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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #3650 on: February 26, 2021, 01:41:54 PM »
Every time I hear one of these truly badass quitting stories, this quote comes to mind...

Seriously, congratulations! I can't imagine being in that position at work, FU money or no.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #3651 on: February 26, 2021, 03:43:30 PM »
Fuck yes @asauer !

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #3652 on: February 26, 2021, 07:18:11 PM »
I said nopey nope nope. 

I feel like that should be your motto!  Congrats @asauer

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #3653 on: February 28, 2021, 04:47:20 AM »
I said nopey nope nope. 

I feel like that should be your motto!  Congrats @asauer
You better believe it! 😆

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #3654 on: February 28, 2021, 04:53:05 AM »
If they want to cut my notice short, fine with me.
The last threat/ultimatum of desperate management, "we're going to make you miss these last 2 weeks of pay!" is really just a relieved "oh god, thank you so much!" when you quit for FU reasons

Exactly.  FI means never having to grovel.

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« Reply #3655 on: March 01, 2021, 07:23:06 AM »
I don't think I ever followed up to provide all the gory details of my epic FU money story. 

I did give notice, I'm 5 days away from my last day, and although I've had hundreds of daydreams over the past decade about how it would actually happen, the most epic thing about it (to me) was that it wasn't epic at all.  Funny enough, once I ended up being secure enough in my finances, I didn't need any outrageous exit strategy.  Even now, as I'm thinking "oh, you know what someone should really do in that department"?  I write half an email to start it, then I delete it and say "fuck it...why should I care".  To me, that's the most epic thing of all.  Not letting them have any space in my head any more.  I still have people that call me on weekends (WEEKENDS) to vent about work problems.  I know it will eventually taper off, but should I just cut it off cold turkey?  These aren't "friends".  These are people who have and could directly affect my past and future earnings. 

Sorry it's not entertaining at all, but it actually feels better to me than anything with drama. 

oh, and to follow up with the previous pot-smoking thing.  Yes, I've told a few people who have asked "what are you gonna do on day1?"  that I'm gonna get high, but they don't believe it (and neither do I).  They just laugh.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #3656 on: March 01, 2021, 07:33:50 AM »
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didn't need any outrageous exit strategy.  Even now, as I'm thinking "oh, you know what someone should really do in that department"?  I write half an email to start it, then I delete it and say "fuck it...why should I care".  To me, that's the most epic thing of all.  Not letting them have any space in my head any more.  I still have people that call me on weekends (WEEKENDS) to vent about work problems.  I know it will eventually taper off, but
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Hah - its more than 18 months since I quit from a megacorp and, occasionally, there are still times when I start composing emails in my mind about everything that was broken :-)

Getting the company out of your head is a slow process.

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« Reply #3657 on: March 01, 2021, 08:22:34 AM »
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I still have people that call me on weekends (WEEKENDS) to vent about work problems.  I know it will eventually taper off, but should I just cut it off cold turkey?  These aren't "friends". These are people who have and could directly affect my past and future earnings
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If they aren't friends or people you are friendly with, then I think it's fine to cut cold turkey if you feel inclined to. But the "could directly affect my future earnings" statement caught my attention... How? Are you relying on the company to do well to pay you a pension? Or is there some other deferred compensation package you are looking at?

The other aspect to think about here is the entertainment value. It's dark, but sometimes it could give you entertainment/provide even more vindication to hear that the environment still sucks.

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« Reply #3658 on: March 01, 2021, 08:55:20 AM »
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didn't need any outrageous exit strategy.  Even now, as I'm thinking "oh, you know what someone should really do in that department"?  I write half an email to start it, then I delete it and say "fuck it...why should I care".  To me, that's the most epic thing of all.  Not letting them have any space in my head any more.  I still have people that call me on weekends (WEEKENDS) to vent about work problems.  I know it will eventually taper off, but
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Hah - its more than 18 months since I quit from a megacorp and, occasionally, there are still times when I start composing emails in my mind about everything that was broken :-)

Getting the company out of your head is a slow process.

It gets easier with time.  I am 5+ years out from my last day at old org.   I got a message out of the blue a couple of weeks ago -- the guy they hired in over my head is leaving and they were wondering if I'd come back.  Took me about 3 seconds to nope out of that one.  My Inner Bag Lady did keep whispering in my ear "but the money!" over the next few hours/days, but I have learned to ignore her.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #3659 on: March 01, 2021, 09:09:12 AM »

 Not letting them have any space in my head any more. 


This! I think we never realize how much real estate work and work people take up in our brain until we give the eviction notice.

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« Reply #3660 on: March 01, 2021, 11:13:27 AM »
I don't think I ever followed up to provide all the gory details of my epic FU money story. 

I did give notice, I'm 5 days away from my last day, and although I've had hundreds of daydreams over the past decade about how it would actually happen, the most epic thing about it (to me) was that it wasn't epic at all.  Funny enough, once I ended up being secure enough in my finances, I didn't need any outrageous exit strategy.  Even now, as I'm thinking "oh, you know what someone should really do in that department"?  I write half an email to start it, then I delete it and say "fuck it...why should I care".  To me, that's the most epic thing of all.  Not letting them have any space in my head any more.  I still have people that call me on weekends (WEEKENDS) to vent about work problems.  I know it will eventually taper off, but should I just cut it off cold turkey?  These aren't "friends".  These are people who have and could directly affect my past and future earnings. 

Sorry it's not entertaining at all, but it actually feels better to me than anything with drama. 

oh, and to follow up with the previous pot-smoking thing.  Yes, I've told a few people who have asked "what are you gonna do on day1?"  that I'm gonna get high, but they don't believe it (and neither do I).  They just laugh.
Are you, for some reason, not able to get high now? Like, does your employer drug test you? Cannabis is legal is D.C., now, right? Since we FIRED, and especially since Covid started, I've been smoking a lot more weed than I ever did while working, mostly because I've got the free time, and fewer responsibilities. It feels like I'm a teenager again.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #3661 on: March 01, 2021, 06:45:22 PM »
totally epic

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« Reply #3662 on: March 02, 2021, 07:59:58 AM »
I don't think I ever followed up to provide all the gory details of my epic FU money story. 

I did give notice, I'm 5 days away from my last day, and although I've had hundreds of daydreams over the past decade about how it would actually happen, the most epic thing about it (to me) was that it wasn't epic at all.  Funny enough, once I ended up being secure enough in my finances, I didn't need any outrageous exit strategy.  Even now, as I'm thinking "oh, you know what someone should really do in that department"?  I write half an email to start it, then I delete it and say "fuck it...why should I care".  To me, that's the most epic thing of all.  Not letting them have any space in my head any more.  I still have people that call me on weekends (WEEKENDS) to vent about work problems.  I know it will eventually taper off, but should I just cut it off cold turkey?  These aren't "friends".  These are people who have and could directly affect my past and future earnings. 

Sorry it's not entertaining at all, but it actually feels better to me than anything with drama. 

oh, and to follow up with the previous pot-smoking thing.  Yes, I've told a few people who have asked "what are you gonna do on day1?"  that I'm gonna get high, but they don't believe it (and neither do I).  They just laugh.
Are you, for some reason, not able to get high now? Like, does your employer drug test you? Cannabis is legal is D.C., now, right? Since we FIRED, and especially since Covid started, I've been smoking a lot more weed than I ever did while working, mostly because I've got the free time, and fewer responsibilities. It feels like I'm a teenager again.

There are other reasons someone may choose to not partake in weed. And those reasons are perfectly valid, acceptable, and should be respected.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #3663 on: March 02, 2021, 09:06:26 AM »
I don't think I ever followed up to provide all the gory details of my epic FU money story. 

I did give notice, I'm 5 days away from my last day, and although I've had hundreds of daydreams over the past decade about how it would actually happen, the most epic thing about it (to me) was that it wasn't epic at all.  Funny enough, once I ended up being secure enough in my finances, I didn't need any outrageous exit strategy.  Even now, as I'm thinking "oh, you know what someone should really do in that department"?  I write half an email to start it, then I delete it and say "fuck it...why should I care".  To me, that's the most epic thing of all.  Not letting them have any space in my head any more.  I still have people that call me on weekends (WEEKENDS) to vent about work problems.  I know it will eventually taper off, but should I just cut it off cold turkey?  These aren't "friends".  These are people who have and could directly affect my past and future earnings. 

Sorry it's not entertaining at all, but it actually feels better to me than anything with drama. 

oh, and to follow up with the previous pot-smoking thing.  Yes, I've told a few people who have asked "what are you gonna do on day1?"  that I'm gonna get high, but they don't believe it (and neither do I).  They just laugh.
Are you, for some reason, not able to get high now? Like, does your employer drug test you? Cannabis is legal is D.C., now, right? Since we FIRED, and especially since Covid started, I've been smoking a lot more weed than I ever did while working, mostly because I've got the free time, and fewer responsibilities. It feels like I'm a teenager again.

There are other reasons someone may choose to not partake in weed. And those reasons are perfectly valid, acceptable, and should be respected.

Some of us don't want the smoke in our lungs.  Some of us just aren't interested.  Just like some of us don't smoke/chew tobacco.  Or drink alcohol.  The opportunity to do something doesn't imply everyone will want to do it.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #3664 on: March 02, 2021, 10:34:57 AM »
Every time I hear one of these truly badass quitting stories, this quote comes to mind...

Seriously, congratulations! I can't imagine being in that position at work, FU money or no.

I feel this in my soul right now.

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« Reply #3665 on: March 02, 2021, 12:37:36 PM »
I don't think I ever followed up to provide all the gory details of my epic FU money story. 

I did give notice, I'm 5 days away from my last day, and although I've had hundreds of daydreams over the past decade about how it would actually happen, the most epic thing about it (to me) was that it wasn't epic at all.  Funny enough, once I ended up being secure enough in my finances, I didn't need any outrageous exit strategy.  Even now, as I'm thinking "oh, you know what someone should really do in that department"?  I write half an email to start it, then I delete it and say "fuck it...why should I care".  To me, that's the most epic thing of all.  Not letting them have any space in my head any more.  I still have people that call me on weekends (WEEKENDS) to vent about work problems.  I know it will eventually taper off, but should I just cut it off cold turkey?  These aren't "friends".  These are people who have and could directly affect my past and future earnings. 

Sorry it's not entertaining at all, but it actually feels better to me than anything with drama. 

oh, and to follow up with the previous pot-smoking thing.  Yes, I've told a few people who have asked "what are you gonna do on day1?"  that I'm gonna get high, but they don't believe it (and neither do I).  They just laugh.
Are you, for some reason, not able to get high now? Like, does your employer drug test you? Cannabis is legal is D.C., now, right? Since we FIRED, and especially since Covid started, I've been smoking a lot more weed than I ever did while working, mostly because I've got the free time, and fewer responsibilities. It feels like I'm a teenager again.

There are other reasons someone may choose to not partake in weed. And those reasons are perfectly valid, acceptable, and should be respected.

Some of us don't want the smoke in our lungs.  Some of us just aren't interested.  Just like some of us don't smoke/chew tobacco.  Or drink alcohol.  The opportunity to do something doesn't imply everyone will want to do it.
Of course, there are many possible valid reasons people might choose not to consume cannabis, lol. My only reason for asking was because BH sounded like they wanted to get high, but were not, for some reason...

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« Reply #3666 on: March 02, 2021, 12:55:53 PM »
I don't think I ever followed up to provide all the gory details of my epic FU money story. 

I did give notice, I'm 5 days away from my last day, and although I've had hundreds of daydreams over the past decade about how it would actually happen, the most epic thing about it (to me) was that it wasn't epic at all.  Funny enough, once I ended up being secure enough in my finances, I didn't need any outrageous exit strategy.  Even now, as I'm thinking "oh, you know what someone should really do in that department"?  I write half an email to start it, then I delete it and say "fuck it...why should I care".  To me, that's the most epic thing of all.  Not letting them have any space in my head any more.  I still have people that call me on weekends (WEEKENDS) to vent about work problems.  I know it will eventually taper off, but should I just cut it off cold turkey?  These aren't "friends".  These are people who have and could directly affect my past and future earnings. 

Sorry it's not entertaining at all, but it actually feels better to me than anything with drama. 

oh, and to follow up with the previous pot-smoking thing.  Yes, I've told a few people who have asked "what are you gonna do on day1?"  that I'm gonna get high, but they don't believe it (and neither do I).  They just laugh.
Are you, for some reason, not able to get high now? Like, does your employer drug test you? Cannabis is legal is D.C., now, right? Since we FIRED, and especially since Covid started, I've been smoking a lot more weed than I ever did while working, mostly because I've got the free time, and fewer responsibilities. It feels like I'm a teenager again.

There are other reasons someone may choose to not partake in weed. And those reasons are perfectly valid, acceptable, and should be respected.

Some of us don't want the smoke in our lungs.  Some of us just aren't interested.  Just like some of us don't smoke/chew tobacco.  Or drink alcohol.  The opportunity to do something doesn't imply everyone will want to do it.
Of course, there are many possible valid reasons people might choose not to consume cannabis, lol. My only reason for asking was because BH sounded like they wanted to get high, but were not, for some reason...

Good point.  I know there are lots of times after a stressful event, or a hot day in the garden, I have said "I need a drink".  But not really or maybe yes but not with alcohol.  Or sometimes with alcohol. It all depends.  English is full of these not very definite (definitive?) phrases.    ;-)

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« Reply #3667 on: March 02, 2021, 01:58:27 PM »
What a world we live in now where people feel the need to defend their lack of pot use.

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« Reply #3668 on: March 02, 2021, 02:49:57 PM »
I'm not using FU money at the current time, but I am spending some of my hard earned human capital. The second to the top boss is not doing a good job, and it is influencing my opportunity to do mine. So I am currently causing some noise within the organization, both through the top boss, and through the HSA/union. Will be very interesting to see how this turns out. I'm quite hard to fire, so I doubt it has any large consequences. Might influence an upcoming promotion, might get some more backlash in my everyday work. If it gets too bad, I can get a new job in a few days, or take some months off and do nothing.

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« Reply #3669 on: March 02, 2021, 04:12:03 PM »
I posted over in Bad Assity...

So in my mind I set an April 1 leave date.  We're nearly FI so I have a good runway.  I then reached out to someone who approached me for a contract role a few months ago.  They were still looking so I signed and quit.  I'll start with them on March 15th and the contract will take me all the way to my FIRE date in Feb 2022.  Leadership was totally floored when I resigned and started panicking over an upcoming big important meeting with the shit client. They wanted me to still attend.  I said nopey nope nope.  If they want to cut my notice short, fine with me.

I'm excited about the new job.  I get to approach it as mostly fun and temporary.

Reading this post, I thought how awesome it would be to print up t-shirts that read: “Nopey Nope Nope” and start wearing them to work in the week or so before giving notice. Or heck, once you get to FI and just want to mess with people. When someone asked you to do something unreasonable, could just point to the shirt.

Sorry, I am having a shit week at work, so this is making me fantasize about what could be very soon...

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« Reply #3670 on: March 02, 2021, 04:59:23 PM »
I posted over in Bad Assity...

So in my mind I set an April 1 leave date.  We're nearly FI so I have a good runway.  I then reached out to someone who approached me for a contract role a few months ago.  They were still looking so I signed and quit.  I'll start with them on March 15th and the contract will take me all the way to my FIRE date in Feb 2022.  Leadership was totally floored when I resigned and started panicking over an upcoming big important meeting with the shit client. They wanted me to still attend.  I said nopey nope nope.  If they want to cut my notice short, fine with me.

I'm excited about the new job.  I get to approach it as mostly fun and temporary.

Reading this post, I thought how awesome it would be to print up t-shirts that read: “Nopey Nope Nope” and start wearing them to work in the week or so before giving notice. Or heck, once you get to FI and just want to mess with people. When someone asked you to do something unreasonable, could just point to the shirt.

Sorry, I am having a shit week at work, so this is making me fantasize about what could be very soon...
There are so many t-shirt worthy quotes in this thread. I'd buy a "Nopey Nope Nope"!

I might have to go with "Linda in HR, apparently" though...

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« Reply #3671 on: March 02, 2021, 05:48:55 PM »
I posted over in Bad Assity...

So in my mind I set an April 1 leave date.  We're nearly FI so I have a good runway.  I then reached out to someone who approached me for a contract role a few months ago.  They were still looking so I signed and quit.  I'll start with them on March 15th and the contract will take me all the way to my FIRE date in Feb 2022.  Leadership was totally floored when I resigned and started panicking over an upcoming big important meeting with the shit client. They wanted me to still attend.  I said nopey nope nope.  If they want to cut my notice short, fine with me.

I'm excited about the new job.  I get to approach it as mostly fun and temporary.

Reading this post, I thought how awesome it would be to print up t-shirts that read: “Nopey Nope Nope” and start wearing them to work in the week or so before giving notice. Or heck, once you get to FI and just want to mess with people. When someone asked you to do something unreasonable, could just point to the shirt.

Sorry, I am having a shit week at work, so this is making me fantasize about what could be very soon...

Sorry, another thought. On the back of the T-shirt, it could read “What Part of ‘Nopey Nope Nope’ Don’t You Understand?” People could then ponder that while you are walking away from them.

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Re: Epic FU money stories
« Reply #3672 on: March 02, 2021, 08:25:53 PM »
If I do something like Nopey Nope, it would be to get t-shirts made with this graphic:


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« Reply #3673 on: March 02, 2021, 11:41:18 PM »
heh heh, I keep thinking about the Nope cards in the game Exploding Kittens. My favorite is the Narnope.



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« Reply #3674 on: March 03, 2021, 08:41:08 AM »
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I still have people that call me on weekends (WEEKENDS) to vent about work problems.  I know it will eventually taper off, but should I just cut it off cold turkey?  These aren't "friends". These are people who have and could directly affect my past and future earnings
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If they aren't friends or people you are friendly with, then I think it's fine to cut cold turkey if you feel inclined to. But the "could directly affect my future earnings" statement caught my attention... How? Are you relying on the company to do well to pay you a pension? Or is there some other deferred compensation package you are looking at?

The other aspect to think about here is the entertainment value. It's dark, but sometimes it could give you entertainment/provide even more vindication to hear that the environment still sucks.
"Future Earnings"  Just in case I ever decide I need to work there again.  If I'm secure enough in my FI, then no...they really can't affect any future earnings.  Thanks for the reminder of that.  (YAY!)

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« Reply #3675 on: March 03, 2021, 08:47:53 AM »


Are you, for some reason, not able to get high now? Like, does your employer drug test you? Cannabis is legal is D.C., now, right? Since we FIRED, and especially since Covid started, I've been smoking a lot more weed than I ever did while working, mostly because I've got the free time, and fewer responsibilities. It feels like I'm a teenager again.

I hold a clearance. 


There are other reasons someone may choose to not partake in weed. And those reasons are perfectly valid, acceptable, and should be respected.
I kind of want to partake, but I haven't always liked the feeling in the past.  If it will help make me mellower, then I'm all for it.  If there are some healing properties that I can use for anti-inflammation, I'll go there. 

Some of us don't want the smoke in our lungs.  Some of us just aren't interested.  Just like some of us don't smoke/chew tobacco.  Or drink alcohol.  The opportunity to do something doesn't imply everyone will want to do it.
I'm a former smoker, and I would loooooooovvvve to inhale again, but I won't because I'm afraid it would lead me back to cigarettes.  So if I do decide to partake, I will probably go with edibles of some sort. 

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« Reply #3676 on: March 03, 2021, 09:04:10 AM »
heh heh, I keep thinking about the Nope cards in the game Exploding Kittens. My favorite is the Narnope.




I may try to find this game, just so I can carry these cards around in my pocket and distribute freely.

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« Reply #3677 on: March 03, 2021, 09:18:21 AM »
heh heh, I keep thinking about the Nope cards in the game Exploding Kittens. My favorite is the Narnope.




I may try to find this game, just so I can carry these cards around in my pocket and distribute freely.

Our family LOVES this game. And it just got NUTS for us as we just included the expansion packs.
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« Reply #3678 on: March 03, 2021, 09:19:06 AM »
I'm a former smoker, and I would loooooooovvvve to inhale again, but I won't because I'm afraid it would lead me back to cigarettes.  So if I do decide to partake, I will probably go with edibles of some sort.

I always thought tobacco was the "gateway drug", not pot.  If you can smoke cigarettes you can smoke anything.   ;-)

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« Reply #3679 on: March 03, 2021, 09:34:49 AM »
I'm a former smoker, and I would loooooooovvvve to inhale again, but I won't because I'm afraid it would lead me back to cigarettes.  So if I do decide to partake, I will probably go with edibles of some sort.

I always thought tobacco was the "gateway drug", not pot.  If you can smoke cigarettes you can smoke anything.   ;-)
haha  yeah.  But the feeling of inhaling deeply was also addicting.  I do not ever want to do that again (other than for fresh clean air) because I cannot be trusted not to jump back to cigs.  God they're just awful.  It's been over 20 years since I quit and I still fear the hold they had on me.

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« Reply #3680 on: March 03, 2021, 10:02:44 AM »
I'm a former smoker, and I would loooooooovvvve to inhale again, but I won't because I'm afraid it would lead me back to cigarettes.  So if I do decide to partake, I will probably go with edibles of some sort.

I always thought tobacco was the "gateway drug", not pot.  If you can smoke cigarettes you can smoke anything.   ;-)
haha  yeah.  But the feeling of inhaling deeply was also addicting.  I do not ever want to do that again (other than for fresh clean air) because I cannot be trusted not to jump back to cigs.  God they're just awful.  It's been over 20 years since I quit and I still fear the hold they had on me.

Congratulations on quitting. My father has never been able to despite walking away from Alcohol and a couple of "harder" drugs cold turkey more that 35 years ago... He's tried numerous times to quit smoking and even managed for a few days at a time, but it never sticks. Probably the primary reason I've never had any interest in smoking anything...

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« Reply #3681 on: March 03, 2021, 11:22:26 AM »
I'm a former smoker, and I would loooooooovvvve to inhale again, but I won't because I'm afraid it would lead me back to cigarettes.  So if I do decide to partake, I will probably go with edibles of some sort.

I always thought tobacco was the "gateway drug", not pot.  If you can smoke cigarettes you can smoke anything.   ;-)
haha  yeah.  But the feeling of inhaling deeply was also addicting.  I do not ever want to do that again (other than for fresh clean air) because I cannot be trusted not to jump back to cigs.  God they're just awful.  It's been over 20 years since I quit and I still fear the hold they had on me.

Congratulations on quitting. My father has never been able to despite walking away from Alcohol and a couple of "harder" drugs cold turkey more that 35 years ago... He's tried numerous times to quit smoking and even managed for a few days at a time, but it never sticks. Probably the primary reason I've never had any interest in smoking anything...

Seeing my grandfather die from emphysema when I was a kid killed any desire I had to smoke.  He couldn't even walk across the room without stopping to catch his breath.  He made me promise to never smoke, and I'm so glad I kept that promise.

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« Reply #3682 on: March 03, 2021, 11:53:45 AM »
I'm a former smoker, and I would loooooooovvvve to inhale again, but I won't because I'm afraid it would lead me back to cigarettes.  So if I do decide to partake, I will probably go with edibles of some sort.

I always thought tobacco was the "gateway drug", not pot.  If you can smoke cigarettes you can smoke anything.   ;-)
haha  yeah.  But the feeling of inhaling deeply was also addicting.  I do not ever want to do that again (other than for fresh clean air) because I cannot be trusted not to jump back to cigs.  God they're just awful.  It's been over 20 years since I quit and I still fear the hold they had on me.

Congratulations on quitting. My father has never been able to despite walking away from Alcohol and a couple of "harder" drugs cold turkey more that 35 years ago... He's tried numerous times to quit smoking and even managed for a few days at a time, but it never sticks. Probably the primary reason I've never had any interest in smoking anything...

Seeing my grandfather die from emphysema when I was a kid killed any desire I had to smoke.  He couldn't even walk across the room without stopping to catch his breath.  He made me promise to never smoke, and I'm so glad I kept that promise.
I have a good friend whose son has been dealing (and mostly failing) with cannabis-induced psychosis for the last 20 years.  I'd never touch cannabis even without the smoking hazard. 

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« Reply #3683 on: March 03, 2021, 12:36:53 PM »
I posted over in Bad Assity...

So in my mind I set an April 1 leave date.  We're nearly FI so I have a good runway.  I then reached out to someone who approached me for a contract role a few months ago.  They were still looking so I signed and quit.  I'll start with them on March 15th and the contract will take me all the way to my FIRE date in Feb 2022.  Leadership was totally floored when I resigned and started panicking over an upcoming big important meeting with the shit client. They wanted me to still attend.  I said nopey nope nope.  If they want to cut my notice short, fine with me.

I'm excited about the new job.  I get to approach it as mostly fun and temporary.
This is a fabulous idea!

Reading this post, I thought how awesome it would be to print up t-shirts that read: “Nopey Nope Nope” and start wearing them to work in the week or so before giving notice. Or heck, once you get to FI and just want to mess with people. When someone asked you to do something unreasonable, could just point to the shirt.

Sorry, I am having a shit week at work, so this is making me fantasize about what could be very soon...

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« Reply #3684 on: March 03, 2021, 08:34:53 PM »
I have a good friend whose son has been dealing (and mostly failing) with cannabis-induced psychosis for the last 20 years.  I'd never touch cannabis even without the smoking hazard.

Cannabis doesn't 'induce psychosis." People who are psychotic sometimes self-medicate with all kinds of things, including cannabis, but that's not what causes their psychosis. The (often heavy) cannabis use is more a symptom of their underlying mental problems.

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« Reply #3685 on: March 03, 2021, 08:38:46 PM »
I may try to find this game, just so I can carry these cards around in my pocket and distribute freely.

Our family LOVES this game. And it just got NUTS for us as we just included the expansion packs.
Matt Inman's comics are funny as hell - because it mixes a little vulgar humor with true knowledge and intelligence. Probably why The Simpsons writers have done so well for so long.

Agreed, it has become a friend favorite. Poetry for Neanderthals was a good one with the whole family, young nephew included.

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« Reply #3686 on: March 03, 2021, 10:57:13 PM »
I have a good friend whose son has been dealing (and mostly failing) with cannabis-induced psychosis for the last 20 years.  I'd never touch cannabis even without the smoking hazard.

Cannabis doesn't 'induce psychosis." People who are psychotic sometimes self-medicate with all kinds of things, including cannabis, but that's not what causes their psychosis. The (often heavy) cannabis use is more a symptom of their underlying mental problems.
Hard to tell the difference if someone goes from functioning and sane to non-functioning and insane immediately after a heavy bout of smoking though, right?

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« Reply #3687 on: March 04, 2021, 02:17:43 AM »
I have a good friend whose son has been dealing (and mostly failing) with cannabis-induced psychosis for the last 20 years.  I'd never touch cannabis even without the smoking hazard.

Cannabis doesn't 'induce psychosis." People who are psychotic sometimes self-medicate with all kinds of things, including cannabis, but that's not what causes their psychosis. The (often heavy) cannabis use is more a symptom of their underlying mental problems.

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition(DSM-5), also known as the “bible” of mental disorders, also what psychiatrists and psychologists use to diagnose mental disorders, cannabis absolutely can induce psychosis.

ICD-9-CM Code 292.9
ICD-10-CM Code F12.159 (with use disorder, mild), F12.259 (with use disorder, moderate/severe), F12.959 (without use disorder)

Unless you’re telling me you know more than the teams of experts from some of the top universities in the world that were tasked with updating the DSM.

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« Reply #3688 on: March 04, 2021, 05:47:07 AM »
I can't wait for this thread to get back on topic!

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« Reply #3689 on: March 04, 2021, 06:39:20 AM »
I can't wait for this thread to get back on topic!
Hahaha, good luck with that!

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« Reply #3690 on: March 04, 2021, 08:50:05 AM »
I can't wait for this thread to get back on topic!

You just need to come up with an epic FU money story.   ;-)

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« Reply #3691 on: March 04, 2021, 11:08:22 AM »
None of them are my stories, and it's unclear that any of these are even FU stories, but I'll do my part to try to bring this thread back on track: https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/4-wild-quitting-job-stories

Love the ingenuity of some people! I'd love to do something like this (almost entirely non-harmful) if I was leaving an employer I loved.

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« Reply #3692 on: March 04, 2021, 01:47:27 PM »
I've got a potential one brewing in a 2000 person company.

9(!!!!!!!!) months ago a person who reports to the C suite indicated they'd like to give me 3 of their 4 subroles as an "apprentice" which is code for "without losing credit for it for a few months in case my new roles don't work out." It's influential work and very poorly defined, which is appropriate for that person's level, which is two levels above mine, and represents a shift in career direction to a new vertical. So I asked about title and pay to help me decide, hearing "we'll get back to you" which is fair since this involves multiple people. I wasn't thrilled with having to bring those things up to the C suite nor several of the follow-ups from leadership who basically expect me to immediately take them up on it.

In the meantime I've been declining meeting invitations associated with the role, or attending and declining most action items, which has undoubtedly ruffled some feathers. I've held steady, buoyed by the fact that the average tenure in these roles has been < 1 year, with the big wigs kicking you out or people burning out, and we get raises annually... This otherwise has been the right move, since I'm (correctly) on my own in delegating current tasks to make room.

Last week we got annual review promotions and I got one and a very healthy raise, but I happen to know these roles were not a part of that calculus. I think senior management is going to have a conniption fit when they approach me soon with "now that that's settled..." and I interrupt them to say "I was promoted to level 5 because I'm doing level 5 work. If you want me to do level 6 work in the other vertical I'm still waiting for information on title and pay to help me make that choice."
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« Reply #3693 on: March 04, 2021, 02:41:53 PM »
In the meantime I've been declining meeting invitations associated with the role, or attending and declining most action items, which has undoubtedly ruffled some feathers.

Nice, good play.  Follow up later when you can, curious to hear how things play out.

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« Reply #3694 on: March 04, 2021, 02:42:47 PM »
Live action report (well, inaction on their part) - indeed epic!

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« Reply #3695 on: March 08, 2021, 04:02:11 PM »
I don't have an epic FU money story. But this post by @SwordGuy , on this thread, in 2016 got my brain cogs spinning:
https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/welcome-to-the-forum/epic-fu-money-stories/msg1110522/#msg1110522

Things at my previous job weren't going well. Every other week I (along with my lead network engineer) were the whipping boys of a high-level gov civilian in the DoD. (The engineer who was the whipping boy in my "respite week" is my current director.) There came a time, after a year of whippings, that I took my manager outside the office and told him I was tired of working with a shitty software product, which I had assessed 18 months prior and said it was worse than a sack of manure, yet the agency purchased it. The vendor support was piss-poor, and the gov oversight was getting into my underwear. I asked for another job within the company. My manager said no, I had to stay to work and complete the project in the next 6 months as it was high-visibilty. Later that week, I read the above-mentioned post on this thread. Took my boss outside, told him I was ready to quit. He asked me about money; I said I had enough saved up. (Between rental income and my wife's earnings, we would be fine.) In addition, I was also wearing 2 other hats, so they'd need 2-3 people to replace me. He gave me a 10% raise on the spot, and got me a bonus $10k a week later. He thought that would satisfy someone with FU money. A couple of months later, after several interviews, and taking my time to pick, I went with a small business where I had latitude to do many different things, instead of being stuck in a Fortune 500 where I was just another billable butt-in-seat resource.

Thanks to FU money and advice on this forum, I'm now making 33% more than I did 3 years ago (not counting for inflation). I have a flex-work schedule, zero management and gov people sitting on my head.
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« Reply #3696 on: March 08, 2021, 04:21:03 PM »
10% raise on the spot + $10K bonus should be insulting. Company (and this manager specifically) was underpaying you for quite a while if they could do that pretty much instantaneously. Great move getting out of there!

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« Reply #3697 on: March 08, 2021, 05:58:26 PM »
10% raise on the spot + $10K bonus should be insulting. Company (and this manager specifically) was underpaying you for quite a while if they could do that pretty much instantaneously. Great move getting out of there!
He was a company man. I was being paid par-for-the-course at the time, and it was a convenient place to work since my kids were in the onsite daycare. There wasn't any potential for technical growith, and I didn't want to become management. I had started playing with cloud infrastructure at my desk in my spare time and got noticed by the co-worker/fellow whipping boy. He ended up hiring me a few months after he left. He's my director now and is a pretty good chap who recognizes talent and tries to hold on to them

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« Reply #3698 on: March 08, 2021, 06:03:00 PM »
What I really want to know, what did your boss say when you told him you were quitting after all, a few weeks later?

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« Reply #3699 on: March 08, 2021, 06:48:42 PM »
What I really want to know, what did your boss say when you told him you were quitting after all, a few weeks later?
He was a big fan of phrases/sayings, the midwesterner he was.
So I told him I wasn't impressed by his batting average.
And that a blind man could have been batting better than his attempts to get me anything bigger.
And that I had to take care of myself, my family, and my health (mental in this case).
^all 3 were verbatim phrases he'd say all the time.
It left him gobsmacked. He tried to say something, 3 seconds of incoherent mumbling, and then he put out his hand and said he wished me all the best. He acknowledged at my leaving lunch that it would be hard to replace me. 
I moved to a building right across from my old workplace, and sometimes I have to go to his department for a meeting with engineers there, and end up meeting him. But he's been polite and cordial since (he got promoted).

Another bonus of being a Mustachian and ex-Boglehead is that at my current employer, I complained about our crappy 401k. The owners told me to write up a paper showing proof, which convinced them. Ended up moving the 401k to Guideline, reducing employer fees/costs by 77%.
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