I left my first full time job (copy-editing) after 3 months for an internship at a non-profit that I had admired for years. I was only making $30,000 at the original job, but made $9.25/hour at the internship and had to take up a second job hostessing at a pub. Ultimately I think it was worth it since it helped my career develop in the direction I desired. The organization's name added a lot of value to my resume, even though it added little value to my bank account. Plus I was incredibly bored at the first job. I shudder at the thought of staying there for longer than I did, even though I ended up spending 2 years making zilch.
Saving does make me happy. It makes me feel secure and proud of myself. However, I imagine having the means to be able to save $100,000 would make me really, really happy.
@shannowhamo I teared up at least four times during a single flight from Phoenix to LA. Stupid Time Travelers Wife! The plus being it's the only time I didn't have to make *any* small talk with the businessman sitting next to me on a flight.
@jquick Same reason I would be confused if an authority figure stopped me on the street, insisted my hair was blonde (I'm sure it's not) and repeatedly challenged me about it. You wouldn't be confused to be accused of a crime you did not commit? It's odd, unnerving and confusing.
@siege91 I haven't checked out the show yet..I guess you wouldn't recommend? I love Lizzy Caplan but am not super interested. However, for the time period it's set in "Daddy" isn't as odd of a pet name. If you're go back a little further in the 20th century "Mommy/Momma" used to be more common as well. I'm pretty happy that has falling out of common usage though.
I don't know if apprenticeships are the best solution for American high schools--and they are definitely incongruous with a lot of our cultural beliefs about what success is and how to achieve it--but there I've read quite a few articles and studies that indicate vocational training is effective in helping reduce high school drop out rates for lower-income students. Vocational training does not necessarily have to be blue-collar work oriented either, as cuminafterall points out.
@angela I am Gen Y and have to look at many people's salaries as part of my work. I do not enjoy it one bit.
@Cup of T If your logged into your Google account in both places it won't! Megano! is right that you can clear your cookies/history on your browser for the same effect.
Meh. Other than the puppy most of that didn't hold much appeal for me. Like I think I care even less about money after viewing this.
@Brunhilde Your friend is part of the reason I have to interact with another human just to pick up a new set of razors. May all his hairs be ingrown.