I'm working. I'm working tonight (10pm-7am), tomorrow(5pm-2am), Friday (3pm-midnight), and Saturday (11:30am-8:30pm), and those last two days I am not only going to be on the sales floor, which I never am because that is not the bulk of my job, but I am going to be in a department I don't work in and haven't even looked at in like three months. Also, I have no fucking clue what my register password is. I am pissed, because I volunteered to work Thanksgiving but not to give up the first four nights of Hannukah, or my sanity. I will be spending as close to zero dollars as possible (we did buy some food and I have pre-made the pie and potatoes, and my boyfriend will be in charge of turkey-ing tomorrow), but I am going to have to bring food to work, because despite the promise of a Thanksgiving meal made by management, I know that everything will be gone by the time I get to work, much less get a break to eat.
@jfruh arbitrary jurisdictions where your ability to travel by public transit nearly disappears when you leave SF proper. Muni has its problems but I can get around at any hour.
@hotdish Google is very good to employees who don't work on the tech stuff, too, including contractors (the people who work in at least some of their cafes technically work for another company). I don't know specifically about pay but they get the same benefits as other employees. (There's plenty of stuff that Google does on other levels that is perhaps not un-evil, but in terms of how they treat their employees, they are phenomenal. They offer domestic partner health benefits, and by that I mean I am on my boyfriend's insurance even though the only legal relationship between us is being on the same lease.)
@HelloTheFuture When we rented our apartment, there was a woman at the open house who was trying to fill out the application right then and there, even though a) the building manager doesn't accept applications and b) everyone who is going to be on the lease needs to be on the application, and her roommate wasn't there. We not only filled out and turned in our application that evening, we got a response in less than 24 hours. I had actually wanted to look at another place but when you snag a good apartment around here, you don't let it go.
Oh, until very recently, the UC/CSU system was "tuition-free". All the money you paid was called "fees". A few years back they just gave up and started calling it "tuition & fees".
@Catface You've read it incorrectly. The "student income contribution" is the minimum amount that every student is expected to be able to pay towards their tuition. It can come from any source (like, say you win an outside scholarship, you can use it to pay that and Yale doesn't hold it against you financially), and is folded into the expected family contribution. Basically, Yale will cover your tuition but they will only make up the difference between expected family/student contribution + work-study and Yale's tuition. (http://yale.edu/sfas/finaid/finaid-information/finaid-package.html)
@Penelope Pine Not really, but there is certainly less expensive wine (some of which is pretty good, though I've never had anything that cost less than $10 that I would describe as "good").
@stuffisthings I did a quick search and read the first reasonable-looking article I saw, and from that it basically just looks like it makes a lot more of the waste product vs non-strained yogurt, and the surge in popularity of Greek yogurt means there's substantially more waste, but the waste isn't any different and the usual forms of disposal work just fine. However, there might currently be more waste than the system is used to handling and possibly some companies have been cutting corners. So the problem isn't really the waste product so much as people not bothering to make sure it gets taken care of properly.
@dotcommie I wish our "Friends and Family" events actually were just that, but they haven't been for years - instead they're just another big sale even where anyone who walks into the store gets a discount, with a greater discount if they use or open a store card, or if they have the coupons employees are told to give to their friends and family, but that discount is the same as for cardholders - I think the only other perk you get if you have the actual coupon is being able to get the discount a day early - but cardholders get a mailer for that, too. (It's also not the same discount as our employee discount.)
@stuffisthings Does this differ somehow from other styles of yogurt? Because yogurt is acidic - that's kind of how the bacteria work.