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  1. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    I was back at school, but there was to much going on in life to actually dedicate the time that was needed to it. Also I interviewed for an IT security position that was what I thought I wanted, but after the interview I realized I didn't. Again, at my age with a family, I was not into the 24/7/365 job that could send me to the complete opposite side of the state at any outbreak (PC virus kind of thing) whenever called.

    I have over 20 years in the state and leaving now to start over in the same field does not appeal to me at this age, but thank you for the suggestion, I did look into federal positions about 10 years back, but was not up for the move to another state. I am working on an upgrade that will change things if it comes.
     
  2. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Nope, and it ain't no bacon deficiency either. If anything it has more to do with reverting to my strong omnivore way of eating
     
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    It took me a while to even realize I was doing it. And then, one day, in the middle of POUND class, I became aware I was doing the same "pyramid" visualization as I did for one of the ki techniques. In yoga and in dance-based classes, such things are easier to recognize, because a lot of instructors use the same visual cue - imagine there is a thread tied to the top of your head that's keeping your neck straight and, consequently, realigns the spine and the rest of the joints contributing to your posture.
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    There is a point at the top of your skull called the Baihui. Just visualize a tread going out of that point and that you are hanging from that point bu that thread and things seem to align
     
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    I do not know how long you keep a laptop but you know technology is notoriously needing more and more memory to run well. It may be the cheapest way to prepare for the future. Who knows what Microsoft will do next.
     
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    Well, good luck. Hope you get the upgrade.
     
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    a ballet teacher of mine (when I was a wee one, back in the day) offered the visual of a marionette: picture yourself with a string coming out of the top of your head. It does seem to help balance yourself.
     
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    Gonna play around with this.... cheers :)
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Steve, just looked at the federal pay rates to match my current I'd have to start fairly high up the GS food chain

    Also working on 2 possibilities for upgrade at the moment.

    Thanks
     
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    Sounds good. Just to calibrate, most of the guys I know who do what sounds like you are doing are gs-12. If you’re a developer/programmer, it’s pretty good gig, because you can get a Gs-13 as an expert without any management role. Someone in your position would want to be sure to make a strong case for evaluating your equivalent experience, so that you are considered for the highest rating possible. Also important to look at career ladder positions where you might start as a gs-7 or 9 (or something else) but receive a promotion each year up to the journey level. Important to look at each vacancy.

    Lots of great jobs in government, if you get on with a good agency. I realize that it isn’t a good fit for you, but sharing in case anyone else can benefit. The information above applies to a lot of positions... not just IT.
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    The upgrade I speak of puts me in GS13, may or may not be management, depending on the individual job requirements (same with my current title). There is absolutely no way I could afford to start at a GS7 or 9. Also cannot afford to move at this point, kids, wife's business, etc.

    The upgrade will get here, it is just a matter of when, could be a year out, could be less.

    I am in IT and not looking to jump ship for another IT office, I am more interested in getting out of IT all together, and that will happen in 8 to 10 years. Been at this a long time, just getting burned out.

    And I am not a developer/programmer either. The only time I was ever able to competently write code, was in my youth (and I kid you not) when I was hung over. Otherwise the brain is to active for coding.
     
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    DANG IT!!!! they brought another box of those dang cookies in again
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Also wondering if I should doubt the validity of the Japanese restaurant near my office...... they speak 2 languages there....English and Mandarin Chinese and the owners family name is Wang........hmmmm I wonder how Japanese they actually are :D
     
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    We are in post op after @gpseymour 's foot surgery. Gerry is very loopy as to be expected. Apparently, he came out rather violent after anesthesia and it took a sturdy nurse named Matt to get him under control. Can't take him ANYWHERE!
     
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    The horror!
     
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    If you give them an Ancestry.com kit as a gift, do you think they'll get the hint?
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Well.... I've been on hold with HP for 15 minutes now..... I think I'm going to hang up and try later
     
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    I hate when that happens. No wait I'm retired.
     
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    Oh, go ahead, rub it in! :p
     
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    I get it. Just sharing information. As I said, it doesn’t sound like it would work for you, but others around here might be in a position to benefit. Lots of good jobs out there. :)
     
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