@Sarah Rain@facebook Agreed, it's basically just one big Ponzi scheme. Very twisted, and scary when a company's stock price falls because it didn't grow by x% every quarter (therefore failing to meet artificial projections)...and everyone thinks this makes sense. How is any of this sustainable?
@bgprincipessa Eek sorry for the late response, not sure if you will read this, but basically, small kitchen space = storing Vitamix in closet and my bf accumulates and loses change everywhere. The dime was already in the blender! If the Vitamix starts to overheat, it automatically shuts down, so perhaps that's why so few employees needed? The engine basically isn't allowed to burn out. Unless there are errant dimes, in which case YMMV. :)
@bgprincipessa Because these suckers are amazing. We accidentally blended a dime while making a smoothie (ugh), heard a couple of weird thunks but nothing else, and when we poured out the smoothie, found a chipped dime. No damage to the blender.
@Mae I think location matters too - I work for the same company, but moved from an office in a major city to one in the mid-sized city (same work). In my old office, you'd get the side eye if you left at 5:30pm, but here, people commonly leave around 4pm so they can pick up their kids, etc. There's a lot more flexibility and focus on work-life balance.
@navigateher I would think it's any interaction. I worked in a service industry, and if you had conversations with people (so they saw you as a REAL person), they tended to tip. Whereas if it's just a business transaction of money and goods, the server is just the middle-man.
@Kelly Dunleavy OMara@twitter Thank you for clarifying.
Question - I'm sure the Billfold doesn't get $ for this guy, and it's possible Kate O'Mara wrote this for the Billfold, for free. But did Ric Edelman pay her to write this? Because he's really the only one interviewed here, and a quick Google search on him kind of depicts him as the modern day sleazy insurance guy. Just wondering. In any case, I agree with everyone here - this was poor writing. I'll manage my own money, you know you can buy ETFs on your own, right?
@stuffisthings Claire was my high school French class name, and I am very fond of it. You don't hear it too much, so it's unique, but it's not like..."Apple" unique.
@stuffisthings Survival of the fittest! Talent agencies in LA pay minimum wage for a mail room job for agents starting out, with no benefits for a few years after that. Perfect training grounds. I can't hang. :(