Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Cephlapod Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got...?

get a job (read all 15 entries…)

As unstable as my permanence is, I have a job at the moment but I need a career.

I think looking back years from now this could be on of the better jobs I’ll have even though the pay is not great.

At the end of a shift, over 60 people head to the showers. About 55 of them to one of two male change rooms, and due to oversight and apathy, I go to the other one. I often have the whole change room to myself, including the showers. I also take up 3 full size lockers.

The downside of course is that 99% of people there make more than me, many make more than double my hourly wage. They are currently complaining because their shifts have been cut down from 10.5h to 10 and their weeks have been capped at 20 hours of overtime max. (Overtime starts after 40 hours)

“Some of us have kids to feed” -coworker who’s max earnings are now capped at $3300 per week as opposed to the previous $4175.


Cephlapod Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got...?

I was called in for a full shift of overtime even though they didn’t actually need me for anything. I helped out a contractor who had already been payed a flat rate to do a job.

He told me he has had six days off total since January then offered me a full time job to work with him. He was a salary employee,
I guess he never learned to say “no” to his boss. I also had a hard time saying no to his many job offers throughout the day so I just changed the subject or trailed off while talking.

PepperyJasmine is trying to keep it together.

note on your status

i think the email server is fixed now… i’m not sure, but i think so…

Cephlapod Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got...?

You are correct, I received them all at once last week.


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