commented on I, Anonymous
I had a cyclist co-worker, great guy, but he did frequently tell stories of confrontation with drivers, and seemed to enjoy telling those stories.
commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Constant Question
I think everyone is being unduly harsh on the LW. They've been married for 15 years, it's not like he just got bored all of a sudden. Presumably he DOES care about his wife's feelings, or I'd be surprised they lasted that long.
Also, his horniness sounds really, really extreme. Is it possible that her hormone imbalance is having an effect on his libido (and his emotions)?
Sep 12, 2015
commented on Private Schools Are Not the Solution
School shootings seem to happen overwhelmingly in public schools, which is a pretty strong argument for sending your kid to private school if you can, social implications be damned.
Aug 17, 2015
commented on What You Need to Know About the New York Times' Amazon Story
I worked for Amazon in 2000 as a seasonal customer support representative (Before they shipped all those jobs to India) It was one of the worst jobs I've ever had.
My experience was similar in many ways to the articles I've read recently-- even after you had the job, they made you feel like you had to work to keep the job ( which was weird, because it was only a 3 month contract) They constantly showed me metrics about how efficient I was and how I could do better. If you were late 3 times you were fired.
There was a bonus we would get (like $200) if we lasted the entire length of our contract. At the end of my contract, they told me and about 5 others that we had done such a great job that they were extending our contract. Then they fired me a few days before the end of my *new* contract and didn't give me the bonus, because I was terminated early.
Fuck Amazon. With a P/E ratio over 800, the company is ridiculously overvalued, and I dream of the day the stock tanks.
Aug 15, 2015
commented on Reader Survey: Is Astrology Real?
I've always enjoyed reading FWA and agree with the other commenters that this is a shitty way to dismiss a longtime and much-loved contributer to The Stranger.