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[ - ] How much does your laundry room charge for a load of laundry? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:13 PM Flag
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$1.60 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:13 PM Flag
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$1.50 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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$1.75 wash and another to dry. They are very large capacity machines, but it's a lot. With two and a half kids (stepkid) we spend about $30 a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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$1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Would it bother you if you sibling who can't stick to any job and is generally lazy sucked up to your aunt in the hopes of inheriting her house (worth about $1M), while you studied and worked hard at the expense of family time to buy your own house? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:10 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:11 PM Flag
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look. we were all born with gifts and challenges. you wouldn't choose that life for yourself. because you are a different person than your sibling. you just have to let it go. it's the only way to be at peace. and family peace is really worth a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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I think this is really unfair and lame. My sister meets all childless relatives, even though she told me many times before that she hated them. Now, all relatives with children are on her persona non grata list. She's weird and it really makes me dislike her. Very calculating and disingenuous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:25 PM Flag
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she won't benefit anymore than anyone else if you're all paying attention to your childless relatives. if you're not, then everyone will get what they deserve. seeing elderly, childless people out of obligation isn't the worst thing in the world . . . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
[ - ] I don't understand the obsession with cooking on here. It's plenty easy to get cheap and healthy food in any modern city. There are delis on every corner with salad bars. Someone said yesterday that cooking "binds us to our early ancestors" and that's why we should do it. Dafuq? By that logic, should we sew our own clothes too? And churn our own butter? If you enjoy cooking, great, but it is definitely not an efficient use of time or resources when you easily purchase what you want without wasting any ingredients. 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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I don't like takeout. I like to know what's in my food. People who live on takeout are very strange to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:10 PM Flag
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op: I'm not talking ordering Indian food or Thai food with sauces you may not know the exact ingredients of. I'm talking going to the deli salad bar and picking out the ingredients and getting prepared foods like vegetables and mozeralla mix or mushrooms and potatoes. Stuff like that. I ind it very easy to eat healthy for low prices in NYC. I am shocked by all the time people claim to spend cooking. Unless it's a hobby, that sounds so inefficient when you can easily buy food stuff on any given block. If I lived in a rural town, I would understand needing to cook, but it just seems like such an anachronism in a modern city in the 21t century. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:14 PM Flag
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Those things take no time to make. Why would I pay a premium for them? In addition I have no idea how clean the kitchen is or how long the food has been sitting out. I'll pass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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I am certainly not cooking-obsessed, I keep things pretty basic at home on a daily basis. But it just seems like one of those basic "I'm a grown-up" life skills to be able to make your kids dinner, know what I mean? Or cook a nice meal for friends? Also I think it sends a weird message to your kids if you outsource ALL food prep. Not to mention the cost/health issues involved in always eating food that other people have prepared. I dunno, do it if it works for you, seems somehow a little sad to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:13 PM Flag
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op: thanks for explaining. I don't actually have any kids yet, but unless my kids had food allergies and I was worried about contamination, I would plan to buy all our food. It seems sad to me to waste hours cooking each day when that time could be spend on quality time with the kids. Not to mention there is also the risk of the kids being burned by a hot stove or oven. I just don't see the appeal in cooking. But not trying to put down that hobby for people who enjoy it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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... if you can afford that! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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You again. You are really defensive. If you ever learned to cook and shop for groceries even in a rudimentary way, you would realize that you could pay at a bare minimum 50% less per week on your food. Economizing, planning, and basic cookery are some of the basic building blocks of adulthood. Even if you are rich, it is wasteful to buy all your meals premade. That you do so is decadent, and indicates a lack of connection to the land and to history. But do what you want! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:14 PM Flag
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op: do you really think it's decadent to spend $15 a day on food? I think that's pretty low budget. Can you explain this "connection to land and history" concept? How does cooking give you some connection to land that eating prepared food does not? And why do I want or need a connection to land? By your logic, why not just grow all your own food? And hunt your own animals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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np: I think $15 spent on take out food is a lot. I live in Manhattan, but we are not rich. I bring my own lunch to work every day because average cost of lunch around here is $10. $200/mos is a lot of money for us. I love when I can go the entire day without opening my wallet. It makes me feel empowered because I am saving my money and not spending it thoughtlessly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:21 PM Flag
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op: fair enough. Thanks for explaining. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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no-eating 100% of your meals takeout is strange. it just is. cooking is a basic life skill. you should know how to do it. and your mother failed you by not teaching you. stop trying to defend yourself with weird teenager type logic. you are odd. embrace it or don't. but stop trying to make it normal. it's not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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THIS! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:25 PM Flag
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connection to land and history? This sounds like hippie talk. Do you dance around and pray to earth gods while you cook? Do they give you good karma points for cooking? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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Why not just eat that soylent stuff since you're so futuristic and don't want to be bothered with ingredients or understanding how food works. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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op: that's actually what my DH does. He loves the stuff. I think it's gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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I am not at all surprised that your DH does this. You folks seem like these kind of people. Futuristic people who don't value food too much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:25 PM Flag
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If you understood basic cooking, you would know how to not waste ingredients. Instead, you waste your income on the salad bar at Whole Foods. Waste is waste, don't act high and mighty as if you are not wasteful. You are extremely wasteful also in your consumption of packaging, unless you go everywhere with your own tupperware and fill it up at Whole Foods or whatever. You are also contributing to the vast mountains of food that Whole Foods et. al. throws away each and every day -- it's enough to feed 200+ people or so I've heard, but instead restaurants and supermarkets throw it in the garbage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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op: I go to local delis that are cheaper than whole foods. I'm not acting high and mighty. I'm just surprised by the amount of people I know who cook. And I would assume whole foods composts their unused food, no? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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don't argue with her. she's not worth it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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please go away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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op: someone woke up grouchy today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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no. really. i said please. please go away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:25 PM Flag
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np: don't you have other threads to troll? Hurry, you don't want to leave anything untrolled! What would UB do without your constant negativity and lack of ever giving any productive feedback?! You post this on 50% of the threads on here. I can't imagine you have any friends in real life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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op: She's on here every day. I think it's the poster who always asks for new antidepressant recommendations. It's sad. She seems really miserable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Having children is just a catalyst for your own obsolescence 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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you're going to be obsolete no matter what. we all die. children just provide some love and hope along the way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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Or disappointment and heartbreak, if you're unlucky [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
[ - ] I LOVE LOVING. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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+1 (a key to happiness) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:11 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone know - are public schools closed today? Trying to reach the office of elementary school and no one is picking up. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:03 PM Flag
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In NY? We don't start till next Wednesday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:04 PM Flag
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Yes, the school year for kids, but does not administration start before then? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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Principals and APs are working this week. Most teachers are coming in here or there to set up the classroom. There are no secretaries so nobody answers the phones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Urgh! Dh has been super stressed at work. We have a newborn and an older dc. He yesterday slipped up telling me about a "play date" at a neighboring woman's house he went to so the boys could play. Apparently he played monster with the kids and then, by his own admission, "zombie tickled" their mom. This is inappropriate, right? He made me feel so stupid for reading something into it. But it seems off. Wdyt? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:01 PM Flag
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Wtf? Why all these dhs having playfates with other moms? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:04 PM Flag
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Is he at work or home with the kids? I'm confused. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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op. He picked the dc up between his morning appointments and work, in the afternoon. Went to other woman's house for about an hour. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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What? Where were you that ukh had no idea where your DH and kids were? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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op. At home with newborn. Usually I pick up but he volunteered :( not fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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op. My question is - is zombie tickling ok between non-married (not to each other) acquaintances? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:17 PM Flag
[ - ] DH demands that I call him a "pantyboy" 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:46 PM Flag
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Wait. School's not out till 2:30. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:48 PM Flag
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np. I don't know about every district, but ours is out today through Monday for a super-long weekend. They just did orientation this week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:55 PM Flag
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School hasn't started in NYC yet. Sigh... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:55 PM Flag
[ - ] Nanny here. Bosses going away for two days. Ok to transition away from bottles while they are away without telling them? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:43 PM Flag
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Is it something they've mentioned that they'd like to accomplish? How old is the kid? I'd do it. They can always screw up all your hardwork on Monday if they like. :) My friend's DH did this when she went on a work trip. She couldn't pull the trigger, so he just went cold turkey the day she left. Zero problems at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:48 PM Flag
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The child is 3. If he were one I would ask, but it's past time. He takes milk in a cup from me during the day so I would be switching bed and morning milk from bottle to cup. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:51 PM Flag
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Do it. I felt terrible that my DD still took a bottle at night until 14 months. I'm sure they'll be thankful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:53 PM Flag
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Wow, that's too old to be on a bottle. However let the parents make the call. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:57 PM Flag
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No no no! Not your call to make. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:56 PM Flag
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you can try it and see if it works. I can't imagine they would be angry at you for that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:03 PM Flag
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If he takes one cup of milk from me a day I don't imagine the transition will be too hard. He also takes the milk in a cup from them during the day on weekends. They haven't even attempted to take away night and morning bottles. I just can't give a three year old a bottle unless there's a medical condition. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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No - You need to ask them if they would like you to try. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:13 PM Flag
[ - ] I am going through a huge transitional phase at work. It will be about six weeks of hell. I'm two weeks in and barely making it. I don't want to quit until I see how the transition goes. Has anyone been through this? What did you do to stay calm and together? I am considering doing some extra yoga and maybe drinking extra whiskey. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:36 PM Flag
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transition to what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:37 PM Flag
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Basically got rid of an entire team. Replacing them with new people. Changing a lot of other procedures as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:44 PM Flag
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Yikes!!! Thats not a transition, sounds like a major overhaul and restructuring. I agree extra yoga would help. Also increase sleep and when you get home, try to avoid thinking about work at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:48 PM Flag
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Yeah. I no longer get a lunch break and have increased work load for the month. They won't be getting rid of me unless I quit. I do have a back up plan in place in case the new plan doesn't work for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:53 PM Flag
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I would probably start looking for new positions at the same time. Just to be safe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:38 PM Flag
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When this happened to me I cut out coffee completely. I found that it made me SO much more anxiety ridden. It really helped. And also, as much as the booze helps you calm down in the evenings, it really F's with your sleep. I would keep it to a glass or two of wine at night. It's just so much better to wake up clear and not the least bit hungover. Good luck! Maybe you can try meditations. Here's a jokey mediation rant for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92i5m3tV5XY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Question for the experienced home cooks : I watch a lot of Jamie Oliver, and he often starts a recipe by cooking in a baking pan right on a gas burner and finishing it in the oven. He calls them baking trays. I don't see people on US cooking shows putting lasagna pans right on the burner. Is there a particular kind of cookware I can find in order to do this? Do you regularly put your metal or enamel bakeware right on the gas burner? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:31 PM Flag
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I don't do that. Have never seen that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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I would think that the flame would mess up a finish, but I have done things like put old cookie sheets on an outdoor grill to keep stuff warm without burning it. I've also done egg mcmuffins en masse for morning athletic games by putting a muffin tin with eggs on a grill with foil underneath and over to cook a dozen at a time. Have not ever put a baking sheet on my kitchen gas burners. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:40 PM Flag
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My Emile Henry stuff can go from stovetop to oven, and it doesn't hurt anything. Same with my enameled cast iron or skillets. I rarely do this though, especially since with something like lasagna I make the meat sauce in a different pan than the final dish since it needs to be layered. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:45 PM Flag
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Other people have the same question. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/817773 Interesting that UK/US methods differ. TV cooks here tend to cook in a sautee pan then transfer to the baking dish. British cooks go all in one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:46 PM Flag
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sounds good to me, one less pot to wash (np) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Ordering LL Bean boots for winter (for me). Confused about the sizing, some reviews say to get the narrow, others recommend the regular width. Any guidance? Or just order multiple sizes? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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Well, you always wear socks (maybe thick socks) with winter boots. I would not order narrow, unless you have exceptionally narrow feet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:31 PM Flag
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Size down, they run big [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:31 PM Flag
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I'm not sure about the width, but I always go a half size up because of socks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:31 PM Flag
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Which ones? I was just looking in their sore this morning. Contemplating... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:35 PM Flag
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The Bean Boots (duck boots). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:58 PM Flag
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Its not even FALL yet!!? OMG stop! I cant even think about winter right now..I dont want summer to end! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:38 PM Flag
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burying your head in the sand won't help. When you need the boots in January, they will be sold out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:50 PM Flag
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OP: I HATE winter, but they're 10% off and my Sorels were so uncomfortable last winter... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:52 PM Flag
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You'll be the one sol in December. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:01 PM Flag
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PP: Why would I be? Its called wearing my boots from last year! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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They have excellent customer service. Sizes there generally run large in my experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Why does DeBlasio want to turn NYC into a bum-riddled, topless woman, fag and hippy infested shitlibtopia like San Francisco? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:17 PM Flag
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You must be young. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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It's just his peppy ways. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:59 PM Flag
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He'll be fine soon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:10 PM Flag
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Gone not fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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not soon enough unfortunately. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:21 PM Flag
[ - ] I get the feeling that my boss is trying to document things with me now. God, I hate this work environment. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:15 PM Flag
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Have you called your recruiters? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:22 PM Flag
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Maybe don't UB at work. ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:29 PM Flag
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Why would he/she try to get rid of you? Any issues? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:31 PM Flag
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op: no, I just think she's a paranoid mess. Thinks everyone is out to get her. I asked for a raise about a month ago. Still waiting to hear back from her. She's approved the raise, but hasn't confirmed amount of raise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:57 PM Flag
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That makes no sense. Approving the amount is an integral part of approving the raose [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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Why is your boss doing this? What is his/her beef with you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:35 PM Flag
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You need to start documenting also. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:39 PM Flag
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Well, should he or she be documenting things? Are you screwing up? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.04.15, 03:41 PM Flag
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