Should've studied STEM!
Protip: Even if you absolutely feel the need to see a gate agent to change flights, you don't necessarily have to talk to the agent at your gate. You know, the one with the other 10 dozen Harried People Trying to Get Places? Yeah that one. Just take a stroll down the terminal to one of the gate agents manning a flight not due to board in a hour, and presto-chango, it's like cutting the line.
So! After falling off (on?) the wagon in January flying all the flights and eating all the take out, I got my act together in February. Debt: Credit Card APR: 24.99% (Don't even care.) January 2014: 2,329.98 February 2014: 873.80 Close, ya'll. CLOSE.
@Allison My earliest deadline is March 21st (and yes I checked this), so I have so time. And if push comes to shove, I can just do the estimator + update. Yay, MOAR DEBT!
1 Thing always leads to 1 More Thing. So. 2 weeks ago my 1 Thing was to clear my floordrobe and find my W2. (Of course, it should also have been to do my taxes.) Then. 1 week ago my 1 Thing was to send the admissions committee an update/plzlemmein letter. (Of course, this 1 Think was done on a Friday, and not on Thursday.) Now. Today my 1 Thing is to call my old job to get my W2 sent as I still don't have it and need it to file taxes so I can do the FAFSA for the school that has since LET. ME. IN. Let's do this.
@bgprincipessa THIS. At every level of education, standardized tests have opened doors that I wouldn't have ever thought were possible for me. They've always been my Mic Dropper. Of course, using a test I took as a 15-year old is an absurd measure of ability.
@jquick You lost me at the "you're just bitter because you make less" canard and your snide commentary on academic work ethic.
@jquick “Probably a difference in working at a non profit vs Corp America. In Corp America you’d be lucky to keep your job after repeatedly refusing to do work.” Really? I mean, Really. It’s been said before on here, and I’ll repeat it: non-profit work is Work. A non-profit is just a corporation (yes, Corporate!) with a different tax structure. That’s it. No sitting around singing kumbaya. No surfing buzzfeed and checking out the latest hot noisepop bands. No bathroom selfies. I coordinate multiple projects with firm deadlines, I live my life in Excel and Access and Outlook, I manage up and down, I interface with government and private sector experts, and my work directly impacts people’s livelihoods. Oh, and I make 40% less than I would in the private sector.** And hey, guys, people in the private sector refuse work all the time. See the phrases “I don’t have the bandwidth for that right now,” or “Final deliverables are soon due on my current projects.” And re. “THAT’S HOW THEY GET YOU,” it’s totally true, and a particular affliction of the non-profit world. This idea is that because everyone is cause-oriented that the most committed and passionate will give every single inch of themselves for the job. That’s how Corporations (again, because non-profits are still corporations) squeeze 100k of work out of someone earning 35k. **And yes, I did study STEM. I left because even non-profits pay better than academia.
On Time Is a Flat Circle Every 1 Thing We've Ever Done or Will Do We're Gonna Do Over and Over and Over Again
I just did my 1 Thing (yeah, late, DEAL) and it felt so so SO SO good. My 1 Thing was to send the admissions committee an update on, well, life, and it is now done. I wish I'd sent it two weeks ago, but regardless sending it made me realize how much I want this. WANT, guys, WANT.
“But at what point do you get to step back and say, ‘I’d like to take a broader view of my time on this planet?’ ” Apparently after you made a $1,500,000,000.00 wielding the same levers of power that those climate change-deniers, eco-antagonists, and oil-industry sympathizers did to enrich themselves.