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Re: Working anywhere sucks now.

Nov 3, 2013

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hwhunt13 wrote:

bob-maul wrote:

hwhunt13 wrote:

bob-maul wrote:

Or you get a government job... lol, no

 

Or you get a degree and go in higher up at a corporation...  fail on my part

 

Or you start a small business that does not compete with WalMart    CHECK!

 

Voila.

 


Finding a job is difficult in this economy where the employers are looking really more for skilled workers rather than those who struggle to keep a job and looking to settle down to a long term plan.

Starting a business is the most difficult in the first year because you are trying to find good prices to sell your products or services at a price where you can stay busy and have a steady income without ever worrying about your boss firing you when you are your own boss.


Hey now! Just because you don't agree with the bureaucracy does not mean it isn't a viable career Smiley Tongue


You never know if its viable or not if you don't start one of your own.

There's always a chance that a business you can start would end up being a hugely successful one at that.


True true. I think a government job is more of a safe endeavor, though. Your own business is a huge risk with possibles rewards that definitely beat any job you can get in the public or private sectors. But the question is: Is it worth it? Maybe. Depends on the small business and depends on your ability. Sadly, many people underestimate or overestimate their ability and their businesses do not last.


I'm still only in my first year with my personal business, so I am still trying to work things out so I can get people in. The business that I started was detailing (hand wash/hand wax) cars where I do the job at their house. I have no one working with me in my business.

Really the only downside of my business that it's prretty much seasonal along with the not-so-pleasent weather sometimes.

I have no property costs to worry about and the customers have to schedule a day/time for me to do their cars.

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Re: Working anywhere sucks now.

Nov 4, 2013

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[insert something about corporate pigs].

 

Trade your humanity for a paycheck or trade your paycheck for a **bleep** life.

 

WTB more small business.

 

 



KIoey wrote:

[insert something about corporate pigs].

 

Trade your humanity for a paycheck or trade your paycheck for a **bleep** life.

 

WTB more small business.


Well, that is the formula for working.  You trade hours of your life for money.  Whether you work for yourself or you toil away for The Man.

Running a small business is a lot of work and you don't get paid holidays.  So it's not always better.  It may seem like it is, but try it for a year and you'll see.

 

But you DEFINITELY don't want to start your own business if you're not worth the money they're already paying you.  If you're one of those "phone it in" people, you will not survive running your own business.  You need to be highly self-motivated.  It's not for everyone.  I've talked many people out of starting their own businesses because they had no drive.  If this sounds like you, keep your day job.  Running your own place will chew you up.

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Re: Working anywhere sucks now.

Nov 4, 2013

bob-maul wrote:

Or you get a government job...

 

LOL

 

Or you get a degree and go in higher up at a corporation...

 

Meh, not a guarantee anymore

 

Or you start a small business that does not compete with WalMart

 

Failure rate is extremely high regardless of Walmart

Voila.

 


The key to sucess, is doing what you like, and living within your means. Something "sucking" is a matter of perspective.

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Re: Working anywhere sucks now.

Nov 4, 2013

Setzaroth wrote:

bob-maul wrote:

Or you get a government job...

 

LOL

 

Or you get a degree and go in higher up at a corporation...

 

Meh, not a guarantee anymore

 

Or you start a small business that does not compete with WalMart

 

Failure rate is extremely high regardless of Walmart

Voila.

 


The key to sucess, is doing what you like, and living within your means. Something "sucking" is a matter of perspective.


Failure rate of small business means very little. That is like a failure rate on a test. It just tells you that a lot failed. Not that the lot studied. Or, in this example, thought of and ran a good business. 

 

A government job is where it's at. Pension, job security, benefits, etc. 


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Re: Working anywhere sucks now.

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KIoey wrote:

[insert something about corporate pigs].

 

Trade your humanity for a paycheck or trade your paycheck for a **bleep** life.

 

WTB more small business.

 

 


Well that's Capitalism and Capitalism is life in America. It's better than the alternatives. 

 

Anyone who loves what they do for a living is either lucky or stupid. Sometimes both. 

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Re: Working anywhere sucks now.

Nov 4, 2013

bob-maul wrote:

Setzaroth wrote:

bob-maul wrote:

Or you get a government job...

 

LOL

 

Or you get a degree and go in higher up at a corporation...

 

Meh, not a guarantee anymore

 

Or you start a small business that does not compete with WalMart

 

Failure rate is extremely high regardless of Walmart

Voila.

 


The key to sucess, is doing what you like, and living within your means. Something "sucking" is a matter of perspective.


Failure rate of small business means very little. That is like a failure rate on a test. It just tells you that a lot failed. Not that the lot studied. Or, in this example, thought of and ran a good business. 

 

A government job is where it's at. Pension, job security, benefits, etc. 


My thoughts jumped to politician when you said government job, so I decided to troll it, but yes, you're right.

 

Small businesses failing though is a little bit more of an indication of risk similar to how many people failed a test. I think it applies. Restaurants in particular are notorious for having a high failure rate.

RE-THINK SALAD


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Re: Working anywhere sucks now.

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Setzaroth wrote:

bob-maul wrote:

Setzaroth wrote:

bob-maul wrote:

Or you get a government job...

 

LOL

 

Or you get a degree and go in higher up at a corporation...

 

Meh, not a guarantee anymore

 

Or you start a small business that does not compete with WalMart

 

Failure rate is extremely high regardless of Walmart

Voila.

 


The key to sucess, is doing what you like, and living within your means. Something "sucking" is a matter of perspective.


Failure rate of small business means very little. That is like a failure rate on a test. It just tells you that a lot failed. Not that the lot studied. Or, in this example, thought of and ran a good business. 

 

A government job is where it's at. Pension, job security, benefits, etc. 


My thoughts jumped to politician when you said government job, so I decided to troll it, but yes, you're right.

 

Small businesses failing though is a little bit more of an indication of risk similar to how many people failed a test. I think it applies. Restaurants in particular are notorious for having a high failure rate.


Restaurants only survive if they fill a demand. A new pizza place is less likely to live than a city's first Chinese food restaurant.


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Nov 4, 2013

True, and I think these days, a successful website is sort of the way to go

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Re: Working anywhere sucks now.

Nov 4, 2013

bob-maul wrote:

Setzaroth wrote:

bob-maul wrote:

Setzaroth wrote:

bob-maul wrote:

Or you get a government job...

 

LOL

 

Or you get a degree and go in higher up at a corporation...

 

Meh, not a guarantee anymore

 

Or you start a small business that does not compete with WalMart

 

Failure rate is extremely high regardless of Walmart

Voila.

 


The key to sucess, is doing what you like, and living within your means. Something "sucking" is a matter of perspective.


Failure rate of small business means very little. That is like a failure rate on a test. It just tells you that a lot failed. Not that the lot studied. Or, in this example, thought of and ran a good business. 

 

A government job is where it's at. Pension, job security, benefits, etc. 


My thoughts jumped to politician when you said government job, so I decided to troll it, but yes, you're right.

 

Small businesses failing though is a little bit more of an indication of risk similar to how many people failed a test. I think it applies. Restaurants in particular are notorious for having a high failure rate.


Restaurants only survive if they fill a demand. A new pizza place is less likely to live than a city's first Chinese food restaurant.


I beg to differ. Pizza > Chinese Food. That was a horrible example, now carry on with your debate.

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Re: Working anywhere sucks now.

Nov 4, 2013

rengle598 wrote:

bob-maul wrote:

Setzaroth wrote:

bob-maul wrote:

Setzaroth wrote:

bob-maul wrote:

Or you get a government job...

 

LOL

 

Or you get a degree and go in higher up at a corporation...

 

Meh, not a guarantee anymore

 

Or you start a small business that does not compete with WalMart

 

Failure rate is extremely high regardless of Walmart

Voila.

 


The key to sucess, is doing what you like, and living within your means. Something "sucking" is a matter of perspective.


Failure rate of small business means very little. That is like a failure rate on a test. It just tells you that a lot failed. Not that the lot studied. Or, in this example, thought of and ran a good business. 

 

A government job is where it's at. Pension, job security, benefits, etc. 


My thoughts jumped to politician when you said government job, so I decided to troll it, but yes, you're right.

 

Small businesses failing though is a little bit more of an indication of risk similar to how many people failed a test. I think it applies. Restaurants in particular are notorious for having a high failure rate.


Restaurants only survive if they fill a demand. A new pizza place is less likely to live than a city's first Chinese food restaurant.


I beg to differ. Pizza > Chinese Food. That was a horrible example, now carry on with your debate.


No it was a good one. You like pizza more, thats fine. But thats an opinion. If a city is dominated by pizza places, and suddenly a decent Chinese restaurant comes in, it is almost guaranteed to survive... especially if it's americanized, which is what most of it is.

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