Please don't take my 1 Thing away! I love the community of this post and it's a great reminder for me to do my 1 thing(s).
A college education is a privilege not a right. I was reading about this last night. In NJ if a student is accepted into college, parents still have a legal obligation to the child even if they are older then 18. But then I think about what happens when the parents can't even afford college. In NY child support goes till your 21, does this mean children can sue for things their parents don't even have? Rachel is definitely being led astray by her friends lawyer father. He isn't representing her and when she loses her case she's the one stuck with 20K (she's already 12K+ in the hole) to pay back. Which she would have anyway if she took out loans for school. I'm going to be paying attention to this case to see what happens.
I remember a few years ago there was similar issue with tomatoes. Menu fast food places stopped using them in sandwiches because the price had sky rocketed. I also think this just effects Chipotle. If South American Avocado farms are fine then the rest of the supply chain should be good too.
A part of me feels like they needed that one particular "sample" project done. You did it and they purposefully ended contact cause they no longer needed your services. Or am I just being to pessimistic?
Student Loan: January $14,394.45 February: $12,328.65 I just ended up paying off one of the loans entirely 3 more to go! Credit Card: January: 453 February: 0$ Happy Dance all over the place!!!! It's so good to finally have that monkey off my back. Especially since it was 0% interest the first year and interest begins this March.
@Tatiana I paid off my credit card too! High Five to us :)
I really think it boils down to how companies treat their employees. My boyfriends job has a constant revolving door of new employees because people are always stealing shit and getting fired. But the company treats their employees like garbage so the one who steal feel justified. Even though it's wrong I don't disagree with them.
I say job number 3. Being a newish company you might be able to offer input on large departmental decisions. You seem like someone who wants to learn and this might be the better opportunity. But either way you wont be doing something wrong.
According to http://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm $10,000 in 1984 is equivalent to $22,513.57 in 2014. Where the hell did the other $37,000 come from? The fact that tuition is about 2 times higher then inflation is insane. There can be no way a system like this can survive. Or rather I hope it doesn't survive.
I think this also depends on who you are. I'm an introvert and rarely chit chat with people in the office. But I definitely implement my own silent time. I'll block out 2-3 hours on my calender and that time is reserved for getting specific work done. Days with lots of meeting are super unproductive for me.