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Comment Kind of... (Score 5, Informative) 263

I kind of did that. I used to work a nice boring job at a University with excellent benefits (but without high pay or potential for promotion).

I took a pay cut to work for a statewide bank, and it turned out turned out that job #2 was almost as bad as job #1 as far as upwards mobility.

I left job #2 for a 50% pay raise at FedEx. High stress, long hours, great potential promotions, great pay. Laid off as part of the cut-back in 2009.

Here I am working for another University (different large one, but still in the same state). I've got the good benefits and low stress, but my experience outside of the University systems actually got me pretty decent pay when I came back. I still don't really have any promotion opportunities, but I'm in an end-of-career job (as a 35 year old).

Comment Re:Apple & Amazon have own retail channels (Score 1) 146

Google pays a fee on every device they sell, cutting into their profit the same regardless of the quantity purchased.

Apple/Amazon have fixed costs for the stores, etc. Selling additional units lowers the per unit cost attributed to the store, etc... So greater quantity quickly increases the profit margin.

Wireless Networking

LightSquared CEO Resigns Amid Appearance of Bribery 211

New submitter msauve writes "LightSquared, the company who's request to use make use of spectrum in a way likely to interfere with GPS was recently denied, has suffered another setback. CEO Sanjiv Ahuja has now resigned, only a week after a report detailing political contributions and the personal financial interests of Obama and officials in his administration in SkyTerra, the precursor company to LightSquared. Ahuja's one and only contribution to the Democratic Party occurred on the same day he tried to arrange a meeting with Obama administration officials, apparently as part of LightSquared's desire to fast track FCC approval of a change beneficial to the company."

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