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I don't have an HR person at the office, instead I outsource our hiring needs to the most respected recruitment agency we know for our industry. Think "The best!". Very expensive. I pay 27% of Salary + Projected Bonus for the year in fees.

We are growing and need to add more bodies. They "the Best" generated a job description and it was the most generic, mind numbingly boring, commodity type posting I've ever seen. Think copy/paste of every job posting you read and forgot before you finished reading. Saying this "this is fantastic opportunity to be part of a dynamic growth-orientated business"

When was the last time you DIDN'T see this in a job posting?

Why does everyone suck so f*cking much? Why do we as entrepreneurs end up doing so much of everyone else jobs? I am so annoyed by not having better help out there. It's an opportunity for someone to come in and be killing it. I have no interest in this type of business just annoyed.

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Lol. Guilty as charged - kinda. I have an iPhone 5SE... because it fits in my damn pocket. It works fine still, and I can run my business from it (plus a wee laptop).
Get the 13 mini then and get it on Friday. The 5SE has got to be a huge piece of crap at this point. :rofl:

I am an a**hole about this, but I get a new phone every year and I can’t believe I had such a crusty old phone once I get hands on the new one. It spends hours a day in my hand, getting stuff done. 85% of my work is done from my phone.

I also am on the phone 3-4 hours per day minimum. That burns up some battery. It doesn’t just chill in my pocket. I put it through its paces.
 

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Get the 13 mini then and get it on Friday. The 5SE has got to be a huge piece of crap at this point. :rofl:
No, it's actually a small piece of crap, even fits in a pocket :rofl:
 

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I don't have an HR person at the office, instead I outsource our hiring needs to the most respected recruitment agency we know for our industry. Think "The best!". Very expensive. I pay 27% of Salary + Projected Bonus for the year in fees.

We are growing and need to add more bodies. They "the Best" generated a job description and it was the most generic, mind numbingly boring, commodity type posting I've ever seen. Think copy/paste of every job posting you read and forgot before you finished reading. Saying this "this is fantastic opportunity to be part of a dynamic growth-orientated business"

When was the last time you DIDN'T see this in a job posting?

Why does everyone suck so f*cking much? Why do we as entrepreneurs end up doing so much of everyone else jobs? I am so annoyed by not having better help out there. It's an opportunity for someone to come in and be killing it. I have no interest in this type of business just annoyed.

/rant
That does suck. It’s the norm for most places though. The person who wrote the description is certainly an employee, not an entrepreneur, and it is notoriously difficult to get employees to care enough to be original and intentional.
 

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That does suck. It’s the norm for most places though. The person who wrote the description is certainly an employee, not an entrepreneur, and it is notoriously difficult to get employees to care enough to be original and intentional.
As they say, you can't outsource passion and insight.
 

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I also am on the phone 3-4 hours per day minimum. That burns up some battery. It doesn’t just chill in my pocket. I put it through its paces.
Me too! I love my wee phone.

Am I missing out on some killer app?
 

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Get the 13 mini then and get it on Friday. The 5SE has got to be a huge piece of crap at this point. :rofl:

I am an a**hole about this, but I get a new phone every year and I can’t believe I had such a crusty old phone once I get hands on the new one. It spends hours a day in my hand, getting stuff done. 85% of my work is done from my phone.

I also am on the phone 3-4 hours per day minimum. That burns up some battery. It doesn’t just chill in my pocket. I put it through its paces.

I just learned this the hard way after milking an old school smart phone for 5 years and after getting new one a few weeks ago my whole phone world has been rearranged with immense speed, incredible charging capacity, amazing app and content storage, and 4 frigging cameras. Did not know would be such a difference and now looking at upgrades in many other departments.
 

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Quick question:
What do you after you are done with your tasks everyday apart from family time?

So it's been 2 hours I finished my work, and I am sitting at one place doing nothing.
2 days ago, I rewrote my WHY and refocused myself more to remove distraction and time consuming activities. So I have ditched reading fiction novel, manga and games.
I use to do them 2-3 hours daily.

Now that I have left them, I don't know what to do. These 3 were my only entertainment and personal enjoyment thing from last 7 years.

Feeling awkward while sitting and doing nothing since 2 days after completing the day's work

What do you guys do for enjoyment? Might pick your activity.

PS: never in my life I played any sport so you know what not to suggest.

Tagging you guys for fun. Though it's bad to tag and disturb others.

@ZCP, @MJ DeMarco @Roz @Rabby @Andy Black

It depends. Usually something that's not the same as what I worked on all day, because there's a good chance that part of my brain is spent. Some examples are I read novels, listen to audiobooks, read manga (haha... maybe I started reading the one you stopped reading!), try out a programming language or framework or linux that I'm interested, play Go (baduk) online, play a casual game, play around making electronic music, design something to 3d print, write for the sake of writing, check forums and things I'm a member of, look for events or meetups I might be interested in. Since its leisure time, the list is not very organized or consistent :) I've found that there's a point after which my work tends to reverse my previous work, so I try not to do serious things beyond that point. Also... it's a lot better if I set a cut-off time and just go to sleep. Getting sucked into an epic manga/book/game/drawing/whatever binge is terrible for my sleep/wake cycle.
 

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Yesterday I squatted half my bodyweight for the first time. For reps. :smile:

If you know me, you'll know that's not a lot.
But if you know me, you'll also know that's quite a lot for me!



H/t @Strategery for training me
 
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Leaving environmental damages aside, another important step was taken today towards space tourism.


It’s a reality now. Elon Musk’s “Inspiration4”, all civilians departed for space 11 minutes ago.
History.
 

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It always pleases me when I found out that someone I like has an attractive significant other.
 

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Got this letter tonight from my bank. New legislation is proposing that banks are required to report every transaction over $600 to the IRS. Pretty shocking.


Customer Alert on IRS Reporting Proposal

We are writing to make you aware of a recent proposal in Washington that would require banks to report personal and business account activity to the IRS. Under the proposal, [Bank name] would be required by the government to report your account information, including your deposit and withdrawal history to the IRS.

We care about you and your privacy and want you to know about this potential change proposed by Washington policymakers. If you want to learn more about this situation, visit banklocally.org/privacy. We encourage you to tell Congress if you have concerns by using the form letter provided by the ICBA at icba.quorum.us/campaign/IRSprivacy/.

Thank you for banking with [Bank Name]. As our valued customer, your best interest is our top priority.

Sincerely,

[Name]
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Got this letter tonight from my bank. New legislation is proposing that banks are required to report every transaction over $600 to the IRS. Pretty shocking.


Customer Alert on IRS Reporting Proposal

We are writing to make you aware of a recent proposal in Washington that would require banks to report personal and business account activity to the IRS. Under the proposal, [Bank name] would be required by the government to report your account information, including your deposit and withdrawal history to the IRS.

We care about you and your privacy and want you to know about this potential change proposed by Washington policymakers. If you want to learn more about this situation, visit banklocally.org/privacy. We encourage you to tell Congress if you have concerns by using the form letter provided by the ICBA at icba.quorum.us/campaign/IRSprivacy/.

Thank you for banking with [Bank Name]. As our valued customer, your best interest is our top priority.

Sincerely,

[Name]
President
[Bank name]
My local bank sent this to everyone and said “please protest!!”
 

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I don't know who needs to hear this,

but things will get better.
 

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uk plans on removing grams, millilitres, litres and kgs. Products won’t be allowed anymore to state weight in grams/kgs.

As an European, this is bullshit.


Especially after having this for decades, they want to remove it now.

No offence to fellow americans and britons that grew up with this metric system, but having to say I weight 14.173 stones is BULLSHIT.

I mean…5,6,7 10kgs, that I understand. Why do I need to measure 6.35kg exactly?
 

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uk plans on removing grams, millilitres, litres and kgs. Products won’t be allowed anymore to state weight in grams/kgs.

As an European, this is bullshit.


Especially after having this for decades, they want to remove it now.

No offence to fellow americans and britons that grew up with this metric system, but having to say I weight 14.173 stones is BULLSHIT.

I mean…5,6,7 10kgs, that I understand. Why do I need to measure 6.35kg exactly?

Do you have a source for that?
 

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Do you have a source for that?

Search for news about "UK imperial system":


It doesn't mean they won't be allowed to use the metric system. They'll just be allowed not to use it and only use the imperial system. Doubtful any major manufacturers would change it.
 

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Search for news about "UK imperial system":


It doesn't mean they won't be allowed to use the metric system. They'll just be allowed not to use it and only use the imperial system. Doubtful any major manufacturers would change it.
Of course, like with every government, nothing is set in stone.

I was just complaining a little :rofl:
 
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Of course, like with every government, nothing is set in stone.

LOL pun definitely intended?

As a side note, I recently ordered some supplements from the UK (been ordering the same stuff for two years for my personal use). Now the local customs don't want to send it to me and require me to hire a customs agency for some ridiculous paperwork that would cost over 50% of the price of the items I ordered.

Seems like I won't be ordering anything anymore from the UK to the EU. I'll just find an EU supplier, even if I have to order from a store speaking a language I don't speak.

What a great win for the UK entrepreneurs who now probably lose thousands of EU customers every week upon realizing how terrible shipping from the UK is now.
 

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Put me down for someone that thinks the imperial system is stupid. I’d take metric right here in America.

Inches suck. Feet suck. Yards suck. Fractions suck.

Particularly for a guy that uses tools often. A 7/16” wrench? Screw off. I’d like my SAE tools to sit in the drawer for years without use.
 

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5G?! I have to use 3G because the 4G net is unstable and barely works here. Living in the future must be nice:rofl:
 

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5G?! I have to use 3G because the 4G net is unstable and barely works here. Living in the future must be nice:rofl:
I laughed but only because it’s tragic funny, not funny funny.

so… @Kak and I just ordered our 13pro iPhones. Anyone else joining the party for the elite? This is where it is boys and girls, it’s about iPhones today.
 

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I'm not yet in the market for a new phone, although my wife might need one. We both have the 8 Plus, which I still like. I usually stay a model or two behind for cost reasons and end up having it for 2-3 years.

On the other hand, I have been looking for a new iPad and purchased the new iPad 9. That will be delivered next week on the day they are released (I think?). I just use it for things like Youtube and Netflix when I'm winding down before I go to bed but I'm looking forward to it. I have the iPad 4 right now, which is pretty slow and won't allow me to update or have some apps because the iOS isn't compatible anymore.
 

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I laughed but only because it’s tragic funny, not funny funny.
That's what happens when you live in the middle of the mountains. I have other perks at least. Like nature. Much better if you ask me :hilarious:
 

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