On The High Cost of Renting in Los Angeles (and Nationwide)

@garli As HelloTheFuture pointed out, I mean the Palms near Culver, not Springs. @HelloTheFuture A friend of mine is paying 650 or 675 for one bedroom in a three bedroom apartment. Not a huge room, but literally half the price of what the person above is talking about.

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 1:13 pm 0

On The High Cost of Renting in Los Angeles (and Nationwide)

This is a little misleading. While rent in LA has been growing too fast, she could be paying half that if she moved to Palms and got a roommate.

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 12:04 pm 0

On Things I Wish I'd Known Before Plunging Blindly Into My Role as a Manager

Sorry, but I've read Marx, and management DEFINITELY isn't labor.

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 2:02 pm 0

On Are the Suburbs Worth It?

@Josh Michtom@facebook It's funny how a neighborhood's "safety" is always a synonym for "mostly has white people."

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 12:31 am 1

On Are the Suburbs Worth It?

@theballgirl I hesitate to throw this out there, but here you go: I was in a very, very elite magnet program in middle school and then high school, in one of the wealthiest counties in the country. The magnet was great, gave me an EXCELLENT education, and then left me and my 99 classmates with the dawning realization our senior year that most elite schools have limits on how many people they can accept from a given high school. In fact, one of our classmates moved to a shittier school district so as to have an advantage. (I think he got into an Ivy.) As a result, about 40% of us ended up in state schools. Note that over 60 of us were National Merit Semifinalists, so this is insane. I'm not sure there's evidence that a fancy suburban education is necessarily gonna increase odds of getting into a "good college" or getting a scholarship.

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 12:26 am 1

On Do You Get Paid Sick Days? Y/N

*clears throat gently* *stands on milk crate* SICK DAYS ARE A MYTH

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 11:34 pm 0

On Which Business Gets You to Swear on the Phone the Most?

@pizza Never build a new house, I guess! We probably have plenty.

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 4:18 pm 0

On Which Business Gets You to Swear on the Phone the Most?

What is a "housing contractor"? A GC? Or something related to buying/selling?

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 1:43 pm 0

On What Do You Use Your Credit Card For, And How Do You Pay It Back?

@jfruh You should check the math - I was on a 3%/2% card, then switched to the upgraded Amex. 6% gas, 4% groceries, 2% everywhere else, for $75/year. We EASILY clear the cost on points.

Posted on December 13, 2013 at 3:49 pm 0

On NYU Now the Only Private University With Unionized TA's

My problem with this is, where is the squeeze going to end up? Obviously I do not approve of how TAs are treated in non-union schools, but if they aren't treated like shit, where's the pay going to come from? The answer, historically, is federal student loans.

Posted on December 13, 2013 at 3:18 pm 0