On First They Fired The Nurses And Librarians, Then They Fired The Guidance Counselors

You do realize that most private school teachers make less than their public school colleagues, right?

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 3:46 pm 0

On Which New York Times Employee Is Which Alternative Rock Band?

Nah...Krugman would be Coldplay

Both are just copying/dumbing-down previous creations for mass consumption. One is doing it with Radiohead, the other with Keynes.

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 3:19 pm 0

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Are you in the market for proxy voting services?

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 4:47 pm 3

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Yes, and those countries with high union density are falling apart at the seams. High union density usually leads to high unemployment, as anyone under the age of 30 in Europe can tell you.

But keep that romantic view of how life works, kiddo.

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 4:44 pm 0

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@Josh Michtom
I'd love to see what a grilled cheese would cost if they had to pay union wages.

Oh wait, the food truck (and the jobs) would not exist.

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 2:12 pm 3

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Yep, I know. That part I had to laugh at, too. It all gets painted with the same large Occupy brush by a group that has never taken an econ course in their life.

MSCI isn't the best proxy (no pun intended) to use, though. They have a much more diversified model in a lot of data distribution businesses, along with ISS.

These might be supremely boring issues, but because they are supremely boring, they usually pay well. The people I know who worked at Glass Lewis had a nice salary, especially considering the rather regular hours they got to work. I still think it was interns, considering they were eating at the off-peak time and possibly wearing company branded apparel.

However, this comes back to the core issue of if you can't afford to leave a buck, don't eat out.

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 2:09 pm 1

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@The Future is Here
In the finance industry, you are taught to tip, and that it reflects well upon you and your profession. After all, you are fighting against some pretty unjust stereotypes.

My only hesitation here is that this might be a group of interns who did not know much better. Interns in this industry often get them through family connections, never really had to work in food service.

I know that in the past, I have got credit card receipts back from large lunch meeting orders, and no tip was given. When asked, thy looked me right in the eye and said "delivery fee was included right here!" I made him march down to the restaurant with a cash tip, and he got no lunch break for the rest of the week. Might have been the best lesson he got all summer.

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 1:42 pm 1

On Ask Polly: I'm Afraid To Leave My Abusive Parents' House

@Judith Slutler
Point to me where I said their behavior was OK. However, we are are just reading one side of the story.

This letter reminds me of something my sister, with her mental illness, would write. She caused my parents a lot of grief by claiming things like this, that were just untrue. She blamed them for her lack of success in life on multiple fronts. This, despite them paying for her education, her car. When they refused to pay for her apartment after she got out of school, she moved back home, and made a lot of claims like what I see up in that letter.

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 9:28 am 0

On Ask Polly: I'm Afraid To Leave My Abusive Parents' House

So assume her parents are evil people on her word.

Maybe they are dealing with untreated depression/mental issues of their own?

Posted on June 5, 2013 at 3:24 pm 0