Acoustic treatment - ooh! I didn’t get the place, but I’m following up on a couple of other leads right now.
This and reading about other people’s projects is making me so excited! I live in a shared apt in a furnished room, but I’m looking for a tiny studio of my own. Today, I went to a viewing. The place was tiny, pretty run-down, but affordable (a rarity where I live) and conveniently located. I filled in an application,…
Ugh. I hope she gets the help she needs, and ditto for her son/family.
Aww, Kia is adorbs. My mother’s dog also likes falling asleep gnawing on toys - there’s something soothing about it to her.
Also, I seem to be in the grays. I’m not entirely sure how this works, but could someone un-gray me? Kthnx!
Congrats on the award! Also, that cancer lie thing is...so weird and I’m so morbidly curious. Like, is she one of those people who hurt their child because they obsessively need attention from people and doctors, or was she hoping to get away with not working or something?
That sounds stressful! I’m glad you’re making it work, and hopefully you can find a steady client at some point.
I’m a project coordinator, which I feel is one of those titles that can mean almost anything - so I can’t really say people have misconceptions about it. Because I’m a very specific type of project coordinator, I’ve encountered the following:
1) ...What is that?
2) So, you teach at the university? Are you a professor?…
I have a question, too! How many clients do you have? My only exposure to personal assistants is TV shows where celebrities have a full-time personal assistant only dealing with them. How does it work in the real world - how many hours per week do you dedicate to each client, etc.?
I was curious where the “16 times” came from, and if you read through the press release for the study, they specifically mention that in the study, a white middle-class woman received positive responses 20% of the time, while a working-class black man received one positive response out of 80, which is 1.25%, ie one…
I currently date a dude who’s a motorbike-owning, plaid-wearing, weight-lifting, furniture-building engineer - and he has a chihuahua who’s the apple of his eye. The chihuahua is old and ornery, but gazes adoringly at the dude when he carries him around. It’s both hilarious and cute.
Ugh, Cactus Comm sounds like a rough gig - I’ve heard that’s what most agencies are like. Scribbr is very decent in comparison by most metrics. Although now that I checked the rates, Scribbr pays 0.007-0.01 euros per word + 7.50 in “set up fee,” so less than Cactus. You get more for comments on structure and clarity,…
What a stunning location filled with great memories. It’s great you can look at the mountains and know she’ll be there in spirit.
This particular gig is with a small field-specific journal that I got entirely thanks to a friend. (She used to be their go-to editor but doesn’t have the time anymore.) I like it because it’s in my specialty (intersections of humanities and social sciences), and I make about 30-35 euros/hr doing it.
Kudos for being close to done with the certificate! I tried learning R, then...gave up very quickly. I’m usually okay with both IT and stats, but R just broke my brain. It’s so handy when you know how to use it, though!
Thank you! It now seems he might be able to get care in Seattle after all, but this is good to have in mind as a back up. Medical costs in the US are insane. My mother lives in Europe, and she paid 200 euros for an MRI in a private hospital and out-of-pocket. (If she’d done it via the public healthcare system, it…
Thank you! And thank you, Phoebe and Violet, too. I’m learning a lot, even if it’s not particularly uplifting. I’m really sorry to hear about your family and friends who can’t get medical care/insurance.
It turns out they might be able to go back to Seattle, but only because some of the tests he needs are not available in Montana. I don't know the specific details, but they certainly seem to have restrictions on using services further from home. Maybe it varies by plan as you said.
Thank you for the info! I’ll relay this to them. It now seems like they might be able to go back to Seattle after all (because the Montana hospital cannot run the more complex tests he needs), but it's great to have options to look into.