On 'I Had the Job. What Was It? I Wasn't Sure'

This sounds like a lot of "office-less" jobs I've had. You never see your supervisors, customers, or coworkers. Very surreal. And the money always eventually stops.

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 2:50 pm 0

On AirBnb Ruined Our Lives and Turned Us Into Entitled City Dwellers

@steponitvelma Save those receipts.

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 5:12 pm 0

On AirBnb Ruined Our Lives and Turned Us Into Entitled City Dwellers

@billrob If it's income, it's taxable. They're pulling in $18,000 - $24,000 per year renting their room. You bet Uncle Sam wants a piece of that. Plus, AirBnB was requiring them to file taxes, because AirBnB is covering their own asses. If you don't declare 20 grand in income and the IRS finds out, they're going to go after you and they're going to make it hurt. Edit: I'm also pretty certain she admitted to Medicaid fraud in print.

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 2:16 pm 2

On AirBnb Ruined Our Lives and Turned Us Into Entitled City Dwellers

The hotel business is one tough mother. And you went into a partnership with two other people without a contract or clear guidelines of who is responsible for what. As my dad always said (and which I until recently blissfully ignored): "Get it in writing." Chalk it up as a learning experience (and always assume you have to pay taxes).

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 4:44 pm 3

On B is for Bonus

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 4:53 pm 0

On Crazy Interviews and What They Cost

@pterodactylish Ugh, I had to do a "writing test" that required two pages of features ideas, two pages of column ideas, and three researched pitches. This was for a basic staff writer position at a (MAJOR DATE-CENTERED) dating company's crappy blog. No response to the writing test. No response to three follow-up e-mails. Looks like they got a whole bunch of free work from a bunch of desperate people out there.

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 9:36 pm 0

On Crazy Interviews and What They Cost

@OllyOlly Interviewer thinks: "I don't want to hire this interviewee for whatever bizarre personal reason but I can't legally do so unless I provide a rationale. Quick, brain, think of a question that no one could really satisfactorily answer." Interviewer says: "How do banks make money?"

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 9:29 pm 0

On A Banker Missing His Wallet Asks for Some Money

"Here's 50 cents. Call one of your coworkers."

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 9:24 pm 4

On Millennial "Earnings Hangovers" And How to Fight Them

Half of all gains are between 18 and 30? I'm 31 and earning exactly what I did when I was 23. So considering inflation, I'm going to be eating cat food by 46. Niiiiice.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 6:01 pm 0

On A Brief History of Being Unhappy at Work

@moreadventurous When people ask what I do I say "Professional e-mail writer".

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 5:39 pm 0