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Re: The VENT Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:55 pm
by starrydreamer
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Don't look at me, a bona fide baby boomer. I worked for nearly four decades, paying my taxes, voting and generally trying to be a decent citizen. Now I watch my Social Security grow smaller, relative to cost of living, while sh!tholes in the government threaten to reduce my "entitlement."
Yeah, you know why I'm "entitled" to that money? Because I paid and paid and paid into SS. I'd have to live past 100 before I start getting money that isn't actually, you know, MINE. :evil:


Ugh, what went wrong with social security? I'm paying into it - have been for about 15 years, and I'm not expecting to receive much, if anything, from it. How's that fair? Boomers now are getting screwed, sure, but the younger generation is inheriting an even bigger mess and getting screwed for longer. I shudder to think how it's going to be for my son.

Re: The VENT Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:00 pm
by Tessablue
Somnambulist wrote:Aren't baby boomers the reason everything is awful right now?

Or your entitled parents were the reason everything is awful.. it's hard to remember..

Sometimes I cheer myself up by looking at polls and breaking them down by age...

Anyways, I'm enjoying this idea that there's only one correct road through life. If I still have this job three years from now, let alone thirty, something has gone quite terribly wrong.

Re: The VENT Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:08 pm
by stark
starrydreamer wrote:Frankly, I could simply leave and go into practice (I'm a licensed attorney).


I think that's the best idea yet, congrats in advance.
That is, providing you hire a couple of general office assistants and then share with us how many sick days and vacation days you provide them out of your pocket.

Any idea what kind of benefits you'd provide?

Re: The VENT Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:28 pm
by starrydreamer
stark wrote:
starrydreamer wrote:Frankly, I could simply leave and go into practice (I'm a licensed attorney).


I think that's the best idea yet, congrats in advance.
That is, providing you hire a couple of general office assistants and then share with us how many sick days and vacation days you provide them out of your pocket.

Any idea what kind of benefits you'd provide?


Uh, as a solo attorney in practice, there's no way I could afford an office assistant, much less two. My job used to be talking to solo practitioners (& helping them research), and I can count on one hand how many of them had any office help at all.

In addition, I work for a large corporation that is publicly traded. There is a big difference between a company of 15,000 and a company of 3. So the point you're trying to make here falls very flat.

Re: The VENT Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:50 pm
by stark
Somnambulist wrote:Aren't baby boomers the reason everything is awful right now?

Wah Wah Wah, life sucks, maybe if I blame somebody else I'll feel better.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP8sofAN4xc

Somnambulist wrote:Or your entitled parents were the reason everything is awful...

My Dad left my Mom when she was pregnant with me and I never met him so I don't think that's it.

Re: The VENT Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:52 pm
by Somnambulist
Don't justify yourself to this guy..

Speaking of oversharing personal info?

Re: The VENT Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:01 am
by stark
starrydreamer wrote:Uh, as a solo attorney in practice, there's no way I could afford an office assistant, much less two. My job used to be talking to solo practitioners (& helping them research), and I can count on one hand how many of them had any office help at all.

In addition, I work for a large corporation that is publicly traded. There is a big difference between a company of 15,000 and a company of 3. So the point you're trying to make here falls very flat.


Okay so humor me, let's pretend for just a moment that you're a really successful attorney and have a firm of 50 employees, just a few other attorneys and a bunch of support staff. What kind of benefits would you provide them?

Would the single guy get as many sick days as the mother of three?
Can they carry over their unused sick days?
Can they just take the cash equivalent of vacation days?

Oh, and if you really want to go to Japan for two weeks, is personal time off without pay an option available to you?

Re: The VENT Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:07 am
by stark
Tessablue wrote:If I still have this job three years from now, let alone thirty, something has gone quite terribly wrong.


Why is that?

If you're comparing it to my 30+ year career please note.....I changed careers several times yet managed to stay with the same employer throughout.

Didn't want you to think I stayed at one position on the assembly line for my entire life, I know people have done that, but I would agree it's terribly wrong if your education exceeds the job requirements.

Re: The VENT Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:11 am
by Somnambulist
Maybe we'll all get lucky and stark will go on other forums to complain about us all.

Re: The VENT Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:13 am
by starrydreamer
No, I don't think I'll humor you. I'm not starting my own business and never plan to. My mother in law owns her own business and has a few part time employees, and I know that it's simply not for me. Plus, I love my current job. It's the one I wanted when I graduated from law school, and I had to jump through some hoops to get here.

My manager would probably let me work from Japan if I really wanted, but as you were so squeamish to hear about previously, I have a young child who is often sick, so it's not happening any time soon.

What are we supposed to do with that information that your dad left your mom when she was pregnant for you? Feel bad for you?