I'm thinking of giving my poor coworker who is here as a contractor some money. Is that weird?
My heart says fellowship, but my brain says job; I'm afraid that when I come back from the year abroad, my resume will seem out of date and I'll have to settle for underpaid admin work instead of this foothold into corporate management.
So, I basically built up a ridiculously amount of credit card debt when I moved to the city a few years ago and had to intern for six months earning next to nothing. I've been sloooowly paying it all down, but I have a credit card payment of $250ish due, well, tomorrow, and I don't have enough money to pay it.
I would like an excuse to keep the $250 refund—maybe you could tell me that it's some sort of karmic reward for managing a long-distance relationship for years, while in grad school?—but probably what I really need is for someone to tell me that I'm being a dick.
In your expert opinion, should I just suck it up, take on the fourth job, get college over with and try to help out my family? Should I forego the fourth job and try to help out my family anyway? Or just do the best I can to support myself, try to enjoy the last few months of college, and hope my family is able to figure it out as well? — C.
The PWWBMS wrote back confirming the receipt of the project and said they would be in touch in the next couple of weeks. Spoiler: They didn't! It has now been over four months and now I am kicking myself for not following up earlier on - maybe a month after PWWBMS's email.
What do you think? should I have been happy with that I received, or should I have tried to negotiate more? — A.
I looked up my credit score info, and apparently it's bad because of a $30 charge at Kohl's five or six years ago. I'm fairly sure I just received the card in the mail and tossed it, so I suspect someone found it and used it, but it doesn't really matter. I would just like to pay the debt and start building up my credit. But since the account is closed, how do I pay it off?
This is a rather minor quandary, but it has been weighing on me. I do a decent amount of online shopping. However, a couple of times a year, packages go missing.
I am contemplating quitting my job on the following rationale: "If I fail my classes, I will have wasted the money I spent on tuition, regardless of how much of those costs I recuperate through my part-time work." I haven't been unemployed since I was 14, so I am slightly terrified of taking the leap. I live at home and also have $11,000 in savings I could live off for the next year—but I was hoping that by working I could keep that for a down payment for a house. Advice? — A.
We broke up. The worse news is that we were five months into a year-long lease that's in both our names (neither of us is the primary person on the lease), and now we have to figure out how to talk to the landlords about what's going on, and convince them to let us either change the lease, or break it altogether.
I'm sort of at a crossroads in my career but also suffer from sever lack of hustle and financial anxiety.
I don't really feel like I can say no to the full-time job, which my boss very nicely put me up for, and, which is actually something I had planned on asking about the possibility of. But, I feel sort of taken advantage of that they want to pay me less to do the same job. WWYD? Get them to promise me a raise or something? — M.
It turns out though, that the woman had charged my fellow "rig pig" less than she charged me, about fifty bucks less. When my husband and I checked out, I mentioned the state of the room, and that my pal had paid less, and the motel lady had said she would refund me the difference. This hasn't happened yet—should I call and follow up?
I applied, interviewed, and was offered the job, which I've been in for the last four months and enjoying greatly—until I discovered something that made me kind of angry: I was offered the extreme minimum salary, just over $25,000, and told it was non-negotiable.