| Money Talk|| re: Electrical Engineering - TheDiesel on 3/6/14 at 8:30 pm|
Who said anything about no promotions? Those guys are 10-11 years out of school. I'm sure they have had quite a few of them....
| Money Talk|| re: Electrical Engineering - TheDiesel on 3/6/14 at 8:12 pm|
The wages in this thread are all realistic. At least for the Houston based ones....
| Money Talk|| re: Electrical Engineering - TheDiesel on 3/6/14 at 11:01 am|
I'm an EE working for a major EPC company in Houston. Graduated from LSU 2 years ago and moved here for the better opportunity. I'll be getting my PE asap. It increases our base pay 2k per year, which by itself is not much. However, having a PE opens up a ton of doors that would not be there early o...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anybody else hate the new Google maps? (desktop version) - TheDiesel on 3/5/14 at 3:06 pm|
I like it. Started using the beta version when it came out and never looked back....
| O-T Lounge|| re: How long is your daily commute? - TheDiesel on 3/5/14 at 8:49 am|
21 miles from my apartment in Houston to my office in Sugar Land. Traffic usually isn't an issue since I am going against traffic. I listen to talk radio in the morning and audio books from audible in the afternoon.
Listening to the books makes me feel like I accomplish something during the drive...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Alex Bregman's twitter rant - TheDiesel on 3/5/14 at 8:45 am|
Bregman gets it. I thoroughly enjoy watching him play the game the right way and works his tail off. He will do great things before his is done with the game of baseball....
| O-T Lounge|| re: On avg. how long are you at work until the first visit to TigerDroppings happens - TheDiesel on 3/5/14 at 8:29 am|
30 min or so. That allows me to talk to some people and check my email first. Then it is game over....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Poisoning Random People's Cats and Dogs - TheDiesel on 3/4/14 at 4:29 pm|
About 10 years ago we had a cocker spaniel that got out and we had a neighbor give him antifreeze. frick a-holes like that....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Tips the Japanese give for visiting the United States - TheDiesel on 2/20/14 at 1:41 pm|
[quote]n Japan, there is great fear of failure and mistakes in front of other people. It is better to do nothing and avoid being criticized than to taste the humiliation of failure. As a result, there are things we wanted to do, but did not, and often regret.[/quote]
I work with Japanese engineer...
| Money Talk|| re: What are the penalties in converting 403b to Roth IRA? - TheDiesel on 2/20/14 at 8:10 am|
I don't think yearly contribution maximums come into play during conversions. You would have to pay taxes on the conversion amount based on your taxable income bracket....
| More Sports Board|| re: Tony Kubek's 1961 Yankees Spring Training Pictures for LIFE Mag. - TheDiesel on 2/19/14 at 5:00 pm|
I love reading about baseball from the '10s to the '60s.
I wish I could go back in time and see some of those old time games....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Cellphone Challenge - Turn off your phone for a week - TheDiesel on 2/18/14 at 1:43 pm|
My phone was down for 4 days and I don't have a backup. After the first 24 hours I got used to not having it around and I enjoyed it. Some things I take for granted, such as checking traffic in the car, made me miss the phone though....
| O-T Lounge|| re: microwaves...do you use one - TheDiesel on 2/18/14 at 12:37 pm|
I use one at work to heat up leftovers I bring for lunch almost every day.
| O-T Lounge|| re: Women who do all the driving in the relationship: Open for Discussion - TheDiesel on 2/18/14 at 12:04 pm|
I don't trust my gf to drive further than the store and back. She has no sense of direction and even with a gps will get lost.
Needless to say, I drive 99% of the time....
| O-T Lounge|| re: People that run with their dog.... - TheDiesel on 2/17/14 at 8:28 am|
Mine sprints for the first mile, then jogs at a good pace for the next mile, and about 2.5 miles in he decides that walking and smelling stuff is way more enjoyable than running. Damn thing doesn't know how to pace himself....
| More Sports Board|| re: Post Your MLB Fandom - TheDiesel on 2/13/14 at 7:27 pm|
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Is there a consolidated list? - TheDiesel on 2/5/14 at 8:04 am|
They have Garrett's hs wrong on lsusports.
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT Ballers- LSU Needs a Nightclub, Tigerland is Garbage - TheDiesel on 1/29/14 at 12:01 pm|
[quote]O, and here's a clip of the nightclub I went to last week. [/quote]
Congrats. Do you want a cookie?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Governor Jindal: 3.8 million pounds of salt to be used on icy roads - TheDiesel on 1/27/14 at 9:17 pm|
I like when bobby uses numbers. How is that distracting?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: how long from time you wake up until you post on OT - TheDiesel on 1/25/14 at 8:49 am|
Usually within 15 min for me. It helps me wake up....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Where do most of your Amazon Prime shipments originate? - TheDiesel on 1/24/14 at 11:10 am|
Louisville and Dallas for me. In Houston....
| Money Talk|| re: How much do you save 80k salary - TheDiesel on 1/22/14 at 9:24 am|
I made around approx. that number in 2013 and I live very comfortably in Houston.
24, single, and rent w/roommate
Percent based on before tax
17% - Retirement incl. company match (401K, and max Roth)
30% - savings (mix of taxable account, cash on hand)
- The rest for normal everyday stuff.
| More Sports Board|| re: Tanaka to the Yankees | 7 yrs $155 mil - opt out after 4 yrs - TheDiesel on 1/22/14 at 8:57 am|
How much were the bidding rights?
eta: nvm just saw that MLB has set the max posting fee at 20M, instead of the outrageous amount the Sox paid for Dice K...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Long Overdue - TheDiesel on 1/20/14 at 9:39 am|
Rule #1. Don't say this [quote]Waddup[/quote]...
| Money Talk|| re: Who else got a crappy raise this year? - TheDiesel on 1/17/14 at 3:55 pm|
Haven't received mine yet, but I am only 2 years out of college so all promotions are pretty much annual and the increase is usually around 10-11% in late February.
I completely disagree with the annual promotions being soley based on time and not being based on ability....
| O-T Lounge|| re: UGA - TheDiesel on 1/16/14 at 9:52 am|
| Money Talk|| re: Amex notified me of fraudulent charges - TheDiesel on 1/12/14 at 10:25 am|
I had a fradulent charge around 3:00pm on a Friday and by 10:00am Saturday morning there was a new card on my doorstep. Their customer service is the gold standard.
Member since 2006...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Preview: LSU (9-4,0-1) @ South Carolina (7-7,0-1) - Sat 12:30 - TheDiesel on 1/11/14 at 12:17 pm|
What channel is SECTV on cox in BR?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Chromecast users - what apps? - TheDiesel on 1/10/14 at 8:34 pm|
I streamed Espn3 from my laptop and had no issues. I use the stock uverse router fwiw....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: 5* RB Leonard Fournette commits to LSU....BugaNation! BUGABOOM - TheDiesel on 1/2/14 at 5:44 pm|
Leonard, LSU needs you more than you know......