I'll give you the same advice I give my kids. Send out resumes. Keep your resume to one page but fill the space with detail. (No typos!) But don't go into hobbies and personal stuff. You need to have a certain unspecified number of resumes out there in the pipeline before you start getting responses so don't give up. Always include a personalized (for the job) cover letter! Apply, apply, apply. Go to as many interviews as you can get-- you need the practice, everyone does. Once the interview is over, forget about that job and look for the next opportunity. Don't dwell on that dream job. Like a shark, keep moving. When you are being interviewed, be the most up-beat, positive-energy person you can be, even if totally fake. When asked about your last job or present job, say "I love the job, it's the best job I've ever had! The people I work(ed) with are fantastic. I would work there forever, if only--" This part, you have to figure out according to circumstances. One most important last thing-- in your interviews, say as little as possible while looking/seeming as intelligent as possible. I guarantee this works! Money-back guarantee.
It’s not just that the Times doesn’t cover “poverty.” It’s that the Times covers “poverty” specificly as “poverty,” whereas it covers “wealth” as “the default state of affairs, not remarkable in any way.” Basically when poor people appear in the paper it's almost always in the context of "Here are some poor people, let's discuss their poor people problems," and that discussion is generally not bad! But with rich people, it's almost always "Here are some New Yorkers who are newsworthy/feature article-worthy for various interesting reasons" and you have to sort of read between the lines to realize they're wealthy. Never will I forget the Times article about wealthy Manhattanites suddenly discovering that the local public schools in their wealthy neighborhoods were actually pretty good, which featured a quote from one of said parents that went “Like most people, I assumed my children would go to private schools.” LIKE MOST PEOPLE.
By nap city on Help I Hate My Job
I want it to be Valentine's Day so I can make The Billfold a card that says "I LOVE YOU AND YOU ARE THE BEST." I mean, I could do that now, but if it were Valentine's Day it would be less creepy. Slightly.
HOLLAAAAA paid off my IUD this month! No babies, no payment plan, it's a party over here.
Credit cards April: Lots May: NONE Student loans April: ~$46.5k May: ~$46k Not great, but sooooo much better.
But! Maybe this means that you're on the way to being a person who, after an unconscious spending spree, has $60 instead of negative dollars? Which would be pretty great. Also, I do this every single time I get a fun chunk of money. It never, ever, ever lasts nearly as long as I think it's going to (especially after I pay off the stuff I bought on my credit card in anticipation of that chunk of money, I'm looking at you, tax refund).
It's weird to me that there is SO MUCH stigma around the lottery. I mean, I definitely get that there's an issue around people who are addicted to gambling and are playing irresponsibly, but I remember reading an advice column once where a guy was asking how to get his elderly father (who was not living in poverty) to stop spending $10/week on lotto tickets, and it was like, if he were spending that much on going to the movies every week, there would be no problem.
By Bill Fostex on Open Thread
@stuffisthings My goal is to be invited to the Gondii Summit, which is an annual Bilderberg-like conference for owners of star Internet cats (Bub, Maru, et al). Mr B and I have much work to do.
@stuffisthings Don't feel bad when people still mispronounce your kids' names- despite all your effort, it will happen. My name is Irish and actually easy to say and spell in English. People fall over themselves to make it more complicated and pronounce it wrong. People are morons! Name your kids whatever you want! There are lots of great French names - I like Sylvie, Aurelie, and Etienne.
@laluchita It seems like the more "primitive" Ferengi and Bajoran civilians still cared about money, but the actual Starfleet officers on the show were for the most part pretty disdainful of latinum, though they must have been given access to some for, e.g., when they needed to get Quark to do something. I assume Starfleet also had their own replicators while the civilians presumably had to pay to use privately owned replicators (and holodecks). On the Enterprise there were never that many civilians and the warp engines were pumping out a shitload of energy anyway, so no harm in letting them use them. We actually do get an early taste of the interaction between Federation post-scarcity socialism and Bajoran frontier capitalism when Picard orders the replicators fired up to make blankets and supplies for the refugees on that one TNG episode. /*dies of nerdiness*,*throws self away*/