Re: Is anyone sane here?
posted at 11/2/2013 10:47 AM EDT
In response to Patsfansince1966's comment:
In response to BostonSportsFan111's comment:
My post above was specific to the 1966 loser, he should do the exact same thing if he is not happy with his present situation. He came on this board either last year or two years ago when I started a 'Happy Thanksgiving Everyone' thread, and started spewing his hatred for everything and everyone, opining it was everyones fault but his own that his life was a train wreck, he has not changed one bit. His attitude sux, and I thank God that neither of my children were put in a class where he was teaching. I told him then that I wouldn't pay him a dime to clean my toilets, and my opinion of him hasn't changed.
Umm, have you TRIED to get a job since about 2000? Obviously not.
For one thing, learn to read. I never said it was "everyone's fault" for my problems. Secondly, my life is NOT a train wreck, though it could be better. I also seem to think that you would be somewhat perturbed if you did as you were told when you were younger and then you wake up in your 50's and you only have $10K saved up for your retirement. Not too many people would be happy with that. I bet even an ogre like you wouldn't.
As for your kids not being in my class, I'll say this. I wouldn't want them if they are ANYTHING AT ALL like you. They probably have yOUR crappy attitude. Second, they probably aren't bright enough to do a chemistry class. I am teaching preparatory chemistry, general chemistry and physical chemistry, and I will say that the students love me, in fact one of my p. chem. students gave me candy for Valentine's Day. Many have consulted me for career advice.
I got into computer programming in 1997. Prior to that I was a UPS man for 9 years, but tore my knee up twice and had to figure out a different path, so I did (at 37 years old). I went to school nights and weekends while I worked full time. I have switched jobs 8 times since 1997, including being in the second stint with the company I am at now. I am lucky enough to have good computer, database, analytical and people skills. My current boss hounded me for two years to return after I had left on my own accord for what I thought was a better opportunity (shorter commute, every other Friday off). He offered me more money and vacation time to return, so I like to think I have something on the ball. Once the health plan fiasco I described above happened, it was a no brainer to go back. If you are in you 50's and have just started to think about planning for your retirement, that is no ones issue but your own. You may be a genius in the chemical field, but you have proven to everyone on this board that you are just a bitter old b*stard of a human being.