My parking pass was disabled last week when HR accidentally terminated me (haha, funny joke, guys) and so I called today to get it re-enabled now that I'm un-terminated again. It took like 30 seconds. Awesome.
@andnowlights Yup. It seems that all of these people found out about theirs in their early 20s and I'm almost 27, and maybe my parents just forgot to tell me? (Still hopeful!)
This series increasingly makes me wish that my parents had a secret trust fund set up for me. They don't (or do they????).
@highjump I KNOW. I would have said yes in an instant! And I hope that that rejection does not put him off from future proposal-bots. Asking his future spouse to marry him via robot! Adorable!
I interview highschoolers for admission to my alma mater, and this year, it came out in one of the interviews that the dude I was interviewing built a robot with which to ask a girl to prom. A prom-bot! I was so impressed. (She said no, which is totally tragic, but irrelevant to the story)
I started work at a temp agency on Monday and they hadn't set up the payment system for me to get paid and I had emailed twice and nobody responded or, like, did the thing I needed them to do. So my one thing was to call them, like an adult would do. And then they did it within 3 minutes of me calling. Awesome.
I'm not entirely clear on what a family partnership is, but I'm super curious. Do all members of your (extended?) family get allowances, too, or is this just limited to your immediate family (or just you)? Is there enough money for you to get these allowances forever? Does the income come from investments or did your, like, great great grandpa dump a billion dollars in an account 100 years ago to be parceled out over time?
@Laura I'm a lady, and I lived in Qatar for about a year. My experience was pretty similar, actually. Ladies in Qatar (unlike in Saudi Arabia) can drive and can walk around un-accompanied, and I often did so. I spent a lot of time at the mall and on the Corniche, both very public places, and never felt unsafe. However, there are a disproportional number of male expats, so my female coworkers and I were on the receiving end of a lot of stares when we went out without men, which often made me a bit uncomfortable. But I learned to ignore it, and to keep my head down and avoid eye contact when walking around the mall by myself, a practice that extended a bit too long after I got back to the US (though I'm better now!). I was also a teacher, so interacted with Qataris more than some expats. Some of the male Qatari students took a bit of time to become accustomed to a lady telling them what to do, but they all came to respect and like me by the end of the year. Overall, good experience, but I'm glad to be back in the US where I feel comfortable wearing shorts when it's hot out.
Atlanta folk (and I know you're out there): Sublime Doughnuts, y'all. Literally the best fried dough I've ever put in my mouth.
I am in a similar position! I interviewed for a job like 3 weeks ago and they said they'd call me within a week, but it's been 3 weeks and... I don't think they picked someone else but maybe they did? I'd like to follow up but I don't/didn't know what to say. I should just email.