This is insane. I really want to appreciate this and feel compassion for this person. Kids are expensive. Homeownership is expensive. He has responsibilities I don't have. But he makes almost 15 times what I make, and I make more than most of my friends. I mean, this is just totally crazy. This guy needs to chill out, be happy, and enjoy what he has. Move to a modern house, drive a nice Ford, and calm down. Or, just stay where he is and enjoy it! Sounds like he's doing everything right. Ugh, I can't even form a coherent sentence, I'm so blown away. Be happy, dude. You're doing good. You are very wealthy.
@stuffisthings Buyers check for stains though. I won't go into detail, but training includes memorizing very gross acronyms about types of stains one might find inside pants....
@amyfrances Once more thing! When I worked at Buffalo, I once bought in clothes from a guy that appeared on the Vh1 show The Pick-Up Artist. It was so fascinating to talk to him. We bought in a crazy vest that he wore on the show. Totally blew my mind.
I used to work at Buffalo Exchange (side note: it was so, so fun and I wish I hadn't left for an office job). It was really interesting. We had so much training and were expected to do a lot of research. A good buyer makes informed decisions when evaluating clothing - there was so much information to consider. I learned how to decode random numbers on clothing tags (did you know Gap dates their clothes? And that all Anthropologie clothes, regardless of the brand, have a special ID number on the tag?). These are good tips. You can bring in more than one grocery bag, though! But don't bring trash bags - it's just such a mess. I still get lots of clothes there and sell stuff frequently.
@bgprincipessa The super nice house and kitchen, the fancy groceries, the the fancy clothes, Mill Valley...so wealthy! Might be petty to say, but it's a site about money, right? I used to nanny for a family in a 3.5 million dollar house with a pull-out refrigerator like that. So fancy.
That picture of them in the kitchen is the wealthiest looking picture I've ever seen.
The Minnesota Public Radio show Wits just did a HILARIOUS skit about a Jurassic Park business development meeting. The attendees were dinosaurs. Find it here. http://www.witsradio.org/episodes/twenty-one/
I love what she said about school, in terms of not regretting picking that school but also feeling like she'd do things differently if she could go back. That's how I feel. That's a liberal arts education for you! Confused though.... is the $15,000 for the April-November work? If so, that's just over half a year, so theoretically, an annual salary would be near $30,000. Not a ton of money, but pretty respectable for a 25 year-old working in education/nonprofits/entry level stuff.
@highwaysofgold What is your job? Can I have one?
I've always stayed up late. I took a new job in September and I've been HATING it. Then I started going to bed earlier and getting up earlier, and like magic, I like my job now. It's crazy. I feel a million times happier Going to bed earlier is the best.