| O-T Lounge|| re: The bi- monthly "where are you in the Gulf" thread - Bayou Tiger on 7/17/14 at 9:50 pm|
Ivory Tower representing...
| Money Talk|| re: Home Buying Question, able to walk away? - Bayou Tiger on 7/11/14 at 2:22 pm|
Don't worry about whether or not the sellers are pissed. The had a written offer before but chose not to sign it. That is part of the risk that they took with a counter-offer.
I assume your original offer expired already. They are usually written to terminate if not accepted in a short time fram...
| O-T Lounge|| re: besides engineering, if you went back to college for a second bachelor degree - Bayou Tiger on 7/6/14 at 10:47 pm|
Art History... always had an interest and could really lead to some great museum visits and travels later in life...
| O-T Lounge|| re: dentists - the resurgence of wealthy - Bayou Tiger on 7/6/14 at 5:23 pm|
I'm just looking for a new dentist in Texas after going in Baton Rouge for years. Westerman in Baton Rouge is as skilled and honest as they come, so I am hoping for somebody similar in the Woodlands.
I might give Wambaugh a try this week - looking for somebody in their 50's who has a great track ...
| Money Talk|| re: Big fish in a small pond or wade into deeper waters? TL/DR - Bayou Tiger on 7/5/14 at 12:51 pm|
At this point it sounds like you have more experience in the niche group (3 yrs) than the major projects group (hired 5 years ago).
The niche group is limited in the pay and the career opportunities, and with only 2 years in the major projects group you have not really proven your skills there ei...
| Money Talk|| re: Emergency money account advice - Bayou Tiger on 7/4/14 at 7:00 pm|
HELOC. Zero balance now, but since it is set up already the money will be available in my checking account at the click of a button. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Roommate backs out and requests deposit back - Legal question... - Bayou Tiger on 7/2/14 at 10:53 pm|
[quote]Tell him you applied it to July's rent which became due yesterday.[/quote]This is what I would say, no doubt, but I'm a dick. He committed, rent was due, not my problem....
| Money Talk|| re: Retirement - how long until you hang it up? - Bayou Tiger on 6/29/14 at 8:33 pm|
At least 21 more years for me but closer to 50 most likely. I'll retire any time from when my youngest kid finishes college to when my brain shuts down.
Although closing in on a 7 figure net worth, I've got an infant and have not yet called it quits on kids. My biggest concern is having something...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Cost of Re-Doing a Pool? - Bayou Tiger on 6/25/14 at 8:13 pm|
Yes. It will be in the same spot but larger, overlapping some of the area that is currently hot tub. and the hot tub would be in what is now grass....
| O-T Lounge|| Cost of Re-Doing a Pool? - Bayou Tiger on 6/25/14 at 8:09 pm|
There is a house that we might consider buying, but I don't like the backyard pool setup at all.
How big of a deal is it to take out a pool and hot tub and just start from scratch, versus installing a pool in an empty yard? Extra $5000, $10000?...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Food recs Pensacola - Bayou Tiger on 6/23/14 at 10:30 pm|
Sidelines (French dip is good - beef or turkey)...
| Money Talk|| re: Using the Will Cover method for car buying - Bayou Tiger on 6/15/14 at 2:23 pm|
[quote]Dude its just a ballpark tool for looking at savings on gas milage, not to hedge against fuel cost for a multibillion dollar trucking company.[/quote]:lol: and upvote...
| O-T Lounge|| re: HR/employers/big shots: What do y'all do re: potential employee's social media? - Bayou Tiger on 6/15/14 at 6:46 am|
[quote]Do you check check all of their accounts? What do you look for in them? What are some positive and negative things that stand out? [/quote]Personally I don't give a crap and never check beforehand, since I don't want it to bias me one way or the other.
I am a good interviewer and screener,...
| Money Talk|| re: Delivering Pizzas For Extra Dough - Bayou Tiger on 6/15/14 at 6:30 am|
[quote]Thanks for any suggestions; either about tips or other ways to earn some extra cash. [/quote]You already have a good job, making 70k annually. In my opinion the best way to pick up some extra cash every month is by spending less money.
Your wife stays at home, so she should become the mast...
| Money Talk|| re: Marketing yourself for advancement within a company - Bayou Tiger on 6/13/14 at 2:55 pm|
Understand how your company makes money and specifically how you can affect that through your role. Try to make decisions within that context and diplomatically challenge things that seem contrary.
Be good at disagreeing. A disagreement is an opportunity to understand if there are different drive...
| Money Talk|| re: Career Opportunity Help - Bayou Tiger on 6/5/14 at 4:55 pm|
[quote]Mentioned quarterly bonuses with radishes often upon me doing well [/quote]Definitely take advantage of this and try them in tortilla soup....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Man posts 8 hour tutorial on how to solve Petaminx puzzle (like Rubik's Cube) - Bayou Tiger on 5/26/14 at 10:26 pm|
[quote][–]ecky--ptang-zooboing 180 points 1 day ago
I don't understand step 7896 at 5:30:20 - can anyone explain?[/quote]because somebody actually clears it up for him and he says thanks...
| Money Talk|| re: Career Opportunity Help - Bayou Tiger on 5/26/14 at 8:19 pm|
So as somebody who has done a lot of resume screening and interviewing over the years, let me give you a first-blush reaction after reading only your Linkedin profile..
- Linkedin "Summary" is vague, self-focused, and boilerplate; which typically means that candidate doesn't qui...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Plastic surgeon recs - Bayou Tiger on 5/24/14 at 9:28 am|
Teague in Baton Rouge is one of the best around....
| More Sports Board|| re: "He is moving like a TREMENDOUS MACHINE!" - Bayou Tiger on 5/18/14 at 4:10 pm|
Which shows how impressive Sham actually was. Sham was the Mike Trout, losing an MVP to another Triple Crown winner. Miguel Cabrera.[/quote]
and Secretariat plumb wore his arse out in the Belmont, think he faded to last or near it trying to keep up.
So the usual story (hope) is ...
| Money Talk|| re: Did any of you ever do this? - Bayou Tiger on 5/16/14 at 9:15 pm|
Yes, I did that a while back and it worked pretty well. It was easy to set up with HR where the first $x came off the top off my paycheck and went into my ETrade account. That was in addition to 401k deductions. Then the rest went into the checking account.
The idea was that I didn't want to have...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Best Gin for G&T - Bayou Tiger on 5/15/14 at 5:51 pm|
I tried gin and tonics over the years but never liked it until using Tanqueray Ten. Now it's one of my go to drinks....
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT doctors- How serious is a Brown Recluse update Pg-5 Spider Bite? - Bayou Tiger on 5/14/14 at 5:30 pm|
[quote]Would an optometrist be able to handle this?[/quote]:bow:...
| More Sports Board|| re: What would it cost for a top tier CFB team to build a new stadium? - Bayou Tiger on 5/13/14 at 10:36 pm|
If they covered the entire stadium with ads, got a sponsorship for the stadium and field names, and maybe put a statue of the Michelin man out front, it might not cost too much.
Did LSU have to come out of pocket with any money for those laughable ad-covered scoreboards? Think like that but on a ...
| Money Talk|| re: Job Interview Process - Bayou Tiger on 5/13/14 at 9:34 pm|
[quote]What would you define as experienced professional?[/quote]In my case 15+ yrs engineering and finance in oil and gas...
| Money Talk|| re: Job Interview Process - Bayou Tiger on 5/13/14 at 9:03 pm|
For what it's worth, when I was looking for a job upgrade a few months ago, I bought the Manager Tools Interview Series podcasts online for $75 or so.
It was a big help with all of the nuances of the resume, job search, interview, and follow up processes. I didn't do all of their stuff exactly bu...
| Money Talk|| re: Appropiate Financial Wedding Gift instead of Cash - Bayou Tiger on 5/11/14 at 10:43 am|
[quote]He prolly wouldn't appreciate your inference (correct and as well-meaning as it may be) that he's an fiscal idiot spawn of fiscal idiots. Just give him something household-ish[/quote]
Yep. When he's ready and willing to change, he may seek out advice from you and your wife. Don't put a dampe...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Will Baton Rouge ever be the Woodlands? - Bayou Tiger on 5/7/14 at 8:20 pm|
After growing up in Baton Rouge, I now live and work in the Woodlands with my family.
The original question was whether all of the money coming to Baton Rouge would "actually amount to anything or will we just throw it at pet projects."
The question is really irrelevant to the Woodlands. The W...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: What is the Best Vending Machine Trifecta you can Assemble? - Bayou Tiger on 5/4/14 at 10:22 pm|
Hot and Spicy Cheese Its
Cherry Coke (add Bourbon, don't laugh until you try it)...
| Money Talk|| re: I love customers sometimes - Bayou Tiger on 4/29/14 at 6:34 am|
[quote]Hell, we can even tell by the tone and phrasings these people use. It's a condescending tone/attitude in their voice because we are "service people". 9/10 we can pinpoint the exact zip code just by listening to the words they use. [/quote]I have to ask - which zip code? :lol:...