Companies don't like to pay money they don't need to. I demand more, and I have a job because I know and I can document the value I produce. I can tell my boss that I'm not working extra hours, and leave when my work day is done. This has caused a bit of strife in one job, but I'm old enough I don't care to put up with overtime -- which is usually a result of poor management. I've got enough demonstrated successes and demonstrated competence that I will require better treatment.[...]
Beautiful. very alpha, and respectable. I'm utterly impressed by that half million figure you managed to pull out one year.
damn. you lucky bastard, I wish I had a coffee machine like that... somewhere in the country already would be a great step. Japanese are not very good coffee brewers. They know how to roast well though, which is a contrast I yet have to understand.
Also I totally believe you when you say refreshing a system takes 5 hours. It takes me one week to get back to a usable state (reinstall all little softwares and utilities, place my customizations, optimized drivers...) Just installing visual studio takes the whole day.
That's why I just dont get viruses. I think im careful enough. same windows vista since 2008, and its in a good enough state. My win8.1 machine is recent so fresh as well.
side note: Linux is much faster for this kind of iterations. and much more comfortable for development. vive apt-get install libboost-all !