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08-16-2012, 11:45 PM
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I have a dog walking and pet sitting business. I never thought I would actually look forward to going to work but it's been ten years and the honeymoon is still on!

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I have a double degree in IT as well as Finance (CGA). I previously worked for Bill Gates and Microsoft upon graduation in systems development and design MCSE before I went and created my own IT company.

However I was fairly smart or my competitor was fairly smart depending on your viewpoint. As part of the original sale we negotiated a non compete clause into the agreement in addition to the purchase price..

It states that I receive a regular monthly royalty cheque until age 65 as long as I don't work in my field of expertise or the royalty cheques will stop.

My competitor knew that if I was allowed to I would do exactly as you suggested and simply start up a new company, so in a way I guess you could say I'm employed by the company that bought me out of business if you like, I just don't need to show up for work any more.

So essentially I get paid to stay home and relax play by the pool in retirement and the money comes in. So now I just invest my money and live on the proceeds.
That's amazing. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm working my ass off to some day sit poolside and not worry about work. Hopefully before I get too old. If I retire at 45. I'll be a happy camper.

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08-17-2012, 12:07 AM
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Timing was everything my friend and I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time in life. Being first to market was the key with new innovative technology.

The dot-com era (also referred to as the Internet bubble or Information Technology Bubble) was a era covering roughly 1995–2000.

By 2001 the window had closed for the opportunity to capitalize on dot com as the world wide web and internet took over where nowadays internet based companies are common place and practice.
I hear ya about timing. I wrote and self published a book on stretching in 1997-1998 and went to the world wide web looking for sales. I had a great web site and a great product but unfortunately having online payment methods were only for the really big companies and was expensive.

My buyers had to print off an order form and send it back with a cheque or money order. While I had sales around the World, they were far to sparse to make any money off of and the book became a marketting tool for my company, and I moved away from the internet for sales. By the time PayPal was introduced the information I was selling became available for free online.

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Security account director for a large cosmetics company.

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08-17-2012, 10:05 AM
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Professional Document holder while riding shotgun?
No, he's got that covered.

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I quit my job and I'm now in the process of collecting welfare. I've had enough "work" and quite frankly, it's now someone else's turn to bust their hump for "the man", and my turn to "stick it to the man" by doing nothing for a while.

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08-21-2012, 01:53 PM
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Inspect bridges and culverts across ontario.

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Inspect bridges and culverts across ontario.
I inspect fresh air.

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I inspect fresh air.
If its from the GTA you got your work cut out for you.

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If its from the GTA you got your work cut out for you.

It may be smelly, but at least it's not L.A.

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08-21-2012, 03:38 PM
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I've got 2 jobs right now. I work as a backshop guy at a golf course, and as a research assistant at the uni I'm studying at (going into 4th year).

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I quit my job and I'm now in the process of collecting welfare. I've had enough "work" and quite frankly, it's now someone else's turn to bust their hump for "the man", and my turn to "stick it to the man" by doing nothing for a while.
Great attitude, your going places.

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08-21-2012, 05:06 PM
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Chem Eng Technologist. Almost ten years now.
Always wanted to be a farmer though.

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I quit my job and I'm now in the process of collecting welfare. I've had enough "work" and quite frankly, it's now someone else's turn to bust their hump for "the man", and my turn to "stick it to the man" by doing nothing for a while.
I think your avatar applies to this post.

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08-21-2012, 06:05 PM
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Isn't that just a way for lazy people to find an excuse to not get a job?

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The welfare is there; no shame in collecting something you've rightfully earned. If I don't take it, someone less deserving will, so it might as well be me.

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08-21-2012, 06:15 PM
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Anyone know a good place to get a welder's license? (TSSA and CWB) I've been doing MIG and OXY-Acetylene welds for a few years for recreational purposes but need a proper license so that I can get hired by larger companies. Is this something that takes a few weeks, or a few months? Thanks for any help/insight.

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The welfare is there; no shame in collecting something you've rightfully earned. If I don't take it, someone less deserving will, so it might as well be me.
What makes you think that you're so deserving of welfare?

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08-21-2012, 06:23 PM
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What makes you think that you're so deserving of welfare?
It's an entitlement; I don't even have to be deserving.

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08-21-2012, 06:29 PM
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I'm in my 4th year of university, Bachelor of Arts - major in History, minor in Economics. After that I'm planning on doing an eduation degree and going into teaching.

For the last 4 summers I've been working as the Coordinator for our local minor baseball association, it has been a lot of fun.

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08-21-2012, 07:24 PM
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08-21-2012, 08:36 PM
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Kinda back and forth right now. Currently a forklift driver (If you have ever seen or heard of Unico and Primo, I work for their parent company currently), but I am considering going back into turning wrenches on cars again.

I am with the other user that said they wanted to be a farmer. I have been thinking about doing that for the last 2 years. I was born on a farm and something has always called me back to the simple life.

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08-21-2012, 08:41 PM
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I quit my job and I'm now in the process of collecting welfare. I've had enough "work" and quite frankly, it's now someone else's turn to bust their hump for "the man", and my turn to "stick it to the man" by doing nothing for a while.
Problem with your theory -- you aren't hurting anyone but yourself. It's your life and life is short. Welfare doesn't sound very enjoyable. There are tons of great things to experience -- very few of which can be done on welfare. Learn to do something you enjoy and something people need. Retiring rich is sticking it to the man. Welfare is a life of dispair.

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08-21-2012, 08:47 PM
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My job is in software - client side java development for restaurant terminals. I also contract on the side doing the same thing. Its fun and I can work from home most of the time. Aside from winning the lottery, I wouldn't change it one bit. When in the office the people I work with are great.

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