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Matty

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Both remote. Both pay "gross" with no tax deduction at the source, like an independent contractor.

I got my accountant slash tax optimization expert on standby

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Blitty

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Can fiveteamer connect you with any sweet gigs?

Guys got to be a VP or senior director at this point, no?
 

Matty

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Haven't heard back but I don't think I got either job. I think my resume is too all over the place so I end up being a plan B for employers.

I either need to tweak my resume and remove all the non-translation stuff or go all-in with my jack-of-all-trades persona and mass apply to jobs until something good lands on my lap.

I'm leaning towards the latter approach.
 

Boner_18

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I've been authorized by the Mrs. Boner to quit (again). Prob pulling trigger at the end of the month. They did hire someone to back me up after i made a scene about how shitty they are last fall. So it's likely they'll see that as the off ramp for the ever increasing cost ($ and headache) for Boner.

Blitttttaaayyyyyyy we're back on for schemes!!
 

Matty

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Godspeed Bone Bone

My marketing writing/translating gig has been gradually less and less well paid over the years, to the point where it's threatening the guitar biz (which pays quite a bit less on an hourly basis). The good news is, I found a kid to take over production of the guitar stuff, and I got a full-time job as the Parts & Accessories Manager of a multi-line motorcycle dealership not far from home. Starting pay is not much of an upgrade over what I'm currently making, but the owner is open to negotiating a profit-sharing pay plan after the 3-month probation period.

Excited to be working with bikes, and I think it'll be good for everyone involved. I might even be able to grow the guitar biz by having a separate (and regular) income stream.

Lesgoooooo
 

Matty

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I'm a pro motorcycle bum now. I have my own shop on the 2nd floor of the dealership. Whole floor was empty yesterday. Day 2 on the job.

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plommer

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where is that Matt?

I'm only aware of a dealership on the Queensway in Etobicoke.
 

Matty

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Powersports TO just north of the Stockyards area? They moved there during the pandemic. Used to be a scooter shop in Little Italy, Motoretta.
 

plommer

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Powersports TO just north of the Stockyards area? They moved there during the pandemic. Used to be a scooter shop in Little Italy, Motoretta.
Keele/St Clair?

Man has that area changed in the last 20 years.

Oh I see now, Weston Rd / Rogers.
 
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Matty

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No no, I just mean that the whole 2nd floor is my responsibility. That's the riding gear shop and backroom, which will soon be our little warehouse for the e-commerce side of the business (I'll be launching a Shopify store to sell more gear.)

I showed up on the first day and the shop space was empty. The dealership used to be a scooter shop downtown and they had kept a whole lot of furniture from the previous location. I spent the first 3 days laying out the space and then putting out what I thought would sell best. It's been pretty successful so far - people been buying expensive helmets and jackets and shit. My boss hasn't been saying much, I think because he's testing me, but the service manager twice came upstairs to give me a fistbump: "Dude! Everyone who comes up here comes back down with something. We never had that before."

Who knew I'd kick ass at an underpaid retail sales job.
 

Matty

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"QA testing" my buddy's new bike
 

Stevies

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Lifted sheet rock yesterday for str8 cash homie.

As thankful as I am for the cash sheet rock lifting does not feel like a career path for Stevies.