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Subject: Re: Unlimited 1 year supply of food!

Forum: Unlimited 1 year supply of food!
Hey Nick,

Nice to meet you! I love the name Jakefromstatefarm, by the way she sounds hideous! :)

I love food too, way too much. But its probably even worse the I love wine more than food. No, I'm not an alcoholic, but I may be on my way with my desire to buy good red wines!

So, I would pick wine, but I know it wouldn't be a sustainable nutritional food source. So I will pick Chocolate Chip Cookies. I could eat those at any time and I never get sick of them! I make them at least once a month. Its hard to keep them around my house when I have two teenagers who eat 6 or 7 in one setting!

Chocolate milk is delicious too, but cookies are better :)

Subject: Re: I got fired because of my driving?

Forum: I got fired because of my driving?

This subject is right up my alley! I love HR topics! You can look at this from lots of perspectives. Here is my opinions:

First, he legally couldn't be fired if it was supposedly for his driving when driving has nothing to do with this job. I think someone is clearly lying. Maybe him, maybe the boss, I don't know. But its pretty negligent to use that reason without something backing it up.

Second, are we missing some the story? Was this one offense? Has he had multiple disciplinary issues? Usually when you are fired it won't come as as surprise, you would have some kind of prior record or insoboardination events.

Finally, I have a feeling we are missing a lot of this story. If what your friend is true, he would definitely have a legal case of wrongful termination without cause. He should be filing with the Dept of Labor and receiving unemployment benefits immediately and his employer will pay the price.

In my position in my organization, I have unfortunately been through many terminations. I have actually had terminated employees file a wrongful termination suit against me, and I won both of them. The reason is I had my ducks in a row. Anyone who is going to be fired will know. They will know they have been written up, talked to, or working on a plan of action. Then they will also getting a warning that one more offense and they are will be fired. They are forewarned a lot.

In your friend's case, seems like something doesn't add up and he should file for unemployment and call Judge Judy :)

Subject: What is the best discipline?

Forum: What is the best discipline?
I would love to hear what form of discipline you believe works best!
I have a pre-teenager (12) who loves to challenge me daily. I rack my brain everyday how to get her to do things. She is stubborn, but incredibly manipulative and smart.

How were you disciplined as a child? What worked? What didn't?

What form of discipline motivates you?

I would love any suggestions, thank you so much!

Subject: Re: Favorite spots

Forum: Favorite spots
I would like to hear about some of your favorite spots. What makes them so special to you?


Your day sounds so relaxing! I am jealous! I love the quiet! I love to be home alone with no television on and just hear the calm of the wind outside or the air rushing through the vent. In nature, I love the sound of water! It is so beautiful and calming to me.

But my all time favorite place is to be home alone in my favorite chair, with my feet up, a blanket over my legs, and a good book or magazine in my lap. If its morning, a big cup of coffee is great, but after 5pm a glass of wine is the best.

It's funny how we become accustomed to favorite places. I love to travel and experience new places, but it is the best feeling to get home and be in your own space!

...in nature?

...in your house?

...to be alone?

...to be with family or friends?

Subject: Re: What are you addicted to?

Forum: What are you addicted to?
Joyce580~ I love my coffee too!! It is my daily cup of joy! I don’t think I could ever give it up! I gave up soda years ago, but it wasn’t hard. I wasn’t in love with it anyway. But it is a good thing to give up, its so horrible for you! I’m sure if they find something wrong with coffee, I will still drink it ! 

Eball~ Hey! I had no clue you could get have a side effect like that from a heating pad! That is crazy! I am so sorry that happened to you! I use ice packs a lot on my back and my skin goes numb a lot. I suppose if it leaves marks I will stop. Plucking your eyebrows is addicting too, I could waste a lot of time doing that 

Goober! How are you? Missed seeing your face  I love Trivia Crack, we should play!

justjared07- Nice to meet you! I love coffee too, can’t live without it!

Rosine~ I love books too! I have too many that I can’t possibly read them all. I literally had to google “anime”! Does that show my age? Interesting cartoons, I’m not sure I could get into them, but I’m sure my kids would love it! But my husband watches cartoons a lot, so no judgement here 

MY ADDICTION- Okay all, this is a bit embarrassing, but I am absolutely addicted and obsessed with throw pillows. I have so many that I have 4 closets full! I have different colors, shapes, sizes, and patterns. I love them! I love putting them on different furniture and rearranging their sequence! I really don’t want to count them, because if my husband knew the actual number of throw pillows I’ve bought, he may send me to therapy!

Subject: Re: "The One"

Forum: "The One"
Hi AZ!

This is a great question! I actually hate to respond, because people might vomit in their own mouths after I post! I will just get right down to it, I am married to "The One". We meet when I was 19. I instantly knew he was the one. I can't explain what came over me, but he was the one. It sounds completely cheesy and very much a fairy tale, but it truly is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

My husband and I were engaged within 2 months and I knew our parents thought we were crazy! But it's been 17 years now, and I couldn't be more happy or blessed. I don't share this story very often because I feel like there are so many people out there who haven't found the one. Maybe they are looking too hard, or I'm just that lucky. But I am truly thankful that my life is blessed with a great partner. I believe it is rare to find "The One" in todays world filled with divorce and dysfunction. But I hope more people find the one. It may happen when you least expect it!


Subject: Re: Why is it so hard to be trustworthy?

Forum: Why is it so hard to be trustworthy?
Hi Courtney!

Great topic! I think there are a lot of people out there who were never taught that trust and confidence is a valued attribute of life. I think we will all find people in our lives who let us down, hurt us, and can't seem to respect our wishes. However, the other part of this is that you find the greatest friends in the process. There are many good people in this world, you just have to weed out the bad ones!

I recently had a friend who told me she was cheating on her husband. Her husband works with my husband and is a great dad and husband. They have been married for 15 years and she decided she wasn't happy and strayed. It was hard for me to keep this secret. Some secrets are hard to keep and almost more damaging to keep. But at the end of the day, you realize who people really are.

Depending on the secret or information, it needs to be weighed carefully. There is typical everyday gossip, personal matters, and then there is legal matters. I was raised to be honest, ethical, and treat people the way I would want to be treated. Trust is a great value, if you find a good friend who you can always trust its the greatest blessing in life :)

Subject: Re: Should College Presidents Earn Millions?

Forum: Should College Presidents Earn Millions?
This is an interesting topic, the excessive pay for these "top talent" CEOs doesn't seem to add up. How do we justify millions of dollars? What is their work worth? What are they really doing to earn that amount of salary? It seems extremely excessive. I am a recent grad student from a top college. My classes cost $2900 per credit. Out of every class, I rarely interacted with the professor. Sometimes the dates of the class modules were from the year prior. They haven't even updated the syllabus! So to pay someone that much money for curriculum that has been repeated for years is ridiculous. I don't see the justification for the amount of money I have spent to earn my degree. I value education and I am proud of my studies, but the amount of debt I am now racked with is depressing. It is really hard to be proud of my accomplishments when I know I owe a lot of money. It seems almost wrong. It is very discouraging.

One of my professors asked me to apply for their PhD program. I remembered being flattered, but I also felt like college is a business, of course they want me to continue my education, they are making a lot of money off of me!
So as you can conclude, I think college presidents making millions is ridiculous and has no merit.
Education needs to be affordable and college presidents should be made appropriately, not exorbitant salaries.

Subject: Re: What is your current goal?

Forum: What is your current goal?
Hi falconmarie!

I am literally obsessed with setting goals. I have a list of goals with dates on my note list on my phone right now. My first goal is to walk 5 miles a day. My second goal is to lose 20 pounds. My third goal is to train for the STP which is a 200 miles bike ride from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR.

I wish my goals were to clean the garage :) I actually have this on my "to-do" list this weekend. I try to set goals that are challenging and make me reach a little. I like your idea of cleaning the garage, I've never thought of cleaning the garage as a goal, but I see how it could be. I would like to use my chores as goals. I also like the idea of the daily goals and focusing on them. Goals can help my day be a lot more productive and focused.

I'm glad you brought up this topic, it has made me think of other goals I need to write down. I think goals are important to our lives. I am the kind of person who needs goals and direction. If I have nothing on my to-do list then I will go crazy. I need to do something to feel like I have a purpose everyday.

I am really looking forward to reading about others goals and how they expect to reach them!

Have a great week!


Subject: What are you addicted to?

Forum: What are you addicted to?
Well I'm back!! I've been gone for around 6 months and I'm so ready to get back to Collegenet. I am finally done with graduate school, and it feels good to write about something that is fun and thought provoking!

So what are you addicted to right now?
Foods? Substances? Movies? Shopping?

Is your addiction something you feel compelled to fix?

My sister is currently addicted to Zipfizz, the carbonated drink that is packed with vitamins and caffeine. I can't stand the stuff, it tastes like bubbly Kool-Aid, but I'm curious why people love it?

What can you not give up?

I will share what I'm addicted to after 4 responses! :)
It's a bit embarrassing, so I'm a little hesitant to share!


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