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Comment: It's a job (Score 1) 583 583

The key is to keep this simple truth in mind: it's a job. You do it to survive.

Don't let your sense of self-worth and your identity get tied up in your view of your career. Your job does not define who you are, you do it because someone is paying you to do it for them.

There is satisfaction in doing the work well; and it is nice if the work fits with your personal tastes, but if you refuse to let it define you, you will be the happier for it.

And as a definite plus, it will strengthen your negotiation position. If it is just a job, it's easier to walk away if the compensation does not suit you.

Comment: Re:A consultant's experience (Score 1) 110 110

Funny that, your point 2 is in direct contradiction to point 1a. You are effectively stating that your needs as the vendor are more important than the needs of the customer organisation.

Apparently you're a good example of "there's money to be made prolonging the problem".

Comment: Re:Yes to Brexit (Score 1) 396 396

No, England is closer to the rest of the Anglophone world. There is a reason SNP supporters are making noises about a second independence referendum for Scotland should Brexit become a real possibility.

To be fair, Nicola Sturgeon is keeping mum on the subject, but I don't think (from across the North Sea) she's against the notion.

Comment: Re:Short memories, repeated freak out. (Score 1) 372 372

Of course, the first article talks about the first time the Mauna Loa location hit 400ppm, while the article, as specifically pointed out in the Slashdot summary is about the global average hitting 400ppm.

Why don't you go fuck off and shut up until you've learned to read?

Comment: Re:Well Duhhhhhh (Score 2) 37 37

Iran's actions with regards Yemen are purely regional politics, nothing to do with any threats they may pose towards the West. Funny as it may seem, people and nations sometimes have multiple motivations to act.

In case of Yemen, it is a matter of Saudi-Arabia, Iran's most prominent opponent in the region, flexing its muscles against mostly Shia militias in Yemen. Iran seeing itself as the voice of the Shia minority in the ME, it is no surprise it should intervene.

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." -- Will Rogers