• Do you ever get jealous of former classmates?

    Sometimes I see former high school or college classmates on Facebook or LinkedIn with better jobs than me. Not all of them, but enough. I'm happy for them, but also jealous. I'm 25, and I thought I would have that good salary job by now. Maybe it's just human nature?
    Sometimes I see former high school or college classmates on Facebook or LinkedIn with better jobs than me. Not all of them, but enough. I'm happy for them, but also jealous. I'm 25, and I thought I would have that good salary job by now. Maybe it's just human nature?
    3 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 3 weeks ago
  • Did you ''fall between the cracks?''?

    I'm 25. During middle school my teachers told my Mom I might fall through the cracks. I wasn't a bad student academically, but I wasn't winning any awards either. I was also really quiet. I had a few family issues. A bipolar Dad among them, so it was hard to make friends. My Mom never told me about the meeting until I was an adult.... show more
    I'm 25. During middle school my teachers told my Mom I might fall through the cracks. I wasn't a bad student academically, but I wasn't winning any awards either. I was also really quiet. I had a few family issues. A bipolar Dad among them, so it was hard to make friends. My Mom never told me about the meeting until I was an adult. Since then I've graduated college, and I'm working in the nonprofit sector. Some people refer to that at finding yourself. I call it building up experience. Either way it means I'm broke. Some of my classmates from high school and college are in the same boat. Some have jobs that I want, but they pay low. Newspapers, local TV, etc. Then some of them studied better paying majors or have more experience in my desired fields (entertainment or museums) so they have better jobs. Others are still in college, which makes people so judgemental, but I personally don't judge how long someone's degree takes. Some are finishing up masters programs. Some never went at all. Some people have jobs considered worse than mine. Retail or food service. Again, I don't judge. Everyone needs a job, but we're getting to the age where retail is seen as unacceptable. I respect all workers at any age though.
  • Best generic pizza bagels?

    Anything that is a knockoff of Bagel Bites.
    Anything that is a knockoff of Bagel Bites.
    3 answers · Cooking & Recipes · 4 months ago
  • Have you ever worked at a grocery store? How was it?

    I worked at Big Y in one of the Connecticut locations. I worked in seafood. My manager and supervisor always wanted me to feel bad about small mistakes, while my coworkers could slack off. It was a boys club, and my middle aged manager checked out girls in front of me, even when I told him I didn't like it. He didn't just say people were... show more
    I worked at Big Y in one of the Connecticut locations. I worked in seafood. My manager and supervisor always wanted me to feel bad about small mistakes, while my coworkers could slack off. It was a boys club, and my middle aged manager checked out girls in front of me, even when I told him I didn't like it. He didn't just say people were hot. He was vulgar. He thought it was funny that I objected. He singled me out, and other employees felt like he did too. He always yelled at me, and it made him feel good. The pay was awful, and no one protected part-timers so I had deal with all of this. To be fair I trained in a different Connecticut store, and they were way better, and were actually nicer to me because I was a girl. The other store was full of gentlemen.
    1 answer · Other - Careers & Employment · 5 months ago
  • Have you ever had a mentor, and then it crashed down on you?

    I had this boss once. People said we were like father and daughter. I even bought him a fathers day card as a joke. I loved that he was my boss because he was a father figure to me. Then we got into an argument, and he reported something I said. Just me being angry. I didn't get fired, and he tried to apologize, but I had to quit. I felt so... show more
    I had this boss once. People said we were like father and daughter. I even bought him a fathers day card as a joke. I loved that he was my boss because he was a father figure to me. Then we got into an argument, and he reported something I said. Just me being angry. I didn't get fired, and he tried to apologize, but I had to quit. I felt so betrayed and hurt, that it could never get better. It still hurts now. I've seem him since I quit, but things will never be the same. I think I will always feel hurt, and bad inside.
    2 answers · Family · 9 months ago
  • Have you ever "no called, no showed?"?

    I technically haven't, but one time I overslept, and my coworkers had to call me. I was an hour late in the end. I told my boss, and she let it go. I was leaving that job in less than a month when it happened. So why bother documenting it right? It was also a college student worker job, so I think that made her be less concerned. Also, because... show more
    I technically haven't, but one time I overslept, and my coworkers had to call me. I was an hour late in the end. I told my boss, and she let it go. I was leaving that job in less than a month when it happened. So why bother documenting it right? It was also a college student worker job, so I think that made her be less concerned. Also, because of certain time clock issues I could have hid it from her, so I think she was happy I told the truth. I was 23 at the time. I'm 24 now.
    2 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 1 year ago
  • Red Baron or Digorno?

    I choose Red Baron.
    I choose Red Baron.
    14 answers · Other - Dining Out · 1 year ago
  • Why do our Dad's have to hurt us?

    My Dad is bipolar. He pulled my hair, and slapped me around as a kid. I know other people must have also suffered at the hands of their father. The saying, "Wait until your father gets home," didn't start without good reason. I'm 24, and I struggle with self-worth, andd I hate being a girl, because he was mad about having girls.
    My Dad is bipolar. He pulled my hair, and slapped me around as a kid. I know other people must have also suffered at the hands of their father. The saying, "Wait until your father gets home," didn't start without good reason. I'm 24, and I struggle with self-worth, andd I hate being a girl, because he was mad about having girls.
    1 answer · Family · 1 year ago
  • Do other people view bosses like parents?

    I'm 24, and one of my jobs is in a seafood department. My supervisor is a 52 year old man, and my manager is a 50 year old man. I view them as Dad figures. Especially my manager. Other coworkers have commented that we are like father and daughter as well. My supervisor is intimidating, but can be nice. If you get in trouble with him at all... show more
    I'm 24, and one of my jobs is in a seafood department. My supervisor is a 52 year old man, and my manager is a 50 year old man. I view them as Dad figures. Especially my manager. Other coworkers have commented that we are like father and daughter as well. My supervisor is intimidating, but can be nice. If you get in trouble with him at all you want to drop to your knees. I have some daddy issues, since my own Dad is bipolar and used to slap me around. I'm not sure if that affects anything, or if it is my age, and the age gap between us.
    2 answers · Law & Ethics · 1 year ago
  • Hershey's Chocolate World or M&M World?

    The two stores in New York. Which one is better?
    The two stores in New York. Which one is better?
    1 answer · New York City · 1 year ago
  • Do you or did you ever regret applying to a job in the first place?

    I was unemployed, went to a hiring center for Big Y (supermarket), and now seafood is killing me. A couple months later I got another job which is way better. Non-profit work is amazing. Yes, I get paid, for anyone unfamiliar with non-profits. I enjoy having two jobs for stability, but at the same time I wish I had never gone to that hiring center.... show more
    I was unemployed, went to a hiring center for Big Y (supermarket), and now seafood is killing me. A couple months later I got another job which is way better. Non-profit work is amazing. Yes, I get paid, for anyone unfamiliar with non-profits. I enjoy having two jobs for stability, but at the same time I wish I had never gone to that hiring center. I wouldn't have to deal with this horrible job now. I don't matter here, managers give you fake compliments to benefit their needs, and the company as a whole is a corporation of lies.
    5 answers · Other - Society & Culture · 1 year ago
  • Worst thing you were ever written up for?

    Write ups at work. By worst I mean stupidest. Mine was being written up over a lady emailing the store pictures of her broken fish. It was a haddock and chip meal, and the fish piece broke up into two pieces. Like WTF? Retail sucks. That customer comes in every week too.
    Write ups at work. By worst I mean stupidest. Mine was being written up over a lady emailing the store pictures of her broken fish. It was a haddock and chip meal, and the fish piece broke up into two pieces. Like WTF? Retail sucks. That customer comes in every week too.
    4 answers · Polls & Surveys · 1 year ago
  • Will I ever escape my Daddy issues?

    My Dad is bipolar, which obviously means he was abusive toward me growing up. People with bipolar are not capable of raising children. Child services should have to be involved anytime a bipolar person has a kid. My Dad slapped me around, banged me into walls, and pulled my hair. He is not a man. He is a monster. Thankfully he got diabetes, which... show more
    My Dad is bipolar, which obviously means he was abusive toward me growing up. People with bipolar are not capable of raising children. Child services should have to be involved anytime a bipolar person has a kid. My Dad slapped me around, banged me into walls, and pulled my hair. He is not a man. He is a monster. Thankfully he got diabetes, which killed his physical health, ending most of the abuse. Today I am 24, and have always sought out father figures. My manager and supervisor at one of my jobs kind of fill the void, but not completely.
    5 answers · Family · 1 year ago
  • Does your boss treat you like you are their kid?

    People at my job joke that the manager and I are father and daughter. He teases me sometimes, just to get me to smile or laugh. I push it with him too. I'm a little fresh when customers aren't around, but if he makes an angry face, known to me as "the face," I behave. If he says "please" I really am on this ice. One time... show more
    People at my job joke that the manager and I are father and daughter. He teases me sometimes, just to get me to smile or laugh. I push it with him too. I'm a little fresh when customers aren't around, but if he makes an angry face, known to me as "the face," I behave. If he says "please" I really am on this ice. One time he joked that I was grounded. We laughed I think he likes to play Dad, but sometimes he says I have to be his niece, not his daughter. It's funny.
    1 answer · Other - Family & Relationships · 2 years ago
  • Poll: Are most customers jerks?

    I work in a seafood department. Most of the customers are rude. They complain to the front, if I won't know, try to get free stuff, and steal. I hate almost all of them. It actually kills me inside to work a shift there.
    I work in a seafood department. Most of the customers are rude. They complain to the front, if I won't know, try to get free stuff, and steal. I hate almost all of them. It actually kills me inside to work a shift there.
    4 answers · Polls & Surveys · 2 years ago
  • Did you ever use erasable pens?

    Those were all the rage in fourth grade. '02-'03.
    Those were all the rage in fourth grade. '02-'03.
    4 answers · Polls & Surveys · 2 years ago
  • What kind of salad do you like?

    I like Chili's quesidilla salad, cesar salad, and my own salad. Turkey, ham, and pepperoni.
    I like Chili's quesidilla salad, cesar salad, and my own salad. Turkey, ham, and pepperoni.
    3 answers · Cooking & Recipes · 2 years ago
  • Did you "make it" after high school?

    I was unpopular in high school. I couldn't really make friends due to money issues, and my Dad was bipolar. Obviously he was also abusive. Life was rough, but I was I was normal enough I suppose. I was extremely quiet, but it's not like you want people to notice you when you have a ****** up life like that. I had detentions now and then,... show more
    I was unpopular in high school. I couldn't really make friends due to money issues, and my Dad was bipolar. Obviously he was also abusive. Life was rough, but I was I was normal enough I suppose. I was extremely quiet, but it's not like you want people to notice you when you have a ****** up life like that. I had detentions now and then, but never for anything too bad. Just forgetting to get tests signed. Or coming late to class every once in awhile. I was accepted into some universities, and denied from others. I had to start at community college either way due to money. I was broke, and my 2.33 gpa wasn't getting me any scholarships. I graduated community college with an AA in Journalism. GPA: 3.14. I spent two and a half years there. I went onto a four year school after one semester off, and graduated after two years. 3.26 GPA, with a BA in Journalism. It's been a year since I graduated (back in May 2016). I work at a homeless shelter, and at a grocery store. Some people from high school surpassed me by a long shot, some are like me, and some are doing worse. I feel content, but then like a failure, but then I feel like "Hey. I'm only 24. I have time to fix my life."
    2 answers · Higher Education (University +) · 2 years ago
  • Do your bosses treat you like a kid?

    One of my bosses at one of my jobs has kids around my age. I'm 24. He calls me by my name when I first show up, but then kid after that, and speaks to me in a soft tone, despite being a tough guy. The manager below him is also middle aged, but has no kids. He still calls me kid, and is harder on me than my middle aged coworkers, even if we make... show more
    One of my bosses at one of my jobs has kids around my age. I'm 24. He calls me by my name when I first show up, but then kid after that, and speaks to me in a soft tone, despite being a tough guy. The manager below him is also middle aged, but has no kids. He still calls me kid, and is harder on me than my middle aged coworkers, even if we make the same mistakes. Coworkers joke that we are father and daughter. He says I can be his niece instead.
    1 answer · Other - Society & Culture · 2 years ago
  • Do bipolar parents know they're awful?

    My Dad has bipolar, and was extremely abusive to me growing up. I hate him so much. I'm 24 now. I graduated college in May 2016, work at a homeless shelter and in a seafood department at a grocery store. I still live at home, but part of that is because my parents need help paying the bills. My childhood haunts me to this day. My Dad kind of... show more
    My Dad has bipolar, and was extremely abusive to me growing up. I hate him so much. I'm 24 now. I graduated college in May 2016, work at a homeless shelter and in a seafood department at a grocery store. I still live at home, but part of that is because my parents need help paying the bills. My childhood haunts me to this day. My Dad kind of admits he was a bad father, but still blames me. I was just a little girl.
    3 answers · Family · 2 years ago