I like Aldi, but nothing compares to Wegmans.
@gyip I recently learned from my great aunt that you can use plain old white vinegar as a fabric softener! Just throw in about 1/4 cup with a load of laundry and when they come out of the dryer, your clothes/towels/sheets will be super soft and there is no vinegar smell. Seriously, vinegar does everything.
@stuffisthings Yes to what @seaermine said. It's basically a bag of cheetos with nacho cheese poured on top. There's a photo of it in the article linked above also. Seems basically like Texas poutine.
I think you underestimated Mr. MBA. This client had an silly problem, so they were likely to go for the silly "solution", and he played right into it. He got more work and more revenue for your firm out of it. It's a win-win for him, and as long as the client likes it and will pay for it, it's a win for everyone (except the minions who put in all the extra hours producing bullshit).
@Heckyes Yeah, this isn’t really news at all, although I agree that I’m glad at least it seems to be getting some attention now. I have also heard that in the Emirates, migrant workers have their passports confiscated, making them actual slaves in the sense that they are unable to leave the UAE to go home until they have fulfilled their contractual labor duty. Unfortunately I can’t find a source for that info now...
@siege91 No, not a legal requirement, but as anyone who's ever taken any type of business-related class (management or otherwise) can tell you, the very first thing you are taught is that the purpose of any going concern is to maximize shareholder value. Whether those shares are traded publicly or they belong to a sole proprietor, they still exist. Private companies just (generally) have smaller ownership circles and therefore have more freedom to set their own rules without the constraints of quarterly EPS reporting.
@aetataureate I think part of the problem is that so many people are of the view that being able to speak English coherently is equivalent to "mastery" of the English language. It's not! I am continually astonished by the number of people I come into contact with in professional settings who can't even put together coherent sentences in an email. The ability to express yourself and your opinions, in writing as well as verbally, is really important!
@pinches I would be super interested to hear how your Frugal July turns out at the end of the month!
@EDaily I think it's also important to point out that just because you pick a seat at purchase time doesn't mean you are chained to that seat. I change my seats all the time after the initial pick (mostly because I have a weird OCD thing about being as close to the front of the plane as possible), and usually a day or two before a flight the airline will start to free up the blocked seats. The only way to really get stuck with a bad seat is if you book through a website like Priceline rather than the airline; they generally get the worst pick of seats and are restricted to those.
I split internet and cable/DVR/HBO-included with one person at a total of $96/month, so $48 for my share. I also use my boyfriend's Netflix account. I had HuluPlus, but never used it, so I cancelled it last month.