People often forget that children don't have the same level of common sense and responsibility that adults do, and they get angry when a kid does something stupid. Reminding yourself that they're children will do wonders for your patience.
When the interviewer asks "have you had any recent interviews or offers?" the answer is always a polite, measured version of 'yes'.
'Well, I did just have my second round interview with (their direct competitor), but no formal offer at present. I know the holidays slow things down a bit.'
If you say you have no other offers, there is no impetus to hire you, bump you up a pay grade, treat you like a human, etc. Besides which, everyone has competition... except fucking North Korea.
I know people who cook a nice dinner, eat it, then go relax for the evening. Meanwhile, their plates are still on the table with some food. Their pots and pans are still on the stove, and it's left like this overnight for the food to harden.
That's probably extreme for most people- I'm sure most put their leftovers away and at least move their dishes to the sink. Still- if you immediately wipe the table and wash the dishes, it will be so much easier to clean than if you wait until the next day (when the food is crunchy and stuck on). Plus, you'll get to relax for the evening in a clean house and have a clean kitchen to wake up to. The exception to this is if you have a large dish that needs to soak. But does it really need to soak or are you just procrastinating?
Tldr; Dinner shouldn't be over until you've cleaned up after.
Edit: I know this tip isn't for everyone. Do what works for you. This is especially going out to those who live with others and don't rinse their dishes after they're done eating!
Careers & Work LPT: As labor becomes scarce and inflation increases, you will never find yourself in a better position to increase your earning potential. Do not accept your first offer. Now is the time to negotiate HARD, because all of your future raises could be based on what you accept now.
This was brand new information to me. I’m 39 and have never cleaned a dishwasher filter in my life. I just pulled mine out. It was so fabulously gross.
Computers LPT: Whenever you type out something that requires careful thought onto a web page or form, do a quick 'Select All'+'Copy'. Don't assume the form will submit it or keep your text if you missed a captcha or something and it refreshes the page.
I cannot tell you how many times I've tried to send a carefully worded LinkedIn message or opinion on whatever survey or box on an online college test and it took 10 minutes of focus and refinement to get it all out, ONLY for the submission to fail because I didn't see an earlier required field, and then when the page refreshes I lose all of my work. It doesn't take long to just highlight everything and 'ctrl+c' before hitting 'Submit', and you can clear your clipboard of any sensitive information afterwards. It has saved me heartache more than once, and making sure that the information in existing fields is suspended/saved during a captcha or 'null value' refresh doesn't seem to be a top priority for web devs (and perhaps rightly so).
Social LPT: Friendships and relationships are much more successful if you go in to it accepting that you are both a little broken, but in different wonderful ways. When put together, you double up on the good stuff! ❤
Food & Drink LPT If doing dishes while cooking, dry your hands thoroughly before putting on the oven mitts to pull something out of the oven. The water on your hands will turn to steam while grabbing the hot item and possibly burn yourself.
Arts & Culture LPT: Parents, choose the music you listen to around your kids carefully, these songs will form an integral part of their childhood memories, and they'll replay these tunes nostalgically later in life.
Food & Drink LPT: If you're low on funds and need to eat... A grocery store rotisserie chicken, a big head of broccoli and a box of pasta will feed you for 3 days for about 10 bucks. Free condiment packets for the chicken. Can easily spend 10 on a single small meal, or make it go further.
Careers & Work LPT Remember you're not getting a raise if your employer isn't increasing your pay beyond inflation. Some employers will give you a cost of living increase plus your annual increase others will ignore this entirely. This year inflation is at 6.2% that means you'll break even with a 6.2% raise!
Remember when you get your annual review and they tell you congratulations you're getting a 5-8% raise for all of your hard work they're actually fucking you and smiling like they're doing you a favor. Pay attention to inflation, your salary, your industry pay and your annual increases.
Not everything has to be perfect, a lot of the times doing anything is better than doing nothing. Working out for 5 minutes when you don’t have the energy for 30 is better than not doing it at all. Cleaning only some of your place is better than not cleaning it at all. Partial credit is better than a zero. It’s okay to be imperfect, any step you can take at the time is a step forward.
Thank me later !
Takes way less effort than a workout but feels as good or even better.
Banana peels contain lots of nutrients, including potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium—all of which are needed for good plant growth. Soaking the banana peels allows the nutrients to leech into the water, and once it hits the soil, the roots grab all those sweet, sweet minerals.
Electronics LPT: If you want to still be able to use "find my android" to find your (android) phone, you need to switch off the two-factor authentication that Google has turned on in all android devices in the last few days.
If you don't, and you have lost your phone- when you go onto "find my android" it will demand a code from a text sent to the phone that you don't have before you can use it. One might have though that this wouldn't be the case because it is so ridiculous- but, having found out the hard way that it is, I share this tip.
Highlight the changes you've made, no matter how small. Embrace what you've overcome, your shortcomings, and/or your perseverance. Maybe it's other people or maybe it's yourself who's unable to acknowledge how far you've come or how much you've changed, but know there has been. How?
We were children once, maybe will still are at any age, but it's easy forget the memories of the innocent child you were, what you've lost and what gained along the way. Sometimes, it may feel unbalanced and you've lost more than you've gained, but life is still in progress... still under construction. Who is to say, other than yourself, it can't be better?