Is there a lot where you can park and then take public transit? Is there even an apartment complex where you could park for transit? I live in a pretty small city with a large university and there are commuter lots. Looking into some non conventional options might take longer but save you some serious $$.
Thank you for your AmeriCorps service, Rebecca!
On Locked Out
My fiance is a manager at a Walgreens and lost his keys when he was opening the store one morning at like 6 a.m. He called everyone who would have a set, no one answered. He then called a locksmith who just let him in WITHOUT checking any kind of ID. That seemed pretty bizarre to me.
Actually, my fiance is about to get a bonus somewhere around 15k. We're trying to figure out whether it should go toward my student loans or his car loan. Hurray.
@backstagebethy I am with you on this so much. It's sad how little 20k seems like to me. It would pay 1/3 about of my non-mortgage debts (student loans and car).
I am 27 and was mistaken for an undergrad student twice in the past week. I think it's a result of the t-shirt and jean look I rock so often.
As an AmeriCorps program director, I say that you need to think this decision through, and do so quickly. The people who say that you can be replaced are correct. But that's only if you tell them NOW. Since you've already accepted the position, it's likely that the person in charge has already notified all of the other candidates that they didn't receive the placement, and it's not going to be easy to figure out how to get someone else on board. It's more important that if you decide to serve with AmeriCorps, that you stay the entire year. Depending on the program, once you start, it's possible that you can't be replaced for a full year. @katiekatie I'm very sorry that you had a bad experience with AmeriCorps. Just like any other program, organization, basically anything in life, there are definitely some bad programs out there. There are also some really great programs that are making a positive difference in the world. AmeriCorps members in those programs have more responsibility than typical 1st year employees, build relationships with non-profit professionals during their year, have tangible results to put on their resumes and typically get hired immediately after their year. Almost all of my 20 members who finish their terms in October and November have great jobs lined up for when their terms end. Most of the members on an anonymous survey said that AmeriCorps prepared them for their career. And that's just the self-serving piece of the puzzle. My 20 members will have helped 6,000 individuals who are going through foreclosure this year. It might not seem like much, but it's definitely something :)
I will never forget Mr. "email@example.com". His email also read something like "i need this job" Yeah, he did not get it.
In general I'm not a huge fan of TFA (for reasons not included in this article). However, this article really rubbed me the wrong way. Where are this person's facts?
My fiance and I pay a total of $160 per month for internet and cable. The cable includes DVR and HBO and Showtime. Plus we pay $10 a month for Netflix. I've been fed up with our rising bill through Comcast and suspected that I was paying too much. Reading these comments make it pretty clear that I definitely need to find a way to spend less money on this.