Mar 15th 2011 2:31AM What a wonderful world it would be if people would perform more random acts of kindness. What is 12 minutes in the scheme of life? I bet it was everything to this grandfather. I cannot imagine the pain of his loss. God bless the pilot and other passengers for their understanding.
Aug 14th 2010 7:49AM If he is making that kind of money, he ought to be able to pay his mortgage. Shame on him. I hope he is ruined financially for being a dead beat.
Jul 12th 2010 1:26AM I don't know why they would expect anyone to feel sorry for anyone making six figures. As we used to say in the Army, Waaaah! my p*ssy hurts, too.
Jul 11th 2010 1:23AM I quit one job after getting exhausted by the unequal treatment I was given and becoming tired of the managers refusal to ensure that everyone was pulling their weight.
The final straw was on a day where a co-worker saw a customer coming in who they did not want to deal with and they ducked in to the break room as they had on numerous other occassions. After assisting the customer, I calmly walked in and through my keys across the managers desk, told her I quit and walked out of the office.
As I left, the manager came running out after me crying asking me to come back and talk to her, but as I said I was already exhausted from the the situation and I didn't think that me talking to her again about the same things would do any good as it was clear that she could not effect any change in the other office staffs behavior.
It was a rash decision and I second guessed myself a little at first, but I ended up going back to finish my degree so that I could find a better job so it was a good thing that I left in the long run.
Maybe I should try to find her so that I can thank her for being a terrible manager?
Jul 5th 2010 11:10PM Dogs definitely have emotions and thoughts. My Jack Russell has more personality than many people I have met. He is smart and very independent which pisses me off sometimes. He knows what I want him to do, he just chooses not to do it. And as for playing games? He has a thousand that he likes to start. He doesn't care if you want to play. He does.
I hope to never be without a dog so long as I live. They are a lot of work but the payback is huge.
Jul 2nd 2010 10:54PM Can I write an article about how managers are idiots, coaches are windbags who talk rather than do and everything else I hate about everything anyone else does now?
Jun 26th 2010 12:12PM Go USA. Soccer rocks. Americans like baseball and a no hitter is something they would like to see and they say soccer is boring? The action almost never stops. My daughter is 8 and she loves it. Quite the defender; just like the old man. Landon Donovan plays with the kind or mindset and intensity it takes to beat any team given the right chances. Very exciting to watch. I think eve non-fans would be impressed.
Jun 23rd 2010 12:07AM Realtors are not the only true 100% commission profession left. Try finding a job as a loan originator that pays a salary. Good luck.
That is not a complaint; just a fact. I don't know that I would want a salary as that would limit what I could make, but sometimes I do think it would be nice to have a steady income, paid vacations and sick leave. Even a fair split would be nice.
You know the 80/20 rule prevails in any market. 20% of the people make 80% of the money. Bad agents and bad LO's will always struggle. Good agents and good LO's will build a clientele that will ensure that they will always be able to survive. Hopefully, it is times like these that will thin the heard as those who were in it for the "easy money" run to the exit.
And, yes, those who do not care to endure the vagaries of these types of business should find work elsewhere. Not me. I chose the profession I am in and I work for the best lender in the city where I live. I am not getting rich, but I am doing something I love. That is what makes the hard times bearable.
May 11th 2010 3:15AM The term tax-exempt financing means that the city would use its ability to issue tax-exempt bonds to help the project attract financing. That is, 6% tax free is better than 6.5% taxable so the project can issue lower cost debt financing to help get it off the ground. It does not mean that the city is giving the developers money or that they business will not be paying taxes just that they interest that investors who buy the debt issue will not have to pay taxes on the interest they receive from the project.
Apr 16th 2010 11:56PM I don't drink because I am an alcoholic and I have let alcohol cause enough damage in my life for many lifetimes. I used to be uncomfortable when I was around people who were drinking; especially when they were out of control. Now, it doesn't bother me and if anyone asks I tell them I am an alcoholic and they say "really? I have never seen you drink" and I say be glad for that. I knew a guy who was about my age who quit too late and died of cancer of the liver. Another former co-worker who refused to quit is in a nursing home. I have an 8 year old daughter who is my joy and she saved my life. I never wanted to be a drunk, but I have to deal with the fact that if I drink that is what I would be and I felt that my daughter deserved better and I have never regretted my decision to get sober. Life is good and it is too short to waste with drink. If someone chooses to drink, I am okay with that. If they think they have a problem, I am happy to share my story with them and let them know that they can quit if they want to. No one ridicules people who are alergic to foods for not eating them. Why would any sane person question someones decision not to drink for whatever the reason?