@Caitlin with a C check out rent the runway! why buy a dress you probably aren't going to wear again? and at least for me the dresses are always nicer quality than what i could afford to buy.
In all of the categories so far I feel like my answers are always more expensive than everyone else's! This will be no exception. We have to have cable/internet/phone because it is cheaper than just cable/internet. Plus we just added HBO because of Game of Thrones, so I think we're up to about $140 a month, plus $7.99 for Netflix. This is split between two people.
We are two people in a 1200 sq ft three bedroom house and ours ranges from $80 to $250 depending on the time of year. It's much higher in the summer when we use AC. In the winter we have gas heat so it's lower.
@bgprincipessa don't worry, I am in the exact same situation and mine is similar!
It can be anywhere from $100 to $175 per week for us, depending on how many staples or expensive items we need to buy that week. We are two adults in a major metro area. This includes food for two cats, paper goods, and bird seed for the outdoor birds. This does not include alcohol, which we can't buy at the grocery store, or dog food, because we have to buy that special from the vet.
@SarcasticFringehead YES. This happened to me and it was a nightmare. I worked at Victoria's Secret one summer and you were supposed to sign three people up for credit cards per 8-hour shift. Every single employee was supposed to do this, even though it was much much easier to sign people up for the cards while you were working the register. I worked the sales floor and they wouldn't train me on the register because I didn't sign enough people up for credit cards, and eventually cut my hours as well. NIGHTMARE. They made me sign myself up for a card one time to help meet my quota.
@Lily Rowan It's amazing, isn't it? When my parents went to college in the early-mid 1960s they worked over the summer and made enough to pay their entire tuition and living expenses, including rent, for the coming school year.
@BornSecular Ha, well, I just found out my coworker who is leaving for a new job got that job through a friend in her alumni group! Timely!
This is a little discouraging, but: Every office job I have ever had (three)I got from job boards. I only have gotten an interview because of a (very enthusiastic) referral from a friend who worked at the company once, and I was not hired for that position. I know maybe two people off the top of my head who were hired based on referrals.
@aetataureate possibly! Probably also not being willing to tweak a resume or apply to a job you aren't interested in labels you as "difficult." They just want someone to fill the available job, I guess!