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I'm developing an application that tracks equipment, inspection records, vehicles, employee certifications, etc., and I thought I'd implement some basic productivity features. I'd appreciate any insight into what specific metrics would be desirable for tracking open projects, closed projects, projected revenue, etc. [more inside]
This week I started a new — and much better — job at a new company. As I am meeting a lot of new people, including the CEO, Ops. Manager, etc., I have thought about reactivating my LinkedIn account. But there is a problem… [more inside]
I've been an employee for 7 years. At work I'm one of the most experienced developers and the top contributor in various projects. However, for various reasons, I'm ready to move on. [more inside]
I was put in a PM role on a large project last year and it didn’t go particularly well - six months after coming off the project I’m still ruminating on what happened and need help finding the way out. More explanation inside.. [more inside]
Awkward situation that needs to be addressed in a cover letter. How best to phrase this? [more inside]
Have you ever left a normal job for sex work? Has the pandemic tipped you into cam girl work? Have you started an Only Fans while you still have your resume on Linkedin? Tell me your stories of straddling the regular work-world and that of sex-work. Do you have any regrets? Tips?
I lead a team whose success requires energetically loading and unloading 50 lb items from delivery vehicles. Because of my personal history, I have great anxiety around telling people they need to move their bodies faster. But, employee physical effort is a key issue preventing us from reaching our goals. Please offer me perspective on this. [more inside]
I received notice from my employer that a fraudulent unemployment claim was filed in my name. I’ve filed a fraud report with my state and frozen my credit with all three credit agencies. What else should I do to mitigate the damage from the possible identity theft?
I've been granted stock options by my employer, a private tech company. I understand the basics, but not the details. [more inside]
I just landed my dream job as a school librarian at a private, all-girls school. What are the tools that I need, magazines to subscribe to, list serves, books, any other resources to help make me an amazing librarian!?
Dogecoin being in the news made me check my old laptop, and it looks like I have about 3900 Dogecoin in a wallet. I would like to turn this into actual money. [more inside]
If you are involved with managing your parents' finances in some way, how do you... deal with it? Specific reasons why I am not dealing inside. [more inside]
Okay maybe it's not crapola. I and another person at this law firm have been tasked with hosting an all-hands meeting. I'm a librarian here; our little department has recently been enveloped into a new group with such as recruiting, applications training, etc. My presenting partner has little interest, but the task is ours, so I want to find two 20-minute exercises. [more inside]
I'd like to invest some non-qualified money at Vanguard and can't figure out how to open that separately. It shouldn't be this difficult.
My wife and I are probably headed for a divorce. I know the first thing to do is to talk to a lawyer, but like, there's a lot of other stuff, and I just don't know how it would work. Stuff like moving out, money, etc. [more inside]
I'm trying to find out the tax implications of a receiving a very large cash gift from my Canadian parents while I reside in the US. My understanding is that it is essentially tax free on my end because my parents are non-resident and the money has no US connection but that over $100K it has to be reported to the IRS by me when I file taxes but I am not entirely confident in my ability to read the 'IRSease' dialect. Is this correct? [more inside]
I am an accountant at a small real estate development firm, and am planning to relocate this summer. I want to pitch my boss on continuing to use me for contract work. We have talked about it a few times and she is pretty enthusiastic, but has not made a commitment. This will be my first pitch and my first client -- very literally, what should my pitch look like? [more inside]
Excel project at work involving thousands of employees. Help needed! [more inside]
I have been encouraging a Gen Z friend to save for retirement. She is employed (as a contractor) and is doing all right but doesn’t have a lot of extra money. She knows this is useful and important, but isn’t particularly interested in it. We are both in the US. [more inside]
I'm an adult returning to college. I have a part-time job that I intend to keep working while in school. Can I withdraw money from a 529 college savings plan to pay for living expenses even though I have income? US-centric question. [more inside]