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Old 01-01-2010, 10:43 PM
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windy,

Congrats on the gym time! Let me know how the chantix works for you. I've heard from two people it worked great for them with no side effects. Hubs and I are seriously wanting to quit.

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Old 01-03-2010, 06:24 AM
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Hello everyone and A happy New Years.
I don't know if you all even remember me as I haven't dropped in here for a while.
I am still on the straight and narrow with a program similar to Windy's.
Just one rule- Stay sober.
Hope all of you are doing well.
I am usually in the OS free thread and I started a new fitness challenge on the fitness section if anybody wants to join.
All the best to everyone here.
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:53 AM
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FUBAR!!!!!!!!


Soooo good to see you!

Of course you aren't forgotton

(biggest hugs)
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:34 AM
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Fubar, like we could forget you! Good to see you.

I am sending my laptop off for repair (at least it's under warranty!) so I likely won't be on much or at all for a couple weeks. See you all later!
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:05 AM
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See, if anyone ever says there's not a difference between geology and geophysics, there's an example: I had five or six machines on my desk in my office when I was in grad school

Of course I was shackled to them writing code most of the time, when I really would have preferred to be out whacking rocks with my hammer.

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Old 01-07-2010, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Fubarcdn View Post
Hello everyone and A happy New Years.
I don't know if you all even remember me as I haven't dropped in here for a while.
I am still on the straight and narrow with a program similar to Windy's.
Just one rule- Stay sober.
Hope all of you are doing well.
I am usually in the OS free thread and I started a new fitness challenge on the fitness section if anybody wants to join.
All the best to everyone here.
Of course I remember you! Thank you for checking in with us. I always appreciate seeing posters with some clean time bothering to let us know how they are doing. Congrats and don't be a complete stranger!
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:58 AM
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Finally bought Casino Royale and rented Quantum of Solace.

I've been a Bond fan since I saw Live and Let Die as a toddler (and actually remember the intro from the theater) but haven't seen either of the last two until recently. I was really impressed with Daniel Craig who I had seen in Munich. As a fan of the Fleming books I want to shout: Bond is back!!! Hence my new avatar.

This probably sounds totally stupid but being a Bond fan is like being a sports fan. You get totally into it. You should see some of the online "discussions" over who is the best Bond. Crazy fun.

With the announcement today that Sam Mendes is expected to direct Bond 23 I'm really excited. Any other Bond fans here?
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Goat View Post
See, if anyone ever says there's not a difference between geology and geophysics, there's an example: I had five or six machines on my desk in my office when I was in grad school

Of course I was shackled to them writing code most of the time, when I really would have preferred to be out whacking rocks with my hammer.

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See, that's why I didn't like environmental work or geophysics. The last thing I want is to sit in front of a computer all the time. I need some time out in the field. Here's a field geologist:


Still waiting for my laptop to come back. Seriously, last night sucked. Free drugs, delivered to my door if I wanted them. I made it through alright though. I think I'm getting a new phone number soon, get rid of a few people.
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Old 01-08-2010, 04:00 PM
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Congrats on saying "no" last night. That sounds like a tough go of it.

Its interesting what you say about environmental studies. When I took that geology course, I was bored silly. Give me some good rocks, some faults and a hammer any day!
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:31 PM
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Man, I was starting to think this forum had shut down or something!!! Glad to see some folks posting, of course I guess I could have posted first, but.....oh whatever!!
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Old 01-08-2010, 10:50 PM
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Man, I was starting to think this forum had shut down or something!!! Glad to see some folks posting, of course I guess I could have posted first, but.....oh whatever!!
I'm back to posting more often, so glad to see you! After reading your posts about working in retail, I went ahead and applied for a job. Interview went well and I'll know next week if the job is mine.
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:04 AM
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Cool!! Is it comissioned or non-comissioned? Both have their pluses and minuses. Obviously, you can make more money comissioned, but along with that comes the stress of quotas, the threat of losing your job if you don't make them, not knowing how much you are going to make from month to month, constant "messing" with your comission structure (usually not in your favor!!), etc.

Much more job security with non-comissioned sales. You usually know what you are going to make each month, though you can often get "bonuses" each month for higher sales. You probably wont make as much money non-comissioned, but that also depends on your skill level. You are less likely to be put into an "ethical" situation.

Like I said, pros and cons for each. Hope you get the job and enjoy it!!! Take care.
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:52 AM
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checking in

how are things in the secular world????
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:50 AM
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Here's a field geologist:
And here's a geophysicist:



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Old 01-09-2010, 09:19 AM
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Still sober and eternally grateful to be a secular non-theist. Its ever so rewarding to be the sole agent of my change...just nice and simple that way.
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:40 PM
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Cool!! Is it comissioned or non-comissioned? Both have their pluses and minuses. Obviously, you can make more money comissioned, but along with that comes the stress of quotas, the threat of losing your job if you don't make them, not knowing how much you are going to make from month to month, constant "messing" with your comission structure (usually not in your favor!!), etc.

Much more job security with non-comissioned sales. You usually know what you are going to make each month, though you can often get "bonuses" each month for higher sales. You probably wont make as much money non-comissioned, but that also depends on your skill level. You are less likely to be put into an "ethical" situation.

Like I said, pros and cons for each. Hope you get the job and enjoy it!!! Take care.
Non-commissioned. The type of items we sell, it only makes sense to be paid a flat rate as many of them are between one and five dollars. The higher end items aren't the type you can easily encourage a customer to buy. If they want the item they will come in. Lets be honest, how many people are going buy a full calligraphy set spur of the moment?:rotfxko
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:12 PM
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Cool!! Is it comissioned or non-comissioned? Both have their pluses and minuses. Obviously, you can make more money comissioned, but along with that comes the stress of quotas, the threat of losing your job if you don't make them, not knowing how much you are going to make from month to month, constant "messing" with your comission structure (usually not in your favor!!), etc.

Much more job security with non-comissioned sales. You usually know what you are going to make each month, though you can often get "bonuses" each month for higher sales. You probably wont make as much money non-comissioned, but that also depends on your skill level. You are less likely to be put into an "ethical" situation.

Like I said, pros and cons for each. Hope you get the job and enjoy it!!! Take care.
Non-commissioned. The type of items they sell, it only makes sense to be paid a flat rate as many of the lower end items are between one and five dollars (scrapbooking items etc).

The higher end items aren't the type you can easily encourage a customer to buy. For these items, they will come in when they want them or need them for an art class. Lets be honest, how many people are going buy a full calligraphy set spur of the moment?:rotfxko
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:01 AM
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:44 PM
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I'm still here.
Good to see ya Windy. How's the leg doing?
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:09 PM
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I'm sorta floating around....

my pancrease is still complaining about my relapse....you know the concequenses of drinking never did keep me from drinking

anyhow..just wanted to say i'm ok..hope you all are too
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