@garli THERE IS A STAR TREK HILTON IN VEGAS?!
@Marille *whispers* Thrift everythiiiing...
@Marille Maybe we can form a hermit collective!
New dream career! Wow! I also have creative aspirations in my heart, but find myself better at logistics/money/people-wrangling than artistic stuff. Jobs like this are exactly where I want to be in the Venn diagram of right brain and left brain jobs.
I complained to my landlord when we went two months without gas in our building (and therefore no stoves / spotty hot water) in the middle of winter. I asked for a 1/3 reduction in rent for one month, which amounted to something like $650. She lent me a hot plate, refused any discount, and then refused to renew my lease several months later. So, I am now terrified of complaining to any landlord ever for fear of losing my apartment.
My mother is an ocean lifeguard and belongs to a union. Especially with seasonal work, it's really great that her employment is guaranteed year to year, assuming she passes an annual requalification exam. Otherwise the state might just hire a new crop of cheap untrained 18-year-olds each summer. The union also negotiates pay rates and retirement credit, advocates for lifeguards in legal situations, and ensures they have adequate breaks during the day. That last one in particular is important for the lifeguards' health, to prevent heatstroke and exhaustion, and the patrons' safety, making sure the guards are always fresh and alert. My mom's beach hasn't had a patron death in something like 10 years, and I know it's because the guards are experienced, strong, happy, and trust each other after many seasons working together as a crew. Yay unions!
@HelloTheFuture Yesss, running music keeps me going on the Strugz Days.
@xtinamartinson Oh my gosh, coolest comment ever. I can't wait to try this when my babymaking time comes.
I got through honors math and quite liked a lot of science classes, with the exception of phsyics, which busted my butt. But in my adult life I really flourish with applied math: calculating voltage load per circuit when drawing up lighting plots for theater, using trig and geometry to make plans for woodworking and bricklaying projects, understanding the complex financial instruments my colleagues deal with every day. I realize we had to learn the basics before getting to the fun stuff, but I wish more math homework was 'in the field.'
I identify with this so hard! My new apartment's kitchen needs some serious DIY-ing. When I am stressed at work, I think greedily about all of the organizing and sprucing-up I will get to do when the time comes.