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<CometBaby> he was repulsive
<Timur> ah, well, so much for the virtues of honest accountancy
<Timur> did he come from an accounting background?
<rond> MCI had quite a few accounting problems as well
<Jokester> Can someone explain to me this whole ROVE AND LIBBY THING!!
<Timur> [Ebbers] dropped out of several colleges due to poor marks, and finally graduated with a degree in physical education.
<CometBaby> Timur .. well, we have our own company, my husband and I. We established an LLP and we invest in properties.
<Espectro> my bro testified at the wtf i dunno citigroup trial
<Timur> CB: so do you use your accountancy in that capacity?
<CometBaby> long term investments .. looking at funding an all out retirement.
<CometBaby> timur yes
<Espectro> when they got messed up
<rond> didn't MCI get called on the carpet by the feds at one time because of there accounting problems
<BoogyMan> Rond - ROFL
<Timur> my grandmother does too, and she has a brilliant mind at age 90, and never got to go to college.. she's been playing the market for like 30 years
<CometBaby> rond .. WorldCom MCI was run by Bernie Ebbers who was one of the most corrupt corporate officials in America.
<rond> I am thinking this was before ebbers
<Timur> CB, you sound positively socialist today..what happened? ;)
<CometBaby> he acquired MCI when he bought out the company I was working for.
<eurolite> I'v got one question? Why do companys alawys try to write **** all smart? its anoying
<Timur> I thought the private sector was the be-all and end-all
<Espectro> to make you jump through hoops
<CometBaby> timur .. I don't have to work in the private sector anymore or I would be.
<CometBaby> I am self employed now
<CometBaby> If I ever had to go back to work .. I would never have any trouble doing so.
<Timur> CB: I know. But I'm speaking to a philosophical take on the virtues of unregulated private enterprise
<eurolite> CometBaby u have anything to do with lomag?
<eurolite> cuz i had a box there and didint pay for like 4 months and they never shut it down
<rond> I am almost positive MCI had all sorts of billing problems long before ebbers was ever involved
<CometBaby> eurolite I have nothing to do with the telecommunications industry anymore.
<Timur> so, you sold your stock and got paid and reinvested it, partially due to good timing in the 1990s market boom. But can accountants today expect that?
<rond> I remember us being tied into those problems in the late 80's
<CometBaby> Timur .. there are no guarantees in life. But if I went back to work in the corporate industry I would be getting stock options. After a certain number of years you become vested .. or if the company is bought out you immediately become vested. There is still money to be made.
<Timur> sure there is
<CometBaby> Let me tell you this much. I would do a helluva lot better there then I would in any comfortable, guaranteed job like civil service, or teaching.
<Timur> well, that's why different people measure success differently. For example, my father is still a tenured professor, and is doing very well, and supplements his income with consulting
<Timur> my mother did well in law, just retired
<Timur> and had an independent practice.
<CometBaby> If for example, I were to divorce and need to go back to work .. with my experience in a startup company .. I could go to any startup and hit the ground running. Been there, done that.
<CometBaby> I would probably have to move .. but that would be feasable under those circumstances.
<CometBaby> but ...
<Timur> so, the corporate life is good for some, but not for all, and isn't the only means to success, even on a financial basis - ***uming that;s the only measure
<CometBaby> I have no intention of ever divorcing. I adore my husband.
<Timur> does he irc?
<Timur> just wondering
<Timur> my gf soemtiems instant-messages me
<CometBaby> timur .. working in a guaranteed, comfortable job .. only means you are never going to make any less . . but you are never going to make a whole lot more either. So if that's what people want, so be it. It's not what I want.
<Espectro> Timur is trying to get in her pants
<CometBaby> timur .. no he doesn't. No interest whatsoever.
<strider_> irc is the devil
<Timur> CB: no, not really
<Timur> my aunt is the chair of the dept of ed at a college
<Timur> she's making more money because she both has climbed the ladder and also does a lot of publishing of her work and consulting
<CometBaby> so she isn't doing it solely with a guaranteed, comfortable job? I rest my case.
<Timur> right, but she does enjoy her work
<CometBaby> I enjoy mine too :)
<Timur> most people in academia do other things
<Timur> well, there you go
<Timur> some people enjoy real estate, some accounting, some teaching
<Timur> it's not for a prof to judge someone who enjoys accounting, nor vice-versa
<Timur> both have their roles and both are necessary.
<CometBaby> Well when I was climbing the ladder of success for 3 years there .. I worked sometimes 12-14 hours a day. Other times I would leave at noon. But dedication is the key word here .. and you have to be available and nobody should have to tell you that.
<CometBaby> you do what you have to do and you don't expect a whole lot of direction. You figure it out as you go.
<CometBaby> you need to be a self-starter because nobody has time to teach you .. they are all learning too.
<CometBaby> and you don't sit around waiting to be thanked for that dedication.
<Mr_Wizard> My cat said he's packing his things and leaving.
<CometBaby> wizard .. lol
<JanetB> what did you do to the poor cat!
<Mr_Wizard> Too bad for him, he owns nothing.
<Mr_Wizard> I feel so much like a parent!
<CometBaby> I have a great short little movie for you .. can you accept a dcc? Or do you want to accept a dcc?
<Mr_Wizard> I fed him
<CometBaby> its a total hoot
<Mr_Wizard> me? or?
<JanetB> well then buy you cat better food!
<CometBaby> mrwiz yeah you
<JanetB> poor cat
<Mr_Wizard> i can try
<JanetB> I want a movie
<CometBaby> okay janet
<Mr_Wizard> got a ph call
<inert> maybe i get the wheel back today
<CometBaby> janet you getting it?
<JanetB> and I got a dcc last night
<Mr_Wizard> I can't get it...I have to do something in my options.
<CometBaby> give me an email addy in pm and I will mail it to you
<Mr_Wizard> But i can send a pic of him.
<CometBaby> I cannot receive dcc
<Mr_Wizard> what are you guys going as for Halloween?
<JanetB> I will be handing out candy
<CometBaby> MrWiz if you send me an email addy in pm I can mail it to you
<JanetB> and I got BODY parts candy
<CometBaby> you will love it if you have a cat
<Espectro> a uga football player?
<Espectro> since i'm a fan
<JanetB> we have fingers, and eyes, and mouths and ears
<Mr_Wizard> did u get it?
<MrRod> CometBaby: I have a cat. Can I see?
<Mr_Wizard> I got an autoreply
<CometBaby> wiz I got your addy
<CometBaby> MR sure
<Mr_Wizard> ok, cool
<JanetB> and we have a casket in the yard with a skelton in it.. and blue lights at the bottom, and ghosts and spider webs and a fog machine
<Mr_Wizard> Don't you go to Halloween costume parties>
<Mr_Wizard> I am going as Aragorn
<MrRod> JanetB: I just stand in the yard naked. Scares the crap out of the neighbors. You should see the horrified looks! See, you don't have to decorate. There are other ways.
<Espectro> i can't post the GT fight song here
<JanetB> no. I dress up here and hand out candy heheh
<Espectro> it's like 12 lines
<JanetB> hahaha MrRod
<JanetB> I don't think hubby would let me stand naked in the yard
<Mr_Wizard> I am planning to not be home for Halloween so I don't have to open doors for little kids :)
<CometBaby> janet check your email
<MrRod> CometBaby: Me too?
<JanetB> thanks CometBaby
<CometBaby> MR yes
<CometBaby> the addy you gave me last night
<CometBaby> MrWiz it is sent .. check your email
<MrRod> CometBaby: Good thing I'm not on dial up.
<Mr_Wizard> Ok. thanks
<Espectro> i'm a rambling wreck for
<MrRod> CometBaby: Hmm. Dogs aren't that smart.
<JanetB> hahahahah I LOVE it I am sending that to my daughter!!!
<Espectro> i'm rambling wreck from GT and a helluva engineer
<Espectro> a helluva helluva helluva engineer
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