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Old 05-06-2011, 20:09   #16
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Oh absolutely! Less than 6 months later I bought my first sailboat, and formed a ten year plan for a larger boat that I could take cruising full time. Today, I'm living that lifestyle, and I don't think the corporate world missed me one bit! I realized I didn't need the bigger house (with mortgage) or newer car, just a bigger boat, and time. I got everything I wanted.
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Old 05-06-2011, 21:35   #17
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Take turns dragging each one in the water off the stern in shark infested waters to see if any of them can walk on water.
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Old 05-06-2011, 23:54   #18
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How about:

Hoisting & setting a mainsail
Hoisting and setting a headsail
Tasking a mainsail and headsail together
Setting a spinnaker
Dousing a headsail
Jibing a spinnaker
Dousing a spinnaker
Reefing a mainsail

On a large boat, all of these require coordinated teamwork by several individuals...
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Don't get me wrong, I know how it works and why they do it, I just can't understand why anyone would want to have to. (the employees) I was in a multi-day training seminar years ago, and the instructor turned the air conditioner down to 55 degrees and threw hard candies at us on a whim, whenever he thought it appropriate to keep our attention. I thought, "Why am I sitting here letting this goof treat me like this?" and got up and walked out. Never went back to the corporate world, and I'm so much happier for it.
You're allowed to do that? I'm stuck in here for another 8 years. I miss my old cubicle with a window, now I have to prairie dog to see the sun.
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got up and walked out. Never went back to the corporate world, and I'm so much happier for it.

Gee, I wish I could just get up and leave. I know I'll be much happier.

6.5yrs left to retirement and counting down.
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Gee, I wish I could just get up and leave. I know I'll be much happier.

6.5yrs left to retirement and counting down.
You can always get up and leave if your willing to live with the consequences.
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Yeah, all you have to do is give up paid health insurance the rest of your life, and retirement income, ...thats all.
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See!!--I told my wife you were not just another pretty face.
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If you make sure you have at least one competent sailor in the crowd, you could put in your PFD and jump over board (assuming the water is warm enough) then watch the panic stations as everyone freaks out. Better still, have one of them fall overboard. Man over board maneuvers are a hoot with untrained people.

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