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WarrenG : (27 December 2014 - 07:12 PM) Hey everyone, had a general shoutout. I'm failing miserably at earning the dough for eventual surgery XD anyone know of any financial support groups or any ideas for me to try and earn it in less than FIVE YEARS!? Peace!
UsernameOpti... : (27 December 2014 - 06:06 PM) Need help getting around in the forums?  Check out the FORUM HELP & SUPPORT forum.  If you don't see a thread that addresses your issue...start a new one and someone will help you as soon as possible ...  http://tgguide.com/m...m-help-support/
veronicabeta : (27 December 2014 - 04:20 PM) Hello SwanB ! :)
SwanB : (27 December 2014 - 02:24 PM) I am confuzzled how this site works yet... got a very warm message from MonicaPz, but can see how to respond directly to her
SwanB : (27 December 2014 - 02:20 PM) hello Veronica :)
SwanB : (27 December 2014 - 02:19 PM) hi CharlynC... I love living by the Sea, but get jet-propelled puke out on the ocean
SwanB : (27 December 2014 - 02:18 PM) hello from alaskay ou folks take special care over the NYE celebration... I am 9+ months into estradiol & spironolactone...
veronicabeta : (27 December 2014 - 01:34 PM) Hi CharlynC. Fair Winds & Following Seas into the New Year and beyond ! :) Veronica.
CharlynC : (27 December 2014 - 06:05 AM) I am from Santa Monica, California    and started going to Sea as a Deckhand at the age of twelve.  My last full time job at Sea was on the Oilfield boats in California. Started going to sea with the U.S. Merchant Marine at 25 and had one run to Viet Nam in 1968 as an Ordinary Seaman on Deck.
CharlynC : (27 December 2014 - 05:52 AM) I think I would like very much to come out of closet and Dress fulltime as a Woman fulltime in Public.
CharlynC : (27 December 2014 - 05:34 AM) I am older than most  transgender people but have also taken Hormones. One I took was Norinyl a birth control Pill but it was very Powerful. I am considering Sex conversion Surgery, and  I get excited about it. Wish I had  transgender Girlfriends!!!
cross2play : (26 December 2014 - 09:14 PM) Everyone ready for new years + resolution !  Yeah
veronicabeta : (25 December 2014 - 09:22 PM) I had a FAB Christmas. Family, AND Presents ? Get out of Here ! :) Best wishes to all for a safe, happy, content Yuletide.
SwanB : (25 December 2014 - 08:52 PM) Merry Christmas folks... hugz
UsernameOpti... : (25 December 2014 - 03:52 PM) Merry Christmas to everyone.  :)
Gennee : (25 December 2014 - 01:34 PM) Merry Christmas!  :D
Bonnie : (25 December 2014 - 08:36 AM) Merry Christmas everyone!
CharityLynnC... : (25 December 2014 - 01:17 AM) https://www.youtube....h?v=wdVu7RhjjhY from 8am pst to 4pm pst im having a live christmas party on youtube for all who wants to join me. happening dec. 25th folks.
cross2play : (24 December 2014 - 08:26 PM) Merry Christmas all :)
WarrenG : (24 December 2014 - 07:56 PM) I just posted a blog post "To all my TGG Friends" that I would love for you guys to read on your very eventful holiday ^_^ Love you all, and have a VERY merry Christmas and a Gorgeous Hanukkah, and a WONDERFUL new year!--Warren

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Moving on

Posted by Daneela , 16 May 2011 · 198 views

I've just completed my first day at the new job.  Believe me, the trip to get here was hellacious and not in a good sense.  You see, I thought I had a firm commitment to a rental car.  It turned out, when I stepped up to the counter to present my debit card, the agency refused to take it unless I showed them I was leaving town; they insisted on a return itinerary, of all things.  Since I intend to stay and booked only a one-way flight, I was completely SOL, stuck at Boston-Logan airport with no agency willing to rent me a car.

I tried hard to resolve the problem by searching the web with my Blackberry.  Not a single agency had a policy that didn't prevent me from renting a car.  In the end, I flagged a cab and asked to be taken  to my hotel.  The fare, you ask?  $92 and change plus tip.  Almost $100 down the drain.

Saturday morning, I scoured the local yellow pages for a more local agency, called some, found 2 that would rent to me.  Unfortunately, the cheaper of the two had no car available, so I had to get a cab to take me to the one where I'd have to pay twice as much for the same service.  Oy!!

Today, the manager started describing the environment, the people, the culture, the problems, the wish list, etc.  I was introduced to my 2 junior programmers and we had a short meeting in the afternoon.  They started going over the same stuff, but I explained I'd already gotten it from the boss.  Next, I started telling them stories from my career, describing how hard it had been  for me to learn to work with the product and some of the experiences I've had with customers.  I went into the future as I envision it, saying to them that we were to be peers, not manager and subordinates.  True, I had more responsibilities but that was because I had more experience.  I said I was going to rely on them to learn what they had to know so that we could satisfy the customer and our company in the short term and learn and do even more than  that to advance our careers permanently.  It was incredible how they relaxed and then enthused.  I hadn't known what kind of reception my policy and I would get.  It feels good.

Tomorrow, the customer's top dog is going to meet with me and perhaps some others and ask what I can do for him.  He give me his wish list, his needs list, his goals, his ideas.  He'll ask me if they can be done and when and for how much.  I can't prepare real data, so I'll be doing all I can without selling my soul.  Wish me luck, y'all.  Thanks.

Good luck with this new endevor , so much to ask of you after so much to simply arrive , you take care and try not to let it overwelm you out of the starting gate .

Huggs Be well and healthy.
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