By sintaxis on How to Hire Women
Ha, I love that the banner photo is the CTO giving the presentation to a bunch of dudes. Doesn't really look like a lot of women were invited to that talk.
Good call, Mike. A few years ago, I would have been on board with reading the conversations. But now I am grown up and would just quietly delete them for the person, especially if it were a friend. I really have no interest in snooping ever and I think that makes life a little easier.
Good interview topic, but I have to say, the cutesy style of writing on this site is driving me bonkers. For example, the capitalized phrases ("friends who make A Lot More Money Than Me"), baby-talk ("infinite money"), all-caps ("INFINITE MONEY"), etc. I can't handle the internet-speak anymore. Can some of the articles just be written normally? I think we can all handle an eighth-grade reading level.
@Punk-assBookJockey People who work at, own, or manage chains don't live, spend money in, or know anything about their local community, obviously. Every single employee at every single chain restaurant is helicoptered in each morning from atop a Manhattan skyscraper. That's why they are paid so little -- helicopter fuel is expensive!
Fact: only the privileged have discussions about privilege.
The same way that one gets satisfaction from donating time or money to a charity, so does a person who gives a gift to someone else. If someone is asking you "what you want" for the holidays, or your birthday, or whenever, I see it as a signal that they want to show that they care about you, and they want to feel good about treating you to something. It doesn't have to be "stuff," but it is worth considering that telling that person that you'd love to go for a hike/to a museum/ice-skating with them, or receive some of their homemade cookies or a home-cooked meal, or have a small donation made in your name to X, is a way for that person to feel generous, valued, and loving. Those are great things to feel.
I really like the personal perspectives here because personal finance is, well, personal. I think it's incredibly brave for Logan to open up about her situation. She's also, presumably, paid a living wage to do so. There are lots of right ways to do personal finance, but no matter how you twist it, overspending ain't one. Is it really snarky to point this out?
By highjump on Let's Negotiate!
@lizard Agreed. Getting paid for his writing is obviously a core value of Matt's, and it is a fair and respectable position to take. Logan's "but it's me!" comes off as very unprofessional and self-centered. And printing this conversation is in effect stealing his writing! Which he clearly wants to get paid for! Logan, I think your expectation that people/colleagues/rules/the world bend to your needs is at the core of your financial problems.
Logan, your posts stress me out girl.
There is a sneaky, but important, tag on that story.