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Old 10-12-2017, 02:40 PM   #21
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do you mind me asking what you do? Maybe you're maybe Im just a bit burned out. And need a new challenge. Really not that old only 53. Well that is probably old to alot of you. I thought 53 was old when I was in my 20s. Really I don't know what happened to the years they just went like fast.
I do occupational safety and other related safety stuff at NASA. They call me a safety engineer but without the actual engineering degree. The best part is that i oversee all of the "critical" crane lifts on site, which is all of the cool stuff that gets lifted. that means i basically have to have access to all of the buildings with the cool stuff in them.

I also manage 6 Vapor stores here in the southeast Houston area in my "off" hours. That's a reward in that i get to see the effects of people getting off cigarettes
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:06 PM   #22
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I do occupational safety and other related safety stuff at NASA. They call me a safety engineer but without the actual engineering degree. The best part is that i oversee all of the "critical" crane lifts on site, which is all of the cool stuff that gets lifted. that means i basically have to have access to all of the buildings with the cool stuff in them.
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I would like to retire at 55 when my youngest graduates. So I have about 20 years left. Won't fully retire. I like to actively manage my investments and hopefully I have much more to manage by then. That can be done by the pool with a computer though. House is paid for so plan is to sell it and buy a condo in Houston to stay close to the kids and one on the pacific coast of Mexico somewhere. Hopefully split my time hanging out with my then adult children/grandkids and sitting on the beach in Mexico to my wife about not catching any fish that day.
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I would like to retire at 55 when my youngest graduates. So I have about 20 years left. Won't fully retire. I like to actively manage my investments and hopefully I have much more to manage by then. That can be done by the pool with a computer though. House is paid for so plan is to sell it and buy a condo in Houston to stay close to the kids and one on the pacific coast of Mexico somewhere. Hopefully split my time hanging out with my then adult children/grandkids and sitting on the beach in Mexico to my wife about not catching any fish that day.
Sounds like an awesome plan!!! (i need to learn how to fish)

oh when you say 20 years left is that 20 years until you die or 20 years til you hit 55?
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I'd like to open a bar. That probably sounds crazy, but I miss the service industry. I liked making people happy. As far as when? Way too early in my career to call it. I should be able to as early as my early 50s but late career when I might be raking it in (comparatively), I might not want to retire so soon
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I'd like to open a bar. That probably sounds crazy, but I miss the service industry. I liked making people happy. As far as when? Way too early in my career to call it. I should be able to as early as my early 50s but late career when I might be raking it in (comparatively), I might not want to retire so soon
I think running a bar which could be fun is still work isn't it? While I would love to make the drinks to see if I could get as good as Tom Cruise, I would just hate dealing with whiny loud obnoxious mean drunks. Most drunks are .
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I think running a bar which could be fun is still work isn't it? While I would love to make the drinks to see if I could get as good as Tom Cruise, I would just hate dealing with whiny loud obnoxious mean drunks. Most drunks are .
Owning and running are different. I imagine myself more as a director than a manager. I would definitely have a management team to handle operations.
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Owning and running are different. I imagine myself more as a director than a manager. I would definitely have a management team to handle operations.
oh ok. You're talking about the people that call in sick, don't show up for a multitude of reasons, create drama for fun, steal you blind and screw the other personnel and get you into sexual harassment and over serving drunks lawsuits. .
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Sounds like an awesome plan!!! (i need to learn how to fish)

oh when you say 20 years left is that 20 years until you die or 20 years til you hit 55?
Knowing my luck it will probably be both. I'm in my mid 30s now.
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oh ok. You're talking about the people that call in sick, don't show up for a multitude of reasons, create drama for fun, steal you blind and screw the other personnel and get you into sexual harassment and over serving drunks lawsuits. .
Yeah man, that's all par for the course.
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oh ok . just wanted to clarify.
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I'd like to open a bar. That probably sounds crazy, but I miss the service industry. I liked making people happy. As far as when? Way too early in my career to call it. I should be able to as early as my early 50s but late career when I might be raking it in (comparatively), I might not want to retire so soon
My father and I both dreamed of owning a bar together. We took over a bar in the Rice Village last year. I hated it. It might not be so bad if I didn't have another business that took up a bunch of time. Imagine all the work that goes into throwing a party for 500 people at your house. Now do that every single day. Sure you can have other people do the part like pouring drinks and cleaning, but it is still a pain in the . I already knew how to do everything from setting up and programming POS systems to payroll, taxes, and accounting. Even with zero learning curve it sucked. I bowed out and got my money back. He loves it though so maybe you might. He is actually opening another one on Braeswood. The novelty of sitting back and chilling at your own bar wore off in about a month. If you are single it might not be so bad. I had to beat those West U milfs off with a stick when they found out I owned the place.
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My father and I both dreamed of owning a bar together. We took over a bar in the Rice Village last year. I hated it. It might not be so bad if I didn't have another business that took up a bunch of time. Imagine all the work that goes into throwing a party for 500 people at your house. Now do that every single day. Sure you can have other people do the part like pouring drinks and cleaning, but it is still a pain in the . I already knew how to do everything from setting up and programming POS systems to payroll, taxes, and accounting. Even with zero learning curve it sucked. I bowed out and got my money back. He loves it though so maybe you might. He is actually opening another one on Braeswood. The novelty of sitting back and chilling at your own bar wore off in about a month. If you are single it might not be so bad. I had to beat those West U milfs off with a stick when they found out I owned the place.
I put myself through school via the service industry, serving and bartending. I enjoyed it, even the things that all my co-workers hated. I dunno, I just liked the industry. I'm a I guess.
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Vaping helped me get off cigarettes.

And to your statement gixxerbill, I've been nicotine free for 4 months and i haven't smelled like an ashtray in 2 years, lol. Now vaping for me is like sucking my thumb.
It still helps with occasional craving but its only once or twice a day now.

SBfuller, i bought a TON of juice from your place in Pearland until i learned to make my own. The fact that y'all would make it in whatever nic i wanted helped me to start cutting down. Thank you.

Making my own let me taper gradually to zero.
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Yep. Every time i go up there he has a new one vying for that coveted main status.
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Vaping helped me get off cigarettes.

And to your statement gixxerbill, I've been nicotine free for 4 months and i haven't smelled like an ashtray in 2 years, lol. Now vaping for me is like sucking my thumb.
It still helps with occasional craving but its only once or twice a day now.

SBfuller, i bought a TON of juice from your place in Pearland until i learned to make my own. The fact that y'all would make it in whatever nic i wanted helped me to start cutting down. Thank you.

Making my own let me taper gradually to zero.
That's awesome. Even though you don't buy from us anymore, as long as you stay off of cigs and I know we helped get you there, that's a win in my book. We've lost many customers that I occasionally see that are completely off it. That's the best way to lose customers if we are going to lose them
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And to your statement gixxerbill, I've been nicotine free for 4 months and i haven't smelled like an ashtray in 2 years, lol. Now vaping for me is like sucking my thumb.
It still helps with occasional craving but its only once or twice a day now.

SBfuller, i bought a TON of juice from your place in Pearland until i learned to make my own. The fact that y'all would make it in whatever nic i wanted helped me to start cutting down. Thank you.

Making my own let me taper gradually to zero.
I don't know my wife quit by chewing that nasty nicotine gum(taste like you are chewing cigarette ) for 5 years now. But it's still better than cigarettes. My son n law vapes and i'll take a hit off of his every once a while when I am stressed but normally smoke swisher sweets small cigars because it makes me feel like Clint Eastwood. But I need to quit use to just puff on them and now I inhale them.
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Id like to retire around 40. That would be semi retirement tho, I,like Repth, enjoy the service industry too much to break away completely. I think 20-25 hours a week working then the rest of my time at a ranch in hill country Texas just playing with motorcycles, tractors and maybe some chickens goats and pigs would be ideal. Im no country bumpkin, but I always fantasize about a remote location where you hear a car pass by every half hour or so.
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