On Everything About Being An Assistant Is Awful

These are some hard truths for 27 year-old admin assistant me, working in a sexy industry in a very, very unsexy job, excelling at all the meaningful projects and failing at a lot of the executive support stuff. All while every friend and family member asks, constantly, when I'm getting promoted, or why don't I just leave.

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 4:25 pm 0

On An Update From the Wealthy Retiree

What kind of windfall is the equivalent of winning a few million dollars in the lottery? This guy must be a magical spy of some sort. So mysterious.

Posted on April 2, 2015 at 10:14 am 0

On Return of the "Good Guy Discount"

I tried the good guy discount pitch, word for word, at a bowling alley, just for kicks. It didn't work. I don't know why not. I mean, I'm a good guy, he was a good guy, what's the problem.

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 12:55 pm 0

On Working Through the Grunt Work

Needed this desperately today. Thank you.

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 3:40 pm 0

On Childless Old Man Tells Us Being Childless Is Selfish

Do dogs count? I think dogs should count.

Posted on February 13, 2015 at 11:23 am 2

On Deciding to Buy Renters Insurance

@appletree Cool, let me just clear my month to get this all done. Just joking on the snark. These are great ideas and I am impressed. Can you come over and do it for me?

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 3:25 pm 0

On How a Person Who Recently Transitioned Careers Does Money

Jealous jealous jealous jealous jealous. Good job.

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 3:02 pm 0

On Meeting The Me That Could Have Been

Meeting those people is so frustrating. That is basically my work day every day, and to make it worse, I stalk people in my industry on social media and a local industry blog. I could have been you, if I had just gotten an internship earlier in college! I could have been you, if my literature professors had ever once, just once, mentioned jobs. I could have been you, if I had known it was an option.

Posted on January 12, 2015 at 1:08 pm 0

On In Search of a Deal on Wheels

Hey, that was my weekend too! And now there's a new car in my garage, but I took the bus to work today, because my parking card isn't effective until the 15th and while I can spend tens of thousands of dollars on a new car, I can't pay $13 a day for parking even for a few days. That is because the car = new life, funded by inheritance, and parking = old life. I don't know why. Paying cash is a weird position to be in. The whole thing was weird. So I researched for a year, went to one dealership, drove one car, negotiated down $1,000 and walked away with one less check in my checkbook. Buy the car. Then you can do things like doctors appointments and dog play dates.

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 5:43 pm 0

On How I Changed My Life and Became a Cheesemaker in Three Difficult Years

So jealous. I love my little family, but pets and a relationship are a big factor keeping me at my office job and away from my farm dreams. Also I look terrible without the help of a hair dryer.

Posted on January 5, 2015 at 3:35 pm 0