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    Bad Taste novicius's Avatar
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    Probs for next year.

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    And another excellent day at work.

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    Anyone want to work for Lingenfelter? They're hiring a calibration specialist and an engine builder for their place here in Indiana.

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    I don't think anyone here qualifies for the position...

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    I know I dont. Thought someone here might or might know someone interested though.

    Wish I did though cause I think it'd be cool.

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    Our division is expanding at work and in a separate conversation my boss is encouraging me to start working towards a promotion. They want to keep me on the enterprise team so he seems to think I can make that leap while physically staying in Pittsburgh. I find this both encouraging and distressing because I'm personally and professionally exhausted right now and I just don't have it in me to keep trying to move up. I was hoping to do another year or two at this level before getting the itch to move up.

    I don't need the extra money, but it's hard to ignore the trajectory it would put me on. There are 15 levels to my job classification and I'm already on level 12, I'm only three years into a minimum 20 year gig so so if I can get to 13 now I'll spend most of my career near the top, which would guarantee me steady six figures of base salary in a few years. If I stay as a 12 I can't get to six figures until I max out that time in grade and inflation pushes the top step over that mark.

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    Had a great moment at work yesterday. Running a volleyball class at a primary school with 8-9 year olds. This was their second week and I’m there with my boss, Michaela, setup the courts (outside on grass) and we are ready for a tidal wave of kids.
    So over comes the kids, smiling and looking excited to be there. So I ask them to go to the same court they were on last week, those who were with Michaela go to her court, those who were with me come over to my court.
    With that the first 2 girls heading towards my court start yelling “David, David” (yes that’s my name, although it would have been cool if they yelled “Dicknose, Dicknose”). Next thing I know 30 kids are all screaming “David” as loud as they can as they follow me onto the court.
    Oh man - that is great!
    So I wave them to circle me, so I can talk to them, but the chant is still going. Ok let’s bring it down, they keep it going but now quietly. I drop to a knee to be closer to their height, they all drop to a knee. Cute. And the chant is still going, humming along relatively quietly. Damn it I’m loving this and going with it. So I jump up and wave my arms in the air. Cue... they jump up and back to a full scream.
    Intoxicating!
    So I bring it to and end and we get into playing volleyball. Ok throwing and catching and underarm serves is about their level. At the end I get them in a line so I can go along and hi-five them all. Yes the chant started again.
    Glorious.

    Best class ever.
    The kids had fun, but I had the best time.

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    That's awesome!

    I bet you'd make a great/fun physics teach as well!

    As for my current job, I certainly don't hate it, but it doesn't quite move me that much either...

    Hmmm..., maybe it's time to make a change...

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    I like reading this thread because it lets me know that it IS actually possible to have a job that you truly love doing. It gives me hope that eventually one day I'll find my calling.

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    I like my new job. They give me large batches of complicated data and ask me to fix/convert/summarize/visualize, I come up with fancy solutions to do it automatically.
    Get that weak shit off my track

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