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Comment Once and then freedom (Score 4, Interesting) 179

It only happened once as the company I worked for was being shut down. While looking for another job I started a partnership with two other people laid off from the same company, doing the same thing for the same customers. The downturn ended, the business bounced back and we've been rolling in clover and freedom ever since. I place it at 75% luck and 25% "why the hell not, we are already screwed". My biggest realization was just how much money the previous company's owners had been making off our work and not sharing with us.

Comment Re:Fixing 8 (Score 1) 249

I don't know what IT departments opinions are of the spyware features in the OS. I'm sure they can find a way to configure it to their liking.

If they have the "enterprise" version they can disable the snooping features that people currently know about. Everyone else gets the MS knows best and knows all versions that make these decisions for you. But the Win 10 start menu is less horrible than the Win 8 journey down the rabbit hole.

Retirement means that when someone says "Have a nice day", you actually have a shot at it.