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  1. Malern28us

    Malern28us Active Member Established Member

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    I can only offer this...
    I was sent home from work in April (15). I was told not to do ANYTHING physically demanding.
    Found out that I had a MASSIVE heart attack and was lucky to be alive. For all the medical professionals, my EF was measured at 23%.
    They initially told me there was nothing they could do for me. To many blockages and bypass targets to small to do surgery.
    Luckily, one of the interventional cardiologists is a good friend. Ended up getting 5 stents (3 in LAD, 2 in CX). It was so bad they had to angio the proximal blockages to get to other areas that needed stents.
    Just happy to be alive. It really changed my views on everything. The small things really are the most important. **** the money.
    All at the ripe old age of 47. I just don't think that a job is worth all of the headaches.
     
  2. Machdup1

    Machdup1 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Sounds like OP had a shit job, guessing IT.

    OP, In the current market talented people can find good employers. Get the resume out and find the right job, it will change your life.
     
  3. prs97

    prs97 Active Member Established Member

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    Can confirm that IT sucks.

    Good luck OP.
     
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  4. ViciousJay

    ViciousJay Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I love IT but the industry is getting to be total garbage and since outsourcing has been popular it pains me to think about getting into something else after 15+ years. With functions of AWS and Azure it only helps the big boys and keeps the rest of us dumbed down or takes away from on prem systems and are forced to work with incompetent individuals :(

    I'm not saying the tech of AWS or Azure is bad but keeping yourself protected as well as data is becoming scary which is why on a personal level I do my own NAS plus a physical back up of personal data and I created my own sandbox to play in
     
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  5. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Jesus man, 47. Glad you’re doing better.
     
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  6. L8APEX

    L8APEX On my tummy..! Established Member

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    Between the proliferation of remote desktop and H1B visa "slaves" the pay for IT across all fields has nosedived.
    The one area of IT that is still somewhat shielded from it is defense jobs that require Americans with clearance to work in areas with sensitive data.
    When Boeing I.D.S. left in '07 those with seniority were offered jobs in OKC and San Antonio. Everyone else "good luck."
     
  7. Malern28us

    Malern28us Active Member Established Member

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    Made it to 48 in June. Thankful for every moment now.
    I appreciate the sentiment. I just realize how many things just dont matter anymore.
     
  8. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Yep, I try not to let anything bother me anymore.
     
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  9. ViciousJay

    ViciousJay Well-Known Member Established Member

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    The more outsource we do the worse we become. I love TOB and his industry and thinking like a Silicon Valley situation, we're F***ed as the guys that pull the weight and make people richer!

    I really love Silicon Valley's idea of a P2P free network, can I say **** the industry and become a de-centralized internet regardless of a search engine?
     
  10. SVTdreamin04

    SVTdreamin04 What's a "Termi"??? Premium Member Established Member

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    I have a brother in law who had a massive heart attack at 29. He died 11 times. He was supposed to be brain dead and not survive, but the doctors were way off on that. He is 100% mentally Seeing and hearing stories like his and yours makes me grateful for the time that I have with my family.


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  11. Malern28us

    Malern28us Active Member Established Member

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    Just makes me cherish everything, including disagreements. My wife was invaluable to me for the three months it has taken to almost return to normal. Cannot understand how I deserve someone like her...
     
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    tones_RS3 I like members members. Premium Member Established Member

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    Being 47 myself, that is very scary.
    I can bet it was very eye opening. Glad you're doing better as well man. Good to hear.
     
  13. roadracer247

    roadracer247 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I’ve been reading this with my two year old crashed out on top of me, on the couch, while my wife’s making dinner for everyone. Not a bad life sometimes when you slow down and appreciate the moment.
     
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  14. Malern28us

    Malern28us Active Member Established Member

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    Just sad how we take everything almost for granted. I actually had a hard time planning my own death after they told me there was nothing that could be done. I even wrote "Death letters" for my wife, parents and best friend. It was sobering.
    I even smile when I get no sleep now. Just glad to wake up and see another day.
     
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    Glad to see you are getting better. I was in the hospital all day yesterday with my brother in law. He had a heart attack Saturday and had 2 stents put in. He is 51. Heart disease runs in my wife's family on both sides so its mostly genetic issues. It is amazing how fast they can get these stents done and get you back home. He went home today. Scary stuff. And he saw the doctor regularly and had yearly blood work.
     
  16. jrandy

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    This thread is refreshing to read. I've been carving out my career the past few years with my current role and have been considering jumping ship for more money. I have many friends that work for the big 5 tech companies and various high growth start ups, but most are putting in crazy hours and grinding away.

    However, I recently decided to stick with my current role as it allows the best work / life balance as I only put in ~8 hours M-F. Works out perfect as we have our first baby on the way.
     
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