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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby Zarniwoop » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:14 am

RedLeader wrote:
Go forth and conquer, people!




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If you are doing your yearly review soon, find your balls....demand a bigger raise (if that sort of thing is important to you) -- assuming you provide real value. It is A LOT more likely to happen now then anytime in the past 10 years...and it won't last forever.
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby Buc2 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:16 am

Zarniwoop wrote:
RedLeader wrote:
Go forth and conquer, people!




^



If you are doing your yearly review soon, find your balls....demand a bigger raise (if that sort of thing is important to you) -- assuming you provide real value. It is A LOT more likely to happen now then anytime in the past 10 years...and it won't last forever and if/when the economy stumbles again, you'll be the first laid off.
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby Ken Carson » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:18 pm

The wife just got a promotion and a 30% raise. She set a meeting for negotiation, and her boss offered her 30% before the meeting even started because he 'didn't want to have to negotiate.' She is receiving 10% more than her current boss for the same position at a different location, a salary negotiated at the beginning of the year.

Take Zarni's advice. Money's out there right now.
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby Zarniwoop » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:20 pm

Awesome!!!! Congrats
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:26 pm

Applied for another position today since all the cool kids are doing it.
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby Zarniwoop » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:32 pm

Good luck. It costs nothing.


You can keep up the string of celebrating great news on Buczone!
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby Zarniwoop » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:39 pm

seriously...what's better than hearing good news about our long terms posters and watching them celebrate -- whether it be Ken's better half, PM closing his big deal recently, Rocker's soon to be new jobs, USC finally coming out and asking me out


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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:40 pm

Zarniwoop wrote:Good luck. It costs nothing.


You can keep up the string of celebrating great news on Buczone!

I'm gonna sell out.

I have a pretty kushy spot here, but I'm making nearly half of what I should be at this point in my career because I suck at negotiating. Up until last week, I didn't care because like I said, I have a really comfy job and it's 10 minutes from the house and the stress is low. But I'm looking to cash in, get debt free, and buy some land up in WV to retire to as soon as I can.

Kids are almost grown, and I wanna be a peasant farmer sooner rather than later.
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby uscbucsfan » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:46 pm

My wife got a promotion today with a 20% raise. She's pregnant and was worried she wasn't going to get it.
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby Buc2 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:47 pm

Thanks, Trump.
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby Ken Carson » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:53 pm

uscbucsfan wrote:My wife got a promotion today with a 20% raise. She's pregnant and was worried she wasn't going to get it.

Gratz on both the job and the spawn.
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby bucfanclw » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:54 pm

I'm in a bit of a weird situation where both my Director and VP left the company and have not yet been replaced. I'm gunning for that Director position as soon as they can bring in a new VP that can actually make that decision.
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:01 pm

Buc2 wrote:Thanks, Trump.

You didn't build that.
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby Buc2 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:04 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:
Buc2 wrote:Thanks, Trump.

You didn't build that.

Dammit!
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby Zarniwoop » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:40 pm

uscbucsfan wrote:My wife got a promotion today with a 20% raise. She's pregnant and was worried she wasn't going to get it.




And the successes continue here at TBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby NYBF » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:42 pm

Hmmm.... let's see if I can piggy back on some of that BZ mojo tomorrow.
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby Zarniwoop » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:48 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:
Zarniwoop wrote:Good luck. It costs nothing.


You can keep up the string of celebrating great news on Buczone!

I'm gonna sell out.

I have a pretty kushy spot here, but I'm making nearly half of what I should be at this point in my career because I suck at negotiating. Up until last week, I didn't care because like I said, I have a really comfy job and it's 10 minutes from the house and the stress is low. But I'm looking to cash in, get debt free, and buy some land up in WV to retire to as soon as I can.

Kids are almost grown, and I wanna be a peasant farmer sooner rather than later.



Cool. Go for it. It's great to hear when people have their goals mapped out and a vision to get there.

When I was just out of college I worked my butt off in terms of hours and networking. I had no issue with repeated 60 hour weeks. I also took every new promotion I could get within the same company even though it didn't mean making as much as all my buddies in the big cities (I lived in Elkhart, Indiana....my buddies in Chicago were making 2* as much as me). But the titles I got more than made up for it in the long term and opened doors for me they never had.

Once I got married, my hours settled down a bit. Then when it just became me and the little one, all I care about is the flexibility of getting good dad/daughter time. Luckily my earlier stuff gave me enough capital to invest in income generating stuff that doesn't require a whole lot of attention from me. I'm also lucky enough that my normal job gives me an incredible amount of flexibility and I can double up on my university job and consulting as at least 1/2 of my research papers are some form of write-ups of the consulting gigs I get paid to do. I can work 35 or 40 hours per week and it's equivalent to 60+ because of the overlap. Nothing like getting paid twice :)
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby Zarniwoop » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:49 pm

NYBF wrote:Hmmm.... let's see if I can piggy back on some of that BZ mojo tomorrow.




Good luck
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby uscbucsfan » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:50 pm

Ken Carson wrote:
uscbucsfan wrote:My wife got a promotion today with a 20% raise. She's pregnant and was worried she wasn't going to get it.

Gratz on both the job and the spawn.

Congrats to you and yours as well.
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby Zarniwoop » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:52 pm

It's insane in here...two more from LOW

Super K wrote:
Super K wrote:Up for a promotion at work, finger crossings and prayers would be highly appreciated LOW team!



Got it!!!


Appreciate all the good mojo folks!






Crocaneers wrote:

Good things for all LOW!! .. I just got the call, and we pack up for two more onsight weeks in Australia [HUGE deal for us].

Rocker next to complete the tri-fecta
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby HamBone » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:52 pm

uscbucsfan wrote:was worried she wasn't going to get it.


uscbucsfan wrote:She's pregnant


Apparently...she got it.
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby Ken Carson » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:04 pm

HamBone wrote:
uscbucsfan wrote:was worried she wasn't going to get it.


uscbucsfan wrote:She's pregnant


Apparently...she got it.

Ding!
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby mdb1958 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:39 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:
Buc2 wrote:Thanks, Trump.

You didn't build that.


Does the swamp exist with both parties?
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby RedLeader » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:15 pm

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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby Swashy » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:28 pm

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Yeah no ****, when a 30 year old houses are running at $130,000 a pop you know there's a problem. My mother bought hers damn near brand new for $150,000 in the year 2000. This bubble is gonna pop even harder than the last one. I suppose I should be thankful I have not bought a house yet because I could never damn well save enough to do it.
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby uscbucsfan » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:58 pm

Swashy wrote:
Yeah no ****, when a 30 year old houses are running at $130,000 a pop you know there's a problem. My mother bought hers damn near brand new for $150,000 in the year 2000. This bubble is gonna pop even harder than the last one. I suppose I should be thankful I have not bought a house yet because I could never damn well save enough to do it.

I hope you understand how little sense this comment makes without the context of square footage, location, area, etc. $130k or $150k for a house sounds extremely low in cost when you figure that's probably around or less than $800 per month in mortgage if you are talking about a 1,500+ square foot house in a decent area. It's terrible if you are talking about a 300 square foot hut in a terrible area. It's also relative to the income you bring in.
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby Swashy » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:52 pm

uscbucsfan wrote:
Swashy wrote:
Yeah no ****, when a 30 year old houses are running at $130,000 a pop you know there's a problem. My mother bought hers damn near brand new for $150,000 in the year 2000. This bubble is gonna pop even harder than the last one. I suppose I should be thankful I have not bought a house yet because I could never damn well save enough to do it.

I hope you understand how little sense this comment makes without the context of square footage, location, area, etc. $130k or $150k for a house sounds extremely low in cost when you figure that's probably around or less than $800 per month in mortgage if you are talking about a 1,500+ square foot house in a decent area. It's terrible if you are talking about a 300 square foot hut in a terrible area. It's also relative to the income you bring in.


Fair enough but it was meant in contrast. I was wrong about my mother's purchase. She bought her 1,400 square foot home for $105,000 that was only 2 years old in September 2000. Here there's not many good areas, it's sinkhole land and the houses are over 20 years old and small. It's dependent on each property but you can tell it's inflated. Most of these places were $80,000 just a few years ago.
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby RedLeader » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:15 pm

Giants' second overall pick, Barkley, is investing all of his $31 million NFL contract and only spending endorsement money...


Great. Another millionaire hoarding his money! ;)



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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby RedLeader » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:39 pm

US job openings hit 17-year high

Job openings in the U.S. reached a 17-year high this spring, with the number of available jobs outstripping the jobless by almost 100,000 in June, Labor Department data show. While economic expansion amid historically low unemployment is creating gaps across industries, the data show the need is most acute in transportation, retail and business services:

>> Transportation, warehousing and utilities jobs jumped by 58% in the second quarter, to almost 300,000.
>> Retail jobs, whose demise has been exaggerated in the press, according to one industry analyst, increased by more than 25% — with wages rising faster than average.
>> Business services had almost 130,000 unfilled jobs, led by human resources as companies hire recruiters and use more tech to find workers.
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Re: US ECONOMY News and Discussion Thread

Postby Buc2 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:41 pm

RedLeader wrote:US job openings hit 17-year high

Job openings in the U.S. reached a 17-year high this spring, with the number of available jobs outstripping the jobless by almost 100,000 in June, Labor Department data show. While economic expansion amid historically low unemployment is creating gaps across industries, the data show the need is most acute in transportation, retail and business services:

>> Transportation, warehousing and utilities jobs jumped by 58% in the second quarter, to almost 300,000.
>> Retail jobs, whose demise has been exaggerated in the press, according to one industry analyst, increased by more than 25% — with wages rising faster than average.
>> Business services had almost 130,000 unfilled jobs, led by human resources as companies hire recruiters and use more tech to find workers.

As soon as the companies that need people bad enough that they increase their starting wage to a level that is more attractive to job seekers, the sooner they'll fill those positions.
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