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Oh yeah, I don't disagree, particularly with technology, since I've heard the same thing from other people, so since I'm not in Tech (CAD / Architecture / sustainable design), I wouldn't know by heart!

I have multiple degrees, so I learned long ago to not whine when you sit at home at night after a day's work, feeling like your money and education isn't being paid for.
I have my Master's in Military History (Airpower focus) and then my Drafting & Design degree and accompanying CAD certificates, so I guess it's really about what I was passionate about and what I knew I could make money with!
In this field, they generally want that paper and all that, so experience is good but it has to have a foundation, or vice versa. thumb.gif


I work in a plant for a very large company that owns hundreds of plants around the US and the world, so it's a powerful entity that spans not only my producy envelope, but others as well, but when you only work at one plant (and mine is very small), you feel like it's smaller, so that helps me to not feel so overwhelmed and underappreciated. Oh and also, there's a lot of collaboration between drafters at different plants to spread design ideas and workloads, so we don't always stay stuk with our same "standard product" all year 'round! It's not so bad...
Frankly, I want a powerful, well-heeled company to be where I'm at; it's a bit of security compared to my last position (after the military). rolleyes.gif


@The_Hairy_Yak -

I totally agree on at least one point: We as a society are blasphemously wasteful, and it's sad, really.

I will stick my foot down and root in hard on one thing though; You can talk all you want about privacy and your experience, but I'm sitting on years and years of REAL education, none of which was wasted at all, and I have not only that paper, but my vast array of knowledge to prove it! Scoff and bemoan the "knowledge" that some college graduates obviously don't have, but I gained a great deal whist in school, and I'll always be adding to it, as neither of my professionally trained areas are static; They will always be changing, and I will always make the effort to keep up until I can't anymore, then I will retire!

And about the drug tests? If what someone does violates the law and can bring down some form or fashion of disruption upon the business you plan to work for, I'm pretty sure they want to know if that individual is that kind of risk.
Now, this is not to say those stupid tests are accurate at ALL, because they AREN'T, but that's beside the point! rolleyes.gif

And the American Dream is completely attainable. My opinion? It's not a national thing. That's a personal thing. If I can sustain my "dream", then I need only worry for myself and my future generations, and part of what I do in my job is helping to grow the nation's future infrastructure sustainability, so at least I know I'm adding back!




Thanks - T
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whoa deep discussions.. but good.. at 1130 local time after not enough sleep it is some reading this is for sure!!
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whoa deep discussions.. but good.. at 1130 local time after not enough sleep it is some reading this is for sure!!

It must be because we are in need of...

MOAR PICTURES AND PROGRESS!

cheers.gif

Although, yes I understand we're going to be waiting awhile for those... smile.gif
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I follow Buddhist principles, completely by accident. biggrin.gif I've learned to "desire less". As long as I have a decent PC, wheels, liquor, and a place to live, I'm happy. That wouldn't satisfy anyone keeping up with the "rat race" though. I'm making 75K a year before considerable taxes, and I'm doing alright. With my nerd skills, I could be making more, but I don't chase cash. One of the benefits of growing up poor I guess. smile.gif

EDIT: drunk post!! I blame the sweet sweet Kraken / Coke mix. biggrin.gif
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I follow Buddhist principles, completely by accident. biggrin.gif I've learned to "desire less". As long as I have a decent PC, wheels, liquor, and a place to live, I'm happy. That wouldn't satisfy anyone keeping up with the "rat race" though. I'm making 75K a year before considerable taxes, and I'm doing alright. With my nerd skills, I could be making more, but I don't chase cash. One of the benefits of growing up poor I guess. smile.gif

EDIT: drunk post!! I blame the sweet sweet Kraken / Coke mix. biggrin.gif

Lol ! wut ! I have a hard time seeing how your buying pc parts dovetails with buddhist principles biggrin.gif
What you call a decent pc is way overkill compared to the non-enthusiast, so we must all be enthusiastic buddhist wanna bes wink.gif
I know I qualify on purchases alone for some kinda of ninja buddhist !!
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You sir, have a point. I blame my mid-life crisis, and impending back-pay that I'm owed. tongue.gif
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I follow Buddhist principles, completely by accident. biggrin.gif

I followed 'Buddhist Principles' in college... been a long time now since I saw 'the Buddha'... cigar.gif
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It must be because we are in need of...

MOAR PICTURES AND PROGRESS!

cheers.gif

Although, yes I understand we're going to be waiting awhile for those... smile.gif


Yeah, we'll be without for a while... tongue.gif

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I follow Buddhist principles, completely by accident. biggrin.gif I've learned to "desire less". As long as I have a decent PC, wheels, liquor, and a place to live, I'm happy. That wouldn't satisfy anyone keeping up with the "rat race" though. I'm making 75K a year before considerable taxes, and I'm doing alright. With my nerd skills, I could be making more, but I don't chase cash. One of the benefits of growing up poor I guess. smile.gif

EDIT: drunk post!! I blame the sweet sweet Kraken / Coke mix. biggrin.gif


That stuff again...

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Lol ! wut ! I have a hard time seeing how your buying pc parts dovetails with buddhist principles biggrin.gif
What you call a decent pc is way overkill compared to the non-enthusiast, so we must all be enthusiastic buddhist wanna bes wink.gif
I know I qualify on purchases alone for some kinda of ninja buddhist !!


Ninja Buddhist PC builder... Nice!





Thanks - T
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I've rewrote what I want to say 5 times now. It's safe to say I'm not going to be able to express my opinions over this interface. But either way - When you're spending hours and hours away from the ones you love (family, friends, people you would otherwise meet), just remember it only takes a small homestead to survive. Our culture has us convinced that the people who raise our youth should be working for printable currency to buy unnecessary luxury items instead of improving the quality of our population. Anyone who charges you money or gives you money for a sense of purpose does not have your happiness in mind.
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You sir, have a point. I blame my mid-life crisis, and impending back-pay that I'm owed. tongue.gif

Ooh ! impending back-pay !! I smell BUDDHA biggrin.gif
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