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2012.10.27 21:31 Eat_Bacon_nomnomnom The best things in life are chubby!
A subreddit for all things delightfully chubby! We mainly feature animals, but we're open to other chubby things (excluding people and NSFW content). Did you spy a local squirrel who's raided its share of bird feeders? Perhaps a round cactus while on a road trip? A teapot that's short and very stout? Show us the chubby!
2023.06.01 18:40 Ebaby21 He finally admitted the abuse…sort of.
Me (28f) ex(31m) When our daughter was just a baby(3months) I made my ex do a learning thing about SIDS. he was mad I made him do it, we had a fight and he made it abundantly clear that if anything were to happen to our daughter, even if she were to die of SIDS he would kill me. And that If I left, he would kill me. I didn’t sleep for the first year bc I was so scared she would die in her sleep and he would find her first. Once she was a bit older and the risk for SIDS went down I got more sleep and I found the courage to leave the house with our daughter. he threw a propane tank at my car when i pulled out of the drive way. (I did end up going back bc he kept threatening to kill himself and “make it look like I did it”. I was mad manipulated but about 4 months later we had an “amicable” split, or so I thought)
That was a 1.5 years ago. At first things were okay, then last month He has been repetitively trying to ruin my life by telling lies about me, that we broke up bc I took our daughter and found a new man and started a new family lol that I cheated on him, I broke his heart yada yada yada. Chalked me up to be the bad guy but I’ve been too ashamed to defend myself with the truth.
Lately, He’s been upset for the “lack of respect”I’ve been showing him during pick ups and drop offs of our daughter(bc I don’t actually speak to him) if he messages me about anything other than for Our daughter it just say the only way I would think about treating him better is if he tells his family the truth of why I left, that he threatened to kill me and he actually did (he sent a message to his family group chat that I didn’t cheat but instead he threatened to kill me) . Now I’m scared he’s going to go off the deep end now that it’s public news and I know he’s regretting telling anyone the truth
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2023.06.01 18:39 Sea_Hedgehog_8436 Anxious about current earnings
Hi, 30F here. I just entered a new industry and I accepted their full time offer for 82k monthly (75k take home). This is 25k more compared to full time offers in my previous industry. Setup transitioned to hybrid, sadly. I live 2hrs away from the office. I also have a part time job that pays 45k a month but thinking of giving it up since it is becoming more demanding and I can't do it anymore if I'm gonna be in the office most days. I cap my working hours to just 10hrs a day including breaks. Commute is definitely a waste of time.
I know that I'm currently earning a lot more than before but I don't think it is sustainable in the future. I already have a financial commitment and I need at least 75k/mo for my expenses (including insurances and mortgage). I lost my emergency funds early this year because of sudden hospitalization. I feel pressured to replenish what I lost.
I work hard. I upskill when there's an opportunity. I've been thinking of going back to freelancing (previous industry, eaning 80-100k/mo) to have more flexibility but this is also risky. Option 2, drop the part time job and hope for a promotion then take on small projects on the side (still inconsistent).
I need advice or reassurance. Reality check is also fine.
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2023.06.01 18:39 Aggressive-Goal Gymbox threatening court action
I signed up for Gymbox using their student new year discount (£69 for 3 months) and after 2 months and half I wanted to cancel my membership. They said that I would need to pay them until end of May because my contract is actually 5 months but no one told me this when I signed up! I told my bank about this and they blocked any transactions from gymbox. Now gymbox sent ARC ( a debt collector agency) after me to pay £173 ( 2 months + admin fees). Arc said if I don’t pay within 14 days they will send me to court.
Can Arc do that? Also, can this affect my credit score?
I read online that a bunch of other people had the same experience as me but not sure what their outcome was.
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2023.06.01 18:39 Ill-Rain-9811 Another estimated payment question
TL;DR - I'm trying to pay actual income estimated payments this year for the first time, but income is so variable month to month and quarter to quarter, not sure what to do this month and looking for suggestions.
I've read the IRS documentation, the excellent pinned post here, and many of the previous posts, including this very helpful one: https://www.reddit.com/tax/comments/13ifov0/what_if_i_pay_estimated_taxes_unevenly_but_still/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android_app&utm_name=androidcss&utm_term=1&utm_content=share_button
But I'm either not quite getting it or my question is slightly off...
We are MFJ and both are self employed. I am relatively new to being a 1099 earner, my wife has always been. We do not exceed the standard deduction. I cannot predict if our income will be relatove to last year with any accuracy.
In the good old days, I would just save 30% of spousal income for taxes and my W2 income and withholdings would smooth it out and it always worked out. No penalties.
Now our income is wildly variable as some months and quarters are 5x more than the quieter months.
I've been hit with penalties for the last three years I've been 1099 as I've done a crap job of estimating, which is frustrating as I hope and Excel for the mythical golden ring of zero point zero due or owed.
Last year I got close. I sent in 100% of previous year in Q1, then learned it needed to be 110% for us so I calculate 110% for TY2021 and upped the payments on Q2-4 to hit it. I still got a VERY small ($6) underpayment penalty for Q1. And we had a huge tax bill because TY 2022 was higher income... And very difficult to predict. But we were fine and had save enough and earned some nice interest sitting in our bank instead of Treasury.
I wanted to save based on actual earning this year in hopes of getting closer and not having a huge bill.
So I've been putting aside 35% of all income for taxes.
My plan has been to send in 100% of 110% of previous years estimated payment coupon suggestion each quarter that estimated taxes on the income is above that amount. And send in 35% of real income if the total amount is less than that (lower income months and quarters) so that if we make more than last year, we will have paid around the 110% of last year, and for quarters we made less it would be more than enough to cover the real tax liability for that quarter.
But I'm realizing this won't work and need to figure out what to send in 15 days. For April and May, 35% of our income is significantly less than the amount suggested to be sent in every quarter based on last year's taxes.
But those payments are expected to be based on 3 months times 4, and not the actual calendar for the IRS of Q1 Jan - March, Q2 April & May, Q3 June - Aug, & Q4 Sept - Dec.... 3, 2, 3, 4.
So how can I pay what I will actually (approximately) owe for this quarter when that amount is very low due to income level and only being two months in this "quarter?"
I could simply send in 110%/4 again, but that will be a real tough hit on cashflow. The difference between what we earned/really owe and the suggested quarterly based on last year is double.
I am also for the first time keeping better track of exactly when income is earned so that I can do the annualized form, but that will be new to me.
How to handle 100% of this year in the short quarter?
Any suggestions would be appreciated, and sorry if I missed it searching if already answered.
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2023.06.01 18:39 Brickwallpictures Why The Father (2020) works so well while The Son (2022) doesn't
Note that the video version of this review includes clips for reference and comparison.
Florian Zeller has directed two films thus far—"The Father" and "The Son"—but don’t mistake him for some new, up-and-coming filmmaker. He’s been around for a long, long time as an author and playwright. In fact, both of his films thus far have been adapted from his own stage plays.
I saw "The Father" right when it came out and was blown away. It was in my top five for the year, and I found it to be an all-around excellent piece of work. My rule for directors is to avoid forming any sort of overall judgment on them until I’ve seen at least two if not three of their movies, and let me tell you, that rule was well-placed in Florian Zeller’s case.
After loving "The Father" so much, I was, unsurprisingly, excited for Zeller’s next film “The Son,” which doesn’t share any characters or plot points but is still something of a spiritual sequel in a dramatic and thematic sense. While "The Father" was one of my top films of the year, "The Son" is tied for my lowest-rated film of 2022 at this point. So, what happened? How does the same writer, director adapting his own source material twice in a row culminate in two pieces of work at opposite ends of the quality spectrum? Unlike a lot of critics, I don’t enjoy being overly negative. I prefer to sing the praises of films I love rather than tear down the ones I don’t, but this is too interesting of a case study to ignore. Rather than just breaking down why "The Son" is a bit of a failure, I’m going to also take this opportunity to explore why "The Father" works so well at the same time. And given that The Son is still relatively new, I’ll avoid spoilers, even though the ending is one of the biggest issues with it. I won’t spoil the father either, so if you haven’t seen one or both, don’t worry.
"The Father" is a chamber drama about an elderly man’s battle with dementia and his struggle to maintain control and order in his life. "The Son" is about man’s struggle to parent a teenager with adolescent depression. Both films are heavy dramas that tackle mental-health subject matter and make for appropriate companion pieces to one another, except Zeller’s writing and directing are at such drastically different calibers for each film.
Notice how I said "The Father" is about a character experiencing a mental health struggle, while "The Son" ISN’T. Contrary to what you might assume or might have been led to believe, "The Son" is not a film about a teenager’s battle with depression, it’s about that teenager’s father dealing with his son’s depression. This distinction could sound minor, but that perspective shift makes a world of difference.
"The Father" is thoroughly grounded in the point-of-view of its main character. The audience is invited into his mind, and Zeller’s remarkable directorial choices replicate the sensations of dementia by disorienting the viewer alongside the character. Actors swap out to play the same role, time contracts and loops in unpredictable ways, and creative editing choices keep the character and the audience off-balance for almost the entire duration. All of these directorial flourishes are flashy and impressive, sure, but they’re also substantive and create such a strong sense of perspective for the deeply personal drama to unfold.
Of course, "The Son" can’t employ the same bag of tricks, but it also makes no attempt to visualize or simulate the burden of depression in the way Zeller tackled dementia. There is no attempt to place the audience in the son’s point of view nor are viewers even invited to understand or empathize with his struggle. This troubled teen is the center of the film’s drama but he isn’t the main character, with the film instead being told from his father’s point of view. To put it simply, "The Father" creates a compelling, distinctive, character-based experience for the viewer through its creative choices, whereas The Son just doesn’t.
This stylistic change on its own could be fine as long as the father character’s perspective felt realized and compelling and as long as the depiction of depression felt real and nuanced from this external vantage point, but the film drops the ball on both counts. Many of these shortcomings stem from Zeller’s script, but the performances need to share some of the burden, unfortunately.
The 2021 Best Lead Performance Oscar race was pretty tight. I would have been happy with Riz Ahmed winning for The Sound of Metal, but Sir Anthony Hopkins winning was a totally worthy pick for "The Father." He really does deliver what I consider to be perhaps his best performance in this role, out of a career that is, of course, filled with many great performances. He taps into a vulnerability that he hasn’t been afforded the runway to express in many years, and he portrays the heartbreaking nature of dementia in a wholly believable way, alongside all of the far-ranging moods and emotions that entails. You also had great supporting performances from Olivia Colman, Olivia Williams, Imogen Poots, Mark Gatiss, and Rufus Sewell to round out the cast.
In "The Son," the adult cast consists of Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, and Vanessa Kirby, while the teenager at the heart of the drama is played by Zen McGrath in his first starring film role. I’m sorry to say that he does not come out of this thing looking good. He’s serviceable in some scenes, but whenever he has to yell or cry, which is frequently, he simply doesn’t deliver the caliber of performance necessary to carry the film. This portrayal of depression isn’t believable in the slightest, and the fault for that can be pretty evenly divided between McGrath’s performance and Zeller’s writing.
I don’t want to put too much blame on McGrath himself though. He’s young and it’s a tough role, and it’s really on Zeller to be able to know that his star isn’t up to the challenge when casting. I also think it’s safe to place the majority of the blame on Zeller because the other performances are weak too, which is always a telltale sign that the fault lies with the director more than the cast. Vanessa Kirby does a fine job, and Anthony Hopkins again shines in his single-scene appearance, but Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern are both extremely far from their best. "The Son" makes the two of them look like much worse actors than they are. They’ve both been great in plenty of other films, but Dern and especially Jackman seem lost and out of their depth in these roles.
I was surprised to learn that this was an important role to Jackman and that he even went out of his way to pursue the film and send Zeller a letter asking for the part, which isn’t something he is in a habit of doing. They are not aided by the fact that the bulk of the dialogue in "The Son" sounds completely stilted and unnatural. It’s the kind of dialogue that might work perfectly well on the stage and/or in French, Zeller’s native language, but in the context of a feature film, it just sounds phony.
Jackman’s other pitfall is his accent. He’s Australian, of course, but has given plenty of convincing American accents in movies in the past. "The Son" is not one of those times. His accent is a mess; it's all over the place. He sounds relatively on target throughout the early stages of the film, but once the drama knob cranks up and he has to get emotional, he loses the accent entirely. He doesn’t slip into Australian but his American accent becomes cartoonish and any commitment to a specific regional accent goes out the window. His fluctuating accent honestly made me laugh a couple of times in the back half of the film.
Zen McGrath is also Australian, and I’ll say I actually think he did a much better job with the accent than Jackman, but it surely didn’t help that he was having to act in a phony accent while already struggling to meet the dramatic demands of the role. But forget about McGrath for a minute; even with the best actor in the world in this part, it would be tough for anyone to make the character believable as he's written. This is such a surface-level, uninformed portrayal of depression. It’s hard to escape the sensation that Zeller lacks the perspective necessary to tell this story in an authentic manner. Given that he says the film was influenced by his experiences parenting a teenager with depression, it makes sense that he would frame the story from the father’s point of view, but neither character feels dimensional or even believable in their actions. Jackman’s character is frustratingly out-of-touch in a way that doesn’t feel based in character as much as it feels emotionally untrue.
It isn’t just the character that feels out of touch but the film itself as well. If you read interviews with Zeller, you will find that time after time he has said that his goal with the film is to raise awareness about depression and mental health struggles in general. That’s all well and good, but it would mean a whole lot more if the film had anything worthwhile to say about its subject matter. The film is content with simply acknowledging that depression exists and is a serious matter. And it’s like, yeah, we all know that, the movie came out in 2022, you’re a little late with that message. Maybe 20 years ago that would have been a worthwhile message to put out there, but you’re a little behind the times. Even the stage-play version of The Son was performed for the first time in 2019, which is still long after depression has been tackled in far more effective ways by dozens of other films. It isn’t enough to just go, "Boy, depression sure is tough, isn’t it?" Especially when your portrayal of depression is so cartoonishly shallow and inauthentic.
This facile depiction of the themes wasn’t an issue in "The Father." Zeller’s presentation of dementia felt remarkably authentic, empathetic, intimate, and lived-in. It felt real, whereas nothing in "The Son" feels real in the slightest. What we’re left with is a film that feels artificial at every turn while insisting that it’s so heavy and emotional and true. It’s melodramatic and emotionally manipulative, and not even effectively so.
I could write another half-dozen paragraphs breaking down why the ending is manipulative B.S., further muddies the themes, and is kind of a slap in the face to anyone who has actually experienced depression, but I said I would avoid spoilers, so let’s end it there.
In closing, I recommend checking out "The Father." Instead of watching "The Son," if you want a film that tackles depression and executes every conceivable element of the filmmaking process infinitely better, I recommend the South Korean film "Peppermint Candy."
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2023.06.01 18:39 PurpleSolitudes Best VR Headset in USA Available on Amazon
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Virtual Reality (VR) has become increasingly popular over the past few years, and for good reason. VR technology allows users to immerse themselves in virtual environments and experiences in a way that was previously impossible. One of the key components of any VR system is the headset. In this context, having the best VR headset available makes a world of difference. Here are some of the main reasons why having the best VR headset matters:
- Immersive Experience: A high-quality VR headset provides an immersive experience that can transport you to another world. Whether you are exploring a new city or fighting off aliens in space, the level of immersion that a great VR headset can provide is unparalleled.
- High-Quality Graphics: The best VR headsets on the market today offer high-resolution displays that provide crisp, clear visuals. This is essential for creating a truly immersive experience, as lower quality graphics can detract from the overall experience.
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Meta Quest 2 is a next-generation all-in-one virtual reality headset that has taken the VR world by storm. Meta, formerly known as Facebook Reality Labs, has made some significant improvements to its already impressive Oculus Quest 2 headset, which makes the Meta Quest 2 stand out from its predecessor. In this review, we’ll dive into the features and capabilities of the Meta Quest 2 Read More
Virtual reality (VR) has come a long way in the last few years, with companies like Oculus pushing the boundaries of what we thought was possible. The Oculus Quest All-in-one VR Gaming Headset is no exception. This headset provides an immersive and interactive gaming experience that truly transports you to another world. In this review, we will be discussing Read More
VR is no longer a futuristic concept, but a reality that has revolutionized the gaming industry. Oculus Rift S PC-Powered VR Gaming Headset is one of the leading virtual reality headsets in the market, designed to immerse gamers into a digital world of their choice. Released by Facebook-owned Oculus in 2019, Oculus Rift S has quickly become a favorite among gamers who want an affordable, high-quality VR experience. In this review, we will take an in-depth look at the features and performance of the Oculus Rift S headset. Read More
Oculus Go standalone VR headset has been around for a while now, and it's still one of the most popular choices for those looking to experience virtual reality without the need for a high-end PC or console. The device promises to deliver an immersive, comfortable, and affordable VR experience that is accessible to everyone. Read More
Sony PlayStation VR is one of the most popular virtual reality headsets on the market. It offers an immersive and exciting gaming experience that transports players into their favorite games like never before. In this review, we'll take a closer look at the specs, design and comfort, controllers, battery life, software, and games offered by the Sony PlayStation VR. Read More
2023.06.01 18:39 PshThatGuy Buster Cannon!
2023.06.01 18:39 Slight_Extent_9799 [Hiring] (Chicago, Portland, Richmond, Boston, Albuquerque) Independent Installer
Independent Contractor wanted: We are a nationwide, residential garage storage rack company and we are seeking a part-time installer for 2-5 days per week. The work includes installation of overhead garage storage racks and wall shelves for our customers in the cities listed and surrounding suburbs. This position is for part to full time independent, installation work. You must have your own tools to accomplish the job. (Independent contract work paid under 1099)
Minimum Tools Required to Apply: - Reliable Truck or Van - ladder (must be able to install in at least 12ft ceilings) - Usual Standard tools: Hammer, Screw driver, Flathead, etc... - Cordless drill and driver - Stud Sensor or magnet - Smart phone internet connected, tablet or laptop (Iphone or Android to run Company Field Software) - General liability insurance policy - If you don't have any of these things, I'd be happy to offer guidence.
Skills Required to Apply: - Have your own mobile internet access for our calendar and payment software - Forklift experience is a plus but not required. - Customer interaction experience. Able to work with and satisfy customer needs and communicate with the corporate office. - Some level of mechanical ability. -Portland Requires a contractors license.
The current payouts are by area, based on our market prices: Chicago: $80 per rack Portland: $75 per rack Other Markets:$60 per rack
Most of our installers take 2 hours to install a rack the first time, however our experienced installers can all do 2 racks in an hour. We are looking for long term hires, and can offer free training and tips if you find you're not learning fast enough.
^ that is our standard job posting, I thought I would add extra here: This is our first time posting to Reddit, so if anyone has tips on how we should better recruit please let me know. This is a legit job with a lot of earning potential. Many of our installers break $100,000 within 2 years of working for us. Note that you're independent so you need to cover your own tools, gas, and insurance. I mention this for full transparency. This is not a sales position, we have customers that need installations, and you just go out and do them.
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2023.06.01 18:39 CatfromLongIsland My Prayer Plant Today vs. August 2021
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The prayer plant was originally part of a dish garden sent to me on my birthday maybe four years ago. I had to transplant the dish garden to a larger planter in August 2021. In October 2022 I adopted my cat Sammy and needed to make the house more “cat safe”. So the plants were split up. The dieffenbachia and arrowhead plants went onto the wall unit (both gone now 😕), I got rid of the tiny pothos and the tall plants whose name I never knew. The prayer plant was left in the planter on the kitchen table. The table has basically become a plant stand. I am really happy with how the prayer plant looks today. And hidden among its leaves you will still find the winking ceramic frog. I adopted him from a friend’s flower pot after she passed away. submitted by CatfromLongIsland to houseplants [link] [comments]
2023.06.01 18:38 AsteriskRX Weekly Recap - 6/1/23
Happy June, everyone. I'm a few hours early this week, but it's time for the weekly recap!
Reddit incident reported: New comments are not showing
There was an incident where new comments were not showing up on posts a few days ago. That was resolved within a few hours, but as always, if you notice a bug like this, please send a report over to our helpdesk
so that we can look into it.
Did Reddit make it so all videos are automatically unmuted?
This is a bug that we're looking into currently. I don't have any timeline I can share, but we hope to have this fixed as soon as we can.
How to turn off recommended subreddits?
These are what are known as home feed recommendations
. If you’d like to turn off home feed recommendations on web, visit your feed settings
and turn off the toggle next to Enable home feed recommendations: Allow us to introduce recommended posts in your home feed.
If you're on iOS or Android, go to your account settings and scroll down to Personalized Recommendations. From there, you'll see the option to turn off the toggle to Enable home feed recommendations.
And of course, our top contributors for the week:
Thank you all!
I promised you all a surprise a few weeks ago. It's now ready! Every month, in addition to the helper tier trophies that are given out, there are three extra trophies for the folks that are top contributors to help
, much like how I recognize them every week in this recap post.
So what are the criteria for a trophy such as this? I won't give out numbers or anything, but the key to getting this trophy is to give out quality answers week after week for a whole month. These trophies will be going out later today, so keep an eye out. If you read these posts weekly, you may have an idea as to who is getting them this month already. That's all for this week!
As usual, if you think I missed a post or comment that you think deserves to be highlighted, feel free to drop it in the comments!
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2023.06.01 18:38 Sensitive_Slide_7423 New here
Just found this sub. Never thought to look for this before. I'm a 50yoM, widowed for about 5 years now after a long, happy marriage. I've been on some dates and have found it difficult to connect with other women in a meaningful way. Is it because we are both more guarded? Is it because I'm comparing them to my wife? I haven't been in an all-fired hurry to date, but have been feeling a bit lonely lately and can't seem to feel a spark with anyone. Actually, that's not true, I have felt a spark recently, but it's a gigantic age gap, so that's another issue to figure out.
I'm in sales, own my own business, can talk to and establish rapport with anyone, but finding this difficult.
Anyone else have challenges "connecting" with someone for a relationship at this age? Is it age related? I'm at a loss.
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2023.06.01 18:38 wizardofmarkets NBD!
2023.06.01 18:38 8ozzz [Online] [WoD] [Saturday 4PM EST] Veteran GM looking for players in upcoming long term Vampire the Masquerade campaign set in Las Vegas, newbies welcome!
"The Kindred of Vegas even more so than other cities have lost themselves to the bickering politics that has become the war between the Camarilla and Anarchs. The fancy towers and immense wealth only fuels ego and hatred, a city ripe for opportunity if you ask me" - Mr Malson.
Hello! I am looking for three people to join our existing group for a new campaign that will be played every week for hopefully some time to come. We will be using roll20 and as the title states even if you have no experience with the system or the setting of world of darkness that is perfectly fine.
A little background on me, I've been hosting consistently for about 6 years now and have a more open ended sandbox GM'ing style that really focuses on the characters and the way they see the world around them, so don't expect a lot of railroading as you will form the plot by your actions.
If you are interested in joining our little community send me a chat here on reddit with a short description of yourself, your experience with tabletop games, and what your favorite aspect of TTRPG's are.
Have a great day regardless and thanks for reading!
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2023.06.01 18:38 wherkin recommendations on getting a GIS cert vs. self learning
I am an older IT person that has burned out in the web development/help desk/technical support roles I've had over the last 20 years. I was recently laid off from a Wordpress-related job and I really feel it's time for a new direction. I think GIS might be a great option for me.
I have always loved geography and maps. I drew maps to real and imaginary worlds as a child and easily passed my geography 101 course. I love playing with my GPS device, hiking, clicking around Google maps, gazing at newly-published surface maps of Mars, the Moon and other celestial bodies and -- perhaps my favorite -- dreaming of the topographical features and trails on National Park maps.
I'm starting to research GIS, certifications, paid programs and free options for starting this new career and hoped this community could provide some direction and suggestions about an older person getting into the industry. I'm married with a family and not able to go back to college for a Bachelors or Graduate Degree in GIS) Does a certification from someplace like University of Alaska Fairbanks (three months "essentials" program for less than $700) get me in the door for job interviews, or is it more about degrees? Or are they desperate and self-learning is fine. Or is the industry already saturated and I need 10 years experience for an entry-level position.
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated. And I apologize if this post breaks community rules. Thanks.
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2023.06.01 18:38 Internal-Antelope-74 petty vent
hello, I'm new to reddit so I'm not sure how this thing work. (beware that English is not my first language so my words might get weird)
I'm a teenager who doesn't know how to organise my feelings right now. Maybe because it's the middle of the night, it seems that I've got too emotional.
a little bit backstory, my parents were divorced when I'm still under 10 years old (I don't want to be specific for privacy reason). At first my parents got equal custody of me but it changes after a year or two when my mom have to move 2 hours away. My father become my main guardian after that. My childhood wasn't that pretty as they're fighting most of the time even after the divorce. My father was also quite busy with working as much as I can remember. how busy you may ask? well, he wake me up to school everyday but I'll get home with someone else and won't get to see him until the next morning. we used to have a maid around so it's not like I'm really alone.
there's more to that but it's not related to the story. my father got remarried soon and my stepmom has a daughter from her previous marriage who is quite younger than I am.
now let's skip a few years to where I am right now. I'm going to graduate soon and recently I have heard my stepmother and stepsister talk about something. it's about my stepsister complaining to my mother on how she doesn't have her own room in this house. I get it if she need some privacy since we're sharing a room but I have other sibling that study far from home so it's not like we don't have any place in this house to have a privacy. my stepmother told her that she'll have my room after I have graduated (some info: in my country most people don't move out until we have gotten married). to be honest it breaks my heart a little bit, because I don't want to share my room with her to begin with, but my dad and stepmother promised me that she'll just stay in my room only to sleep.
I know this is just a small thing to get upset with, but I think I have pent up too much emotion over those small things. another examples, I have told my stepmother I want to go to a trip because I haven't went to one for years(I have been dreaming for this trip for 5 years), but I can't since it's too expensive to add another person. who is that person that can go to that trip? my stepsister. with whose money? my father's. I will be lying if it doesn't upset me. there's also a time where my stepmother is upset with me because I spent some money to buy my best friend a present for her birthday (we exchange gifts every year) and didn't buy any for my stepsister that year(it's not like she have bought be any). she told me family should always come first. to be fair, my best friend is more like a family to me. I told her all of my problems and I have known her years before I have known them. there's a lot more to add up to those little things but I want to sleep. I just want to vent, that's all.
to simplify, Im feeling bad with the hatred I'm having right now but I still need to let it out. not to them but at least somewhere.
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2023.06.01 18:38 llamanatee Happy Birthday to Kokona, instructor at the Plum Blossom Garden, Shun's little sister and overall a very cute Chinchilla! (Tibaridooor)
2023.06.01 18:38 allyroo Is it possible to give yourself a raise?
Just curious if this would be unusual/bad form. I started working with a freelance client at the beginning of the year, things are going well and work with them has been pretty consistent. Since I started, I've had other kinds of work assigned to me in addition to graphic design (video editing, copywriting) and they seem to be pretty happy with what I'm producing. I'm wondering if, at the start of next year, it would be weird to "give myself a raise" by upping my hourly rate, maybe by $10-$15 an hour or so. I would obviously inform the company before starting to invoice for a different amount. I don't want to "scare them away" but I also want to be able to earn more money and adjust for cost of living/inflation as a salaried employee would. Would this be considered weird?
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2023.06.01 18:38 Whoddun1t Game of the Year 2017 - Bracket Round 2 of 2
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2023.06.01 18:38 BD-8 I’m (35M) having difficulty navigating open marriage
I (35M) married my best friend (34F) nearly ten years ago and she has had medical issues since Covid making our sex life nonexistent. Now that I have degenerative mobility issues we negotiated our needs/goals and worked out an arrangement: a privately open marriage with a lot of safety & privacy considerations because she fears our families and local friends wouldn’t understand.
For the women I meet on Reddit it’s not a problem that I want to film, the dealbreaker is that I’m married. The conversations tend to go like this …
Me: I’m looking for a content partner for personal/private viewing. If you’d like to talk about it I’d love to hear from you.
Them: I’m interested
Me: Beautiful! Are you around town the next few days? Would love to meet for lunch/coffee
Them: Are you married?
Me: Yes, I married my best friend nearly ten years ago and she has had medical issues since Covid making our sex life nonexistent. She wants me to enjoy what’s left of my life, safely, so we have an arrangement. If that’s a dealbreaker for you I understand. We can get into the details in person if we met to feel things out.
Them: [left chat]
Should I be upfront in my posts/chats that I’m married?
Open to any feedback! I’m in ABQ, NM (Albuquerque, New Mexico) if that makes any difference. Thanks in advance
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2023.06.01 18:38 Whoddun1t Game of the Year 2017 - Bracket Round 2 of 2 (Anybody and Everybody is welcome!)
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2023.06.01 18:37 alorasensei Feelings like giving up-
27F I've been giving government exams from past 4 years, clear few pre but couldn't qualify mains. I've done my graduation in arts so i don't have private job options either. My father's used to run a small business which also failed during covid. Now my family is pressing me for marriage, but i don't know what to do. I wanna make my career, stand on my own feet, but day by day I'm losing hope. I can't afford another year preparation as my financial situation is not good. My father is always in dilemma how he's going to afford my marriage. I feel like I'm just a burden on them. I can't my parents happy, can't make them proud. What's the point of this life?
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