@katiekate Seriously, PROVIDENCE, YA'LL.
@Hey Ella Seattle is mid-sized but the insular hibernation/neighborhood thing makes it feel even smaller. It's also becoming really expensive, really fast, which contributes to making it feel smaller, I think. I swore I could never live in a city smaller that SEA, but then I lived in Providence, RI for two years and looooooved it. And it is tiny tiny tiny.
@WayDownSouth A lot of career tracks, you can't get a job without first working for an organization for free. I have a MA from Brown and ten years volunteer and free project work in my field, and I still am getting beat out by kids right out of undergrad who interned at the places I'm applying to. People don't want to take a chance on someone they've never met.
@therealjaygatsby Seriously. I make $19k a year, $100k is basically Scrooge McDuck rich, to me. And as someone whose mother raised her on about $22k/yr, over $100k to raise two kids is MORE than enough. Please. That said, they are in the Bay Area, and my tiny brain cannot wrap around real estate/rental prices there, so they could easily be upper middle class in that area. Depends.
I actually have a surprising amount of friends who've done phone sex work, and that has always been my fallback, I'm not going to starve, move when I feel desperate. Like, I'm not going to freak out because I can always do phone sex. My friends are pretty evenly split on whether they loved or hated it.
@wrappedupinbooks Oh thank god. Honestly sometimes I feel like the Billfold is for people who are rich and that is crazy crazy crazy and scary. Like, how much are we supposed to save when we make $19k a year? Who offers enough interest that I can turn 20 bucks a month into retirement and private health insurance?
@Eric18 I mean, I guess I could save for retirement, but considering I make about $19k a year, have no health insurance, and over 100k in loans, I'm guessing five bucks a month isn't really going to cover it. I'm so glad those stories that have absolutely no details on how those women financially paid off their debt made you feel better, but some of us ACTUALLY CAN'T DO IT. I mean bootstraps, amirite?
Wow, am I the only person who reads this blog that just assumes I will be working until I literally keel over loading someone's groceries? I've never once thought of my retirement because I always assumed it was completely out of my reach. Am I really an anomaly?
They also do their best to source high quality, fresh (local?) ingredients. ALSO they only have four or five locations, and haven't opened a new one in years - not a lot of interest in exponentially increasing profit. Of course, that is mostly a public company thing, as stated above.
@lizil Seriously, any decent human being will understand if you are following an amazing opportunity - just make sure that that is exactly what it is.