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humanodon  ·  100 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 23, 2023

Hey hubcaps, it's been a while! Just landed a job where I'll be earning 2.5x what I used to make (but I laid myself off in May), which is great but I do expect some culture shock as this will be the very first corporate role I've held. Also, my partner is now wondering what it would be like if we lived in NYC, which would probably be cool as we have lots of friends and family there, but like, even though I just got a big pay bump, I'll basically be back to my old buying power if/when we move, but them's the breaks. Honestly, after living on the West Coast for a bit I really miss the walkability of East Coast cities. Personally, I think my partner also wants to live in a place where she can wear her collection of vintage fur coats she's been amassing FOR NO REASON, but whatever.

elizabeth  ·  98 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sick! I’ve also just signed a contract for my new job at 2.5x my old salary. I like this theme. Never had this much money before, I’m tempted to sign up to all kinds of evening classes I could not afford before but can’t decide on what to pick. I want to do everything from juijitsu to coding to learning Spanish to ceramics to singing classes… an exiting problem to have!

humanodon  ·  86 days ago  ·  link  ·  

SAME! Hey, if you might be open for it, I'd love to have a buddy in a similar situation as I navigate my new financial reality as a means of processing and checking myself. No pressure, of course!

elizabeth  ·  85 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Let’s do this!