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november 24th, 2009 av Cikey Leave a reply »

[...] it's the second time this year I lose my job!

OK, so I’ve not good at keep­ing my blog updat­ed. The rea­son is the same as always: There’s been too much stuff going on in my life late­ly…

I recent­ly lost my job. Again! Actu­al­ly it’s the sec­ond time this year I lose my job (from the same com­pa­ny).

I work for one of the largest con­sumer elec­tron­ic store chains in Nor­way, and for the sec­ond time this year they are shut­ting down the store I’m work­ing at (yeah, that’s two dif­fer­ent stores! Some­thing I did?) This means I get fired, and though I’ll prob­a­bly end up get­ting anoth­er job at the same com­pa­ny it feels like crap!

The last six months has been noth­ing but work, long hours and a lot of pres­sure. I’ve been the assis­tant man­ag­er at the store, and because this was a small store that meant a lot of the work fell on me to get done. And don’t get me wrong, the work got done, but not with­out wear­ing me out. It was always my moti­va­tion that this would be tem­po­rary as the store was sched­uled for expan­sion.

So now I’m try­ing to keep moti­vat­ed as we start the Christ­mas sea­son, the most impor­tant sea­son for Con­sumer Elec­tron­ics. I’m look­ing into a cou­ple of new job oppor­tu­ni­ties, and I real­ly think it will work out in the end, but even still, It’s hard to keep my moti­va­tion!

Thus I turn to pok­er. Where else to regain the good feel­ing of being on top of my game… The way I’m play­ing theese days you would not think so, but despite my cur­rent down­swing I get a real kick of get­ting online and play­ing. I’ve become a reg­u­lar radio host at the Donkr pri­vate games at Pok­er­Stars every Fri­day, Sat­ur­day, Sun­day and Wednes­day, and I real­ly love it! We’ve got quite a few lis­ten­ers on the radio, and even though none of us are in the Nor­man Chad cat­e­go­ry we still get pos­i­tive feed­back from the peo­ple play­ing.

Not showing a very good profit

As I’ve already men­tioned I’m in a bit of a down­swing theese days. Speak­ing on the radio is prob­a­bly to blame, at least in part (it is kin­da hard to con­cen­trate when you are fol­low­ing the action on five — six tables as well as play­ing) but I also feel like I’m in one of those peri­ods when “every” riv­er gets there, and every big hand is met by a big­ger hand. But this will turn around even­tu­al­ly and I’m still win­ning more than I’m los­ing, (though I still con­cider myself a “breake even” play­er). Anoth­er “fun fact” regard­ing my down­swing is that I’m the sec­ond best placed play­er that has not cashed this month (we play a league sys­tem, where your six best games gives points, based on the WSOP for­mu­la).

I am look­ing to redeem myself regard­ing my poor per­fo­mance at the Donkr torunies, but it might be descem­ber before I have any­thing to show for it.

No wor­ries, I enjoy play­ing the toruna­ments, and love talk­ing trash on the live radio. I’m hop­ing we can devel­op the con­cept and include more pok­er relat­ed dis­cus­sion on air, but only time will tell. If any of you who read this are lis­ten­ing please tell us (me) what you think about the radio or any sub­ject you feel we should dis­cuss on air…

If you are inter­est­ed you can find all the info you need about the tournies, the leaue and the radio here


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