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Old 12-30-2003, 10:14 PM   #1
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I just got a vehicle but now I must get a job and it's scary, me being shy and all. I have absolutely no work exp. except for the old house chores but enough about that. What Gord song could I listen to to ease the tension? The only one I could think of is 'Baby Step Back' because it's about asking someone to marry you and it has that same scary feeling.
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I just got a vehicle but now I must get a job and it's scary, me being shy and all. I have absolutely no work exp. except for the old house chores but enough about that. What Gord song could I listen to to ease the tension? The only one I could think of is 'Baby Step Back' because it's about asking someone to marry you and it has that same scary feeling.
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Old 12-31-2003, 01:58 AM   #3
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DMD3,
Good luck on your search for a job. I want to encourage you to find something you enjoy, first. Don't settle for something you don't like because you will never be happy. Also, I want to encourage you to find something that will provide an opportunity to advance. You will want something that will provide you MORE MONEY
and greater challenges as you prove your self to your employer. If someone interviews you, look them square in the eye
and ask if you will be given opportunities for advancement. Some of the world's most successful people have "worked their way to the top"
Give these songs a listen-then go make some money. Also, No matter how much, or little you earn, ALWAYS PAY YOURSELF FIRST!!! Take
10-15 percent of every penny you earn and save it for YOU!! That way, you won't work your whole life for the banks,the credit card
company, the department stores etc. etc.,
THEN- your money will WORK FOR YOU!!!
Your savings will become your money slave earning you interest on top of interst!
I promise you that this is sound advice.

Songs:
1) Take this Job and Shove it
By Johnny Paycheck
2) Boss man
By Gordon Lightfoot
3) Coal Miners Daughter
By Loretta Lynn
4) 9 to 5
By Dolly Parton
5) 16 tons
By Tennessee Ernie Ford
6) Thank-You
By Dido
7) My Way
By Frank Sinatra
8) A Day in the Life
By The Beatles
9) Young Turks
By Rod Stewart
10) Livin on a prayer
By Bon Jovi
This is a pretty wide variety of music. You may not make a connection with all or most of these songs. I think you should give the
Frank Sinatra tune "MY WAY" a listen because
no matter what happens in your job search, If
you do it "YOUR WAY" and follow your heart,
you will probably end up happy.

Hope this helps,
Your Bud,

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Old 12-31-2003, 01:58 AM   #4
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DMD3,
Good luck on your search for a job. I want to encourage you to find something you enjoy, first. Don't settle for something you don't like because you will never be happy. Also, I want to encourage you to find something that will provide an opportunity to advance. You will want something that will provide you MORE MONEY
and greater challenges as you prove your self to your employer. If someone interviews you, look them square in the eye
and ask if you will be given opportunities for advancement. Some of the world's most successful people have "worked their way to the top"
Give these songs a listen-then go make some money. Also, No matter how much, or little you earn, ALWAYS PAY YOURSELF FIRST!!! Take
10-15 percent of every penny you earn and save it for YOU!! That way, you won't work your whole life for the banks,the credit card
company, the department stores etc. etc.,
THEN- your money will WORK FOR YOU!!!
Your savings will become your money slave earning you interest on top of interst!
I promise you that this is sound advice.

Songs:
1) Take this Job and Shove it
By Johnny Paycheck
2) Boss man
By Gordon Lightfoot
3) Coal Miners Daughter
By Loretta Lynn
4) 9 to 5
By Dolly Parton
5) 16 tons
By Tennessee Ernie Ford
6) Thank-You
By Dido
7) My Way
By Frank Sinatra
8) A Day in the Life
By The Beatles
9) Young Turks
By Rod Stewart
10) Livin on a prayer
By Bon Jovi
This is a pretty wide variety of music. You may not make a connection with all or most of these songs. I think you should give the
Frank Sinatra tune "MY WAY" a listen because
no matter what happens in your job search, If
you do it "YOUR WAY" and follow your heart,
you will probably end up happy.

Hope this helps,
Your Bud,

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Old 12-31-2003, 09:03 AM   #5
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Working At The Carwash Blues Ė Jim Croce.

Also. Get a credit card (You need one nowadays to prove you exist!) but, Donít use it!, whatever you do.

Work out what cash you have left after paying bills Ė rent, child support etc. - and carry it in your back pocket. If you see something you want to buy and you donít have enough money Ė You canít afford it and thatís just tough but, it will keep you solvent.
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Old 12-31-2003, 12:14 PM   #6
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Get a job where you look forward to getting up in the morning and going to work - figure what it is you love and try to find something in that field.

Yes, pay yourself first. If there's a 401K or other retirement plan at the job, use it. You are NEVER too young to start saving, even a small percentage. Percent works better than $$ amount because the amount you save automatically goes up with every raise without you having to do anything. And speaking of automatic, siphon off a set amount of every paycheck BEFORE you see it to a savings account - what you don't get on your check, you're less likely to spend.

As for credit cards, yes, once you've been working a few months you may qualify - maybe a bank card. Just be sure you know the difference between credit and debit cards. And you may want to use it once or twice, paying it off promptly because creditors want to know that you not only have one but use it responsibly. I have one I use only for travel and one other for "local" purchases that I pay off within 2 months. If the thought of paying cash for something bothers me, I won't put it on credit.

Good luck and enjoy!
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Old 12-31-2003, 12:14 PM   #7
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Get a job where you look forward to getting up in the morning and going to work - figure what it is you love and try to find something in that field.

Yes, pay yourself first. If there's a 401K or other retirement plan at the job, use it. You are NEVER too young to start saving, even a small percentage. Percent works better than $$ amount because the amount you save automatically goes up with every raise without you having to do anything. And speaking of automatic, siphon off a set amount of every paycheck BEFORE you see it to a savings account - what you don't get on your check, you're less likely to spend.

As for credit cards, yes, once you've been working a few months you may qualify - maybe a bank card. Just be sure you know the difference between credit and debit cards. And you may want to use it once or twice, paying it off promptly because creditors want to know that you not only have one but use it responsibly. I have one I use only for travel and one other for "local" purchases that I pay off within 2 months. If the thought of paying cash for something bothers me, I won't put it on credit.

Good luck and enjoy!
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Old 12-31-2003, 02:58 PM   #8
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Man you are way too young to even worry about getting credit cards. Forget it. Get a savings and checking account and start socking money away. Concentrate on school and save your money for college. Even if your parents are paying for college or you have a scholarship, still save because you will need it. College will pay off and will be your biggest asset when it comes time to enter the wonderful world of finding that career job after college.

There is such a fallacy with credit cards these days. Although they can hurt your credit if you're not responsible with them, they really don't help all that much. When it's time to buy a house, get a loan for a business etc., if credit cards (unsecured debt) are your only debt, good luck if you are young without assets to secure that loan. Banks really want to see installment loans (secured loans) that are in good standing and or have been paid off.

Installment loans such as student loans, auto loans, business loans etc. are the quickest and best way to get credit from a bank when the time comes. Auto loans are very easy to get these days and can improve and or give you excellent credit very fast.

Unforunately, it's tough to get ahead in this world without having any debt. Unless someone is independently wealthy or has someone backing business ventures for them, you really have to start by going into debt, saving every penny, eating mac & cheese everynight until it is paid off and then you can sit back and really enjoy the fruits of your labor. This takes a lot of time and endurance! It's tough these days for sure.

Don't try to grow up too fast. Enjoy high school & college, get good grades and when the time comes, start building credit. It sometimes is very wise to hire or consult with an accountant or financial advisor to help map out a financial plan for you. You will learn a lot and it is good groundwork for building a solid future. Well worth the expense if you find a good one.

"Through endurance we shall conquer!" (Shackleton family motto)
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Old 12-31-2003, 03:15 PM   #9
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Good Grief!!

We're all getting old!

Ignore all the above!!

Get some leathers, black T-shirts (not white-too gay), buy a Harley and get rat-arsed.
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Old 12-31-2003, 03:43 PM   #10
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quote:Originally posted by Gaby:
Good Grief!!

We're all getting old!

Ignore all the above!!

Get some leathers, black T-shirts (not white-too gay), buy a Harley and get rat-arsed.


Um, unless you know something the rest of us don't, ain't NOBODY gettin' younger

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Old 12-31-2003, 03:43 PM   #11
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quote:Originally posted by Gaby:
Good Grief!!

We're all getting old!

Ignore all the above!!

Get some leathers, black T-shirts (not white-too gay), buy a Harley and get rat-arsed.


Um, unless you know something the rest of us don't, ain't NOBODY gettin' younger

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Old 12-31-2003, 07:22 PM   #12
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What kind of car did you get Douglas? Even if we are getting old, this has all been very good advice.
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Old 12-31-2003, 07:22 PM   #13
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What kind of car did you get Douglas? Even if we are getting old, this has all been very good advice.
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Old 12-31-2003, 10:24 PM   #14
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1990 Chevy S10 Extended Cab. It's in really good shape.

Thanks for the advice everyone.
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1990 Chevy S10 Extended Cab. It's in really good shape.

Thanks for the advice everyone.
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Old 12-31-2003, 11:55 PM   #16
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DMD3,

Good choice for the ride, chicks dig pickup trucks. All the above advice is good - but way too long term. Right now kill two birds with one stone, continue looking for a girl BUT make sure her family has money. You can marry for love later but right now you need cash and a rich girl will fill all your needs in one fell swoop. And if she's a little shy or chubby, all the better. You'll help her and she'll help you. Look for good, expensive clothes on the girls, that's a key giveaway. Ride on Dude.

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Old 01-01-2004, 02:56 AM   #17
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Bill,

Great advice! I recall my previous BS. Marry for money and age is no object. I would do it in a heartbeat! Bill, I will do my best to follow your advice!
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Old 01-01-2004, 07:53 AM   #18
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quote:Originally posted by DMD3:
1990 Chevy S10 Extended Cab. It's in really good shape.

Thanks for the advice everyone.


Joe Diffie does a song called "Pickup Man"
I heard it yesterday on the country station. Here are the lyrics-- you may have to change the length of the bed to whatever the S-10's is.

1)Well, I got my first truck when I was three
Drove a hundred thousand miles on my knees
I hauled marbles and rocks and thought twice before
I hauled a Barbie doll bed for the girl next door
She tried to pay me with a kiss and I began to understand
There's something women like about a pickup man

2)When I turned sixteen I saved a few hundred bucks
My first car was a pickup truck
I was cruisin' the town and the first girl I see
Is Bobbie Joe Gentry, the homecoming queen
She flagged me down and climbed up in the cab
And said "I never knew you were a pickup man!"

CHORUS
You can set my truck on fire and roll it down a hill
And I still wouldn't trade it for a Coupe de Ville
I've got an eight-foot bed that never has to be made
You know if it weren't for trucks we wouldn't have tailgates
I met all my wives in traffic jams
There's just something women like about a pickup man

3)Most Friday nights I can be found
In the bed of my truck on an old chaisse lounge
Backed into my spot at the drive-in show
You know a cargo light gives off a romantic glow
I never have to wait in line at the popcorn stand
Cuz there's something women like about a pickup man
CHORUS
CHORUS
Yes there's something women like about a pickup man

DMD3, the part about "all my wives" is something you'll want to avoid like the plague. Keep it to "my sweet wife", then sell the truck.


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quote:Originally posted by Auburn Annie:
Um, unless you know something the rest of us don't, ain't NOBODY gettin' younger.

Annie, the picture in the attic is looking decidedly ropey, but this 25 year old rock chick is going to grow old disgracefully.

One of the few pleasures left in life is embarrassing my teenage daughter (and pulling more men than her at New Yearís Eve parties). Heh heh!

BTW Ė Happy New Year, everyone.

And, a fantastic and healthy New Year for GL!!!!
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Well, you can transpose that 25 to a 52 for me in a week, and my 14 year-old still complains I walk too fast for her at the mall, heh heh.
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Well, you can transpose that 25 to a 52 for me in a week, and my 14 year-old still complains I walk too fast for her at the mall, heh heh.
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Doh!

Young gels, today.

No stamina.
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Old 01-02-2004, 01:14 AM   #23
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Hey ...you should try listening to one of GL's friends good tunes...Workin' at the Carwash Blues. Just call me sensative! LOL

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Hey ...you should try listening to one of GL's friends good tunes...Workin' at the Carwash Blues. Just call me sensative! LOL

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If you want to totally ease the tension and completely relax & if you have an open mind and heart,I reccomend "The Pony Man","Christian Island","Nous Vivons Ensemble" and "Your Love's Return". I know for me personally,they just melt away any tensions and negative emotions I'm feeling.
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