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Subject: Re: Sleep

Forum: Sleep
Hey Erin,

I usually get a pretty good 8 hours of sleep, but I toss and turn a lot according to my husband. I don't think I've ever slept in a weird place. Pretty much just the usual spots, the couch and my bed :) Some of my past jobs have had me working really late, but I pretty much refuse to work past midnight these days. I know that's a luxury not everyone has. At least when I work late I can work from home for the most part which makes it easier.


Subject: Give Thanks

Forum: Give Thanks
Good Morning CNet,

What are you thankful for today?

I'm thankful for the sun shining in my windows, and a delicious warm breakfast with my husband.


Subject: Re: Dressing up?

Forum: Dressing up?
Hi Penguin,

Generally yes I do. My appearance is the worlds first impression of me, and I want it to be a good one!

Especially at work I like to dress professionally and sophisticated. The dress code is business casual, and some people dress like they are getting ready for a weekend on the couch. The workplace is tending to go towards a more casual atmosphere, but it’s still important to dress appropriately. It’s totally possible to be professionally clothed and still be comfy. No ones asking us to wear a suit every day, but come on! Clients come into our office and see that. It’s just a little bit tacky.

I like to look nice. It makes me feel more confident when I’m wearing a great outfit. It can be a challenge with money, but that’s what sales are for!


Subject: Re: Follow that ball -> BOING, BOING, BOING

Forum: Follow that ball -> BOING, BOING, BOING
Over this way!

Boing boing boing boing ...

Rats, I dropped it.



Hi Thankful,

I’ve started eating a bowl of fruit for breakfast every day. It always consists of at least Strawberries, blueberries, and mandarin orange slices.

I also like to add in apples, pomegranate seeds, grapes, raspberries and blackberries, but it depends what they have at the grocery store that week.

I do this instead of eating a greasy or sugary unhealthy breakfast. The natural sugar gives me a good boost and gets me going for the day.


Subject: Re: How Do You Learn?

Forum: How Do You Learn?
Hi Morgan,

That example with your daughter is adorable. It's amazing to watch children learn and grow.

I'm still kind of figuring out my learning style. I struggled through school because I just couldn't absorb information like my classmates could. I made it through and now I've been in my field for about 6 years and I have learned so much. I guess at this point I mostly learn by doing and making mistakes. This requires a forgiving support group, but I've been lucky enough to have jobs where it's understood that people make mistakes when they are new.

In school you read, attend lectures, do projects, but I didn't really start learning until I got to apply my skills to real scenarios which started my 3rd and 4th year of school.


Subject: Re: Money vs. Education

Forum: Money vs. Education
It’s interesting, because one of the people I know who didn’t go to college is working in my exact field doing the same job I do. I was a little tiffed when I first met her because I felt like the fact that she could just jump in and do what I was actually trained to do was downgrading my skills. It kind of scares me. If anyone can just BS their way to the top, and for probably my less money, where will I be in 20 years?

I guess that’s the key. College grads are supposed to make more on average.

Honestly, money is important to me. It’s important to me that I have a decent income and that I never have to worry about putting gas in my car or buying groceries. It’s important to me that I develop some savings for myself and my future family. I’m not ashamed of that. We all have bills to pay, and working is a means to an end.

If I didn’t have to go to school I probably wouldn’t have for s lot of reasons, but I would still work. If I didn’t have to worry about money I could work a little more freely and not feel like I was trapped at a 9 to 5 for the rest of my life!

Thanks all for your insightful responses. I appreciate it!


Subject: Re: It is a 3 Day Weekend, what are your plans?

Forum: It is a 3 Day Weekend, what are your plans?
W -

Three day weekends are the best! I am not so lucky this weekend. I am blessed to have a very full time job, and we don't have the day off on Monday. Sad Face...

Nonetheless, I am very glad it's the weekend. Saturday I am planning to do some cleaning around the house, and also spend some time outside. It's supposed to rain, but I remain optimistic. Sunday the weather should be nice, so I'll definitely take advantage of it then if not tomorrow! I will no doubt watch some netflix, and do plenty of nothing (once I'm done cleaning of course).

I hope everyone takes at least a little time away from classes and work to do something for themselves!

Have a good weekend all,

Subject: Money vs. Education

Forum: Money vs. Education
Hey CNet,

I hope you all had a productive and safe week. Welcome to the weekend!

On a regular basis I think about what my life would be like right now if I didn't go to college. I know two people personally who did not go to college and both are very successful in their careers and make good money. I don't think this is the norm, but it makes me think for sure. No college means no student debt, right?

Student debt is a heavy burden to bear!

If you were to inherit or win enough money to sustain yourself for the rest of your life, would you still go to college? Let's say you inherit 6 million dollars. If you don't invest it in any way, you will have about 75K a year if you lived another 80 years.

Do you value education more than money, or vice versa?

If you didn't have to go to school or work, what would you do? Would you do both anyway?

Aside from a career, what is the value in going to college? What is the value in having a career?

I hope this gets you thinking!

Thanks for reading,

Subject: Re: do you give out SSN ever?

Forum: do you give out SSN ever?
I feel like I know a lot of people who would have done the same thing as you, and they are all adults.

I called the student loan company once and they asked me to verify my identity with my full social. Thought it was kind of weird because I call all the time and had never been asked for the whole thing, just the last four or whatever. I questioned the lady, and she said I was wrong and that they always ask for the whole thing. I refused to give it to her, and therefor ended the call. I called back and was only asked for the last four, so either she was new or she's a scammer.

I was at the eye doctor the other day and they had a little form to fill out with pretty basic info like name and DOB, but it also asked for SSN. I definitely don't need my SSN floating around on a little piece of paper with all my other personal info. I didn't fill it out, and no one said anything to me. Sometimes I think it's literally on form for no reason at all.

It's good to question it when you're asked to provide personal confidential information. I never feel bad about that.


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