On My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

"as is BYOD (bring your own device) at both major corporates and startups alike". This is true EXCEPT that companies usually pay the monthly bills on the cell phones, which makes it a win/win in the eyes of most employees

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 7:07 pm 0

On My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

@ronswansonluva very good point. I guess, beyond the personality issues at play in this article, the bigger question is 'what value do these new startups provide'? Not all existing industries will benefit with technology bolted onto it. High demand skilled laber jobs like tiling floors, electrician or plumbing work are already in demand. What benefit can a website like this add? Even in the case of cleaning services - what value are they adding? Are we (white people) really so helpless now that we can't operate a web search for a cleaner - we need a smart phone app?

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 6:46 pm 0

On My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

This bubble cannot burst fast enough

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 5:35 pm 1

On On Seattle and Small Apartments

What neighborhood?

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:17 pm 0

On 'Can We Talk Finances?' 'Not Tonight Dear I Have a Headache'

Don't feel like just because your money is making 0 in a savings account that you have to move it. If this is savings you really think you may need within a few years it probably shouldn't be in the stock market. Everyone has a different threshold for what they're comfortable with. Maybe a better strategy is to have an upper number in mind for savings (either a hard number or a 'x months of living expenses') and invest anything beyond that? Then it's all planned out and not a stressful decision point.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:15 pm 0

On Things I Am Looking For in The Mid-Sized City of My Dreams

@theballgirl I do a lot of work travel to Portsmouth and it is one of my favorite places ever!! Hour long bike rides along the coast, old forts and state parks, great restaurants and bars in portsmouth itself, beaches close by. I don't think it's very affordable though, especially compared to some of the midwest/southern places mentioned.

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 2:33 pm 1

On Things I Am Looking For in The Mid-Sized City of My Dreams

@twofish oh man, I loved Brunswick! Bonus points for a large collection of edward hopper paintings at Bowdoin

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 2:22 pm 0

On OK, Gentrification is Lousy. Now What?

Thanks for this very nuanced take on the issue. I consider myself pretty liberal, but the average anti-gentrification screed (much less nuanced than yours) makes me feel a bit of the anger that a conservative must feel all the time. If I live in a suburb I'm contributing to wasteful sprawl, and if i live in a city I am a displacing gentrifier. As an upper middle class white male, I get the feeling that there might not be anywhere I can live guilt-free. Maybe a farm with public transit access to a city?

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 2:37 pm 0

On Who's Taking Care of Your Baby?

@vanderlyn These children will only incur 70+ years of carbon consumption if we continue to use carbon as the primary means of industry/transportation/etc. Maybe some of these children will help get transition away from these unsustainable practices? Maybe intelligent, empathetic people (like most of the readers and writers on this site) should be having huge amounts of children. It would give me hope.

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 7:18 pm 0

On Who's Taking Care of Your Baby?

I take care of my 12 month old quite a bit and get a lot of subtle reverse sexism while on walks. Usually people say something like "Giving Mom a break? good for you!" or "Somebody's babysitting!". I like getting a ton of credit for doing nothing as much as the next guy, but it's like: dude. I'm her Dad. I'm just being a parent right now.

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 7:01 pm 5