In Chicago, probably about $150 just for myself at Schwa, Graham Elliot and Maestro. Maestro was worth it. Schwa and Graham Elliot were not.
My resolution was to not purchase any new shoes in 2014 (running shoes being an exception). So far I have stuck with, at the cost of a good chunk of my sanity and about $300 worth of new sunglasses to fill the void.
I thought the same thing when I first read that story - how can an introvert handle everyone walking past and glancing into their office? I've read Susan Cain's book as well, so wondered how she could miss the mark on this one. Good to know that the windows go opaque. Then again, I work from home, so I can get as introverted as I want to.
@Allison People are generally not paid for media work like that. For the same reason that media cannot accept payment/gifts for meeting with a company, attending a conference, etc - keeps everyone honest (in theory).
Amazon is the best about this stuff. I had three packages stolen within a day or two (Christmas shopping + jackass neighbors that leave my packages in the outside walkway while I bring their in EVERY SINGLE TIME BECAUSE I AM A DECENT HUMAN BEING) and Amazon sent out replacements immediately. The thing is, the mail carrier has to prove that the item was delivered, and saying "Oh yeah we totally delivered that" doesn't cut it. Needs to be a signature confirmation.
15 percent of $3,200 is $480. Tell you what, letter writer darling, I'll come in every month and help you set that lunch up for the low, low price of $400.
I had one boyfriend who told me flat out that he would feel threatened if I made more money than him, and another boyfriend who responded, "Wow, f*ck you" when he realized that my salary was twice as much as his. This article pisses me off. I get the impression that the author is trying to place blame on the women because how dare they be successful when they got a MAN who needs food and sex or whatever. "If a guy chooses to be provided for by a woman, he better be smart when it’s important and find other ways to play the part of the man in his relationship..." Hey I think you meant to say that if a man is insecure about making less than his partner, he needs to start thinking of other ways in which he can contribute to the relationship.
Also make sure your shoes are supportive enough and fit correctly. It costs more money, but it's worth it to go to a fancy running shoe store with people who can watch you run and pick out shoes that match your running style. And inserts. I got both and goodbye knee pain. And congrats on running a 5K! It took me an embarrassing amount of time to be able to work up to that.
@meatballsub I have 100 percent given up on that BS and just write "SEE RESUME" in the space. So far no one has argued with me about it.
I think there are cultural traditions that affect how both leadership and employees communicate issues. I lived & worked in Singapore for about six months (coming from the United States). Shortly after arriving at the Singapore office, I heard a litany of complaints from my fellow worker bees - management overpromised to demanding clients, employees were working 12 hour days, pay was low, no clear career growth path, etc. After about a month, the HR lead for the entire region came into the office for a chat about what was good, what was challenging, what could be improved about the office. No one would speak up about the issues. In a culture where 'saving face' is more important than nearly anything else, no employee was willing to speak out and discuss changes that could be made in order to make employees happier, because no one wants to admit that problems exist in the first place. It was a bit of an eye-opener for me.