Should I quit my job?

Should I quit my job so I can be here full time?

  • You are on here all the time anyway, why quit now?

    Votes: 11 28.2%
  • Yes, Retirement is beautiful

    Votes: 23 59.0%
  • No, Keep working until you are 72

    Votes: 7 17.9%

  • Total voters
    39
  • Poll closed .

G Santana

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
May 20, 2020
Messages
2,312
Reaction score
11,855
Welcome aboard
ZomboMeme 18022021123352.jpg
 

Fish Think Pink

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 6, 2021
Messages
610
Reaction score
2,173
Location
Texas
I'm finally getting around to introducing myself. I have had a reef tank in my garage since we moved back to southern California in 2007. I've had tanks much of my life but I've never wanted to automate them as I prefer to tinker. I'm thinking about changing and getting a reef controller or just hiring a service to come take care of the system. 150 gallons of water in two tanks and a sump. I get free ocean water at Scripps in La Jolla. I come here to work and learn and see what other folks are doing with artificial ocean keeping. More progress has been made in keeping reefs by folks tinkering in aquariums than by all the marine scientist messing around underwater trying to measure the rate of reef extinctions by CO2. Not that science is invalid, its more like a rusty old machine that requires money to tell a fortune than a reporter of facts, but I digress a bit.
I started my job with the state almost 30 years ago, a biologist and now an "Environmental Scientist." I was supposed to start April 1st but since that was a Friday my start date (regrettably) became April 4. I joined here awhile ago but I figured I would check this place out and see if I wanted to stay before I introduced myself. I hope to get a build thread badge but first I have to finish scraping the algae off the acrylic. I've been in restoration mode for about 2 years following an aefw & pink turf algae battle caused by random additions of things that were supposed to be clean. So my coming out day is today, April 1 2021. I am thinking about quiting my job soon, 4/3/21 is just around the corner. Should I quit?

Kris
Welcome!!

We dream of fish. We dream of doing nothing but fish. If financially LONG term you can go without any income, live the dream and quit your job... however, its hard to have a small fortune and reef tank... it helps if you start with a BIG fortune...
 

zalick

A cup of water and a dash of salt
View Badges
Joined
May 29, 2014
Messages
1,188
Reaction score
1,230
Location
Portland
What are your parameters? Have you checked for stray voltage?

we can’t advise you on quitting until we know this important information.

Also turn off all the lights in your house for the next 4 days. If your job is still there, not much else you can do to get rid of it.
 
OP
KrisReef

KrisReef

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
May 15, 2018
Messages
4,457
Reaction score
15,008
Location
ADX Florence
A long belated official welcome! As long as you can afford to do what you love, retiring and having more time to do it sounds great.
Yessir, thank you. I enjoy being here a lot more than working, but since I started working at home I am here a lot more than, well I probably shouldn't put all that in writing. :)
 
OP
KrisReef

KrisReef

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
May 15, 2018
Messages
4,457
Reaction score
15,008
Location
ADX Florence
What are your parameters? Have you checked for stray voltage?

we can’t advise you on quitting until we know this important information.

Also turn off all the lights in your house for the next 4 days. If your job is still there, not much else you can do to get rid of it.
True story. I'm involved (tangential) with some contract negotiations and some folks can't wait to work at home and my wife can't wait for me to go back to work! I'm trying to help strike a balance in the deal that lets me work at home and get paid more to do it. I need a new house if I'm going to keep working at home, something like Buckingham Palace where I can live and reef in one wing and she can do her thing in the other. That's going to cost some coin!
 
OP
KrisReef

KrisReef

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
May 15, 2018
Messages
4,457
Reaction score
15,008
Location
ADX Florence
Welcome!!

We dream of fish. We dream of doing nothing but fish. If financially LONG term you can go without any income, live the dream and quit your job... however, its hard to have a small fortune and reef tank... it helps if you start with a BIG fortune...
Yup, working for reefing is the only reason I have to get up anymore. :)
 

CanuckReefer

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 18, 2020
Messages
869
Reaction score
1,310
Location
Port Perry Ontario
I'm finally getting around to introducing myself. I have had a reef tank in my garage since we moved back to southern California in 2007. I've had tanks much of my life but I've never wanted to automate them as I prefer to tinker. I'm thinking about changing and getting a reef controller or just hiring a service to come take care of the system. 150 gallons of water in two tanks and a sump. I get free ocean water at Scripps in La Jolla. I come here to work and learn and see what other folks are doing with artificial ocean keeping. More progress has been made in keeping reefs by folks tinkering in aquariums than by all the marine scientist messing around underwater trying to measure the rate of reef extinctions by CO2. Not that science is invalid, its more like a rusty old machine that requires money to tell a fortune than a reporter of facts, but I digress a bit.
I started my job with the state almost 30 years ago, a biologist and now an "Environmental Scientist." I was supposed to start April 1st but since that was a Friday my start date (regrettably) became April 4. I joined here awhile ago but I figured I would check this place out and see if I wanted to stay before I introduced myself. I hope to get a build thread badge but first I have to finish scraping the algae off the acrylic. I've been in restoration mode for about 2 years following an aefw & pink turf algae battle caused by random additions of things that were supposed to be clean. So my coming out day is today, April 1 2021. I am thinking about quiting my job soon, 4/3/21 is just around the corner. Should I quit?

Kris
I enjoy your posts.... and you introduce now lol? This is the Cali way all I can surmise! As for 'quitting ' or carrying on, it sounds to my ears you are either dissatisfied or bored. Perhaps I am wrong. However in will say at 47 years young here, house almost paid, I have pretty much had it with my employer of 25 years. They don't listen to those in the field anymore.... in fact it's totally ignored. I have seen people promoted who didn't deserve to be, only because they were eager beavers with nothing concrete to offer. One reason I stayed out of office. Sorry to ramble....but I think you/I suffer from a similar issue. And we need to find our own niche at this point. Am I right?
And April 1st......ah there we are...
 
Last edited:

ScottR

Surfing....
View Badges
Joined
Feb 12, 2019
Messages
8,051
Reaction score
26,739
Location
Hong Kong
Yup, working for reefing is the only reason I have to get up anymore. :)
Sweet because I have some work for you in my home. Change socks daily, refill ATO, scrape glass, heat up burritos, etc.
 

What have you found to be the best things/methods to beat hair algae? (choose all that apply)

  • Hydrogen peroxide

    Votes: 20 16.0%
  • Lawn Mower Blenny (or other fish)

    Votes: 25 20.0%
  • Manual Removal

    Votes: 62 49.6%
  • Rock Scrubbing

    Votes: 22 17.6%
  • Lowered Phosphates

    Votes: 30 24.0%
  • Tank Blackouts

    Votes: 6 4.8%
  • Urchins

    Votes: 31 24.8%
  • Fluconazole

    Votes: 11 8.8%
  • Granular Ferric Oxide (GFO)

    Votes: 11 8.8%
  • UV Sterilizer

    Votes: 12 9.6%
  • Refugium

    Votes: 29 23.2%
  • Algae Scrubber

    Votes: 7 5.6%
  • Clean Up Crew

    Votes: 56 44.8%
  • Lighting Change

    Votes: 12 9.6%
  • Sea Hare

    Votes: 10 8.0%
  • Vibrant

    Votes: 16 12.8%
  • Other (please explain in thread)

    Votes: 10 8.0%

Online statistics

Members online
2,191
Guests online
5,707
Total visitors
7,898
Pieces of the Ocean
Top