@Derbel McDillet When you add the 12 month waiting period to the 50 employees thing, the total number of people actually covered by FMLA is pretty darn low- about 50% of workers, total. Which the government tries to make sound better by calling it "the majority" of workers. Thanks guys. http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/1995Report/summary.htm Edit- 59% in 2012 (pdf link) http://www.dol.gov/asp/evaluation/fmla/FMLA-2012-Executive-Summary.pdf
@inthepost Highly recommend gloves, some sort of dust mask, and probably goggles/ dust-proof eye protection. It works great for insects, but it's rough on mucous membranes.
@andnowlights I have this problem all the time with some woman who lives somewhere in Canada and shares my name. Probably the other person's email address also contains at least one letter difference (in my case she also includes her middle initial, which is the same as her last name and therefore basically invisible to most people). I have had to tell many, many Canadians after they "fix" the email address and send me the email again (or, even better, a follow up email commenting on how grumpy I am) that the dots don't count. I've tried suggesting that she add dots between her first, middle and last names so that people actually see her middle initial, but no dice. They are good for setting up filters, though- you can give an address with lots of dots to the spam bots and Gmail will let you filter by the "to" portion of the email.
@potatopotato My partner also kills pillows in ways that I find incomprehensible. He basically hugs them in the center until they split in half? I let him have one of my extra pillows when we moved in together and he destroyed it in a matter of months.
@spex If you haven't found CondomDepot.com, I highly recommend it as a condom source- reasonable shipping, good prices, great selection. The site looks sketchy as all get out, but it's actually totally excellent. And they will send you coupons constantly after your first order.
All of my returning things anxiety pretty much disappeared when I worked retail. Now I return things with impunity, even arguing with managers about their store's return policy (which they conveniently print places where you can read it and then read it back to them...). Unless you're actively defrauding them, stores don't care if you return things. The same is true of asking for discounts for small defects. It's just a button. Most stores don't even require a manager's approval. If there's a stain or it's missing a belt or something, just ask.
@HelloTheFuture Steelcase makes nice systems furniture, but not that nice. I think they mean "specify translucent glass rather than clear when ordering" not "can be changed at any time."
@RiffRandell Baking soda + more baking soda + elbow grease, mostly. Also dish soap. On the not as cheap as baking soda but substantially easier to use, commercial grade degreaser spray from Home Depot (The HDX brand citrus one is $3.00 for 32 oz, so not free, but not break the bank expensive either). It's not very chemically smelling or antibacterial, and it's amazing on grease.
What's up with point one? Chamfered is a perfectly reasonable, descriptive word. And the corners of the stamp are indeed chamfered.
@Derbel McDillet Land's End? Good quality, and their cuts run a bit more modest, on average. Plus you can return online orders to a Sears store (if there's still one around where you live).