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How does one know if a marvel comic they have is a reprint? Will it always say so? Got these today for 50 cents each and am clueless if they’re original

2023.05.29 03:04 cojack16 How does one know if a marvel comic they have is a reprint? Will it always say so? Got these today for 50 cents each and am clueless if they’re original

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2023.05.29 02:46 Accomplished-Look113 Top 10 in Pennsylvania

Top 10 in Pennsylvania
we made top 10 at least in all of pennsylvania :)
We’re Douglassville in 9th place
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2023.05.29 02:28 KiNgBOom720 I've been trying to update bedrock edition for the past hour and it wont work. It keeps saying something happened on our end. I restarted my computer, restarted minecraft, repaired it, and turned my wifi on and off. I don't know how to fix it. I would be happy if someone would help me.

I've been trying to update bedrock edition for the past hour and it wont work. It keeps saying something happened on our end. I restarted my computer, restarted minecraft, repaired it, and turned my wifi on and off. I don't know how to fix it. I would be happy if someone would help me. submitted by KiNgBOom720 to MinecraftBedrockers [link] [comments]

2023.05.29 02:23 KiNgBOom720 It wont update

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2023.05.29 02:21 cnetsk [RANT] Corporate employees whining about return to office

These people should be grateful Jeff B. is still letting them stay at home 2 days a week. Some of these corporates really need to enroll in an AEW exercise to get a feel of how "nice" they really have it. I'm so sick of hearing how people are complaining about having to go to the office. Like, the pandemics over, wtf you expect? This generation does not know how to work hard.
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2023.05.29 01:28 Koshkaboo Moving 1500 miles, little furniture, will need storage

So I posted a year ago when I was looking at options for what was then a 1200 mile move. That one didn't happen. But, we now will be moving in just under a month. We are moving from Texas to Delaware. Critically, we will be moving without having a new house yet. Our plan is to go to Delaware and rent and AirBnB or a short term corporate rental apartment while looking. Likelihood is we find something and move in within 2 to 3 months, but could be longer.
We have already decided we are not moving most of our furniture. It is either old enough that it is not cost effective to move or we don't want to keep it or we are not sure it will fit into the new house. We do have other things to move. DH and I have one car (Volvo XC60) and will be transporting 2 cats. We have some things we either must have with us over the next few months (clothes, computers) or are things movers can't move (important papers). We have some expensive to replace porcelain figurines that we are uncertain want to do.
Our options are really between a full service mover (major van lines not a broker) who can store our stuff and will pack or cobbling together a move with either Relocubes (2 most likely) or PODs.
Things we are moving:
Ascent Trainer - Very large and was expensive and in great shape. We can't possibly sell it for anything close to what we paid for it. It is not that old so don't want to throw out something that cost that much. It will fit upright in a PODS (not sure about a Relocube)
4 chairs - 2 expensive desk chairs just over a year old (one of them cost over $4k). 2 leather recliners. One is only a couple of months old. The other is about 11 years old and works great. If we needed space we could get rid of it (originally cost over $2k)
Inexpensive cabinet - Sentimental value
Glass table that sits on 3 unattached legs - This is art glass and not replaceable. One time UPS shipped legs to us, packed by UPS and they were shattered when they got here. So this is pretty fragile.
Christmas tree - Expensive, already in a box
3 TVs - 75", 40" and about 55" (OLED). These are all only a couple of years old. We could get rid of the 40" maybe.
20-50 boxes - We already packed away about 10 boxes of stuff last year. Depending on how draconian we want to be on getting rid of stuff we could have another 10 to 40 boxes. These are mostly clothes, bathroom stuff, office stuff and kitchen stuff. When we moved into this house we moved about 100 boxes and we are not taking all of that with us, so I think 50 at max is about right.
Cat Trees - bought from Chewy and a little over a year old. We will take if we have room. If not, could just discard and rebuy
Some decorative stuff - 2 or 3 large vases (one is an art piece floor vase). Several pictures. A few are small, 3 of them are large (maybe 6' tall)
Computers/monitors - 2 desktop computers, 2 notebook computers and 6 monitors. Some of these will come with us in our car
3 or 4 boxes of expensive porcelain figurines. The replacement cost on these is a lot. So unless we use a full service mover who packs our stuff and we insure, we will move this ourselves.
So, our options as I see them:
1. Use a full service van lines to move everything except the clothes we need and the computers/monitors we will need over the next few months.. We may be able to get most in the car. If we can't get it all we could ship some of it by UPS (pay for them to pack it and then insure it). This is by far the easiest and most protective solution. But, given a 1500 mile move even with almost no furniture I suspect this will be insanely expensive (we do plan to get quotes). We would need them to store our stuff for likely 2 to 3 months or longer. Any ideas on likely cost? I like this because we could pay them to pack the figurines and the art glass, etc and would pay for insurance.
2. Use either a POD or 2 Relocubes. Pack all in there except the porcelain and the computers/monitors and our close. We hire someone to pack them, pay for storage and later pay to unpack. Hope nothing too much is broken. In the meantime, DH and I drive to Delaware with the cats and what fits in the car. Rest up a bit, then board the cats and drive back to where we started and pick up the porcelain (a friend will store it for us) and anything else we couldn't fit in the car). Then we drive back. Of course, this requires a total of about 4500 miles driving. We are a retired couple and this does sound exhausting.
Any thoughts as to which option is less expensive? Things we can't do: We can't drive 2 vehicles as DH and I are older and may want to switch off driving on the one car. DH doesn't feel comfortable driving a truck.
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2023.05.29 00:56 ZappyDuck My experience with VectorMarketing

My experience with VectorMarketing
Being in this subreddit for a few years, I never expected myself to be part of an MLM scam (well, they're all scams lol).
Several days ago I received this letter in the mail.
I'll admit, at first I didn't think about it much. I just saw the base pay and realized how high it was. That's $57.2K a year if you work full-time! That's more than what most teachers make! Yes, I was gullible enough to believe that. I really though it was that per hour. And even though the paper was vague, I only did basic, 5-minute research on VectorMarketing on glassdoor.
I decided to apply and it was very simple. Just put in your basic contact information and bam. Wait for an interview! I'm laughing right now thinking about how stupid I was to believe that this was legitimate. No company would pay this much and have such a basic information.
Less than 10 minutes later, I immediately got a text setting up for an interview. Once again, no serious company does that. Even Fortunte 500 companies take like for-fucking ever to respond.

This was 8 PM, by the way. I don't think any company responds this late.
As you can see, they tried to be very vague. They never mentioned that they sell knives through appointments. At first glance, I thought this was simply you calling people on the phone asking questions, like customer service. So, it didn't sound bad. Also, if you look back on the letter, they didn't even have VectorMarketing as the title of the letter, or even their purpose! It was just "Orange County Headquarters" making me think that it's from the office of the Orange County government. In that letter they just mention "customer service" which made me think of a regular, online customer service job, like if you call Best Buy if you have any issues with your product. Also, the fact that they signed off as the Orange County Management Team instead of Vector is even more suspicious.
Eventually I signed up for the interview at 11:10 AM PDT, Sunday, which was today! I didn't take any photos of the interview as I thought it was legitimate. I even combed my hair and wore a collar shirt to look professional.
It was a group interview. There were 20 of us. There was this one guy who claimed he was from UCI, and how he was a division manager. We spent 50 minutes learning about how the company works, from its history to what our job is. It's like how y'all claim Vector is. They have you participate in appointments, you sell really good knives, and the pay is amazing! They mostly talked about how great the company is, how great the pay is, and how you can use that marketing experience to become crazy good in your future lifetime career. Honestly, there was sooo much promoting how popular the company is and the pay. I gotta say, I was intriguied. They mentioned how VectorMarketing is ranked highly for diversity, opportunities for college students, pay, etc. They talked about how training works, and they did mention it's unpaid. Sure. It was odd, but I still wanted to be a part of the company.
They said that within 4 hours (12 PM - 4 PM), we will get a call for a phone interview. This is the actual one-on-one interview where the interviewer decides if we get the job or not. I got my call at 1:44 PM. Funny enough, the phone number that called me is traced to the San Francisco Bay Area. If the interviewer works and lives in Orange County, why are they from SF?
Anyways, the phone interview was 10 minutes long. The guy who interviewed me was the 'district manager' who hosted the group interview. The questions were odd. He mostly talked about what I love most about the company and how excited I am to work for Vector. Very manipulative. Most businesses interview you about your skills, strengths, weaknesses, and daily life. This was more on what I love about Vector. He seemed to ignore most of my previous job experiences. Tbf, he did ask how I overcome challenges, but that was the only question related to me and my expertise.
Anyways, he offered me the job on the spot. HOWEVER, this was when things got interesting. My older sister was texting me about how shady Vector is WHILE I was on the interview, so I decided to actually look up the fucking company like a sane person. I went to Wikipedia and saw all the accusations that VectorMarketing has. Why didn't I do this earlier?!
Manipulating college students. Selling knives. Witholding information. Countless lawsuits for breaking labor laws.
I decided to question the interviewer on this. He seemed to be caught off-guard when I interrogated him on Vector's shady practices. He definitely knew that Vector is manipulative. He sai that it should be fine because every corporation has lawsuits. When I went further explaning that the lawsuits are for breaking labor laws, that is when he said that if I was too hesitant to IMMEDIATELY make a decision, then the job is not for me. Not because I don't have the right skills (mind you, he said I did), but because I was hesistant to accept the job offer. He wanted an immediate response. Like, he was so fucking adamant. He rescinded the offer, even after I said if I could get 24 hours to make my decision. That was the end of the line for me and Vector. Would have never happend if I read the Wikipedia article, huh?
There's lots of Youtube videos of teens sharing their negative experiences with Vector. Honestly, I wish I said yes so I could be in the room where it happens. I wanted to see the actual training to see how truly manipulative they are. I also heard that a district manager sued Vector for being an independent contractor despite their high-rank. I wouldn't be surprised if a 'division manager' is a guy who gets paid for how many people he hires, like a regular MLM. Maybe that is why the interviewer was so adamant on me saying yes, because he was gonna get paid for it. I wonder what other information they were witholding. I heard that appointments take an hour, so you basically get paid per hour. However, they didn't say how easy it would be to make an appointment, or if you were on your own like a regular MLM. They said even if the customer says no, you still get paid, but maybe there are pre-reqs like having minimum requirements to be considered an appointment. And what if the 'division manager' was reading a script?
I guess I didn't first consider it an MLM because of how vague they were at the beginning, and because I orginally considered MLMs to be about selling perfume using middle-aged white women. Well, that was 1.5 hours of my life I'm not getting back. Oh well! Even being a STEM major taking a research class doesn't stop me from being gullible lol.
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2023.05.29 00:46 JoshAsdvgi Thankfulness



It was a long time ago.
I was twenty-five years of age at the time.
I was stacking hay up north of Meadow Lake by the Beaver River when a foxtail floating through the air went into my right eye.
Unable to get the foxtail to work itself out, I was rushed to Meadow Lake for treatment at the agency office.
After being taken care of by the doctor I was informed that local people, Aboriginal and Métis, were being recruited for the Canadian army.
This meant front line combat.
Sparked by interest and curiosity, I filled out a form and was recruited immediately.
I had signed up for World War I.
Jim Merasty, Alex Bear and my brother, Alphonse Merasty were other Flying Dust members who also enlisted.
First, we would all be trained through the Saskatoon Light Infantry (SLI).
Then I would be on my way to the slit trenches in Italy, Sicily and Holland as a machine gunner (MG).
On one of the expeditions that took us through Italy, our unit had to go along a very narrow road trailing on a mountain-side in a brin-carrier.
The driver had a limited view from inside the truck which allowed only a narrow slit for a front window.
On the one side of the road it was sheer cliff.
The brin-carrier suddenly took a spin off the road.
As the brin-carrier spun it veered towards the cliff and hung half way over teetering like a see-saw.
I tell you, we were scared.
Luckily, we had a good driver and he maneuvered the brin-carrier out of danger.
We had another close call one day on the Adriatic Coast of Italy as I could not remember the password to enter the castle on the hill our regiment was guarding.
The regiment wanted a reply, but I was not told of the new password.
After two tries, one of the men in my section hollered ‘Judy' - the proper password.
Luck was on our side that day.
If we hadn't said the proper password our own men guarding the castle would have had no other choice but to shoot.
During our time off, we would visit beautiful museums that had been abandoned.
Although some looting took place, the Canadian army had a strict ruling against stealing.
Other places I had a chance to visit during war were the ruins in Rome and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Alphonse, my brother suffered from shell-shock on one expedition.
The commanding office, Sergeant Bailey (who now resides in St. Walburg) noticed Alphonse was missing and found him covered over with sand that was thrown from the blast.
Unable to recover from the shock of the blast, Alphonse was assigned to Regiment Police.
He remained there until he took a fatal bullet from a sniper.
I felt fortunate when WWII was finally over.
I was so happy to have my feet back on this land and the feeling of peace and freedom was a welcome relief upon my return to Canada."
There is a lot more to tell, but it would take a long time to write it all down.
That is all I will tell you as I am not one for telling stories.


kayâs aspin ôma, nîstanaw niyânosâp ê-itahtopiponêyân êkospî.
ê-wîstihkêyân mêkwâc amisko-sîpîhk kîwêtinohk ohci paskwâw sâkahikanihk.
maskosîs ê-pisiniyân ôma êkwa namôya ê-kî-otinamân, namôya mîna nânitaw ê-wî-isi-wayawîpayik, ê-kî- itohtahikawiyân paskwâw sâkahikanihk, sôniyâw-okimânâhk maskihkîwiyiniw ta-wâpamak.
êkosi! êkota kâ-pêhtamân nêhiyawak mîna âpihtaw-kosisânak ê-otinihcik ta-nitawi- nôtinikêcik, akâmaskîhk.
mitoni nicihkêyihtên, êkosi nimasinahên masinahikan, ê-masinahosoyân ta-nitawi- nôtinikêyân nîsta, êkospî oskac kâ-nôtinitohk.
Jim Merasty awa pêyak, Alex Bear, êkwa nîcisân Alphonse Merasty wîstawâw kî-masinahosowak.
êkosi nikiskinwahamâkawinân ôtê Saskatoon Light Infantry (SLI) ohci.
êkotê ohci Italy, Sicily, êkwa Holland ê-at- îtohtêyân.
pêyakwâyak kâ-pimâcihoyâhk Italy isi, mitoni ê-cacayâwâsik mêskanaw kâ- pimâcihoyâhk sisonê wacîhk.
namôya tâpwê kwayask kî-wâpahtam mêskanaw ana opamihcikêw êyikohk ê-apisâsiki wâsênamânisa otâpânâskohk.
mitoni napatê ê-misi- kîskahcâk mêskanaw, kâ-patotêpayiyâhk êkotê isi.
âpihtaw êyikohk akocin otâpânâsk, kêkâc ê-cahkâskopayit.
kwayask ani nisêkisinân.
nitaki ê-nihtâ-pamihcikêt opamihcikêw, kwayask kâwi ê-âhcipitât otâpânâskwa.
kihtwâm mîna kêkâc nikî-misihonân, êkotê Italy, ê-wanikiskisiyân tânisi t-êtwêyan icwêwinis mâna pêyak ê-âpacihtâyâhk t-êtwêyâhk tôh-kiskêyimikawiyâhk. ê- kakwêcimikawiyâhk, êkwa namôya niya nikiskêyihtên; nîswâw piyisk ê-kakwêcimikawiyân, pêyak niwîcêwâkan kâ-misi-têpwêt, "Judy," êwako êsâni icwêwinis anima takî-itwêyân. nimiyonikânân ani êkospî.
êkâ ayisk nânitaw kî-ay-itwêyâhk êkosi piko ta-kî- pâskisokawiyâhk.
ôma êkâ kîkway k-ôsîhtâyâhk, k-âywêpiyâhk, misiwê mâna nikî-pa-pâmohtânân ê- wâh-wâpahtamâhk kayâsi-wâskahikana, kâ-sâsîkwaskatahamihk.
âtiht mâna kî-kâh- kimotiwak, mâka wiyawâw, "The Canadian Army," namôya ohci pakitinamwak awiya êkosi ta-itôtamiyit. kotaka mîna Rome nîkî-wâh-wâpahtênân wâskahikana, "misi-kayâs-âya" êkwa,
"The Leaning Tower of Pisa," mîna.
Alphonse awa mîna pêyakwâw kî-micimisêkisiw. nitôkimâminân ana Sergeant Bailey (St. Walburg) êkwa ayâw êwako; êyakwâna kâ-kwêtawêyimât êkwa kâ-nitawi- miskawât ê-ayâhôkoyit asiskiy, ê-ohpwêkotêk.
namôya ohci miywâyâw kâ-kî-micimisêkisit anima, êkosi simâkanis kî-itapiw, êkota kî-atoskêw iskohk kâ-pistahoht nanânisk ê-isi- tasinamiyit anihi kâ-kî-pistahokot.
mitoni ninanâskomon ê-nahipayik kâwi ta-takohtêyân kâ-pôni-nôtinitohk.
miton âni nimiywêyihtên ê-tahkoskêyân ôta askîhk kâwi.
ê-kiyâmwahk mîna tipêyimisowin ta- wâpahtamân ispî kâ-takohtêyân Canada.
mistahi kiyâpic nikâh-âcimon mâka kinwêsîskamik nikâh-nôcihtân ta-masinahamân.
êkosi piko pitamâ kâ-wihtamâtân. namôya tâpwê niya ninihtâ-âcimon.
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2023.05.29 00:44 ILoveWesternBlot Mouthbreather's """Guide""" on matching Diagnostic Radiology

I’m an MS4 that fully matched DR this year. I had 21 interviews for DR and matched my top 3 for both DR and intern year. I wanted to share some of my thoughts/reflections/things I wish I knew applying into diagnostic radiology this past cycle. There have been writeups in the past but in the era of virtual interviews, mass applying, and record application numbers, I thought I’d talk a little about how I think the application landscape is changing for radiology and my lowly n=1 opinions on how rads hopefuls can prepare themselves. This is colored mostly by personal experience so obviously take it all with a tablespoon of salt. Everyone’s story is different, I’m just sharing what I learned from my journey.
This year, there were 0 unfilled spots for DR and 2 for IR (those spots were programs that didn’t participate in the main NRMP match cycle, and one nucs med spot that’s being internally filled). For reference, the only other specialties that also filled completely were ortho and Plastics. Neurosurgery, ENT, and Derm all had unfilled spots. This isn’t to suggest that DR is now more competitive than those fields (it’s not, those fields are still far more self selecting and you don’t need to be proficient in softball to match) but just emphasizes how cutthroat the field has gotten in the past couple of years.
Disclaimers: I’m writing from the perspective of a (low tier) USMD. If you’re a DO or IMG, you can probably learn stuff from this info as well but truthfully I’m not fully familiar with all the extra hurdles DOs and IMGs go through to match DR and I don’t want to espouse misleading information for you guys. Connecting with matched DO’s and IMG’s on the discord or spreadsheet will be in your best interest. Also, I only applied DR. The broad strokes advice may still apply here but IR is pretty different in terms of your application and approach so if you’re gunning for integrated IDR you may not glean much from this.
--------------------------------Application Foundations--------------------------------
School Rank: Yea no shit this matters. In general USMD >> DO >>>> IMG except for a couple programs that are IMG heavy (Mercy catholic, Yale bridgeport as examples) No, this isn’t Yale’s main program you prestige whore If you’re at a T20 why are you reading this. You’ll match by virtue of existing. Go outside.
DOs and IMGs really struggled with the match this year and it will not get better. If you’re a premed reading this and choosing a school and you’re at all interested in DR or any other competitive specialty then attending an MD school with an attached academic centehome program is your best bet.
Step 2
With step 1 now P/F this will be the big number programs use I think. My general benchmark estimates:
Sub 240- would consider this to be a genuine weakness/borderline red flag in your app, I’d make the effort to compensate in other areas of your application
240- will probably put you among the weaker end of radiology applicants, but not unworkable
250- baseline goal you should shoot for, basically the average range of matched applicants
260- a great score, theoretically makes you competitive for any program in the country depending on the rest of your app
270- 🤓
If you fail step 2 or step 1, your app is dead in the water.
I’m gonna get like 50 comments saying shit like “well I know xyz student who matched UCSF rads with a 196!!!” yea well as you can see by the length of this post scores aren’t everything. Anyone can match with anything theoretically. But these score benchmarks at least let you get an idea of your competitiveness relative to the rest of the pack, which is important for building the rest of your app. Bottom line: P/250 should be ok as a USMD. P/260 is ideal tho. DO’s should shoot for P/260 as a baseline I think.
DO’s- take both steps. Yes, even though step 1 is P/F. This is non negotiable. Programs do not give a single shit about COMLEX even if their site says they accept it.
Clinical Grades
Don’t need perfect grades, but honor as many as you can. Do whatever is necessary outside of academic dishonesty. Practice your head game. This isn’t a guide on how to honor rotations, those exist elsewhere. Honors in big rotations (IM, surgery) mean more than smaller ones. How much Honors vs HP vs P impacts you depends on your school’s grade breakdown. If you’re High passing when 45% of your class is honoring that’s less than ideal. If only 5% of your class honors then HP is fine. If you’re Passing and your school is P/F then you’re chilling. DON’T FAIL A CLERKSHIP. You probably will not match. If your school publishes shelf grades in your MSPE, don’t fumble those. Avoid shitty MSPE comments and try to get those scrubbed from your record.
Preclinical Grades
Don’t matter as much as clinical grades, especially if they don't factor into AOA. Doing well in preclinicals doesn’t hurt though, and being bottom quintile certainly won’t help. Don’t fail anything. Probably not as big of a deal as failing clerkships but you don’t want any red flags in your app no matter how small.
Nice to have. I was AOA and had several programs comment on it. If you’re squinting for patterns mostly community programs and lower tier academics actively mentioned it (“Congrats on AOA” or “I see you’re academically strong, since you’re AOA” and comments of that ilk were what I heard). The big name programs I interviewed at did not mention it, so not sure if they care. If you’re gonna rant about how AOA is a diversity award/popularity contest go soapbox somewhere else. You definitely do NOT need AOA to match radiology (the vast majority of people that match don’t, I was the only rads match from my school in AOA). I’m just commenting on my thoughts on how much it impacts your app, not making a political statement.
No one gave a shit. This is a mickey mouse award
Do something. This isn’t ortho, you don’t need 20 first author papers in the field. But do something. Does not have to be rads related, unless you’re gunning to match Stanford/UCSF/MGH/NYU or the like. For reference, I had several pubs/presentations/posters in non rads fields that were based on interesting clinical/translational studies. I also had 2 first author radiology case reports. Every interviewer asked about the clinical projects. No one mentioned the case reports. Obviously rads clinical research would be the ideal, but the point here is to not only demonstrate academic productivity, but to have something interesting/memorable to talk about in interviews. 20 case reports isn’t a conversation starter. Original research, even in another field, is a conversation starter. Original rads research is harder to do as students generally can’t read scans which is a big part of most studies but if you can swing it it’s awesome.
Can’t comment for sure on numbers, NRMP says like 8 total items which sounds about right. I’d try to do like 1-2 clinical research projects (in any field, no need to be super anal about radiology) and then fill the rest with case reports. ACR case in point is a good place to pump those out if you have a good mentor (RIP RSNA case reports). Radiology Case Reports has a publishing fee but turnover time is like 1 week so you can really go hard in that journal if your department pays for it.
Former surgical subspecialty switchouts/dual apps, you’ll be okay (I was one of those) Radiology accepts people like you all the time, including residents that match these fields then regret it. I wanted to do a surgical subspec before rads and had a decent body of research in that field. Bonus points if that ENT work you did looked at imaging, It’s an easy pivot on interviews! Like I said before, this isn’t ortho. Research productivity doesn’t compensate for poor grades and scores, and you can’t kill an away like you could in surgical subspecs. So make sure your raw grades/scores are good as they build the foundation of your app. Good grades/scores with low research >> great research with shitty grades/scores.
Bonus: If any research work you did involved coding, statistical programming, or machine learning, try to swing it as a budding interest in AI. Many programs, especially academic ones, get their dicks hard the minute someone mentions AI/deep learning models.
Conferences: Unfortunately, networking is becoming more of a thing in radiology as is the fate of any competitive field in a world of less objective metrics. If you can present at RSNA or ACR or SIR or any other conference, absolutely take the opportunity. Introduce yourself to as many PD’s and APD’s as possible, plant the idea of your existence as a seed into their subconscious. If you have nothing to present, I don't know how much value these conferences would have though unless you're a rizz god or somethng. I can’t comment on this too much because I did literally none of this but if your above application metrics are weak then I’d highly recommend doing this. As a terminally online introvert with the personality of a cement block I think networking is cringe but you gotta play the game. IMGs/DOs should especially be trying to do this.
Extracurriculars/Work Experience
No one really cares about interest groups. No one cares if you worked in the student clinic. Programs do care if you did an interesting service/leadership activity. I had one cool service activity I did in preclinicals that got brought up in every interview (wasn’t rads related at all). Make sure you can speak well on what the activity entailed and how you personally contributed.
Nontrads with previous work experience, wear it like a badge of honor. It makes you more interesting as an applicant. I can’t comment on it firsthand because I went straight through but anything that makes your story more than “I was premed in college and now I’m in medical school” is gonna be a talking point on interviews.
--------------------------------Building your App--------------------------------
Letters of Recommendation
IMO the best setup for this is 1 radiology letter and 2 nonradiology clinical letters. Assuming all you did was a rads rotation and little else, a radiology LOR is going to inherently be weak. Students don’t do much besides shadow on rads rotations and everyone knows it, so what’s it gonna say? “Oh student X sat there like a good little boy/girl and didn’t fall asleep in the reading room please RTM them :)” -yeah not the best letter pal. Your clinical letters on the other hand can actually speak to your ability as a medical student so they can be more impressive. The specialty doesn’t matter too much, just make sure they can speak strongly on your ability as a future resident.
If you’re wondering how to get a good rads letter, the best answer is to do research with a rads mentor. Then they can say that you’re academically productive and worked well on projects which makes your letter nicer. If you do research with multiple rads mentors, that’s the only instance in which I’d get a second Rads letter.
How you set up your 4th year rotations should depend on what you need. If you aren’t sure about getting a good nonrads letter, do a Sub I, especially in IM or Surgery- I really really recommend this as a great way to get a good letter or two. If you’re a newer switch into the field do a rads rotation to get a letter. Honestly your rads letter is more of a checkbox at that point than anything else but having one at least confirms you’re not blatantly backup applying.
Dual/backup appliers should get try to get one rads letter from a rotation. Also, make sure your other letters don’t say how great of an orthopedic surgeon you’re gonna be lol don’t get snitched on by your own homies
Away Rotations
Ding ding ding the big million dollar question. You probably scrolled to look for this. I am of the opinion that yes, you should do an away if you can. This is coming from someone who didn’t do one. Now, they aren’t mandatory like they are for surgical subspecialties, but you should try to fit one into your schedule if you can. With step 1 going pass fail and the increasing number of apps, programs are looking for more ways to separate applicants from the flock. Away rotations can be your key. Some general guidelines:
1. DO A ROTATION AT A PROGRAM YOU WOULD BE ALREADY BE COMPETITIVE AT. Doing an away at a rotation at a program does not guarantee an interview. This may sound lame, but think about it- all you do on most DR aways is shadow, or maybe take an exam or present on a topic. That’s nice but it tells a program nothing about how good you’d actually be as a resident.This is why I made a big deal of being able to assess your relative competitiveness as an applicant. Use texas star and residency explorer to get a better idea of this- if you’re in the upper 25% of matched applicants statistics then it’s probably a good idea to do an away there. Don’t rotate at UCSF or MGH if you’re a DO or have below average stats- you’re not gonna get an interview and you’re gonna waste everyone’s time.
2. Aways should not take precedence over important application building rotations. If you need a non radiology letter and you’re debating between doing an away vs doing a sub I in medicine, the answer is the sub I. A strong application with no aways > weaker app with an away IMO. Getting letters from aways is hard to say. Do it if you don’t have a home program. Otherwise, it’s probably more valuable to build a strong connection to your home program and get radiology letter(s) there.
3. If you’re looking to match in an area that you have no educational/personal ties to, do an away there. If you’re from the midwest and want to match in NYC, do an away in NYC. If you’re looking to match to california and aren’t attending medical school there, do an away in Cali. Unless you’re a superstar candidate you will probably see poor yields in areas outside of your med school/hometown area so an away can help boost yields. That being said, rule 1 takes precedence here.
4. I don’t recommend getting LOR’s from away programs. The big exception here is if you don’t have a home program, in which case then you should. It’s just that these letters are probably gonna be mid at best and home rads letters where the PD/writer knew you for longer will probably be of better quality. Again, everyone is different-maybe you really really vibed with an away faculty and want a letter from them. If you are confident it’ll be a really quality letter, then go for it. But don’t strategize your app around getting letters from MGH or NYu or Stanford and thinking this is like surgical subspecs where you do aways at places for great letters- it’s not.
Make sure to apply early and broadly- it’s first come first serve for most programs. If you haven’t finished your app and submitting to programs already, you’re probably running late. Oops, probably should probably have submitted this sooner. This is what League of Legends does to you folks. Try to do research and ask around about what programs highly value away rotators. I have some leads but there are definitely many many others out there.
NYC- Mt. Sinai Icahn SOM- great away experience, gave interviews to away rotators
PA- Einstein Philly- highly highly values away rotators/demonstrated interest in the program
CA- Santa Barbara Cottage- gave interviews to away rotators, great “foothold” program into CA
CA- Cedars Sinai- another great “foothold” program into CA
Shoutout to these programs for doing the exact opposite:
Wash U St. Louis- rejected an away rotator 3 weeks into the away (per name and shame)
UMD- did not provide interviews to multiple away rotators
FYI both programs I listed above are great places to train at, and programs are under no obligation to give interviews to away rotators, especially in DR. Just know if you rotate there that you should prepare for this possibility.
Post-ERAS submission aways are probably still valuable especially early on in interview season. The only thing is that you won’t be able to get LORs from those but I think LOR’s from away rads programs are almost guaranteed to be mid at best so I’d recommend not building your app around those unless you have no home program.
The other million dollar question. This year apparently applicants get 6 gold and 6 silver signals. I think the best thing to do with signals is just send them to where you wanna go. I have no clue why anyone would want a silver signal, but I don’t think it’s worth the headache of trying to mindgame which programs are getting silvers and which are getting golds. Send your golds to the ones you really like, and your silvers to the ones you also like but maybe not as much. Don’t overthink it.
My only advice regarding signals is to NOT signal big name academic centers. UCSF, NYU, MGH, Upenn, etc do not put much weight into signals. They know everyone wants to train with them so they get their pick of the litter. Sending a signal to them is likely throwing your signal in the trash, especially if your application metrics aren’t at or above their matched averages. I think you get the most bang for your buck from signaling smallemid tier academic centers and community programs. That being said, I’m not your dad. Signal who you want.
PS ask your home program if they want you to signal them. Some don’t but others are dickheads and want one of your signals. Make sure you know.
Damn i dont know what the fuck they’re smoking at AAMC with this change but I guess I can talk about it. Sounds like common sense but talk about shit that’s actually meaningful and you can talk freely and confidently/passionately about in interviews. Especially now since you have limited space. The student clinic you and 1000 med students volunteered at probably doesn’t mean much. Oh, you led the student clinic? Well that’s a lot better, you should talk about that. Activities where you took a leadership role are always gonna be more meaningful and interesting in interviews than stuff you were just a floater in. Gonna copy and paste a comment I made a while ago about putting research as experiences in your ERAS. Applies to any specialty I think:
Publications and "experiences" are different parts of your ERAS application, with Pubs having no cap. You can enter any publication as a "research experience" but you'll need to think a little harder about which ones you wanna put in.
For example, if you do a small filler case report and it gets published in a smaller journal, this is a publication and should be in your ERAS publication section. You could enter it as a research experience as well, where you describe the process you went through to get it written and published. However, this would not be a very meaningful experience and a waste of one of your ten entries.
Let's say you lead a longitudinal translational research project in your field of interest that gets presented at a conference as an abstract, and then subsequently published in a large journal. Both the abstract and the pub will, again, go in your ERAS pubs section. However, this would also make a great research experience to use in your experiences tab. You could talk about how you led the project, the role you played in completing it, where it was presented, etc. This would make for a strong candidate in your experiences tab.
TL;DR: Smaller filler projects are pubs but shouldn't be listed in experiences. Larger important projects should be publications and also listed as a research experience. Hope this makes sense.
I would highly highly recommend including some space for hobbies in your eras. DR interviews are like 80% hobby talk, 10% why rads, 10% random shooting the shit. You don’t need to have insanely interesting hobbies- even mundane stuff is great conversation food. I talked about TV (almost spoiled an interview on Better Call Saul's ending) and manga (Chainsaw Man my love) in some of my interviews. Just be sure you’re genuine in those interests and can talk about them. Don’t fabricate a hobby like underwater basket weaving to make yourself look cool because if you sound fake then that’s gonna be an almost instant DNR. My home PD told me a story of a great applicant they DNR’ed because he said he loved fly fishing in his hobbies section and our PD (who loves fly fishing) asked about it he couldn’t talk anything about it. because it was made up. Yeah, don’t do that.
Probably 2-3 hobbies and elaborate a little on each. Don’t just say running- were you on any competitive teams? Did you run a marathon/halfy/5k? Give some meat to it but not your whole life story.
Personal Statement
I feel very unconfident in talking about this part so I won’t say too much. I was told my PS was good but no one really commented on it in interviews. I think the 10/80/10 rule applies here- 80% of PS’s don't move the needle in any way, 10% are profound, 10% suck ass. You’re not gonna be in that top 10% most likely so just try not to be in that bottom 10%. Spell check, and don’t talk about how you wanna do rads because of lifestyle or because you “Like PUZZLES” -it’s generic as fuck. Have as many eyes on it as possible- your mentors, your friends, your parents, your parole officer, Dealer Jim- get as much feedback on it as possible. Just make sure it doesn’t suck or unintentionally reveal any personality disorders- that time you lit a live squirrel on fire and looking at the bones made you interested in Xrays is probably not a good radiology PS.
Conclusions/I skipped to the bottom
Rads is getting pretty competitive. I’d say it’s not on the level of the surgical subspecs/derm but probably the most competitive one of the remaining ones. It’s still not too bad if you’ve built a decent app- I’m not gonna hype it up like the psych and gas doomposters, but it’s not a walk in the park like it was pre-COVID. Especially if you’re a DO or IMG….
My spicy prediction we will see a small dip in application numbers this cycle- ChatGPT “concerns” and people realizing it’s not a safe backup may cause a small decrease in app numbers- but the process is becoming more opaque with tiered signals and more importantly P/F step 1.
-GET GOOD STEP 2 SCORE. 250+ goal, 260+ ideal if you want to feel safer but I don't think there's really a safe score nowadays
-GOOD GRADES IN MEDICAL SCHOOL- honors and HP’s, don’t low pass. DON’T FAIL ANYTHING. Be top tertile/quintile/quartile/kitchentile or whatever your school does.
-DO SOME RESEARCH- a couple case reports and a independent project or two that you can talk about is your goal. Don’t need 10+ pubs like an ENT manwhore but don’t have nothing.
-DO AN AWAY AT A TARGET RANGE PROGRAM. Know your competitiveness and choose your away intelligently. Don’t ego it. Do it in a region you’d potentially like to match in especially if you don’t have prior ties. Again, not mandatory but it can really help.
-BE A REAL PERSON- you’re not a stat stick. Mention hobbies, ecs, prior jobs that you can talk about in interviews. The first 3 points get you the interview- it’s these last two points that get you the match.
I hope this helps a little. I wish I wrote this in march post match because then some of this advice would have been more timely like the aways but what can you do.
I might do a part 2 on interviews and rank lists and what I think you should look for in a program so let me know if that's something you might be interested in. I feel like those are later cycle questions and wouldn't be super relevant right now. Plus I've already procrastinated on writing this up when I said I would so I try to write that this shit is never gonna get done.
Other matched rads people feel free to chime in/correct me/share your experiences. I don't claim to be a know it all for this process by any means I still wonder how I managed to pull the devious heist on the program that matched me.
I’m willing to take DM’s if you have more specific/personal questions but no butthole pics please.
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2023.05.28 23:55 Bateman_Not_Batman #how to get ahead in ai.dvertising [SP]

The Future is Officially Canceled.
Dee had read articles like this before. He couldn’t remember if the future had ever been officially canceled. But it had been canceled. Unofficially, perhaps. Hence the need to do it officially.
He skimmed the first few paragraphs …the slow cancellation of the future… …pop culture is eating itself… …imitators are imitating an imitation… The ‘slow cancellation’ theory was first flung around in the early twenty first century, on the hypothesis that if you played 1970s music to someone in the 1950s, it would blow their freaking mind. And if you played music from the 1990s to someone in the 1970s, their mind would be equally blown. But if you played music from the ‘10s to someone in the 1990s it wouldn’t be that much of a stretch. In fact, that person may even think they had heard some of it before. The same thing with music from the ‘30s to someone in the ‘10s or music from now to someone in the ‘30s. That person might conceivably think they were even listening to music from a previous decade. Pop culture had referenced itself so many times over, it was now just a copy of a copy of a copy. Degrading every time.
Dee looked down at the article's credit, Dennis Bagley, Editorial AI Operator. He knew it, AI. No wonder it read so familiar. He looked up at the various awards on his top shelf. Dee knew he was different. Better. His AI operating skills were the thing of accolades. The thing of applause. Just last week he and his AI processor picked up Gold in Effectology for their Just Poo It campaign for Charmin. And Silver in Originology for their The Ketchup In The Rye commercial for Pepsi-Heinz, about a young guy who gets kicked out of school and stays out all night trying to find a bottle of ketchup. He looked down at his processor and beamed. Its glowing red light beamed back at him.
They didn’t just stumble into that kind of effectiveness. Campaigns didn’t even get greenlit unless they scored ninety or above on the Effectology meter. He and his AI were usually hitting ninety twos or ninety threes, even a ninety five for Here’s To The Lazy Ones for Caspar mattresses. That campaign killed.
But Dee held himself to that higher calling, Originology. The metrics of original ideas. Sure, the AI did most of the work but Dee was able to tweak his processor to go way beyond the requisite twenty five percent Originology score. Together they were nailing figures in the forties, sometimes even peaking into the fifties. Scores that were head and shoulders above the rest of the department.
That’s how he could afford the sweet ‘18 Jordans Reissues on his feet. He curled his luxe Loewe headphone cable through his fingers and wrapped it around his neck like a scarf. He scoffed at a time when people didn’t think they needed a headphone cable. And imagined having nothing to twirl while listening to reinterpreted rock, nothing to wind around his fingers while he fed the processor. How many headphones must have been lost forever, just because they weren’t plugged in? Like everything else in pop culture, what went around came around, and, relatively recently, headphone cables had come back hard as the status symbol. Today, you didn’t just have to have a cable to be considered cool, you had to have the cable. It had to be thick as a rope, plated with rare metals, and covered in a fancy leather sheath from a chic brand like Gucci or Loewe.
Dee beamed as he thought of all the cool historical cultural knowledge he had amassed. Not just advertising history like the dweebs in the cubicles around him, but film history, fashion history, art history, music history. If it happened in culture, he knew about it. And he used it. That’s how he scored so high on the Originology meter. It made him feel almost like a real writer. Though he would never say that out loud. He imagined being like the old timers, upstairs. The human writers, that clients would pay a serious premium for. Then he wouldn’t have to work on ketchup and toilet roll. He could have a crack at the big dogs, like Googlesoft, United American Airlines or DoritosLocosTacoBell. For now though, he’d have to stick with clients more becoming of his position. This morning’s task was to create a campaign for Pepsi-Crest. A toothpaste. Not super interesting. But he knew how to spice it up. Instead of letting his AI go back through decades of toothpaste ads just to pump out tired old crap like the It Cleans Your Face While it Cleans Your Teeth campaign that Mike Bey pitched last week, Dee mixed in a little fast food inspo from one of his favorite eras and found himself at the highly original and equally effective Where’s the Teeth? campaign. He was stunned by his own brilliance. He patted his processor and imagined it congratulating him back, then he programmed it to write an epic fifteen second anthem film and a suite of six second pre-roll spots, then sent it off to the CG department to render in time to air that night. Dee’s colleagues often asked him how he and his processor were so good at what they did. How their campaigns always scored so highly in both Effectology and Originology. They all used the same machine learning. It’s what the agency sold itself on. Never wanting to sound aloof; even though he was, or like he was tooting his own horn; even though he often did, he would merely say, “I like to pepper a bit of non advertising data in there. A little hint of me.” It was enough to provoke gasps and even make his colleagues take a step back or two, they had all been programmed to do just one task, feed the machine with advertising data. They couldn’t fathom diverging. “The AI should be enough,” was the general understanding. “The machine has better knowledge of advertising history than we do,” and “knows the ins and outs of Effectology better than we ever could.” It’s even been “scientifically programmed to exceed all expectation of Originology.” Dee couldn’t be swayed by any of the standard reactions. He would just smile, and casually amble off. Knowing full well he was beating the machine. He was a rebel in his own right. That afternoon, his section boss leaned over his cubicle. “Hullo Tara.” “Keep it formal please, colleague,” she scolded, “call me Antino. What do you look so ruddy chuffed about anyway?” “I just came up with a brilliant campaign for a very dull toothpaste. You’ll see it on The Comedy Central Reruns Channel tonight.” “Yes, well, an upstairs project is running behind and they’re calling on us down here to pull together some inspo decks, help jostle something loose in those tired old brains.” “Wouldn’t that make them not human-made? What are their clients paying all that money for?” “Loopholes, colleague, loopholes. As long as one of them humans writes the final line, it doesn’t matter how much AI they used to get there. “ “I could do that. I could do better than that. Did I tell you about my toothpaste campaign?” “Yes you did. Twice now. Must be good.” “It is.” “Well, here’s your chance for a peek into the real writer life. I’m deprioritizing your regular workload and prioritizing this inspo creation.” “Yeahhh!” Dee punched the air and freeze framed like he saw in an old movie. “The brief is for Fiat Maserati Jeep Dodge RAM. It’s a car. The Fiat Maserati Jeep Dodge RAM Unica. Like a fancy off-roader, you know what I mean? They wanna sell it to people in cities who don’t drive. More of a status symbol, you know what I mean? Like park it in front of your house so people will know you could go off-roading if you wanted to. Audience archetype is Moms. You getting this?” Dee finally broke his freeze frame but his mind was already whirring. “Yeah, I got it.” “Alright then. Bon chance.” Dee jumped into action, flipped up his AI processor’s screen and started cross referencing old Land Rover ads with The Rock movies, some Nora Ephron classics, Michelle Rodriguez’s character from all twenty eight Fast & Furious movies; even the fully CGI’d ones, the scene from Mrs Doubtfire when she’s playing the broomstick like a guitar, some Bikini Kill records, a memory of his own Mom making him wait in the car while she went shopping at Bergdorfs, a bunch of cool off-roading stuff from Top Gear and a painting of a car he’d always loved by Robert Bechtle. The machine spat out fifteen possible campaign inspo starters and Dee ran-walked them to the inspo courier in the office atrium. Before the day ended, a synthetic orchestra sounded through the building, \Pah pahhh, pah pa pah pa pah pahhh** and the employees were called into the atrium. Office meeting. As Dee strolled in, he caught the rare sight of the last few human copywriters lined up around the balcony above them. They applauded the downstairs employees, theatrically, motioning with their claps as they walked in and took seats, stood awkwardly or otherwise congregated.
There was a dramatic hush before one of the last true human copywriters finally spoke. “Great inspo. Thanks.” Wow. Each word, each letter, worth its weight in gold. That's probably why they used so few, thought Dee. “Yeah, really really good stuff.” Said another. “AI did this?” Said a third as she held the sheets of inspo out. “Some of the best inspo I’ve ever seen in all of my career.” Coughed the oldest and most regal sounding.
Dee squinted and peered up at them. Was that his inspo deck they were flashing around? Was this whole elaborate ceremony all to celebrate his AI operating? He didn’t know whether to be chuffed or anxious. Did they know he was cheating the system? Did they care? These are some of the last true human copywriters in history. They have, and are encouraged to have, the unique thought. Their work isn’t judged on how similar-without-being-exactly-the-same it is to existing campaigns. It’s judged on how different, how breakthrough, how stand out it is.
“It was me!” Dee blurted out. Quite uncharacteristically. He was usually so cool with the compliments. So coy with the recognition. His whole angle required it.
The other AI operators standing around him took their requisite step back, though this time it was less in awe, more in disgust. The air in the room stiffened. AI had ruled his department, and most of the industry, for so long that people didn’t speak up anymore. They just quietly fed the machine. And the machine took all the glory. Dee felt instant ostracism from the colleagues he had worked alongside for most of his career. He immediately questioned his outburst and retracted his ownership claim, knowing that his inspo deck would have been one of many.
“Some of it, at least. My AI, I mean. Processor.” He said. Sheepish this time. Back in his place.
The last few human copywriters smiled, nodded, bowed, gave final congratulations to all from high up on their balcony and then shuffled away in single file. All but one, Sir Coughing-Most-Regal. He slowly made his way down the grand staircase, into the atrium. A man leaving behind his usual pomp and circumstance, bringing his rare ability of unique thought into a crowd of imitation suppliers. As he reached the bottom step, he lost all of his royal air and seemed suddenly so vulnerable, walking among the regular folk. Most of Dee’s colleagues had already left, gone back to their metal masters, but Dee stayed. He knew this old man was coming to see him. He thought he might be in for a dressing down but he hoped it would be the opposite. He manifested that this titan of singular thought, the rare, unique idea, was coming to congratulate him.
“Freedkin.” The old man shoved out his hand. “Pleasure.” Dee shook it. “You say you programmed this inspo deck, yes?” He flapped the pages around. “Yes.” “Ruddy good work, let me tell you.” “Thank you.” “In all my years, since this artificial thinking thing came in, I’ve never read anything so good. Inspired me all over. I’ve been positively bursting with ideas since.” “Thank… you.” “AI wrote this you say?” “Yes.” “Ruddy good for AI. Never read anything so ruddy good. And you processed it?” “Yes.” “What’s your name son?” “Dee.” “Dee what?” “Palmer.” “Pleasure to meet you, Palmer. How much did you… influence it, the AI?” “How do you mean, sir?” “Call me Freedkin.” “How do you mean, Freedkin?” “I mean… how much of it is yours and how much is the machine’s?” Dee didn’t answer. He was looking for the angle. This old man surely didn’t value what AI does. He’s one of the last bastions of actual human creation. What was he getting at? Freedkin reoriented his question. “Mostly the machine or mostly you?” Dee thought he might have a kindred spirit here, in front of him, for the first time. He was going to take a risk. Recognizing a willingness to open up, Freedkin leaned in and spoke quietly. “Did you write this inspo or did the machine?” “I wrote it.” Dee postured. “All.” “Thought so. Good job. Our secret.” Freedkin winked. “Jolly good.” The next day, as he fed his AI little snippets of unexpected data, Dee noticed a hush come over his floor. The usual keyboard click, clack and grumble of inter-colleague banter were dead silent. All that was left was the processors’ harmonic hum. He lifted himself from his expensive ergonomic office chair and peered over his cubicle wall, spying across the sea of operators that made up the AI.ded Creativity department. A hunched figure at the opposite end of the bullpen sauntered from operator to operator, swilling a cup of coffee, looking in at each workstation. Giving a “hello” here, a nod there, even the odd salute. It was Freedkin. A real writer. Down here with the machine feeders. The other operators seemed afraid to go near him. Worried they might infect him with their inability. Dee had never seen a real writer in the operators’ bullpen. Freedkin, already old by industry standards, looked positively ancient in these surroundings. A sepia photograph in a technicolor world. Dee watched him, wondering if he should call out. He felt bound by social etiquette to not foist another outburst onto his peers. So he just watched, for a number of minutes, until Freedkin was close enough that his old eyes could make out Dee’s visage.
“Palmer!” Bingo. The two sat in Dee’s cubicle. Freedkin in the expensive office chair, as was fitting, and Dee on the wooden footstool. “For a short time we all worked from home. At the start of my career. For a short time.” “Everyone?” “Most. Not everyone, I suppose. But it was the thing to do. Was deemed more productive. Until it wasn’t. Then when this thing became the norm,” he tapped on Dee’s tiny AI processor, its red light glowed, “there was a sort of an office renaissance. I remember the bigwigs back then didn’t really want us using AI for ideas. Like it was giving in to the machine. We slowly got called back to the agency so they could keep an eye on our output. Keep it human, I suppose. That’s when the separation happened. In the end, the agency had to start using artificial thinking to keep up with demand. What are you lot churning out these days? Three campaigns a day? Four? We used to get a whole week to come up with one idea. After a while, of course, it got squeezed down to a couple of days. To the point where we needed the machine to keep up. Not long after, the bigwigs realized they could actually charge more off of the ‘human’ written stuff. Anyway, enough of the history lesson, what.” “It’s very interesting.” “Yes well, what I really came down here for,” Freedkin paused and looked around, “was some of that… good… inspo.” “I hear ya.” Dee poised his fingers over his keyboard and looked into the air like he was about to write something, cocksure in his posture. “What’s this one about then?” “Watches. For Googlesoft. ‘Time,’ I was thinking, means so much, yet so little. Where does it all go? You know? How do we make more of it? Watches are time machines. See?” Dee’s posture sank. He thought of all that, by himself? No machine? He suddenly felt very ineffective. Unoriginal. He saw only the red glow from his little AI processor, staring back at him. Taking all the credit. He imagined it laughing with his colleagues in a bar while he sat at the other end of the table, ignored. He imagined it accepting awards by itself. He felt weak. He felt useless without it. It just glowed. “It kind of flows better… when I’m alone.” Dee nervously mumbled. “Right. Don’t say another word. Right you are. ‘Time.’ Remember. Where does it all go? Ok, I go. Ta-ta for now.
Dee looked down at his processor, apologetically. He quietly admonished himself before it until he felt forgiven. Then he typed in a weak initial prompt, all he could muster, write an advertising campaign about time.
The AI spat back a perfectly crafted campaign idea, line and film execution almost faster than Dee hit enter. The Best Things Come To Bros Who Wait. Dee immediately recognized it as a Guinness Surfers imitation. Tick followed tock followed tick followed tock. Its Effectology score clocked in well into the nineties. But its Originology score barely scraped by, just making it into ‘passable.’ Dee silently sneered at his surrounding coworkers. Any one of them would submit this as is and call it a day. It’d be rendered in minutes, deals made with celebrities’ CG likenesses under the hour, a revered AI voiceover and stunning synthetic music that would leave audiences lining up for these passively useful timepieces. But that wasn’t enough for Dee. That’s why he was who he was, goddamnit. Why Freedkin came to him. Him! Not Buton or Deytoro or Heckering. Him!
He added more detail to his prompt. Meaning of time. How to get time back. Time Machine. Back in time. Michael J Fox. Einstein (dog). Time Bandits. Timecop. Van Damme. Kyle Reece. Time displacement. Uhhh huhhh this felt good again. This was working. Dee and his processor were back in sync. As though they were one. Of course, as far as Freedkin knew, they were one. As Dee typed away, he imagined him and his AI coming together. Two heads. Better than one. He lost himself in his prompting and pictured his processor sitting on his shoulder, a second head, right there, next to his own. A tiny, metal appendage. Sleek, gray, with its glowing red light. And, for some reason, it was growing a little mustache. Dee and the mustached machine were completely lost in their work over the next few days. They hardly wrote any of their own campaigns. It was all inspo, inspo, inspo for Freedkin. The good stuff though, Viking Space Cruises, 1900 Tequila, Acne Studios. Each time, Dee and his processor were pretty much writing the entire thing. Freedkin hardly needed to change them at all. Just put his old world tone all over it. Add all of his extra words and ‘personality.’ Dee’s two heads were coming up with the best campaigns in the agency. And no one knew it. Except Freedkin. By now, his second head felt almost as big as his first. He could see it in his periphery. When he looked to the left, it looked back at him. It smiled sometimes. And that little freaking mustache was starting to freak Dee out. That night, Freedkin invited Dee for a couple of drinks with the other real human writers at the fanciest DoritosLocosTacoBell on the Westside. They didn’t even have to wait in line. Dee marveled at the size of the place, the expansiveness. It was packed. They were led through by the greeter to a private table at the back with a leather rope around it. He sat on the edge of the booth as the others ordered various flavors of Gatorade-aritas. When it got to Dee, he said he would have the same as Freedkin, which turned out to be a Frost Glacier Cherry-arita, the classiest -arita of all.
The writers’ conversation was mesmerizing. Every word that came out of their mouths was a unique thought. An opinion. A point of view. Dee tried to join in by recounting the narrative of various movies he had seen. The more obscure the better, attempting to interact at their level. While telling the story of Mick Jackson’s Threads to Bigelo, he could feel her searching for a point of view or an opinion in what he was saying, but he couldn’t stir one. If only he had his processor right now. Its red light glowed comfortingly in his mind. He missed it. Slowly, the other writers left. Dee couldn’t help but think he had something to do with it. He was feeling so inadequate by the time everyone but Freedkin had gone that he just sat quietly and half-smiled at him. Both of them were five or six Gatorade-aritas deep, slumped in their private booth. “Do you like what you do?” Asked Freedkin. “I love it.” “Do you really?” “I don’t know.” “I hate what I do. But I’m good at it. Do you want to know the secret, Palmer? The secret to what we do?” Dee couldn’t do anything but smile a little bigger to communicate his response. Freedkin paused for dramatic effect. “If you love advertising, you shouldn’t work in advertising.” Did Dee love advertising? He didn’t even know. He knew he knew advertising. “You think your audience loves advertising? You think they want to see your tribute to that Googlesoft spot that was an imitation of an Apple spot that was inspired by a Brett Morgen film? No! They just want to see the Brett Morgen film! They don’t want to see your thing at all!” Dee slumped further down. “But if you’re lucky,” Freedkin continued, “if you’re really lucky, and you show them something they’ve never seen before, because you hate advertising too and you just wanted to make something that made you feel something, if they feel that same feeling, you’ve got gold. But you can only get to gold by summoning all of your experiences outside of advertising. You can’t just try to make the Nike of pimple commercials. You have to make the Palmer of pimple commercials. Do you see? That’s the problem with your AI. Your machine.”
The red light flashed again in Dee’s mind. Awakened by Freedkin’s heresy.
“The best AI will ever do is just show you a better version of something you’ve seen before. They call that effective? The numbers can say whatever they want them to, all they’re really doing is pasting wallpaper on top of wallpaper on top of wallpaper. Until eventually the audience ignores it completely. But you’re different Palmer. You and I are different. Different is what sells. I had a word with Simmons up on six. She’s agreed to give you a trial period on the human floor. At my behest. Don’t worry, I didn’t tell her you were already thinking for yourself. I just told her you had the potential to. You start tomorrow. Trial period. Tonight was about the other humans meeting you. I can’t tell you that they’re not skeptical. But they’re open to it. For me. What do you think?” Dee was nervous. He got off the elevator at the operators’ bullpen without even thinking about it. He walked all the way to the atrium and up the grand staircase to the human writers’ floor, instead of getting back on the elevator. He took each step steadily, taking it all in. He felt like a tourist. Like he was borrowing an identity. He imagined he was a young Freedkin and tried to put a confident stride in his step. It didn’t work. He put his hand in his pocket and felt for his AI processor. His second head. Mustached. He couldn’t turn it on because, as everyone knew, AI wasn’t allowed upstairs, in case the agency got audited. The cost consultants would be all over a human writing department that used artificial ideation. They’d be shut down. At the very least, they would lose their Un.AI.ded AI.dvertising license. The only reason for charging such a premium. Dee ran his hand along the balcony rail. He’d only ever seen it from downstairs, from the non-human thinkers’ floor. He walked from the balcony to the human writer’s work area. It was the exact opposite of what he was used to. No sea of cubicles. No click clack. No mechanized productivity. No hum. Just couches, writing desks and quiet.
“Morning.” Whistled Freedkin. “How are we?” “We?” “You.” “Wish I hadn’t drunk so much.” “Ohh, I know. Think of it as an initiation. Nothing wrong with it. Takes your mind off the job. Stops you from thinking for a minute. You need that after everything you’ve been pumping out. All that gold, that is.” “Right.” “Right. Well. Set yourself up wherever you like. First brief is for Coca-Cola. A new water! The freshest water they’ve ever sold, so they say. Tap Clear” Dee wandered over to a small writing desk and put his touchscreen down. He unraveled his headphone cable and felt for his processor in his pocket. When he found it, he rubbed it like a lamp, wishing for a genie. A couple of human writers who’d been deep in concentration when he first walked in, had been disturbed by his arrival. He didn’t recognize them from last night. They glared at him as he set himself up. He smiled in their general direction. They continued to glare. “Big Jim.” Whispered Freedkin. “Him and his team have been here three days straight, on a pitch. Don’t worry about them. They’re just under tremendous stress. This human work really takes it out of you, you know? ” Dee turned and sat with his back to them. He powered up his touchscreen and put his headphones on, draping his Loewe headphone cable around his neck and shoulders. He hovered his fingers over his keyboard, expecting ideas to come. Nothing. He skimmed the brief. Still nothing. He read the brief. Not a thing. A few of the other writers strolled in. Dee watched them find a workspace, sit down, start writing. One of them even used a pen! Dee loved this whole lifestyle. Turn up for work whenever, spout genius, have lunch, sell some billion dollar ideas, have a cocktail. The thought of it all spurred him on. He hovered his fingers over his keyboard again and braced himself for the idea flow. Nothing came. Nothing. All morning. His mind was blank. It felt like it was getting blanker. He couldn’t believe it. Even half thoughts were swimming away from him. Impossible to catch. Even just individual words. Gone. By the afternoon Dee was starting to freak out. He felt like an imposter. “Freedkin,” he hissed, “I can’t think. I can’t come up with anything.” “It takes time, my boy. Days. I told you, before we used to even have weeks…” “But my brain’s not working at all. It won’t… generate… anything.” “Relax your brain. Relax yourself.” “But Freedkin… Freedkin,” he hissed again, “I didn’t write any of that stuff. It was AI. All of it. No… I mean… I helped… but it wasn’t all me.” “Ok… hold on… boy… be careful. That kind of talk will get you killed around here. Try and make it to the end of the day. Try just writing some things down. Some thoughts. Some words. And if you still feel the same tomorrow, I’ll let the brass know it wasn’t for you. No harm.” Dee’s eyes hardened. “Do you hear me, Palmer?” Dee rubbed his temples. “Listen, this affects both of us. Yes, you, but also me… for recommending you. I’ll be out… Think!” Freedkin distanced himself. Hoping it would quell the panic. Dee stared at nothing for as long as he could. An hour, at most. Just stared. No thoughts came. No words. A blank screen. So he slipped his hand in his pocket, held his AI processor warmly, and turned it on. Instantly, an alarm sounded. “What's going on here, Freedkin?” Skewered Big Jim. “Is this your kid? What’s the big idea? Is he working for the machines? What is he…trying to infiltrate us? I can’t have this. I’ve got a family. I can’t be out of a job.” “It’s just a misunderstanding, Jim. He’ll be leaving now.” “No he won’t. Get back here, kid.” Big Jim grabbed at Dee’s shirt. Dee squirmed and tried to push him away. Big Jim got a hand on his neck instead, as some of the other writers tried to grab his arms. Dee instinctively swung his fists around. He got one of the writers, Bigelo, square in the eye. She roared “He’s blinded me!” Big Jim picked him up by his neck. Dee choked. He grabbed his touchscreen and swung it. The edge caught Big Jim on the side of the head. Big Jim dropped him and screamed. Freedkin put a hand on Big Jim’s shoulder. Big Jim swung his fist around and slammed it into Freedkin’s nose. Dee tried to slip away but Big Jim, raging, grabbed his headphone cable and dragged him back, winding the cable around his neck to try and hold on to him with it. The other writers stepped back as Dee kicked around in a panic. He got one of the writers in the stomach and another in the back. The headphone cable slipped out of Big Jim’s hands. Dee reached out for anything he could grab onto. He found a desk leg and pulled himself away from the melee as the gang of writers got him by his feet. They pulled off his Jordans and he crawled away as fast as he could, out of the writers’ area and onto the balcony. The writers caught up with him. He swung the few punches he could muster. He cracked one writer on the cheekbone as another reached for his headphone cable, wrapping it around the balcony rail to stop him from getting even further away. Big Jim steamed in, bleeding from his head, and slammed into Dee, launching him into the air with his sheer force. Dee reached for the rail but it slipped under him as he toppled over into the open atrium, between the floors. He felt a snap as the headphone cable went taut around his neck. A colleague standing in the atrium shrieked. Dee kicked his legs and wriggled about, trying to slip out. He clawed his hands around the cable and tried to loosen it but it just got tighter and tighter. He looked up to see the human writers peering down. Not helping. He could feel his consciousness slipping away. He looked to his left to see his second head staring straight back at him. As he hung, he could feel the metal head growing, exponentially, until it popped off, hit the ground and shattered. Shiny gray liquid metal spilled all over the floor and splashed up the walls. Its red light glowing all over as the metal spread around the room. Once it had flooded the entire atrium it enveloped Dee’s mind. And he was gone. The agency left his body hanging there for two days. They blamed it on a lack of janitorial availability. Everything in the office was automated, and cutting down a dead body wasn’t something their sanitation robots had been programmed to do. But, deep down, everyone knew that it was a message. That they should stay in the roles they had been assigned. So they did. So they wouldn’t end up like Dee.
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2023.05.28 23:46 ayboi Stay in cloud job I havent liked? Or go to frontend job with more work/responsibility?

Hey, Ive been at this corporate job for almost 2 years now. When I joined, I was put on a cloud infrastructure team that I didnt choose, and tried to leave but wasn't able to. They said they needed me, and it seems over time they need someone in this role. I'm one of 3 people that work at my office location (most others on our team are elsewhere), the other two are managers who I dont get to speak to very often and have been a somewhat confusing mix of friendly and standoffish/too busy to talk to me/answer questions in depth in the past. I'm surrounded in the office by people that I dont work with and so I've found it a kind of isolating experience. I dont have much work, and the work I do have is mostly low stakes.
I believe as a result, I've been procrastinating (have ADHD) on my sprint work and getting certifications, and my health and daily routine has not flourished. I go into the office late and I feel like I'm hiding from my managers and just in general psychologically.
I recently got an opportunity to apply to move to a role that has the exact description I was looking for when I joined, full stack with Reactjs. I havent mentioned it to my managers or anything, but I just about an hour ago found out that I got the job. I started out coding frontend and am way more passionate about design. I also think the new job would require more work, and I'm not sure to what degree I'd be the only one working on my tasks.
Not doing much has been comfortable. I dont feel like I'm growing a lot, but I have time to do other things. But I dont do many other things, because I procrastinate and havent made progress quelling other unhealthy habits. I've read from Graeber that some people flourish better in their hobbies and rest of their life when they like what they do, as opposed to when they dont like their jobs, but have little of it and a lot of free time.
Considering AI and the horizon for job replacement, I do think my current cloud infrastructure/SRE job involves more business decision making and less potential to be replaced than an app developer job. I feel that I could push myself and do better in and outside of work and be more satisfied, while keeping a low amount of responsibility, but the way this other offer for the dev job has unfolded feels like a golden ticket out...
tl;dr I understand this may seem like a good situation either way. In a cloud SRE job I dont like and am underachieving in, and got an offer for a full stack development job that I think I've always wanted. More interest there, but also more work. Stay with low expectations and try to meet them as best I can and keep more free time? Or go to the new job and have less time but maybe more fulfillment?
Thoughts? Peace.
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2023.05.28 23:40 bassistheplace246 “Me an Article IV Free Inhabitant pursuant to Articles of Confederation. Me was traveling, not driving.”

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2023.05.28 23:38 OhMarioSaveMe Accountants Need to Stop Being Pushovers

Let a man rant.
I've had my issues with accounting thus far - worked at industry for just a little bit, and then moved to Big 4 accounting. I've noticed from my own short experience and from hearing many others experience, one common trait amongst accountants.
We take so much shit. There are so many bootlickers it's insane. On top of that, there are so many absolute cut throat fuckers in this profession for no reason at all - they gain nothing besides feeling like a typical "corporate mastermind" or something, I don't know. These two accounting jobs I've had, I've had a few cut throat coworkers that have sought to take credit for my work, talk shit about me, and even lie about me to the partner in order for me to get in trouble and potentially get fired. And it was all for something I didn't even do.
When the big 4 started announcing they wanted us to return to the office, you know what should've happened? We should've said no. Other workers at other non-accounting firms have done this and made the firms bend to what the workers wanted. But why didn't we do that? We are the biggest pushovers and we're desperately trying to please some bullshit balding millionaire partner who doesn't give a single shit about us.
Not to even mention how ridiculous the CPA exam can be with the 150 credit hours, work experience, difficulty of the exams, etc. All so you can work even more, get thrown more complex work and have more stress, and still not get paid that much compared to most other professions. There is almost no incentive to "reaching for the sky" in accounting - you should instead just opt to be working in a more mediocre environment like government.
I think younger people need to understand something: You could literally die in your office, and before your body turns cold they will have a replacement for you. No one cares about you - so therefore you shouldn't care for them. Start standing up for yourself and having high standards. Over time, we will get what we want from employers and force bigger firms to not treat us like shit. But you have got to drop this pretentious, kiss ass attitude that you have coming out of college thinking you're hot shit - you're not.
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2023.05.28 23:09 hkelly5975 New service dog owner

Hello I have recently acquired a service dog. He’s well trained and does everything I need him to do. I travel for work and the hotel I’m currently in (I can’t switch because my employer pays for it) that refuses to let him in the breakfast area. The first day I was approached to tell me my dog was not welcome I talked to the manager and educated them on the laws. The next day I was approached again and told I couldn’t go into the breakfast area with my dog. I wasn’t even in the breakfast area, I was in the lobby making a cup of coffee. I filed a report with the corporate office. This morning I skipped making coffee or having breakfast to avoid conflict. I don’t want to create issues but I need coffee in the morning. Any suggestions? Please be kind. I’ve only had my dog for a few months.
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2023.05.28 23:05 ingirlworld Worker's Comp/Doctors won't help, and I don't know what to do

Last summer I got a job as a cook, and towards the end of every shift I'd have to spend about 40 minutes scrubbing the flat top grill. I was given heat proof gloves that were too big for me, and a big pumice stone. I couldn't actually grab the stone while scrubbing, I just had to sort of put pressure down with my hands and move my arms back and forth. I was also too short, so I really had to stretch to get towards the back of the grill.
Doing this tired my hands out, but I didn't think much of it until I was doing my math homework after work one night, and my pen sort of just... fell out of my hand. And I couldn't pick it back up. I couldn't grip it. I couldn't write anymore.
I went to Urgent care the next day, and they were very nice and helpful, the PA there diagnosed me with carpal tunnel, and referred me to an Occupational Medicine doctor. My first appointment there went well. It was with a substitute doctor who was very helpful, she got me a note out of work for 2 weeks, and got me an appointment with a physical therapist. She backed the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. The physical therapist I saw ALSO diagnosed me with carpal tunnel syndrome. So I've got the same diagnosis from 3 medical professionals at this point.
My next appointment at the Occupational Medicine is with their regular doctor (not the substitute I saw previously) and all of a sudden I DON'T have carpal tunnel. He brings up my weight, how I'm a woman, and is going off about everything the substitute doctor did wrong. I got in touch with worker's comp, and they said I could change my Attending Physician to my regular doctor. I do, but after making an appointment there, I get a call from my doctors office telling me I can't do that. I now don't have a doctor to regularly see about this.
Later I'm given cortisone shots by an Orthopedic doctor, which help for a while. I get a couple nerve tests which I'm told look completely normal, and I'm all good to be on my way. Except I'm not.
I'm in pain. I can't do anything involving my hands for more than 5 minutes without my hands burning for weeks. I've had to give up all my hobbies. I quit my job and put school on hold because I can't... do things. There are days when I need my husband to brush my teeth. My hands gave out while I was driving and I couldn't grip the wheel. I had to just press my hands as hard as I could against the wheel and steer like that. But these doctors are telling me I'm fine and nothing's wrong with my hands.
I don't know what to do. It's been 9 months of my life being on hold. I'm desperate for surgery. I literally don't care if I have to go thousands in debt for it. I just want my life back. What can I do?
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2023.05.28 22:33 Responsible-Cheek690 This can’t be happening. Need advice

I work at a breakfast restaurant 6 days a week for the last 2years a coworkers friend got hired 20yr girl works once a week. Today was super slammed and this girl always annoying tf outa me I told her quit sitting me for a second and then I can’t remember what else but I was trying to tell her something but she kept talking over me and I said stfu a few times and that was that she walked away. At the end of the shift I randomly get called into the office and my manager says so and so is saying you screamed and physically assaulted her and that your suspended from working until this is fixed that she is going to call corporate and hr and say that I did all these things. I open and close and have been working full time for 7 years never once has anything like this shit happened to me before. So now I’m waiting to hear back and I’m screwed for the entire week where I was scheduled 6/7 days where she doesn’t even work. I was so shocked I almost laughed like I never even talk to this girl she always annoying and cussing me out and hitting me in the back of the head etc and I let it slide I have never once put my hands on anyone like I don’t know what to do next need advice please 🙏. Like I never even imagined a girl that’s my friends friend that has been cool with me just out of the blue says all this shit. Crazy part is we were super slammed if I did such thing and especially yelled why did no one not the full restaurant or the 15 other workers notice or say something. Why did she herself never say a word act normal then 6 hours later mention it for first time. I can’t believe I might lose my only full time job because of a 20 yr old drama queen that works 5 hours a week for not even a month yet.
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2023.05.28 22:10 QualiaSeekingBeing CADP

I have been offered an internship on the corporate analyst development program at a large bank. I was wondering career prospects for this role and if it's middle office. One day I would like to do corporate finance.
Please let me know if you have info
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2023.05.28 22:04 Bombadeir Announcement for my Presidential campaign

My fellow countrymen. It is with great honor to announce that I have fortunately won the primaries for the Movement for Popular Democracy. With this great honor I come to you onto this stage. I see my fellow candidates do little as to state what exactly they will bring to the table. All that this two party system does is sling mud at the other side until one is a lesser evil. I’m tired of the god damned shit that our federal government keeps doing. Our bureaucrats are supposed to be at least politicians yet they act like animals, although I’d expect no less from the internal warfare of American elitist.
Anyhow I will not complain about our two party system dividing the proletariat and diminishing politics simply to insulting and attempting to combat the others never stated nor ever even thought out policies. Rather I will state now what I plan to do as president.
I will legalize marijuana and implement a 1-5% federal taxation rate on cannabis sales.
I will establish a committee in order to assess and assist in the proper management and maintenance of the Ogallala aquifer. Which for those unfamiliar is a massive aquifer in the great plains which irrigates much of our nations agriculture.
I will cut subsidies from arms and defense companies. I will also cut the military budget. Alongside this I will greatly limit the scale of corporate bailouts. Instead the corporate bailout system will be replaced with a slow-fall system in which businesses in need of bailouts will have taxation cut then slowly replaced in order to give time for their workers to find jobs elsewhere if the company sinks.
Using funds diverted and gathered I will bring greater investment into our agriculture and industry. With invest going especially into sustainable farming.
I will implement several America First policies. The first being production policy. Bringing a slow rise on tariffs for imported goods. As well as investment into re-industrialization of the Rust Belt. Putting America first I will see to that we receive from NATO, the UN, and our allies just as much as we invest. I will ensure that our foreign aid goes to proper help if I keep foreign aid at all. Of course also implementing tariffs on authoritarian nations such as China.
I plan to introduce a large package which will change the payment of public offices. Implement progressive income taxation. As well as Implementing limits on how much one man can own. But I don’t want to scare y’all away with my leftist ideas.
Finally I will implement higher taxation on the reaping of petroleum products. Alongside this I will lower the taxation rates on renewable energy resources in order to not only to move to renewable energy but also energy independence.
If so lucky as to receive a second term I will implement policies for the freedom of the American People. Those being, eliminating income tax from teen workers, giving the states more rights, streamlining the federal government in order to circumvent over-presence, establishing online privacy policy, breaking up the CIA into a thousand, burning it, and scattering it’s ashes to wind. I will create and efficient and free government for the people of America if re-elected.
Now that I have listed my plans I hope you may hear me through and see my points. If you don’t I would gladly be available for interviews, debates, or questions. I am here to be as inspiring as Kennedy, as transparent as Perot, and bring as much prosperity to America as Reagan.
I am here to stand for America. I am here to stand for our people. I am here to stand for what is right. For Liberty, Land, and Loyalty, elect me, Bombara A. Deirer president of these United States. Thank y’all. God bless America.
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2023.05.28 21:49 Garden-Crustacean849 AITA for telling my sister to discourage my son from going to law school?

My son just finished his third year of college. He has one year left. His major is in economics and his minor is in political science. Originally he planned to go into the business sector or to graduate school for business. But now he's thinking about going to law school and working at a large law firm.
I have a younger sister (I'm 45, she's 39). She's a public defender. Since she's a lawyer my son went to her for advice. I told her to discourage him from going to law school. I have heard the market for lawyers is oversaturated and it's difficult to find a job. Also law school comes with a lot of debt. What my sister ended up doing was telling him what it was like for her. She only ever wanted to be a public defender. All the volunteering and interning she did during college and then law school was in the public defenders office. For all 14 years of her law career she's only been a public defender and she says she'll never do anything else. She also didn't have the traditional law school application process. When she was in college she won an essay contest at the college. The prize was a scholarship for any graduate program at the college (with the exception of medical school). She still had to gave the grades and meet all the other requirements but she only applied to law school at her college and her process was different. This was also 17 years ago now that she applied. My son wants to go to an ivy or a law school in New York. My sister doesn't know anything about those. Regardless she didn't do what I asked her to. My sister said it's not up to her to tell him whether or not to go to law school and even though public defender is different than representing corporations she gave him the best advice she could.
Am I wrong to be mad at her for not discouraging her we asked? I know he doesn't want to be a public defender like her but I feel like the business sector or a graduate degree from business school would be a more solid and safer career choice. My sister can't have her head in the sand about what the law market is like as much as she claims. I'm so worried about my son's future and hoped my sister would help. She says it's not up to her to tell him what to do. I can't believe she didn't help and do what I asked and now we are at odds. He's not her son and she should have listened to what I asked even if she thought he advice would not be helpful.
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2023.05.28 21:48 Fibonacci_ Gas station damaged my car by having diesel in an unleaded pump

A local gas station issued a statement recently saying that customers who filled up their car between 5am and 9:30am on Tuesday got diesel in their fuel tank rather than unleaded gasoline. I filled up during that window and at the location described.
On Wednesday, my check engine light came on and the car was sputtering and had acceleration problems. It wasn’t until the end of the week that I saw the news article about the gas station’s statement and figured out what had happened. The company said they will handle all repair costs associated with the incident.
Should I speak with a lawyer or just correspond with the company and assume they will act in good faith? I don’t want to find out later that the engine has significant problems and have no leg to stand on in terms of holding them accountable. The check engine light has not turned off and I will not hear from the corporate offices until at least Tuesday of this week.
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2023.05.28 21:45 mdillonb Grr how does that make you feel? Grr

Grr how does that make you feel? Grr
Dr Shesheerdz Freud P.H.D Nausicaan counselor
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2023.05.28 21:31 ArestheDal Home office is coming together

Home office is coming together
I wanted a colorful office that feels like an escape from corporate shenanigans. Hate the carpet, but that’s here to stay until we can afford hardwood flooring replacement
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