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    I'm sure all of you have experienced this at one time or another.....my mother keeps telling me I'm going to go blind, get carpal tunnel and be hunch backed from all of the time I am spending in front of the computer. How do you deal with those wacky family members who think you're just playing around? I've explained this is a business. Several times.

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    Show her the checks when they roll in.... That should keep her off your case!!!!

    Everyone has an opinion...just do what you like and do a good job. That is what matters!

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> How do you deal with those wacky family members who think you're just playing around? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Avoidance!

    Actually, the "show the checks" method works really well. That and driving up with a new car! But the downside is, then you have to be ready to be pestered to show them how it's done.

    As for whacky family members you *don't* live with, I seriously vote for Avoidance. They don't need to know how much time you spend on the computer. Let them go ahead and think you actually go to that weird place occasionally...what was that place called again... Oh yeah--"Outdoors..."
    There is no knowledge that is not power. ~Hemingway

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    "then you have to be ready to be pestered to show them how it's done..."

    Give them a 4-inch-thick book on PHP for Christmas or their birthday. That usually snuffs it out like a cigarette butt.

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    Send them pictures or Christmas cards of you "working" in your pajamas

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    I bow down to trust as I too one day want to work in PJs
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    What your mother said didn't seem to have anything to do with money. So just tell her, for your birthday she can buy you one of those euronomic (sp?) chairs, a nice wrist rest, maybe some voice recognition software and a new pair of glasses.

    Mike

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    Go to a gym, Work out.
    This way you will always be in fit for 10 hours/day online "work".

    That's what I do.

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    I agree with all of the comments...

    YOu just have to ignore/avoid these naysayers....

    if there lives were so perfect... they would all be sleeping till noon... and calling down to the maid her to bring breakfast... and to draw their bath water...

    instead if the rat trap they call their lives...

    I get the same crap especially from my wife... who says "I'm playin at her expense" but she sure likes it when I can run 20 errands in the middle of the week while she sleeps..... (she works nites)...

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    that's my2cents, 'cuz I'm a legend in my own mind....

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    My husband used to get upset about all the time I spent on my computer building *silly webpages*.

    He is much more understanding now- he is asking when he can retire!

    Money definitely talks!



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    Sadly, with my former job at a dot.com, I actually worked from home in my PJ's. I aspire to never work 9-5 again. Or any combo thereof. The bad part is I am currently living a bi-costal life, and my time on the East coast is spent living with her as my condo is rented out. The family is starting to get smart b/c when they call now, they just assume I'm on the cfomputer. Progress!!

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    Add Yoga to your daily schedule. Highly recommended for those that spend long hours at a computer. Highly recommended for everyone, really.

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