Meanwhile how well is NYU paying their adjunct faculty? I guess it's too ridiculous to throw the vacation home loan cash toward fair salaries and/or health benefits!
I can't believe you never once got it. Like for your birthday - on your birthday, you definitely are allowed to have ice cream for lunch without shame.
@angry little raincloud Even just 15 years ago, tuition at many schools was much lower... especially some state schools that have lost funding as the economy has tanked.
I interviewed for a few AmeriCorps positions (and was eventually offered one, but by that point I'd taken another non-AmeriCorps job) and I have a lot of Mixed Feelings. Some of the programs looked awesome, like they were doing really great work. Some, I couldn't get a sense from the written descriptions or interviews what the work would actually be like. I'd also heard from other people who've done AmeriCorps programs that the experience varies a LOT depending on the organization (so a big red flag went up when one of the orgs I interviewed with mentioned that they were going from five to two volunteers, but the workload was going to remain the same). One position required that the volunteer have a car - it was in a decent size, not crazy expensive but prices going up city that has poor public transport. How is someone meant to live, rent, food, utilities, and pay for gas and insurance and maintenance on a CAR? I am still very interested in the idea of service positions like this, and I would like to apply for more when my current job term is up (short contract). But there are some things that give me weird vibes. The reason for AmeriCorps small stipend is to give volunteers a greater sense of the poverty that exists in the communities they work with? That seems kinda funky to me, like a quick stint with little money where you can qualify for food stamps will show you how it works - but don't worry, just for a year! This is important work that deserves a better wage. All that said, these are a lot of feeling and thoughts about something I've never done. I'd love to hear from an actual volunteer about this stuff. Good luck, Liz! Child literacy is an awesome cause to be working on and I hope you have a great year.
@@fo Mary was made up too even if it was 2000+ years ago.. "hidden smirking" at a name you think is silly might just be mean spirited or it might be (such as in the case of Laquita here) racist and classist.
Serious question: if you brought jars/tupperware/reuseable containers to the grocery store for your meat, cheese, etc, would the store let you fill them? Aside from the fact that not all grocery stores have a bulk goods section (where I live, the Whole Foods/other organic natural type markets do but not the Giants or Safeways), I'm having a hard time imagining a deli counter worker being happy to put stuff in there. Especially since it's so rare I dunno if there would be hygienic concerns that would stop them? Basically just wondering how feasible this is for people who shop at regular supermarkets.
@probs Do the RAs have a supervisor of some kind? At my university all the buildings had an RA "boss" who was an actual adult/not a student. Maybe you could send him/her an email saying you think the RAs are overstepping? It might be a flaw in the training that the RAs do, that's causing this. It would help future students in your sister's program! Either way, you sound like a super big brother. Keep on keepin' on.
How was your English masters free/Is this just a Canadian thing? I was under the impression they generally weren't funded in the states. But I also haven't looked into it so could be way off. Since this is a grad school post, has anyone out there in Billfold world pursued an MPH? Thoughts/advice/good/bad? Congrats on figuring out what you want to do :) Librarians are the bomb.
While we're talking about hair - does anyone have any good recommendations for cheap anti-frizz/make your hair nice and wavy but not insane products?
I would like to take a defensive stand on not brushing your hair. Mine gets poofy and weird when I brush it. It looks like Hermione. I don't have very curly hair, just wavy (amount of wave depends on the day/humidity) but brushing it makes it look BAD. I use lots of conditioner when I wash it and then finger-brush normally. Maybe someone has a hair secret for me but this has generally worked pretty well. (No brushes, no masters!)