>work 38 hours for $805 a week after tax
>no responsibilities or bills
>spend money on new PC and vidya
>no time nor energy to enjoy said vidya
Fuck how do you fellow wage slaves do it?
I spent nearly $1,250 for my i7 4790K and GTX 980 gaming a few months ago and around $2,500 on vidya since and I haven't even bothered to install 99.9% of them.
A week is 168 hours long. if you're working 38 hours, you've still got 130 hours to eat, sleep, game. 8 hours for sleep per night leaves you over 10 hours a day to eat and game. If you can't find the time, you're doing something wrong.
You have to organize your day intelligently. Also make sure you're sleeping enough. I always felt like I'd have no time in the day after work and the gym so I'd stay up late every night to try to squeeze stuff in but I eventually realized that getting 5 hours of sleep actually wasted time in my day.
I would take longer to do things and often have to take a nap during the day.
I now go to bed at 930pm, wake up at 530am, work from 630-300, gym from 400-530, which leaves me 4 hours to do whatever I want.
Mid-level manager of a sales company.
Not depressed or anything, I do enjoy life at and outside work (socializing/photography etc.) but I can't play vidya as I used to be able to.
>One of the few people out there that realize getting more sleep allows you to get a hell of a lot more out of the day, even if it is just vidya
Take naps on your days off to. Get some shit done in the morning, get yourself some lunch then take an hour to nap. You'll be banging on all cylinders all the way up until bedtime.
If you feel the need to enjoy vidya maybe you just need to find a game that'd reinvigorate your passion for it. Keep looking and be strong out there.
Seriously, I just woke up from 8 hours of sleep and I feel amazing. Got to work half an hour early and I'm poised to finish and leave early too.
I wish I had figured this shit out when I was in college.
I guess vidya feels more like a chore to me when I can be doing stuff like funposting on /v/, street photography, drinking tea at the cafe etc.
I mostly play RPGs, so is there some vidya out there that can reinvigorate my love for it? Maybe try a different genre?
>work 40 hours for $100 a week
I think I own all of them, including TW3, but never installed it. I've just been buying stuff on Steam, but I prefer to buy physical copies for my shelf (which I have bothered to built yet).
I'm in the same position, I work 7-6 every day ,six days a week. I go to the gym three days a week and I have a girlfriend. When it come down to things I have it pretty good, but I always feel tired. I buy games I want to play and never have time
well you can live a decent life in Russia with 400$ per month. 4chan is geting retarded with converting all the money in $ and complaining they don't make as much as amerikeks. Cost of life is different.
Not him and not from Russia, but living in Eastern Europe. Minimum wage here is ~300 euros, but it's not enough for living. So basically, you're fucked if you don't have a better job or a person who can support you.
>Fuck how do you fellow wage slaves do it?
Learn to shiftwork. I make $1250 a week on average and fit all of my work into 2 12 hour days and 2 12 hour nights. I then get 4-5 days off in a row, on average. I'm just coming off 7 days off, and after this next cycle I have 8 days off to play fallout 4.
So yeah....git gud.
Sounds like you're getting burnt out. I had a similar problem a while back. I realized I was impulse buying games and playing only the tutorial and part of the first level before dropping it for another impulse buy. I was chasing the dragon, or that spark/feeling of total immersion and fun, but that wasn't the problem. I was burnt out from too much too fast and my ever-growing backlog sure didn't help.
If I were you, I would take a break from vidya. I did two months, but even a few weeks would probably help. When you come back to the hobby, you have to treat it more like when you were a kid and couldn't mass-buy games. I mean, face it, with more adult responsibilities you'll inevitably have less time for vidya, which means now more than ever you have to pick and choose.
Here's an idea. Maybe as you grow older your interests shift from video games to other things and there is nothing wrong with that?
Take a break for a while and eventually you'll get the urge to play again.
>work full time
>to tired to vidya after work
>games are almost $70
>have $38 to live on after bills, food, kickstarters, patreons and twitch donations
Is gaming only a hobby for the rich? How do people do it?
>Work 75 - 90 hours a week in a finance job straight out of uni
>No time for vidya
>Grind soul into dust dealing with shitty clients and co workers
>After 5 years have enough savings to tell boss to fuck himself and set up own company
>Money isn't as good as before but I work whenever I want and make enough to get by comfortably
>Play about 50 hours of vidya a week now
Take a break, exercise, join an intramural sport and learn how to divide up your time. I work 60 hours week in a doctoral program and get 1,300 a month but I still play a little something nearly every night before bed. And managed to develop a social life and hit up happy hours/breweries every week too.
Learn to balance. You'll be fine.
You've just got to start spreading it out.
What I do with a new release is weigh it. How important is it to me personally, and why? Do I really want to play it for the story/gameplay? Am I getting it to be part of the fresh discussion? Is my choice influenced by multiplayer, or is it a single player only title?
When I do make a purchase, I try to stick with it and get the most out of it. For example, I know the next vidya I'll be buying on release is CoD, because I want to play with all my friends. Fallout 4 is coming out soon, but I can comfortably wait for a price drop since I have Fatal Frame to tide me over until CoD comes out, and then I'll be playing that for a decent amount of time.
That's why most young people after graduating high school are emigrating to other countries. Every year they're trying to make it even harder to get into universities/colleges or graduate from them. Even with a good qualification you're not sure you'll get a job, but I think it's everywhere like this. The education and our government is fucked.
Maybe you could get by with 300 euros, but not if you're renting a place or having a house/bigger apartment. And it still would be pretty hard.
And yeah, they can move through countries freely, only need to have a passport.
I play a lot of different single-player games and I vary enough by walking, seeing my friends etc. so that video games don't become too stale
>Minimum wage IT slave for a public school
>Only goes 4 days a week so I only get around 30 hours of work
>3 day weekends are a nice thing
>Barely make $700 a month
So...this is the power...of poverty.
>Being a brainless wage slave
Neet masterrace here. While you're at work for 8-10 hours a day, I'm enjoying whatever I wanna do. Vidya, anime, fappin, you name it.
>inb4 hurr parents house
My mom and dad love having me around. It makes them feel useful. And when they take me to cash my neetbux each month, I buy them lunch at authentic sushi restaurants and we go shopping for new manga and shit.
I'm teaching myself to produce dance music in my free time. These are just a few things I do while you wage slaves waste your lives.
I'm smarter, more talented, and happier than you because I am free to do what I like.
I sleep 5-6 hours on workdays and still on the top.
I sleep 10 hours on the weekend. That's why you have your weekends to have some rest and refresh.
Organizing your day like this guy is an other thing. If you have a daily routine it really helps. Just experiment how you can keep fresh how much sleep you need and give maximum vidya performance.
Wageslave is a term that used to mean minimum wage worker, usually at a shitty Mcjob or low-level retail.
Now thanks to neo-/v/ and people like >>315276052, it's become a catch-all term for any job at all besides leeching off parents/gubmn't.
I'll take 'Things That Never Happen' for $1,000, Alex.
No, seriously, every neet I've ever spoken to has said the same shit as you.
>i get neetbux
>my parents don't mind me living with them
>here's a superficial list of things i claim to be doing with all my free time
>i'm happier than you are
Yet when I talk to these folks later on in life, say, a year or so, they seem gradually more miserable. All of those things they'd claimed to be doing a year prior are suddenly on the backburner, or on hiatus, or they've switched gears and have new pursuits.
I mean, I used to be a neet for a long time as well, I know the lifestyle. Every neet inevitably stumbles into that pitfall, and it's a slippery slope. You wake up, you fap, you watch anime/movies/play vidya. You jump on /v/ for a few hours to shitpost about being a neet and how your life is infinitely better than everyone else's because you've chosen to be a hedonist and the people in your life are enabling you.
Yet, when you go to sleep at night, you lay your head down on the pillow and realize, 'Oh, I didn't work on my dance music today. Well, maybe tomorrow.'.
But tomorrow never really comes, because every day it's the same result. You wake up, you fap, you watch anime/movies/play vidya. You shitpost on /v/ for a few hours about being a neet and how your life is infinitely better than everyone else's. Then you go to sleep at night, and you realize, 'Oh, I didn't work on my dance music today. Well, maybe tomorrow.'.
It's a vicious cycle. Addicts make the same kind of excuses you do, neet. Your lifestyle is unsustainable.
Enjoy it while it lasts.
>MFW never have to work a day in my life
Thaaaaaaaaaaank you grandma!
That's not how sleep works, you don't magically "catch up" on rest by sleeping more on weekends.
The absolute best thing you can do for your sleep patterns is get into a schedule. Go to bed at the same time every night and getting up at the same time maximizes the rest you get each night, as well as many studies have linked better cognitive function to a better sleep schedule.
>He gives money to people to play games for him
Yep, that's why I play it extremely safe, don't spend more money than I have to, have a normal apartment, normal car, nothing crazy, she left me a lot of money, I just have to fight temptation to spend it all on something stupid.
>sleep like 4-5 hours during workdays
>on last day of work I sleep for 12 hours, refreshed as fuck
>get off work, enjoy my time off, go to sleep at a normal hour and get up at 6am ready for my weekend
>tfw need to upgrade gpu
>not sure what to get
don't get married, don't get romantically involved, don't trust anything with a vagina
To be honest, I wish my job allowed us to make our schedule like that. The best I can hope for is to build up enough seniority to bid back to a line that works four ten hour shifts and gets Friday, Saturday and Sunday off.
>I spent nearly $1,250 for my i7 4790K and GTX 980
>keep hearing more and more horror stories like this
>people buying $2000 gaming PC's and never doing shit with them
>I use my 2 year old, $900 rig everyday
Remember guys, don't throw down thousands of dollars on something if you're not sure you're going to enjoy it/even use it.
Bro, just stick with a small selection. I rarely have the time for much between my band, exercise, university, and a job. Just stick with a few games and save the rest for a day off.
I don't understand that, after I'm done cooking, eating and cleaning I usually have five to six hours of free time on workdays and the entirety of the weekends. I don't have any social life though, maybe you do. But I did came to realize that I used to play so much vidya just to pass the time, not because I necessarily enjoyed them. I still sink tons of hours into certain games but I pass on lots of games I would have previously played.
I work about 2-3 hours a week making 200-600 dollars a week and I sleep for 4 hours a day. I have all the time in the world but instead I shitpost on 4chan and talk to friends most of the time. Though when I do find a good vidya, I play it nonstop.
You have a lot of free time though. You need to learn how to time management, if that isn't the problem then maybe you grew tired of vidya.
Pretty much this.
We've been where you're at mate, and we know deep down while you're saying these things there's a part of you that disagrees. I know for a fact if your parents were reading what you're writing now they'd fucking throw you out, or at least they should. I doubt you'd tell them that you're not planning on looking for a job any time soon.
Get it together, for your parents at least. Just get a part time job somewhere even, you get more money that way, that's more money for your vidya and top of the line fuckdolls. You'd be surprised how fast money piles up when you live with your parents and work.
Your an fucking idiot, that's why you can't afford vidya.
Stop paying people too make an half-assed excuse of a game that normal publishers wouldn't even touch with a two-foot pole.
Stop paying people for making some shitty furry artwork of your specul snuwflake character.
At least that's better than paying people too sit on their ass and do nothing.
And for the love of god.
Stop paying people for sitting on their ass and play vidya for you.
I work from 12 till 20
I get home at 20:30 if I don't go have a coffee with a friend.
At home I eat and spend some time with wife.
Plaz usually games from 23 till 4 am and wake up than next morning at 10
Make myself coffee , eat some food that wife made while playing some mobile phone games and at 11:30 I go to work.
Weekends I don't work and I usually use this days for meeting friends or big shopping
I seriously wonder where this mythical land is where people laugh at other people who play handheld consoles. I've traveled across the country with a N3DS and either no one cares or people comment positively on getting a Majora's Mask edition.
The one place where I've gotten shit for it is here, on /v/.
I also work around the same hours, have nearly no bills, go do yoga every few days and lift three days a week
I've got all the time in the world for vidya, so I don't know how you don't. Hint:
Stop going on 4chan
If you have low energy start exercising more
>No other responsibilities
>still too tired
Fuck you. I worked 34hrs/week during college, at a FAST FOOD PLACE.
You have an extra 30hours/week that I didn't have. You're just being a pussy faggot.
This. There is nothing better for productivity than a full night's sleep.
All-nighters will destroy you.
Literally git gud at life.
If you can't push through the pain and work at 100% efficiency on only 4 hours of sleep, then America is not the place for you.
more like you start doing it the first few weeks later you become tired to even take shower and games don't fill the void being the only person stuck in time, people who you used to know are moving on with their lifes , meeting new people , traveling exp. food and places that you never even heard off.
Meanwhile I am a neet for 14 years.
My mom died 3 years ago and the only thing that she kept telling my father is to help me find a job.
My father actually told me I should just kill myself.
I am still living with my father and making some extra money with being a camwhore for gay guys.
A honest tip for all you guys , never become a neet like me.
You can be a neet for a year or 3 but once you go over the line of 3 years you will end up like me.
No, that's the power of stupidity.
How many red flags did you miss about schools being a shit place to make a living? Teachers should have been a golden indicator of that. You oughta branch out and find something better, you got the experience already.
I have a full time job, but I still live with my parents (have been for three years post-college), don't pay any bills and pretty much stay inside all day
Is there still hope for me?
If you make enough money, try to help them with paying some of the elect. or water cost.
But you have a full time job at least, the only income I have is 200 euro for putting things inside my asshole and showing my feet to gay guys.
>Live in a shit euro country
>minimal wage is 360 euro a month after taxes
>get around 500 euro a month
>minimal living costs like food only
>have no monry at the end of the month, only have xbox 360
>out of the job after foot injury
Fuck my ahit up, I dont even know what to do, might have to emigrate. Even got catherine for first time, because it was on sale
This. I was a NEET for 3 months when I was in between jobs. It was cool for a few weeks, but then it got boring really fast and I thought I would go crazy.
>Don't know what Resilar is
>First result is cough syrup
Do you have a problem, anon?
actually that gif made me laugh anon, but honestly don't follow my footsteps, the first 3 years are maybe fine but later you will just end up like me.
and trust me you don't want to watch how your mother dies with the look in her eyes that she is blaming herself how you did end up.
>which leaves me 4 hours to do whatever I want.
I'm pretty sure even roman slaves had more free time than this
>tfw it'll be me in a few years
you know what I do
I sit down and play games
when I enjoy the game I can keep playing it even with little energy because the fun I have last me for hours
you dont rely on artificial chemicals to keep you awake during the day do you?
>Live neet life European Extreme mode
>Have long distance girlfriend
What the fuck
I'm surprised this hasn't come up yet around the whole exercise/sleeping tips mentioned in this thread.
You eat like crap, you feel like crap. When I switched from take out/fast food to cooking at home, I felt so SO much better.
It's easy as fuck, too. Just dedicate twice a week to grocery store trips on the way home from work, and keep lists to make sure you know what you want. Grocery stores can be overwhelming when you don't know what the fuck you want, so write down stuff that you run out of/want to get during the week.
The point of having a girlfriend is someone who can physically interact with you. Online just leaves you longing for something that may never happen.
Don't even retort with that Hollywood/Gurren Lagann tier "nothing is impossible" bullshit. This is tried and true, having a girlfriend you can not physically fuck unless you spend the money to meet-up with them is pointless shit.
You're living a lie that only seems glorious because none of you are exploring each other for their flaws and learning to work on those or live with them.
>tfw working 6 hours a day
>my own boss
>doesn't pay much but I am not a materialistic shitter, have my own home, I get by just enough to pay the bills and food and have some spare change to go out drinking twice a week
>pirate all my games because it's only rational
>live a fairly quiet and content life except for
>at least 6 hours of free time daily
>ironically, grew to hate video games for what they are today and find no entertainment in them anymore
>watch random youtube videos and masturbate while browsing /v/ and convincing myself that I still love video games
>have other hobbies too but really wish I was still into video games
better than most of you but still equally miserable inside
I ne treba nam standard, znam dosta njih koji ne rade nista a skoro 30 imaju, zive sa mamom i tatom i eventualno studiraju, u slucaju u kom faks od 4 godine daju vec 8. to su za mene nitare, jebem li ga
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Ja sam neet, zivim sa mamom i tatom, shitpostam po ceo dan i igram vidyu, ne idem na faks, nemam posao
At home yes. I go out once or twice a week with one of few friends I have. It's not nearly as interesting as you might think.
I don't hate them for the form of entertainment that they are, despite genuinely having now that shitty dinosaur belief that they are the ultimate form of wasting time. I hate them because I got so nittpicky about them. When I play them I think and evaluate them more from a developer standpoint than that of a player. Terrible pacing, unnecessarily long load times, menus that aren't quick or responsive and require 5 seconds of needless animations between switching etc. You a random new game and think "does this shit game really expect me to waste my time on it?". Then I just load up retro ps1 and ps2 games and play those for half an hour before switching around or whatever.
>If you can't push through the pain and work at 100% efficiency on only 4 hours of sleep, then America is not the place for you.
I consider myself a coffee acheiver but you're fooling yourself if you think that's healthy. Pretty sure your immune system will raise a mutiny the moment you take a Holiday.
I did this NEET bullshit for 8 months and I made a promise I would kill myself if I couldn't find a job or go back to college before I hit the 12 month mark.
>so fucking boring
>no money to do anything
>everyone looks at you like a burden
>literally just wasting the days away while everyone else you know or went to school with is living their life to the fullest.
>tfw this dawned upon me a few months ago for the first time in four years
I'd sooner reveal a cocaine habit than addiction to this site of all places.
Well I'm poor as fuck, my rig is a dual core 35300 with a ATI card (that' how old it is) 512 mb, I pirate all my games, because I literally would stare if I bought one game per month.
we're all living on a clock anon, death comes for all of us, can't blame us adults who want to make the most of our time remaining by being able to formulate and calculate and manage our time
Yeah, I reached a point where I can buy a game and it stays on my shelf unopened for months up to a few years on end.
I keep telling myself I'm gonna have a session with that one game I haven't finished or opened and just feel like doing something else. Vidya makes me think of when I had something to look forward to. Life feels a bit empty and I'm sure I've become estranged from my friends from letting it get to me too easily.
As a kid I didn't have much of a reality to care about, so playing games for escapism was okay. Nowadays my reality is all I can think about to the point it's a bother to put 2 hours in a game that isn't on an emulator, even though I have some consoles and a PC that can run most games. At least that's useful for some other things besides gaming.
Whether I'm NEET or working, it's just the same shit on repeat.
Dude, you buy videogames as comfort, not as an entertainment. Is the same as eating trash-food.
And to everyone, I buy all my games during Steam sales, I´m likely 6 months or 1 year behind, but I really, really save lots of money and get less bugs.
I live literally across the street from a pretty cool dive bar, but every time I feel the urge to pop inside for a bite and drink I lament the fact that I'd probably look like a creepy loner.
So why can't you find a job? Or is it because you are unwilling to take a lower paying job out of pride?
I was neet for 2 years. I was doing practice LSATs and GMATs though, but never committing to taking the exam, it was just insane. I bit the bullet and entered the world again when I heard my mother had cancer.
What I found personally to be very effective is to stop downloading (or in your case buying) games. Keep multiplayer games installed and ready, but stick with no more than one single player game at the time. You will actually get more tied to it and won't get into "gosh I have 50 games, I dont know which one to continue". One game at a time.
As far as reality goes... as a self employed high school drop out, I don't really have a bright future ahead of me. I'm taking it one day at a time, and even then that one day is hardly filled with things. Learn to leave work at the work place, once you get home there honestly is no point to worrying as there is nothing you can do about it. Split your mental attitude and mood depending on what you are doing and where you are. I can also recommend redecorating your home a bit, not everything but find a really nice color that you like and paint the walls, maybe save a bit and get a nice new sofa for console games, stuff like that. Adjust your home environment so that it's a bit more cozy and relaxing to you.
In the end, you don't miss out on anything by not playing video games. I'd much rather have a super busy social life and only get to play one game a month, and have a blast with that game, than to play 2 hours of limpy dicked equivalent every day and hate both myself and those games for it.
Unfortunately I don't think we are all going to make it, one way or another.
>final exam this january
>haha, time to find a job
Not very realistic, but I'll try and work in to only work part time or just 20 hours a week.
Money is not my biggest concern but I don't want to work my life away.
Eh.. stop first couple of times for coffee. Coffee is something you can consume fairly fast, stay for like 20 minutes, chat up the bartender a bit, then leave. After a couple of times employees will get to know you and it won't be uncomfortable. You are not the only one. Funpost on your phone to seem busy, if you care that much.
You'd be surprised how little I buy vidya, but it doesn't mean that statement about buying out of comfort isn't true
I do feel like my home situation might be part of it. Living in a shared household with little if any say in the decisions can feel awfully belittling.
>I need </thing> to be truly happy, if I work towards it really hard, I'll be a normal guy!
If you can't figure out why you're not happy now, then keep banging your head against the wall till you figure it out.
>So why can't you find a job? Or is it because you are unwilling to take a lower paying job out of pride?
I found one (best one ive ever had), I was NEET during 2013-14
spoiler for blogshit.
I couldn't find one at the time because no place would hire me, I worked at a temp company before I went NEET and it was terrible how the companies I worked for treated us, but after I got laid off that last time at the temp service they didn't have anymore work for quit awhile until I finally found a different job outside of the temp service.
>going home -> work and then work -> home
>shower time, grocery shopping, cooking etc.
>preparing for the next work day (study stuff, write stuff, read stuff), if you have any job that's not simply physical labor
Now tell me how you have over 10 hours a day to eat and game.
>implying you need to go full tour de france on a bike
You can make a 10 minute walk a 3 minute bike ride with no sweat.
I'm danish, I would know.
>couldn't afford to go to college out of high school
>get job in security to try and save up for college
>7 years later and I still haven't saved up because I was born in an area that is incredibly expensive to live in
>Vidya is my only escape
> want to draw. Good a while ago, but don't do it anymore
> too tired to do anything but play video games when I get home from work
S-such is the life..
I have no idea how all these anons who supposedly have a job can just switch off completely when they leave. E-mail and phone traffic extends well beyond 9-5 for me.
'Oh anon, you didn't answer my e-mail yesterday night. You do understand deadline day approaches ever more steadily do you not?'
'Yeah I was out having a meal with my
'If you wanted to relax you should have worked in civil service.'
>'Oh anon, you didn't answer my e-mail yesterday night. You do understand deadline day approaches ever more steadily do you not?'
I don't read my work emails when not at work. Otherwise I tell my boss to pay me. It's the law.
>'If you wanted to relax you should have worked in civil service.'
Your boss want you to work on your free time. Ask him money.
Yeah, it's how they squeeze every drop of blood from you. You're not on the clock, but they still expect work from you all the same. Something about keeping a well oiled ship I guess.
Commuting back from work or running some errands after your shift is a world of its own bullshit. 2-3 hours or more of running around and you'd be lucky to get home before 10.
If you have messy roommates and apartment inspections in less than two weeks, prepare to kiss your days off goodbye.
That was actually my intent. But my anatomy is still bad and I need practice. My only problem is that my brain just wants to play video games when I get home.
5 years ago when I was just starting at my job I could draw several pictures each month. Now I barely finish a sketch in half a year because all my evenings are now is video games.
What the fuck. You not have to be ponctual. If they give you too many work do it, but at the correct time. They can't force you to work at home? Can they? In my country they can't. They will have to give me huge money if they try so they don't try.
Then take up his suggestion and change your job.
Sure there are going to be times you're too busy, but if your job is preventing you from enjoying the things you love, then what's the point?
>It's the law
Not in America
There are laws specifically protecting employers from being sued over expecting their employees to do work at home for no pay.
The only real legal requirement is that every hour of work that you do on property your employer owns has to be compensated. That's why when you work from home you sign a contract that forces them to pay you even though you aren't on the company's property.
>almost done studying
>planning to find a job in public sector
>mum goes full shamfur dispray
Says that public sector is the worst, will scar me for life and never allow me back into the private sector.
Public sector just seems more laid back than private.
>I can't read and am also retarded
They DON'T have to pay you for reading and responding to emails sent out while you're at home.
Go ahead and try to force your employer to pay you for that shit.
If you live in some states they'll be completely within their legal rights to fire your retarded ass.
>Work 50 hours a week
>Measly $15 an hour
>Days I work change from week to week. Almost never get two days in a row off. Almost always work weekends
>Get shitty schedules like having monday and tuesday off one week, then getting saturday and sunday off the next so I work 10, 10 hours shifts in a row
>Shifts are all over the place and I suffer from sleeping disorders, meaning I hardly ever sleep when I'm supposed to or often go to work without sleeping at all
>On my feet from when I get out of my car, until I get back in my car to go home
Don't make the same mistakes I did. Get a decent education so you won't want to kill yourself
I'm flattered that you think so, but I'm just commenting on the situation. I've seen people go through that before.
I'm more of a pop-up at best.
I sure hope not, but it never hurts to establish my terms if I'm put in that situation.
I'll wave this with the hammer of justice. This is why they tell people to be assertive in the workplace.
It's not 1998 anymore, chumley. That's barely 1600USD.
A little tip for those that like to buy games they might play on Steam/sales
Don't buy it and add it to your library, buy it and add it to your gift library. Then, if you never end up playing it, you can gift it to someone who will, or trade it/sell it.
>They DON'T have to pay you for reading and responding to emails sent out while you're at home.
And you have to check them? Is it obligatory?
>Go ahead and try to force your employer to pay you for that shit.
The idea is not to be paid, the idea is to not do that. I do not read my mails when @home.>>315293404
>If you live in some states they'll be completely within their legal rights to fire
What the fuck? In my country it's almost impossible to fire someone, hopefully. Sorry for you anon.
lol, just laugh at the idiot? They can't make you do anything like that, regardless, and you don't need to give excuses. Unless you really think you're so worthless they can replace you on a dime; and really that's your own fault.
Except that companies get sued over that all the god damned time and lose. The only way you can work "off the clock" is if you're a salary exempt employee. And there are strict rules over what does and doesn't qualify a salary exempt.
If you're legally salaried exempt, then you're dicked. In which case if you're not happy with your job, you should consider changing careers.
But the fact that OP mentioned only working 38 hours means that they're not salaried exempt, because there's nothing to prevent an employer from making a salaried exempt worker work 60+ hours.
If you're non-exempt, you have to get paid for every hour you work, and companies get sued ALL THE GOD DAMNED TIME over that.
Can you move a gift to your own library? If so, that's a great idea.
You should look up Right to Work laws and policies. Some parts of America are fucked.
>Except that companies get sued over that all the god damned time
Literally has never happened in any state I've ever lived in. Considering it's my job to know that kind of shit, I'd say you're pretty much full of shit.
Yeah, a lot of people are just really kinda, um, pushovers. I knew a guy at my job that worked huge overtime, for free, at home with no compensation. Even the vice president (we're a tiny company) asked him to stop doing it; but he just kept it up until they salaried him. And then bitched about it. Constantly.
Honestly most companies aren't unreasonable, as long as you put your foot down and aren't just shirking your job every day they will probably be fine with it. Just have a fucking backbone.
Yes, they can fire your for anything. Unless you bring nothing unique to the table it probably isn't worth it to try and hire a new guy and train him to your level for something so minor. Have some confidence in your abilities.
>Get job as Cart Pusher
>Utterly miserable, feet in pure pain, minimum wage, 8 hour shifts of nothing but pain and boredom.
>Go home and instantly collapse.
This is hell. I'm suffering in school now because I can't get the effort to do homework now.
>work 0 hours for $0 a week
>cell phone bill and college loans but still live with parents
>don't have money for it or vidya
>don't play all the vidya I have anyway, and don't play anywhere near as often as I want to want to
If I had a job, I'd at least have money. I doubt my vidya habits would change.
T-Mobile settled for an undisclosed amount.
>going home -> work and then work -> home
8h of work, 10minutes of walking
>shower time, grocery shopping, cooking etc.
40-50 minutes of shower, getting dressed, breakfast, etc. I only do shopping once a week and it takes me 1h at most
>preparing for the next work day
You mean getting my clothes ready?
I have plenty of time, idk
Why do you keep buying things you're not playing? That seems like a pointless waste of money.
Even if you were paying full price $60 for brand new games, then you'd have to buy a new game every 10 days to hit that mark. Why are you buying a new game almost every week if you're not playing them?
>mfw my work contract is finally ending on Friday
Back to being NEET master race soon, it's been a long 3 years but it's finally over.
I did ask my boss if he wanted to extend the contract but he bluntly said no and walked away
Anon, a living wage is only as high as the cost of living. It's all relative.
You're focusing too much on dollar amount and using it as a penis size measurement when it doesn't have to be.
Friday nights and weekends bro. Also plan your vacation time wisely. I like to do it before Christmas break from work so you get a long stretch. And you can take a couple sick days a year right before a long weekend.
It sucks but that's the life of a wage slave. I at least live with my parents still so I don't have to worry about rent and food.
You aren't managing your time well. I spend time on this shitty site because I have too much of it; in a few minutes, ill probably start playing video games and wont stop till midnight. But if you have a full-time job, stop wasting your free time complaining on /v/ and make yourself play some games. You WILL thank yourself.
>live NEET life with parents
>be happy having time for anime/vidya
>parents give you the look after a year of this
>Look for a job, get invited to many interviews, still no job after some months
God, just tell me straight if I should get a job again or self-employ myself instead of this torture
Wage slaves actually thought they'd be able to finance their own hobby through a job, holy fuck, this is the funniest thing I've read all week.
Keep chasing that carrot, boys, maybe one day your pace will go further than the stick.
I shower every 2/3 days, basically when I start to smell 'funny'.
how do people need energy for vidya?
I mean, I can't play if im really sick or completely exhausted, but after a hard day of work I can play games just fine. In fact, theres no better time to imo.
There is a huge difference between happiness and pleasure. Pleasure is a momentary feeling that comes from something external -- a good meal, our stocks going up, making love and so on. Pleasure has to do with the positive experiences of our senses, and with good things happening. Pleasurable experiences can give us momentary feelings of happiness, but this happiness does not last long because it is dependent upon external events and experiences. We have to keep on having the good experiences -- more food, more drugs or alcohol, more money, more sex, more things -- in order to feel pleasure. As a result, many people become addicted to these external experiences, needing more and more to feel a short-lived feeling of happiness.
Spend less on games, play the ones you have.
I've actually made more progress on my backlog than when I was jobless. I'm even getting really into fighting games (been on the outside looking in since sf2)
Who knows, I might even start a stream/yt channel. Just because you have a job doesn't mean you have to give up on your hobby.
fuck man I have trouble sleeping every night. I get like 4 hours at most. I just lie there not being able to fall asleep even though I feel tired. I think I might need some meds or something but I don't know how to approach my doctor about this. It sounds kinda shady no? "yo doc gimme some drugs" you know what I mean?
I work 20 or so hours in fast food per week while doing my EE degree. I played vidya a little bit two weeks ago while I was sick but aside from that I haven't touched it since August. In spite of that I'm still behind in coursework. I only make $10/hr so I only make around $150 a week. It doesn't go very far.
In the summer I usually work a lot more, on the order of 40-50 hours per week. It means I still don't play very much vidya because I'm tired all the time.
>wake up around 4:30 am
>bus to city at 5:45 am
>another bus to work at 7 am
>8 hours sitting around doing fuck all
>2 more buses to get home at 7 pm
>literally 5+ hours wasted on commute daily 5x a week
>work 70-80 hours for $4,200 a week
>tons of responsibilities and bills
>all free time goes to "networking" bullshit
>no time nor energy to enjoy vidya
>shitpost on /v/ at work to stay sane
Somebody stop this ride, I want to get off
$1600 mo after deductions
>$575 rent and water
>$125 car ins.
>$205 car payment
>$100 misc bills (tags, house hold supplies, cat food, Misc small things).
Feels like forgetting somethings, but fu know it. Point being I'm stuck in a vicious cycle of spending as much as I make and I need to be saving for a rainy day.
With how much you make, just work for a year, save a fuckton and then get off that train to a lower paying job. You've probably got the references and skills to go anywhere going off of what you make
Unlucky to the Americans in the thread your working culture is shit. You work stupid hours to chase the American dream, I met a couple of Americans in my last role at an engineering firm owned by an American corporation and boy do they like to work you to the bone! Needless to say i left that shit and went with a better and better paying company. UK btw.
>everywhere that's hiring wants at least 3 years of experience in my area
>literally no where is hiring entry level
>retail jobs that SHOULD be entry level still require experience
>no one even glances in my application's direction because no experience
what the fuck is wrong with employers?
But I like my clean 09 Cadillac cts.
> public transportation
I would rather make car payments than waste hours daily waiting at a bus stop, dealing with filthy niggers, and having no means of personal transport for daily use. Ever seen some one take a bus to go grocery shopping?
as in fake smile at rich people when you'd rather be shooting aliens, and drink heavily to deaden the urge to off yourself.
This was always the plan, but it's easier said than done. "Just one more year" was 2 years ago. There's always something else your family needs.
I work for VIA Rail Canada and make $25/hr, which goes up to $35/hr over 3 years.
I dropped out of college 3 times and have no degree.
If I can give ANYBODY any advice, stay the fuck away from school. Learn social skills as nepotism is the best way to get hired.
I work 160 hours over 4 weeks but I make my own schedule effectively. If I do 160 hours before the 4 weeks are over, I get the remainder off or work at time and a half.
My fiancée just got a promotion at her work and is now making sub $60k. We both have benefits, I have a pension.
This isn't meant to be a blog post; I was NEET for a good chunk of my life. The point of this post is that once I learned to be a social butterfly, doors opened-up everywhere.
Fuck school, make important friends.
>never ever having a job
No shit? That's the entire fucking starting topic, are you retarded? I've worked unpaid internships like a kek already. Did great work and got recommendations, but lead no where because the faggot ass employers gave me the equivilent of "fuck off" if i tried to get hired or use them as references for experience.
Kill yourself, you're probably some boomer piece of shit who had everything handed to you
>1500 Euro PC, i7 4790k, GTX980
>Played Witcher 1,2,3 and MGSV
>after those were over I didn't know what to do anymore and started playing shit tier 2004 games like dota 2 and Wurm online
help?It feels like I'm not getting all I can out of my rig
Hah used to push carts at Menards. Shits hard work for a Corp that has people employed just to make sure the carts are constantly being pushed in, and we had maybe Idk 300 carts in the store. My feet were literally covered from blisters and pus until I got some actual supportive shoes. The worst part was during the summer my thighs would chafe so bad I couldn't walk, forget the foot pain.
Overall decent job, lost 60lbs that summer when I worked 38 hours a week (mandatory no overtime) during the two week heat wave where daily Temps were 114 Fahrenheit(this is Illinois not Nevada) and I miss making those 50-60 cart trains with the other carryouts.
I quit eventually though when they wouldn't put me in receiving after asking for 5 months. I collected the pus from my feet and put it in a balloon and threw it on the assistant GMs car. Fuck you Tom.
Its a matter of location you fucking dense retarded, just because employers in your area don't give a rats ass about who they hire doesn't mean its the same everywhere. Kill yourself
>got a job as a butler/personal assistant
>thought sure why not, butlers get paid a lot and i dont have experience
>great pay but literally 0 time for video games at all
>tfw a NEET for a year and a half
I have to get my shit together.
Sams Club here. The fucking entrance is on a fucking incline, and I can only do 8-9 carts. 10 is the max and I often spill my spaghetti when I do it. I fucking hate this job. I'm tempted to quit and just get an easier minimum wage job that isn't a 20 minute drive.
Do NOT wear "running" shoes. Wear trainers or something with a lot of support.
Learned that the hard way when I started running for work. Pain was gone within the week that I switched shoes.
I still can't bring myself to do it because I personally think "wow what a manchild" whenever I see someone do it. The ONLY people I've seen using a DS in public are middle aged women, neckbeards, cringey spergy "nerds xD", and literal children.
I've never seen someone who I would say is a well adjusted adult playing a DS in public.
It's kinda hard to tell from the pic, but the running shoes (left) have almost zero arch support. The shoe basically sits entirely flat.
Trainers (left) will have a pretty sizable support chunk on the bottom, including for the heel. Usually inclined forward slightly inside for the arch.
Trainers are a lot better for being on pavement all day because they are able to absorb more of the blow that your foot takes when making contact. Consider that when you're walking, you're basically falling forward every time you take a step, and your legs catch your weight.
Fucking this, if I stop drinking for a few days or a week I get no physical symptoms but I find I'm depressed all the time by all the idiots I have to deal with and the monotony of life. Just numb the pain anon
>Boss thinks I love it
>It drives me fucking nuts
It's just me and my thoughts, and no matter how much music I try and drown them out with they're still there.
>tfw work at a car dealership full of niggers and get paid minimum wage
The work itself is easy, but we have a lot of responsibilities and the other receptionists keep fucking things up. I get blamed for a lot of it, and correcting their mistakes is a hassle.
I'd love to be a neet.
Work out during portion of your free time. If you have two hours, work out 45 minutes (walking), then an hour of vidya. The work out makes the brain juices flow putting you in a better mood to play the vidja.
Its because youre sleeping tok much you pleb, just do some physical activity that exhausts you. Then go sleep when you naturally feel tired in the evening with no alarm the next day and i bet that you will wake up early and feeling good.
I don't. I'm thinking it's a thyroid issue as I have other symptoms. I work and school full time so my sched is just too full to see the doc right now.
I said I can sleep up to 14 hours, not that I do. My schedule allows me 7 max a day. Then I sleep most of sunday from the mental exhaustion.
This is the life I want.
My two lifes goals are
Buying an s2000.
Make a down payment for a apartment, put some people to live in it, pay it off from their rent.
While I live in my house my old man is going to inherit to me.
I plan on being full income neet by at least 35.
>get home from work
>do shit and hit the hay around 11PM
>fucking phone starts ringing at 12am
>answer it being half asleep
>hear a voice
>it's my fucking boss
>oh shit what the fu-
>Anon, I'm taking a huge shit right now, it's fucking painful.
>what the fuck
>keeps telling me he wants to see me
>no fucking idea what's going on
>just keep saying ok
>he eventually hangs up 8 minutes later
fuck my boss, he even acted like nothing happened the next day when he saw me
In my area, the paid internships want you to have work experience already. Some of them even state that they refuse to consider University student jobs as a part of that experience.
You have no idea what you're talking about.
It is against the law for your employer to require you to check your e-mail when you're off the clock.
Unless you agree to a position that requires that, they cannot just up and expect you tomorrow to check your e-mail and work from home or you're fired if that wasn't part of your agreement.
I have a similar problem. I've recently got a job at an ice cube factory and while the pay is low, for a starting job, at least I have some money to spend on my hobby. The problem is I come back home so tired that I can't muster any strength to do anything besides browsing the internet until late at night. I can look forward to weekends at least.
>work 37 hours for $350 a week after tax
>plenty of responsibilities and bills
>spend little money on PC or games
>still have plenty of time and energy to play games
I think you're just doing it wrong, anon.
>38 hours a week
>no responsibilities or bill
Fuck you cunt. I work 30-35 hours a week, have 18 hours of classes, with literally no spending money because I break even on bills with my checks and still have time for vidya.
You're just a whiny little cunt that mommy and daddy coddled too much. Nut the fuck up
>Be a Waitress
>Get taxed HARD because of tips
>$400 checks become $100 every other pay day
WAKE ME UP
You don't know what comfort is.
>going home -> work and then work -> home
About an hour a day at most, so 5 hours a week.
>shower time, grocery shopping, cooking etc.
About an hour a day for showering and shit (7 hours), average of about 1-2 hours a week for grocery shopping, about 2-4 hours spent cooking a week
About 4 hours a week, give or take a few depending on several factors.
>preparing for the next work day (study stuff, write stuff, read stuff), if you have any job that's not simply physical labor
About 5 hours a week depending on the job
In total, that still leaves at least around 50 hours a week to play games. With good time management skills, you can raise that to around 65-70 hours
I'm at the point now where I don't want to live anymore on this fucking planet.
>1500€ a month
>800€ monthly bills
>no money to spend
>not enough free time to enjoy something worthwhile
>constant stress at work and home thinking about work
I don't think I can live this life for much longer /v/ I'm just so fucking depressed at life.
Maybe I should start drinking or smoking...
There's a cure that works against most physical and mental illness; meditation
>b-b-but new age bullshit
It's pretty much proven to work at this point
>b-b-b-but i don't want to be religious
You don't need to
>b-but it will make me a passive beta
No it wont.
>b-b-but i dont have time for that
That's the whole point
You should sit, relax and meditate for 30 minutes every day. If you don't have the time to do that, then chances are you should do it for 2 hours daily.
Making about 400$ off of 25hr of work a week, win I take over the shop in a few years it'll switch to to 1600$ for 35hr of work. Most of my spending money goes towards /tg/ related things though.
This is the truth. Anyone saying different is a fucking neet pretending. There's so much shit that adults have to deal with that kids on here dont even realise. Washing up, washing your fucking clothes, cleaning, sorting general shit out around the house, shopping, the list goes on and on.
Fuckin kids on here posting on here like they're bossing the world. There's a reason you post on this shit hole, because you're pathetic.
Worked 66 hours last week. Not a single day off. And I still have time for vidya. Now, I wouldn't be able to balance a social life in there or a girlfriend. I would have to slow down on video games or reduce my hours at work.
Motherfucker, i walk to two different jobs almost every single day, just so i can collect two minimum wage paychecks. I've done this for three months, and am on thr verge of purchasing a vehicle.
Do what you have to to get where you need to be. Walking for twenty minutes to go to the grocery store is not going to kill you. Fuck feeling ashamed of what others may mock you for.
Forgot to bitch.
>work 66hrs a week
>sister tells me to act like an adult for just five fucking minutes in my life, because I told her if she wants help she has to ask it of me and not demand of it me
>she is 10 years older than I am and never had a stable job and has nothing in her name
>Well video games!
I live in Puerto Rico and median income is somewhere around 2,000 a month, but unemployment is severe almost every job is minimum wage and some costs are higher than many expensive states, the only thing cheaper is rent, but utilities are among the most expensive in the world.
It doesn't help that everyone with half a brain can get free education because it's cheap and the Pell grant covers it completely. So as you can imagine there's high competition for professional jobs and these only pay a little above minimum when its an entry level job. People are leaving in droves, and it makes me sad because that just makes it worst for everyone that decides to stay.
If you're drinking to forget the pain you're doing it wrong.
You'll drink because you hurt, and you'll hurt because you drink. Have some moderation before you an hero your organs.
>be me, a pastaneet that can't find a job that isn't a fucking door-to-door
>have all the time in the world
>too depressed to play vidya, all I can do is browse /v/
>washing clothes is a once a week thing
>drive to a fast food place and get $5 of food to last for the night
>manage bills and shit on sunday afternoon
>make sure you sleep at least 8 hours
There is plenty of time to do shit if youre not an idiot op. sleep is the most important thing though. without enough of it you start to feel like a zombie just rushing through days.
You fucking pansy. Being an adult too hard for you?
this is the funniest shit ive seen all day, thanks faggot, fucking kek
Youve become a consumerist zombie anon. The enjoyment lies in the actual process of buying for you. Your mind has connected pleasure with spending money so tightly youcant even begin to think about playing. Furthermore, the amountof options you have cause choice paralysis. Too much choice is in fact a bad thing, especially for your brain. Luckily there is an easy way to fix this, at least in your gaming department.
Remove everything from your library except three games. You can only have three games you are actively playing in your library at all times. Go through all the games and decide if they should stay or not. Dont think about it, act immediately. If you cant decide within a few seconds flip a coin. Then go through your list again and again and again until there are three games left. Play these until you finish them. Only then start a new game.