Yesterday was 900 days sober. Lots of ups. Lots of down. But not a single drop.
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How much CTC should I expect as a 2.2 years Java Spring boot developer as per the current market?
Please guide me out here.
After 2 years of helping my district by teaching JH, this one hits home.
Glad to be back to all HS!
What measures has your company taken to minimize losses due to covid?
We were forced to take 6 days leave in April (bovenwettelijk) which was kind of a weird move. I don’t think our bonuses are getting cut this year so if it’s my bonus or 6 days leave I’d gladly take the latter.
Med Tech 1 in Microbiology department at Rush University Medical Center for $28.60/hr. M-F, 1st shift. 2 years experience as Med Tech 1 in Molecular department at Quest Diagnostics. Yay or nay on the offer? Quest currently pays them $25.88/hr plus 15% shift differential because they’re night shift.
Hi, I joined cognizant on 27th July 2021 and got 3 Rating this year appraisal cycle. How much incentive and average hike can I expect from Cognizant which this Rating outcome. Cognizant
If interviewing for a target operating model role, what are good case questions to prep for?
10% hike and 10% bonus. NYC tax senior. Tier 2.
3.8 yoe in sap Abap . Trying to move to sap functional (mostly MM) . Has any one did this before. Did it workout?
Hello fishes, care to help a brother out.
Need referral for automation testing using Selenium Java.
Yoe- 2.5 years
Any insights into the IT strategy group at BCG?
This bowl taught me that people are crazy. If I just mind my business and suppress my opinions instead of falling for the bait and arguing, I’m a much happier person. And this goes in general and in life. Thank you for teaching me how to be happy.
Hi Guys, Given that the performance seems to be going well for Amex this year and Ceo announcing double incentive corpus, what kind of hikes can we expect in general across various ratings?
Does anyone have constant discomfort with their growing bellies and around the belly area? Its not pain but its weird. 20w
I need some likes to dm. Enjoy a picture of shaq
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Am 50 days in, was out on St Pattys day. Now I see that I never want to drink, I used to be that drunk zombie buffoon stumbling down the street. Now I treasure clarity, painful as it is sometimes.
Steps to recover from massive gambling (online) loss? Every week that I pay out sizeable amounts in the $5-15k range and feel so rotten. I win sometimes too - just only in the $1-2k range. I have blown all my life savings in the past 3 months to an online bookie I don’t even know. I have severe anxiety now and can’t sleep at night thinking about how I’ve ruined my life. This week on Wednesday I was down $7k, next day i miraculously covered that loss & was up $2k only to lose $11k in 6 hrs.
Anyone up for trading secrets about the lies our addiction tells us? I’ll start: when my addiction gets super loud it feeds me a story that I should leave my wife, quit my job, move to a shitty, bitterly cold town and live in a dump. Every day I go to the same bar. I have no family and my only friends are bar flies. (Cunning, baffling, powerful).
Group therapy this week brought so much shit to the surface this week I’m tired from crying. I know it gets worse before it gets better and this is a good sign. I have a pattern of taking all of my historical coping skills to an explosively unhealthy place. Ex I became a distance runner to deal with being disowned as a teenager. Well that triggered a degenerative spinal issue that has given me major issues for the last 20 years. Replaced running w cpa and now I’m a mean workaholic. Ugh I suck
Im ready to really try to get sober for keeps this time. What tips and tricks do you have for the first ten days where I’ll deal mostly with just the physical elements? Ive done it before@but never made it past 30 days.I finally made it to my first aa meeting. Wasnt ready to get phone numbers yet, but finally going and wanting to go back is big. I also am starting an IOP therapy program which is 10 hrs of weekly therapy for my social anxiety that is certainly intertwined with my drinking.
Happy sober Sunday Funday! What’s going on this week in your sober life? I am not traveling and looking forward to working out more than usual in my home gym. And I am not drinking.
For those of you in recovery, what are your Top 3 things?
1) They will be done, not mine
2) One day at a time
3) Do the next right thing
Has anyone been addicted to painkillers (Percocet, Lortabs, tramadol, suboxone, oxycodone) for over a yr and successfully gotten clean for over at least a yr?
Someone just showed me this: it’s a list of online meetings pretty much around the world!
Stopped drinking a year ago after a particularly rough period. Lately I’ve been having thoughts and considerations around starting again. I think my friend circle has changed a lot so I wouldn’t fall into that crazy party lifestyle. Has anyone stopped then started again successfully? I never drunk THAT much but it was impacting my life (sending stupid messages I shouldn’t have been sending) and getting blackout occasionally. I do think it was having a negative impact on my life
I got to 6 months last year, slipped slowly but steadily the occasions have increased, how to get back on track again? Do I have to wait for a massive over the top night of drinking till you fall and are scared shitless type of event to kick-start the process again or can I just stop without that? Any tips, ideas?
I’m confident i want to not do it until there’s a social occasion and I’m at that very moment, let’s just enjoy the company and stop after this time.
does alcohol ruin pancreas?
I am approaching my 90 days, but the last two nights I have had dreams of using. Waking up anxious and having to reassure myself that it was just a dream. This weekend I was able to keep myself busy hanging out with my fiancé and friends, but I am concerned that the work week will be hard because I work from home by myself. I may ask my friend if I can work from his house, since he works from home too, and I can have someone to be around during the day. Any thoughts or suggestions are welcomed.
Thank you so much to everyone who has come here to share their recovery, to ask for help, and to be an inspiration.
As activity ramps up in this Bowl, I just want to make a subtle nudge to remind those who are in 12-Step recovery, that we work on the basis of “attraction, not promotion.”
I can’t tell anyone else that they’re an alcoholic, and I can’t say what will or won’t work for them. All I can do is share my experience, strength, and hope, and what worked for me, one day at a time.
Today’s Daily Reflection really hits home:
When the spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten out mentally and physically.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 64
It is very difficult for me to come to terms with my spiritual illness because of my great pride, disguised by my material successes and my intellectual power. Intelligence is not incompatible with humility, provided I place humility first. To seek prestige and wealth is the ultimate goal for many in the modern world.
Assuming one is an alcoholic...is there any middle ground for occasional drinks or is it all or nothing for recovery?
I have been struggling with a “pu’u pu’u platter of addictions” (thank you for the phrase Brene Brown) for much of my life and have managed to work a program for the past five years. My problem is my family of origin. My dad is an alcoholic and my brother - if he isn’t already - is well on his way. Their attitudes are so unhealthy and I am struggling to break patterns. I welcome advice from any and all who have had to deal with this added layer of complexity
I’ve managed well during all of this and am approaching my first full year of sobriety. But the thoughts of “I want to get slammed at a bar when this is over” are starting.
What happens if a employee discloses his performance has suffered because corona virus got him depressed and he’s been drinking?
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