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#3751 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:57 AM

Sorry for the huge meaning altering typo. If you CAN do the work. I.e. If you can handle the workload and gutty-wuts.

I see this often but part of me question the validity of this... if it's so simple and they're in such demand, then why is that demand still there?

I don't think the demand is there for regular nurses (who are basically secretaries), but for registered nurses who need a degree and need their certification.

...

Man, we really need to stay focused in this thread...


Why is there a demand for anything by that measure? Why was there a demand for the PS3 at and shortly after launch? Why is there a demand for Quarter Pounders with cheese at about 12:00pm every day?

Because there was a shortage for such a long time, and in many instances, nurses have been afforded a lot more responsibility (like a Dr.). Of course hospitals would WAY rather pay a nurse'd salary than a Dr's, so they do.

As an FYI, NO nurse acts just as a secretary. All nurses need some level of degree at this point. There is no such thing as a candy striper or anything like that anymore and many states are moving to a 4 year degree requirement, no more associate's nurses in the future.

Great salary for the level of education required, TONS of flexibility, and getting a job is a snap.

#3752 Olengie   Yukari & Rise are Best Girls. CAGiversary!   5006 Posts   Joined 3.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:59 AM

Why is there a demand for anything by that measure? Why was there a demand for the PS3 at and shortly after launch? Why is there a demand for Quarter Pounders with cheese at about 12:00pm every day?

Because there was a shortage for such a long time, and in many instances, nurses have been afforded a lot more responsibility (like a Dr.). Of course hospitals would WAY rather pay a nurse'd salary than a Dr's, so they do.

As an FYI, NO nurse acts just as a secretary. All nurses need some level of degree at this point. There is no such thing as a candy striper or anything like that anymore and many states are moving to a 4 year degree requirement, no more associate's nurses in the future.

Great salary for the level of education required, TONS of flexibility, and getting a job is a snap.


Oh Wiggy. :applause: So right.

#3753 KtMack23   Retired from CAGing CAGiversary!   2482 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:23 AM

So... Video games?

#3754 slowdive21   CAG/Hoarder/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11076 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:14 AM

Filipino Nurses. :lol:


That is the title of my favorite DVD.

#3755 kayne2000   All Glory to Tachikoma Paradise CAGiversary!   1921 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:21 AM

from what i've heard from other nurses they seem to tell me getting into that field is a pain despite the demand. you need lots of school, you need good grades, and then you need good old fashioned luck. it is not as easy as signing up for X number of years of school. granted it is reliable work once you get into it but you have to actually break in first.

#3756 Monoxide1986   Recovering Flipper CAGiversary!   1029 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:25 AM

I feel like I made a huge mistake busting my ass in school for a worthless computer degree that hasn't helped me one iota in getting a job.


I have a computer degree as well (Bachelor Degree), and I've worked at the same place since graduating in 2008. Not a week goes by where I wish I could find something better (over-worked, under-staffed). Only saving grace is that it kind-of pays decent (a stretch at times compared to what other companies in the area are paying). I've tried getting a job elsewhere, but it seems like since the economic collapse in 2008 (shortly after I got hired) companies got tight on the resources they put into IT. Combine that with all the IT grads coming out after being assured that computers/IT was the way to go and there is a bottle neck on grads getting real jobs.

Though, I love all the commercials on the radio advertising to get a job in IT because it's soooo in demand...

Hope you find something eventually though.

#3757 slowdive21   CAG/Hoarder/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11076 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:28 AM

1) Get an entry level job at a big corporation.
2) Have them pay for business school.
3) Try to get into the field you would like to be in (either within the same company or another one).
4) Thank slowdive21 for saving you money.

#3758 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   20030 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:36 AM

So... Video games?


Yeah... seriously... I just made a statement, clearly indicating that I was sure what I was talking about and I get a fucking lecture.:roll:

Squarehard, are you still alive or have you been buried under you games and anime?

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#3759 kayne2000   All Glory to Tachikoma Paradise CAGiversary!   1921 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:39 AM

Yeah... seriously... I just made a statement, clearly indicating that I was sure what I was talking about and I get a fucking lecture.:roll:

Squarehard, are you still alive or have you been buried under you games and anime?


1. this is the internet. all threads will be derailed given the smallest chance
2. post pictures or let us keep derailing the thread
3. i am convinced squarehard and wiggy are already buried and only impersoninators exist using their accounts

#3760 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   14923 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:14 AM

I am indeed still alive, no news of crushed by anime headlines yet, and in the process of putting together another shelf for more space to store stuff, at which time I shall update. Until then, I will be in the shadows...

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#3761 slowdive21   CAG/Hoarder/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11076 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:18 AM

Subscribe to this thread and maybe it will curb peoples appetites. http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=335841

#3762 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8541 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:18 AM

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Filipino Nurses. :lol:

That is the title of my favorite DVD.



lol!!! I thought I saw a secret stash when I saw your collection posted, don't forget those in the move!

I am indeed still alive, no news of crushed by anime headlines yet, and in the process of putting together another shelf for more space to store stuff, at which time I shall update. Until then, I will be in the shadows...


I know your planning on looting the city when the 49ers win, I have my eye on you!

#3763 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   20030 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:31 AM

I am indeed still alive, no news of crushed by anime headlines yet, and in the process of putting together another shelf for more space to store stuff, at which time I shall update. Until then, I will be in the shadows...


I've been in the process of re-arranging my stuff too and I'm struggling to make things fit. I might have to settle for storing my stuff in boxes for a while.

Subscribe to this thread and maybe it will curb peoples appetites. http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=335841


Maybe I'm the only one, but do those threads always make me shake my head as to how others can find good deals while all I can find is "original Xbox with 10 sports games for $300". I stopped by numerous pawn shops, yard sales, check Craigslists and what have you over years and never found anything good. And I don't just mean that I never see any good deals, but I never see any good games... just junk or common fodder (overpriced, of course).

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#3764 Drclaw411   I miss Cartoon Orbit CAGiversary!   3247 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:35 AM

Maybe I'm the only one, but do those threads always make me shake my head as to how others can find good deals while all I can find is "original Xbox with 10 sports games for $300". I stopped by numerous pawn shops, yard sales, check Craigslists and what have you over years and never found anything good. And I don't just mean that I never see any good deals, but I never see any good games... just junk or common fodder (overpriced, of course).


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#3765 KtMack23   Retired from CAGing CAGiversary!   2482 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:07 AM

The only good thing I ever found at any of those places was a like new inbox fire emblem sacred stones GBA game. That's after years of frequently checking I found that at good will for a few bucks. It doesn't seem to be worth the time though really

#3766 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:29 AM

I've been in the process of re-arranging my stuff too and I'm struggling to make things fit. I might have to settle for storing my stuff in boxes for a while.


Despite having just built those shelves, I find myself doing the same already. Luckily I have a plan...

#3767 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   20030 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:59 AM

The only good thing I ever found at any of those places was a like new inbox fire emblem sacred stones GBA game. That's after years of frequently checking I found that at good will for a few bucks. It doesn't seem to be worth the time though really



Exactly. People used to tell me to keep at it and you'll find something but I never have. I've had much better luck on eBay and Gamestop.

Despite having just built those shelves, I find myself doing the same already. Luckily I have a plan...


Ceiling shelves? I have idea how that would work... but, I'm sure you'll figure it out. Get to it!:-P

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#3768 blindinglights   ... CAGiversary!   4570 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:23 AM

Maybe I'm the only one, but do those threads always make me shake my head as to how others can find good deals while all I can find is "original Xbox with 10 sports games for $300". I stopped by numerous pawn shops, yard sales, check Craigslists and what have you over years and never found anything good. And I don't just mean that I never see any good deals, but I never see any good games... just junk or common fodder (overpriced, of course).



It's because nobody likes to talk about the amount of empty handed trips it takes to find something good.

For example, I go to Good Will five days a week in the morning and in the afternoon (it's 2 blocks down from where I work) and I probably find 1-2 things a week. When I say 1-2 things, I mean in general not video games even though that is what I primarily look for along with other various electronics. Of course I could just become more familiar with other valuable items and resell stuff to make it more worth it, but I pretty much just do it to find things for myself.

It's a game of patience, but every now and then a $2 pristine copy of Einhänder tucked between Britney Spears' debut album and a long forgotten Gin Blossoms CD makes it worth it. :D
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#3769 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:42 AM

Exactly. People used to tell me to keep at it and you'll find something but I never have. I've had much better luck on eBay and Gamestop.



Ceiling shelves? I have idea how that would work... but, I'm sure you'll figure it out. Get to it!:-P


Haha! They pull down like that fruit/veggie thing in Back II the Future 2 :P

No, but for reals, here's the floor plan and the new shelve spot. I'm gonna seriously knock em out tomorrow. I don't need to build any of the built in BS that I just did. There's a perfect nook and I'll just build them right in. Gonna put movies and my music there. My poor CDs have been stashed away upstairs for years. I'll finally be able to display them again.

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#3770 aptanor   Yes CAGiversary!   2019 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:06 PM

It's because nobody likes to talk about the amount of empty handed trips it takes to find something good.

For example, I go to Good Will five days a week in the morning and in the afternoon (it's 2 blocks down from where I work) and I probably find 1-2 things a week. When I say 1-2 things, I mean in general not video games even though that is what I primarily look for along with other various electronics. Of course I could just become more familiar with other valuable items and resell stuff to make it more worth it, but I pretty much just do it to find things for myself.

It's a game of patience, but every now and then a $2 pristine copy of Einhänder tucked between Britney Spears' debut album and a long forgotten Gin Blossoms CD makes it worth it. :D

I think it's more about your location. I go thifting maybe 2-3 times a week, and to the flea market once every week or every other week and I nearly never walk away empty handed. But my goodwill picks up stuff from a really rich area north of town, so we get all their old stuff that they don't care to check the value of.

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#3771 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

^^^ it's totally about location. I hate when people insist that someone just "isn't looking hard enough". There isn't always the option of looking hard enough.

We used to have an awesome weekly bizarre here, but it shut down a couple I years ago and there really aren't any other flea markets around (this one was so big, that I don't think there was any competition, and nothing has sprung up in its place).

Also, our Goodwill and Salvation Army stores have dick.

And, Cleveland is a big video game town. Considering we have 6 months of winter, playing games is something a lot of folks do. As a result, it's hard to find someoe selling a box of CIB SNES games that their kid left behind 10 years ago. These people just tend to know what they've got and what it's worth. Deals are to be had, but they are few and far between.

The saving grace is a shit ton of retro game stores that have fair market value prices. So even though finding earthbound for 10 bucks ain't gonna happen, I can quite often just walk into a shop and buy it off a shelf.

#3772 Gregtastic   NOOB CAGiversary!   539 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

I've been in the process of re-arranging my stuff too and I'm struggling to make things fit. I might have to settle for storing my stuff in boxes for a while.



Maybe I'm the only one, but do those threads always make me shake my head as to how others can find good deals while all I can find is "original Xbox with 10 sports games for $300". I stopped by numerous pawn shops, yard sales, check Craigslists and what have you over years and never found anything good. And I don't just mean that I never see any good deals, but I never see any good games... just junk or common fodder (overpriced, of course).


There is a Goodwill that is about 20 minutes from my house where they never have anything good.....never.

They JUST opened up a Salvation Army store in my town, so I went to check it out...

Go to the electronics.....holy crap...an NES....$50...damn.....PSX....$80....damn....Genessis with some sports games and an extra controller....$100!!!!

WTF, I hope no one buys that crap because then those will be acceptable prices.

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#3773 animemaniac14   Do the Monkey w/Me! CAGiversary!   3053 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:38 PM

I think it's more about your location. I go thifting maybe 2-3 times a week, and to the flea market once every week or every other week and I nearly never walk away empty handed. But my goodwill picks up stuff from a really rich area north of town, so we get all their old stuff that they don't care to check the value of.


hopefully you grabbed the Gin blossoms cd as well as my favorite side-scrolling shooter of all time (ie: einhander) :-D

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#3774 Rexall   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   358 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

I have a computer degree as well (Bachelor Degree), and I've worked at the same place since graduating in 2008. Not a week goes by where I wish I could find something better (over-worked, under-staffed). Only saving grace is that it kind-of pays decent (a stretch at times compared to what other companies in the area are paying). I've tried getting a job elsewhere, but it seems like since the economic collapse in 2008 (shortly after I got hired) companies got tight on the resources they put into IT. Combine that with all the IT grads coming out after being assured that computers/IT was the way to go and there is a bottle neck on grads getting real jobs.

Though, I love all the commercials on the radio advertising to get a job in IT because it's soooo in demand...

Hope you find something eventually though.


Are you serious? I got a computer degree and don't even use it. I'm a Business Analyst and work mostly with the financial markets in the NYC area. Granted I'm a consultant and get laid off every 2 years on average, but I always manage to find a job and still make the same hourly pay or more. In fact I'm getting laid off here end of the month, but I've got 2 job interviews lined up next week.

Most of my colleagues here have it degrees.

anyways I digress.

We need more photos so I can get more motivation to build some type of mega huge cabinet for my gaming addiction.

#3775 Gregtastic   NOOB CAGiversary!   539 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:59 PM

Just because I'm partially responsible for derailing the thread (mentioning I had to pay for education instead of games) I will post my limited collection at 2 when I get home just to get some pics in the thread.

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#3776 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   14923 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

Hurrah for pics! :3

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#3777 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

Talk of pics =/= pics. I call shenanigans.

And just so I'm not contributing to the problem, pic of the "dark side" of my collection (ironically stored in a very light room unlike the rest of my collection). AKA the boneyard, AKA project limbo, AKA extra fucking crap that I don't need.

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#3778 R3DH3R0   11 Years and Counting CAGiversary!   2061 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:07 PM

Talk of pics =/= pics. I call shenanigans.

And just so I'm not contributing to the problem, pic of the "dark side" of my collection (ironically stored in a very light room unlike the rest of my collection). AKA the boneyard, AKA project limbo, AKA extra fucking crap that I don't need.

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Ill take one of those dreamcasts off your hands :) nice 360s, I had 4 extra laying around in 2006. Worked at a game store, red rings that people couldn't trade in they'd leave, or give to me. Then MS changed the warranty to 3 years, got them all fixed and sold 3 of them :)

#3779 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:14 PM

Only one of those DCs has gutty-wuts, the rest are just shells and I think I need a controller port for the one with guts...

(turns around, grabs DC)

Yup, no working controller port :(

I think I've got 3 of the those Xboxes working just fine, but for some reason I just haven't gotten around to unloading them.

#3780 Gregtastic   NOOB CAGiversary!   539 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

:Def didn't come through with the pics like I said lol. 9:30 when I get home again.....

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