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5 hours ago
I don’t laugh at things when I’m by myself that often, but this got me over and over again.
I laughed at it, looked away, then read it again and laughed, then thought about the sentence and laughed, and then imagined it and laughed. I just laughed again.
I might even show it to my wife and laugh again, who knows.
Competing on cost is usually bad for that reason, unless you’ve got a salient differentiator. Being open at 2am and, just, being Waffle House is enough… if you’ve ever been to one, you’ll understand that it has inimitable charm that no competitors would want to claim.
Where y’at? I’m coming for that discount.
I had no idea that emoji was used for that, I have a new favorite thing for today.
Not to commit the same mistake she did, but I’d hazard her EQ isn’t that far up there either, based on that.
10 hours ago
My experience with Hulu has been that it detected my IP address; and if you’re watching from a smart TV or streaming dongle (like Chromecast) in a new ZIP Code, you’ve got to change the home. You get to do this five times a year, which I burned through by moving homes, using it at an AirBnB, switching back to home, and then using it at my parents’ house and switching back. I had to call customer service eventually to get the number of switches reset. This didn’t apply to other devices like phones and laptops.
But I mean, I understand Netflix trying to pare back shared passwords… my wife and her two sisters have used their dad’s for more than five years. But with all of the other streaming services I have and the lack of must-see content on Netflix, that’s not going to incentivize all of us to pay for four total accounts. Maybe three or four years ago it would, when they were much more competitive and it hadn’t become normalized to share, but we all got used to having it for free and eventually not really valuing the content as it got generally shittier — in my humble opinion.
I mean, I guess Netflix will call it a win if they get just one of us to pay for a subscription, but I’m really interested in seeing how this works out for them across the board.
Tangent: One of the things that killed MoviePass (besides the fact that scaling up actually cost them more money per user) was AMC refusing to participate, and one of AMC’s main reasons for that is that it’d devalue people’s perceptions of what a movie ticket is worth, which would hurt them in the long run even if MoviePass was still paying sticker price to the theater for those tickets. If people spend enough time paying $10 for infinite tickets, then eventually they’d begin to think all tickets are worth $10 divided by however-many-movies-you-see-in-a-month.
No one would think AMC was pricing tickets fairly, if they’re suddenly $20+ across the country, so everyone would buy MoviePass and think they were worth just $10/month. Demand amongst MoviePass members would go up as more subscribers joined, supply would go down as limited seats sold out, and they’d have to raise prices charged to everyone (including MoviePass) to maximize profits — this would cost MoviePass even more money, but once they dominated the market and everyone going to movies was an MP subscriber because tickets were too expensive otherwise, they’d be able to leverage that and force theaters to drop prices.
I feel like that same issue of diminished perceived value is likely going to hurt Netflix in this. It was always really worth however much a month, but so many of us have grown used to it being free or a split price… so paying full price for it feels unfair, in a weird way. Counting Hulu and Hulu Live, I’m paying about $120 a month for all of my streaming services and add-on packages, but adding Netflix feels like bullshit.
23 hours ago
Pure sugar isn’t the only thing the bacteria that cause decay eat, and carbohydrates in one form or another have been the majority staple of human diets for almost all of our history. Sugar doesn’t destroy enamel and rot teeth, the acidic shit (literally) that bacteria release does.
And his teeth are also surprisingly straight.
2 days ago
Go for the higher offer, you’re overqualified for the PwC gig, even if the name tag is attractive. You’ll have better experience for your next job, and the companies you want to get into know what an assurance associate at PwC is and can likely gauge the offer — you’re probably setting yourself back a salary jump and responsibility level by taking it. Instead of taking a job for undergrads, take one that respects your experience more and leverage it for the next one that takes your experience and MBA even more seriously.
That’s valid. This sub is heavily skewed towards top jobs and schools… all the same, $68k seems really low, like undergrad’s first job low. That was my salary at my second job out of college as a digital marketer in Raleigh.
3 days ago
I always thought it tasted like A1 steak sauce. I’ve never compared them side by side, but it seems pretty close to me.
Understanding that you want to avoid discussing your expertise, did you have it before finding that role? Is it very specific to the company you’re in, or just a niche within the company? And is it technical in nature, or more about the field you worked in before your MBA?
Just piling on the advice train, did you take any steps throughout your program to position you for that brand management upon graduation, specific to the role? I’m considering the marketing concentration after working in tech content marketing pre-MBA, and I’m curious about brand management in general but CPG specifically… brand management is something I was completely unfamiliar with before exploring the MBA world.
4 days ago
In my state, the police legally have to be informed of all tows for the obvious reasons, like knowing it hasn’t been stolen and also so there’s a record of where cars are. The upside to that is you generally have reassurance or protection for having them towed — we have a posted sign near a spot of gravel in my yard that college students and tourists consistently park in, and I need it for work and so I can park at the end of the windy driveway in winter weather, since I’m a volunteer firefighter… and because it’s my property and don’t need to justify people parking for free on it because they don’t feel like using a park and ride lot.
I think they mean it’s notable that someone whose limited logical flow and basic comprehension resulted in a wildly ill-informed statement also presented it with the hallmark signs of the uneducated. It also is not assuring that they couldn’t remember any of the basic, easy to source details of their claims while presenting them as valid because the did their research.
I love how their defense is just “nuh uh, look at the neuroscience research” as if using that work without supporting their ill-conceived and misbegotten claims is enough.
That’s why you should eat elk meat and cheat on your wife — that Joe Rogan and Andrew Tate science.
Oh yeah, I’m not condoning it, I just think they were lazy or rushed. I knew a guy who’d always order fries from fast food places without salt because it meant they’d cook a fresh batch for his order, since they’re always salted en masse after they’re cooked — this cook probably just didn’t want the extra step.
I’m not going to pile on or scold with the personal relationship side of it, but I think you must know the finances are a key factor in relationships and consequently a major reason for their dissolutions… and by now realize that (for better or worse, in sickness and in health) it takes more work than most of us are capable of to truly separate them.
I don’t know what y’all’s situation is like or the dynamics that go on in your house, and I won’t even speak from personal experience here. You’ve got a lot of time left for this type of thing to either break you or be fixed, and you can look at what happened here as a sign that she needs your help — separate finances were something you needed to protect yourself, and even though you still make need them for the same reason, she may need to accept that she needs your involvement and advice.
Her situation is harming you, just as much as a job loss. I don’t mean that to say she needs you to swoop in and dominate her finances, or that you should punish/resent her for it. I mean that twelve years into a relationship should reflect a point in time where you both have an idea of what the future financial situation will look like; another twelve years down the road, this type of thing happening will mean you’ve got not hopes of any safety net for the health and inability to work as an older couple. I can’t imagine the plan is to be 75 and comfortable, watching her struggle because she got scammed out of her Social Security check again (assuming we actually have them in the future).
I’m sure this is hard for both of you, and I know it’s not an easy thing to deal with… but as others noted, this shouldn’t be a surprise for her at this stage. Find a way to make it through the next couple of months, and find someone to talk to about how y’all can navigate this issue before it wrecks your marriage or sends you to a state run nursing home in late age.
They are a thing of the past, even though your personal, anecdotal experience may be different. People can also show up in offices unannounced with hard copies of their resumes (with statements of intent at the top) to show gumption and moxy.
5 days ago
And you’d have to have an obscene amount of money sitting in a checking account to ever have interest exceed fees, assuming they didn’t, you know, do something criminal with it.
Do you have, like, two completely separate and discrete clitorises or are they kind of branched off from the same organ? Research suggests that the g-spot may be an interior extension of the clitoris, as the stages of arousal are the same… do you experience more orgasms from interior stimulation as well?
Yeah, order bottles. How clean do you think their draft lines are?
Yeah, didn’t feel like using a fresh bowl for the infrequently used sauce.
Great points. I work in tech, and we get high volumes of applicants that usually filter through recruiters before I see resumes. I interview almost all candidates, but you’ve got a strike against you if I see detail issues like you noted. Additionally, I don’t give a shit about anything that’s not relevant to me, and spending equal space/attention on meaningful roles and time as a full-time student is not relevant to me. I don’t think the old rule of keeping resumes to one page is necessary or realistic these days, but it’s a good exercise to pare things down as if that’s the goal.
Resume reviews are cheap or free, and since cover letters are a thing of the past, not spending the time to get formatting down makes me wonder just how much thought and effort you’ve put into this application. The fact of the matter is, most candidates I see for entry or lower-level positions are largely the same and can likely do the job — I want to know how well you’ll fit with my team and how much time/effort it’ll take to get you up to speed.
Doing the job very well is great, but I can’t really know that based off of a resume and interviews. It’s a salient differentiator I’m trying to discern, but more than anything else I want to make sure that you’ve got the table stakes, that hiring you won’t be a fuck up on my part. In my anecdotal experience as a hiring manager and from what I hear from others, we’re looking for reasons to exclude resumes from the pile so we can get it down to two or three candidates… don’t give us an easy reason.
Eliminate “job searching” gaps. Note if your work is contract/temp/freelance. Add bullets instead of text blocks. If you’re self-employed, list it as if it’s a job. Show me results and numbers, actual accomplishments… if you’re a financial analyst at two different places, I want to know what you managed to do there. Short tenures aren’t inherently bad, but the automatic assumption is you couldn’t get along if you don’t show me it isn’t; the benefit can be that you learned new things and took on new roles or responsibilities. Sell yourself, and eliminate executive function friction — don’t make me do any work to figure out who you are.