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    I feel for you, Tradd. Some work environments are...

    I feel for you, Tradd. Some work environments are abominable. I'm in a toxic situation myself and just trying to stay with it until the end of this contract. I do think you should be documenting on...
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    So sorry you are going through this. I have been...

    So sorry you are going through this. I have been lied to and lied about on rare occasions, it's very upsetting. I hope that justice works for you and your dad in the end.
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    Dear beach pointe, The other posters have...

    Dear beach pointe,

    The other posters have contributed some really lovely thoughts. I grew up having only 1 or 2 best friends, and into early adulthood was often lonely. I remember a very powerful...
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    Hey Ihamo, nice to "see" you! I do exactly the...

    Hey Ihamo, nice to "see" you! I do exactly the same.
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    This would get under my skin too!

    This would get under my skin too!
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    I could have written almost the same post, San...

    I could have written almost the same post, San Onofre Guy. I'm financially fine to retire in a few months, but the concept of spending rather than saving is very weird to me. And although I have...
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    Got it! Good for you you!!! You have a terrific...

    Got it! Good for you you!!! You have a terrific strategy. I'm looking into similar.
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    This is really interesting to me because I come...

    This is really interesting to me because I come at it from the opposite perspective. I have an assistant who is supposed to arrive at X time every day--and for a while I had someone who was...
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    ..so, Teacher Terry, if your income is $40k and...

    ..so, Teacher Terry, if your income is $40k and your comfort level is 60-70k, not sure what your solution is? You achieved living on $40k for a year, found that it pinched a bit (I would feel the...
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    This is helpful, I really appreciate the...

    This is helpful, I really appreciate the responses. I did not know about SHIP--I'll look into that.
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    Is Medigap worth it?

    I am trying to wrap my head around the ins and outs of Medicare---ugh! In expectation of retiring in the next 12-18 months. I am 65, very healthy, no problems. I have no risky hobbies, don't ride a...
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    5 WHAAT??? That's nutty. We don't all need 3...

    5 WHAAT??? That's nutty. We don't all need 3 houses!
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    Ap, there are so many people in your situation....

    Ap, there are so many people in your situation. Somehow this country has gotten into a terrible situation. People who are willing to work and smart should not have to struggle like this to get jobs....
  14. Thread: Anger

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    Rogarusa, I completely understand. I find as I...

    Rogarusa, I completely understand. I find as I get older that it's gotten easier for me to put my own needs first. I'm less of a people pleaser. I like it that way.
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    Sounds good, Yppej. It's nice when you see the...

    Sounds good, Yppej. It's nice when you see the light at the end!
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    Saying flat out "No" in my workplace is a great...

    Saying flat out "No" in my workplace is a great way to get shown the door. Quiet non-compliance is more what people do if they don't like certain parts of the job. The higher-ups actually model this...
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    We have vague standards. Anonymous people are...

    We have vague standards. Anonymous people are invited to write in their thoughts about the person being evaluated. The higher ups then select out the worst things, add their own nasty digs, and call...
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    "Amending my role" is an interesting concept. I...

    "Amending my role" is an interesting concept. I have in the past just quietly stopped doing some of the more odious or ridiculous tasks, been scolded for it, but not fired. Perhaps a bit of scolding...
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    My thought exactly. One more thing to talk to my...

    My thought exactly. One more thing to talk to my son about --- DON'T co-sign a loan for anyone, regardless of how good a "friend" they are!
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    Good on you and your wife, dmc! This kind of data...

    Good on you and your wife, dmc! This kind of data is fascinating. I would love to see a lot more posts here, maybe even a book with different people describing their finances and lifestyle 5-10 years...
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    CathyA, if the office where you were treated was...

    CathyA, if the office where you were treated was dirty I would take that as a sign to consider a different podiatrist. If they don't care whether the floor is dirty, will they care if their hands are...
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    SiouzQ, I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. I...

    SiouzQ, I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. I truly feel for you and how painful this must be.
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    Hi Gardnr, Yes, I have exhaustively evaluated my...

    Hi Gardnr, Yes, I have exhaustively evaluated my finances and have gotten independent opinions from two different financial planners. It's just a matter of a somewhat more or somewhat less lavish...
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    Jane, I'm half hoping the same thing will happen...

    Jane, I'm half hoping the same thing will happen to me. The decision would be made for me and I might get some unemployment checks. I'm basically ready to disappear one way or another...
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    Coming in late to this party, but congratulations, Alan! Motorcycles, books, good food, some cool home projects, music...the ideal retirement!
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