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How much did they first pay you to give up on your dreams?

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  1. moyjos

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    Wow, what great clip. I am living the dream now (as in retired). Having financial choices is everything. Now that I have time to smell the roses I wonder why I did not retire earlier. On retirement my son said to me, congratulations it only took you 30 yrs to realise that working for a boss is a mugs game.
     
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    Dreams are cool but gotta pay dem bills.
     
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    The tricky bit is working out the right time to quit the money job so you don't ever have to go back to it
     
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    Yes working for the boss is a mugs game...absolutely correct.

    Trouble is most people will complain but never take the bull by the horns and change their situation. A lot can be done in 5-10 years as demonstrated by some on this forum....the opportunitty awaits. My wake up call was in 2005...still have not given up my job as I have grown to like it....


    Mja the full video gives context...the HR guys are never this smooth. :)

    100% agree getting that balance is tricky....it is easier said than done...but if you have a plan...the financial stress of job uncertainty will go as a minimum if one loses their job if you invested successfully in property.

    The other thing is to be disciplined with finances. I see a lot of people here build wealth but then go out a over extend on a PPOR to end back to where they were before.

     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Gave up my job earlier this year to follow my dreams, never been happier :)
     
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    Not sure I agree with you.
    I've had good bosses before. It's a tricky relationship to get right, but it's remiss to say working for a boss is a mugs game...will you say that if you are the boss?
     
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    Well that's it. I'm tossing my job in tomorrow to follow my dreams. I'm gonna pay my bills with dream money!
     
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    @JDPL Yes, I have been in a position in charge of other people. The point I was making is that when you are an employee you are always working for someone else not yourself therefore your decisions are different. They are for the betterment of the organisation and have to take into account the politics of it. Decisions for my investments mean that I take the risk, drive it and make it happen. Good and bad. So far so good.
     
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    The thing I dont like about being an employee is that we are forced to try to meet unrealistic deadlines and this causes stress. And middle management can be the biggest ar$@holes on the planet.
     
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    I think she is saying she has reached her goal retirement. I would say most on this forum are aiming for this using property as the vehicle

    Working for a boss or having to hold a day job means you are accountable to someone and still require an income , she now has freedom to do as she wishes.


    oops, I just read Charlottes post

    Good for her:)
     
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    @datto that's the great benefit of retirement, you do not have to deal with those people anymore. You do not realise what stress you had until it stops.
     
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    I guess you're right @Charlotte30 Work as an employee does create unnecessary stress.

    Just last week at work somebody pinched my red texta from right out of my drawer. To ask the team leader for a replacement was like asking for a pay rise. So frustrating.

    In the end I just pinched someone elses lol.
     
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    Datto, this sounds like an awfully upsetting experience, and in particular, one that should not be repeated.

    I had this unfortunate occurrence happen to me as well. I just went down to Office Works and bought a new one.

    And not just one, but a five pack of those big thick ones that recalcitrant teenagers use to graffiti trains.

    And I put a caramel Mars Bars on the same receipt as well, cause I know the bean counters only look at the totals.
     
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    That video clip is basically the redundancy equivalent of...don't look at the man behind the green curtain. It's bull***t misdirection. Hey dude we just reamed you, but take this red/blue pill and you'll feel better.
     
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    Just last week at work somebody pinched my red texta from right out of my drawer. To ask the team leader for a replacement was like asking for a pay rise. So frustrating.

    In the end I just pinched someone elses lol.[/QUOTE]

    This is a first world problem - see thread
     
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    Just another tosser? @datto
     
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