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Nice but not crazy-pricey NYC restaurants for 12 - 15 people?

I'm helping my friend's Maid of Honor plan the bachelorette party. Due to a miscommunication, I thought we would be a party of 6 for dinner. Nope. It's between 12 - 15 people. I need to rethink. [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Jul 3, 2014 - 8 answers

How to change a small office culture?

I work in an office of about 25 people, which is run by just one big boss & the hours are atrocious. I'm not the only one who thinks so, but at least 2 people have been fired in the past for daring to complain directly. How can we, the employees, either start a productive conversation with our boss about this, or somehow generate grassroots change? [more inside]
posted by annie o on Mar 7, 2013 - 22 answers

Why does my potato chips not have one less chip in it?

Whenever I eat potato chips, I wonder how the exact number of chips (or actaully, weight) was arrived upon. After all, if they put ONE less chip in my bag of chips, I probably wouldn't notice or care, but it would save them hundreds of thousands of dollars (...probably). So my question is - how do product manufacturers decide on the precise sweet spot that gets them the highest revenue without customers dropping off? Why 35 grams and not 34?
posted by cdenman on Jan 10, 2013 - 18 answers

How do I thank multiple interviewers for a single position?

I want to send a post-interview thank you email but I am a little unclear as to the best way of going about it. I had five 30 minute sessions with one to two employees each; the last session was with the head of the group I'd be working for. Should I send one email to all employees, an email to each session group, an email to only the senior interviewers (3 people), or some other iteration?
posted by Groovytimes on May 14, 2012 - 13 answers

So, what gives? I thought nursing was a growth field

I'd always thought I'd be a nurse, and I finished all but the final pre-req before I veered off to work in insurance for a while. My question is, is there really a nursing bubble going on right now, and how is it affecting new grads and more experienced nurses? If there's no bubble, what are some of the reasons my more experienced RN friends are having problems finding work? Thank you
posted by Issithe on Feb 21, 2012 - 13 answers

Curry leaves everywhere!

What can I do with a bag of fresh curry leaves? [more inside]
posted by torisaur on May 14, 2011 - 14 answers

Where can I find another universe?

Physics: In the many-worlds interpretation, "there is a very large -- perhaps infinite -- number of universes." Where are they located? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Mar 7, 2011 - 16 answers

Ways to Brisket?

This Friday, I am making a late Thanksgiving on Brisket! Brisket two ways in fact. One will be my famous brisket marinated in Coca Cola and BBQ rub by way of Polish cane sugar coke with roasted garlic and beef gravy. The other brisket I am sort of freaking out about. Does anyone have any ideas?
posted by parmanparman on Nov 22, 2010 - 12 answers

How many cameramen at an NHL game?

I love to watch hockey at home, and I've always wondered - how many videocameras do they have running at your average NHL hockey game? How many are manned? Are some automatic? Do they have one guy just manning the net camera? Would they need 2 - one for each goalie? It seems they have a lot of cameramen - some to follow the play, others to follow any fights. I would love some answers from someone who is in a position to know. Thanks!
posted by Sully on Apr 2, 2010 - 3 answers

Smallest Number of Words To Be Deemed A Dictionary?

LogosFilter: Could a blog entry that contains two words and their definitions be consistent with the definition of a dictionary? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Apr 23, 2008 - 8 answers

What do you call your meals?

For those who have 4, 5, 6 or more meals a day, what do you call your meals? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Jan 8, 2008 - 29 answers

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