@Megano! ahh, x2, x2! I split it with my boyfriend, so it's actually $1400/mo.
@worstkase ha, so true. I love the part where you don't have to sit around and wonder what to buy and what to cook, but I hate the part where after I go schlep to pick-up I get home and stare at everything and stress out about how the heck i'm going to put a pound of basil in my body in the next week.
I think you should do it because you seem into weird personal challenges and virtue. HA -- it takes one to know one, believe me. I did it this year and it has basically taken over my life. I keep wanting to overachieve my CSA. Which you probably would, too, so be careful. Every week when we get our share I make a "To eat" list and it is like a game show-level challenge to burn through it. And at the end of the week we throw a few things in the (yes) compost pile and talk about our "failures." So it is masochistic and ridiculous, but I think we are getting better at it (and yes that's honestly a phrase we say. "We're getting better at CSA!"). I make jams and pesto and freeze stuff and bring tomatoes to give to friends when I meet them for dinner (or make more meals for friends at our place!). It is a challenge and basically hilarious, but I like being so deliberate about food.
Yeah having gimmicky "outside-the-box" office culture ideas doesn't make up for shitty management and lack of communication.
Ha, what a coincidence! People still get paid $75 to write articles.
Okay I am also an English major who fell into this. Here is what I have done / would recommend: First, go through the docs and google all the terms you don't know. Then, ask to sit down with someone at your company and have this explained to you -- the lawyer, the HR person, whoever gave you the documents in the first place. It's in their best interest that you understand. And know that other people have done it and are taking advantage of the situation -- why not you, right? I'd also recommend getting drinks with a coworker and sharing what you know, or just sharing how overwhelmed you are. The weirdest thing about this stuff is how it doesn't get talked about. It is potentially pretty complex but also potentially worth paying attention to! And whether or not you exercise now or buy or sell - these can be big decisions with potentially big tax implications. But when you start to freak out, remember that this is only a good thing. Totally overwhelming but only a good thing!
@mishaps I made the strawberry and peach ones last summer. They ruled.
omg Geshe Michael Roach. Did you know that he is the guy that that awful movie the Love Guru is based on? ALSO he does that thing with his wifeperson (Christie McNally) where they don't leave each others' sides, read the same pages of books, etc etc etc. Dat shit cray. ps pls google image search him. That is all.
I also which I somehow understood the value of money when I was 18 years old. Even if someone told me I'd be paying $178 a month for 10 years, I'm not sure I would have really comprehended that. Also the whole, "Oh, even though that's what I make in a month working in the dining hall, I'm sure that will be a pittance to Future-Me!" But yeah, still progress!
Truth! The process of getting my last two startup jobs was the most bullshit-free, genuine exchange since in both cases I knew my employers from using the thing they built and being an active member of the community, etc etc. They already knew who I was and knew my insight into the platform, they didn't need to know where I went to school or what I think my weaknesses are or any of that (also I was using said platforms to tell the internet about my weaknesses at length, so I guess on that front they already knew).