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Memphis Mike
06-13-2006, 04:47 PM
After experiencing all of the emotions that I've had for the past three weeks regarding my employment situation, I've come to the striking conclusion that I simply don't want to work anymore.

Instead of looking for ways to procure a new occupation. I'm looking for ways not to.


Phillip Allen
06-13-2006, 04:57 PM
I've been doing the same thing...

Memphis Mike
06-13-2006, 04:59 PM
Maybe we could start a company.

Phillip Allen
06-13-2006, 05:00 PM
wanna write a screen play?

06-13-2006, 05:03 PM
To paraphrase Davey Crocket. You'll like him, a fellow Tennesee boy.

"Decide what's right and then charge forward."

What do you want to do? No one can decide that for you. What is your god calling you to?

06-13-2006, 05:08 PM
Sell everything off, buy a boat, and live at anchor -- preferrably at a low-cost country like Dominican Republic, Venezuela, etc. Surprising, how affordable it gets without having bills for a mortgage, car, insurance, phone, taxes, etc.

Works for me!

06-13-2006, 05:08 PM
I find that it's not work per se, rather the lack of choice, the compulsion. On the other hand it does supply some discipline and structure. I work a 4 day week and enjoy my workmates company, maybe that's your answer. Just plain optimism is some times the answer, and men our age (???) are prone to a sneaky depression sometimes that can be hard to diagnose and shake.

06-13-2006, 06:11 PM
The older we get,,possibly its a panic mode,you havent done all you want to ,,,yet,and you start feeling time slip away.You start wondering if "this is all there is".Is this all there is,,,,,,,,,

Phillip Allen
06-13-2006, 06:45 PM
The dragon of ennui has me...AHHHHH!

Rich VanValkenburg
06-13-2006, 06:54 PM
I was eliminated, at least my job was, in February. After 35 years of doing what I was doing, I really don't want to do it anymore. I'm glad I'm not the only one who's burned out.
Tomorrow I'll let the workers' comp attorney decide my future. I have plenty to do here at home without burning out on the job again.

geeman, I don't think it's panic, it's just plain burn out.


S/V Laura Ellen
06-13-2006, 07:02 PM

I'm holding a hands on boat repair workshop (no direct instruction provided). I'll give you a free spot in the workshop for you and your friends if you are interested.

Topics covered will be:
rib repair
mast repair
painting and varnishing
drinking beer
and many other topics

Memphis Mike
06-13-2006, 07:07 PM
I'll have to pass on the beer, Allan. You wouldn't have enough.:D

But thanks.:)

S/V Laura Ellen
06-13-2006, 07:15 PM
There a lot of beer in Canada. I think I saw somewhere that Canadaians drink more beer per capita than any other country ,(including the USA).:D

Phillip Allen
06-13-2006, 07:18 PM
What about Germany?

Paul Pless
06-13-2006, 07:34 PM
Czech Republic 156.9 liters per adult male per year
Ireland 131
Germany 115
Australia 109.96. UK 99

13. United States 81.6

19. Canada 68.3

S/V Laura Ellen
06-13-2006, 07:36 PM
I guess its true what they say "never believe what you read on the internet.."

1. Ireland 155 litres
2. Germany 119 litres
3. Austria 106 litres
4. Belgium 98 litres
5. Denmark 98 litres
6. United Kingdom 97 litres

Paul Pless
06-13-2006, 07:40 PM
I was actually on a work/vacation trip to Germany a few years ago when it was announced the Czechs had surpassed the Germans in beer consumption - it was a day of sorrow there I tell you.

jack grebe
06-13-2006, 07:48 PM
I quit looking for work about 3 yrs. ago, but it didn't stop looking for me:D .I keep trying to run away from it.......but then the damn phone rings and there it is again:mad: most I manage to get is about 3 mo a yr off

Wild Dingo
06-13-2006, 08:04 PM
Well aside from all that Ive just found out the best and I mean the absolute BEST "way to avoid work" is to get crook as a dogs brekky spend a week in hospital and bobs yer uncle!! ;)

Okay lets lookit this... go to work as per usual... this for me meant to fly 3 hours up into the stark desert interior of West Aussies brilliant outback... spend a couple of days doodlin around workin you know just doin yer job as usual... easy as!! no sweat...



Get crook... I dont just mean sicky sicky crook I mean flamin high temp pukin chuckin gunk hurlin coughin gaggin crook!!...

So go see the doc (medic for me) for "somethin for this cough eh" get sent home (little singlemans room) with sengia and amonia gunk to drink see doc/medic that night get more gunk pills and other juice then back home (room) see doc/medic in mornin get more pills and juice wait all day for plane out... fly home...

Take taxi to daughters place stay night in empty house (theyre moving :rolleyes: ) drive halfway home next mornin amid stops for upchucks nanna naps and medication stops... get missus to send son and son-in-law to pick one up and drive car back... do that and get a direct trip to nearest hospital... Spend the next 24 hours in and out of a drug induced haze goin from the ED to the high dependacy unit tubes wires and god knows what comin outta god knows where!!! :eek:

Then spend the next week layin in a bed hurkin up sputum and gunk while they fill your bod with god knows what poisons through tubes in the backs of both hands while you breathe through a tube

That one works a treat... I just got out of a weeks work with that one! and now Ive got another 2 weeks off work cause of it :(

Mind you I dont advise it for everyone... Pnumonia and plurisy just aint good for the ol ticker sorta brings on the angina somethin shockin...

Me personally? Id rather go to work... Its easier :D

06-13-2006, 08:06 PM
HUH? what he say? LOL

06-13-2006, 08:07 PM
Ah Dingo, I was wondering where you were. Sorry to hear you were so sick, but glad your better and back;)

06-13-2006, 08:09 PM
OHHHHH HE Was SICK! ok , Got it.

Wild Dingo
06-13-2006, 08:10 PM
I gotta learn short and sweet! :mad:

1) go to work
2) get crook ala sick as shyte
3) see doc
4) get put into hospital
5) enjoy a weeks sabatical... I think there where some fine lookin wimins there but hey I dont know cause I was too outta it to focus!

Gets yer outta work!! Which after all is what Mike wants to know ala "Ways to avoid work" this one works a treat... Not advisable to get TOO sick though... me I tend to overdo things just a tad :rolleyes:

Gidday there yellow bikini girl :cool: yep sicker than a rabbit roadkill in summer heat Ive been... still am they reckon supposed to have stayed in there for the next 2 weeks 1 at least... but my young bikini stunner I just couldnt bear it a day longer specially when they moved me into a geriatric and mentally disfunctional ward... STREWTH!! I was the only one in there that was capable of a 1/4 reasonable conversation!!!... so I had a wee "chat" with my soud afrikans doc (complete with weird accent) and told him the faks of life as per the dingo... IM LEAVIN... NOW!... so I am to go back for doses of the vampires loving sucks and the young tech girl who has a penchant for porn of my chest insides!... man theres some sick puppies in this world eh? I mean I reckon Im a reasonably good lookin bloke for me age youd think that young babe would prefer to see ME eh? but no all she wants to do is gander at me insides... sigh

Mind here gorgeous yellow bikini one I met a real nice bloke from Huston Texarse he was the first doc I met in ER or as we call it the ED a fella named Larry somethinorother big Negro fella with a bloody brilliant grin cheeky buggar wanted to keep me there for a month!!... HEY!! its just hit me! I saw Larry (American) and the Saud Afrikan fella a Chingalese bloke a REALLY REALLY sexy English girl (oooooooooh gawd I hope that she was for real and not due to medical induced halucinations cause Im gonna have some serious probs chasin that medication up again if it was) an Indian a Pakistani a Canuk and a Frenchman... I DID NOT SEE.. a single Aussie Doc or Intern :mad:

Im on the mend I reckon... still not right but gettin there

06-13-2006, 10:42 PM
geez mate, take it easy for a bit

Peter Malcolm Jardine
06-13-2006, 10:47 PM
Learn how to fly a helicopter. I will tell the you the rest of the instructions later.

Wild Dingo
06-13-2006, 11:02 PM
Gawd strewth Peter!!! Me?? :eek: A helichopper? Not bloody likely! Strewth I had enough problems drivin the flamin car let alone a chopper!! :rolleyes:

06-13-2006, 11:34 PM
Couple of years back, I came down with what is called "walking pneumonia." I'd get up in the morning feeling fine as frog hair. Two hours later, I could barely depress the keys on the 'puter keyboard.

If I rested all day, I might be able to attend a meeting in the evening - if it was a short meeting.

Never did the hurling bit, nor extended sittings on the throne, but most of the time, it was just no energy. I have no idea now how many times I went to the Med Center, but it was a large number. Had so many sets of x-rays, my kids were thinking I would start glowing in the dark.

Damn stuff lasted the better part of 3 months. Finally, the whole mess cleared up, and the doc's told me to take at least two weeks of vacation.
I didn't argue.

Of course, if I hadn't been pretty healthy before that came up, I wouldn't have had enough accrued sick leave, to keep the bills paid, but ....

Mike: I DO NOT recommend wa;king pneumonia as a means of avoiding work.

SHane: You get well, y'hear !



06-14-2006, 03:20 AM
Do what everyone does down here in FL. Become a fishing guide. I bet there is more captains than hats to put on em.Every flats boat you see just about has their name on the console..."Captain whatever". But you are gonna need some of that ventilated sportswear and cool shades and your hat pulled down to the bridge of your nose so that you have to tilt your head back to see.

Leon m
06-14-2006, 08:02 AM
"Ways To Avoid Work"

Jion a union :D

06-14-2006, 09:07 AM
go play in a sandbox, gitcher butt shot....retire......get givment job, work 5 years retire agin....wurk fer defense contractor 5 years...retire agin....turn 62.5 and git another check from givment.....then do consulting work when things git a bit boring....:D

Hal Forsen
06-14-2006, 11:06 AM
I agree with Pipefitter Paul,



06-14-2006, 11:14 AM
It's not work that bothers me as much as the commute to get here. Door to door is 15.2 miles. Today it took one hour and forty minutes.

06-18-2006, 12:07 PM

TSA is still advertising here in Sitka. There's a 65ft live-aboard advertised as an 'artist studio' for $60,000. It was built locally by a good company. I think it's butt-ugly, basically a long skinny 2 story greenhouse looking thing that floats (and runs.) It was originally built for whale watching. Harbor fees are about $100 a month, plus another $150 for electricity.

No finders fee, just a cruise around the harbor in your skiff. :)

Henning 4148
06-18-2006, 03:00 PM

can't you do more or less what you have done, but self employed? I mean - you know the vending machines, you know what goes and what doesn't, so why not set up on your own?

My 0,02

All the best, Henning

Memphis Mike
06-18-2006, 04:05 PM
Henning the market for that is already saturated and dominated by two or three large companies.

I really want to get out of the vending industry altogether at this time in my life.

I'm starting to get calls for the resumes that I've sent out in the past few days.

A guy just called me today about a job that requires extensive travel, that were I single, I'd jump on but I don't want to be away from home for days and possibly weeks at a time.

It makes me feel good though that people are interested in the skills I have and gives me hope that this is all going to turn out for the better.:)

06-18-2006, 04:48 PM
It makes me feel good though that people are interested in the skills I have and gives me hope that this is all going to turn out for the better.:) Cool :cool: :D

Memphis Mike
06-18-2006, 05:00 PM
Kate, I trust you made it back to Canton OK?

06-18-2006, 05:01 PM