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i've been contracting my gigs for the past 12 years. so i'm kind of semiretired at 60. took the last few years mostly off after a car accident, went through my nest egg, got back to hustling this year. january-feb - 5k contract in nebraska. picked up a full time gig washing dishes at a korean restaurant just to keep busy at the same time. march, nothing. april-june worked for wages at amazon while my gigs were on hold due to covid. made $6k so i could invest it in tesla, but mostly missed that boat. july $6k contract in phoenix. currently on the east coast caretaking for mom. thinking about appying for a low level management gig at amazon for the upcoming peak season. meanwhile i have a couple tenants and some passive income. it's an oil lease so making almost nothing right now. i usually do plasma when not at a gig. i had some plans to write a book or article for kindle, but writer's block. i have one lawsuit going right now, that i'm somewhat mismanaging.

i once knew a man, harry browne, who wrote a book, how i found freedom in an unfree world, and it had a chapter about how to restructure things as contracts instead of having or being employees.

jergins, Friday, 30 July 2021 09:04 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

He was 99 people aren't immortal he would be happy living in a broken body now he is free to roam heaven

estela, Friday, 17 September 2021 07:45 (eleven months ago) link

I had two bad experiences from calling a helpline and never did it again. The first one advised me to take up ballroom dancing and the second told me about her own problems while I provided a listening ear.

estela, Monday, 20 September 2021 04:34 (ten months ago) link

two weeks pass...

towns that(might) exist

is there any stories/urban legends that you know of a town/cities that might or might not exist?

jergins, Wednesday, 6 October 2021 05:42 (ten months ago) link

not *towns* per se, but,_Big

mookieproof, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 00:06 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

Would an academic career in vet med be right for me given the circumstances?

• I am a young woman with a veterinary medical degree from Myanmar. However, given the political situation in Burma and given my own role in it, I cannot document my degree. In fact, Burma won't allow me to document anything. I am not originally from Burma though.
• My high school was in London, Ontario and I can document my high school for sure. I lived in the US most of my life until I met a dashing guy from Burma. I moved with him to London first and then to Burma after high school and eventually joined the vet school in Burma. My dashing hero was killed by Burma which is when I became an activist until I was banned from that country.
• I am familiar with advanced vet surgery and have significant experience at a public zoo in Burma. I have operated on everything from lions, one giraffe, two tigers, elephants, ostriches, cows, bears, many dogs, wolves, etc.
• Later I branched out into vet oncology and also have two oncology papers published in the top medical journals.

I moved to Canada last year and then this year moved to the US. Ideally, I'd like a career in academic vet med at a research university, but I realize this is impossible immediately, given that I cannot document any of my credentials from Burma.

If an academic career in vet med is impossible, what would you advice me? I need a way to pay my bills as I am running low on my funds.
~ Thanks ~

jergins, Tuesday, 7 December 2021 04:44 (eight months ago) link

I think you should talk to institutions you’re interested in. They may have options. From your experience it sounds like they’d be idiots not to find a way to work with you.

Tracer Hand, Friday, 10 December 2021 13:53 (eight months ago) link

Lol wait a minute that wasn’t your post was it jergins.

Tracer Hand, Friday, 10 December 2021 13:54 (eight months ago) link

jergins is a renowned veterinarian

spite n ease (harbl), Wednesday, 15 December 2021 12:49 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Imagine if you are having a great day at work, you get a promotion and your boss tells you you can go home early. You walk in the door and find your tokens being funged by another man.

jergins, Friday, 7 January 2022 06:04 (seven months ago) link

joke's on your apes for having a job

mookieproof, Friday, 14 January 2022 04:42 (seven months ago) link

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