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Comment on: Bostonâs Mad Men are now women - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/02/2014 04:32:06 EDT
I believe Arnold Worldwide IS responsible for Flo.
Comment on: Former bank employee pleads guilty to stealing over $2 million from customers - The Source - Latest news and updates from Boston.com
Posted 03/18/2014 07:18:46 EDT
I noticed that too. :)
Comment on: The ways to a longer school day - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/07/2014 12:53:15 EST
Many salaried professionals in the private sector routinely work 10-12 hours days. And take their laptops home to do more work. And participate in conference calls while at home or in their cars. And more »
Posted 03/07/2014 10:47:35 EST
Salaried professionals are usually considered "exempt" and do not receive overtime for hours over 40. At least in the real world this is the case. Teachers are not paid hourly - they do not punch a cl more »
Comment on: For high schoolers with Ivy League dreams, summer has gone from a time to kick back to a time to lean in. - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/05/2014 12:48:17 EST
I think parents are definitely a big part of the problem. Many parents want their kid to go to a "sticker school" so they can brag to their friends. You know - those little stickers you buy and stic more »
Posted 03/05/2014 08:16:13 EST
Apparently most parents don't realize that college admissions is a crap shoot. The decision on whether or not your kid gets in is made by some 26-year-old recent college grad with no special expertis more »
Posted 03/05/2014 07:02:59 EST
No wonder we have high school kids committing suicide . . . tragic.
Posted 03/05/2014 06:52:59 EST
This is insanity. These kids need to learn how to relax. There is nothing wrong with taking time to go to the beach with your friends. I think a kid can learn more about life and people working at a more »
Comment on: Tuition, living expenses up at Boston-area colleges - College Bound - Campus and College News from Boston and Cambridge - Boston.com
Posted 02/26/2014 11:30:02 EST
My daughter is a sophomore at a small, private college in NH. They ONLY reason she is going there is because she received a huge amount of financial aid (including loans). How? I was unemployed the more »
Comment on: Dispute rages over unexcused school absences for travel - Lifestyle - The Boston Globe
Posted 02/15/2014 02:34:56 EST
teofeo - "professionals" who are on salary - do not "clock out" nor are they paid hourly. Most professionals that I know do not work an 8 hour day.
Comment on: Easthampton middle schooler has to be rescued after tongue gets frozen to metal pole stuck to pole - News Local Massachusetts - Boston.com
Posted 02/12/2014 03:41:51 EST
Was his name Flick?
Comment on: Report: Rockport High's yoga-pants ban fails to stretch into second day - The Source - Latest news and updates from Boston.com
Posted 02/12/2014 03:38:31 EST
Inf - SO true. Great post . . . I think yoga pants are the least of our worries . . . more »
Posted 02/12/2014 12:07:32 EST
Go to any mall/movie theatre. There is a "uniform" for high school girls. North Face jacket (usually black), leggings/yoga pants or skinny jeans and Uggs or some other type of boot. Seriously. The more »
Posted 02/12/2014 11:05:52 EST
What's wrong with wearing yoga pants/leggings to school? I don't get it . . . .
Comment on: 1.3 million losing unemployment benefits Saturday - Business - Boston.com
Posted 12/27/2013 04:13:36 EST
I realize there are people who work under the table. But I dispute that everyone who is collecting UE is ALSO illegally working under the table (as bamboobob seems to think). And I do believe it's m more »
Posted 12/27/2013 04:03:26 EST
And all of these people are also collecting unemployment benefits? How could anyone possibly know that? And that's interesting because in order to receive unemployment benefits - one would have had more »
Posted 12/27/2013 03:58:05 EST
At one point at the height of the recession - the max was 99 weeks. That has been scaled down gradually beginning in February 2012. No one gets 99 weeks anymore - and no one has proposed increasing more »
Posted 12/27/2013 03:32:49 EST
NO ONE gets 99 weeks anymore. It was scaled back in February of 2012 - almost two years ago.
Posted 12/27/2013 03:31:06 EST
Yeah, I do. ME. Who are all these unemployed people who are "supposedly" working under the table? Where to they work? For whom? Doing what? Seriously, I'd love to know. I know plenty of people more »
Posted 12/27/2013 01:38:51 EST
My heart goes out to anyone who is unemployed right now. I sincerely mean that. I was unemployed/underemployed for over three years. It was awful and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. My advice to any more »
Comment on: Two sisters charged in robbery of 81-year-old woman in Hudson store parking lot - News Local Massachusetts - Boston.com
Posted 12/23/2013 03:47:42 EST
There is a special place in hell for these two scumbags.
Comment on: Restaurant jobs are going unfilled despite high unemployment rate - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 11/12/2013 10:00:41 EST
Most restaurants (and retail) want workers to have "open availability". Meaning they want to be able to put you on the schedule any time/day they want. There is often NO flexibility in scheduling an more »
Comment on: Woman seeking bathroom relief prompts lockdown at Norton elementary school - Boston.com
Posted 10/24/2013 01:56:54 EDT
There are intercoms in every Norton school building. The woman would have had to push a button to talk to the school employees. Apparently, she didn't and just kept pulling on various doors. I'm glad more »
Posted 10/24/2013 01:56:38 EDT
Comment on: After more than 2 years of unemployment, a job - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 10/22/2013 07:04:13 EDT
Congratulations, Roger !!! Best of luck in the new position !