I [31f] am a middle school ELA teacher. I have a friend, also [31f], who is not a teacher.
She posted on her Facebook page the following message: “Happy appreciation week to the real teachers out there: parents! Kids couldn’t do this virtual learning without us!” followed by a lot of hashtags about being mom strong and what not.
I didn’t comment on FB because I’m 31 and don’t do FB arguments. I did, however, bring it up in a conversation we were having over the phone. We were talking about her child’s virtual schooling (he’s 8) when she said how hard teaching is. She says this a lot, but I have always blown it off because I never thought she actually believed she was a teacher until this moment. That’s when I asked her if she really believed that status update she posted, and she said absolutely. She then said she should be paid for teaching her child and that any teacher virtual should not receive their full salary (before you ask, yes, I am full time in the classroom with average 27 kids each bell).
I informed her she was not a teacher. She was a parent, and she was doing what she should be doing: parenting. She told me she was because she makes sure her son does his schoolwork. I told her that’s only a fraction of the job, and I have several other things to do like grading, planning, creating activities, data gathering, assessing, parent contact, meetings, etc.
She told me I was exaggerating and I should thank her for being involved as well as other parents for doing what she does. That’s when she joked that teachers have an easy job and shouldn’t complain so much. I told her she was being very dismissive and ignorant. She told me that since I do not have kids that I don’t get how hard it is for parents to do their own jobs and mine. I just hung up on her and haven’t spoken to her for two days.
Was I the asshole here? Our friends are all siding with her but my fiancé is siding with me.
Edit: Oh my gosh, totally didn’t expect so many positive messages! Thanks for making me feel so appreciated in a time where teachers are not getting much appreciation at all. You guys are the real MVPs 💜
Edit: just wanted to say thank you for all the great advice so far. I didn’t think I would get this many reply’s. I am excited to read all of the advice to come!
Edit 2: ok so I went to bed and after refreshing my feed I can not believe how many of you have replied with such great advice!!
I worked as a server for a small brand new family-owned restaurant. The place was one step below white tablecloth and had a bar on one side with the restaurant on the other. The owners were awesome and provided industry professionals to train us on how best to treat a customer and maximize our tips. As an example of how effective this training was, on opening day I dropped an entire tray of drinks down a woman's back yet this family returned several more times and would only let me serve them. Owner brought them a parka the first time they returned.
One technique we were taught was to establish who was paying from social cues and make sure they are happy. If a couple comes in and you believe the man is paying, make the woman feel like a queen. When it's time to pay, she'll likely encourage a higher tip. Incredibly effective.
As I finish taking an order I notice a family of four being sat in my section and stop by immediately to introduce myself. My assessment is this: husband and wife (very nicely dressed), their beautiful early-20s daughter (my age), and what I gather is her boyfriend wearing a suit and tie. Dad is very clearly paying, but aspiring businessman here interrupts mom when she's ordering her drink to inform me he'll be ordering for the table. If looks could kill, the father would have taken out this young man and probably 10 people in the bar area. Oh, buddy, your night is NOT going to go the way you thought.
Every time I returned to the table I would face him, only look at and talk to him, turning my back to the father. Daughter asked for something, I don't remember what, and without ever acknowledging her, I asked him, "May she have that?" He barely stammered out a "yes". When I brought the bill, I set it right in front of him. They hung around for a while and I continued to check in and refill drinks while the bill remained untouched. I think dad was making him sweat. Eventually, dad grabs the bill and puts his card in. I brought back the receipt and thanked the young man for coming in and walked away.
I was returning from another table when they were getting up from the table and the young guy moved to the door at a speed that made lightning look slow. The other 3 were all smiles and the dad looks across the dining room and mouthed, "Thank you." I gave him a smile and a nod and continued on my way. The tip amount is a number I don't remember, but I know it was good. Really good.
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How many times have you heard it?
I wish I had bought Bitcoin when it was $1, $100, $1000, etc!
I would be RICH today! If I had bought in 2019, I'd have a MILLION DOLLARS TODAY!!!
NO....you'd be POORER today and this Dip is the proof! Look at all the FUD, in this sub, in the r/CryptoCurrency sub it's no different, nothing but FUD and despair....Bitcoin is FINISHED! Musk Killed it!
Imagine believing ONE man can literally bring down Bitcoin, imagine believing for the 1,078th time that THIS is the true DEATH of Bitcoin!
I'm still new to Bitcoin....I first bought in on December 2020 when the price was around 25,000....so I'm not an expert, I still have NOT experienced to truly BIG 50% or higher dips....but even as a newbie, I GET IT....you HODL, you DCA, you buy the Dips, you remain PATIENT, and you DO NOT Panic Sell!
I thought EVERYONE knew this....especially in the goddamn Bitcoin sub where so many people love to brag how they've been in Bitcoin for a "long time" and yet the past few days, it's NOTHING but FUD....absolutely PATHETIC!
I never want to hear people say "I wish I would've bought Bitcoin at X Price".....because these are the people that would INSTANTLY SELL the second Bitcoin had a 30% or higher correction!
A tiny rant.
I am F 45yrs old (CW 165, GW 145). He's 6ft, 300lbs. At 300lbs he has alllll the advise for how I should go about losing weight. "Eat earlier in the morning, calories are a myth, salads are stupid". Each bit of advice sounds dumber than the last. This is all coming from a man that eats pizza slices topped with french fries. I'm forced to ask obese pseudo Harper over here why his tips aren't working for him. Well that's because he's not really trying to lose weight. Oh, of course. I see.
No matter how often I plead I can't get him to shut his trap about my weight loss efforts. If you see me measuring food SHUT UP. If you see me logging calories SHUT UP. Just shut up!!
Thanks for letting me vent.
I'm a guy, and wish I had better birth control options.
Condoms and vesectomies have their own problems. Condoms aren't as reliable, and don't feel great. Vesectomies are expensive, and possibly not reversible if you decide later to have kids. Freezing sperm is around $150-$300 a year to store, $500-$2000 for the procedure, and then the artificial insemination....$11k-$12k.
I'm seriously considering the vesectomy but...seems really expensive and risky...like I don't wanna make a bad choice and never be able to have kids.
I'd maybe like to have kids! But I'm 26 rn, and I'd like to properly plan it when the time comes with someone. It's a fear of mine like having sex early in dating or relationship and having a kid.
Women have IUDs, pills, injections, implants, etc as well...whole bunch of stuff. They also have an abortion as well. I mean if the birth control fails, and I don't want a child right now. I just kind of have no say.
Why did these drug companies decide this is a female only problem, like dudes are just walking penises who just cum and run? I mean if I had an unplanned child I'd still do what I could do be a dad.
If I want any control over my reproduction it's, rely on rubber, vesectomy, or don't have sex. I want something like a pill, male IUD, something...
Usually when you talk about it people just condescendingly say "well don't have sex" ah why didn't I think of that so easy lol.
EDIT: Totally valid that female contraception can cause hormonal issues. Though I guess my thing would be I'd at least want the option to consider. I mean if anything it's the idea to not just make it a female responsibility. It wasn't meant to be like a who has a worst shit fest lol.
EDIT: Ok yes obviously STDs aren't prevented without a condom, but I'm not talking about that here as the concern. The concern is not producing a kid lol. It's annoying to complain that something doesn't exist, and some people just what aboutism it back to it's my fault for wanting more options of male birth control. Yes I use a condom, cause I obviously don't want a kid lol. It's totally beside the point.
Past your first 50-100 or so wishes, you're not really keen on getting 3-star weapons anymore. You're practically guaranteed to have at least 1, sometimes multiple of every 3-star weapon. More than likely, 5+ of each. Every new 3-star weapon that pops up isn't even worth burning as weapon EXP, given how little they provide.
In Honkai Impact, they make sure that no wish ever feels disappointing. You're given materials to boost characters with similar to talent books or EXP books.
In my opinion, once you hit 50 or 75 combined wishes across all banners, MiHoYo should flag your account as having access to a new pool of 3-star rewards.
A small amount of:
It doesn't even have to be anything useful. I would honestly take a bundle of shrimp over yet another 3-star weapon.
Do any of you want to see a change?
You're strong. I hope things get better for you.
I was listening to a podcast and they touched on ADHD and noted the tendency for us to have extremely low natural conscientiousness; if we don’t feel some level of genuine interest let alone passion toward our work or an aspect of our work or the outcome of our work... we will struggle immensely and probably produce work of a subpar quality once the novelty has worn off.
I don’t want to sound defeatist but I can honestly say this has been the case personally. I’m awful at feigning interest in things and I find it almost impossible to invest beyond the bear minimum with something I have no attachment to.
It’s for that reason I’ve decided to study psychology, despite it not being as high paying as the area I’ve got a qualification in.
Anyway I was curious what your experience has been?
Alright, this is being made.... four-ish hours after I made the post.
It went well! Her dad drove us to our street, we went into a bunch of stores together and after buying stuff for each other (a manga for her and some DND minis for me) we had ice cream and went down to the river near us. We found a place in the tall grass and cuddled for a literal two hours. Now we’re waiting for a bus to bring me back to my place.
God I wish we could have kissed but le pandemic and all. First thing we’re doing when we can. She let me smack her butt as a consolation for not kissing so that’s a plus.
EDIT: Okay fine we kissed, I just didn’t want my parents to know in case they rooted through my phone or something. Still smacked her butt too
Reddit makes a lot of jokes about the “friend zone” and while I absolutely get why a guy who has romantic feelings may need to walk away when his feelings aren’t reciprocated, I want them to know that many times losing them as a friend is just as painful to us.
And yes sometimes we know you want more before you say it, but we hope you might meet someone or get over it so we don’t have to lose you.
I gave it a shot once, dating someone that I just considered a friend, he was a wonderful person and instead of turning him down early I hurt him more later. And I have also been a woman in the friend zone, maybe it’s different but I said ok and kept the friendship.
Note: this post has been expanded from the 5 companies in the title to 11 companies also including Snowflake, Airbnb, Qualtrics, Affirm, Deliveroo and Opendoor. There are a number of other suggestions in the comments of similarly ill-fated IPOs which I could not add for brevity's sake.
11 of the biggest COVID tech IPOs in 7 different categories (cloud, crypto, gig economy, app economy, e-commerce, fintech, and real estate), all crashed following stellar public offerings. Prices rounded to the nearest digit.
The one newly public tech company that seems to have weathered the storm is Roblox, which reported great earnings on Monday.
But it's not just tech companies that IPOd in 2020-2021. Hot 2019 IPOs Lyft, Uber, Pinterest, and Snap - which - except for Lyft, all reached their ATHs during COVID - saw significant gains during the pandemic, have also crashed since the end of April.
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