It's... kind of weird how Nick's wife doesn't have a name (or even a pseudonym) and isn't quoted anywhere in this piece.
@Cody28 Well, that's fucking horrendous. Not sure if you'd be interested, but there's someone at MSNBC who's looking to speak with current/former Handy employees: https://twitter.com/resnikoff/status/524994079088979968
@samburger So, so embarrassing. So much so that he changed his name and removed his profile photo on Twitter. Too bad I screencapped it earlier: http://imgur.com/7H9XKyg (Oops. Edited.)
@oxygen008 How sweet of the Chicago GM of Handy to chime in on this! https://twitter.com/oxygen008 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/vikas-dua/17/498/68
Wow. Just... wow.
@ccq If I had any extra cash, I'd be shoving it into my IRA right now.
Like a lot of other people here, I've been on a pretty strong upward trajectory, but I imagine it's more timing. The 1999 - 2013 period covers my transition from freeloading teenager to entry-level doofus to experienced doofus. We'll see what the next 14 years bring. 1999 - HS. I worked at a fancy food store and made $9/hour, which, in retrospect, was incredibly good money for what I did. 2007 - I worked at a small arts nonprofit and delighted in my $35K salary. 2013 - I worked at a larger arts nonprofit and freelance hustled elsewhere. I think I ended the year just shy of $70K.
@beet hummus @HelloTheFuture For a household, even!
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