The First World Problem Thread...Voice Your Struggle

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  1. TedEH

    TedEH Cromulent

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    ^ Weirdly relevant to conversations in the office this morning. Lots of talk about overtime and crunch and properly compensating people for time and being decent to your employees and stuff like that.

    Unfortunately, I also see some overtime in my future.
     
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  2. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Yeah, monster overtime lately. Haven’t even had time to play guitar.

    Irksome thing is the bigger the check, the more taxes taken out. Fuck you FICA
     
  3. Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Andrew Lloyd Webber Super Duper Moduraturr

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    I’ve been waiting years, now, for Evertune to release a trem. This time three years ago, I had sold all but two of my guitars. In the time since, I’ve purchased two Parker Flys, two Steinbergers, three Strandbergs, a Charvel, a Vigier, a Variax, and two basses.

    Now that it’s 2018, I may as well just buy an Evertune-equipped guitar and slap a Virtual Jeff on it. But then I’ll probably sell most of my guitars again.
     
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    Has the Virtual Jeff actually been released? I've been waiting for that since it was announced.
     
  5. LordIronSpatula

    LordIronSpatula Indeed.

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    Kiesel should release a Virtual Jeff.
     
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  6. NateFalcon

    NateFalcon Party’s over

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    Having to work on top of cover everything while my wife does 12-15 hour days at law school is really cutting into my time I’m supposed to be in the process of adding 2 bedrooms to my floating home. If I don’t have my new studio somewhat finished by the end of the summer I’m going to start my midlife crises early...
     
  7. p0ke

    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    After the winter, which seemed to last forever this year, we basically skipped spring altogether and went straight to summer. But now it's too goddamned hot :lol:
     
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    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    My medical insurance is refusing to cover my son's birth because my wife had a c-section and opted for a salpingectomy. Our understanding was that the c-section would be covered, but the salpingectomy would not be, even though it greatly reduces the risk of cancer. And the bill is totally through the roof, as in, if we liquidated all of our assets and gave them every penny we had, it still wouldn't be enough.
     
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    TedEH Cromulent

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    ^ Stories like that make me super glad I'm in Canada. I know enough people who are financially unstable but still have kids, cause that's how things go, I guess, and a story like that would basically wreck them permanently. Sounds like more of an actual-serious problem rather than the kind of trivial complaints I expect in this thread.
     
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  10. lurè

    lurè Thy Art Is Mambo

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    That fucking sucks.
    I honestly would have to say more but I live in a different country.
    Still bothers me the fact that we live in a world where often people are forced to see the birth of a child as an economical investment.
    Really wish you the best
     
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  11. tedtan

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    Contact the insurance broker who sells your employer their health insurance coverage (your HR department should be able to put you in contact with them). They are often in a better position to get these types of things sorted out than we are as mere individuals, as they represent a lot of other companies as well.
     
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    Thanks, I'll give them a call.
     
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  13. p0ke

    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    I'm home alone, so I get to put all the spice I want in my food without anyone complaining, woohoo. But, I put too much spice in it and since I'm home alone, there's no-one to complain to :(
     
  14. bostjan

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    That's why we're here. :yesway:
     
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  15. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire despair ahead

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    I can't decide if I want to go fishing or work on guitars.
     
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    1st world eh? Ok.

    Every time there is a concert nearby that I want to see, I have to work; normally a concert that I have seen or DO NOT want to see. (I'm looking at you thug rappers & country music)

    My cat loves to walk/lay on my laptop, so I'm always cleaning white fur off of it.

    The flight case I have for my computer is too bulky for local shit, so I had to switch back to a bag when not traveling.

    At work I'm waiting on the bank to give the go ahead for 60+K in system updates.
     
  17. lurè

    lurè Thy Art Is Mambo

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    I have a freaking right shoulder pain and I can't play for 20 minutes without getting fatigued.
     
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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Bought a bunch of Kemper profiles but the box isn’t here yet so I’m just listening to Kemper vids...
     
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    I wish that, rather than an “ignore” feature, the board instead had a policy of suspending posters reported for being boring, attention-starved, +1ing, “like”-mining, “only quoting this post so the guy will read all my paragraphs” piles of shit. And if you rack up enough of these complaints, you’re promoted to “contributor”, then moderator.
     
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    Anquished hhnice!

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    Trying to save up for a Kemper but I've got holiday, wedding, new car and house decorating to save for.
     

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