaucrats do. Usually I fire people like that on the spot in my business and usually why I walk the floor myself to see what's going on. I have a lot of people that go past the limit working for me and I notice them and I pay them well for it. I also have incentives for it.

I find a lot of good employees at other businesses getting paid minimum wage and the management/owners pushing them over the limit. These people think it will make their business function better or as good as mine, it won't.

If a company isn't paying you a decent wage that you find acceptable, then they have no respect for you or your abilities. Just start looking for another place, as you will never get a raise. Also if you do more work than needed, they do notice it, except they will expect you to keep that up with no raise.
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After taxes, mortgage, utilities, food, etc. I basically have to work at least 10 hours of overtime per week before any of the money I earn goes into my pocket. Then not much of it stays in my pocket, there is always a holiday, or someone's birthday or special occasion or a home repair. In reality I have to work probably 20 hours of overtime per week before I make any money.

Basically, I'm lucky if I can buy a slice of pizza or a turkey sandwich for myself once or twice a week. Otherwise I don't have anything at all in my life that is a decision that I get to make.

Is everyone's life like this, or am I particularly bad at life?
 Quoting: Judge Wimpy


Yes. Welcome to the club.
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you wanted this remember? they told you that you wanted this at school for how fugn long?

now you have it and you aren't happy..?


interesting...
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I am lucky enough to work 105 hours a week. It has brought me from a dark time and place in my life. I never get to see my family. It's hard on this end of the spectrum, I live in isolation no one to talk to, no fun just work. I did it for myself for 8 years but then 2008 happened and I was trying to expand too far and lost everything I had ever worked for. I had big money then. I got homeless, so don't think it could never happen to you. I never gave up, it only made me stronger and then life happened and slowed me from taking uncalculated risks going it on my own (for now). I am using the man against himself, I am letting him pay me to learn. So enjoy your family and life. Enjoy nature and take it in for all of its glory and wonder. Use your time to learn a new skill. If you can be on GLP then you can find ways to learn for free on the internet. You have to ask yourself,am I a punk, or will I keep fighting?
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Downsize? Get a smaller house?

I know it can be tough, I've been there.
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OP, im here to share with you things can change in the blink of an eye. Keep on Keeping on.. Keep talking to your creator..

"Seek not thine own understanding"
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 61957048


I'm thinking 20 minutes, if it goes viral. I have a 19% conversion rate and an average return of $11 per viewer. I just only have a few hundred viewers. But if this thing were to miraculously go viral, like Justin Bieber tweeted it or something, it would be tens of millions of dollars in minutes, with the potentially to sell the intellectual property for even more.

Biebs, if you're out there, I'll split the take with you.
 Quoting: Judge Wimpy


What are you talking about? youtube?





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