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GeorgPrime

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My life is finally coming around.... got a few major setbacks in my life (accompanied by llike 10 bad relationships)

- Bad at school due to family problems
- After school i made a apprenticship
- Had to finish apprenticship early without the real goal due to problems at work (we literally had every month a new boss and my last boss quit while crying in break room)
- Didnt do anything due to not feeling like doing anything
- Went back to evening school and got my high school degree
- Left home to be by myself to get rid of family problems
- Went to university and started part time as a waiter
- Had to quit university because our political party fucked things up and introduced "study term fees" again.
- After i quit the"study term fees" were removed again by politics.
- Thanks to family i had now study debt of around 20.000 Euro.
- Worked 5 years as a full time waiter in the 5 star event service and met a lot of stars
- Had to quit being a waiter due to health problems thanks to the job
- Started working in a callcenter to get some normal daily life.
- Quit callcenter to help with a startup in switzerland (developed the first blockchain based data transaction and the first blockchain based 3D printer for architects)
- Lost my job as "Business Developer" after 1.5 years due to Corona (we got delayed by our investor for around 2 years who was delivering an important part of the data transaction)
- Had to move back into my parents place and use the guestroom
- Was unemployed for one year couldnt apply for new jobs (everything took way too long and with every lockdown my chances decreased)
- Decided to go back working in a callcenter (shitty job with minimum salary again but better than social help)
- Thanks to my job i got a new appartment now.... but was financially banktrupt for anything else (thanks to study debt)
- Applied for another job 1 month into the new job and thought "Fuck it lets try"
- Got job interview for a bank....
- .... got a second job interview for that bank
- Got new job at bank inhouse in the "Software" department, starting next month, same salary i got as business developer in Switzerland, a lot of new benefits (like Christmas money and holiday money) with future oppertunities within the bank to get promoted or earn more salary
- Quit now the shitty job two weeks earlier, will take a unpaid break of two weeks and then start my new job.

Iam sick and tired of getting blocked by life and hope it will start to quiet down now. Want to settle down finally with my wife. Corona problem is slowly going away and i can now finally start visiting my wife again.
 
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DadEggs

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12Goblins

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-Had to quit university because our political party fucked things up and introduced "study term fees" again.

Can you elaborate on this?
And who is the coolest star you met in the resto biz
 
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GeorgPrime

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-Had to quit university because our political party fucked things up and introduced "study term fees" again.

Can you elaborate on this?
And who is the coolest star you met in the resto biz

You had to pay like several hundred euro ( 650 Euro if iam correct) for each study semester. With own appartment and part time job it was almost impossible for me to pay.

I had to work full time then but had not much time and energy to study anymore.

I shaked hands with J-Lo some years back, met Rammstein and David Garret. Or football clubs like Borussia Dortmund.
 

IDKFA

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I can't really discuss because the subject is banned here, but I'm starting to feel pretty down. I don't feel part of this world any longer. I feel like a relic of the past and the world is changing at pace that is too rapid for me. I'm only 35 😭
 
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I have an extremely low IQ due to inherited genetics so take a wild guess

the positive is that it will eventually end like everything else

on the bright side i have access to the internet which means i have access to pretty much every type of porn in existence so things could be worse
 
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SafeOrAlone

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I have a hard time with definitive answers. I guess it's a mix of good and bad.
I have a lot of blessings but it's easy to fall into depression and focus on what you don't have.
 
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If we weren't in lock down for the fourth time (I'm in Melbourne) I would say it is going quite well.

We can't even travel 10km from our home or leave our house for more than 2 hours or we are breaking the law. All because of 64 china flu cases.

So right now, life sucks.
 
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Same old. Humming at a good job and my fam, friends and coworkers all kind of similar and in good health (I think).

Only boring thing is work from home. I'm more of an office guy who likes to interact with people in meetings and lunch. Not sit there doing Skype calls. I dont get how some people love working from home doing two hour conference calls remotely.

And many places are still on lockdown which makes going out pointless. Some people seem to have this forever fear of covid even after getting vaccines, some people will never be the same. I'm the opposite. I live the same now as before. If you got the vaccine (like me shot 1), I dont get why some people are still in bubble mode.

Portfolio at an all time high which is nice. I rode the covid meltdown last year where my portfolio was probably down 35-40%. For those of you with no money in the markets during March 2020 when stock markets tanked there were weeks everyone's portfolio would go like this on a daily basis..... -3%, -4%, rebound day +3%, -8%, -2%, +1%, -5%, +1%, -3%. Add it up, and your account just sunk 30% in 3 weeks. One of my stocks dropped 75%.

Now it's up about 30%! Wild rebound.
 
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Dark Star

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I'm honestly in a really good spot right now. New job/career path, quite a few friends, loads of hobbies and weeknd activities to enjoy, my family is well too.

2020 was just a strange year and I'll never forget about COVID and what it did to this world. But I feel like everything is almost back to "normal". At least in the USA.
 

RJMacready73

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Damn op that's some fucking curve balls, you musta crossed a gypsy or somit on your travels...

As for me all good, kids are healthy and normal, I still find the wife of 12yrs damned attractive, job pays the bills and I got a PS5 although I am nursing a small hangover from a BBQ at my folks house, me and my da always go hell for leather when day drinking, so yeah, shits good... I can smell fresh pancakes being made so I'm outa here
 
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bitbydeath

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Awesome, I’ve always been the glass half-full type though. Energy, energy, ENERGY!!!

Hoping I get my book completed this year, cause I just want to shout it out to the world!

It’s amazing, and original, and amazing!
 

Bernd Lauert

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Objectively I'm doing really well. Subjectively, idk. I feel like I need to make the next big step in both career and personal life, but my current life is cozy af so I'm a bit afraid I'll ruin it for no good reason. On the other hand, if I just stay at this level until I'm old I'ma be miserable. First world problems basically.
 

GeorgPrime

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Creed’s first album was pretty solid. On topic, life is good. Once I finally got sober (almost 3 years), I went from just barely keeping it together to really doing well. Don’t do drugs, kids. Wasted a long time being miserable.

great job on getting sober. Stay strong and move forward.

RJMacready73 RJMacready73

Damn op that's some fucking curve balls, you musta crossed a gypsy or somit on your travels...

As for me all good, kids are healthy and normal, I still find the wife of 12yrs damned attractive, job pays the bills and I got a PS5 although I am nursing a small hangover from a BBQ at my folks house, me and my da always go hell for leather when day drinking, so yeah, shits good... I can smell fresh pancakes being made so I'm outa here

I already forgot how many times i was brought to my knees by life but everytime its the worst i just break through and come back stronger than before. I was literally in situations who everyone else would just give up but i cant. i just stand up again and grow until i break down everything that stands in my way.

If i ever find out which gypsy or witch cursed me, they will regret everything they did in my past lifes lol

jk

but sometimes i really feel like iam not allowed to do anything decent in life and have to hold back all the time.
 
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Rickyiez

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Boring, I'm getting sick of being a senior developer. I felt like developers in the IT world is like the bottom tier of the food chain.

There's just so much to do like brainstorming solutions, actually implementing it while avoiding major changes, making sure codes are reusable and scalable, writing unit test etc ... Fine! But on top of that I've to also present the solution a few times to different stakeholders, communicating with products team and challenging their design all the time, scheduling code reviews then in turn code reviewing others, filling the gaps in user stories, drafting flowcharts, beg teammates to follow conventions & standards, rushing for release, getting shits on if there's an incident and so on and so on. All these for some of the lowest paid in the scene.

It's possible that I'm just burnt out and I never like programming to begin with but it's the only thing I can make decent money. Or I'm just finding excuse. Either way it sucks and I'm stuck in it.

/rant and cheers
 
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teezzy

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Great.

I work in construction and i fucking love it. I dont know what i would do if i did not. Every other job i had i fucking hated. Felt like a prison.

Nothing beats comming home on a friday, tired, aching, taking a hot shower and opening a cold beer.

My entire life, I wanted an office job, and now that I have one, I've gained hella weight and feel so dead inside after 8 hour shifts of sitting on my ass

I envy you, truly
 
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DeepBreath87

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great job on getting sober. Stay strong and move forward.

RJMacready73 RJMacready73



I already forgot how many times i was brought to my knees by life but everytime its the worst i just break through and come back stronger than before. I was literally in situations who everyone else would just give up but i cant. i just stand up again and grow until i break down everything that stands in my way.

If i ever find out which gypsy or witch cursed me, they will regret everything they did in my past lifes lol

jk

but sometimes i really feel like iam not allowed to do anything decent in life and have to hold back all the time.
Thanks. It wasn’t as hard as I made pretended it was while I was using. I just had to actually accept that I couldn’t moderate it. I kept fighting the losing battle with myself where I thought I had things under enough control to keep it together. Once I just admitted to myself it wasn’t working, I knew I had to stop. Took to many years to get there though. I spent so much time and energy fighting with myself that I wasn’t even really enjoying what I was doing towards the end. At least not enough to justify any of it.
 
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GeekyDad

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I can't really discuss because the subject is banned here, but I'm starting to feel pretty down. I don't feel part of this world any longer. I feel like a relic of the past and the world is changing at pace that is too rapid for me. I'm only 35 😭
If serious, I'm sorry. But I'm wondering what subject GAF would ban discussing...?

For me, there are good days and plenty of challenging days. Some really ugly ones as well, I'm afraid. Yesterday was a bit of a...cliffhanger. Our son left our family chat (that the five of us have been talking to every day for years) because he's frustrated with my wife and I for not accepting his "alternate" lifestyle at a speed fast enough for him. We support him, but we don't necessarily agree with him. I think we're all having trouble meeting in the middle.
 

IDKFA

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If serious, I'm sorry. But I'm wondering what subject GAF would ban discussing...?

For me, there are good days and plenty of challenging days. Some really ugly ones as well, I'm afraid. Yesterday was a bit of a...cliffhanger. Our son left our family chat (that the five of us have been talking to every day for years) because he's frustrated with my wife and I for not accepting his "alternate" lifestyle at a speed fast enough for him. We support him, but we don't necessarily agree with him. I think we're all having trouble meeting in the middle.

For me to fully open up, I'd have to venture into political territory. I think I've said too much already, so we'll just have to leave it there.
 

GeorgPrime

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If serious, I'm sorry. But I'm wondering what subject GAF would ban discussing...?

For me, there are good days and plenty of challenging days. Some really ugly ones as well, I'm afraid. Yesterday was a bit of a...cliffhanger. Our son left our family chat (that the five of us have been talking to every day for years) because he's frustrated with my wife and I for not accepting his "alternate" lifestyle at a speed fast enough for him. We support him, but we don't necessarily agree with him. I think we're all having trouble meeting in the middle.


there is not much you xan do if family decides to cut ties with you other than that they may come around one day again. Maybe realizing that they made a mistake.

Its your son after all. Let him find his own way and answers but dont be angry of he wants to bond with you again
 
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Ozzy Onya A2Z

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If we weren't in lock down for the fourth time (I'm in Melbourne) I would say it is going quite well.

We can't even travel 10km from our home or leave our house for more than 2 hours or we are breaking the law. All because of 64 china flu cases.

So right now, life sucks.

Also Melbourne here. I just look at it this way, nice break from running around to kids sports, school etc and at least all our mates are online to play games with.
 

DeepBreath87

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I can't really discuss because the subject is banned here, but I'm starting to feel pretty down. I don't feel part of this world any longer. I feel like a relic of the past and the world is changing at pace that is too rapid for me. I'm only 35 😭
Take a break from the internet bud. The real world hasn’t changed as much as you think. I get that it’s bleeding over a bit, but if you unplug for a minute, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
 
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