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The "R U OK ?" thread

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ASSASSIN, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. Mr 95%

    Mr 95% Immortal Gilded

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    Oh Mr I it doesn’t sound good..

    Honestly I think at first you gotta get your routine sorted out..Going to bed late and waking up late is no good..it gets you in a downward rut..Get to bed by 10-11 pm..If you find you can’t go to sleep..still set that alarm for 6 am and get up..go for a walk..have a healthy breakfast..(you’ll sleep eventually..trust me) and get ready to start your current job..which is..finding another job..whether that be searching online..or on foot..you have to get yourself ‘out there’....stop for morning tea..lunch..afternoon tea..breaks.. Its important that from Monday to Friday..8-4..you gotta follow that routine..it helps you focus..and gives you a purpose..

    And just a little advice..sometimes a lower paid job..or a job that requires skills that are less than what you have..is not always a negative thing..sometimes it’s a foot in the door..a way in..to get a more ‘suitable’ position that takes full advantage of your skill set..

    Don’t let it get you down Mr I..and the best way to stop that..is to sit back and look at it from a different perspective.. Good luck.. :blush:
     
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  2. ASSASSIN

    ASSASSIN The Bearded Crusader Premium Member Gilded

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    Can't keep a good man down. You will be back on your feet in no time bro.
     
  3. Mr Invisible

    Mr Invisible Super Mod Staff Member Premium Member Gilded

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    Cheers Wolfy, Mr95%, Tank and anyone else replying.

    Brighter mood today, as I've realised at the bottom the only way forward is moving up.

    Still it's bloody annoying. Display cabinet arse end fell apart overnight so need to rebuild it. It was my grandparents so had sentimental value, but costing a bit to repair.

    I believe in life that everything has a reason, and challenges are there to test us. Also that you can't change the future. If something is going to happen it'll happen in due course, not out of deliberate change.

    Once I get setup here I'll be putting up a goals wall, whether I can set some things to work towards in life.

    Hopefully in 5 years time I can tick off the "earn 6 figures as a cyber security consultant" box.
     
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  4. Hacky McAxe

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    I have a similar goals wall. But mine says "Earn 7 figures doing nothing". So far it's not working out so well but I'm sure one days money will start falling in my lap for no reason at all.
     
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  5. Mr Invisible

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    It's like the "I could be one of those lotto dream stories "buys ticket with last $5 wins a millon".. but most likely would be "buys a ticket and wastes last $5".

    That said if you never buy the ticket to begin with, you have 0% chance to win.

    I rarely believe the "battler wins lotto" stories.... if you can afford to blow like $100 per major draw on tickets (or more), you aren't a battler, you're mismanaging your money.
     
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  6. Hacky McAxe

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    Yep. You're probably a battler 'cause you have a gambling addiction.
     
  7. Hacky McAxe

    Hacky McAxe Immortal Gilded

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    No one can keep a good man down. But if your name is "Kevin Spacey" then you can keep a good boy down.

    Too soon?
     
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  8. Indiandog

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    chin up mate, the job market is booming ( as we are told)

    start random door knocking and also try contacting people from different companies through linked in.

    more people you get in touch with more chances of landing yourself a job quickly.

    you are smart enough to be unemployed for too long.
     
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  9. Indiandog

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    hey hey , go easy on curry munchers
     
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  10. ASSASSIN

    ASSASSIN The Bearded Crusader Premium Member Gilded

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    Never too soon for hellywood scum cunts lol
     
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  11. ASSASSIN

    ASSASSIN The Bearded Crusader Premium Member Gilded

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    If all else fails (which I believe he wont) he can fuck off the white collar for a blue collar job with me next year (Inshullah)
     
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  13. Indiandog

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    blue collar pays more than white collar (60ks) these days.

    PS> I wont even suggest becoming Uber driver just not to upset wolfy, which pays shit loads with fringe benefit.
     
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  14. Wolfmother

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    Sorry Zee , not my words but then again I shouldn't really repeat what he said .

    Me : I have absolutely no issues with curry munchers lol and I know quite a few , all good people!
     
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  15. Indiandog

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    yeah i know one who is an absolute asshole..i think you know him very well too.
     
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  16. utility half

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    Dude, I've had a lot of similar frustrations in terms of unemployment frustration. I left my last job because of ethical issues and issues with some in management.... my skills were (or felt) largely outdated.... I work in a shrinking industry and I guess I was lucky to eventually find something within my niche.... but the struggle was long and frustrating, so I can really identify with that.

    I can totally understand it's a frustrating situation, but it sounds like you have a plan and a good grip on the situation. I'm sure you'll bounce back better than ever. But I know what it feels like to be down on your luck and to have those days.

    All the best buddy!
     
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  17. MatstaDogg

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    Stay positive Mr I, that is key. A positive mind goes a long way. When ever life starts kicking ur arse, which at times it will do as it has done to a lot of us u just need to take a moment and refocus. As u said there are things that happen to us in life that we can not control and sometimes we do not understand why things happen. I always try to find positives out of negative situation and learn from it. Life goes up and down like a prostitutes panties, but if u can keep ur chin up, roll with the punches and keep that mind frame positive things will pan out.
     
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  18. Mr Invisible

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    Thanks for the kind comments all :)

    I see life as peaks and troughs.. yesterday built myself a benchtop and actually had a full day of successful things (which was a nice change and allowed me to get a heap of stuff done). Problem was... 5AM I was still at it because I was having such a good run LOL.
     
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  19. MattyB

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    Mr I.

    I left my previous role At Commander on December 23rd 2016, hated it and wanted to spend time with my newborn son, did that, got a great role an an Optus Centre in May of 2017, lasted only 2 months, they fucked me over bad.
    Was unemployed until Mid September.

    Now i am at a Telstra Enterprise Partner and it's all going well.

    Sometime you will feel like crap, but Trust me, it will get better - I was without a job for 7 months this year!

    How can you only get 60k, are you not in IT?

    You should be on wayyyy more, your too smart not to be
     
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  20. Mr Invisible

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    Funny thing is I can tell in a way what's gone on. Last few years I've been driven into the ground with little to no work/life balance. I'd efeectively cut out everything in my life that I enjoyed doing because it cost money, or because I had no time for it.

    That's changed the person I am in a way.

    So, now it's all about rediscovering the person I used to be, and building on that with a new job, new life, and being a better person as a result.

    Work / Life balance is the real key for me on this one.
     
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