commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Taking a Break, Breaking a Heart, Casting a Ballot
The end of this letter got super squicky. Gun ownership + implied threat of retaliation. Gee, I wonder why this chick would choose a less-direct way of getting this guy out of her life?
I appreciate Dan taking the high road in his answer, and hope the LW takes it all to heart.
Also? You're both 22! a six-month relationship is a lifetime at that age.
commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: New Father Wants a Threesome Right Now
@14 - my first thought was that Dan should answer more letters on his way out the door.
As others have said/asked - were there discussions about threesomes before the pregnancy? Who initiated those conversations (I'm going to go out on a limb here and say him)?
I thought dudes were supposed to wait until about 45 before panicking about not being able to bang hot young things.
commented on Uber Will Stop Operating in Bremerton
Amodeo is full of shit. I'm positive that an annual license of $75 is FAR less (in cost and hassle) than whatever regulations and licensing are required of taxicabs.
Hopefully all the former Uber drivers (at least the ones who are able to overcome the "difficult if not impossible" barrier of a business license, can switch to Lyft.
commented on Taste-Testing the Pies at Capitol Hill's Five New Pizzerias
I am glad that our neighborhood pizza shortage (caused by the temporary closure of Bill's and the permanent loss of Piecora's) is over. I was getting far too accustomed to Pagliacci.
Of those reviewed, I've only gotten pizza from Sizzle so far. Their pizzas don't look that great (I was seriously concerned when I went to pick up my first pizza, seeing all the wan-looking pies sitting out for slices), but they taste good and the crust is *amazing*.
commented on The End of Taking Young People's Ambitious Energy and Giving Them No Overtime Pay in Return?
Eli, this is a complete misrepresentation of the current state of wages, and subsequently of the change that is about to take place. It is simply not true that anyone making over $11/hour CAN'T get overtime. It's about the categorization of employees.
The low-end threshold for exempt (from overtime and other FLSA regulations) is being significantly raised, will mean that many workers who've been categorized as exempt will soon be eligible for overtime - which is a very good thing. BUT - there are other requirements to calling a position exempt besides salary, and plenty of workers in the country who make $11/hr or more are already non-exempt and eligible for overtime (even in the non-profit sector!). And there will be people making more than the new threshold who will still be eligible for overtime, because their position and responsibilities do not qualify for FLSA exemption.
I'm all for focusing on the impact this should have on workers, and the shift that certain industries in particular will need to make to accommodate the new law, but please don't spread misinformation.