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    Sovie
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    So, you’re chilling out at your pad and your SO comes up to you and says they have quit their job and decided to follow their dreams. What would you do?

    And let’s say job is something stable and dream is poker player or singer or dancer or etc.

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    #1224346
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    sapphirise
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    First of all, shock lolz. Whatever his dream is, he already have a clear option and weight out the pro and con of it before he decided to quit his job. I’m sure he know what he is doing so all you need to do is give him support. Let him try to pursue his dream and if everything doesn’t work out as planned then yell at him to get a job back haha. Just look at William Hong, if he can be famous for singing badly, anyone can hahaha.

    #1224348
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    How come you alway have a dream job??? you are not happy with your current job, arent you???

    [i]Originally posted by Sovie[/i]
    So, you’re chilling out at your pad and your SO comes up to you and says they have quit their job and decided to follow their dreams. What would you do?

    And let’s say job is something stable and dream is poker player or singer or dancer or etc.

    #1224350
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    pR3nCess
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    i say, go for it as long as they have enough money saved to pursue those dreams. if not, i’d sit down and make some sort of plan.

    #1224352
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    BorossITII
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    I’d be shock because dreams don’t happen overnight. It takes a planning, time, and commitment.

    I quit my job in the midst of the recession but lucky for me I qualified for E.I. then when E.I. was done I qualified for ODSP. Now that I’m on ODSP I’m working on my business. It feels so much better than dealing with people’s drama all day.

    If he has a plan I say support him, it may work out to his benefit.

    #1224354
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    If it hasnt been brought up before, I would be REALLY REALLY MAD!
    How rude! to make life changing decision without your spouse’s input.

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    #1224356
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    [i]Originally posted by Sovie[/i]
    So, you’re chilling out at your pad and your SO comes up to you and says they have quit their job and decided to follow their dreams. What would you do?

    And let’s say job is something stable and dream is poker player or singer or dancer or etc.

    #1224358
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    pR3nCess
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    how is it rude exactly?

    i resigned my job w/o discussing it with my SO…what business is it of his? i mean, i’ve suported him financially ever since we started this relationship..so, i can damn well do whatever i want.

    [i]Originally posted by Pis3y[/i]
    If it hasnt been brought up before, I would be REALLY REALLY MAD!
    How rude! to make life changing decision without your spouse’s input.

    #1224360
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    Well.. it means he now has to get off his behind n get a job- that is an inconvenience for him!

    Ok on serious note…
    I wasnt thinking of financial aspect of it.. well not entirely.
    Say if professional poker player is his new career path- What if I dont like poker player?!
    or professional uni student?!
    or even House-husband!?!

    It is a partnership after all you dont go on making decision like that alone.

    [i]Originally posted by pR3nCess[/i]
    how is it rude exactly?

    i resigned my job w/o discussing it with my SO…what business is it of his? i mean, i’ve suported him financially ever since we started this relationship..so, i can damn well do whatever i want.

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    [i]Originally posted by Pis3y[/i]
    If it hasnt been brought up before, I would be REALLY REALLY MAD!
    How rude! to make life changing decision without your spouse’s input.

    [/quote]

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    #1224362
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    pR3nCess
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    he follows whatever i want and we’re cool. cross me and i’ll make his life miserable before he can even finish saying sh!t. it’s very simple! :)

    #1224364
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    BophaSeanghong
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    at this point, I guess there’re nothing more you can do besides giving him your full support. If finance can be a problem, then discuss with him peacefully with the problem by suggesting him save up for his plan before hitting the road.

    [i]Originally posted by Sovie[/i]
    So, you’re chilling out at your pad and your SO comes up to you and says they have quit their job and decided to follow their dreams. What would you do?

    And let’s say job is something stable and dream is poker player or singer or dancer or etc.

    #1224366
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    [i]Originally posted by pR3nCess[/i]
    he follows whatever i want and we’re cool. cross me and i’ll make his life miserable before he can even finish saying sh!t. it’s very simple! :)

    ah yes bit.ch

    #1224368
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    your vocabulary must be very limited if that’s all you can come up with.

    btw, was i talking to you?

    #1224370
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    KomLostBong
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    Does Meli speak to you????

    #1224372
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    Sovie
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    Well, I’m not in shock because it wasn’t so drop of a hat. He made the decision awhile ago it’s just recently he’s actually taken steps to making it a reality.

    He’s transitioned to consulting on his off days but mainly he plays poker now. It’s an interesting lifestyle but it makes him happy so I’m in support of it.

    I’d definitely be angrier if he weren’t so open with his decision.

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    #1224374
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    Hey sis I think our parents are going to the same wedding next month. Message me when you have a chance please I just saw something on your page and would like to talk about it. I hope all is well and as for Mr.Sovie’s career choice good for him; I’ve contemplated the same career before. What is work if you don’t enjoy it right?

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    #1224376
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    I am not going to tell you what to do but this is MHO. Sweetie, your SO has a problem. You need to protect your interests first. Gambler don’t change! He will not stop gambling until there is nothing left. When he runs out of money he will be selling things in your apartment/house to finance his gambling habit.

    I’d suggest you make an ultimatum NOW!

    [i]Originally posted by Sovie[/i]
    Well, I’m not in shock because it wasn’t so drop of a hat. He made the decision awhile ago it’s just recently he’s actually taken steps to making it a reality.

    He’s transitioned to consulting on his off days but mainly he plays poker now. It’s an interesting lifestyle but it makes him happy so I’m in support of it.

    I’d definitely be angrier if he weren’t so open with his decision.

    #1224378
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    I really appreciate your concern but I think he’s being very smart with his decision. With his part time consulting alone he makes more than I do. Add in his bankroll from poker and he’s at a substantially better place than where he was when he was working full time. And yes, he keeps a record of his wins and losses from poker so I always know where he stands YTD.

    Bonus: He has more free time too considering his work week sometimes consists of only 3 days.

    Another Bonus: His earnings from Poker is tax-free.

    Originally posted by sreypouv
    I am not going to tell you what to do but this is MHO. Sweetie, your SO has a problem. You need to protect your interests first. Gambler don’t change! He will not stop gambling until there is nothing left. When he runs out of money he will be selling things in your apartment/house to finance his gambling habit.

    I’d suggest you make an ultimatum NOW!

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    #1224380
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    This sounds like a joke.

    Quit his career for poker???

    #1224382

    AhSaren
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    possible to win million in poker tournament.

    #1224384
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    Good Luck.

    #1224385
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    [i]Originally posted by BorossITII[/i]
    This sounds like a joke.

    Quit his career for poker???

    Whats with the selective reading.
    its moving from permanent to contract work and of course more time for poker.

    I would love to do 6months on 6months off to go traveling.. but im too much of a wuss to let go of my security blanket.

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    #1224387
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    Didn’t sovie say “your s.o quits his job to follow his dream”?
    First post.

    [i]Originally posted by Pis3y[/i]

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by BorossITII[/i]
    This sounds like a joke.

    Quit his career for poker???

    Whats with the selective reading.
    its moving from permanent to contract work and of course more time for poker.

    I would love to do 6months on 6months off to go traveling.. but im too much of a wuss to let go of my security blanket. [/quote]

    #1224390
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    Im going by the more details provided in her later posts.

    [i]Originally posted by Mercury-Star[/i]
    Didn’t sovie say “your s.o quits his job to follow his dream”?
    First post.
    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by Pis3y[/i]

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by BorossITII[/i]
    This sounds like a joke.

    Quit his career for poker???

    Whats with the selective reading.
    its moving from permanent to contract work and of course more time for poker.

    I would love to do 6months on 6months off to go traveling.. but im too much of a wuss to let go of my security blanket. [/quote]
    [/quote]

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    #1224392
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    I still think its suicidal! Is he playing online? To make a living out of it I think you will need play at least $1/$2. I read some where only 2% or less of people can do it for a living. In the US alone, over 30 million people are playing poker online EVERY DAY. Do you think you are good enough in the 2% spot.

    Poker doesn’t require time consuming dedication to be good at — it is your bankroll that counts.

    [i]Originally posted by Sovie[/i]
    I really appreciate your concern but I think he’s being very smart with his decision. With his part time consulting alone he makes more than I do. Add in his bankroll from poker and he’s at a substantially better place than where he was when he was working full time. And yes, he keeps a record of his wins and losses from poker so I always know where he stands YTD.

    Bonus: He has more free time too considering his work week sometimes consists of only 3 days.

    Another Bonus: His earnings from Poker is tax-free.

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    [i]Originally posted by sreypouv[/i]
    I am not going to tell you what to do but this is MHO. Sweetie, your SO has a problem. You need to protect your interests first. Gambler don’t change! He will not stop gambling until there is nothing left. When he runs out of money he will be selling things in your apartment/house to finance his gambling habit.

    I’d suggest you make an ultimatum NOW!

    [quote]

    [Message last modified 07-11-2011 08:34pm by sreypouv]

    #1224394
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    Sovie
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    [i]Originally posted by sreypouv[/i]
    I still think its suicidal! Is he playing online? To make a living out of it I think you will need play at least $1/$2. I read some where only 2% or less of people can do it for a living. In the US alone, over 30 million people are playing poker online EVERY DAY. Do you think you are good enough in the 2% spot.

    Poker doesn’t require time consuming dedication to be good at — it is your bankroll that counts.

    [Message last modified 07-11-2011 08:34pm by sreypouv]

    He plays in person and he’s not bench-marking himself against people. He just plays to increase his bankroll. Once he makes his weekly quota, he’s done.

    He’s knows he won’t make a million dollars doing this and he doesn’t want to. He wants to make enough so that he doesn’t have to wear a suit everyday.

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    #1224396
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    [i]Originally posted by Pis3y[/i]

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by BorossITII[/i]
    This sounds like a joke.

    Quit his career for poker???

    Whats with the selective reading.
    its moving from permanent to contract work and of course more time for poker.

    I would love to do 6months on 6months off to go traveling.. but im too much of a wuss to let go of my security blanket. [/quote]

    I def agree. I’d love to eventually have enough flexibility in my job to be able to take time off for travelling.

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