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October 22

Help me dress powerfully and elegantly. I look quite young.

I am in my mid-thirties, but people often think I'm about 22. I could probably pass for 17 in the right outfit. Young face. On top of that, I am slightly built and female. Not short, but delicate. People call me honey and baby and ask me where I go to college. I want to look like a badass who can win venture capital funding. I want to look as powerful and effective as I really am. [more inside]
posted by Pablito at 9:41 PM - 3 answers

Is my client an inadvertent spammer?

Can an employer give out an employee's personal email address to a benefit provider? [more inside]
posted by madamjujujive at 3:23 PM - 4 answers

Job-hunting for the first time in a while. Upgrade my employment, how?

Despite my people skills and ample experience with booze, I had to leave the food and beverage industry. I'm going to school part-time for civil engineering this spring. What positions and roles should I be looking at, especially if I want to increase my payrate? How can I best define and "sell" my skills on my resume and in person? How do I find places that will have a position for me? [more inside]
posted by TreeDodger at 10:20 AM - 4 answers

Help me decide whether to inherit an online store?

I have an opportunity to take over an established online baby/kid's product store with a very nice website. For free. [more inside]
posted by kitcat at 9:45 AM - 21 answers

Productivity coaching via phone?

I've hit a slump. I am in a very high performing profession in an executive role, but my productivity has plummeted. I'm looking to find a phone coaching resource to keep me on my game. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 2:42 AM - 6 answers

October 21

Full-blown panic mode

Lost job. Without a net. I am SO screwed... [more inside]
posted by Soap D. Spencer at 10:56 PM - 30 answers

Data Base Administrators: Please lend a hand to a new assistant DBA

Quick question about using MS ACCESS. Can you direct me to an online tutorial that quickly illustrates how to create or edit/manipulate and an existing report from excel data? I do have an existing report that can probably be modified, but I've never used access before. [more inside]
posted by snsranch at 7:03 PM - 4 answers

Job Search Blues

I've been looking for a "real job" (as they say) in my field since May and, honestly, I've had no luck so far. I've had a handful of interviews, but nothing beyond that. Now that it's October and just over five months since I've finished my program I am feeling supremely depressed about this job search. [more inside]
posted by modesty.blaise at 12:55 PM - 11 answers

Who leases a car for 15 years?

Back in June I bought a "special interest" car, MY '85. The story from the seller was that it was originally his neighbor's car since new, and when the neighbor passed away, the car was sold to his brother, then to him. Autocheck and Carfax, though, report the car as a leased vehicle as late as 1999. Who leases a car for 15 years? Or, once a lease, it always gets reported as a lease? Original titling state is Ohio. [more inside]
posted by hwyengr at 10:28 AM - 8 answers

Making an offer on a fixer-upper co-op apartment (NYC filter)

My husband and I are considering bidding on a fixer-upper co-op apartment in New York City, and are uncertain about how much to bid. More inside! [more inside]
posted by merejane at 9:10 AM - 5 answers

Are job fairs worth my time?

Should I attend my graduate school's job fair? [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals at 7:42 AM - 14 answers

Surviving the editorial process

If you are a writer (nonfiction or fiction), a designer, or a programmer, how do you survive the editorial process with your self-esteem intact? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar at 6:21 AM - 13 answers

October 20

Does a consultant need insurance?

A friend has been offered a good position by a company that contracts with large corporations for technical and business services. He’ll work as a consultant and be paid on a 1099. The employment agreement includes a clause in which he certifies that he carries “adequate insurance, including workers compensation, general liability, and errors-and-omissions insurance.” What do these mean in this context? What’s “adequate” for an individual consultant?
posted by LonnieK at 4:42 PM - 11 answers

Naming a business (design studio)

Since the team is growing and business is going well, I'm more and more inclined towards founding a design studio (print, video, interactive). Having come up with names for a potential business many years ago, they seem silly and immature now. I don't want to choose a name and regret it down the line. [more inside]
posted by omar.a at 1:52 PM - 4 answers

Help Me Helpdesk Redux

Last week I AskMe'd, thinking software was our problem with becoming a productive tech-support company. Apparently most all of the software acts the same, so the problem seems to be in the management side: how does the physical process of using help-ticket software, and helping people, from the IT Helpdesk end work, and what resources can help teach us to do it right? [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown at 12:32 PM - 10 answers

Feel Like A Number

My firm needs a coding/numbering system for proposals, estimates, and invoicing to be used for bookkeeping and accounting. Ideally, this system will reference clients and projects, so proposals can be tracked to invoices, and vice-versa. Please recommend your favorite/best practices for coding and numbering systems for proposals, estimates, and invoicing!
posted by mattdidthat at 11:34 AM - 9 answers

How do you measure a software engineer's productivity?

I’ve been told that my productivity at work needs to improve, and that I should think up three ways in which my manager can measure my productivity and its improvement. Difficulty level: software engineer. Wall of snowflakes inside (longer than expected, sorry folks!) [more inside]
posted by six sided sock at 10:54 AM - 31 answers

Productivity Ninjafilter: how do you keep track of articles to read?

How do you handle and keep track of articles to read later? [more inside]
posted by zooropa at 10:51 AM - 9 answers

October 19

How to recommend SRI fund to company 401k provider?

I know about nothing about investments, but would like my 401k to be with a socially responsible investment (SRI) fund. I have an opportunity to recommend one or more funds to the 401k provider for the company I work at. I'm wondering about the best way to do it. [more inside]
posted by ErikH2000 at 6:18 PM - 6 answers

Keypad deadbolt for small business exterior door?

I need a keypad deadbolt for a nonprofit's exterior door. [more inside]
posted by fieldtrip at 5:07 PM - 4 answers

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