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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    living and working in the same place.
    This took me awhile to adjust to as well. I had to set up an office space to keep it different. That worked ok but after a short period of time I found I enjoyed doing my work in different areas around our house to break it up. I think the biggest challenge has been not letting the days all blend together. So Friday my wife and I always go out to dinner and I do not turn on my work computer until Monday Morning. This way I enjoy a weekend if you will. It takes strong discipline to work where you live. I know quite a few during this pandemic that haven't faired to well working remotely.

    Interesting now is companies are giving employees the option to work at home if they are willing to take a 10 to 20% pay cut.

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    I'm so happy to be back home.

    I look better in the mirror, it's all relative.

    I hope I'll feel the same after my visit to Immigration tomorrow.

    And that one or two fellow posters whose input I generally appreciate will give it a fucking rest on this otherwise valuable thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    I think the biggest challenge has been not letting the days all blend together.
    That's honestly my ultimate aim.

    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    I found I enjoyed doing my work in different areas around our house to break it up.
    You enjoy doing otherwise repetitive and dull tasks again and again ... in different rooms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    And that one or two fellow posters whose input I generally appreciate will give it a fucking rest on this otherwise valuable thread.
    AMEN. Take it else where FFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    That's honestly my ultimate aim.
    Ya know Cy, when I was first retired it got like that for me. I had no idea what day it was. At first it was great but later it created some issues as you head off somewhere not thinking what day it is and you get there and they are closed. You look at the day and go "Shit Man, it's Sunday"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    I look better in the mirror



    Oh dear God.




    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Ya know Cy, when I was first retired it got like that for me. I had no idea what day it was.
    Been like that for 6-12 months now.

    Since the kid stopped going to school and is in the house all day everyday, sitting at the same study table, every day, same teachers with the same voices, every day, for hour after hour, every day, it's like something out of a fookin' Stephen King book. Lucky to know what month it is, never mind the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    This took me awhile to adjust to as well. I had to set up an office space to keep it different. That worked ok but after a short period of time I found I enjoyed doing my work in different areas around our house to break it up. I think the biggest challenge has been not letting the days all blend together. So Friday my wife and I always go out to dinner and I do not turn on my work computer until Monday Morning. This way I enjoy a weekend if you will. It takes strong discipline to work where you live. I know quite a few during this pandemic that haven't faired to well working remotely.

    Interesting now is companies are giving employees the option to work at home if they are willing to take a 10 to 20% pay cut.
    I don't work from home, but I live just 15mins from the base/yard. Nobody else in our department can get there without a flight, accommodation, driver etc so I'm basically working full time. Completely normal for most people but a proper shock to the system for me. I'm used to not working when I'm home so I have created and become involved with businesses, hobbies, clubs, charities, projects and activities to make use of my free time. Now I'm working I just don't have the time for it all.

    Anyway, the entrepreneur in me will never sleep and this time next year I'll be a billionaire with all the free time in the world.
    Lang may yer lum reek...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    You look at the day and go "Shit Man, it's Sunday"
    2 restaurants we often get food from are closed on Mondays.

    You might be able to hear the cry of 'Fucking Mondays!' in Lampang as we drive home to order Food Panda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Oh dear God.
    Selective, out of context quoting.

    You'd be lost without it.

    That and photoshop before you upload pictures of your hooker's minges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Since the kid stopped going to school and is in the house all day everyday, sitting at the same study table, every day, same teachers with the same voices, every day, for hour after hour, every day, it's like something out of a fookin' Stephen King book.
    I thought I was smart to break up the monotony of this one and changed his school.

    Now he has a mountain of books and classwork to catch up on in his own time along with all the online classes.

    School Talk:

    In the long run though, it was to get him out of the International schedule of 3 months on 1 month off. It het its pros but there was the problem that he would be on school holidays when all the other schools are still going. That meant no activities would be running such as football camp, music school, activities or even other kids to play with. So He's just came late into pratanom 1 with loads to catch up on, and he's maybe a bit young for it too, but he has the advantage of already being fluent in english and the good, small class education he's had until now. He's 6 in November. The school is new, bigger, better equipped and a lot cheaper, which would have had to happen anyway when my 2 year old is ready for the leap.

    So I'm overall happy about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    2 restaurants we often get food from are closed on Mondays.

    You might be able to hear the cry of 'Fucking Mondays!' in Lampang as we drive home to order Food Panda.
    Happens to us all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    ^
    The sad thing is, one of those is a so called Mexican restaurant previously described as 'Microwaved shit' by Sir Aging One.


    ^ Open up a branch in Cebu, Dirk.

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    Life is shit !

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    So many things to do around the house and another project on a plot of land keeps me out of trouble and relatively happy.

    I would go crazy if I had nothing to do.

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    Before you head off to get pissed at 11:30?



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    Quote Originally Posted by moose65 View Post
    Life is shit !
    It is. Life is nothing but pain for the average person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    Being home every night I can almost handle (not sure if she can) but what I never signed up for was living and working in the same place. A day job ffs. To be fair it's easier with my bar closed, but generally there just isn't enough hours in the day. I don't know how people do it their whole working lives.

    At least I still get trips to Udon, and guaranteed night shift.
    I don't know how ppl do it either. There's a neighbor I worked with in 2006. He was driving that delivery truck in 2006 and I see him chugging around in the same piece of shit today in 2021. How he gets the energy to do the same thing day after day I'll never know. I just cannot fall into a routine and do a regular job like that. I'm ready for the rope after 5-6 years of my current work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Interesting now is companies are giving employees the option to work at home if they are willing to take a 10 to 20% pay cut
    Whats the justification for a pay cut?

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    Back to the OP, Life as usual for me, except for putting the face diaper on at 7/11 or markets and shopping malls. Itching to get around and tour again though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Whats the justification for a pay cut?
    According to some info, it was based on the company was paying expense items or stipends for commute, phone and other perks. Most will cut them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by havnfun View Post
    Back to the OP, Life as usual for me, except for putting the face diaper on at 7/11 or markets and shopping malls. Itching to get around and tour again though.

    What kind of monthly expenses do you have over there ? Just curious because I am jealous and aspire to live the dream one day.

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    I think i got covid. headache fatigued af, sore throat. The only reason i mention it is because ive never had insomnia quite like this. Over the last 3 nights, I cant say ive got more than an hour or 2 of sleep each night. This is with using helpers.

    did anyone have insomnia ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    did anyone have insomnia ?
    I've had it 4 times confirmed, never suffered from insomnia.
    The opposite tbh.

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    That makes sense.

    How tf could insomnia be a symptom?

    Oh because backspit.

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