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Entries from June 27th, 2011

Left Behind

June 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Left Behind · Corporate Life

I’m not a hoarder. Honestly. But Altoids tins just seem too useful to throw out. For years, at work, I’ve had the ritual of getting my venti vanilla latte from Starbucks, and following it with an Altoid. Some days are occassionally multiple-Altoid days. When I ate the last Altoid in a tin, I couldn’t bring […]

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The Only Way Out is to be Through

June 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Corporate Life

I’ve worked on Wall Street for the past eleven years. I got in the door at Nomura initially because of experience with an obscure software platform. After leaving for five years to work in Bermuda, I came back to it because I knew people there and the pay would allow me to live in Manhattan. […]

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Wages

June 21st, 2011 · Comments Off on Wages · Corporate Life, Money

The FedEx delivery with my last two paychecks arrived this past Saturday. During my exit interview, I was told I would get two. One for the days I worked during my last two week pay period, and one for the twenty days of vacation I had coming to me. These checks are the final thing […]

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This ad brought to you by…

June 14th, 2011 · Comments Off on This ad brought to you by… · Advertising, Angry, Gaming, Internet

When I click on a link to play the trailer for a video game, I don’t understand why I should have to watch an ad. The trailer already is an ad. If a company is making an online video to promote a game, they should be willing to pay for the bandwidth so potential customers […]

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