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[ - ] I want to name DS Beau Reign but DH says absolutely not. Help! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:02 PM Flag
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I kind of love this name. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Help! I have asparagus, onion, crushed tomatoes, some frozen vegetables (peas, corn)...and then things like pasta and rice. What can I make for dinner? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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Stir fry. [ Reply | More ]
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You could do a pasta with the veggies. You could do a soup. [ Reply | More ]
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Do you have any sausage, ham, bacon or something like that? You could make minestrone soup [ Reply | More ]
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Do you have eggs? If so frittata, omelets, quiche. Also, fried rice...can make it veggie...look at Iowa Girl Eats site for simple recipe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:07 PM Flag
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^^oh and eggs and bread, too. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How would you react/respond if you overheard your boss casually admitting to another employee that he had committed rape during a nasty Eastern European war in the early 90's? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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what?! [ Reply | More ]
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He was a soldier as a young man at a time of war and apparently committed rape during that time. [ Reply | More ]
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I would be horrified and have no idea waht to do. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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I would document this, send to HR, and live off the settlement from my harassment claim. [ Reply | More ]
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blackmail! I like it. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I am having surgery soon and recovery will prevent me from lifting my dd's (toddler and infant) for a couple of weeks. My dh travels for work a few days a week. Our nanny comes in at 8.30am and i usually deal with the kids from 6.30am until she gets home. I can't ask her to come in at 6.30am as she lives far (and can't stay overnight as she has young kids too). Any ideas of how to get coverage for the hours of 6.30am to 8.30am? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:54 PM Flag
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Benadryl [ Reply | More ]
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can you ask her to spend the night? (and pay her some agreed upon amount)? [ Reply | More ]
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The OP wrote that she CAN'T stay overnight [ Reply | More ]
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We have a 1 bed [ Reply | More ]
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He has to cut down on his travel this one time his wife is recovering from surgery. He needs to contribute a teeeeeny bit to the family situation in times of emergency. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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^^^^ Or ask your mom to stay with you if he just CAN'T work from the home office for a couple of weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:03 PM Flag
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You don't really need that breadth augmentation [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:56 PM Flag
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Tummy tuck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:02 PM Flag
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Your husband takes family leave time to care for you and the children. How is this a difficult question? [ Reply | More ]
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+1 How is this a question at all? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:01 PM Flag
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talk to your doctor about how serious the advice really is to not lift the kids. if it's super serious, dh has to not travel those weeks. period. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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Sit the toddler in front of the TV and just deal with infant as best you can. Ask nanny to come in as early as possible (even 8 a.m. would help) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:08 PM Flag
[ - ] In all the discussions of European cities, why do Russian cities usually get ignored? Moscow or St. Petersburg occasionally get mentioned, but other large cities in European Russia are generally ignored. I spent some time in Samara, in European Russia, and found it to be a great place in many ways, and an interesting one culturally due to the combination of Russian and Turkic cultures. Opera houses and mosques sitting near each other, that kind of thing. But I never see Samara in discussions of European cities, even though it's pretty big (Samara-Tolyatti-Syzran have almost 3 million people). Other large (1 million+) European cities in Russia include Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov, Kazan, Ufa, Perm, Volgograd, Voronezh, and Saratov. Why does the western media tend to ignore them? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:51 PM Flag
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because most of Russia is in Asia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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Almost 80% of Russia's population - including most of its major cities - are on the European side of the Urals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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Are you asking why there are no news stories about them, or why Westerners don't travel there? For the latter, I would guess visa issues, language barriers, safety concerns, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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because foreigners typically don't see the appeal of vacationing in the Volga region? [ Reply | More ]
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I'd never go to Russian cities for fun. Russians terrify me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:00 PM Flag
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Russians are actually tons of fun. You have to mingle with the right crowd [ Reply | More ]
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Because no one cares. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Ronnie @ WMS? Heard so much about her... is she batshit or awesome? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:48 PM Flag
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Ronnie and Ramey rule the downtown exmissions. They are both quirky but they get shit done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:49 PM Flag
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Not for unconnected, non-sibling kids. They get totally lost as WMS. [ Reply | More ]
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is there a better downtown school (exmissions-wise) for unconnected non-sibling kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:54 PM Flag
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listen, it's tough out there. You really have to make it happen for yourself and your kid. Make and use your own connections at the ongoings and engratiate yourself with the preschool. This is true everywhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone ever gotten a jury summons in the wrong name, but with the right SSN? I am a little worried about identity theft. What records do they usually use to prepare the summons? Btw, I served recently, and their system did not catch that by SSN. I got a summons for Mrs. xyz (husbands surname) when I never changed my name. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:47 PM Flag
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HUMONGOUS RED FLAG. Credit Report and Credit Monitoring ASAP, life lock also. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:51 PM Flag
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THIS!!!!!!! Definitely need to report this [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah Mr. wrong name has stolen your SS# [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:52 PM Flag
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Another option is mistyping of records. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:59 PM Flag
[ - ] s/o I have a more studious, introverted daughter. She's interested in psychology, sociology, English, history, so, not really a finance/STEM type. What kind of careers would you steer her towards? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:42 PM Flag
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Land the chopper. [ Reply | More ]
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Yup. She'll figure it out for herself. Focus on getting a good education and the rest will be done by professionals at her school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:49 PM Flag
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GOD this. Please. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:58 PM Flag
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Marketing? Law? [ Reply | More ]
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Mrs in training [ Reply | More ]
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ouch [ Reply | More ]
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UB wifey? [ Reply | More ]
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Marketing and introversion do not mix well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:48 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:55 PM Flag
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Kindergarten teacher [ Reply | More ]
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PHD research in sociology? [ Reply | More ]
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afraid to ask, how old is she now? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Where to donate kid's clothing and toys in Manhattan? I don't want to drop stuff off at thrift stores, as I want to have this go to needy families for free, instead of being sold. We are in Gramercy area, would prefer to find something nearby. Some things we have are almost new and we could easily sell it, I just want to donate it, but not give it away to someone, who would sell it for profit. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:41 PM Flag
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Stuff for what age? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:43 PM Flag
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Room to Grow, excellent organization! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:50 PM Flag
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+ I used to volunteer at their Boston branch. They do really great work with families at and below the poverty line. Parenting classes, books, toys, clothes, professional development if needed. Could go on and on about how great they are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:54 PM Flag
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why? many needy families shop at thrift stores. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:51 PM Flag
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NP: and many "not needy" families purchase items at thrift stores, I don't blame the OP to want to give the clothes away to an organization that will distribute them and not profit from them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:52 PM Flag
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it's not about the "not needy" buying the stuff... the proceeds from the sales are donated to the needy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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Lol this. Thrift stores are almost always not for profit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:01 PM Flag
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OR: That's not my point - the non-needy people are benefiting from the low prices, even if they can afford to spend more and then those clothes aren't available for purchase by those who can't afford to spend more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:07 PM Flag
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Huh? Most thrift stores are not for profit- the proceeds from sales go to various charities, depending on their mission statement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:00 PM Flag
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You realize that the stuff is sold and the profits are turned over to the needy ,right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:58 PM Flag
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Thrift stores don't generally sell lots of kid stuff, like toys and baby equipment, mostly clothes. I have a few items like crib, mobile, high chair, etc, that I would rather donate to an organization that would distribute it for free to needy families. I gave away some stuff for free on craigslist before, but I realized some of these people actually pick up free stuff to resell and make profit, not to use it. I guess, I can try this again, it will make it easier for someone to just come and pick it up, some maybe needy families, others maybe people making profit, I cannot police it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:06 PM Flag
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a local church would probably take the donations. check first, though. [ Reply | More ]
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Good idea, I will check it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:06 PM Flag
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Room to Grow – Chelsea 54 West 21st Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, Suite 401 This unique organization provides essentials for babies born to families living in poverty, and continues to monitor their progress every three months until the child turns 3. Room to Grow accepts baby gear, clothing, toys and other essentials for kids up to that age. Donations can be dropped off at the Chelsea location or picked up by a messenger for a tax-deductible fee. Smaller items can also be donated through the mail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:02 PM Flag
[ - ] SIL won't share the name of their newborn until the naming ceremony. They did not do this in the past with their other children. What gives? I find it annoying and attention seeking. I asked one of their kids the name of the baby and he told me, so I posted it on Facebook. SIL deleted my comments to her page. Ridiculous. I feel like I'm in middle school. 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:41 PM Flag
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You are a major pita [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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What's the name. Tell us here, I don't care if you're fake, still want to hear it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:43 PM Flag
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Charles - but I don't know the middle name yet [ Reply | More ]
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very nice! [ Reply | More ]
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Ha, it's their big reveal, give them their moment [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:43 PM Flag
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So lame. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:46 PM Flag
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You act like you're in middle school. [ Reply | More ]
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ita [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, but she's acting like she's in middle school as well. I'm just fighting fire with fire. [ Reply | More ]
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troll [ Reply | More ]
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Esther [ Reply | More ]
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why are you acting like you are in middle school? [ Reply | More ]
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You knew that they didn't want the name made public and you posted it on facebook? You are evil. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:51 PM Flag
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So you knew they were keeping the name private until their naming ceremony, you conned it out of a child and posted it publicly on Facebook? You are an asshole. [ Reply | More ]
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this and also a troll [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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Either fake or you're nuts [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I went through a period of estrangement with my adult daughter who recently had a baby. I mentioned that I would like to visit - via text - and she didn't acknowledge my desire. What should I do? I want her to know that I have changed as I know that our last visit did not go well. She remembers things differently than I do and I don't want her to think of me in that way. Should I just fly in and try to explain things to her once I see her in person? I am so desperate to see her because she hasn't sent me any pictures of herself, just pictures of the baby. When I asked if I could get a picture of her, she said that she would send me once when she takes one of herself. It's been 2 weeks and still no pictures of her. I haven't seen her in person since 2010. 38 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:38 PM Flag
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Don't just fly in. [ Reply | More ]
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So what should I do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:41 PM Flag
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Perhaps, as an adult, you could actually reach out to her with a phone call instead of texting her. [ Reply | More ]
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I haven't called her due to the time difference and because I know that she's really busy. [ Reply | More ]
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Cop out. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:50 PM Flag
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you are a liar. troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:58 PM Flag
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time difference? wake up early or stay up late and call her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:00 PM Flag
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This. We told you to send a nice present for the baby, like an expensive baby blanket. Did you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:41 PM Flag
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No, I want to do something other than send a present. I want to have a relationship with my child and grandchildren. [ Reply | More ]
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Jesus. A gift is a start! [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, but I also want to see her and my grandchildren. [ Reply | More ]
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You still should send a nice gift. [ Reply | More ]
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You want. You want. You need to do something nice as a peace offering. Something she may want. Something thoughtful. Otherwise, stay estranged for all we care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:46 PM Flag
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I don't want to send some anonymous gift. I want to be there for my daughter when she is going through this major life milestone. She didn't let me be there for her when she married and after I flew in for her first child's birth, she stopped allowing me to be a part of her life. We used to be so close. I don't understand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:48 PM Flag
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She does not want you to "be tehre for her". She has figured it out without you. You need to come to terms with that. You want to be there for YOU. NOt for her. Get over yourself and start thinking about how to rebuild from teh ground up. [ Reply | More ]
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I am the only family that she has as her father is dead. She was actually telling me this via text over the past year. She has minimal contact with her cousins because most of my family lives abroad. I am only one of a handful of family members who lives in the U.S. It would be better for both of us if we had a relationship. Why would you say that I only want to be there for me? I want to go there to help HER during HER time of need. This isn't about me. I want to be a mother to her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:06 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
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chill out. I wasn't letting anyone see photos of me when I had just had a baby. Don't fly in. TALK instead [ Reply | More ]
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I am not going to judge what she looks like now; I just want to see her. [ Reply | More ]
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Why are you estranged? Does she think you owe her money? [ Reply | More ]
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She didn't feel that I was supportive the last time that I visited her. She said that I was angry and hypercritical and tried to tell her what to do. I was only trying to help her and now she doesn't want me around. We are estranged for other reasons. I have changed a lot. I have found God and I pray for her every day. I am not the same angry person that I used to be. I just want to hold my grandchildren and help out my daughter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:44 PM Flag
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yep you are unstable. Sorry. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:47 PM Flag
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1. Pay her back what you owe her. 2. Praying for her every day isn't going to get you anywhere. 3. Send a nice gift for the baby. 4. Call her and tell her you love her and are thinking of her. Ask if there is anything you can do to help her. 5. Call again in a month. Develop a relationship. [ Reply | More ]
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This is what I have been doing, except that I have been texting because it's difficult with the 3 hour time difference and I know that she's very busy with the new baby. [ Reply | More ]
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So you were hypercritical, yet you are pressuring her to send you a picture of herself? Hah! So you can criticize her? My answer to you would be "hell, no!". [ Reply | More ]
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I am not hypercritical of her appearance, she thinks that I was in the past because I thought she was trying to lose the baby weight too quickly. Right now, I just want to see her. I haven't seen her in almost 5 years! I just want to see what she looks like now. The last time that I saw her, she was only in her 20s. [ Reply | More ]
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don't just fly in. She's a new mother and it your relationship is complicated. She may not have the mental or emotional bandwidth right now to deal with you. [ Reply | More ]
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she sounds fat. [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe she is fat now, but I don't care, she is my daughter. [ Reply | More ]
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You seem to have limited insight into your behavior. A person who just had a child does not want to deal with a mother demanding a photo of her. It seems like whatever happened in your last visit will happen again. You need to step away and take a deep breath. She may feel like you suddenly want a relationship because of the child. Why have you not seen each other in 5 years? You need to make it not about what YOU want but what SHE needs. [ Reply | More ]
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ita [ Reply | More ]
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She felt that I put my husband (not her father) first and she was angry about that issue, which I understand in hindsight. I actually started communicating with her again via text in 2013, so I haven't been totally estranged from her. We lost contact again, but I started texting her again in 2014 and we've been maintaining weekly texts for about a year. I am not going to make the same mistakes again because I have found God and I realize what's most important in my life. I have divorced my ex and gained a lot of clarity. I now know what I put her through and I am sorry and I want to make it right with her. I want to have a relationship with my grandchildren. [ Reply | More ]
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you are a phony she can see it a mile away and so can we [ Reply | More ]
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I am not a phony. I have faith that if she saw me now, she would see that I am a changed person. [ Reply | More ]
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You found God. But did you pay her back the money you borrowed from her? You think we are going to forget that tidbit? [ Reply | More ]
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prisons are full of people who found God and want those they hurt to just forget all about it. Are you for real? [ Reply | More ]
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i missed the earlier stuff. she didn't pay back money, doesn't want to send a gift, but wants to fly in as a big surprise? sheesh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:02 PM Flag
[ - ] I GIVE UP!! I've been involved with efforts to improve our struggling school district (not NYC), a beautiful city with very high private school enrollment. Nobody wants to address the obvious issue of the public/private divide being largely demarcated by race and class. Efforts to improve the schools are focused on improving existing curriculum, facilities, or staff-- with no results. The only way to improve a public school is to bring educated families in, plain and simple. It is a win-win for everyone. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:35 PM Flag
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Look at g&t program in NYC. It works! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:37 PM Flag
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The problem is that nobody wants to send their kids to a g&t school that is housed at a "bad" school. We don't have enough money to build a new school when we are shutting down schools as it is. [ Reply | More ]
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Not a win for the first families who have to come into a struggling school and be the ones to bring it up to speed. And does that really mean the children from disadvantaged backgrounds will get a better education, or will the school just look better because of the scores being brought up by the students of the educated families who will probably be supplementing with tutoring? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:43 PM Flag
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Research shows that disadvantaged students will definitely benefit. This is why the idea of busing was introduced in the first place. It's not good for them to live in a world of concentrated poverty. They get exposed to different worldviews, the active involvement and advocacy of educated parents helps lifts all students, and it's just healthier for people to live in diversity. [ Reply | More ]
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I agree that there is a benefit for the disadvantaged student. But what is the benefit for the advantaged student, the one you want to entice to bring back to the struggling school district? Altruism is not sufficient. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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Private school parents here are sick of paying tuition. Housing costs are high and even affluent people are struggling to make it-- similar to NY. If even half of the kids who attend private schools went public, our schools would be transformed. This is why I want to focus on strategies that bring in educated families, rather than just focusing on what already exists in these crappy schools. But other parents are suspicious of me, thinking that I don't care about the disadvantaged students. I'm done. [ Reply | More ]
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Not for the educated families. [ Reply | More ]
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Of course it is. First and foremost, they don't have to pay private tuition! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:55 PM Flag
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1) Some of these families moved to the suburbs, so they don't have to pay tuition. 2) For some, money is not the issue when discussing education. You get what you pay for, and in a struggling school district it shows. [ Reply | More ]
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Those of us who do send our kids to public have found that the quality of education is quite excellent. We are happy. The problem is the stigma associated with these schools that we can't seem to break. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, if you are in a good district. The OP said "struggling". [ Reply | More ]
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Which city is this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:00 PM Flag
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Not OP, but I guess Pasadena, California. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:04 PM Flag
[ - ] Dumb question: Can you ask your doorman to check your mailbox and open your mail for you while you're away? Is this legal? We're out of town for the next week. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:35 PM Flag
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Just get the post office to hold it, or ask a neighbor. If you asked the doorman, I don't think it would be part of his official job, would be as a neighbor, no liability, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:37 PM Flag
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You don't even have to go, you can put hold on via online. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:03 PM Flag
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Of course it's legal. But why would doorman do this for free? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:38 PM Flag
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I just meant for one day, not the whole week (i.e. Monday, for nursery letters)-more as a favor; doesn't seem like it would be too much to ask, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:42 PM Flag
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Those bastards are tipped a few thousand each year to do a gracious act such as this. NP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:03 PM Flag
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Legal? If you give someone a key to your mailbox, anyone can open it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:38 PM Flag
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mail fraud, a felony. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:48 PM Flag
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no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:00 PM Flag
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Don't you have a friend who could do this for you? If you ask him, you need to tip him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:48 PM Flag
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ok. thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:50 PM Flag
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ugh, i'd have a friend do it. I wouldn't chance this with MY doorman! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:03 PM Flag
[ - ] preschool moms. is the mail in? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:25 PM Flag
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no letters today from anyone. We'll have to regroup tomorrow or Monday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:28 PM Flag
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bummer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:28 PM Flag
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Is this the case for everyone or would it depend on where you live? our mail doesn't come until around 4 so I haven't been able to check [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:31 PM Flag
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our mail just arrived. nada. only a flyer for a carribean getaway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:35 PM Flag
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I thought it would be over today. this is the worst. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:36 PM Flag
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Okay, I really want to call. Should i? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:37 PM Flag
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yes! These people deserve their offices to be flooded with calls for not sending out e-mails like any reasonable school would [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:40 PM Flag
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did they just change that or something?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:44 PM Flag
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odd [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:50 PM Flag
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I'm calling if I don't hear anything come Wednesday morning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:04 PM Flag
[ - ] Friend is marrying single mom. Kinda surprised, but happy for them. Must really love her. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:24 PM Flag
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Or your friend likes kids in that bad way [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:27 PM Flag
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Ewwwwww [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:28 PM Flag
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If you had a girlfriend marrying a single dad, would you say the same? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:28 PM Flag
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Actually, yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:31 PM Flag
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I'd not realized being a single mom would be such a negative, but I'm thinking many people would see it as a positive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:04 PM Flag
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Married a single Dad with sole custody. So in love I never found out why...But I know now! He was the world's biggest bully. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:39 PM Flag
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why would he have sole custody if he's a bully? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:01 PM Flag
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sounds like you did find out why [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:02 PM Flag
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Sorry to hear this happened to you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:04 PM Flag
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troll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:01 PM Flag
[ - ] My teenage ds just came home and said that in the cafeteria today someone stood up with their phone and yelled "EVERYONE WHAT COLOR IS THIS DRESS" .... hahahaha 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:24 PM Flag
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It was the first thing my dd asked me when she walked in. Did I see the dress and what color was it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:31 PM Flag
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mine too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:02 PM Flag
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It is still changing colors on me now as I watch it. It's like sorcery [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:35 PM Flag
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What is with this dress and why don't other clothes do this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:35 PM Flag
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it has NOTHING to do with clothes! It's the photo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:02 PM Flag
[ - ] When will you start hearing from public middle schools? Any idea? Thanks, very anxious... 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:22 PM Flag
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mid May [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:23 PM Flag
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Sent home from school with letter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:25 PM Flag
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op: thanks - waiting anxiously to hear from 2 in particular.. hoping to leave our mediocre (current) public school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:36 PM Flag
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Which two? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:38 PM Flag
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Which two? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:39 PM Flag
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Mid-late May. Got ours in the mail last time, but distribution method is up to the school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:38 PM Flag
[ - ] OK, so white and gold means you're deficient in some way? It's one picture, not two. Very trustworthy couple see two completely different photos. Dress is probably selling like hotcakes now. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:20 PM Flag
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this is an ad campaign. dont give it any more thought. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:21 PM Flag
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How can it be when both my husband and I looked at the picture at the same time and saw two different colors?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:49 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:02 PM Flag
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I was wondering in the car how SNL is going to do this one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:24 PM Flag
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I don't understand this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:29 PM Flag
[ - ] s/o If your nephew asked you for career advice -- say he's in college and researching fields -- what would you tell him? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:19 PM Flag
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Work for the federal government, go to private sector, back to government, back to private sector. Many millionaires in/around DC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:20 PM Flag
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This is so true! Or work for a lobbying/"strategic advisory" firm and make connections. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:22 PM Flag
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awful advice- pick an industry- if it's useful to have the govt as client or lobbying them, so be it, but don't pick govt by itself [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:29 PM Flag
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Plan carefully and wisely. 20's are for career-building, not just fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:21 PM Flag
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What fields are promising? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:21 PM Flag
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STEM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:24 PM Flag
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Nope. Sucker bet. There are a shit ton of engineers making $130k a year stuck in their jobs designing the third gasket on an aluminum press machine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:31 PM Flag
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You sound like a SAHM. Do you not realize $130k a year is a good salary? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:32 PM Flag
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That's because many of them don't have the other skills to advance. However, it can be a great place to start, especially for somebody who has the interpersonal skills, communication skills, and presence. Start in engineering at a great company, make it clear you aren't a nerd. Move into sales or marketing later. Maybe get MBA ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:33 PM Flag
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A lot of people aren't interested in going into sales, though. The answer to what should people do in the future can't be "everyone should try to wind up in business development at some point." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:40 PM Flag
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A lot of people also aren't interested in STEM or Finance. In my experience, people who are completely opposed to being in sales at any point in their career won't be very successful. Almost every high paying job requires some degree of selling - CEOs, investment bankers, venture capitalists, consultants, lawyers. There are a couple exceptions (hedge funds, traders). When you get to a certain point in your career you will be expected to sell in many cases. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:47 PM Flag
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Depends on his skills. Math/science, creative, humanities? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:22 PM Flag
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Assume smart but not brilliant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:23 PM Flag
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Computer science - start as engineer, move into sales or product management. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:22 PM Flag
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Do something you love. And save 15% of every paycheck from the beginning for retirement and 10% for rainy day. If you start from the first paycheck, you will never miss it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:25 PM Flag
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We're heading back into a cycle of entrepreneurship and the growth of small businesses. He will probably be working at an established company for some time, but he should go where his proclivities lie and learn as much about that business/industry inside and out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 08:27 PM Flag
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Never be convicted for domestic violence, child abuse, child sex offenses. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.27.15, 09:07 PM Flag
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