By TheDoctorsCompanion on Anecdote About Kicking a Person Out of a Foreclosed Home Will Not Help Banks' Reputations
@stuffisthings This comment can apply to so many things: people care a lot about X, except when X belongs/applies to poor people
@stuffisthings the red line, tho...Double "fucking unreliable useless piece of shit."!
I interviewed for the School of Management at Yale. I had a bad feeling because not one of the students featured in any of their booklets and brochures had been to a public college, but if Yale wants to look you over, you go, right? The second-year who interviewed me asked, "Why did you work so many jobs when you were in college? Don't you feel like you missed out on a lot of opportunities?" She also pointed out that most applicants had attended more prestigious colleges than I had -- yeah, no shiz, Hannah. And she told me all about the annual auction to benefit the internship fund, where things go up to bid like a hundred-year-old bottle of wine, the use of a certain professor's vintage sports car for a weekend, a weekend trip to Paris, etc. I was confused: if the professors are contributing the items to bid on, who is doing the bidding? Hannah stared at me, incredulous. "The students. The students bid," she said. After the interview I went right to a townie bar and drank but they waitlisted me almost immediately. When I saw that e-mail I hit the No Longer Interested button, because I no longer was. Nice to be looked over, though.
"Last Friday, I was being fitted for a cerulean velvet sports jacket at Jay Kos on Mott Street..." AS YOU DO.
@stuffisthings Let me check how much I have in my change jar.
@stuffisthings I think it's also an issue of officer vs, enlisted, which is problematic. The officers I know - the ones who leave after their ROTC/OCS obligation is up - do much better, I'm assuming because they already have degrees to add to their military achievements and management experience. The enlisted vets I know had a much, much harder time after leaving, both because they had developed proficiency in the technical skills that don't transfer well to civilian work, and because the military just doesn't do a good job of transferring people into the civilian life. If you haven't had to even choose your own work clothes in years and the things you do well don't exist off-base, where do you start?
In some countries attempting to recruit 10,000 people with military training might be the first stage of a coup. I'm watching you Starbucks!
@stuffisthings That Venn diagram is one circle.
@stuffisthings As a furloughed federal worker who made the stupid decision of reading the comments on my FB feed about the shutdown, I completely agree. It seems a lot of people favoring the shutdown think this is going to show that our government could be reduced by the number of people being furloughed. These people are either oblivious to or willfully ignorant of the fact that much of our government is not actually functioning in a way that people have come to expect, but is now just scraping by to prevent the inevitable problems that are coming up because of the shutdown from escalating too fast.
@stuffisthings "median incomes went up slightly through the 90s, after a dip for the 91-92 recession, then fell slowly during the Bush years before collapsing completely after the financial crisis" In 'Real Dollar' terms. Important to clarify that, esp with context of this exchange. Median family income is below '89 in real dollars, but appears much higher bc we pay for things in nominal dollars.