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capitan wrote (edited )

I am of the opinion that it ain't 2023 until I file my taxes.

I am holding up ok I guess. No complaints.

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tuesday OP wrote

Taxes are a scam and I hate them. I've stayed underemployed for most of my life and one of the perks of that has been 100% that I haven't had to fuck with taxes. Now that I'm in school and on that government grant money I have to file and I hate it.

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fortmis wrote

January always makes me feel hyper motivated. I think the idea of a fresh start zaps my system into action.
A fun underlying psychological THING that I recently realized I tend to fall victim to is that whenever I'm poised to do something that I truly want to do and care about a lot, I stall, in all the millions of ways one can stall. Thankfully, recognizing this b.s. in the moment seems to help vanquish it. Wish me luck

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tuesday OP wrote

All of the luck to you!

I feel similar about January. I know it's a falsity, one day is no different from the next and every minute is the opportunity for change, but there's still a draw to the idea of starting new.

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fortmis wrote

and how about you?? how u holding up??

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tuesday OP wrote

today's been fun in @. :|

distracting me from my continued unemployment, which is at least good.

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figwasp wrote

Very much not holding up. Rang in the new year v sick with a flare up of long covid shit and my spouse with some kind of death rattle cough.

We can’t catch a break and idk how much longer we can make it.

How bout you? Hope you’re hanging in there.

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tuesday OP wrote

Healing thoughts and solidarity to you friend. Is there any way for folks to provide support if we're able?

I've been incredibly privileged by my personal circumstances and aside from some general static, occasional reddit bullshit and the stress of trying to find work that I want to do and not just settling for work that I can do in a field I don't want to work in, I'm doing well all things considered.

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figwasp wrote

You’re so sweet… I don’t want to post any links just for privacy reasons but I really appreciate the offer. Just knowing people realize this shit is fucked means a lot <3

I hope you find work you can tolerate! I’m working on that myself. Fingers crossed 2023 sucks less for all of us.

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veuzi wrote

I'm off to a job interview tomorrow, for a custodial/housekeeping gig at a fancy hotel in the mountains 30 mins away by light rail. I was already there last week but the person I was supposed to meet wasn't at work that day, despite agreeing on the date and time by email.

The hotel is huge and there's a ton of staff behind the scenes, it seems, but it also seems messy with the shifts and staff communication. For my purposes, that could be a place of opportunity (swiping the forgotten shit from guests, hmm?) or just another 6 months of shit work barely worth the wage. We'll see.

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tuesday OP wrote

i liked working at hotels, never did housekeeping though. from what I've understood it's a very physically taxing job. but it was cool to interact with folks from all over the world.

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rattledlove1139 wrote

Listening to good music!!

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tuesday OP wrote

you can't just say that and not share what kind

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rattledlove1139 wrote

Ohh well I like instrumental things a lot because hearing words in songs overwhelms me sometimes
Sometimes video game music even if i haven't played it or people playing songs on instruments without singing the words. But also lots of fantasy stuff, some is twinkly some is dark, so the dungeon synth archives is really cool because they promote lots of different albums

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Embalo wrote

Well, I'm getting tired of school, and I still have over a year to go

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tuesday OP wrote

my semester doesn't start until the 15th. then it's just 3 months until I'm done done (unless i decide to get a bachelor's degree at some point).

good luck!

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Embalo wrote

Thanks, good luck to you as well. I will only get my only vacation from school on August, about three weeks. Until then and from then until March next year, uninterrupted work. In any event, I'm considering going to university afterwards, so at least 4 more years all in all until I'm done done.

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JackBinimbul wrote

I'm starting a new job next week and, for the first time in my life, it's something that matters and that I can be proud of. But it pays poverty wages. Sadly that tends to be the case with non-profit work.

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