I've applied to two jobs this week (the only two) for very different companies, and in both cases, when I applied on the company website, all that was requested of me was my contact information and a copy of my resume--no cover letter. [more inside] posted by elizeh at 6:50 AM - 8 answers
After watching our house not sell for 3 months (with one offer that would require us to bring 40k to the table!), we think it might be time for more creative solutions.
Tell me about Strategic Defaults in Minnesota. [more inside] posted by anonymous at 5:41 AM - 4 answers
I need to calculate the interest to be paid on a loan of $300,000 with a term of 4 years where the effective interest rate is 10%, payable monthly in arrears. How do I do this? [more inside] posted by herschellie at 7:02 PM - 9 answers
I'm something of a Swiss Army Knife of a human being, so there are many things I can do and that I find interesting. I am an artist and don't particularly care what I do to earn a living, as long as I can finance my artwork. That said, it can take me A LONG LONG TIME to finish a single job application. [more inside] posted by oogenesis at 3:59 PM - 6 answers
My fiance and I live in NJ and work at a major pharmaceutical company as scientists making decent money. What cities/towns within a 5 hr drive of north Jersey have cheap real estate where it's realistic to buy a house for < $250k yet still have major pharma/chemical/related employers? [more inside] posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. at 3:38 PM - 4 answers
We want to learn all we can about making a customer's experience good (and probably profitable for us) while they are in a store.
Is there a field of study for this? Are there iconic books? Favorite bloggers? Oft-cited research papers? [more inside] posted by jander03 at 1:55 PM - 4 answers
I need to find out my updated credit scores. I've already used up my once a year free inquiry back in April. I've used sites like credit.com and creditkarma but their scores are "modeled" scores and not the real thing. Where can I get accurate reporting on score numbers from the Big 3 bureaus? [more inside] posted by caveatz at 1:44 PM - 7 answers
I have been an aerospace engineer at a major aerospace company for 15 years, and I'm ready to try something different. I would really like to do something that involves diagnosing problems or solving puzzles. I love crosswords, cryptograms, logic puzzles, jigsaw puzzles. I hate team management/herding cats/politics. [more inside] posted by anonymous at 6:27 AM - 5 answers
I have a bachelor's degree in a non engineering field but I want to get into engineering and have work experience in a engineering related field, any suggestions on how to best do this? Snowflakes inside. [more inside] posted by KernalM at 6:24 AM - 4 answers
My office has an opening for a supervisor. They've decided that since things move slowly in our organization (government), before selecting someone permanent for the job, it will be opened up to the office and anyone interested can serve in the position for four weeks to "get full sense of the responsibilities." I'm interested in the job for a few reasons but concerned about the pitfalls of being a supervisor for merely four weeks. [more inside] posted by anonymous at 9:36 PM - 8 answers
I need a new job but I'm not sure where to even start looking. I don't feel like I'm qualified to do much of anything but what I'm doing now but I am BURNT OUT! So what's a 20 something with a sorta-liberal arts degree who hasn't done much but hang out with kids all day supposed to do? [more inside] posted by missriss89 at 9:11 PM - 11 answers
I'm trying to compare the compounded losses due to inflation to non-compounded profits. E.g. if inflation makes me lose 3% of an investment each year, what % would I need to profit each year in order to exactly keep up? This is tricky because the profit is not compounded the way inflation is. I'm not looking for an answer to this specific question, but rather, looking for a tool or method to do this kind of math. [more inside] posted by brenton at 11:20 AM - 12 answers
So I tore my ACL and would like to have it reconstructed. I have been offered a job that starts late September that would offer superior health insurance. I would ideally like to be on that insurance when I get the surgery, how do I make that happen? [more inside] posted by sibboleth at 10:47 AM - 5 answers