When you want to help but don't know how; when you need to do SOMETHING to give yourself peace and joy (and a distraction) ........
Attorney in VA
May 21,2020 at 7:30PM UTC
For 68 days now I have attempted a balance of working my current job from home; searching for a new career; managing my household; tolerating constant distractions from my teenager, spouse, and pets; and stressing over what this new "normal" is doing to me professionally, personally, financially. It was about 30 days into my quarantine that I knew I had to take action to calm MYSELF. What could I do? Then I thought of my small circle of (drop-everything-to-be-there) girlfriends and how they are struggling in their own ways during through the pandemic and life's challenges. So I made survival kits for them (essentially goodie bags filled with some of their favorite things). I drove to each of their houses and left their kit/bag at their front door. Not only did it bring a smile to them, but it gave me a sense of joy, peace, and purpose, even if it was for just a little while. So, if you have a group of "drop-everything" friends, and you are looking for something to do to give them (and yourself) a little joy, a small token goes a long way.
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I am not quite sure what to put this in the comments.
But at my work, they pay the males more than they pay the females, even if the females have degrees. I have three degrees. The two men that I work with get more then I do. The one that just got hired gets $2 more an hour then I do & has no experience or degrees, the other one has been there one month longer then me & is handsome & never even finished school with a very shady past & gets $3 more an hour then I do. I have also worked in this industry for over 25 years. I’m very upset about this & have already approached management about it twice. Any suggestions?
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I ran across this article on salary negotiation.
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