@jquick As a person with a STEM degree who no longer works in STEM (thank the universe), this is not the cure-all people seem to think it is, especially if you are a woman. The hours + gender discrimination were not worth it for me to stay. Also, people who work in STEM have employment problems all the time, too. Not a guaranteed income.
I remember F. Scott Fitzgerald writing about a family being so wealthy that they "no longer had friends, only retainers".
WHAT? Lisa Congdon is a friend-of-a-friend and I can't believe I first heard this here.
On Locked Out
I have had to use 3 different locksmiths since I moved into my current apartment. Cost me $75 cash each time. Luckily, they all live within 3 blocks of me. Seems like a pretty lucrative profession.
@seaermine there is entitlement in this story, but it isn't the millienial.
@PicNic Quite. Mike had me at his "uniform" article - seems like a very together guy. Also, may I say that The Billfold is knocking it out of the park today with the compelling stories and the useful information.
@KittyConner Yay, another Zebra user. I was a Precise V5 user until I got sick of them exploding on me. Now, I use mostly cartridge/fountain pens: Disposable cartridge pen - Platinum Preppy 03 Refillable fountain pen - Pilot Metropolitan Fine
@andnowlights Where I work, people bring their parents around all the time - everyone's fine with it. Usually it's one of those "My parents are visiting from out of town and I can't take the whole time off, so - touring my workplace sounds like a fun thing, right?" I love showing off my office to my folks and have done it a lot over the years, and I think they really enjoy it.
I have never heard of this in real life either, except in 2 specific cases: where the person got the interview through a well-connected parent, who shows up to "grease the wheels" with a personal introduction, or the person is from a culture where it's considered good form to introduce your parents to show your interviewer you are from a good family.
@faustbanana This is my nightmare