With paychecks historically smaller and job opportunities notoriously lacking, millennials, the folks in Generation Y, are finding themselves without a lot of extra money at the end of the month — after the usual living expenses. Instead of putting what’s left into a savings account,..
So, my first semester of my freshman year of college, I took this Intro to Women’s Studies class. The class met for five hours a week, one two hour session and one three hour session, and the breakdown of students was what I eventually discovered to be the typical…
Anyone know of any stable printing companies that could use a Production Manager or Graphic Designer? I think I am going to need a new job soon. I think these signs started for my company before I even started.
Me: Hello we have a regularly scheduled pick-up with fed-ex and it is after 7 our driver usually gets here at 5:30-6.
Fed- Ex: Well you window is actually until 8 I am not concerned yet since it is not 8. Sometimes a diver might have a big pick-up that holds them up or… blah blah blah.
Me:Well yes, I understand but once it is 8 you will tell me it is too late to send anyone out. Is there anything you can do to make sure someone hasn’t “already come by” and that there will be someone coming?
Fed-Ex: Well you can call back after 8 if no one shows, I don’t see a note on your account I don’t think anyone has been there.
Does Fed-ex really think I will not call back and scream at them when there is still no one here to pick up the packages at work and I have to drive them to the air port? Trust me this is not the day to make me mad… I am am 100% sure no will come and I am waiting untill exactly 8 to call and yell at them after they tell me it is too late to send anyone out. They will use an excuse that they came and no-one was here, which is BS because there are still atleast 5 people just in the area alone that fed-ex comes though. I will call them out on their BS and sream that I called an hour ago to prevent this from happening… they will say they are sorry. I will hang up and go to the air port and have this conversation with fed-ex again probably next week.
...Work sucks I know, but she left me roses by the stairs...
So what is one to do when they are asked to come back to work at midnight to babysit a copier?
1. Accept the challenge, because you are indeed as crazy as the f****** that asked you to.
2. Try not to go postal over the fact that when you get there the file is still not ready to go.
3. Try not to go postal over the fact that this project was not supposed to be your responsibility and you are not supposed to be working overtime.
4. Try not to go postal over the fact that you get in at 8:30am… leave at 6:00pm and are the one called when the ones who stroll in at noon- 1:00pm are not.
5. Make sure your car has gas in it because you do not want a repeat of when you were going home for the FIRST time tonight and you had to call AAA because you thought you could make it to the gas station by your house. You were extremely wrong…
6. Try not to get over emotional and burst into tears while listening to Bon Jovi and Adele songs as you work. It has been known to happen…
7. DO punch in.
8. DO make sure you have food in the fridge at work.
9. DO try and leave tomorrow morning…
10. Spend time making a satirical post about the situation and look at the wanted ads on Craigslist.
Who would of thought that there was a learning curve to filing!? I did not know those slots in the in the folders were to hold the plastic tabs! The things you figure out when you are bored… too bad I got so fed up before realizing this, I just told my interns to tape the dang thing on.
If you’re like me, reading the news on the U.S. economy makes you want to hide under the Bed Bath and Beyond comforter you still have from college. Reading about the economy gives you one more reason to stay another few rent-free months at mom and dad’s, or delay that decision to buy a house, or put off marriage (and forget about having kids). Reading about the economy makes you retreat to satiric news outlets like “The Daily Show” or the “The Colbert Report” or “The Onion”, because it’s easier to laugh about life’s follies than face them head-on.
And, if you’re like me, reading about the economy makes you irrationally resentful at the baby boomer generation, because many of them rail at how we’re all lazy free-loaders who have it so easy. When, in fact, we have more working against us than they did at our age.
So, I have been reading this book by Susan J. Douglas, called Enlightened Sexism, and if you have read it you might know it is hard to turn off your feminist crit of pop-culture after you are done. To quote Douglas, “We need to make fun of and ridicule the media images that seek to keep us down, divide us against each other by age, class, and race, and insist that we spend so much psychic energy on our faces, clothes, and bodies that nothing is left for ideas, social change, or politics. At the same time, we also need to praise those media images and individuals who advance women’s interests. Young girls—our daughters, our nieces, our friends’ kids—need to learn how to talk back to the media at ever younger ages, and boys need to see how they are stereotyped, too.” I became interested in the contrast of “chic flixs” or “rom coms” like: 500 Dresses, Sex and the City, and The Sweetest Thing to “guy flixs” like: American Pie, Meet the Parents, and Superbad. It is hard not to, when your Friday and Saturday nights consist of you eating a bowl of popcorn the size of your head and watching a film.(make that Sunday nights too!) I am curious at what really the difference between the two are. The ends generally are the same…, girl/boy gets boy/girl. You can’t say “chick flixs” are only about relationships and consumerism because those make up “guy flixs” too. Take a look at “Meet the Parents”, the whole movie was premised on a man meeting his fiancé’s parents and telling them of the engagement and going through the pressure of being everything that his new Father in law wants him to be. So yeah, generally “guy flixs” have more sex in them or cruder jokes, but take a look at Sex in the City, or certainly, The Sweetest Thing, where there is a scene in a car where Cameron Diaz dropped something and it looks like she is giving her best friend (a women) oral sex and her friend plays it up as a joke. You can see “chic flixs” are looking more and more like “guy flixs” every day. Maybe those all knowing Hollywood producers are realizing… hey, girls like humor and sex just as much as guys! WOW shocker! So do you think these labels are finally going to be obsolete one day? God I hope so! We already have films like Knocked Up, which correct me if I am wrong, aims at men and women alike, considering the writers did a fairly good job of getting the point of view across of both, Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen. So really what makes a “chick flick” a “chick flick” and a “guy flick” a “guy flick”? Do you agree that these labels are getting blurred? Also, what makes it more acceptable for a girl to see a “guy flick” then a guy to see a “chick flick”?
Well so I am reading stories on Occupy Student Debt. I am not sure if the stories are making me feel better that I am not alone, or making me feel worse because I am realizing that I am in the same situation they are in as well. What can really change to help people who are already paying off insane private student loans? I will truly die before I pay off all that debt. The funny thing? I owe too much to consolidate… not that that would help much any way, I can’t lower my payments any more because I have already had them reduced, and I can’t file for bankruptcy. Because, while you are allowed to file for bankruptcy on a house loan, a car loan, credit card debt, or practically anything else, the government does not feel you should be able to do anything about an insane educational loan made even more insane by the insane amount of interest Sallie Mae is charging. Even though you are told that to get anywhere in life you need to have a college degree, which is true. But, when those same low to mid paying jobs that your parents got, or parents parents got without a degree are now requiring a bachelors degree or even a masters degree with little pay increase, you have a problem. We are in a major economic crisis, which puts companies in a good position to hire people for less because everyone is desperate for a job, puts colleges in a great position to raise their tuition because either people can’t find a job and go back to school to get better qualified or students just further their education and stay in school hoping the economy will get better. Where does this put lenders like Sallie Mae? Humm people can’t afford to go to college but are being forced to and there is really no way people can’t pay them back short of leaving the country and never coming back or dieing. That sounds like the jack pot for them to me! Does no one see anything wrong with this? At least I am one of lucky ones with a job, and though I will be lucky if I can ever own a house, or afford to move anywhere else I can continue to make my payments for the rest of my life and keep my credit at an okay level. Though, I am not sure why that really matters when you will owe money for the rest of your life and can’t can’t get a loan for anything else anyways.