“if they still need the money, I think what I’ve decided is to give them what I can, not most of what I’ve got.”
“Last week my dad approached me and said he and my mom want to retire to Florida and are looking at houses. They’re hoping my brother and I can each chip in $5,000 for the down payment.”
Am I wrong to be incredibly irate about this? It’s hard to know what others in my position earn as the job is in a very niche industry and its tough to get an accurate range. I’ve already started looking for a new job, but not sure how to square all this so I can still get my job done and not just throw my hands up and completely check out mentally.
It’s not the best use of philanthropic funds to give people like me free books. Is it an acceptable use?
A friend and co-worker of mine is on a mission to have a baby. She’s always wanted to be a mom and finally at 34, she’s in a fantastic, stable relationship with another co-worker who equally wants to be a dad. They’re going to make fantastic parents. The problem is, they’re broke. The bigger problem is that it isn’t a problem for THEM and that strangely feels like a problem for ME.