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[ - ] Boring vent. Hosting Thanksgiving and my inlaws still haven't told me how many people are coming. DH can't understand why I am annoyed. I said I don't want a repeat of last year when an aunt showed up with 4 extra people. Why don't people see this is rude? I need to plan food. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:59 PM Flag
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"Hi Thelma!, it's Louise. Will ________ of you be coming this year? I want to make sure we have enough turkey." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:00 PM Flag
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"Sorry there isn't enough food for everyone. I didn't know so many people were coming." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:28 PM Flag
[ - ] WOW! My nephew grew 9 inches in 5 months. His starting height and end height was measured by his main physician. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:59 PM Flag
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How old, 14/15? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:00 PM Flag
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17 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:00 PM Flag
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That sounds painful! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:08 PM Flag
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Hello stretchmarks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:13 PM Flag
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I'm a DH and I didn't really have my main growth spurt until I was about 15-16. Weird feeling: you don't know where your hands and feet are from week to week, and trip & knock things over a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:14 PM Flag
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I grew 7 inches between 7th and 8th grade. I remember feeling my body stretch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:17 PM Flag
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Happy to read this as ds is 15 and hasn't started a growth-spurt yet. His dr. isn't worried and I'm not really either, but he gets stressed out about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:22 PM Flag
[ - ] Have your Uber waits been longer since it started to snow in NYC ? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:49 PM Flag
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I didn't even know it was snowing! Our building is wrapped in scaffolding and netting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:52 PM Flag
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I am sure and drivers are also quick to cancel or pick up at a location convenient to them vs. you pretending they can't find you and then cancel. Happened to me in bad weather a few times and resulted in getting late to places. I suggest to give yourself extra time, like extra 20 min to deal with having to get another driver or a long wait. Or take a subway if you can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:52 PM Flag
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gracias ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:55 PM Flag
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I walk and take the subway, so I couldn't say. Isn't it pretty? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Help me word this in a way that sounds good for an executive on a resume: For the next chapter in my career, I’m looking to leverage my experience to support either a product or a cause that will do some good in the world. In other words, I want to keep it general but be clear that I'm open for non-for-profit as well as product that help people (like Education Tech, products for seniors etc). 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:47 PM Flag
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I think you over overthinking this because no one hires off a resume, they hire off a cover letter which would be specifically tailored to each position in which you can express your enthusiasm for education technology and so forth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:51 PM Flag
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OP: I was asked to do this by a recruiter, I personally don't think resumes are needed today, it's all about LinkedIn. I think it's ridiculous but need to do it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:54 PM Flag
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Never use the word do. Choose a more precise verb. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:56 PM Flag
[ - ] on JupiterEd, is there a way to know your kid ranking in a class? I know teachers can see it, but can we, the parents? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:38 PM Flag
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Who cares? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:39 PM Flag
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I do. Dd isn't doing that great, and I really want to see if she is right in there with the rest of the class, or if she is so behind that I need to figure out what to do. She works hard, but is still getting low Bs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:43 PM Flag
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Sorry, I thought you were one of those with a kid with a 95% average wondering if dd was special... Grade? school? generally I can tell you that lots of kids are doing well (95+), but plenty who don't. If dd is a B or a C student - than that is enough for you to know what to do regardless of others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:49 PM Flag
[ - ] Any other Bay Area posters about to lose their minds? Of course we have it better than people who have been more directly impacted by the fires. My young DCs are going nuts from lack of outdoor time. I am going nuts. It's scary. Why are people still wearing plain surgical masks when they don't do anything supposedly? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:38 PM Flag
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YES and airnow is down so I can't even check. It was well over 200 the last time I could look. like 230 or 220. My kids are at school and we all have masks and they are supposed to be putting the masks on before they leave the classrooms. Some kids only have surgical masks, some have bandanas, but some have nothing. I think people do what they can and hope for the best. I am glad people are using surgical masks and scarves because it makes my kids feel less odd since so many kids aren't wearing them. Today it looks like fog and I can't see the end of the street. My backyard looks like it is on Mars, the light is so weird. I want to take my kids and go to Nevada. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:42 PM Flag
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Send in some extra masks for the poor kids! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:47 PM Flag
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I was thinking about it. Also worried because some of the teachers aren't wearing them, but some are. Wish I had more masks so I could drop off a box of them. I think they are sold out everywhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:48 PM Flag
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Yes but what do bandanas and surgical masks do? Any protection at all? I have them but thought they are pointless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:56 PM Flag
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they are better than nothing, yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:57 PM Flag
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I'm sorry, so hard with young kids. Can you put on some music and have a dance party inside? Build a blanket fort? Let them jump on the bed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:45 PM Flag
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It should rain for a few days seems like according to weather.com. I would think it should help the issue with smoke and new fires significantly. Hang in there! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:54 PM Flag
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I have family there, so check with them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:54 PM Flag
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where is it going to rain? Where I am the soonest it could rain is next Wednesday. If it rains on the fires up north then it would help, for sure. Maybe it is going to rain there in the next few days That would be good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:01 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone freeze their eggs later? I am 38 with one DC. My marriage is really bad after so much trying and therapy, I need to get out or I am gone to lose my sanity. I would like to give myself the option for another DC if the stars align and I ever meet someone else. Readand I’d like the option to have another baby 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:30 PM Flag
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Sorry I feel like this post made zero sense as I was typing on iPhone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:31 PM Flag
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I understood you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:34 PM Flag
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Yes I froze my eggs at 37 with Extend Fertility. They were amazing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:31 PM Flag
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OP: Thanks. I am so overwhelmed and scared about divorce and all The things I’ll have to deal with through that process. Good to hear your experience with them was positive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:36 PM Flag
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It was actually a very straightforward process. Much more manageable than I was expecting. You do need to give yourself injections for 8-10 days would you tell your husband what you’re doing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:44 PM Flag
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Did you ever take the next step with the frozen eggs? any plans? May I ask - why freezing eggs and not embryos? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:40 PM Flag
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Not yet! And freezing eggs works so I would rather wait and use them with a future husband. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:41 PM Flag
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Good for you! Good luck, I hope things work out for you in the future [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:55 PM Flag
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Wtf? It would take you at least 5 years to get divorced, allow yourself and your child time to heal and figure out what went wrong, start dating, find someone worthy (this alone could take years), date for a while, get engaged, get married, make sure DH is a great step-dad, that you're ready for another kid and your child is ready for a step-sibling. THEN, try to get pregnant. You want to have a child at 44? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:00 PM Flag
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Not uncommon for someone who already had kids. It won't be DC#1. Many women have their DC#3 in their 40s even mid 40s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:11 PM Flag
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No, not "many women." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:24 PM Flag
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How old would you consider it's ok to have a baby? What's the cut off age for you when you just aren't going to want to deal with it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:10 PM Flag
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I am asking because if it's younger than 45 then you probably are ok having kids naturally at that age, as many do with second or third DC. If you are willing to have a kid at 47 or 49, then certainly freeze your eggs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:13 PM Flag
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The difference between having a kid at 39 if you were to do it with your DH and 42 with some new guy is not that dramatic if you already had kids that it's worth freezing eggs. But I am not an OBGYN, so really talk to your doctor about it to understand your chances. I am just talking based on my personal experience not having trouble conceiving at 38 and 42. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:15 PM Flag
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She won't be 42, though. 42 is really the last chance. Possible but unlikely after that, and of course, the egg quality... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:25 PM Flag
[ - ] DH and I are planning to visit Paris for our 10-year anniversary next Spring. I've gotten all kinds of information about when to book flights to get a good value but it's all over the place. Is there a tried and true recommendation for when we'll get the best prices? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:28 PM Flag
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look at price ranges for the past year (on Kayak) so you have a baseline. Make sure that you figure out about baggage and other fees. Some of those bargain fares, are not the bargain they seem when you add in all the extra fees. Don't set yourself the task of getting the lowest possible fare, give yourself a range, look in when you are within that range. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:30 PM Flag
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^^And don't check bags! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:41 PM Flag
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Just not after end of the May. book early and book on a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon. Use two computers to check prices, clear history. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:00 PM Flag
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OP here. Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Ladies of UB! I recently had a wonderful thing happen to me, I came into more money than I ever expected -- won lottery. Since then, even my closest friends, family and co-workers are treating me so differently. Really not nicely. This is new to me. How do I deal with so much envy? I am not showy in any way, haven't bought a Lamborghini or anything. I am acting the same, but everyone around me is treating me differently. Any advice? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:24 PM Flag
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Announce that you are giving all the money to charity, and make some large charitable bequeaths. Then don't really do it, and put all the money into the bank and pretend to everyone you're not rich anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:27 PM Flag
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this. or tell them you could not claim the pot, due to legal technicalities.. so status quo! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:36 PM Flag
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How much did you win? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:32 PM Flag
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That's too bad that everyone found out. These days it's best to lie low about your wealth because there's so much resentment going around. Try to enjoy the sense of security the money in the bank gives you, while also staying pleasant to those around you. Hopefully you will meet some new people who are kinder, and the old ones will let it go. Though I suspect in the cases of close friends you may want to address what you're feeling and tell them it is hurtful, and in other cases you may be finding out who your real friends are — and are not. Try to spend time with people who are happy with what they have and not absorbed with material things and are interested in more interesting things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:35 PM Flag
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Did you do a quick pick or did you pick your own numbers? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:38 PM Flag
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Congratulations. Now go change your phone number so no one can reach you except for your immediate family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:41 PM Flag
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Some friends may interpret your tone as gloating. You said a wonderful thing! and more money than you ever expected! They may wonder why you haven't offered to share your good fortune in a meaningful way. Others may not want you to to see them as unfortunate and poor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:50 PM Flag
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Would they have known if you hadn't told them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:58 PM Flag
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I thought this article was pretty well thought out: https://slate.com/human-interest/2018/10/mega-millions-lottery-winner-guide-advice.html [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:04 PM Flag
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your mistake was in telling them. I also think this is fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:05 PM Flag
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It’s not so unusual. Often people around lottery winners feel entitled to share in your good fortune. But I think it’s no win. If you start to spread it around, some people will feel like your lording it over them. Live your life. Give them time. Start to cultivate other friendships. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:17 PM Flag
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Fake. If you won a big jackpot you would not be on UB asking about it. There would be an army of lawyers ready to help you and you would be moving away, quitting your job the next day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:18 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone know Paris well? Is it a bike-able city? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:20 PM Flag
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Yes, but you take your life in your hands. So much crazy traffic. Make sure you buy travel health insurance before you leave home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:23 PM Flag
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In other words, that's a 'no' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:24 PM Flag
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I wouldn't do it. I was just there and those Lime/Bird scooters are everywhere now. I watched someone get hit by a car. It's hard enough not getting hit while walking. You improve your chances of full impact by riding a bike or scooter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:27 PM Flag
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+1, it's a gridlock due to circles the likes of which makes Manhattan traffic look like a stroll through Central park. Cars going every which way, no lanes whatsoever. I don't recommend US bikers used to nice lanes to go to some places overseas where you are for sure taking your life in your hands and weaving between cars with unpredictable traffic patterns. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:19 PM Flag
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nope. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:23 PM Flag
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Yes, very bikeable! But get acquainted with the rules about bike lanes and stick to them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:24 PM Flag
[ - ] I am totally aware that the word "training" is a word that grosses people out and sounds really unappealing. What's a better word for something that is a 2-day thing, but that also has a network of coaching and mentoring that comes with it? FWIW, for the advancement of women in the workplace. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:19 PM Flag
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Coaching, cultivation, continuing ed, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:22 PM Flag
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I'm thinking of the actual gathering part. Is there a better word for it for when we "get together"? Convening? We will use coaching for sure. It isn't continuing ed (we won't be offering certification of any kind). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:24 PM Flag
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Retreat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:29 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:33 PM Flag
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i like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:34 PM Flag
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OR: this term is used at our church school conventions :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:54 PM Flag
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I have been to a lot of workshops. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:38 PM Flag
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Just call it training. People hate it no matter what it is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:46 PM Flag
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coven [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:51 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:03 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:06 PM Flag
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Professional development or leadership development [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:05 PM Flag
[ - ] Hunter moms with more than 1 DC at the school, how did you do it? Do you volunteer a ton, give a lot of $$? Are the older sibs stars at the school? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:19 PM Flag
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No, yes, yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:22 PM Flag
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Thanks. This is kind of our situation, so good to know it worked for you. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:38 PM Flag
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BS. Hunter does not have sibling priority. Donations do not matter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:00 PM Flag
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Ok this suggests its not about the kid but the parent. Is this for hs or es? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:55 PM Flag
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op: I was referring to the es. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:56 PM Flag
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It is all BS. Grasping at straws. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:00 PM Flag
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I have seen plenty of sibs rejected regardless of volunteer hours, net worth, and sparkliness of kid #1. I do believe it is about the kid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:03 PM Flag
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I know officially Hunter does not have a sib priority, but there are a LOT of sibs at Hunter. One family has FOUR DCs. It is not just about the kid, they definitely look at the family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:06 PM Flag
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Are you asking if there is a way of some sort of roundabout way of get a sibling preference for admission? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:22 PM Flag
[ - ] i realized i like kids/babies/toddlers... i'm a working professional with a Master's, no childcare degree at all. what can i do to work in that industry? talking about day care, 5 years old and under. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:13 PM Flag
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you can work at a preschool but not be the head teacher. one of my dc's teachers fits your profile. she has a grad degree and used to work a corporate job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:21 PM Flag
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does it pay a worthwhile income? not looking for a big pay but also don't want minimum wage. DH covers most of our bills and healthcare but would be nice to do something i like while earning something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:25 PM Flag
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I don't know. My guess (and it's a total guess) is like $50k? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:37 PM Flag
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Prob less [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:55 PM Flag
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i guess i'm parking this idea [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:14 PM Flag
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Do you have a skill you can teach like art or music or dance? Seems to be insatiable demand for beginner programs in those things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 06:56 PM Flag
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none that i can think of. but seeing the salary is almost minimum wage, i think i'll skip it. i like kids but i'm not a saint/martyr LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.15.18, 07:14 PM Flag
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