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Old 10-11-2013, 01:31 PM   #81
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I was a server at a restaurant on the beach in Carlsbad Ca
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the last place on earth I'd want to work:

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I don't really understand the appeal of french fries. I mean, I've had a few that were ok (there's a beer-and-sausage place in San Jose across the street from Good Karma which cooks theirs in duck fat), but on the whole I find most french fries to be overpoweringly salty, disgustingly greasy, and generally devoid of any serious redeeming qualities.

Most people probably would not drink a shot glass filled grease with a tablespoon of salt dissolved into it. Personally, I don't see much of a distinction between that and eating french fries.
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The place with the blue roof?
Next to the surf shop, yes.

Classic example of hard work paying off:
I worked at that restaurant for about a year, one day I had a table with 6 well dressed people. Turns out they were some of the management staff that was opening a Four Seasons Resort (big$$$$) in the area. After dining, they called me over and told me that they liked my attitude and hustle and offered me a job with there opening team. Worked there for a year before moving on to better things.

Contrary to popular belief, hard work does pay off.
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Next to the surf shop, yes.
Haha. What a small world. And yes, that's a very cool restaurant.


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Contrary to popular belief, hard work does pay off.
I've said this myself over and over. You never know who is going to wind up in a position of power, or where your next break is going to come from. Hell, my very first job in radio, which I got at the age of 16, was the result of my coolly handling a technical problem at a community concert which was being held in the parking lot of the local civic center. The owner of a local radio station happened to be there, and after the gig was done, he came over to where I was and hired me right then and there.

My whole career as it exists today (you know, the one where you guys **** and moan about how much money you all think I make) wouldn't have happened if it hadn't been for that chance encounter with a random stranger who I impressed without even knowing it.
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you mean you didn't crash a Gala and demand a raise because youre irresponsible?
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The reason for McDonald's being so awesome in Japan is the general understanding that if you can't do the job at McDonald's flawlessly, you aren't good enough to do anything else. It's a stepping-stone job, and not expected to be a career. If you can't make the burger look exactly like the picture, you aren't good enough to work anywhere else. Mediocrity is not tolerated. And coworkers all try to outdo one another with their service skills. You just might be serving a burger to someone who is looking to employ hard working people.

Also, portillos is the ****. Fast food that tastes good, workers are happy and having fun, it's awesome.
And who told you to check out Portillos? Took you long enough to learn it's the ****! Italian Beef, Italian Sausage Combo from heaven.

Side note, I hate McD's. But my asian wifey has shown me it is of better quality over in Asianland. I've reluctantly had it in Tokyo, Hong Kong Dong, and Shanghai and yes, it's very delicious. Ofcourse, Pizza Hut bills itself as fine italian dinning in Asia.
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Joe - To be fair, I would ammend the statement to read, "hard work and good luck does pay off." Or maybe, "hard work with an absence of too much bad luck?"

If I was going to go back to working in a fast-food joint, it would be this one:

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^^^ nice.
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Joe - To be fair, I would ammend the statement to read, "hard work and good luck does pay off." Or maybe, "hard work with an absence of too much bad luck?"
Luck is obviously a factor.

If you look at some of the most idolized and successful figures in the world of technology (Musk, Page, Brin, Gates, Jobs, etc), they are all, without exception, fabulously hard-working and extremely intelligent. But there are a *LOT* of intelligent, hard-working people who do not become billionaires and change the world. Those who do, almost universally, were in the right place at the right time.

I mean, what would Gates have been were it not for IBM and Gary Kildall? What of Jobs but not for Woz and the Blue Box? Etc.


I'll never discount the value of luck. But I will tell you one thing for certain- luck will do you nothing if you squander it by having a bad attitude, slacking off, etc. I'm sure that I've probably missed a hundred opportunities simply because I [i]didn't[/i[ say or do something in some situation that would have impressed someone who I didn't know but who was, in fact, the owner or president of something important.
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I have absolutely nothing to contribute here but i did read the thread title as "I would have fingered her on the spot"


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Me neither. In for pictures of hot Asian wives and girlfriends.
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Me neither. In for pictures of hot Asian wives and girlfriends.
here's my wife:

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here's my wife:

Verified, I have met his wife.
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She looks pissed.
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Brain?

https://medium.com/comedy-corner/fd08c0babb57

Guy makes a valid point.
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hard work may or may not pay off, but if you want a raise or promotion etc, the skill you need is the ability to convince an employer that it is in their best interest to give it to you.

Would you want them to believe your hard work is worth keeping when you go in to negotiate or leverage some info, I guess, but it isn't the be all and end all.

The skill you want if you want to be promoted, is to be good at being promoted.

The skill you need if you want a raise is to be good at getting raises.

If you are being paid **** all, and simply working really hard, you are giving your employer no incentive to pay you more or promote you, because he or she is getting a lot of good work for low output of pay, and that's exactly what they want.

If you cannot convince your boss you deserve more pay, you need to convince another business owner that you are worth more, secure an offer and then use this info to leverage better pay or conditions or a promotion or whatever at your current job (assuming you dont want to simply move on because of opportunity cost or something).

So many unsuccessful people are indoctrinated to believe that if they work hard for 40 years they should just get promoted and paid well etc, but you have to provide incentive to the employer if you want them to just reach into their pocket and give you more of their money. People at the top of the career success chain know this, they understand that they are trading labour and skills for money, that they are selling their time, and that as part of the sale negotiation is required.

Poor people honestly believe that they can provide zero incentive for more pay and somehow magically just receive it.


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Luck is obviously a factor.

If you look at some of the most idolized and successful figures in the world of technology (Musk, Page, Brin, Gates, Jobs, etc), they are all, without exception, fabulously hard-working and extremely intelligent. But there are a *LOT* of intelligent, hard-working people who do not become billionaires and change the world. Those who do, almost universally, were in the right place at the right time.

I mean, what would Gates have been were it not for IBM and Gary Kildall? What of Jobs but not for Woz and the Blue Box? Etc.


I'll never discount the value of luck. But I will tell you one thing for certain- luck will do you nothing if you squander it by having a bad attitude, slacking off, etc. I'm sure that I've probably missed a hundred opportunities simply because I [i]didn't[/i[ say or do something in some situation that would have impressed someone who I didn't know but who was, in fact, the owner or president of something important.
Good luck has a lot to do with it in regards to being one of the outliers/extraordinary people of our time, but in order to "make ends meet" and be overall compensated competitively for your given skill set, I think hard work pays off.

I think the problem some people have is that they're working hard at the wrong things or in the wrong way - there's always the term "work smarter, not harder." Working really hard for something without putting yourself in a position to leverage your hard work is unfortunate, but it happens a lot. People work really hard for college degrees but then can't find jobs because they lack experience - rather than trying to gain experience they give up.

My point is - for the average person, work hard and it pays off, but be sure you put yourself in a position where you're working hard at and for the right things. Take it for what it's worth though because I don't make a lot of money - but I get by.

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