On A Male CEO Leans Out

@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.

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 11:59 am 0

On A Male CEO Leans Out

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.

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 10:12 am 2

On How David Shapiro, Creator of Pitchfork Reviews Reviews, Does Money

"Half the things on this website are about trying to be a writer." Indeed. :/

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:41 pm 0

On Are Land Lines Worth It?

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.

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 12:58 pm 0

On We Need a New Kind of Financial Advice

@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.

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 2:36 pm 0

On Crop Tops Cropped from College, Education = Reparations?, Academic Rejection vs Other Kinds

i don't understand why these three items are linked together in this post? because education?

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 12:53 pm 2

On When Your Dad Lives in a Dumpster (Voluntarily)

@aetataureate yes! this is the first thing i thought of!

Posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:23 am 0

On Weird Jobs Around The World

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.

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 4:32 pm 0

On Is It Weird For a Brother and a Sister to Share a Room?

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.

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 1:47 pm 0

On Deduct Your Yachts While You Still Can, Young Taxpayers

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.

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 11:56 am 1