I described a woman "reserved" once, and a female co-worker who's like my BFF agreed. She was positive, organized, interested… but still she felt "reserved" to me. She was not shallow, but in a way did seem to hide her true feelings. Wouldn't mention it in the performance report. I was told to smile more often in a work place. So, I need to work on that somehow without being shallow.
I just applied for a teaching position at SF Public Schools… their salary schedule is surprisingly the same as Minneapolis Public Schools. Better weather and the vibrant city, but affordable home in Minnesota. Just can't seem to have it all.
@samburger Oooooooh, I see. I probably made like 200 dollars, but now it's just pennies. It's so stupid. Anyway, thanks for the clarification.
I just received a bill from Wells Fargo that I owe them $75 for maintaining a Roth IRA account with them, then I was in a furious feud with my mother. Back when the economy was in mania, I set up a Roth IRA account with a local bank that charges no fees. Eight years later and making very little interest, my mother highly recommended I transfer it to a national bank where her friend is "good at investing in money." I trusted her mindlessly and with all their help transferred the account, and it was transferred again when the financial advisor went to work for a different national bank. Then there was a huge transaction mess among all three banks when only I noticed the missing check and personally had to get it solved. At the end, these fees had cost me more than what I made in interest. Also, I stopped putting in money when I saw no point with the low interest rate four years ago, which is still low and now it's high fees on top of it. I feel like a big dope and my mother called me a jerk. What should I do? I figured to pay the fee since it will cost me more if I transfer it, use the Roth IRA money as a down payment within the next three years and withdraw rest of it. It will incur the 10% early withdrawal penalty fee. (Penalty, what a word! to use when it's solely to protect bank's interest.)
I gave in to buying an all-in-one printer, which was on sale for half the price at a university, purely for the sake of convenience. I use the scanner more often, which helps keep down the paper clutter and makes documents readily accessible.
This boils my blood. Those fruit flies used him. If they were true active allies, they would had stayed away and give homosexuals (especially those of colors, women, or with disabilities) the opportunity to get ahead in this dog-eat-dog world. Also, the recruiters who made the comment probably weren't even gay. I would use the analogy of a white person attending a black job fair, but I would be told that it's a different story.
A Latino friend of mine legally changed his surname to a French sounding one, so his antique business would sell. He seems to be doing well since he lives in a prime location. And besides, his former surname was too common. There are way too many Gomez/s, Gonzalez/s, and Garcia out there.
@protagoras That's what buys friends and makes parities more memorable for guests. Once I have a higher-paying job (like this September, please God?), I'll return the favor.
@Megano I so agree! Last month I turned 30 and have received my master's degree. I'm blissfully happy to say: SCHOOL'S OUT FOREVER! No more time wasted on writing papers. No more memorizing for the finals. No more skimming tedious textbooks. No more attending to some dreadful classes at odd hours. No more stress. No more confusion. No more grades. No more asking stupid questions in class, like what's the difference between bulimia and anorexia. NO MORE SCHOOL!
"Wall Street’s jaw-dropping fuckery became ever more egregious. Politicians started calling for the decimation of the safety net. And I decided the bank could kiss my ass." My brother said the exact same thing and it doesn't bother him that his old bills aren't paid off. And despite my living within my means and paying the bills monthly in full, I wholeheartedly support him and the author. If they don't ever have to pay them, then hooray for them. Though, for my own protection, I would never ever co-sign with them. As for the $8,000 hospital fee - ouch! There are health insurance for pets, FYI.