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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1600 on: March 23, 2017, 04:19:58 PM »
RE Office politics, but not really about FU money other than that I had plenty and "Jane" didn't.

One of my new favorite stories, bravo!

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1601 on: March 23, 2017, 04:24:58 PM »
(snipped for brevity)

That's awesome!  I always like to hear people stand up for those getting unfairly abused. I've been in that position a couple times before learning about FI, and never had anyone stand up for me. Kudos!

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1602 on: March 23, 2017, 05:09:16 PM »
Bravo Dogboy!!!

If we don't stand up for the good eggs, who will?

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« Reply #1603 on: March 23, 2017, 07:03:09 PM »
   Good Dogboy! That is a great tale!

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1604 on: March 24, 2017, 02:35:26 AM »
This is awesome, dogboy!! Thanks for sharing! Gives me hope that office politics is not a bad thing, just another tool for how you use it.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1605 on: March 24, 2017, 08:02:20 AM »
Sometimes office politics are the best defense for office politics.  UB lasted all of 6 months as a Director.  After that I got the email that said.  "UB no longer works for _company_."

Outstanding!

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« Reply #1606 on: March 24, 2017, 11:16:04 AM »
Exterous -> this was awesomely epic, and amazingly anal/tech proficient of you. I'm in awe.

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« Reply #1607 on: March 24, 2017, 11:24:47 AM »
Sometimes office politics are the best defense for office politics.  UB lasted all of 6 months as a Director.  After that I got the email that said.  "UB no longer works for _company_."

Outstanding!
Amazing!

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« Reply #1608 on: March 24, 2017, 11:38:12 AM »
Wow, three good ones in a row! You guys rock!

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« Reply #1609 on: March 24, 2017, 01:43:09 PM »
"It seems that I'm being promoted and will now report to 'Other IT Director' instead of UB.  I have a new job accountability to train data literacy and ETL efficiency and am to be considered the model for how to partner with the business.

I can't tell... after all that trouble did you still lose your data maven?

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« Reply #1610 on: March 25, 2017, 10:06:53 PM »
...

No offense but this looks more like an "I'm fucked" story than an FU one.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1611 on: March 27, 2017, 10:32:11 AM »
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No offense but this looks more like an "I'm fucked" story than an FU one.

Which part? I would think having enough money saved up to fight for what I felt I deserved at the HR company and not bluffing when threatening to leave would be a perfectly adequate example of FU money. The rest of the story was just to illustrate what happened since then and how things managed to work themselves out in the end to where I will (hopefully) be getting nearly the same exact bike commute with even more money and benefits than had I been forced to stay where I was if I was living paycheck to paycheck.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1612 on: March 27, 2017, 12:30:14 PM »
"It seems that I'm being promoted and will now report to 'Other IT Director' instead of UB.  I have a new job accountability to train data literacy and ETL efficiency and am to be considered the model for how to partner with the business.

I can't tell... after all that trouble did you still lose your data maven?
Yes and no.  I lost 30% of her time.  I never noticed the difference though as she still delivered everything needed for all my projects.  I suspect my projects got priority in her workload and that as involved as they were, she still wasn't at capacity.  Top notch performer.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1613 on: April 03, 2017, 09:44:01 AM »
Not exactly an FU money story, but I think it's in the spirit of the thread.

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BANK LOSES $1 MILLION DEPOSIT IN PARKING VALIDATION DISPUTE

February 21, 1989

SPOKANE, WASH., FEB. 20 -- A bank in Spokane learned an expensive lesson by refusing to validate a 60-cent parking slip for a destitute-looking man, who retaliated by withdrawing his $1 million account.

"If you have $1 in a bank or $1 million, I think they owe you the courtesy of stamping your parking ticket," John Barrier said in an interview today in the Spokane Spokesman-Review.

Barrier, 59, said he was wearing his usual shabby clothes last October when he pulled his pickup truck into the Old National Bank parking lot in Spokane. He paid a quick visit to his broker, cashed a check at the bank and then went outside to drive away.

The lot boy said there was a 60-cent parking fee, but that Barrier could take his slip inside to get it validated. No problem, he thought, because he had done business at ONB -- now U.S. Bank of Washington -- for more than 30 years. But a teller took one look at his grubby clothes and refused to stamp the parking bill.

"She told me the bank only validated parking tickets when a customer made a transaction and that cashing a check wasn't a transaction," said Barrier.

The millionaire said he asked the teller to call a bank manager, who also refused.

"He looked me up and down and stood back and gave me one of those kinds of looks," said Barrier, turning up his nose to imitate the manager. "I said, 'Fine, you don't need me and I don't need you.' "

Barrier withdrew all his money and took it down the street to Seafirst Bank.

"The first check he brought me was for $1 million," said Dennis Veter, vice president of Seafirst's main Spokane branch.

"You'd never know by looking at him, but you or I should be so lucky."

Phyllis Campbell, area manager for U.S. Bank of Washington, confirmed Barrier's story and said the incident prompted the bank to review the way it does business.

"Every customer should be treated as a guest. Unfortunately, this incident didn't happen that way," Campbell said.

Barrier's picture was taken this month for Seafirst so the bank can promote its new customer in its newsletter this week. While Barrier was standing in front of the Old National Bank building after the photo session, a destitute-looking man walked by.

"You see that guy?" Barrier asked. "Well, we're all the same. I'm no better than that guy or anybody else."

He says he was born a Texas orphan, made it only through the 10th grade and joined the Navy after marrying young. He came to Spokane in the 1950s and made a lot of money buying and refurbishing old buildings.

"Anybody can do it," Barrier said of his wealth. "God gives everybody in life 24 hours a day. It's just how you use those 24 hours that lets you get ahead."



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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1614 on: April 03, 2017, 10:09:55 AM »
Thanks for that post. I appreciate the inspiration!

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1615 on: April 03, 2017, 03:27:29 PM »
I dress very casually on occasion and have gotten looks like that on occasion.  No one has ever refused me service though.

On the other hand, having $1M+ in a bank savings account is not very mustachian.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1616 on: April 03, 2017, 04:17:59 PM »
I dress very casually on occasion and have gotten looks like that on occasion.  No one has ever refused me service though.

On the other hand, having $1M+ in a bank savings account is not very mustachian.
I've pull out large amounts, dressed in a old biker jacket, nary a blink, didn't even ask for photo ID (had a bank card). 
It was going to a cashier's check and I think I had to sign for it.

$1M might be a small fraction of his stuff (cash allocation)?

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1617 on: April 03, 2017, 05:02:34 PM »
Love it! Some people are so judgey...glad it bit that bank back. I can really see that teller's career skyrocket...to the bottom.

Along these lines, my DH has a story about a friend of a friend who is a car fanatic. A shabby looking man enters a car dealership.

Shabby to salesman: I would like to buy X car.

Salesman looks at him up and down: Sorry, I don't think you can afford our cars.

Shabby is shocked:  Are you refusing to sell me a car?

Salesman: Sorry mate, no can do.

Shabby: Get me the manager.

Salesman gets manager.

Manager: What can I do for you today [John]?

Shabby: I would like to buy X car.

Manager: No worries. What else?

Shabby: Fire your salesman.

Manager fires salesman. John is one of their best customers and always pays outright.

Moral of the story: Don't be a dick to someone who wears shabbily. This is probably why they are richer than you. Especially in Sydney, our dress standards imply the shabbier you are, the richer you are especially on weekends. The phrase beachbum applies especially to the millionaires up and down our coastlines. My friend who lives on a Sydney point is happy to look like a hippie bum. I have had to tell him off when he decided to wear thongs to a club because of their dress code.

On the opposite scale, people who wear Italian designer suits are insecure and wannabe millionaires.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1618 on: April 03, 2017, 05:16:37 PM »
I have had to tell him off when he decided to wear thongs to a club because of their dress code.

I think a translation is needed here.

Thongs is Australian for flip-flops (Thanks Quora, just read this there).

Sydneystache, Thongs in American is extremely minimalist underwear. Do a google search and see the images ;-)

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1619 on: April 03, 2017, 05:22:58 PM »
Yeah sorry about that. It's like fanny packs too ;-)

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1620 on: April 03, 2017, 05:25:39 PM »
A Thong is the underwear,   Thongs is a pair of flip flops.     I fortunately did not confuse the two on first reading.

If your buddy is wearing thongs, the underwear, it might defeat the purpose :-)

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« Reply #1621 on: April 03, 2017, 05:26:00 PM »
Yeah sorry about that. It's like fanny packs too ;-)

Yup, as someone whose English was a mix of American and English growing up, I had some issues with the terms in the US.

e.g Rubber -> Eraser (English/Indian English) -> Condom (US)

Fag -> Cigarette (Indian English) -> Deregatory term for a gay person (US)


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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1622 on: April 03, 2017, 06:21:48 PM »
I dress very casually on occasion and have gotten looks like that on occasion.  No one has ever refused me service though.

On the other hand, having $1M+ in a bank savings account is not very mustachian.
I've pull out large amounts, dressed in a old biker jacket, nary a blink, didn't even ask for photo ID (had a bank card). 
It was going to a cashier's check and I think I had to sign for it.

$1M might be a small fraction of his stuff (cash allocation)?

I think he had $8M with the bank altogether. The manager at the new bank says "first" check:

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"The first check he brought me was for $1 million,"


I got the story via /r/MaliciousCompliance. I like that version a little better and it has more details.

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Sorry if this is a repeat. I just stumbled across this sub and immediately thought of a story I read in the Spokane Spokesman-Review about 30 years ago. I looked for the original, but could only find this Washington Post article

The original article had many more satisfying details, and it's likely my memory has added some. For example, I remember the parking fee being 50 cents, not 60.

Anyway, weathered looking guy wearing old jeans and a wrinkled shirt had just cashed a check at a downtown Spokane bank. Spokane had paid parking, but you could get your ticket validated at downtown businesses. With enough validation, parking was free.

As he's leaving, he remembers he didn't get his parking stub validated. He gets back in line and asks the teller to validate the stub.

"I'm sorry, sir, we only validate with a transaction."

He explains he was just here and shows her the receipt. She won't budge. He asks to speak to an upper level bank exec by name. "I'm sorry, sir, he's too busy."

He asks for a manger, explains, and again asks for the upper level exec by name. The manager explains that he's in a meeting and that the customer should leave.

The guy says, "If I make a transaction, you'll validate the ticket?" Yep.

"I'd like to close my account."

The teller gets a snarky look and starts complying, only to have her face fall as she pulls up the details. Suddenly, they are all apologetic and go to get the exec he'd asked for.

He's just as firm as they were and insists he wants his account closed. I recall it being around $8 million.

He took the cashiers checks, walked across the street and opened a new account at a competing bank, after getting his parking validated.

The bank changed their policy. They would validate parking sans transaction.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1623 on: April 06, 2017, 07:43:14 AM »
Awesome thread!

FIRE is 10-12 years away for me, but when I do finally quit I definitely want people saying, 'Wow, now that guy got canned!'.

A few years ago, the company I worked at was purchased and they proceeded to fire my whole department (~100 people). So one of the fired employees says goodbye to everyone, calmly steps out the door, and sets an SVP's car on fire. It was glorious.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1624 on: April 06, 2017, 08:28:27 AM »
sets an SVP's car on fire

Wrong FIRE! Damage like that doesn't suggest that the perpetrator had much confidence in their economic position without that job, quite the opposite. I mean I like Office Space as much as the next guy or gal, but I can't help but think that this is the exact opposite of what most people find inspiring about this thread.

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« Reply #1625 on: April 06, 2017, 08:32:22 AM »
Awesome thread!

FIRE is 10-12 years away for me, but when I do finally quit I definitely want people saying, 'Wow, now that guy got canned!'.

A few years ago, the company I worked at was purchased and they proceeded to fire my whole department (~100 people). So one of the fired employees says goodbye to everyone, calmly steps out the door, and sets an SVP's car on fire. It was glorious.

That's a way to go out in a blaze of glory.   But I'm wondering about your user name...is it far from early retirement or far from burning a VP's car?

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1626 on: April 06, 2017, 08:47:47 AM »
sets an SVP's car on fire

Wrong FIRE! Damage like that doesn't suggest that the perpetrator had much confidence in their economic position without that job, quite the opposite. I mean I like Office Space as much as the next guy or gal, but I can't help but think that this is the exact opposite of what most people find inspiring about this thread.

Inspiring? No.  Epic?  Hell yeah!

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« Reply #1627 on: April 06, 2017, 11:44:03 AM »
Awesome thread!

FIRE is 10-12 years away for me, but when I do finally quit I definitely want people saying, 'Wow, now that guy got canned!'.

A few years ago, the company I worked at was purchased and they proceeded to fire my whole department (~100 people). So one of the fired employees says goodbye to everyone, calmly steps out the door, and sets an SVP's car on fire. It was glorious.

That's a way to go out in a blaze of glory.   But I'm wondering about your user name...is it far from early retirement or far from burning a VP's car?
Both, unfortunately. Retirement is 10-12 years away, and I suspect that I should be at that FU money stage before setting fire to anything.

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« Reply #1628 on: April 06, 2017, 11:45:43 AM »
Both, unfortunately. Retirement is 10-12 years away, and I suspect that I should be at that FU money stage before setting fire to anything.

Wrong mindset, as a great man said, if you're good at something never do it for free.  Fire for hire as a faster path to FIRE!

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« Reply #1629 on: April 19, 2017, 12:39:14 PM »
Wow, what a great batch of FU stories!  Good job, dogboyslim!

I have had to tell him off when he decided to wear thongs to a club because of their dress code.

I think a translation is needed here.

Thongs is Australian for flip-flops (Thanks Quora, just read this there).

Sydneystache, Thongs in American is extremely minimalist underwear. Do a google search and see the images ;-)

A Thong is the underwear,   Thongs is a pair of flip flops.     I fortunately did not confuse the two on first reading.

If your buddy is wearing thongs, the underwear, it might defeat the purpose :-)

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Though I recognize that "thongs" can refer to certain sandals, it's always nice to get clarification.  :)  After all, my first thought was that he was going to wear his blue leather thong on Friday night and his green satin thong on Saturday night.  (See also "banana hammock," but not if you are at work.)  And I do have female friends who wear thongs (thong-style pants/panties) under their pants (trousers) on a regular basis.

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« Reply #1630 on: April 19, 2017, 12:53:08 PM »
thongs .. AKA butt-floss

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« Reply #1631 on: April 20, 2017, 07:08:31 AM »
I dress very casually on occasion and have gotten looks like that on occasion.  No one has ever refused me service though.

On the other hand, having $1M+ in a bank savings account is not very mustachian.
I've pull out large amounts, dressed in a old biker jacket, nary a blink, didn't even ask for photo ID (had a bank card). 
It was going to a cashier's check and I think I had to sign for it.

$1M might be a small fraction of his stuff (cash allocation)?

I think he had $8M with the bank altogether. The manager at the new bank says "first" check:

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"The first check he brought me was for $1 million,"


I got the story via /r/MaliciousCompliance. I like that version a little better and it has more details.

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Sorry if this is a repeat. I just stumbled across this sub and immediately thought of a story I read in the Spokane Spokesman-Review about 30 years ago. I looked for the original, but could only find this Washington Post article

The original article had many more satisfying details, and it's likely my memory has added some. For example, I remember the parking fee being 50 cents, not 60.

Anyway, weathered looking guy wearing old jeans and a wrinkled shirt had just cashed a check at a downtown Spokane bank. Spokane had paid parking, but you could get your ticket validated at downtown businesses. With enough validation, parking was free.

As he's leaving, he remembers he didn't get his parking stub validated. He gets back in line and asks the teller to validate the stub.

"I'm sorry, sir, we only validate with a transaction."

He explains he was just here and shows her the receipt. She won't budge. He asks to speak to an upper level bank exec by name. "I'm sorry, sir, he's too busy."

He asks for a manger, explains, and again asks for the upper level exec by name. The manager explains that he's in a meeting and that the customer should leave.

The guy says, "If I make a transaction, you'll validate the ticket?" Yep.

"I'd like to close my account."

The teller gets a snarky look and starts complying, only to have her face fall as she pulls up the details. Suddenly, they are all apologetic and go to get the exec he'd asked for.

He's just as firm as they were and insists he wants his account closed. I recall it being around $8 million.

He took the cashiers checks, walked across the street and opened a new account at a competing bank, after getting his parking validated.

The bank changed their policy. They would validate parking sans transaction.



That was epic!!!!

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1632 on: April 20, 2017, 07:32:47 AM »
I dress very casually on occasion and have gotten looks like that on occasion.  No one has ever refused me service though.

On the other hand, having $1M+ in a bank savings account is not very mustachian.

I had an older friend who was worth at least ten million or so, highly educated, and a retired financial industry exec. The other side of the story was that he drove a POS pickup and spent his summers in worn out boat shoes, ragged cargo shorts, and polo shirts that were best used as shop rags. He had contracted for a five figure landscape job with a local firm. He stopped by their retail store just before the big job was to start. He wanted to grab a few supplies. The staff treated him like garbage, the just couldn't be bothered. He paid for his purchases, and dropped by the owner's office to not only report how he was treated, but to inform them that their biggest job of the year, was no more......................... I imagine there was a lot of ass chewing after he pulled away.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1633 on: April 20, 2017, 06:23:12 PM »
Awesome thread and I can't wait to do this with my current job.

I have 2 stories.
Mine is early in my career. I had about 6 months of expenses saved. I had taken a job that was doomed from before I even started. First interview was with manager A and minority owner B. They were great. Job seemed great. Wonderful. Second interview was with B and majority owner C, who I wouldn't be working with directly. I took an instant dislike to C. Red flag 1.

Red flag 2. The job was preparing tax returns, financial statement and quarterly activity statements (BAS) for SMSFs. The BAS was done but the rest was 2 years behind. Holy shit!

Red flag 3. The ATO was sitting in the office performing full audits on two clients. This is not a common thing in a competent accounting firm but I didn't realise it at the time.

Colleagues, A and B were awesome. The work was challenging and enjoyable. How they had any clients left is beyond me but I enjoyed the catchup work. After 3 months, it was announced that B was leaving. That day. Never to be seen again. He was forced out by C for reasons unknown to me. Red flag 4.

I was worried but still had A as a buffer between myself and C so could mostly avoid him. A few months later C asked me how the catch up was going and when I thought we'd be done and I said great. Should be done in about 6 months. Next thing a colleague was let go. Red flag 5. Another colleague was let go not long after but rehired when C realised she was still needed.

A year in and although I loved the job and my colleagues, C made life miserable for everyone. I was stressed. My BF (now DH) was encouraging me to leave.

The final straw came when I clued on the fact that A was leaving. I confronted him and he confirmed it, saying C made him keep it secret. My performance review was due that week. C said nothing about the A situation, but asked me to justify why I should get a pay rise. I was speechless with fury. A was pushing his work into me. I wasn't ready for his role. I had no idea if I was being tricked into doing his job at lower pay or if he was being replaced.

After talking to BF I quit the next day. Turned out A was being replaced. When I met his replacement, I was so glad to have quit. He was another C. I served my notice. Started looking for work on my last day and had another job the next week.

My second story is my DHs and FILs. They worked together as contractors. When they lost a major contact they took on work as employees for another contractor. When FIL's dad died about 6 months later, he refused to allow them a few days off to grieve and arrange the funeral. They quit on the spot.




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« Reply #1634 on: April 27, 2017, 06:05:01 PM »
filched from other social media: "one of the most inspiring things iíve ever seen was my co-worker quitting on the spot over an argument and proceeding to purposely make eye contact with my manager as she walked out of the fire exit, making the entire stores alarm go off. itís was on a level of spite i can only dream of achieving."

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« Reply #1635 on: April 27, 2017, 06:37:42 PM »
filched from other social media: "one of the most inspiring things iíve ever seen was my co-worker quitting on the spot over an argument and proceeding to purposely make eye contact with my manager as she walked out of the fire exit, making the entire stores alarm go off. itís was on a level of spite i can only dream of achieving."

Seams very appropriate :)

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« Reply #1636 on: April 28, 2017, 01:18:31 AM »
I now wish my building at work had fire exits! :-)

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« Reply #1637 on: April 28, 2017, 05:46:11 AM »
filched from other social media: "one of the most inspiring things iíve ever seen was my co-worker quitting on the spot over an argument and proceeding to purposely make eye contact with my manager as she walked out of the fire exit, making the entire stores alarm go off. itís was on a level of spite i can only dream of achieving."

Seams very appropriate :)
Only if she worked at JoAnn Fabrics ;-P

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1638 on: April 28, 2017, 12:19:22 PM »
filched from other social media: "one of the most inspiring things iíve ever seen was my co-worker quitting on the spot over an argument and proceeding to purposely make eye contact with my manager as she walked out of the fire exit, making the entire stores alarm go off. itís was on a level of spite i can only dream of achieving."

Seams very appropriate :)
Only if she worked at JoAnn Fabrics ;-P

Your pun has me in stitches.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1639 on: April 28, 2017, 12:33:57 PM »
filched from other social media: "one of the most inspiring things iíve ever seen was my co-worker quitting on the spot over an argument and proceeding to purposely make eye contact with my manager as she walked out of the fire exit, making the entire stores alarm go off. itís was on a level of spite i can only dream of achieving."

Seams very appropriate :)
Only if she worked at JoAnn Fabrics ;-P

Your pun has me in stitches.

If you cross your fingers after surgery you'll heal faster. Or maybe it's just super-stitchin.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1640 on: April 28, 2017, 03:40:39 PM »
filched from other social media: "one of the most inspiring things iíve ever seen was my co-worker quitting on the spot over an argument and proceeding to purposely make eye contact with my manager as she walked out of the fire exit, making the entire stores alarm go off. itís was on a level of spite i can only dream of achieving."

Seams very appropriate :)
Only if she worked at JoAnn Fabrics ;-P

Your pun has me in stitches.

If you cross your fingers after surgery you'll heal faster. Or maybe it's just super-stitchin.

We're supposed to be polite to one another.  Stop needling people over their mistakes!

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1641 on: April 28, 2017, 05:14:09 PM »
filched from other social media: "one of the most inspiring things iíve ever seen was my co-worker quitting on the spot over an argument and proceeding to purposely make eye contact with my manager as she walked out of the fire exit, making the entire stores alarm go off. itís was on a level of spite i can only dream of achieving."

Seams very appropriate :)
Only if she worked at JoAnn Fabrics ;-P

Your pun has me in stitches.

If you cross your fingers after surgery you'll heal faster. Or maybe it's just super-stitchin.

We're supposed to be polite to one another.  Stop needling people over their mistakes!
And no more puns on this topic or the thread count will get too high.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1642 on: April 28, 2017, 05:26:59 PM »
filched from other social media: "one of the most inspiring things iíve ever seen was my co-worker quitting on the spot over an argument and proceeding to purposely make eye contact with my manager as she walked out of the fire exit, making the entire stores alarm go off. itís was on a level of spite i can only dream of achieving."

Seams very appropriate :)
Only if she worked at JoAnn Fabrics ;-P

Your pun has me in stitches.

If you cross your fingers after surgery you'll heal faster. Or maybe it's just super-stitchin.

We're supposed to be polite to one another.  Stop needling people over their mistakes!
And no more puns on this topic or the thread count will get too high.
Time to stop hemming and hawing and get back on topic.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1643 on: May 04, 2017, 06:13:43 PM »
Replying mostly to follow, but also to say that I WISH we had FU money at the moment, or as we call it, a Rage Quit Fund.

DH recently left a job at the company we both worked for (I still work there). He got a job with a huge international company that included a 59% pay increase and a sign-on bonus. He's worked there for 5 whole weeks, and it's been crap the entire time. Not enough training, bosses treating him like crap, terrible customers, on and on. He desperately wants to quit, and has had his finger on the resignation button for almost two weeks now.

Unfortunately, we don't have a huge cash cushion to support him leaving. If he quits in less than a year, he'll have to pay back the bonus, including the 40% or so taxes that were taken out (so basically, we'd have to pay out of our small savings to have him quit). But that savings is really the only savings we have to survive for a short time without his paycheck until he finds a new job. I've tried to convince him to stay on at least long enough to save up the money to repay the bonus, but he's not sure he can last that long (it'll take a good couple of months to earn it back, even with the huge raise).

We've been on a huge "pay down the debt" kick for the last two years, and have managed to pay off a ton (probably like $45,000), but the other side of that is that we haven't been saving because I've been shoveling all the extra money towards debt. Situations like this make me really question my financial plan and Dave Ramsey's stupid mini-emergency fund.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1644 on: May 04, 2017, 08:25:19 PM »
Would the company you're with want him to come back bad enough to give him a bonus to come back so he could pay back the sign-on bonus?

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1645 on: May 05, 2017, 04:21:06 AM »
I think Ramsey recommends to slow down/stop debt payments when you can feel a storm is coming (your case) and put that sum back into the debt only when the storm has passed.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1646 on: May 05, 2017, 04:52:46 AM »
Could he cope better if you both commit to him quitting the very day that he doesn't need to pay back his bonus - exactly one year of crap but no more? You could get a calendar and mark down the days. A year of crap is a lot of crap, but could he do it for all the extra money? Save it all and then maybe book a holiday of some kind or a fancy dinner or tickets for a big concert for right after he quits - give you both something to look forward to, and only takes up a small percent of the extra money. Just don't end up frittering it away during the year because he "deserves" small treats - you'll have one big treat to look forward to. It would be a big sacrifice but it sounds like it would make an enormous difference to your financial position.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1647 on: May 05, 2017, 05:30:10 AM »
There is a middle ground between "putting up with all the crap" and "FU NOW"

How about just acting as if he has FU money? Boss goes on a rant? Just walk out and go do the training. Customer is crap? Don't put up with unreasonable demands. Etc.

Empowering.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1648 on: May 05, 2017, 07:34:54 AM »
There is a middle ground between "putting up with all the crap" and "FU NOW"

How about just acting as if he has FU money? Boss goes on a rant? Just walk out and go do the training. Customer is crap? Don't put up with unreasonable demands. Etc.

Empowering.

I agree with this approach. I am sure you do not have to pay it back if he gets fired. While I do not advocate trying to get fired, I believe it is very reasonable to take a stand with some of the more crappy parts of the job.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #1649 on: May 05, 2017, 07:39:59 AM »
Replying mostly to follow, but also to say that I WISH we had FU money at the moment, or as we call it, a Rage Quit Fund.

DH recently left a job at the company we both worked for (I still work there). He got a job with a huge international company that included a 59% pay increase and a sign-on bonus. He's worked there for 5 whole weeks, and it's been crap the entire time. Not enough training, bosses treating him like crap, terrible customers, on and on. He desperately wants to quit, and has had his finger on the resignation button for almost two weeks now.

Unfortunately, we don't have a huge cash cushion to support him leaving. If he quits in less than a year, he'll have to pay back the bonus, including the 40% or so taxes that were taken out (so basically, we'd have to pay out of our small savings to have him quit). But that savings is really the only savings we have to survive for a short time without his paycheck until he finds a new job. I've tried to convince him to stay on at least long enough to save up the money to repay the bonus, but he's not sure he can last that long (it'll take a good couple of months to earn it back, even with the huge raise).

We've been on a huge "pay down the debt" kick for the last two years, and have managed to pay off a ton (probably like $45,000), but the other side of that is that we haven't been saving because I've been shoveling all the extra money towards debt. Situations like this make me really question my financial plan and Dave Ramsey's stupid mini-emergency fund.

umm what is the rate of the debt you're paying down?  this is one of the reasons i choose not to pay down low interest debt.  also you make more money investing it.