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My boss is vastly under qualified. Like, he has zero background in what we do. It's so bad that people in other departments ask how we function. Anyhow, because he doesn't have the background, and because we do something that requires specialized knowledge, he has a tendency to come up with process "improvements" that cannot possibly be implemented. This time around, he recommended we adjust one of our financial processes in a manner that is expressly prohibited by the...
Exactly. Like I said, if some catastrophe hits, I understand needing some help, but I'm often shocked at what people will solicit help for. Sorry, dude, but the fact that you assumed you'd never need your health insurance and didn't prepare for the deductible isn't the rest of the world's problem to fix.The ones that really irritate me are when people ask for money so they can start a small business. Sure, I'd love to pay your way while you embark upon a pipe dream no...
I hate GoFundMe more than I hate people who abuse accommodations for things like service animals. When did it become okay, even encouraged, to be a beggar? I don't begrudge people asking for some help when they've suffered an unforeseen catastrophe, but I'm perpetually astonished at people's willingness to hit others up for cash.
"Take a trip down memory lane, you don't see no friendly faces. All the houses have been painted, and nobody knows your name."
One of these things is not like the others. One of these things just doesn't belong.
Of course you do. I bet you put sugar in your grits, too.
Haha. Despite stereotypes to the contrary, everybody pretty much gets along down here. I'm not saying there aren't still pockets of racism that haven't been stamped out yet, but, as you learned, people are generally a lot more concerned with outsiders than they are race.
I'd get a PhD in philosophy, make music, learn a few languages, found an NGO, and travel extensively (especially as the kids got older and could benefit from the experience).
Are you sure you didn't just steal some local shiners note to self?I have a picture in my head of some dude wandering in the woods outside of Nashville going, "where the fuck did I put my still!?!? I swear it was right here last night!"
This is good stuff, Piob. I worked a fair bit with that population at my last job, and it's a challenging one. It's also one that needs an enormous amount of support it frequently doesn't get from our society.
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