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Punching bag for judges, colleagues and ungrateful clients.

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JB300
8 hours ago, speedtoy said:

...who does your storage consulting?

Id love a SEA facing job for a Multinational..

Our internal Storage Architects are based in US, but Amazon does seem to be pushing it's Cloud Based Storage platform offering heavily in Asia at the moment so might be worth having a sniff round there to see if they have any roles

Apart from a brief couple of months doing some consultancy for UK Government, all of my roles have been in finance, so the only recruitment sites I know are focused on this sector, https://www.efinancialcareers.sg being the one I would recommend for roles in Singapore (Great place to work, ignore it when people tell you it's expensive, salaries are higher here & taxes much, much lower).

Bl@@dy hell, I've just put in for 2 Petabytes of IBM S3 Object Storage to migrate our Voice Recording Archives over to & that felt like an obscene amount, 13 Exabytes is insane :) 

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bbbz

official bikini inspector with the tshirt to prove it

no seriously just a coo for a mid level blue chip acquisition and liquidation firm

honestly just a hustler that managed to save enough coin to afford mongering trips at will and then some

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speedtoy
8 hours ago, JB300 said:

Our internal Storage Architects are based in US, but Amazon does seem to be pushing it's Cloud Based Storage platform offering heavily in Asia at the moment so might be worth having a sniff round there to see if they have any roles

Apart from a brief couple of months doing some consultancy for UK Government, all of my roles have been in finance, so the only recruitment sites I know are focused on this sector, https://www.efinancialcareers.sg being the one I would recommend for roles in Singapore (Great place to work, ignore it when people tell you it's expensive, salaries are higher here & taxes much, much lower).

Bl@@dy hell, I've just put in for 2 Petabytes of IBM S3 Object Storage to migrate our Voice Recording Archives over to & that felt like an obscene amount, 13 Exabytes is insane :) 

Ya, it is rather insane.

But it sure drives down your CAPEX cost/GB.

Cleversafe I presume?

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JB300
Posted (edited)
9 hours ago, speedtoy said:

Ya, it is rather insane.

But it sure drives down your CAPEX cost/GB.

Cleversafe I presume?

Yep, migrating from EMC Centeras (Now End of Life) to the IBM Cleversafe.

Had some delays in getting it Compliance certified (Voice Recordings have to be stored on certified WORM storage) & a bit of back & forth as to whether to use a 2-Site or 3-Site model (I wanted to use a 4-Site model but I’m only the internal IT Customer on this one so got overruled ).

Who said storage was just bits & bytes 

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masterslayer169
Another IT dude here, now riding the downward side of my career bell curve to final retirement.
Started off Cobol programmer, peaked at Enterprise Architect Director for a top 4 UK Bank, retired at 40, set-up a one--man band consultancy 3 months later, couple of years after that took a Senior Vice President role back at the same Bank which had me travelling the world culminating in a move to Singapore, 6 years of that & retired again at 48, spent 15 months travelling then took a Vice President role for a US Bank that moved me back to Singapore.
Been doing that for 3 years & now organise my time so I work Mon-Thurs one week,, Tues-Fri the next so I can spend every other weekend in Thailand
53 now & will retire for the 3rd (& final) time on 31st January 2020.
 

Wow dude! This is some inspiring stuff for me to work hard.


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masterslayer169
Software engineer in Silicon Valley. My job has unlimited paid time off, so I come to pattaya quite liberally 

Lots of startups these days offer “unlimited paid time off.” But how true is it? I’m pretty sure it comes with some sort of a catch. Or do companies truly trust their employees won’t rip them off?


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7 minutes ago, masterslayer169 said:


Lots of startups these days offer “unlimited paid time off.” But how true is it? I’m pretty sure it comes with some sort of a catch. Or do companies truly trust their employees won’t rip them off?


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How can it not be true. I just say to my manager I go out of town for 3 weeks. Cya later . Ok bye .

You have to realize software jobs are about getting SHIT done. Not about how many hours you work. We get reviews from manager and peer reviews every 6 month to determine raises. People don’t rip off company because they want raises, of course if good and fast at what I do so I can take more time off but get same amount of shit done as your average plebian

 

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masterslayer169
How can it not be true. I just say to my manager I go out of town for 3 weeks. Cya later . Ok bye .
You have to realize software jobs are about getting SHIT done. Not about how many hours you work. We get reviews from manager and peer reviews every 6 month to determine raises. People don’t rip off company because they want raises, of course if good and fast at what I do so I can take more time off but get same amount of shit done as your average plebian
 

That’s nice. That’s how companies should work. As long as you get your stuff done, no one should care how long you work or where you are. As an organisation, they should only be focused on the work. Hope more companies realise this and evolve.


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speedtoy
17 hours ago, masterslayer169 said:


Lots of startups these days offer “unlimited paid time off.” But how true is it? I’m pretty sure it comes with some sort of a catch. Or do companies truly trust their employees won’t rip them off?


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Its fairly common(ish), but tends to be a team/trust effort too.  You can "be away" as long as your shits getting done.

It's not being paid for a 40hr week, and producing 25hrs of output...and not all corp cultures can sustain people not being face to face either.

If youre "ripping off"..i'm sure there's a safety valve for the company...you are replacable, and everyone can get stuck with a PIP.

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finstah
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Business owner. Work online. Convenient with much traveling

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udontony

Worked over forty years as a gamekeeper and deer stalker, managed to retire at 61 and come to live in Thailand.   Enjoyed the job so much even though the pay was never brilliant and the hours were very long.   Now working to make our house and land as perfect as I can.

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Hispano

Let's say videogames! I enjoy them a lot and love my work

I consider myself lucky with my proffesional development

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neilm1986

Work offshore in the North Sea.  The money and time off are ideal of regular Pattaya trips.

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ricktoronto
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Retired at 57 after being offered a 100% bonus to stay from age 55 (when I told them I was done) to age 57 plus my normal performance based  bonuses and long term compensation which lasted 2 more years after I quit. That was a total of 38.5 years with one employer with a defined benefit plan. That's a lifetime annuity based on my final year's pay. So income is literally permanent. And I have a portfolio that pays roughly the same in divided income monthly much tax advantaged.

I now literally earn more after taxes than I can spend with no debt. I come home from a trip and what I spent has been earned again.

So I spend on travel. Last trip cost about 10,000 Us. Airfare was $4,400 of that . I have three more trips in 2019 to earn AA Executive Platinum for a thing to aim for.

When I have free time I'm buying a condo less costly than my house and then sell the house. My neighbours sold their identical house for $1.2M and I'll spend maybe 1\3 if that for a condo.

When that's done I'll do Thailand Elite. It's only US$30000 and all the factotums are worth it as is a 20 year visa and ground escorts on the ground. And they do your 90 day reports for you.

When I croak my kid gets a nice pile o'dough.

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taylor1975
23 minutes ago, ricktoronto said:

That was a total of 38.5 years with one employer

Some people's worst nightmare, certainly mine. I pray it wasn't working in a government job lol. 

I don't think there's merit to this approach these days, just scrutiny. Just filling in a holiday request form sends shivers down my spine.

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Retired at 57 after being offered a 100% bonus to stay from age 55 (when I told them I was done) to age 57 plus my normal performance based  bonuses and long term compensation which lasted 2 more years after I quit. That was a total of 38.5 years with one employer with a defined benefit plan. That's a lifetime annuity based on my final year's pay. So income is literally permanent. And I have a portfolio that pays roughly the same in divided income monthly much tax advantaged.
I now literally earn more after taxes than I can spend with no debt. I come home from a trip and what I spent has been earned again.
So I spend on travel. Last trip cost about 10,000 Us. Airfare was $4,400 of that . I have three more trips in 2019 to earn AA Executive Platinum for a thing to aim for.
When I have free time I'm buying a condo less costly than my house and then sell the house. My neighbours sold their identical house for $1.2M and I'll spend maybe 1\3 if that for a condo.
When that's done I'll do Thailand Elite. It's only US$30000 and all the factotums are worth it as is a 20 year visa and ground escorts on the ground. And they do your 90 day reports for you.
When I croak my kid gets a nice pile o'dough.



Firefighter?


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ricktoronto
11 hours ago, taylor1975 said:

Some people's worst nightmare, certainly mine. I pray it wasn't working in a government job lol. 

I don't think there's merit to this approach these days, just scrutiny. Just filling in a holiday request form sends shivers down my spine.

Back when I started it was normal to think about a job for life, assuming you were not a total pillock at it, and it was something one could count on, like at an auto plant or the government. Getting vacation actually got easier with time because I was managing several teams and they could run things well enough with me not there. I even bought vacation weeks so in the last 2 years I had 10 weeks vacation, 6 paid and 4 bought. Plus I was considered essential (hence the bribe to stay on) to several projects which could be managed remotely anyway.

That was the old days. When I left I was managing 24 people in three teams, but few of them had any intention of staying on as careerists - they each wanted a couple years with a top firm on the resume to bounce to other companies for money, regardless of long-term potential of that move. Lost quite a few to startups that tanked not that long after they joined. And had a few that wanted to come back after discovering it was not so friendly out there. Those we filtered into well, we could use them and well, we are kind of glad they left, so no soup for them.

I think the defined contribution or personal pension plan is a better bet for people with no long term goals for one firm so when they are 60-65 they are not trying to retire on 15 different tiny DB pensions. And there are no firms left other than government superannuation and teachers that have defined benefits pensions anyway because the financial risk for them is huge. My company pension is a separate trust and is overfunded and closed to new employees so quite easy to manage as people retire and die. And the company, too big to fail still has to maintain its fully funded status. New employees, no DB plans anymore. DC and good luck.

Still I do worry a bit about the youth and self managing retirement, because I think they are too lazy to study the options and too short sighted to think about age 60. So many people in the west with almost nothing to retire on other than the state pension. I had many employees not maxing out share savings plans or DC plans which the company matched from 50% to 100%, I mean it is free money, and vested quickly, so who walks away from that? Literally 100% match and they under contributed. Crazy.

11 hours ago, dm92 said:

Firefighter?

Banking. Civil service would be union or subject to posted salary scales, and would not be allowed to pay double to retain me because they have salary caps for positions. Plus when I retired I was making more than the Chief of the Fire Department where I live, population 5M. 

I think Thailand Elite for either 500K Baht or 1M Baht is easier and a better deal for me than banking 800,000 Baht and faffing about with all the paperwork and such. I have a trip back in early June then I think the summer is time to move. After the house is sold I can travel for longer periods and there will be lots of moolah for something like Thailand Elite. 

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Garzan
On 19/05/2019 at 00:33, taylor1975 said:

Some people's worst nightmare, certainly mine. I pray it wasn't working in a government job lol. 

555 My 37 years was with the federal government. My fixed benefit pension until I die makes it very much not a nightmare for me. :-) I felt sort of bad while I was working and compared my salary to friends in the private sector tech industries, but now when I compare my retirement to their retirement, I'm happy with the choices I made. 

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FarangKiNok

Retiered! 

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taylor1975
5 hours ago, Garzan said:

555 My 37 years was with the federal government. My fixed benefit pension until I die makes it very much not a nightmare for me. :-) I felt sort of bad while I was working and compared my salary to friends in the private sector tech industries, but now when I compare my retirement to their retirement, I'm happy with the choices I made. 

Oops lol

Just not for me. I hate being told what to do, when to do it and where to do it. As for daily commuting ....just shoot me now 555

Todays office is on 27th floor :) 

 

 

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Mr_wimpy
23 hours ago, taylor1975 said:

Todays office is on 27th floor :) 

Is that The Base mate?  Does the WiFi work  ok in that room?  Was thinking of staying there sometime and using that room.

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Bernie Num Nums

I'm a project manager in I.T. but I'd rather not brag about/divulge my financial position. Come to Pattaya every 12 mths for 5-8 days.

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taylor1975
1 hour ago, Mr_wimpy said:

Is that The Base mate?  Does the WiFi work  ok in that room?  Was thinking of staying there sometime and using that room.

It is. Basically a similar room on each tower. I use dtac 4g ....it works but can be a bit slow. Actually prefer working in the room, which has fast fibre broadband ...and coffee :)

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