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christ...Batten down the hatches then. Good luck. Hope you won't recieve too much damage from it.
Thanks! Fortunately I'm not near the beach, though the next couple of days will be rainy. Monday and Tuesday we'll have a few showers, and we're back to sunny weather by Wednesday. Tonight we had the heaviest rain, which wasn't too bad.
For now I've prepared with some nutrition bars and a bunch of bottles of water. I don't think power will actually go out here. Very fortunate indeed!
 
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Lat me join you in celebrating the misery of life. My rent is up from this month. Congratulations to all the winners
Also the trend there? Mine has gone up as well, 50€. And I'm lucky even, for some it went up wayyy more.
 
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Also the trend there? Mine has gone up as well, 50€. And I'm lucky even, for some it went up wayyy more.
Yeah to be fair mine went 60, but I fully expected to go up 100 which is possibility next year since he said this so he can surive the winter. The good news is in 1.5 months I am 100% passing probation and since I'm acing my job from week one I can ask for a raise.
 
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I finally became a End User Computing - Finally away from Call Centre roles and not being micromanaged. It's still the corporate world but better than nothing.

Now onto finishing and starting these courses below. I am unsure where to start but most likely it will be the nursery one since it's related to the business idea I have as well and along with my other business ideas as well.

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
Masters in Business Administration
Learning other languages

Certificate II in Horticulture
Certificate II in Baking
Certificate II in Engineering Studies
Certificate II in Furniture making
Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology
Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
Diploma in Auslan
Certificate IV - Agriculture
Diploma in Interpreting (LOTE) -
Certificate IV - Cybersecurity
Certificate IV - Engineering
Certificate IV - Outdoor Leadership
Certificate III - Production Horticulture
Agriculture Chemical Skill Set
Diploma of Emergency Health Care
Certificate II in Nursery Operations
Certificate IV - Professional Writing & Editing
Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing & Editing
Masters in Writing as well
Certificate IV - Screen writing as well.

I have started my business as well through this company as well. Start Your Own Business with Self-Employment Assistance | Workforce Australia
 

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I finally became a End User Computing - Finally away from Call Centre roles and not being micromanaged. It's still the corporate world but better than nothing.

Now onto finishing and starting these courses below. I am unsure where to start but most likely it will be the nursery one since it's related to the business idea I have as well and along with my other business ideas as well.

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
Masters in Business Administration
Learning other languages

Certificate II in Horticulture
Certificate II in Baking
Certificate II in Engineering Studies
Certificate II in Furniture making
Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology
Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
Diploma in Auslan
Certificate IV - Agriculture
Diploma in Interpreting (LOTE) -
Certificate IV - Cybersecurity
Certificate IV - Engineering
Certificate IV - Outdoor Leadership
Certificate III - Production Horticulture
Agriculture Chemical Skill Set
Diploma of Emergency Health Care
Certificate II in Nursery Operations
Certificate IV - Professional Writing & Editing
Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing & Editing
Masters in Writing as well
Certificate IV - Screen writing as well.

I have started my business as well through this company as well. Start Your Own Business with Self-Employment Assistance | Workforce Australia
Neat! Good to hear man
 

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I finally became a End User Computing - Finally away from Call Centre roles and not being micromanaged. It's still the corporate world but better than nothing.

Now onto finishing and starting these courses below. I am unsure where to start but most likely it will be the nursery one since it's related to the business idea I have as well and along with my other business ideas as well.

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
Masters in Business Administration
Learning other languages

Certificate II in Horticulture
Certificate II in Baking
Certificate II in Engineering Studies
Certificate II in Furniture making
Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology
Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
Diploma in Auslan
Certificate IV - Agriculture
Diploma in Interpreting (LOTE) -
Certificate IV - Cybersecurity
Certificate IV - Engineering
Certificate IV - Outdoor Leadership
Certificate III - Production Horticulture
Agriculture Chemical Skill Set
Diploma of Emergency Health Care
Certificate II in Nursery Operations
Certificate IV - Professional Writing & Editing
Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing & Editing
Masters in Writing as well
Certificate IV - Screen writing as well.

I have started my business as well through this company as well. Start Your Own Business with Self-Employment Assistance | Workforce Australia
Congrats!
What you'll find (and probably figured out now) is that he higher up you go, the less "hard" work you do. At your call center you were probably expected to call a high # of people per hour, or respond to calls at all times, but higher-paying jobs with specialized skills have much better work environments.
 
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Also the trend there? Mine has gone up as well, 50€. And I'm lucky even, for some it went up wayyy more.
Yeah to be fair mine went 60, but I fully expected to go up 100 which is possibility next year since he said this so he can surive the winter. The good news is in 1.5 months I am 100% passing probation and since I'm acing my job from week one I can ask for a raise.
I'm also worried for this when my lease is up, though it'll be a while before that happens. I hope my rent raise is like $50-60 instead of $100, but the lower the better I guess
 
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Not the same though, my city has seen lots of Russians and Ukrainians arrive, which had an impact on an already booming housing market. It's just too expensive now to buy or rent basically anything. I got off cheap, even with the raise.
 
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on Ukraine. I live in the south-west of Poland and in my small town it was decided to open a hotel for Ukrainian mothers with children. the scandal that unfortunately resulted from this because some of these women are very attractive and some of the gentlemen in our town decided to flirt. therefore the women of these gentlemen raised the alarm. now they all go jealous: D
 

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The rent/ mortgage in the Netherlands pretty much stayed the same, which was already ceiling high before this all started.

the food however has seen a double/tripling in pricing. Example: one kilogram of freshly caught fish used to be around 15 euros

price today: €40,- 🫣
 
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Congrats!
What you'll find (and probably figured out now) is that he higher up you go, the less "hard" work you do. At your call center you were probably expected to call a high # of people per hour, or respond to calls at all times, but higher-paying jobs with specialized skills have much better work environments.
I don't mind doing hard work to be honest. In fact I prefer doing hard work. I feel if you don't do any hard work then you become lazy and then a whole heaps of bad things happen you become fat and you have some other health issues. What I don't like is stress I absolutely dislike it.
 

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I don't mind doing hard work to be honest. In fact I prefer doing hard work. I feel if you don't do any hard work then you become lazy and then a whole heaps of bad things happen you become fat and you have some other health issues. What I don't like is stress I absolutely dislike it.
I was thinking more like, in lower paying jobs you do tedious, repetitive work for long hours where you can't even take a break because you need to be available for customers or have quotas to fill (ex. sales quotas, process a certain amount of documents per hour). It's "hard" work. Think about waiters/waitresses and call center personnel.

In a higher-paying professional job you use your brain more, so you will do "less" hard work and think more because the problems you face are complex and require specialized skills that you've acquired with advanced education and experience. For example, engineers, scientists, business analysts, and software developers. There's less tedious bullshit you have to deal with.

At my current job right out of college I haven't had a single day that matched the "hard" work from my job right out of high school, where I needed to stare at a screen for 8 hours straight with almost no breaks to meet the daily accounts goals. Sometimes I now have downtime for trainings, to catch up on emails, talk to coworkers, and understand the system better. None of that would have been possible at my high school education-level, barely above minimum wage job.
 
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Not the same though, my city has seen lots of Russians and Ukrainians arrive, which had an impact on an already booming housing market. It's just too expensive now to buy or rent basically anything. I got off cheap, even with the raise.
Oh dang... that'll do it.
 

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I was thinking more like, in lower paying jobs you do tedious, repetitive work for long hours where you can't even take a break because you need to be available for customers or have quotas to fill (ex. sales quotas, process a certain amount of documents per hour). It's "hard" work. Think about waiters/waitresses and call center personnel.

In a higher-paying professional job you use your brain more, so you will do "less" hard work and think more because the problems you face are complex and require specialized skills that you've acquired with advanced education and experience. For example, engineers, scientists, business analysts, and software developers. There's less tedious bullshit you have to deal with.

At my current job right out of college I haven't had a single day that matched the "hard" work from my job right out of high school, where I needed to stare at a screen for 8 hours straight with almost no breaks to meet the daily accounts goals. Sometimes I now have downtime for trainings, to catch up on emails, talk to coworkers, and understand the system better. None of that would have been possible at my high school education-level, barely above minimum wage job.
Those low skill jobs do actually help you in a way because you get to learn the basic time management skills and problem solving skills. Those low skills do help you with a lot of things like organisation skills which are non existent in a lot of high paying jobs where you have to think a lot. You may think that the high paying jobs are not hard work you'd be wrong. Just look at the politicians they are a high paying job but they work their ass off in some jobs while the back benchers don't and all they do is fingerpoint or complain.
 

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Those low skill jobs do actually help you in a way because you get to learn the basic time management skills and problem solving skills. Those low skills do help you with a lot of things like organisation skills which are non existent in a lot of high paying jobs where you have to think a lot. You may think that the high paying jobs are not hard work you'd be wrong. Just look at the politicians they are a high paying job but they work their ass off in some jobs while the back benchers don't and all they do is fingerpoint or complain.
I think you missed my point...
 

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the food however has seen a double/tripling in pricing. Example: one kilogram of freshly caught fish used to be around 15 euros

price today: €40,- 🫣
Its too much. I have been lucky to get my current job a few years ago. With my previous close to minimum income salary this would have been… impossible.
 
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Lat me join you in celebrating the misery of life. My rent is up from this month. Congratulations to all the winners
In the same boat here.
Rent up, energy prices up, food prices also up. Also set to lose money this month due to having several dates of strike action against my employers for various reasons including pay. What a shit-show 😩
 
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Its too much. I have been lucky to get my current job a few years ago. With my previous close to minimum income salary this would have been… impossible.
You're also fortunate in the city you're in. You're (if i'm not mistaking) surrounded by agriculture and dairy. Pro-tip if you can find the time for it, go do some local shopping directly there. I have over here in Zeeland and the price difference (and the service/frienlyness of the personel/people) makes you faint and fall over backwards.


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I for one can't wait to watch how quickly a lot of Elites here in NL will grovel this autumn/ winter over having told local farmers to "learn to code" this summer.

I'm also glad i've moved out of the city to a place where I can still buy cheese/meat/vegetables at acceptable prizes at their respective small/medium business farms. though it does involve a lot of cycling.
 

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A couple thoughts on this:

1) The classists are the elite who sign off on paychecks. Your average Joe (that is a good person, not an asshole) won't turn their nose up at someone who is doing honest work. In the US, agricultural labor is "unskilled," yet agricultural workers are some of the hardest workers across industries performing tough physical labor that society needs. US citizens don't want to perform these jobs at all, at least not for the poverty wages that they currently pay. This is why agricultural workers tend to be Mexican citizens (see here). edit: for specific stats, see here. 69% of US agricultural workers were born in Mexico.
2) People with "good, skilled" jobs are not the enemy of "unskilled" workers unless the former group is actively voting against the latter group's interests.
3) Skills have their purpose. You don't want a random person off the street to work on your house's HVAC, electricity, or boiler/furnace systems. You hire someone specialized or that has the experience. With some of the jobs in this screenshot you can take a high school student or college student with no experience and they can do a decent job within a week or two. This doesn't mean people in "unskilled" jobs deserve poverty wages; instead, take it as everyone needs higher wages across all skill levels.
4) For whatever reason, "unskilled" jobs tend to have way worse working conditions and way worse pay than skilled jobs. In "unskilled" jobs you have set hours, have to be available at all times, have to be physically present, have strict dress codes (if you're working at Olive Garden as a waiter/server, for example, or at a bank as a teller), and have vacation requests denied. The farther up I've gone, the more relaxed dress codes have gotten, the more flexible my hours have been, and the easier it's been to take vacations.
5) Everyone should spend some time in an "unskilled" job. If I made hiring decisions, I'd probably hire a young engineer with an average resume but that worked part-time or full-time in fast food, warehouse, or at a bank over someone who only has experience in engineering internships.

I for one can't wait to watch how quickly a lot of Elites here in NL will grovel this autumn/ winter over having told local farmers to "learn to code" this summer.

I'm also glad i've moved out of the city to a place where I can still buy cheese/meat/vegetables at acceptable prizes at their respective small/medium business farms. though it does involve a lot of cycling.
Becoming a software engineer takes years, though. Someone without a STEM education would need at least a year of intense studying (like full-time job hours) to become productive. Even people with a STEM education outside of computer science/electrical engineering will need at least half a year to become a barely entry-level software engineer. The 12-week "bootcamps" are bullshit. That's not something anyone could do, though a farmer likely could based off sheer work ethic.
Would they want to do it, though? What I'm trying to say is, I don't think the farmers and software engineers overlap much. It is definitely out of touch from the NL political class to tell the farmers to "learn to code." The elites should be raising wages for the farmers instead.
 
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