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[ - ] I am tired of waiting for Mr Right, feel my ovaries getting older. Anyone here have a child on your own and if so where did you get the sperm? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:49 PM Flag
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Not me but good luck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:49 PM Flag
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I did it at 38. sperm bank. 7 months along [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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Thank you. Which sperm bank? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:50 PM Flag
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California Cryobank. Had everything done at Cornell Infertility - don't bother going anywhere else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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Np. Each of the ivies has ads all over csmpus for sperm donators. My son thought why not, get paid 75 bucks to beat off into a cup, I’ll do it. Each visit yields about 20 doses of 20,000 sperm which are frozen until needed. Each dose has a 10 to 15% chance of impregnating the woman who is paying big bucks for the chance to be a mom. They take your picture, give you a short IQ test and write down a few details like your height, hair and eye color. Prospective moms go shopping for a dad with this information. Since my son is tall, blond, good looking, and aces IQ tests it isn’t much of a stretch to assume he sold out his 40 doses. Since he did this twice odds are he has 4 to 6 additional kids out there somewhere. I am a grandma to kids i do not know [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Giving up the pacifier (DD age 2, I know flame away)... How many nights of misery?? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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About 3-5 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:45 PM Flag
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At exactly two, it was no problem when we took it away and gave it to DB cousin. Didn't do that with older Dc and it was a struggle at exactly 3. Changed sleeping patterns for a bit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:46 PM Flag
[ - ] So what the hot new schools this fall? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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Or old schools -- what's hot and what's not? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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The usuals -- BOOOOORING [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:45 PM Flag
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Dalton, Spence, Brearley, Collegiate, HR, Trinity, blah blah [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:45 PM Flag
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it's all about charters now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:34 PM Flag
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Where can we find a list of NYC charter schools? Aren't the days TOO long? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:48 PM Flag
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np I'm doing my research now (dc is going to K in 2015). I started out by looking at the top ones in my district, since you get district priority in the lottery. Then went to individual school websites, read insideschools, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone get pregnant after DH had a vasectomy. I'm starting to freak out. Too early for a test, but all signs are there. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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Yes. By a fling. It was really hard convincing DH it was his. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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My cousin did. I think there is a window right after the vasectomy where it is possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:42 PM Flag
[ - ] When TTC, did you do it based any preference of what time of year you wanted your child to be born? Do you think its better (or more preferable) to be pregnant in the summer or winter? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:36 PM Flag
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^^^ meaning at the height of the pregnancy, last few months [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:37 PM Flag
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being in your third trimester in the summer sucks because of the heat. Having a baby born in the winter sucks because you're stuck in the house. Spring baby is best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:28 PM Flag
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^^^ and if you're unsure about private v. public and think you'll want to apply to both at the same time, April is the way to go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:34 PM Flag
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I delivered in June and it was the perfect time. We could take the babies out and go to the park. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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...but then you have a child with a summer birthday and they won't get into any good privates... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:33 PM Flag
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I delivered at the end of June, before it got too hot. I prefered it that way - being pregnant during the fall/winter was easy, lots of cute dresses with tights combos. I'd hate to be hugely pregnant during the hottest part of the year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:28 PM Flag
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Didn't ever intentionally "TTC." Had both kids in the summer. Pregnancy is what it is, not sure the seasons matter too much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:33 PM Flag
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If you could time it I think a march/apr baby would be great( no issue with school, etc) but of course I have flam babies and survived pregnancy through the hottest months. (Just wear dresses in that case) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:54 PM Flag
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Fall not flam. Also it's very hard to time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Brooklyn teacher sending lewd photos to student 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:33 PM Flag
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General Topics 08.27.14, 02:33 PM Flag
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And yep, he'll be on the payroll (but away from kids), for likely 3 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:34 PM Flag
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Thank the teacher's union for that travesty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:23 PM Flag
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What is even worse that the taxpayers having to pay is that the union insisting on ridiculous rules encourages this activity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:36 PM Flag
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It won't take 3 years to fire this guy. If he's convicted he'll be fired immediately. The problem is that a lot of people want him fired today because he's been accused of doing this. The paper will feed this story by writing about how "a guy accused of sexual harassment of a student was paid by the DOE for a year and a half!" while not reporting that, yes, he was paid, but only while his case was pending. Unless you think automatic firing or suspension is appropriate any time a teacher is accused of a crime? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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How about he has to pay back salary if he convicted? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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People know how to drag their feet in court too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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That is why i donated to eva's mayoral campaign. She is the only candidate that promises to stop the teacher's union [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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teacher here - i agree with you that bad teachers must go, but i don't see ub complain about bad police officers... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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They should go too, but many of us have little contact with police officers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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i come from a police/fire fighter family and they are self entitled assess... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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That may be, but many of us have virtually no contact with police, other than them waiving us through an intersection. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:45 PM Flag
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if you only knew... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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Ditto. My whole family is firemen and cops and man, people have NO idea what kinds of guys they are. I mean, they're my family and all, but the number of times I've heard them say terrible things about the people they "serve" is just staggering. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:54 PM Flag
[ - ] freaked out. db is almost 2 months, i am doing EBF, and just came across this statistic: recent findings that the active ingredient glyphosate in Roundup is found in the breast milk of American mothers at levels that are a dangerous 760 to 1600 times higher than allowable limits in European drinking water. shit. i have not been eating organic :( 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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It wouldn't matter. there's no escaping it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:29 PM Flag
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op really? god, why do i feel like organic formula would be better for my baby now? dammit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:31 PM Flag
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I tend to think you're trolling but, if you're not, either start eating healthy or switch. If you can't decide, start eating healthy today anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:52 PM Flag
[ - ] There's a new neighborhood in Brooklyn. It's called Dumbo Heights. It's a new neighborhood because Jared Kushner (Ivanka's husband) says it's a new neighborhood. Right there in the New York Times. It's five buildings at Prospect, Pearl, and Sands. Anyway, Jared says it's going to be a massive tech company hotspot with lots of hot restaurants and shops on the bottom floors. The Times says it's at the heart of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle. Get in while you can, lol! 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:15 PM Flag
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I just named my block "unicorn land". It is awesome. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:17 PM Flag
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Can I live there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:12 PM Flag
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Come on down! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:15 PM Flag
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He's a douche. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:13 PM Flag
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If you cross the under the bridges next to those buildings on Prospect and walk maybe two blocks, you'll walk right into the Farragut Homes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:17 PM Flag
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that area really doesn't have a name anyway [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:30 PM Flag
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So he just gets to name it because he bought some property there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:37 PM Flag
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isn't it vinegar hill? and it's right next to the projects. good luck w that, Jared [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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It's still in DUMBO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:40 PM Flag
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People have been trying to nickname that UWS area around Riverside Boulevard forever. Nothing is going to stick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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^Not the same area as in OP, but giving an example of people trying to push a name [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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no it's not dumbo or vinegar hill, it is on the line of dumbo and downtown brooklyn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:31 PM Flag
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So, it's DUMBO. Sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:36 PM Flag
[ - ] i am never ever ever going to shave my pubes again. soooo itchy. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:02 PM Flag
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I still remember the end of a SATC episode in which Carrie got a Brazilian - and the last scene was of her reaching down to scratch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:17 PM Flag
[ - ] S/o we are ttc #2and I am trying to track ovulation. I used to have a lot of mucous during ovulation and could tell easily. Now I have almost none. Only 1.5 years has passed since first db. Could my body have changes this much? Does this mean I am not ovulating? I am 41 fwiw. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:00 PM Flag
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Yes. You're over 40. Contrary to what people here would have you believe, things change. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 01:58 PM Flag
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No, it doesn't mean you are not ovulating. Try tracking your basal body temp, it's much more accurate than mucus. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 01:59 PM Flag
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you could get your FSH levels tracked - more specific info than mucus, BBT [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:13 PM Flag
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Are you using an ovulation predictor? You don't have any months to waste so I'd go with that. As you get older, the mucus starts to come a few days prior to ovulation rather than concurrent with ovulation. But you still need to have sex during ovulation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:02 PM Flag
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Thank you. I am noticing almost none at all. I am using an ovulation calculator and it is giving me a range of 4 days which seems like a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:15 PM Flag
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Use the Clearblue ovulation predictor and have sex when you see the smiley face. Forget anything else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:05 PM Flag
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Can you use it right at the time you want to check or do you have to use for a month prior or something? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:21 PM Flag
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Right at the time. Don't get the monitor, just get the OTC stick with 20 inserts (or a "2 month supply"). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:12 PM Flag
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Thanks? I am sure it says in the kit, but how long do you have after you get the smiley face. Meaning, do I have to call DH home for a quickie or can I wait until the end of the day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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lol you're 41 please stop [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:16 PM Flag
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41 is the average age that women would have their last child (if no precautions are used). 50% are infertile and 50% are not. The odds are still decent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:06 PM Flag
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LOL...source for this little factoid? Considering most have their last in their 30s, there's a bunch of 50-somethings preggos out there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:30 PM Flag
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Lol? Really? That is brilliant. Please stop? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:21 PM Flag
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You are disgusting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:24 PM Flag
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She's just ignorant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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OP is old. Why ignore it. The answer is, yes, your body changes after 40. Duh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:30 PM Flag
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it can mean that, or it can mean you are just drying out in there. I was in the same position - DD and DS1 were conceived on the first month, then a year after DS we started trying for #3 and it took over a year and a half. I was tracking my temperature and using the POS ovulation kits and knew I was still ovulating and we were DTD at the right times, but it still wasn't happening. Then I was reading that reduced mucuous might actually mean the acid inside was killing the sperm and suggested I use something like Pre-seed to add protection for the sperm. First month we used it and bingo, #3 came along...... Then I had a similar conversation with a friend who had been trying for a year, and on the second month, she got her #2. So anyway, long story short - I had no idea something so simple as mucous levels could make such a huge difference and since you already have #1, you know everything already worked before, there is no harm in giving it a go, why not? Just google pre-seed and you will find it and probably links to similar things. I was 34/35 at the time though, so may be different to you, but I would try doing the POS options to check you are ovulating as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:21 PM Flag
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That's interesting thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:24 PM Flag
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Your body does change, so consult your doctor for best method. I had my kids at 40 & 42. GL! Your odds are better b/c you already conceived before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:15 PM Flag
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Drink insane amts of water and take mucinex the five days before ovulation. It worked for me when nothing else had. You should see more mucous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:18 PM Flag
[ - ] How is a CPA as a second career? I actually have acctg as an undergrad degree but I went into banking and then became SAHM. If I want to go back to work should I enroll in a masters in accounting? In my 40s. Thx 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 01:55 PM Flag
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I doubt a masters is worth it. Get back working and accrue the work experience necessary to get CPA designation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 01:58 PM Flag
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AICPA requires more education than just a bachelor's except in very limited circumstances. A full master's might not be necessary, but a 20yo bachelor's degree won't cut it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:00 PM Flag
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Op: that's why I am wondering how to get back in. Wouldn't some sort of retaining be necessary? I also have an MBA infinance [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:03 PM Flag
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Np. Get on linkedin and try to get a job through a contact. No more school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:08 PM Flag
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Where do you live? Take on or two courses at night, you can use school placement office. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:15 PM Flag
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Suburbs but can get to manhattan. Would prefer day courses when kids are in school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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Since you already have an MBA, if you need any additional coursework, take it through UMUC online. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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With a bachelor's in acctng and an MBA, you're probably good to go, possibly even for the work experience requirement. Check the reqs the other posted linked below. You could probably take the review course and sit for the exams in the spring, and in the meantime start networking. [ Reply | More ]
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You are an idiot. If OP didn't take test years ago, she must get another 30 credits, and should do so withink a masters program. You can go online or at night, yes worth. it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:14 PM Flag
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I went back for a second bachelor's in accounting (in my 30s) and planned to go CPA and do taxes. I finished the degree, but got a job offer in Europe before I finished the CPA exams. I still plan to complete the CPA exam & cert in the next year or two so I can at least have it on my CV, and have the flexibility & choices, and do tax returns for American citizens living abroad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 01:56 PM Flag
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To make a long story longer, it certainly wouldn't hurt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 01:56 PM Flag
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did you get the bachelor's in a tradiyional program or one specifically for career "retreads" - I've heard about grads of retread programs having really good job offers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:16 PM Flag
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Traditional. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:12 PM Flag
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You have been out of the game for a little while so I would do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:05 PM Flag
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Yes. Join us. Resistance is futile. Suvlu'taHvIS yapbe' HoS neH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:10 PM Flag
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If that's what you'd enjoy doing, go for it! I have an MBA in finance and am in no way qualified to be an accountant nor do I have any desire to do so. Accounting bores me to tears but other people love it, so.... What exactly would you do if you had a CPA? Would you open your own shop or what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:50 PM Flag
[ - ] A department head wrote me a memo and didn't send me the memo. I found it out from others. How would you respond to this situation? I am an in house counsel by the way. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 01:52 PM Flag
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911 [ Reply | More ]
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Basically the memo was addressed to me but he never sent me the memo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 01:54 PM Flag
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then it was a mistake. act like you received it normally. If you act aggreived and hint someone messed up and didn't send it, it will likely be met with a blank face. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:10 PM Flag
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write back to her and request you be cc'd on all memos and cc her boss the email [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 01:54 PM Flag
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Was it a mistake? Why don't you ask the person? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:06 PM Flag
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I don't know how you got this far and don't know how to send a polite email. "Jane mentioned a memo you wrote on x. I think it was intended for me, but I never received it. If this is something you would like me to review, please send and I will take a look at it right away and get back to you. If I misunderstood and the memo is not for my review, please disregard." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:32 PM Flag
[ - ] Hunter boots - love or hate? Glossy or matte? Patterned or solid color? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 01:43 PM Flag
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So ten years ago [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 01:44 PM Flag
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Love the bright colors. Glossy all the way.... [ Reply | More ]
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I have them and hate them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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Good practical rain boots. I wear them to keep my feet dry, not for fashion. I have them in matte hunter green. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:32 PM Flag
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Kamiks are pretty. Unlike hunters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Long weekend plans? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 01:43 PM Flag
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little house we rented on a beach in Delaware :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 01:46 PM Flag
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Whisky tango [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:02 PM Flag
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Klassy of you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 01:59 PM Flag
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?? if you say so. middle class (DH is a physician, I produce documentaries), 3 kids. For us, this will be heaven, some sun, some beach, and lots of relaxation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:04 PM Flag
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And swarms of drunk tattooed people smoking on the boardwalk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:17 PM Flag
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np: you obviously don't know much about Delaware beaches. There are miles and miles of beautiful state park beach in Delaware. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:37 PM Flag
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Been there, unfortunately. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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then you didn't know where to go [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:47 PM Flag
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have fun! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:17 PM Flag
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Thanks! :)) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:12 PM Flag
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^was directed at the peculiar labeling as white trash. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:04 PM Flag
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Ah, I see. Ok, Whisky Tango poster, YOU go away. - np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:24 PM Flag
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Go away. - np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:17 PM Flag
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Jel? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 01:59 PM Flag
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Mmmmm....not at all. But enjoy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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Hamptons with family [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:04 PM Flag
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Same. Leaving this afternoon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 01:54 PM Flag
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Santa Barbara [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 01:58 PM Flag
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Universal studios Orlando [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:11 PM Flag
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NYC. I hate traveling on Labor Day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:30 PM Flag
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Probably some beach time/bonfire on the beach. Maybe a hike. Live in CA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:32 PM Flag
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taking the fam to my mom's house in rural CT. looking forward to it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.27.14, 02:33 PM Flag
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