Thoughts on Tinder vs eHarmony:
Tinder: just about every photo makes the person look like an Instagram Thot: emphasis on butts and boobs, provocative poses, cleavage and bikinis.
eHarmony: Every photo looks like the crappy pic HR surprised you with when they showed up at your cubicle to grab a snap for your access badge.
 
Last weekend, my wife and I visited her parents in their hometown. On the last day of our visit, the four of us had lunch together at a restaurant near the train station, after which my wife and I would catch our train. It was a Japanese restaurant. I ordered an udon dish that was labeled as being spicy.

When the waitress brought me my food, she leaned down unusually close to me and said, in a low, conspiratorial, almost sultry voice, "Please take care with your meal, it's spicy." Then she left without another word.

My wife, my in-laws, and I looked at each other, and we all agreed that that was kinda weird.
 
Last weekend, my wife and I visited her parents in their hometown. On the last day of our visit, the four of us had lunch together at a restaurant near the train station, after which my wife and I would catch our train. It was a Japanese restaurant. I ordered an udon dish that was labeled as being spicy.

When the waitress brought me my food, she leaned down unusually close to me and said, in a low, conspiratorial, almost sultry voice, "Please take care with your meal, it's spicy." Then she left without another word.

My wife, my in-laws, and I looked at each other, and we all agreed that that was kinda weird.
You fool, that was the code! You were supposed to say "I like my meals spicy, especially in the rain."

Then she would hand you the nuclear codes for the next part of your mission.

You've doomed us all, Agent.
 
Convenient that I decided to not work today and the weekend because of the heat, because I am ALSO sick! Summer cold, hope to be done with with a good night's sleep, but who knows?
 
A guy I played football with nearly 30 years ago just hired my niece for a competitive secretaries position. I only talked to him once since high school. I do not know how to thank him with out making her hiring look like nepotism. He knew she was my niece months ago with out her going up for his admins positions months later.
 
Ok, what is a “competitive” secretary?
Also, IMO it‘s not nepotism if she got the position on her own merits and the only thing knowing you did was get her on the interview candidates list. That’s just networking.

—Patrick
 
So I'll say this as someone who has his current job almost entirely because of knowing someone at the company beforehand, or definitely the interview at least. I wouldn't have even been looked at otherwise, I also once I was hired brought someone else in the same manner. Of course, they saw something in us after going through the interviews, it definitely wasn't only because of who we knew, but I did struggle internally for a long time because of how I got my foot in the door.

Eventually, after a few years of imposter syndrome, I realized if I was being kept around by this point it definitely wasn't solely because of how I was hired and I've come to terms with it. Networking and being hired because of it had always felt scummy to me but it seeing the opportunity it gave me allowed me to look at it another way. I was and am the right person for the job and sometimes you need a little help for others to see that potential in you.
 
Someone posted a job advert in a Facebook group I'm a member of. The job is a good match for my skillset, so I'd probably be a good fit. The starting salary posted is approximately 90% of my salary at my job right now, so there's a chance I may be able to negotiate it up to at least match my current pay. So I figured I might as well give it a shot, and I submitted my resume for their consideration.

I'm honestly not too bothered if I get the job, or even if I get an interview at all. I'm fine where I am right now. But for some reason my wife and my dad are both really invested in me applying for this new job. They kept haranguing me to send in my resume and then kept asking me for updates on how my application is going. (So far there have been no updates.) They couldn't really give me a straight answer for why they want me to change jobs so much either. As far as I can tell, they think my current job is too stressful and I work too many hours, but there's no indication this new job will be any lighter. Hell, it says "must be willing to work overtime" right there in the advert.

Also me leaving would put my current company in a huge bind, and to be honest I'm not really eager to do that.
As a not-update to this, the deadline for applications was August 1, and now a week later there's been no word from the job, so it looks like I won't be getting this position.

I'm mildly miffed, in the "I would've been awesome for you guys because I'm totally awesome and now you don't get to have my awesomeness" sense, but ultimately I'm not too bothered because I wasn't seriously looking to change jobs in the first place. On the other hand, my wife and my dad are positively grieving for the loss of this opportunity.
 
My wife's mother, this morning at 00:01: "Happy Anniversary! Sorry our card mgiht be late! We were on holiday but we're returning home early to post it!"
My mother in our family whatsapp, after my niece wished us a happy anniversary: "oh? whose anniversary is it?"
We're married 2 years mom :rofl:
 
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