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  • in reply to: Can a new employer find out about previous salary? #830
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    Well done for being bold enough to get the salary you deserve if that is the market rate.

    do not be concerned about it. Clearly your new employers consider you are worth it.

    in reply to: Apple trolls #816
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    For me, when I say ‘it just works’, I’m talking more about usability.


    @holycow
    That might have been true 5-10 years ago but it really irks me these days. Generally Windows used to be so s*** that MacOs looked great in comparison. Obviously the iPhone interface was a gamechanger but hasn’t really made massive strides for a while and most premium Android phones can give an iPhone a run for its money.

    Disclaimer: typing this on a Windows 8 laptop (work machine) – an ultra light Dell machine with a UHD display, SSD and a battery I can work on for 6-8 hours without having to recharge. It looks utilitarian but is a great machine. I also have a work iPhone (meh, I’ve really gone off iOS recently) and I’ve got a cheapish personal Samsung phone running Android Nougat. At home I have and use regularly a Macbook Pro, iPad and a cheapy Samsung Galaxy tablet. So I think I’ve got enough experience to be unbiased. The problem with a lot of Apple ‘fans’ is that they live in an Apple bubble.

    The bottom line is, Apple makes very decent machines and perfectly useable software but in 2018 it is really not anything special and compared to the premium cost markup you could argue it represents poor value. However, their marketing is phenomenal. A great example of the golden circle/start with why approach espoused by Simon Sinek.

    in reply to: Cost of dental treatment #793
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    My advice leave him to it ,husbands are not children if they want to behave in a silly way that their choice .With mine I say my piece once then shut up I give help and opinion if asked but other wise it’s up to him.
    I am dealing with dental based madness with mine ATM as well .

    in reply to: How to deal with Life's difficulties? #768
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    Agree with the above. You need to prioritize. What one thing needs a decision more than the rest? I go over all eventualities and think “what’s the worst outcome” and “What’s the best”. Sometimes you just need to trust your gut on things if logic isn’t helping.

    Generally I’d rather regret something I’ve done that something I should have done but wasn’t brave enough.

    in reply to: Health anxiety following serious accident #762
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    If his GP will allow it, I would ring him with your concerns. Otherwise, would he let you accompany him to one of his appointments? That may be another way to discuss what’s happening.

    Another thought: is he receiving prescription pain meds for these ailments? Is there a possibility that he’s addicted and trying to cover up the real problem?

    in reply to: When is the right age to retire? #754
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    I retired at 47 1/2. I knew I needed to retire at as early and age as possible, so planned well in advance, saved enough to tide me over until my pension came, over paid the mortgage etc.

    TBH, even though I wanted it, it was harder than I thought! I had even had long holidays before, and thought it would be like a never ending holiday. It really did not feel like that at all, so now I work part time in a school, as a TA.

    To me, that is still retired, as I do it because I want to, I could leave if I wanted to. It means I have to be up at 6.30 every morning, although I am finished at lunchtime. I am still part of a team, it is a great team and we all work hard at work.

    I do not regret leaving my long term previous career. It was stressful, long hours, and I was so exhausted I could not enjoy my horse.

    To me it was indeed about work/life balance. Just because your job cannot be part time, it does not mean another job would not be fun, if less well paid 🙂

    in reply to: Narcissism taking selfies? #739
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    Aren’t we all slightly narcissistic?

    I’m sure we all are to some extent.

    ..making sure we look nice.

    Is vanity the same thing as narcissism? Is making an effort to look nice on a special occasion even an act of vanity, or could it merely be compliance with social convention?

    Starting a thread like this is arguably an act of narcissism: “My opinion on {this random subject} is important. everybody pay attention to this!”
    Is it more or less narcissistic than taking a ‘selfie’ I wonder?

    in reply to: How to go off the radar? #734
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    Travel across America on Greyhound buses, no luggage, no phone, buy new clothes and throw away the old ones every few days, stay in cheap motels, collect pension money from Western Union. To make ends meet I would help small town law enforcement solve murders involving nefarious government agencies and carry out armed raids against the compounds of large scale drug dealers or arms smugglers and steal their money.

    in reply to: What is Trump's IQ? #718
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    The J in Donald J Trump is for jenius.

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    @nob it isnt that simple! There is also corruption as well. A hefty amount of jobs go to undeserving candidates or those who know people. So, it is not actually a simple situation. It is infact, very complex and needs to be sorted out as fast as possible

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