Monthly Archives: April 2013

Why Do People Hate Their Jobs? Altucher Confidential

Entire article is good, bolded sections are my favorites.

 

Note, not everyone hates their jobs. There are some “entre-ployees” out there that love their jobs. But for the other 98% of the population:

– Jobs are modern-day slavery. We are paid just enough to live and not more. You are punished if you ask for more.

– We are often verbally abused on the job and we take it because we think it’s normal that people would yell at us.

– The government gets up to 50% of your paycheck and then 10-20% of that goes to kill people on other parts of the planet, including our own children.

– We are deluded into thinking our job-friends are our real-friends. With our job friends we talk about pens, genitals, and cubicles. We stop having real-friends.

– There’s a glass ceiling. It doesn’t matter if you are a woman or minority or a white man. The glass ceiling is that you aren’t allowed to make more than your Master, even if he’s an idiot.

– From 7am to 7pm you are either A) going to work, B) at work, or C) coming back from work. Hence, the times when you can be most creative are garbage-compacted into your cubicle.

– You eat shit at work. And, even worse, you have to shit next to your co-workers and Masters. Unless, like I have, you make a map of all the secret bathrooms in your local urban blight.

– When you are paranoid at a job, you are probably correct. THEY are, in fact, talking about you and backstabbing you right now.

You realize that all the dollars you spent on degrees to get you a job that will make you happy were completely wasted. You were scammed but you can’t let the next generation know how stupid you were so now you become part of perpetuating the scam.

A trillion dollar marketing campaign forced you to buy a house you didn’t really want and now you will “lose a house” you never really owned if you don’t bow down to the Masters every day. The words “The American Dream” were coined by Fannie Mae in a marketing campaign 40 years ago to sell mortgages to slaves.

– Your spouse is tired of hearing about your job after six months. And you couldn’t care less about hers. Ten years later you wake up next to a total stranger. 40 years later you die next to one.

– Your IRA was not intended to provide for your retirement. It was intended to take money from you every month so you remain chained to your cubicle. Inflation then takes 90% of your IRA.

– When you were a kid you liked to draw, and read, and run, and laugh, and play, and imagine a magical world. You’re never going to do any of that again.

– Over time everyone is getting fired and being replaced by younger, cheaper, more temporary, more robotic, versions of you. You see this but are afraid to do anything about it.

– You see homeless people and think, “there but for the grace of God go I”.

via Why Do People Hate Their Jobs? Altucher Confidential.

Workout Log – 4/8/2013 – Leg Day

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Bodyweight: 183 lbs

Start time: 6:00AM

Warmup:

  • Jump Rope – 5 Minutes
  • Overhead BW Squats
  • Foam Rolling

 

1A – Box Jumps – 6×3

2A – GHR – 3×12

3A – Front Squats – 6x6x135lbs

4A – L-sit – 4×10 Seconds

4B – Russian Barbell Twist – 4x10x60lbs

Finisher: 35KG Kettlebell Swings

 

Notes: Pretty light on the front squats, but holy shit after running out of fish oil for a week my elbows feel like they might explode… Fish oil is easily the most important supplement in my opinion!

Watch List – 4/8/2013 – $MCOX

Full list from Yahoo Finance

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At some point I’d like to start doing more “research” on these plays, and yes I put the quotes around research on purpose. Digging into pennystocks is usually about 99% the same shit, since they are all trash there is seldom anything to be found that isn’t hiding in plain site.

Anyway the short watch of the day is $MCOX. When I first saw the ticker in my screens I assumed it was some sort of mobile phone sex site, but after further review it appears to just be some sort of lame chinese clothing retailer.

I’ll be watching closely for a short entry.

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