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[ - ] Maybe I'm just heartless, but I find the proliferation of gofundme pages for every little thing to be ridiculous. DH's niece (whose dad is a successful MD) just established one because she goes to an expensive college and wants donations to help defray her costs. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:04 PM Flag
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That's annoying. My cousin did one for her IVF, classy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:05 PM Flag
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glad i don't know anyone that has done this or at least I am not aware....this is another instance where I am glad I don't use facebook [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Flights are now so expensive we are thinking of renting a car to drive to the Midwest this summer. Anyone have experience doing this? Any risks or pitfalls we can avoid? Do we reserve early? Late? Anyway to get a deal? We haven't rented a car in 10 years. FWIW we have a car but it is really old and won't be appropriate for this long of a trip. TIA. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:03 PM Flag
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Rent it from Newark Airport. It's a little PITA to get out there, but the rate will be much cheaper than in the city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:04 PM Flag
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^and I always get good deals at Enterprise, FWIW. Sign up for their emails, sometimes they send out a 10% coupon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:06 PM Flag
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we have driven cross county a few times and also down to FL, but we use our own car, have no idea what a rental could cost for something like that - just plan your route a head of time as well as logical stopping places, if you have kids stop at interesting things on your way to the west [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:06 PM Flag
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Priceline [ Reply | More ]
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Bid one dollar a day [ Reply | More ]
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Assuming you live in New York, this is probably not cost effective. Your cost for the car plus liability insurance will be $150 a day, times a week you will spend over a thousand dollars. Or you could fly to the Midwest and rent your car there for $20 a day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:08 PM Flag
[ - ] Why do people get smash cakes for one year old birthdays? I mean this out of curiosity, not snark. We gave our kids a piece of the cake, which they smushed up, but I'm not sure why the one year old needs their own cake. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:58 PM Flag
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Have never heard of this. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 is this something new? [ Reply | More ]
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OP- I keep hearing about it. Someone is now on my local Facebook page asking for Smash Cake recommendations. I don't want to say, "Why do you need this?" because it might be seen as nasty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:02 PM Flag
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Why don't you ask something simple like: Are they good? Or, are these popular now? [ Reply | More ]
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THeir own cake? Not like one cake for the family to share/ [ Reply | More ]
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These are the same people who do "trash the dress" photos and a gender reveal party. Ignore. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Amazon website circa 1999 today! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:53 PM Flag
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I wouldn't have noticed a difference if you hadn't posted. [ Reply | More ]
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seriously? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:58 PM Flag
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made me nostalgic [ Reply | More ]
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me too - wish they would roll back some of the software - I have not liked a lot of the changes recently [ Reply | More ]
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What's going on? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:57 PM Flag
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April Fool [ Reply | More ]
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Ahahaha [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Neighbor is a WOHM. Whenever she asks a favor or has a question, she'll contact my husband. And he just winds-up forwarding her message to me because he's working. Is this odd? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:51 PM Flag
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I don't think it's odd. My experience as a senior female professional is that I run into the dads in our building during our morning commutes, in the gym, etc. and they are more friendly to me and familiar than the wives. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:55 PM Flag
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We live in the burbs. They don't bump into each other in the morning or ever really. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:57 PM Flag
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Yes. I WOH FT and I don't think I've ever texted any dad if I know the mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:58 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:00 PM Flag
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+2 unless it's a SAHD I just assume mom is in charge of kids stuff [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:03 PM Flag
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I think it's because I don't work and every time we talk in front of our homes, she makes it a point to say she's a working mom. [ Reply | More ]
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OR: You have an odd duck. I never care if someone WOH/SAH or knows if I WOH [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:04 PM Flag
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I doubt she really does this. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, it's odd that she doesn't get the hint and send messages to you both. Guys are more likely to think the favors are no big deal (especially if they aren't the ones to have to execute on them), so possibly she feels that asking him makes it more likely to get a yes and she can also pretend (even to herself) that she isn't asking you bc you are a SAHM but is asking another WOHP so it's not taking advantage, etc. [ Reply | More ]
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Weird. I communicate with the wife only. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Eek, the SAHP most popular post is awful. Those women are viscious! I can't believe people really are like that. Cliché, but don't you just want your children to be happy, healthy, and enjoy whay they do? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:46 PM Flag
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people are morons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:47 PM Flag
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How about the moms putting down WOHMs on the same thread? I got flamed for my native English speaking, 15 hours a week college sitter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:51 PM Flag
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Grow a backbone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:52 PM Flag
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I don't care what some moron says, but the shit is getting flung on both sides. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:59 PM Flag
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You work only 15 hrs a week?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:52 PM Flag
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I work FT but am home at 430pm 3 days a week to pick DD up from after school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:59 PM Flag
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Both sides of this debate are mean spirited on this board. I think it is about ten people. Real people aren't like this! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:02 PM Flag
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What? Are you talking about the MD mom poster who thinks that nobody should SAH because everyone has the same opportunities to get an advanced degree and have a mommy track professional job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Friend who went to TT Nyc private and was not a particularly good student claims she was admitted to essentially any college she applied to- Wesleyan, Cornell, etc. (not Harvard or Yale). Could that be true? Did/does TT have that much weight? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:40 PM Flag
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The words that really jump out of your post are "claims" and "essentially". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:42 PM Flag
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Well, she said Wesleyan, Cornell, brown, tufts, Vassar. She is not at all smart, I can't say that irl but I can say it here. She was/is very coddled so I'm sure she had plenty of tutoring and prep for the SAT though. But even with that, I don't think she did all that great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:44 PM Flag
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When did she graduate? Times have changed A LOT in terms of college admissions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:44 PM Flag
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Mid 90s so yes, a long time ago. I was shocked though. She's not academic at all. In fact I met her in grad school (not TT) and she failed out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:46 PM Flag
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Where did she go and what does she do now? Who are her parents? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:46 PM Flag
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She went to Cornell but dropped out and ended up finishing just barely on a 5 and a half year plan. She now does very little. Tried to be a teacher for awhile but couldn't stick with it and now does real estate rentals part time and lives very modestly off money her parents gave her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:50 PM Flag
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Sounds like her parents have money. They may have pushed her to perform above her level in hs resulting in getting into good schools but not having the ability to keep up. Happens a lot in "top" families. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:52 PM Flag
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Yes, they have some money. Not tons though but invested greatly in her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:57 PM Flag
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Did she go to human ecology or restaurant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:08 PM Flag
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I know many Dalton graduates end up at big state universities like Indiana and Michigan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:47 PM Flag
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Those two schools don't belong in the same sentence when talking about out of state applicants. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:05 PM Flag
[ - ] Real Estate market in NYC stalling? Not what the professionals would have you believe, but the stats show it. I wonder if the new supply can maintain the prices they have set: http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/04/01/manhattan-residential-prices-plateau-report/ 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 04.01.15, 12:27 PM Flag
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Why does it matter? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:39 PM Flag
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Some of us are going to be looking for apartments to buy. Better wait a few months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:54 PM Flag
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this is very good news indeed, it signals that the market is healthy / sustainable, not in bubble territory. [ Reply | More ]
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Np: will the prices go down? I can't believe the cost of these apts. You can pay 2 million for a dump. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:42 PM Flag
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Move someplace else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:43 PM Flag
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Where? We can pay 4.5 million but still, apts are small and are ugly as hell. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:49 PM Flag
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Q is the new frontier [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry? [ Reply | More ]
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np. Probably means Queens. [ Reply | More ]
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np. We are in the same boat. Wanted to buy this spring, but can't even get something as good as our current rental for less than 3.5MM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:55 PM Flag
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Right? Family can't believe what we're paying. And they walk in our apt and they're like, this is it? This costs 3 million? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:59 PM Flag
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I go to my sister's 1MM house in the burbs with the pool, and it kind of kills me. I don't want to live in the burbs, but the crappy apartments you see for double that price or more depress me. Even though we can afford more, I cringe at the thought of paying so much for so little. I like NYC, but is it really worth that much? Crazy prices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:02 PM Flag
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Why is there always a major bitch on here?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:49 PM Flag
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meow [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:53 PM Flag
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That you are [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:54 PM Flag
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If you were moving to the city and thinking of buying, what would you do with this news? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:01 PM Flag
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Wait. Possibly rent instead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:04 PM Flag
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Even though rents have increased, they seem much lower than what you would pay at the current sale prices. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I have never met an Eastern European I could stand and the vegetarian most popular post is an excellent example of that. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:15 PM Flag
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you sound like a whole lot of fun [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:17 PM Flag
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More fun than that horrid woman who insists her vegetarian dh eat meat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:33 PM Flag
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It's nice to hear that you will des like me simply because I was born in Eastern Europe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:34 PM Flag
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I don't dislike you but I have never liked anyone from Eastern Europe so the odds are against me liking you. So far the people I know who are from there are very brash in a way that I can't take. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:42 PM Flag
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I see your point. I like direct people and you are being direct/honest now which I appreciate. however I am willing to bet that IRL you will never say this and will not be direct like this and my saying what you are typing in anonymous board will bother you greatly. I bet you hate me now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:45 PM Flag
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You are correct. I would never tell someone I don't like them because that is considered rude by most Americans. [ Reply | More ]
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That is NOT what you said in your OP. What you said isn't PC but is not rude especially if no one from Eastern Europe is present but I will bet anything you would never say it. [ Reply | More ]
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This is a message board and what I am writing is not tied to me by anyone I know, that is the difference. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, you are a hypocrite. You are ok thinking it but not saying it and judge others for saying what they honestly think. This is what you hate me for. I know that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:54 PM Flag
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The world would be an ugly place if everyone walked around saying everything they thought. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:58 PM Flag
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There are degrees of ugliness. In my book wanting dh to share family meals even if the woman is wrong is much less ugly than your OP yet you consider yourself better. [ Reply | More ]
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^ I am also willing to bet you consider yourself liberal and very open minded and excepting. I also dislike people like you so we can agree that you will never like anyone from Eastern Europe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:56 PM Flag
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Do you mean accepting? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. The horror of spelling mistake from someone who is ESL. [ Reply | More ]
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Additionally, you are ok with being rude here. I don't like hypocrites and am more than willing to say anything I just typed in public. I believe that's the main difference and in many cases the underlying cultural clash [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:52 PM Flag
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That is possible. I also find that Eastern Europeans stand to close to me which is also makes me uncomfortable. [ Reply | More ]
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Ok. We come to agree to dislike each other. I am perfectly ok with that. [ Reply | More ]
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Ha ha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:48 PM Flag
[ - ] I got a call from my bank that someone in Vegas is using my debit card. Any advice? I don't know much about this stuff. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:15 PM Flag
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Well, first you have the card cancelled and the bank will issue a new one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:16 PM Flag
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This. Not much else to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:17 PM Flag
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Unless you have bills paid with that card [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:17 PM Flag
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Bank will issue a new card immediately. It happened to me before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:18 PM Flag
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Yes. Sorry I meant if she has recurring bills that are billed to that card she must contact the companies. Like Verizon or wherever . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:19 PM Flag
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did you change your password? How does this happen? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:20 PM Flag
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Password for the debit card? No, we kept the same password. The thieves were using it as a credit card so they didn't need a passcode. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:23 PM Flag
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When I use my debit card as a credit card I still have to enter the password……(???????) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:40 PM Flag
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Not if you hit credit button [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:46 PM Flag
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Probably depends on the issuing bank/card. I only sign when I use mine as a credit card. [ Reply | More ]
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that's all you can do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:17 PM Flag
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OP- Thanks I did that. How does this happen? Will I be responsible for the charges? The bank said I can't file a claim until tomorrow. [ Reply | More ]
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They make fake cards with your number. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:22 PM Flag
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Wtf. I had no idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:49 PM Flag
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Happened to my credit card because of Target. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, but again, the only reason they can do this is because the banks allow this signature-only authorization because they make more money this way. [ Reply | More ]
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I am surprised you got off the phone without them having already cancelled it for you. That's what they are supposed to do, as soon as they confirm the charges aren't authorized by you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:20 PM Flag
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yes we already canceled it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:21 PM Flag
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Don't use debit cards anywhere and your number won't get stolen again. Use it for atm only. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:27 PM Flag
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yeah lesson learned. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:31 PM Flag
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Wow. Had no idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:49 PM Flag
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The problem is that U.S. banks allow debit transactions to be authenticated with just a signature. In Europe the only form of debit is PIN authenticated debit. You can protect yourself by ONLY using PIN. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:02 PM Flag
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get an ATM only card and use credit cards while out and about - this way your checking account will be less likely to be compromised [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:55 PM Flag
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The bank is liable for this fraud not you. The banks don't require PIN numbers for debit in the U.S. and so it is MUCH easier for a thief to empty your bank account. They do this because they make 4x more money from a debit transaction when you sign for it rather than using your PIN. It could take months and a lot of paperwork before they restore your money. I threatened to report them to various regulatory bodies for putting me at such risk for their own profits so they gave me my money back in just a couple of days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:00 PM Flag
[ - ] So, this whole thing about how mentally ill people are not really dangerous, we just *think* they are - violent acts are generally committed by disturbed individuals. Of course not all people with MI are violent and dangerous, but many if not most violent and dangerous people ARE mentally ill (and often self medicating with drugs or alcohol to make things worse). Off my soapbox now. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 11:54 AM Flag
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This is apet peeve with me. The only time I have ever been a victim of violence was at the hands of a mentally ill person. [ Reply | More ]
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^that was me, OP sorry it wasn't clear [ Reply | More ]
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I have a diagnosed mental illness. What cage should I report to? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 11:58 AM Flag
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you tell me. GL to you, it isn't easy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:01 PM Flag
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what is your diagnosis? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:06 PM Flag
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I have diagnosed depression, and have even thought of suicide. But never did it cross my mind to take others with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:12 PM Flag
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I'm not specifically referring to the mass murderer pilot in Germany (let's not call him suicide pilot anymore - he murdered more than a hundred people). I feel your pain. Depression is the modern life affliction. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:22 PM Flag
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please avoid alcohol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:25 PM Flag
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thanks for the tip [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:32 PM Flag
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So what's your proposed solution? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:12 PM Flag
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Reality. Truth. A person with MI needs to be kept from dangerous situations, such as a gun in the house, for example (which makes suicide many times more likely) [ Reply | More ]
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That seems pretty basic and most people would agree. What about those who are undiagnosed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:25 PM Flag
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I sure wish MI treatment was better funded and offered without stigma and penalizing cost [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:26 PM Flag
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ditto. and this is going to set that movement back big time. More stigma than ever I fear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:57 PM Flag
[ - ] We have a manager who gives opposite instructions to the team daily. I lead this project and I think in part it's just her war with me and in part she is just all over the place, stupid and useless manager who is feeling insecure because she has a high position and no real work. How do I keep the team focused and filter out this woman's meaningless directions and constant criticism. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 11:52 AM Flag
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can you have a frank, just the facts m'am talk with her? No accusations, no nasty tone, just state the facts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 11:56 AM Flag
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"On Monday, you set the deadline for April 12. Then yesterday, you announced the deadline was April 10th. This is confusing and leaves us less time to accomplish XX task." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 11:57 AM Flag
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Her: you are twisting my words [ Reply | More ]
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do you have emails to print out and have at your discussion? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:01 PM Flag
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also, when she gives you conflicting info, write it down as she tells you and read it back to her for confirmation. GL she sounds like a head trip [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:02 PM Flag
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1. She talks to herself out loud. 2. She can say X and if I repeat to her "so to clarify you want us to do X she will say I misunderstood". The worst part is that we can be looking at a list of all our tastes and all are done earlier than planned and she will say:"it's a learning process and you guys will learn to do better". How do I keep my team motivated in this situation. I end up telling her "we need to specifically understand how to do better than completing all tasks ahead if schedule" and she will say:"I know it's a learning process but I am sure you guys can do it" [ Reply | More ]
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1. She doesn't do anything via e-mail 2. You are assuming she can analyze facts and has rational behavior [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:02 PM Flag
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You might insist going forward that everything be by email so you can have documentation. You are not powerless. [ Reply | More ]
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I am completely powerless. She will not email. There is no one who will care to analyze the situation and stuck up for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:26 PM Flag
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^ she isn't results oriented. The only thing that matters to her is that she is in charge but my measure if success by my own manager and my department 100% clashes with this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:01 PM Flag
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document everything. Make sure your manager knows. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:20 PM Flag
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My manager is technically lower in rank and he is the type of guy who cares most about rank. This woman was positioned too high and has been stripped of most power and responsibility so she is taking it out on me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:27 PM Flag
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I have multiple times but it doesn't sink in... She is very wrapped up in power games with me. I am in a lower position than she is and frankly I don't care anymore if they let me go but I like the work that I do and I get it done so they just won't let me go [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 11:59 AM Flag
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oh dear how demoralizing. You can only do the best you can in the circumstances. Keep your resume up to date. Talk to her superiors, tactfully. Sucks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:11 PM Flag
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TY. She is in another group. I wish I could talk to her manager as she uses them as an excuse for this behavior as in "mike wants it done this way". I only wish mike could hear that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:24 PM Flag
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look for another job, it doesn't get better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:38 PM Flag
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I want them to let me go. I need a break. I have worked ft with no break for 22 years. I put myself through college, took 6 weeks maternity with each dc etc. they pay well so quitting is economically irresponsible [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:48 PM Flag
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ok so "tune out", let it go, nod an smile [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:54 PM Flag
[ - ] What do you if DCs birthday falls on Memorial Day weekend in terms of making a party? We, and most people we know, are not in town that weekend, but doing it the weekend before is like 10 days before the actual birthday. I considered doing a weekday afternoon party but it would likely be all nannies and would be hard for DH to be there. DD is turning 5. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 11:51 AM Flag
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my kid's birthday falls in the February break pretty much every year so we just do the party when her friends are available (and we aren't away, either). it has been as much as two weeks after her actual birthday. we do our family celebration on the actual day. i don't see anything wrong with doing it ten days before or after the actual birthday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 11:57 AM Flag
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There were times we did a party up to a month away from the actual birthday because it just worked out that way somehow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:07 PM Flag
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No one cares if the party is 10 days from the birthday, or even 10 weeks from the birthday. Some kids with summer birthdays have half-birthday parties during the school year! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:08 PM Flag
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Agree. It doesn't matter if you don't do the party on your DCs actual birthday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:42 PM Flag
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Have the party 10 days in advance. Then have a fun family celebration on the actual day! Your DC will love the extended celebration. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 12:50 PM Flag
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Ten days before it after is fine. Nobody cares. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:05 PM Flag
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