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    Quote Originally Posted by Xno Kappa View Post
    In retrospect, it was probably a bad idea to go on the very first day. And I was one of the lucky ones who got there early enough to avoid traffic and the masses. The place reached maximum occupancy by 8PM, so there were countless people having to wait outside for god knows how long to get in. Besides the occasional drunken asshole, the locals were more or less just excited to be there with little drama. There was a small altercation that drew like a dozen security guards two black jack tables down from mine. Apparently some idiot hit on a hard 17 that a drew a bust card for the dealer. I only played around two shoes of black jack at $25 min, I want to say the max was 2k. Didn't mess with craps. My focus was more or less on NLHE.

    Having said all that, I'm off tomorrow and I'm strongly debating heading back tonight a little late to avoid too many people lol.
    oh nice i expected 50 dollar minimums. looks like i'll go sooner than expected. just need the locals to grow bored
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    It's fucking terrible. It's more packed today than it was yesterday. You can't get shit to eat, and all poker games are at minimum hour wait. I'm leaving and heading to Maryland live. I'll wait til the novelty of the place wears off from the locals before I start coming here routinely.
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    I've done nothing but sit on the couch and watch Season 1 - 3 of Brooklyn 99 all weekend.
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    Managed to get into Taps (Now TGPS) and start my civilian select process. best part is decommissioning work is ramping up so I'm avoiding that work like a damn plague.

    Also getting out of a 2hr CO training that was supposed to happen after shift this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brill Weave View Post
    I've done nothing but sit on the couch and watch Season 1 - 3 of Brooklyn 99 all weekend.
    That show is so fucking good
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiye View Post
    Managed to get into Taps (Now TGPS) and start my civilian select process. best part is decommissioning work is ramping up so I'm avoiding that work like a damn plague.

    Also getting out of a 2hr CO training that was supposed to happen after shift this week.
    what are you decommissioning
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    Been sick since Thursday, but out of all the things I needed to get done I at least got my wife and I's snowboards tuned. Filed the edges and got fresh wax on both yesterday afternoon. I like the process of waxing snowboards. It's almost therapeutic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokitoki View Post
    Been sick since Thursday, but out of all the things I needed to get done I at least got my wife and I's snowboards tuned. Filed the edges and got fresh wax on both yesterday afternoon. I like the process of waxing snowboards. It's almost therapeutic.
    Hah. Yes it is. My dream gig is owning a tuning shop and doing nothing but that and cooking all day.
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    I've only just started doing the tuning myself a couple years ago. Probably only done it 3 times now. Worst part is getting the edges free of rust on our boards. They're both GNU with their Magne-traction thing so the edges have a wave to them. We also didn't use them at all last year so it built up :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetanio View Post
    Hah. Yes it is. My dream gig is owning a tuning shop and doing nothing but that and cooking all day.
    I got 100k towards startup in exchange for equity let's do this
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyven View Post
    I got 100k towards startup in exchange for equity let's do this
    Not yet, once I vest my current % of my company I'm gonna sell half of it and probably retire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abandon View Post
    what are you decommissioning
    USS Enterprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiye View Post
    USS Enterprise.
    My current manager was on that boat. He talks about it all the time and has shown me pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoobernut View Post
    My current manager was on that boat. He talks about it all the time and has shown me pictures.
    Its legitimately a cool ship. But four years of "decommissioning" it have really wiped away any enthusiasm about it. Essentially in November 2012 we finished out deployment. By winter of that year Reactor Controls took saws to the cables that powered anything related to controlling the reactor. Come 2014 our maintain list had gone from 3 pages of numbers (In 3 columns) to nothing.

    All I do now is stand watch for 4 hours and then play FFXIV on mobile data. Its a pretty sweet gig in all sense but there's no sense of advancement (All the tests we take are not of our ship) and there's no pride in it. I can't wait to be done, get my plank, and be a civilian.
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    First day of work was aight. Don't have time to go into too much but we spent most of today learning about benefits and shit and they seem pretty baller. they match on 401k up to 6% and throw in an additional 3% if you put in your 6% so they actually end up adding 9% total which as I understand it is pretty sweet. medical strikes me as a little underwhelming for someone in my position but for a healthy bloke with kids it'd prolly be aight. still, reminds me how clueless normal peeps are, talkin about $3600 in medical expenses like they'll never get close over the course of the year while im sittin here with 14k/4wk upkeep on my guts.


    anyway, side-tracked. important bit is the benefits are overall pretty good and if I stay healthy this could pay off huge long-term.
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    Dunno yet if i consider it a win or fail, but just put in a request to transfer back to the sheriff's office since they have an opening for an identical position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaneTheBrawler View Post
    First day of work was aight. Don't have time to go into too much but we spent most of today learning about benefits and shit and they seem pretty baller. they match on 401k up to 6% and throw in an additional 3% if you put in your 6% so they actually end up adding 9% total which as I understand it is pretty sweet. medical strikes me as a little underwhelming for someone in my position but for a healthy bloke with kids it'd prolly be aight. still, reminds me how clueless normal peeps are, talkin about $3600 in medical expenses like they'll never get close over the course of the year while im sittin here with 14k/4wk upkeep on my guts.


    anyway, side-tracked. important bit is the benefits are overall pretty good and if I stay healthy this could pay off huge long-term.
    3% is the standard. 6-9% free money is amazing fam
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    Yeah. 9% is killer. Use ittttttt.
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    Make sure you read the fine print -- because a lot of employers will match up to 3%, and 50% of your contributions up to 9%. So in reality it becomes 6%.
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