@TreeTownGirl You nailed it. There's an assumption that I WILL work extra/more/longer/using less vacation. No, @Aconite, I don't begrudge those with families any time off they may take and thankfully, I work with pretty stellar coworkers. I am not asked to make up work for them. What I have concerns with is because i don't have as many familial obligations as worker#2, there are opposite assumptions regarding my availability. "jmdj, you'll be here over the holidays right?" I'm just trying to point out that there's another side to this opting out of the work place FOR FAMILY discussion. I like my job. I like working hard. I would like for people to recognize that I'm doing it for those reasons not because I don't have a family to get home to.
I would like to see more discussion on this topic from people without families. I don't have children, so therefore, am I obligated to lean-in? Am I supposed to be ok with people rising through the corporate ladder who only work part time while I work full time? I understand the need to be flexible, but there's another side to this equation entirely that no one is talking about.
"Half the things on this website are about trying to be a writer." Indeed. :/
We ended up having one installed for the sole purpose of buzzing people into our condo building. If we attached one person's cell to the door buzzer- the other roommates cannot let guests in.
@thecoffeestain Yes! "Although, isn't that writing that you spoke of what TheBillfold is all about?" This is exactly what I thought. Somewhere down the line the posts with the attitude of "yes, we can do this!" (Throw money at our problems, Do 1 thing posts) turned into just posts upon posts about why we are screwed.
i don't understand why these three items are linked together in this post? because education?
@aetataureate yes! this is the first thing i thought of!
joki = slug in DC. Though slugs aren't paid, they get a free commute by agreeing to ride with someone who wants to join the carpool lane.
I grew up in a tiny 3 bedroom house with an older brother and sister. As they were waiting for me to be born they assumed whomever had the "matching" sex with the new baby would have to share the room. Surprise! My parents put them together and I got a nursery to myself. As we grew older, we switched the arrangement, but I think this had more to do with which personalities could share a room without killing each other. Also- my parents were kind enough to give the master bedroom to the kids sharing a room figuring the more space the better when sharing tight quarters.
There's a lot of boat anger here? I don't get it. In DC, houseboats are one of the few affordable housing options downtown.