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Offline tbc

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Worst Advice You've Ever Heard?
« on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 01:01:40 »
in terms of jobs, this takes the cake:

http://www.reddit.com/r/jobs/comments/2zuv9e/do_the_salaries_i_earn_in_my_early_career_cement/cpmjbxy

according to that logic, everyone is worth $0 because your first job assesses your worth to be $0 because you were paid nothing by a company before this job, your second job looks at your first job and agrees that you are worth $0.  rinse and repeat till you die.
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Re: Worst Advice You've Ever Heard?
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 13:14:27 »
If you work hard, good things will happen.

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Re: Worst Advice You've Ever Heard?
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 13:23:24 »
Go to college. 

Followed by:

There will definitely be well paying jobs for you after you get your Master's degree.

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Re: Worst Advice You've Ever Heard?
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 13:30:10 »
:)) we sure are a bitter group.


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Re: Worst Advice You've Ever Heard?
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 13:41:18 »
Worst advice?

Take as many classes in possible per year in university to get out faster.

At least where I live, yearly fees are so cheap that most students will take reduced course loads so that they can put A LOT of time into the 3 or so classes they take compared to others like myself with 5 per semester.


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Re: Worst Advice You've Ever Heard?
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 21:15:39 »
Just use the power button to shut down the computer.

You should get a job because it will be fun.

You should stop reading those physics books because they're nonsense.
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Re: Worst Advice You've Ever Heard?
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 22:10:59 »
Amway is a hoax.

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Re: Worst Advice You've Ever Heard?
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 23 March 2015, 08:18:13 »
Follow your passion.

My passion involves giving foot massages to the stray cats in the neighborhood.  I haven't made a dime from it.
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Re: Worst Advice You've Ever Heard?
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 23 March 2015, 08:19:32 »
Follow your passion.

My passion involves giving foot massages to the stray cats in the neighborhood.  I haven't made a dime from it.

I just can't figure out what my passion and dreams are.  :-\

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Re: Worst Advice You've Ever Heard?
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 23 March 2015, 08:23:19 »
Everyone is equal

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Re: Worst Advice You've Ever Heard?
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 23 March 2015, 08:46:27 »
buy a Topre keyboard

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Re: Worst Advice You've Ever Heard?
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 23 March 2015, 08:49:37 »
Come out with your hands up

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Re: Worst Advice You've Ever Heard?
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 23 March 2015, 10:37:14 »
Follow your passion.

My passion involves giving foot massages to the stray cats in the neighborhood.  I haven't made a dime from it.

I just can't figure out what my passion and dreams are.  :-\

Passions, dreams, goals, I wouldn't get too caught up in them.  If you don't achieve their mythical importance, you set yourself up for disappointment, and feel like you failed.

What I have always found more useful are effective systems that might be working towards some short- or long-term goal, but the focus is more on the system than the achieving the passion or goal or endpoint.  Because along the way, you pick up skills, meet people, gain confidence, create more opportunities, etc.  The goal is simply a dessert.  The system in the entree. 

I recently read this book by the Dilbert creator and found it very useful for a person like myself that has difficulty nailing down goals but creates effective systems unconsciously:  http://www.amazon.com/How-Fail-Almost-Everything-Still/dp/1591847745/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=
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Re: Worst Advice You've Ever Heard?
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 23 March 2015, 14:48:08 »
When I was a student, my bank advised me to take out a loan to pay off the interest free overdraft they had just given me...
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Re: Worst Advice You've Ever Heard?
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 23 March 2015, 15:18:15 »
buy a mechanical keyboard
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« Reply #16 on: Mon, 23 March 2015, 15:18:47 »
tp thread is tp thread
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Re: Worst Advice You've Ever Heard?
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 23 March 2015, 15:25:06 »
Someone broke CLiB.

i done broked myself...



i was trying to emphasize "a" as in singular, in reference to a mechanical keyboard purchase...

I purchased "a" mechanical keyboard.



Multiple times.

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Re: Worst Advice You've Ever Heard?
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 23 March 2015, 15:27:17 »
Multiple times.

which is why it's bad advice to tell someone to buy "one"
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Re: Worst Advice You've Ever Heard?
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 23 March 2015, 15:28:14 »
Multiple times.

which is why it's bad advice to tell someone to buy "one"

"One at a time"??  ;D

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Re: Worst Advice You've Ever Heard?
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 23 March 2015, 15:30:48 »
tp thread is tp thread
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Re: Worst Advice You've Ever Heard?
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 23 March 2015, 15:59:04 »
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