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How to negotiate for more money during the...Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 9/22/12 So, this question keeps coming up, "if I negotiate with a prospective employer, will I piss them off or ruin my chances?"  I wanted to share the perspective of the person hiring and give you a couple of examples of... 7 months 1 week
Are these square-toed shoes ok?I need a second opinion. 1 year 3 months
The Real Reason College Costs so MuchThoughts? Excerpt: [quote]"Nor is the president addressing what Mr. Vedder believes is a fundamental problem: too many kids going to college. "Thirty-percent of the adult population has college degrees," he notes. "The Department of Labor tells us that only 20% or so of jobs require college... 2 years 5 months
What NOT to put in a Cover Letter/ResumeI received a cover letter, resume, and some other related collateral (a supposed 'research' report) relatively recently from a cold-emailer that I thought was worth highlighting, because it has some prime examples of what not to say/write to anyone ever. I'll post some excerpts below that will... 2 years 6 months
George Zimmerman: Not GuiltyThoughts? 2 years 6 months
7 Step Guide to Networking: Guaranteed Results1. Be an interesting person 2. Find some people who work in the field in which you would like to work 3. Contact these people 4. Have a conversation with them 5. Demonstrate your value 6. Follow-up with them 7. Ask for their help You're welcome. 2 years 7 months
SirTrades needs some shoe suggestionsSee title. I like to kick my shoes off under my desk, so no lace ups (also, I'm a lazy bastard). I bought a pair of Moreschi shoes over ten years ago that have elastic bands where laces normally go, which I still wear. Those are my all-time favorite shoes, but they don't make them anymore. Good... 2 years 9 months
Two children in one family killed by stupidity/...You want to pray to the invisible guy in the sky? Fine by me. You want to pray instead of taking your kids to the doctor when they're sick? Now we have a problem. "A couple serving probation for the 2009 death of their toddler after they turned to prayer instead of a doctor could face new... 2 years 9 months
Rage at workAnybody done anything rash at work before? Yelled? Thrown a punch? Something more interesting? 2 years 10 months
Princeton Mom to all female students: find a...I'm sure you guys have heard this story by now of the Mom who wrote a letter advising all women at Princeton to marry their classmates before they graduate. The idea being that the dating pool will never be as strong as it is in school and women shouldn't date/marry someone who is inferior... 2 years 10 months


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undefined: sales is where it's at. many people...[quote="undefined"]sales is where it's at. many people can't stomach the thought of rejection or appearing sleazy, but most of the highly paid people at any company are the salespeople (MDs, CEOs, etc., are all sales guys).the downside with sales is that you will get pigeonholed, so be sure you go... 2 months 4 weeks
I fucked the wife of one of the guys in business...I fucked the wife of one of the guys in business school. It was what it was. Not proud of it, but she fucked a lot of other guys in town, so it's not like I felt I was ruining the marriage. Your friend won't ruin the marriage. She'll either be faithful or not. Very little to do with him. 11 months 3 weeks
Scott Irish: Ah yes, the annual BYOB thread (...[quote=Scott Irish]Ah yes, the annual BYOB thread (Bring Your Own Butthurt).[/quote]It appears that we have a good mix of some butthurt guys and some guys who are getting their panties wet over the list. Both are a little misguided, in my opinion. One of these guys used to work for me. He was... 1 year 3 weeks
IlliniProgrammer: This thread got more...[quote=IlliniProgrammer]This thread got more interesting than I expected.[/quote]Why is that? 1 year 1 month
No idea, but whatever you did just worked, at...No idea, but whatever you did just worked, at least once. 1 year 3 months
I wear these Gucci loafers and keep my good shoes...I wear these Gucci loafers and keep my good shoes in the office when the weather is crummy. These shoes are pure rubber (not just the soles) so weather has no effect on them and they just sort of look like... 1 year 3 months
ParkerW: You threw 600 $ shoes to the garbage?...[quote=ParkerW]You threw 600 $ shoes to the garbage?[/quote]I wore them for 1/2 day, so the bottoms of the shoes were a little scuffed. It's not like I could return them. 1 year 3 months
Callmestupid: That toe is not square. My wife...[quote=Callmestupid]That toe is not square.[/quote]My wife told me (and I quote) "I'm not crazy about the square tip of the shoe, but otherwise they look nice." when I got home with them last Friday. Now they look nice in some garbage barge heading out to the Atlantic. 1 year 3 months
yeahright: Never I already threw them away.[quote=yeahright]Never[/quote]I already threw them away. 1 year 3 months
thebrofessor: not prestigious enough No, I get...[quote=thebrofessor]not prestigious enough[/quote]No, I get it now. Square-toed shoes are never ok. 1 year 3 months
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