My boss gave me $6k for getting him to switch.

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  1. iHateWindows macrumors 6502

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    About a month ago, my boss asked me to help him with a virus (he thinks I know a lot about computer. He had the W32.Sober.O@mm, which I never heard of. He had already backed up all of his data. He allowed me to format his hard drive and I told him to buy a mac for himself and the rest of the company. He ordered eMacs... and last week they came. Today, he gave me $6,000 because now he doesn't have ANY problems at all... I'm 17... so that means I'll get $30k/yr... thats great for my age.
     
  2. Manzana macrumors 6502a

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    that's great, good job. don't forget it's never too early to invest in a 401k or other retirement fund, and they usually roll over to your next job. who knows you could retire by age 40!

    of course don't forget to treat yourself to something nice now :)
     
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Nice bonus! Good job getting your boss and company to switch to Mac.

    I have been trying to get the company that I work for (a local Credit Union) to make the switch. Although we (the company) have not yet switched to Mac, I have convinced several of my fellow employees to make the switch. Now I just need to work on my boss...
     
  4. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Sweet

    Congratulations on the BIG bonus! What are you going to do with the money?
     
  5. wide macrumors 6502a

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    congrats! i'm 16 and do i wish i could have a couple thousand in my pocket now that it's summer break... is that your summer job?
     
  6. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    The best thing to do with big bonus like that is to go to the bank and cash it all in 1's.

    Than buy a cheap pool from wal-mart. (the 5 dollor one) put the money in it and go for a little swim.

    The take it all back and put it into your account.
     
  7. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    Good idea.

    Interesting...the last thing I got from my boss was a bollocking.

    AppleMatt
     
  8. Switzermac macrumors regular

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  9. neonart macrumors 65816

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    Great Job!

    Now, to keep your "outstanding employee" rating run software updates, permissions repairs, and mac janitor once a month on all the machines. They'll have solid machines for years to come!

    If one of your coworkers says something like "this mac sucks", ask him why. Half the time it's ignorance, because control-x doesn't cut, or there's no alt 162 for the ¢ symbol. :eek:/

    Be prepared to be questioned when the printer hiccups, when the water cooler leaks, when someone has foot fungus, etc. You are the "the resident geek" now, enjoy your new powers!

    You should put some of the bonus away in savings and get a nice iMac G5 for yourself.
     
  10. AlmightyG5 macrumors 6502

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  11. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    Now point him to this website and collect another $6K. :p
     
  12. VanMac macrumors 6502a

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    Nice.

    I work for my own company. I'm gonna buy a bunch of macs, then give myself a big bonus :)
     
  13. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    That is truly awesome - you are making more at 17 than some do at anytime during their life :eek: ;) . Congratulations for turning your boss (and company) to the light...
     
  14. iGary Guest

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    I had to buy my own Mac for work, or I woul dbe forced to work on a PC.

    Just sold it to them. Last day is Friday!! Woo hoo. :D
     
  15. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    For someone that's only 17, that's not "great for your age", it's well above what you should be making (IMO). :eek:
     
  16. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    Cartman? Is that you?
     
  17. MacTruck macrumors 65816

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  18. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Dude. I can't find a job ANYWHERE and you're getting $30k/yr.

    *kicks Alan Greenspan* Whhyyyy do you hate me, alan!?

    DUDE, AWESOME. Keep on Rocking with that sweet job! :)
     
  19. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    That is pretty damn awesome, my friend. I managed to land an editing job for the summer that is going to pay off a guaranteed $8,000 ($2 per dvd sold) because of a preorder. Just got another unconfirmed order of a few thousand, so it looks like I could be making a cool $10g for doing what I'd be doing anyway... working my own hours, in my own home, and getting to be creative. I couldn't ask for any more for the summer before college.

    3 cheers for our luck!!!
     
  20. MacTruck macrumors 65816

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    I'm looking for jobs in all the wrong places looking for jobs in too many faces ... la la la. Need a better job. One like this guys.
     
  21. cooknwitha macrumors 6502a

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    Wow! If your boss gave you $6k, just imagine how much money he must be saving from using Macs! Another testament to the wonder of the Mac.

    And nice work for getting the bonus.
     
  22. rt_brained macrumors 6502a

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    Another company gone Mac. Anyone else know or heard of companies—outside of the obvious (creative shops)—that have decided to do the same?

    I understand some government agencies have done so. I've mentioned before that my gf works at a pretty good-sized financial services firm and they're all Mac. I can't help but cringe every time I think about those 30" flat screens displaying S U P E R W I D E Excel spreadsheets day in and day out, but hey, they're going totally against the grain for their industry and that's great.
     
  23. louis_sx macrumors regular

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    I'm 27 and just barely make 30k a year. I don't know if I want to laugh or cry. :confused:
     
  24. cheekyspanky macrumors 6502a

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    In the same week as winning an iPod from the 500,000,000 song promotion - either you're very lucky or have a very active imagination...

    :rolleyes:
     
  25. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    lol. Good catch. ;)

    I wonder which.... :rolleyes:
     

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