On On My Own: Figuring Out How to Pay for College After My Parents Cut Me Off

Eight years is about right. My parents did the same thing to me sophomore year. I supported myself at school cleaning offices at night and was fortunate enough to get some decent jobs after graduation. Good thing I was younger back then!

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 11:22 am 0

On My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

Ugh. This article made me feel like I was "back in that shitty startup." One of my experiences included a husband and wife CEO "team" that had violent fights. Never again.

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:08 pm 0

On How to Tell if You’re About to Get Laid Off

Oh.... what about "Your Boss Gets Fired?" And then you do all the boss's work in addition to yours, that's the pattern I've always seen. Upper management comes up with such clever cost cutting measures!

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:13 pm 0

On It's Not the Clocks That Are the Problem

Clock time when the plate is full, Maker time when it's not. The most productive results occur with a solid six hours of Maker time.

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 11:55 am 0

On Job of the Day: Debt Collector

Too empathic here. I would be the one crying under my desk.

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 11:48 am 0

On Life After Shoe College: Interview With a Cordwainer

What a fun profile of someone doing something interesting. I wonder if cordwaining would make a good hobby?

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 11:04 am 0

On Things I Would Do Around The House If There Were Wages For Housework

@Katni We call it Otter as in "we ought to" Otter do this. Otter do that.

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 10:27 am 1

On The Cost of Getting Hit By a Car

I was lucky once too! Whilst I was a teenager, I was walking along the side of one of those roads that has no sidewalk and I got sideswiped. I fell into a snowbank and the driver pulled over and exclaimed, "I've never done anything like this before!" This was during a time when I was getting in a lot of trouble and I didn't want my parents to know, so I politely asked the driver if he would drive me to my home. I ended up with a bruise on my left hip and probably should have gotten medical attention, but I could just hear my alcoholic parents: "For crying out loud, blah blah blah..." I was better off not making a big deal about it, for sure.

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:32 pm 0

On It's Utilities, Not Me-tilities

$80 something for internet here. Still better than the 80's when my ATT bill was sometimes $300 per month for long distance dialup charges.

Posted on September 27, 2014 at 12:42 pm 0

On IMPORTANT: How to Reheat Leftover Pizza

@garli yes, room temperature pizza is great. I also like it super hot right out of the oven. It's the in-between lukewarm state that I dislike, which resembles what happens when you try to re-heat it.

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm 0