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Member Since 05 Feb 2004
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In Topic: How do you all see employment?

14 December 2009 - 12:56 PM

I got out of college 6 months ago and now have one of those jobs were they really abuse the new hires/associates. The Big 4 accounting firms abuse you like no other companies, except for investment banks and law firms. I'm currently looking to quit and get a less stressful job soon. I don't know if my sanity can take busy season, working 12 hour days and on weekends. Fuck that shit.

I agree, its BS. I don't think its a new practice for companies to take advantage of new grads, but it seems like with this current economy/ job market they go out of their way to treat employees like shit. I've been working at this shitty tech job for 5 years right out of college, working 11PM to 7AM plus weekends. Finally I get enough tenure to get day shift, and then they go ahead and make the shifts 12 hours long. Fuck. Without overtime. DOUBLE Fuck.

Needless to say I don't like my job, and am working towards a Masters degree for the slim hope I can escape. :/

OP... you are right, once you have been working for a while, you outgrow that need to spend your way to a 'good life'. Once you get that first pay check, you know exactly what you can afford and what you can't. Some people just graduate to bigger debts like cars and houses. In my experience, the people who are most bitter are the ones who got caught up in those mortgages and have no choice but to bust their ass to pay the bills.

Anyways, I have to disagree with what most people say, which is do what you love. You need to look at what you're good at and find a career in that. No job is perfect all the time, but at least if you are competent at what you're doing you can find some satisfaction (and $) in that. Regardless of what you choose, don't ever get comfortable - keep learning and improving yourself.

In Topic: Owning 2 Xbox 360's .. benefits? questions..

16 November 2009 - 12:26 AM

I also had 3 360s at one point, I gave one to my brother for Xmas a couple of years ago. I haven't networked them together yet, mostly because I'm too cheap to buy another TV. Right now I keep one 360 hooked up to my living room TV, and the other I take with me to family gatherings for NBA/NHL/Top Spin tournaments.

If you are only going to have one HD, I recommend you mod it. You can just swap the drive between the 2 Xboxes as necessary.

In Topic: Gamestop/EB Sale: Street Fighter IV $20+more SALE ENDED EARLY :(

28 July 2009 - 09:20 AM

I just bought SF4 on Saturday for $35. After playing a couple of matches I'm not even sure if the game is worth $20 - but then again, I picked up Mass Effect for $10. SF just seems to be missing a certain something. I don't really know how explain it, but I just didn't have any fun playing. YMMV though.

I think I'll return SF and put the credit towards ODST. I should be done with Mass Effect by the time that comes out. :)

In Topic: CAGcast #162: Motion Sickness - An E3 2009 Wrap Up Show

14 June 2009 - 03:16 AM

I wish I could've gone to see the show in person, but Cheapy was right in saying that everything is accessible online. The only things I was interested in was Uncharted 2, Just Cause 2 and Natal, the first two of which I saw online, and Natal on Jimmy Fallon show. Oh, and booth babes...but that's what the Internet was built for. *

In Topic: LittleBigPlanet (PS3) - $19.95 NEW - GameDealDaily.com Anniversary Sale (Ends...

13 March 2009 - 06:33 AM

I received mine today. The disc popped out of it's holder and slid around, but not a single scratch or ding on it! Played just fine too. I guess the blu-rays really are tougher than standard dvds.

That happened to me too. :/

Anyone have any luck getting paid DLC to work? I'm enjoying the game so far, but I would really like to play the MGS levels.