On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: November 2014 Check-in

@tresbienmerci Ugh, the yo-yo is the worst. But it looks like you have some good numbers there, congrats!

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 7:50 pm 1

On "If That Thief Counts as a Customer, I Had Two Customers That Week:" A RadioShack Story

No retail horror tales, but I attended orientation at my new job, and was treated to this gem about Millenials: "Millenials respect those who respect them, and don't respect people just because they have to respect them." This was in a presentation about diversity.

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 5:08 pm 1

On We're All Shopping At Our Desks Today Right? OK Great

@A-M Hope things work out for the best tonight.

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 5:01 pm 0

On Thanksgiving Estimate/Open Thread

I am about half way through my last day of the worst job I have ever had. I am so so so so unbelievably excited. And though it's kind of a jerk move to leave them with so little notice... it's what they get. And I get a four day weekend before starting new job. So much joy!

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:39 am 3

On Chatting About A New Era

Noooooooooooooo, stay forever, but also fly free, but mostly stay forever.

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 8:11 pm 5

On Here Is Your Open Thread

I had a huge fight with my boyfriend about the "snowball effect" of debt repayment, which he called "stupid" and for "children masquerading as adults." This was sparked by me saying that when I start my new job, if I keep the budget tight in December, I can have my student loan paid off by the end of the year. He thinks I should put that money on the credit card, as that is the only "reasonable" path. I want him to have a "money therapy" session with Mike Dang.

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 8:25 am 0

On Teach Your Children Well

My mother worked at my preschool, in order to maximize my learning potential and our time together. She also considered teaching at my high school, but happily it didn't pay enough. Teenage me did not want any more quality time with my mother, thank you very much.

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:46 am 0

On Honey, Sweetie, Chief, Boss: How We Talk to Strangers

I was startled when I started a new job and was called "kiddo" by one of my co-workers. It was sort of cute, but also felt patronizing, and I was thinking about asking him to stop, until I realized he called everybody that. Male, female, coworker, customer, boss- everyone is kiddo to him. Now I enjoy it, but it is definitely a context thing.

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 6:30 am 0

On Honey, Sweetie, Chief, Boss: How We Talk to Strangers

@Hulk Running Yes! I also like primo/prima (cousin). It feels so welcoming.

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 6:24 am 0

On You Can't Afford To Be Fat At Work

I had a coworker who was a large lady. In our workplace, she had a job that was performed sitting down, but she applied to one of the higher paying, more active jobs. Somehow, my boss (who was terrible) just never got around to giving her an application and hired someone else. Andwe all knew why, and it still makes me cringe to this day. Ugh ugh ugh.

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm 0