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Comment Why are pew researchers so lazy? (Score 1) 214

The increasing job tenure of college-educated millennials is consistent with a decline in employer switching among all working-age adults since the 1980s," Pew researchers point out. "The reasons for the decline are not well understood,"

I think it's pretty easy to understand why job hopping is on the rise.

1) Raises not keeping pace with salary for new positions
2) Companies no longer value employees with long term benefits
3) The instant gratification me, my, mine attitude of America.

Comment Re:Staying still can lead to financial suicide... (Score 1) 214

You might think it's funny but he is not wrong. When I was coming up in my career I would get 2-3% raises for promotions and maybe 1-2% (if anything) annually. Finding a new job was typically 10-15% bump in salary. Why would anyone stay at one company when they are rising up the ranks?

Comment Re: Sounds like you're the problem (Score 1) 262

My last employer required all IT staff to take a full 5 continuous working days off in a row at least once a year. They could not be contacted at all during that time. This was to ensure that we had proper documentation and cross training and could function if said individual was hit by a truck.

Comment Re:Mint (Score 2) 510

I hate that we refer to needing to work on your OS to make it work to be a 'power-user'. I'm a power user. I build large scale server infrastructures for a living. I know the ends and outs of multiple operating systems better than I know my wife. I do not want to spend time working on my laptop! This is why I use OSX. Of the *nix operating systems, it's the one that needs the least amount of my time to actually use. I want to do work on my laptop, not work on it.

Comment Re:too expensive (Score 2) 143

You don't need all of that to cut the cord.

We use netflix, Amazon (we would have prime anyways), CBS all access (only when the shows we watch are on), and HBO GO (only when the shows we watch are on), and CW (free with ads).

$12 for netflix * 12
$10 for CBS * 6 for partial year
HBO $15 * 6 for partial year
Amazon (only a few shows that we like at $30-40 a season) Let's call this $40*4

That is $38 a month for TV service. and $125 for my 1gbps internet.

Comcast bundle according to https://www.xfinity.com/learn/... is $160 a month for 75Mbps internet and 200 TV channels.

I'll stick with my cord cutting.

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