I'm having problems coming up with a good "spin" to describe why I left my previous job.
Basically, the boss was like a drill sergeant, he didn't seem to understand personal space (talking in my face, etc.), and his expectations were too high for me to meet. He was unreasonable, closed minded, and the job was just too difficult and stressful, and I normally can handle a lot of stress.
None of the things I wrote above would sound good coming out of my mouth at a job interview. How could I phrase this so it's short, simple, and doesn't result in awkward questions, shocked reactions, or the interviewer thinking I can't handle any stressful job?
For the yogis...
What are your favorite yoga pants? I'm looking at lululemon but the price is something ridiculous and want to know what other people like.
What is your favorite yoga mat?
How much do yoga classes cost for you?
Don't practice yoga... how flexible are you?
Have you ever, like, parodied an essay? I don't know how exactly to explain what I mean, but kind of like how the Onion follows actual news format and uses news language, but is still a spoof/something like that...have you ever dared to do that for a school essay?
Probably a terrible idea, but I hate this topic I have to write about and I'm so tempted to just be tongue-in-cheek for the whole thing.
And because people probably don't do this because they are wiser than that, what has been your favorite essay you've had to write? Most hated? Favorite writing assignment in general?
what is an appropreate Christmas/Thank you holiday gift for my garbage guys?
they totally rock and since my knee is messed up they carry my trash the extra 4 feet to the truck for me and then put my can back for me where as with other people the jsut throw the cans wherever.
What do you do to entertain yourself or pass the time when your power is out?
There have been winds with 80mph gusts pounding my city since last night and what with all the fallen trees and things, power has been in and out.
when was the last time you stayed up all night?
any particular reason?
what's a quote you really enjoy?
doesn't even have to be famous. hell, it can even be a lyric.
Is there a way to "fix" auto correct (delete words you've accidentally saved)? If it helps, I'm using the HTC EVO Android.
Fixed! Thanks heaps!
dk/dc: how do you take your coffee?
Do you hand make your holiday cards?
Either way, what are your cards (if you send them) going to look like this year?
What did they look like last year?
This is probably against my better judgment. This is an add-me post
Do you have a Facebook?
If so, do you play Words with Friends (Zynga)? On your cell phone perhaps?
If so, would you like to add another player? Just comment below with your name, and anyone else who plays WwF can message you privately to add you as a FB friend for future word puzzle funness.
What are some bathroom etiquette procedures that people you live with have no clue about?
My roommate wipes steam off the mirror with his towel. Which is ultra irritating because it leaves fibers and streaks when it dries.
He also steps out of the shower completely wet soaking the rug on the floor.I have to wear shoes in the bathroom for fear of my socks being soaked as well. The rug is not a shower drain, shower drain is a shower drain.
Also, there will come a time when your peehole is partially blocked with semen or unwashed crust or your aim is just piss poor that day, it happens to the best of us. But please wipe that shit up. I can tell you pissed on the floor because the floor is YELLOW.
(Inspired by the movie "He's Just Not That Into You")
If you had to pick any of these two adjectives to describe yourself, which two would you pick? Smart, Funny, Sexy, Cute.
Taco Truck (freshly made to order TJ tacos (carne/pollo/carnitas/cheese))
BBQ Truck (pulled pork, chicken, veggie option from one of those "gourmet food trucks")
Please help me decide! This is for an event with 30-50 folks in January. Downside for tacos: I've done it before. Downside for BBQ: messy and slightly more expensive.
Why do you suppose people have the urge to pet animals? Evolutionarily speaking, I mean. Like the urge to pet animals starts very young and I don't think it ever really goes away for most people.
When you feel "horny," whatever that means to you, what does it actually feel like?
Is it your brain fixating on sexy thoughts, or do you feel twinges in your gentles? Et cetera.
Do you think that human beings' wiring makes us want to have a religious impulse?
Also... whatever happened to God the mother?
Two questions for you today, TQC, although they may be a little hard to answer if you don't have regular access to small children.
1. Can anyone tell me anything about the specifically religious content of Rainbows (the too-young-for-Brownies thing)? Specifically in England, as I'm guessing this may differ by country. Do they outright teach Bible stories as fact? Or is it more just socialising with a bit of Jesus thrown in, or what? I tried their website and it was no help at all.
2. My niece (aged five and a half) has been coming out with some religious stuff recently (I don't know what precisely, this is just what my sister told me), and we're all a bit worried about this. We'd like her to learn how to think critically about things, religion included, rather than just accepting it because grown ups say it's true. Any advice on how to go about having a chat with her? If she were ten years older it'd be easy enough but none of the family really know how to broach this sort of thing with a five year old. Any stories of similar experiences of your own would also be greatly appreciated.
if you had $10,000 to donate to a charity, would you rather give it to cause that saves animals or one that saves children? why?
I'm looking to buy a new laptop cos mines is starting to make a scary whirring noise/is overheating/the battery is on its last legs...
so... I've seen this laptop for a great price, but I'm not good at these things and don't know whether this is a decent laptop or not.
It's a Packard Bell TS Laptop (Intel Celeron, 4GB, 320GB, 15.6" Display. Baring in mind that I only want to use it for internet basically, do you think these are good specs? It also comes with Windows 7 Home Premium and Adobe photoshop elements so thats kinda good right? :)
Heeeeelp, I don't know whether to order it or not!
What would be an awesome Christmas gift to get my 6 1/2 year old son and 3 year old daughter as a joint gift? Or two separate big gifts?
They're into pretty much anything. We live in an apartment, so that kind of restricts things.
I want to get them something special this year because of how rough it's been, but I have no idea.
I was thinking Playstation Move or X-Box 360 Kinect. Pros/cons/horrible idea?
How much should be spent on an engagement ring?
Do you still think the 3 months salary rule is reasonable?
How big should the diamond be?
Should the man let the woman have a say in what she gets or should he ask her mom, sister best friend for help?
Should the woman drop hints on what she wants and if so, how?
What is your dream proposal?
dk/dc: Have you ever been to Mother's in New Orleans?
Do you yourself do things that annoys you?
I always leave ALL the kitchen cupboards open when I fix myself something to eat. It looks like the place has been ransacked or something.
Also, every time I go out the front door in the morning, I have to go right back in because the second I lock the door I realize I've forgotten my mittens/binder/cellphone/lunchbag/whatever. ergh.
I'm mostly pretty together and organized otherwise.
Someone on my facebook just said that they need proof that rape jokes promote rape culture... how should I respond to them?
How do you catch up on tqc? Do you scroll back earlier a few pages then read to the most recent or do you start with the most recent & read backwards? Do you try & read everything you've missed?
Have you ever tried this? Would you?
A mashed banana or peaches inserted in your vagina is a delightful invitation for him to whoosh his penis around in it! Once you climax, switch to 69 position for sweet afters.
You can spend one evening/night with a celebrity of your choice, who do you pick? What would you do? It doesn't necessarily have to involve sexy times.
For the teachers:
Have you ever used a flipped classroom method? How did it go?
I am anxious to try it because I feel like I am held back by my students needing time to read the material for class (I don't have enough materials to send home with everyone to do as homework). I'd like to try giving them lecture at home and fun, hands-on stuff at school but I am also 100% terrified. I have students who have a lot of after school stuff, some students whose parents help them with homework and some whose parents don't let them do homework, and a few kids who don't have internet access (although a lot of them stay after school in the homework help program). It sounds like it could free up a lot of time for awesome learning in the classroom but I am so scared!
Considering its etymology, is the word "prude" misogynistic?
For those of you with cats, do they have more lovey days then others? Today I have gotten so many kitty kisses, head bumps, nose licks, purring cuddles then usual. Normally they are affectionate cats but today all three are super lovey. The only thing I can think of is that I am not having the best health day and my daughter is feeling under the weather too.
For those that don't care if you could have any pet in the world what would you want?
HoW much would you pay for a decorative globe? (as in, geographically correct but made in decor colors/specialty stands)
Do you take public transit to work/school, or do you drive?
I'm currently trying to decide if I should start buying bus passes to get to my new job. If I drive, I can leave at 7:20am and get home by 6:00pm. However, due to gas, parking and tolls, it costs about $8.75 daily. If I take the bus, I have to leave at 6:45am and get home at 6:30pm, but a pass is only $100/mo. I've never really relied on public transit here, so I have no idea how reliable and pleasant it would be, but sitting in traffic really isn't that reliable or pleasant either.
Please, TQC, would you help me find some out-of-of-the-ordinary superpowers ?
My hair salon emailed me tonight saying that if their customers put up a review of the salon and print it- they will get a free haircut.
I have an appointment tomorrow.
I feel like I'm screwing them if I print up a review...would you do it?
How was your day? Anything bothering you?
Have any of you sold anything on half.com? How long did it take for your sales/$$$ to get into your bank account? :| Thanks.
The board of trustees at my school approved an on campus smoking ban this week even though the student government has voted against the ban every year for the last five years.
What's your opinion on smoke-free campuses?
A smoke free campus will affect faculty and staff as well, many of whom have likely been smoking for many years more than the students.
For resident students, this will basically force them to quit smoking.
1. Is there anyone left who uses ICQ?
2. Is MSN/Windows Live Messenger still commonly used, or are its users defecting to the likes of Facebook chat and Skype?
Tell me about your worst moment in a breakup. What crazy shit did you do that, looking back, you can't believe you did? Or your ex-SO, whichever.
It's pretty hard to believe that Christmas is in (almost) 24 days.
One of my favorite, but also least favorite, things about the holiday season is getting gifts for my family and friends. While I have all my family gifts picked out, it's my friends that can be quite challenging.
What are some awesome gift ideas for close friends? Funny, serious, etc.
Have you ever ended a toxic friendship with someone whom you still love/d dearly? In retrospect, do you feel you made the right decision? (Feel free to elaborate as much--or as little--as you see fit.)
I'm applying for something that calls for a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples. Should I attach them separately, or save them as one file? They're short writing samples (200-400 words each) if that makes a difference. Consensus was one PDF for cover letter/resume, another for writing samples, so that's what I did. Thanks!
dk/dc Can we have a gif party?
What is your opinion about kids in beauty pageants?
Why is it important that external parties acknowledge (note: not necessarily approve of) your romantic relationships?
If it isn't important for you, why not?
My boyfriend has a video reel from 1978 that features his dad. I would love to get this transfered to a DVD, but keep the reel intact. Know of any companies that can do this? I tried googling, but I'm not 100% sure exactly what he has. All it says on it is "Scotch Brand Video Tape".
What's the most ridiculous Lifetime movie?