On Reader Dilemma: Can I Take My Bonus and Quit the Next Day?

Your bonus is pay for past work, not a bribe to ensure future work. You are fine to stay until you get the bonus then peace out. It would be good of you to push your start date back at the new place if you can so you have a little bit of a buffer between taking the bonus and peacing out, but I don't think you're required to move mountains to make it happen. That money is yours and you gotta live. Just do your best.

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 12:36 am 4

On Should Uber Have the Right to Charge $362 for a Ride?

@guenna77 No one forced the public to subsidize her party night ride home. They signed multiple acknowledgements that they were donating money to her. I guess she didn't break any kind of "social contract."

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 1:22 pm 3

On Should Uber Have the Right to Charge $362 for a Ride?

@guenna77 I'm gonna go ahead and say that it is in fact immoral to charge $362 for a half-hour cab ride.

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 12:58 pm 0

On Should Uber Have the Right to Charge $362 for a Ride?

@guenna77 No, I would say that whether something is legal or not has a lot to do with whether a company or person has the right to do that thing. That's...what rights are.

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 12:52 pm 1

On Should Uber Have the Right to Charge $362 for a Ride?

This is such a weird thing to argue about without acknowledging that "surge pricing" is better known as "price gouging" and is illegal in (at least) 36 states. Uber has been dodging these laws for years with the argument that they aren't a taxi company because they (probably also illegally) classify their drivers as independent contractors but they set the rates exactly like a taxi company. Uber is an exploitative company that is only profitable because it routinely breaks the law. Its business model is literally to break the law. It does not have a business model that can survive obeying the law. It is super screwed-up.

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 12:42 pm 8

On Should Uber Have the Right to Charge $362 for a Ride?

@guenna77 Actually, according to the state of Maryland, they probably do not have the right.

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 12:35 pm 3

On Do You Venmo?

I have ten months of twenty-something left but I don't have any friends or a smartphone, so I am a non-Venmo. Aside: Venmo is not a snake, it is obviously a coffee order. Obviously.

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 10:28 am 3

On How the Gilmore Girls Do Money

@ECW Full-on the best moment of the entire series (spoilers) is when Jess blows back through Star's Hollow JUST long enough to yell, "WHY did you drop out of YALE?????"

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 4:10 pm 3

On OK, Gentrification is Lousy. Now What?

@Mike. A "There’s no good way to keep rents low for everyone, and I struggle to find a reason why we should try." Because people need to live somewhere, even the poor ones? Because the alternative is poor people dying in tenement fires or freezing to death in parks every winter? Because we have more than enough wealth in the country to provide dignified housing to everyone? Like, take your pick, I guess.

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 4:05 pm 3

On OK, Gentrification is Lousy. Now What?

@Mike. A

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 3:59 pm 0