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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... 5 days 5 hours
Are these square-toed shoes ok?I need a second opinion. 8 months 3 weeks
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... 1 year 10 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... 1 year 11 months
George Zimmerman: Not GuiltyThoughts? 1 year 11 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. 1 year 12 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 2 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 2 months
Rage at workAnybody done anything rash at work before? Yelled? Thrown a punch? Something more interesting? 2 years 3 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 3 months


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Friend has a huge crush on a married womanI 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. 4 months 2 weeks
Forbes 30 Under 30 - Finance[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... 5 months 3 weeks
Is WSO dying[quote=IlliniProgrammer]This thread got more interesting than I expected.[/quote]Why is that? 6 months 1 week
How to get people to respond to your WSO postsNo idea, but whatever you did just worked, at least once. 8 months 2 days
Keeping your suits and shoes from getting wetI 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... 8 months 2 days
Are these square-toed shoes ok?[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. 8 months 3 weeks
Are these square-toed shoes ok?[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. 8 months 3 weeks
Are these square-toed shoes ok?[quote=yeahright]Never[/quote]I already threw them away. 8 months 3 weeks
Are these square-toed shoes ok?[quote=thebrofessor]not prestigious enough[/quote]No, I get it now. Square-toed shoes are never ok. 8 months 3 weeks
Do hedge funds actually beat the market?Edit: Nevermind. I don't want to get roped into a pointless discussion. 8 months 3 weeks