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The Work Sux Thread
« on: September 10, 2004, 05:31:44 PM »
So, if you think you've got a better chance to get a good job overthere, we can apply the same scheme. :lovegoggles:

Well, you see... there may be plenty of first-rate jobs out there, but my skill-set is decidely below third-rate.

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Re:The 'guys lurving the girls'-thread
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2004, 04:07:19 PM »
Well, you see... there may be plenty of first-rate jobs out there, but my skill-set is decidely below third-rate.
The zero-rate loan idea also applies to anything that can 'elevate' your skill-set. :smitten:
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Re:The 'guys lurving the girls'-thread
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2004, 04:15:18 PM »
Well, you can only elevate your skill-set if you have a base to elevate it from. (i.e. my innate skill tendencies all suck)

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Re:The 'guys lurving the girls'-thread
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2004, 04:52:31 PM »
Well, you can only elevate your skill-set if you have a base to elevate it from. (i.e. my innate skill tendencies all suck)
Everybody has at least one skill. :lovegoggles: Even I do! I suck at certain skills too, but not all of them. And besides, you can't go lower than the bottom. :love:
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Re:The 'guys lurving the girls'-thread
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2004, 04:56:12 PM »
I have exactly two skills:

1. Being organized.

2. Figuring out the quickest and most efficient way to do something correctly.

Number 2 sounds useful on the surface, but I obviously can only apply it to stuff I already can do or can learn to do. And I know from experience that that's a very short list.

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Re:The 'guys lurving the girls'-thread
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2004, 05:05:13 PM »
Poor Poor Liz --- Always thinking less of herself than she should --- now buck up and have some confidence   :D
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Re:The 'guys lurving the girls'-thread
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2004, 05:30:18 PM »
I have exactly two skills:

1. Being organized.

2. Figuring out the quickest and most efficient way to do something correctly.

Number 2 sounds useful on the surface, but I obviously can only apply it to stuff I already can do or can learn to do. And I know from experience that that's a very short list.
I have a cwappy memory most of the time, but a) if I repeat something enough I'll eventually remember it and b) while I cannot remember details, I can remember certain 'themes'. And my list of skills is not actually that long too, you know. ;] :iluvu:

Poor Poor Liz --- Always thinking less of herself than she should --- now buck up and have some confidence   :D
Indeed, her level of self-confidence doesn't seem to be that high, no matter how hard I try. :sweating:
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2004, 05:41:06 PM »
I only think the truth of myself, trust me. I give myself credit when I deserve it. Besides, if I had the skills to get or learn a better job, I would have done so by now. Do you think I actually like being a retail slave/paperwork processor? ::) :P

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Re:The 'guys lurving the girls'-thread
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2004, 05:58:15 PM »
I only think the truth of myself, trust me. I give myself credit when I deserve it. Besides, if I had the skills to get or learn a better job, I would have done so by now. Do you think I actually like being a retail slave/paperwork processor? ::) :P
No, but think of it this way. My brother has a Bachelor Degree in ICT, yet he's currently doing temp jobs as a normal hand-laborer, no ICT involved at all. And back when I graduated, I had a Bachelor Degree in bookkeeping, but I didn't have a proper job for about two years either. :o
And, on the way, I've discovered skills I never even suspected, so don't be so hard on yourself. <3
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Re:The 'guys lurving the girls'-thread
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2004, 06:00:27 PM »
There's a difference between having the skills for a high-level job but there being few jobs available, and not having the skills for a high-level job, even if there are jobs available.

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Re:The 'guys lurving the girls'-thread
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2004, 02:05:32 PM »
There's a difference between having the skills for a high-level job but there being few jobs available, and not having the skills for a high-level job, even if there are jobs available.
Yes, but the end-result is the same. Whilst you have no control on the outcome of the 1st option, you can do something aboiut the 2nd one. :flirt:
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Re:The 'guys lurving the girls'-thread
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2004, 02:10:42 PM »
>shakes head< Jeysie, you need to get out and try something new and different!  I guarantee you'll find skills you never knew you had.  In the mean time, don't be such a pessimist!  Pessimism is stifling.  You've got great friends (even if you haven't met us), you *have* a job.  That's all you really need, except (of course) to have lots of fun!


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« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2004, 02:22:01 PM »
Hee! You guys are as bad as Harrison. :D I have tried a large number of things in my lifetime... I just understandably don't feel like dumping 24 years' worth of experience narrative on everyone.

If I may wax philosophical for a moment...

I feel that everybody has certain innate skills and skill tendencies. While you could possibly learn to *fake* a skill/skill tendency you don't possess, you can never do it with the same facility as someone who does have that skill/skill tendency.

It's like the difference between a brilliant writer and a mechanical hack. The brilliant writer possesses a skill of writing, or the inherent potential of such a skill. While the hack knows all the "rules" and "paint-by-number instructions" of being a good writer, but lacks that certain something to create truly good writing. It's like giving a computer a set of algorithims and a stock phrase bank to write a novel. The computer might create something palatable, but it's going to feel contrived and mechanical versus a human writer who has a true knack for the written word.

So I think the trick is to figure out what your skill/skill tendencies are, achieve their potential, and hope that your innate skill set is emotionally satisfying to you. Unfortunately mine is not, which is my main problem. :P

As for knowing what I've been good at and what I'm not, there's the old quip:

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

And I'm not a pessimist... I'm a realist. ;P

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Re:The 'guys lurving the girls'-thread
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2004, 02:54:48 PM »
::) Realism is one of those things that irritates me.  Because it's pessimism, except in denial.  And I'm not kidding either.
No, seriously.  I was told that "Realistically, I could expect to be in pain for the rest of my life" And also, that, "realistically, I would have schoolwork to do during summer vacation or I wouldn't pass my junior year".  That's moderate pessimism.


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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2004, 03:08:12 PM »
Maybe.

But on the whole, I'd rather be aware of the possibility that something negative might happen, and thus be prepared to deal with it and/or work to keep it from happening. As opposed to thinking only positive things will happen, and being caught unawares and unprepared if negative things happen instead.

But in the end, I look at what I think is the most probable outcome, and I base my actions on that. (Said actions may not always consist of acceptance of the inevitablity of the outcome.) So I'm not an optimist who always expects good things to happen, and I'm not a pessimist who always expects bad things to happen. I'm a realist who expects what things actually happen to happen.

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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2004, 03:19:47 PM »
Expect your realism tends to be too negative in my opinion  ::)
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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2004, 03:22:53 PM »
That's because due to bad luck, bad karma, and/or bad choices I've managed to have a preponderance of negative things happen to me over the years.  ::) :P

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Re:The 'guys lurving the girls'-thread
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2004, 03:44:38 PM »
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Ofcourse you don't have to do it exactly the same but just by altering little bits, the outcome can differ a lot.

That's because due to bad luck, bad karma, and/or bad choices I've managed to have a preponderance of negative things happen to me over the years.  ::) :P
Oh, I've had my own share of bad things happening to me during my childhood years too (maybe not as bad as yours, but scarring nonetheless), and yet, with some help from various sources, I've managed to 'grow out' of it. Remember, every ... has a silver lining! :flirt:
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Re:The 'guys lurving the girls'-thread
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2004, 03:53:25 PM »
You're still stuck working with what you've got. ::)

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« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2004, 04:03:38 PM »
You're still stuck working with what you've got. ::)
There's that pessimistic realism again...
Yes, but how do you know for sure you've already found all that you've got? :lovegoggles:
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