Help me decide what to do for my 40th birthday! I am turning 40 in mid-August and would like (love!) to do something a bit special and experiential rather than receive something material. I’m also in a massive rut and would love to do something new and different that I haven’t thought of. I crave new experiences and ideas and these have been in short supply due to various personal and medical pressures over the last 12 months. I’ve had a few thoughts, but none of them have really made me think YES that’s EXACTLY what I want to do. AskMe, can you offer some inspiration, either around my existing ideas, or something completely fresh I haven’t considered? [more inside]
posted by t0astie
on May 9, 2013 -
Future healthcare-administration graduate: Should I try to get administrative experience while I'm in school or stick with patient-care jobs for now? [more inside]
posted by Autumn
on Oct 19, 2012 -
Lots of life experience/education, not so much work experience. Help me get ready to get a job. [more inside]
posted by tokaidanshi
on Jul 5, 2012 -
How do I bow gracefully out of this volunteer project with a professor that just isn't working out? And should I even? [more inside]
posted by Conspire
on Apr 2, 2012 -
Please help me build a solid foundation in understanding User Experience. I am in technology and this skill will super help me. [more inside]
posted by gadget_gal
on Mar 15, 2012 -
Need to do a simple analysis around pay and experience fairness.
Two project managers managing exactly same kind of projects and have similar performance levels:
PM 1 -> Pay $130,000 ; Experience 15 years;
PM2-> Pay $80,000 ; Experience 3 years;
I want a mathematical way of analyzing if the person getting paid $80,000 is being under payed.
Now I know there are industry standards and charts available. I want to do something that may not be perfect but gives a sense.
How much weight should be given to experience and can this be factored in mathematically?
Please dont get hung up on accuracy. I want a logical analysis method that does not need to be entirely accurate.
Also, where can I find industry charts comparing pay and experience
posted by r2d2
on Mar 3, 2012 -
What experience-intensive but local (NYC) gift can I get the Best Spouse Ever? I’d love suggestions for activity-focused things that can be acquired/done in NYC. (Note, these can be pure experiences, or they can be items that are used for some activity). [more inside]
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis
on Dec 5, 2011 -
Please help with my writing project on the kinds of memories that visit you over and over again and annoy, non-plus or disturb you. I’ve got my own examples and some of the most common (e.g., irritating songs). What involuntary memories do you have—that you wish you didn’t? [more inside]
posted by brynnwood
on Jul 25, 2010 -
Our two fifty-foot pecan trees are almost dead (90%+ of the canopy is bare).We know that we need to remove the vast majority of the trees -- the dead limbs hang over our yard, roof, and deck, and are a hazard. But there are a few green shoots coming up toward the bottom quarter of the tree, maybe ten to fifteen feet up the trunk and out of the bottom of some of the branches. [more inside]
posted by seventyfour
on Jun 7, 2010 -
I have a CISSP and 6 years experience in the IT Security field. Problem is, most of my experience is with policy, not technology. Where can I go from here? [more inside]
posted by zombieflanders
on Dec 11, 2009 -
What are the most fun, memorable, interesting, exciting, and long-lasting learning experiences you have had? [more inside]
posted by Cygnet
on Nov 20, 2009 -