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Old 03-16-2002, 03:42 AM   #1
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Default what a bad day

stop reading if you don't want to participate in my pity party.

i stay awake until 1pm...the afterburner kits for the gba went on sale at 2pm est...i couldn't stay awake any longer to order. it was to the point that my body was ready to shut down. now i may have lost the opportunity to get in the preorder.

i had to wake up again at 5pm to dj a private party at the club. the people never show up. apparently the kid had the flu and they cancelled, but never called me.

i can't figure out this damn html problem with a page i'm working on (see the tech forum).

i still have all these websites and flash stuff to do.

constant fighting with my (now) ex-gf. she calls to "be my friend"...i don't want to be her friend. i can't stand to see her destroy herself. but i can't take down the collage of pictures on the wall. it's pics of her when she was just born to current pics of her. my favorite ones are when she's a baby sleeping...it's the cutest damn thing i've ever seen. the other one is when she's in her cheerleading uniform sitting against the car. prettiest girl in the world. i absolutely REFUSE to acknowledge that she's done so many bad things to me...denial is an ugly thing. it's gonna take me a LONG time to get over it and an even longer time to get involved with someone else.

i have 3 manufacturers wanting me to distribute their products in the store...but i just don't have the time to get stuff done. i don't want to lose their business, and i don't want to lose the revenue from selling the items. let's be honest, it's getting to the point where i'm going to have to start paying myself for running the store. can't wait until the anti-zd kiddies get wind of that one.

i'm SO far behind on store orders it's borderline illegal and the customers just aren't understanding. if they would read the god damn faq, they'd know what an order status of 1 means and why they haven't received the goods. i'm ready to outsource store support to some company in india like everyone else does. hell, i'm ready to hand off the store to someone else period. it grosses $1000/mo...yeah..that's called profit. as in, "in my pocket" profit. it's totally killing me that i'm not taking any of it...i have bills too. this store has gone far beyond supporting zd and being a hobby. it's a flat out successful business.

zd is getting worse. noone is doing anything, it takes WEEKS to get shit done since the ztnet admins pulled my access. the zd sql table is so large that it's slowing down the site...i've been asking for another database to be created for a LONG time (6+ months). qualified staffers are VERY hard to find...and when i do find them, they "don't like me". what a crock of shit. if these people actually gave a damn about emulation and wanted to help, they'd set aside their preconceived notions of me and see how it REALLY is.

yeah..can you tell i'm stressed, depressed and VERY angry at everything?

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Old 03-16-2002, 04:34 AM   #2
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Default Swamp, that sucks.

I don't see any reason why you shouldn't be paying yourself to run the ZD store. I say go for it, you deserve it.


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Old 03-16-2002, 06:40 AM   #3
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Well I expect to get paid to work and so does everyone else here, I say go for it, you deserve to get paid like anyone else, and if the store starts making enough money you could probably afford to hire someone parttime *someone you trust and lives nearby* to help with the store on the orders and still have money in your pocket. No shame in making money for doing a good job.

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Old 03-16-2002, 01:11 PM   #4
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Default Re: Swamp, that sucks.

I second it.

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Old 03-16-2002, 05:20 PM   #5
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> I second it.
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Yea... --Swamp-- Once the time you spend on something expands beond a hobby, then it needs to be putting some food on the table, unless of course you are already minted beond all belief. I admire your push to keep it alive though, even though you lack the time and funds to do it, most people would crumble at the thought.

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Old 03-16-2002, 05:57 PM   #6
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Default Re: Swamp, that sucks.

Swamp, here's my advice.

1.Hire some friends you know in your area to help with the ZD store so you don't have to bust your ass too much.

2.Find some web staff to help with the online part of the ZD store

3.Get some sleep! You need it!

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Old 03-17-2002, 09:12 PM   #7
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Default Re: Swamp, that sucks.

> I don't see any reason why you shouldn't be paying yourself
> to run the ZD store. I say go for it, you deserve it.
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I don't see why not. I don't think it would alienate buyers, as long as the prices stay low.

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