• People who know nothing but you can't tell them anything. Was I wrong?

    My wife is one of those people who feels that she knows everything but is always asking you questions. Questions that she can find out the answers to herself. She can remember everything you said 6 years ago but can’t remember anything you told her 3 months ago. You’re supposed to remember everything she told you about her co-workers but she... show more
    My wife is one of those people who feels that she knows everything but is always asking you questions. Questions that she can find out the answers to herself. She can remember everything you said 6 years ago but can’t remember anything you told her 3 months ago. You’re supposed to remember everything she told you about her co-workers but she can’t remember the name of the teenage girl you have been picking up for church for the past 3 years. This morning I’m on my way to work and she send me a text asking do we have roadside assistance or we need to get AAA. Thinking she may be on the side of the road I ask why. This was her reply, “Why ask Why? Why ask this??? Because we need it is why.” Several months ago I switched our auto insurance policy to GEICO and had her download the app on her phone so she could have access to the policy and insurance cards. All she would have to do is open the app and the policy details are explained right there. No, she decided to send a text asking that question. I’m the type to where if I want to know anything I find out for myself, not reply on someone to answer the question for me. My wife will be 49 years old soon and it puzzles me how she claims to be smarter than me I’ve always liked learning for myself. 3 degrees and not wanting to rely on anyone for anything. My wife, on the other hand, claims she’s so much more smarter than me but can’t remember which side of the car her gas tank is on.
    2 answers · Marriage & Divorce · 2 days ago
  • Why does she have a problem with my daughter laying around while her school is closed?

    My daughter is a senior in college and attends school close to the coast of NC. Last Tues I had to go pick her up ahead of Hurricane Florence because the school closed and as of right now there's no telling when they will open back up because they have no power. Well, when I picked her up all she brought home was a bag of clothes and her... show more
    My daughter is a senior in college and attends school close to the coast of NC. Last Tues I had to go pick her up ahead of Hurricane Florence because the school closed and as of right now there's no telling when they will open back up because they have no power. Well, when I picked her up all she brought home was a bag of clothes and her bookbag. She left everything in her dorm/apt. That included the TV that was in her bedroom at home which she took to school. For the past 3 or 4 days my daughter has been laying on the sofa watching TV in our living room, simply because the TV that was in her room is now in her dorm at school, which she didn't bring home with her. Yesterday morning my wife tells me that she doesn't want my daughter lounging on the sofa all day long. When I asked why she said, "just cause." She thinks that makes the house look messy to have someone just laying on the sofa all day watching TV. I explained to her that she doesn't have a TV in her room and it's not that big of a deal. In the living room there's a sofa and a TV, what else are you suppose to do with it? No sooner than 30 minutes later goes by than my wife's 23 year old son wakes up, goes in the living room, and crashes on the sofa watching TV. Here's the catch. He has a TV in his room. Ok, she didn't want my daughter to lay on the sofa and watch TV who doesn't have a TV in her room in our house but the minute her son does it everything is fine.
    5 answers · Marriage & Divorce · 3 days ago
  • Do I have to tilt my wall mount TV?

    My wife and I currently have a 50" tv mounted on top of an entertainment center with a pole up the back for the stand. We've had it for a few years and it's been fine. We can see it clearly and there's little distortion when you view it from the side or even a sitting position. We decided to upgrade to a new 65" LED 4k UHD... show more
    My wife and I currently have a 50" tv mounted on top of an entertainment center with a pole up the back for the stand. We've had it for a few years and it's been fine. We can see it clearly and there's little distortion when you view it from the side or even a sitting position. We decided to upgrade to a new 65" LED 4k UHD TV but this one I want to mount on the wall because I'm not sure I want to put a larger TV on that stand. I've been doing a lot of research on TV mounts and I'm torn between the flush mount or the tilting ones. My question is this. Do we have to tile the TV on the wall? I've heard that you do that for optimal viewing but we have several flat screen in our house and they are all standing upright. Our TV in the bedroom is set up on the base stands that come with it and we don't have a problem seeing it. It's not tilted a few degrees forward. I plan to mount the new TV at about the same height as the one we currently have, maybe a few inches higher but do I have to buy a tilting mount or will a flush mount suffice? Honestly, is there really that much of a difference between the two?
    TVs · 1 week ago
  • If I can't invite mine then you can't invite yours. Was I wrong?

    My wife has this thing to where no one ever invites us to anything. Simply / possibly because she's a bit unsocial. Anyway, last week I mentioned cooking out for Labor Day weekend. The first thing out of her mouth was, "just us, right? We're not inviting anyone!" Well, that meant my god-daughter and her three kids whom I... show more
    My wife has this thing to where no one ever invites us to anything. Simply / possibly because she's a bit unsocial. Anyway, last week I mentioned cooking out for Labor Day weekend. The first thing out of her mouth was, "just us, right? We're not inviting anyone!" Well, that meant my god-daughter and her three kids whom I loving call my grand kids. I helped raise this girl when her father was killed when she was about 3. Ok, Sat night we were talking and my wife mentioned that she had told her son and his girlfriend to come over. Ok, I can't invite my daughter and her kids but you can invite your son and his girlfriend? Her thinking is that her son still lives there so she didn't see a problem with it. No, he stays with his girlfriend at her parent's house 5 or 6 nights a week then one day a week he'll come home. To me, technically, he doesn't live here. He just keeps his stuff there. We were cooking out Sunday and I told her that we've never invited him home for a Sunday dinner because he's always with his girlfriend and her parents so why now would you invite him to Sunday dinner / cookout? And, on top of that invite his girlfriend to come over. I enjoy cooking and inviting people over. We had our 2 year old granddaughter with us because he dad still lives with us and I was going to set up the big blow up pool and let her play in the water. My god-daughter has 3 kids of her own now and I thought they'd have fun playing in the water on a hot day.
    5 answers · Psychology · 2 weeks ago
  • How you feel about being fed the scraps?

    The title may be a little misleading so let me explain. I currently have been withing a contract assignment for a company at a bank in the mortgage dept. There are about 8 other contract employees helping out the full time home loan advisers. Every so often the company will buy lunch or have it catered for the employees. Most of the time... show more
    The title may be a little misleading so let me explain. I currently have been withing a contract assignment for a company at a bank in the mortgage dept. There are about 8 other contract employees helping out the full time home loan advisers. Every so often the company will buy lunch or have it catered for the employees. Most of the time it's a free for all and we all eat. But other times they'll send out an email to say that the regular employees need to eat first then the contract employees can some get what's left. That's happened a few times in the past. I'm just one of those who feels that if I can sit side by side with you and work with you all day then I shouldn't be treated less than you. Today, lunch was catered in again and the word went out that the regular employees need to eat first and the contract employees can have what's left. My question is this. How would you feel if your company brought in food for everyone but told you you had to wait to get what was left after everyone else had picked over it and gotten most of the good stuff? I personally bring my lunch in everyday but there are some contract employees who complain about this. One contract employee didn't wait. He was in line with the regular employees. Today is his last day so I guess he figured who cares.
    15 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 3 weeks ago
  • Do I have to ask my wife's permission to keep our granddaughter?

    My wife's oldest son, 23 years old, has a 2.5 year old daughter whom we love with all our heart. She's a precious little girl. People just love to see her. Well, last year when her son fell out with his granddad and he put him out my wife allowed him to move back in with us. I told her then that with him being back with us that meant his... show more
    My wife's oldest son, 23 years old, has a 2.5 year old daughter whom we love with all our heart. She's a precious little girl. People just love to see her. Well, last year when her son fell out with his granddad and he put him out my wife allowed him to move back in with us. I told her then that with him being back with us that meant his daughter would be there for weekend visits. I negotiated with the baby momma and her son to allow every other weekend visitation and that's been working fine for months now. Well, we didn't have her last weekend and this is his weekend again. I text the baby momma to ask if we could keep her an extra day since Labor Day was Monday and she said fine. I wanted to grill out and pull out our blow up kiddie pool for her to play in the water for a while. I just text my wife to let her know she'll be there an extra day and she nearly cut my head off. Her argument is that she doesn't really like having kids around. I told her that with her letting him move back with us that his daughter is a part of that package. She's complaining about not having any time to herself without kids being around but our granddaughter is only there 2 out of every 14 days. Then she says that I don't need to be talking directly to the baby momma without her knowing about it. Why? Am I not adult enough to arrange extra visitation or is she scared that I'm going to try and hit on this little 19 year old girl.
    9 answers · Family · 3 weeks ago
  • Does stress cause seizures?

    My wife's oldest son from her first marriage has suffered from seizures all his life. He's 23 years old now. When he turned 15 he started getting into trouble in school and eventually started getting arrested. He now has a lengthy criminal record which includes a felony. He also was a 2.5 year old daughter which my wife and I support and... show more
    My wife's oldest son from her first marriage has suffered from seizures all his life. He's 23 years old now. When he turned 15 he started getting into trouble in school and eventually started getting arrested. He now has a lengthy criminal record which includes a felony. He also was a 2.5 year old daughter which my wife and I support and then a new born that was born recently. He's been back home with us since last Nov. and has worked all of about a month. I told him that he had till the end of the month to get a job or get out. My wife doesn't like that. On top of that, his first baby momma is now hounding him for child support. He thinks buying a pair of shoes every now and then or an outfit is support. This past weekend he had 3 seizures in the span of about 24 hours. My wife thinks we're putting too much stress on him and we're, me and his first baby momma, is stressing him out. Leave it up to her, she'd leave him alone for his health and continue to support his first child. His second baby momma hardly lets him see his new baby because he doesn't bring any money when he comes to visit. This is a kid who drinks and smokes weed but stress is causing his seizures for the past week. He's on medication for it but I don't think the stress of getting a job or supporting his children is that much on him to cause him to have seizures. Could it be the combination of the medicine, weed, and alcohol?
    1 answer · Marriage & Divorce · 3 weeks ago
  • Am I really stressing my wife out?

    We've been together about 16 years and as you know the saga with her oldest son (from her first marriage) he's a 23 year old deadbeat felon with 2 kids he doesn't support. Last Nov my wife allowed him to move back in with us because his granddad kicked him out for smarting off. Well, since he's been back with us he had his 2nd... show more
    We've been together about 16 years and as you know the saga with her oldest son (from her first marriage) he's a 23 year old deadbeat felon with 2 kids he doesn't support. Last Nov my wife allowed him to move back in with us because his granddad kicked him out for smarting off. Well, since he's been back with us he had his 2nd baby. His mom and I are literally supporting the first one. He's worked probably a total of a month simply because he can't keep a job due his numerous court dates and getting into more trouble. Well, the other week I told her he had till Nov to get a job and start paying rent or he had to go and her argument was that she didn't want him out on the street. That's not my problem. Earlier this week his first baby momma hit us up about when is he going to start giving anything in support for their daughter. I have had enough. Now this girl is texting us about money. I text him this past Mon and told him he had till the end of this month to get a job and start paying his baby momma support and us rent or he had to go. All week when I get home from work he's not here and he doesn't come in till after I've gone to sleep so he'a obviously avoiding me. I'm off on Fridays so today he can't avoid me. He's still in bed. I told my wife that I didn't want him sleeping all day and she told me that I'm stressing her out with this crap. I don't feel I'm stressin gher out as much as I don't want a grown *** man living in my house bringing babies into the
    6 answers · Family · 4 weeks ago
  • Co-workers make more than you. What do you do?

    Back in March I accepted an assignment with a staffing agency to work for a company cold calling their already established customers in regards to a new home loan or refinance. I was told then that the salary was $14 an hour. Being unemployed I accepted it because it wasn't hard work. Dial a number, give the script, then dial the next number.... show more
    Back in March I accepted an assignment with a staffing agency to work for a company cold calling their already established customers in regards to a new home loan or refinance. I was told then that the salary was $14 an hour. Being unemployed I accepted it because it wasn't hard work. Dial a number, give the script, then dial the next number. There are a number of contract workers at this particular company doing the exact same thing. In the past month they hired a few other contract workers who are doing the same thing as me becasue the workload was backing up. No, I'm not the only contract worker there, Prior to me being hired there were already 8 or 10 already doing the job. Well, yesterday one of the new ones told me that he was making $16 an hour and then the girl next to me said she was making $17 an hour for doing the EXACT SAME THING I'm doing. I'm a little upset that the agency I work for is keeping more money from me than other workers are getting paid. Granted, the majority of the contract workers are working for different agencies and I was totally unaware of the pay discrepancy. I feel the company is paying the same amount for the workers but the different agencies are paying the employees different rates. I called my agency yesterday to demand more pay. How do you think that will go over with them? If you found out several co-workers were making more than you for the same job what would you do?
    7 answers · Law & Ethics · 2 months ago
  • Should you always be available to your spouse?

    My wife has this idea that when she wants to do something I should drop any and everything I'm doing and do what she wants. She also feels that we NEVER do anything. Money is tight with us now and some weeks we barely make it by with paying bills and just trying to keep gas in our old cars. Yesterday at work she sends me a text to say she... show more
    My wife has this idea that when she wants to do something I should drop any and everything I'm doing and do what she wants. She also feels that we NEVER do anything. Money is tight with us now and some weeks we barely make it by with paying bills and just trying to keep gas in our old cars. Yesterday at work she sends me a text to say she wanted to go to the movies. She wanted to see the new Incredibles 2 movie. I'm almost 49 and she's 48. We don't have young kids anymore but she said that when our kids were younger and we bought the first Incredibles movie on DVD that she assumed I wanted to see the sequel. Honestly, I don't. I guess I've aged out of cartoon movies. But now she's upset that I seem to not want to do anything with her today. Oh, and as far as the movie goes, she had planned a night of dinner and a movie but she told me she wasn't going to pay for everything so I needed to kick in on one or the other. Thanks for spending my money without asking. She feels she doesn't have to ask me what I have planned on Sat because as her wife I should always be available for her. I actually have plans myself. My sister wants me to come to her house and put up a couple of ceiling fans. My daughter wants me to change the oil and spark plugs on her car. But the most important thing I'm working on is a woodworking project making a piggy bank for one of our granddaughters. I've been working on it a couple of weeks and had plans to do other things to it this
    24 answers · Marriage & Divorce · 3 months ago
  • Cold calling customers: would you do it?

    Several months ago I accepted a contract assignment with an online bank and my job was to call their established customers and ask them if they might be interested in a new home load or refinance. It's a new program with this bank. We're only calling their customers so it's not like we're going down the phone book. These are... show more
    Several months ago I accepted a contract assignment with an online bank and my job was to call their established customers and ask them if they might be interested in a new home load or refinance. It's a new program with this bank. We're only calling their customers so it's not like we're going down the phone book. These are customers who already have an auto loan or deposit account with this bank. Well, we are asked to call approx. 200 customers a day and try to get 3 transfers to a loan adviser. The problem with that is this. You may go hours without a bite. Most calls go to voicemail and when you do get a live person most aren't interested. On the off chance you get someone who is interested they start asking you questions that you can't answer because you're not a licensed loan adviser. So when you tell them you want to transfer them they all of a sudden lose interest. Well, some days I get 2 transfers, some days I get none. On the rare occasion I may get 3. Now the manager on the job has be doing a project for him that takes me about an hour in the morning and about a half hour in the afternoon which means I'm not making calls. Yesterday I received a call from my agency saying that my numbers weren't looking great and I needed to try to improve them. You can't force a customer to want to speak to a loan adviser about refinancing their loan or possibly taking out a new home loan. And since this bank is new to the industry they only offer conventional loans.
    9 answers · Personal Finance · 3 months ago
  • Am I not accommodating to my wife at bedtime?

    My wife has this thing to where when she's sleepy and ready to go to bed then I too mush go to bed. WE typically hang out in our bedroom with the TV on and just chilling. I have a lamp on my side of the bed. When she turns over to go to sleep then all of a sudden the light bothers her even though she has the covers up over her head. ... show more
    My wife has this thing to where when she's sleepy and ready to go to bed then I too mush go to bed. WE typically hang out in our bedroom with the TV on and just chilling. I have a lamp on my side of the bed. When she turns over to go to sleep then all of a sudden the light bothers her even though she has the covers up over her head. She'll make smart comments about not being able to sleep with the light on so I'll turn it off. Then if I grab my cell phone and play a game on it while watching TV with the volume plum near on zero because the sound bothers her then the light from the cell phone bothers her too. I have the volume on my phone all the way down but again, the light from my phone annoys her. Her back is turned away from me and again, the covers are over her head. It's not like I have my cell phone right in her face playing a game and plus, her eyes are closed. She has this thing to were if I do something that she doesn't like I'm suppose to change it to accommodate her but if she does something I don't like I have to just supposed to live with it. How am I wrong in this situation, because according to her I'm not accommodating at all. When she's tired I'm suppose to go to sleep too.
    7 answers · Marriage & Divorce · 4 months ago
  • Does it matter when I bought the card?

    My wife told me last night that she was a little upset because I bought her a “last minute” Mother’s Day card. I stopped by the store Sat. afternoon / evening and picked up a nice card for her. That, on top of the fact that she said she didn’t enjoy her mother’s day because I didn’t spend much time with her. Both our mothers are still alive so... show more
    My wife told me last night that she was a little upset because I bought her a “last minute” Mother’s Day card. I stopped by the store Sat. afternoon / evening and picked up a nice card for her. That, on top of the fact that she said she didn’t enjoy her mother’s day because I didn’t spend much time with her. Both our mothers are still alive so we’ve been doing this some 15 years now. She spends the day with her mom and I spend it with mine. We don’t have any kids together but she does have kids from her first marriage. When I got home around 6 or 7 PM she was not happy that we only had a few hours left in the day to hang out. And for those who may ask, no, we’re not going to get our mothers together next year for a group thing. That’s feasibly impossible because I have 6 other brothers and sisters so I’m not about to pull our mom from them simply to appease my wife. But does she have a right to be upset because I bought her card the day before? It’s not like I waited till Monday and got her a greatly discounted card. I gave her her card Sunday morning before I left for church. She feels that as her wife and a mother I should have spent time with her. I’m sorry, but my mom takes priority over my wife on Mother’s day.
    1 answer · Marriage & Divorce · 4 months ago
  • Was I wrong to just get my wife a card for Mother's Day?

    I get to work this morning and the girl next to me asked what I got my wife for mother’s day. I told her a nice card and you would have thought I had two heads at that point from the look on her face. I even told her that we didn’t spend the day together. I spent it with my mom and she spent it with hers. My wife and I have been together for... show more
    I get to work this morning and the girl next to me asked what I got my wife for mother’s day. I told her a nice card and you would have thought I had two heads at that point from the look on her face. I even told her that we didn’t spend the day together. I spent it with my mom and she spent it with hers. My wife and I have been together for some 15 years and we have no kids together. Step kids, my daughter and her sons, but no biological kids together. She looks at me and says I need to be ashamed of myself for just getting a card. I told her that my wife is not my momma and she didn’t have any of my kids so I thought a nice card was appropriate. This particular girl is married and her and her husband don’t have kids either but they have a dog which she treats at her child. She said he got her some shoes and something else. I’m a firm believer that just because you’re a female and possibly married but have no kids, that doesn’t put you in the category of a mother. Dogs don’t count. Again, why do people feel they can force their views onto you for what works in your relationship. Both me and my wife’s parents are still alive and we rarely spend that day together, mother’s or father’s day. Silly question, but was I wrong to just get my wife a card and not an actual gift?
    33 answers · Marriage & Divorce · 4 months ago
  • Why do people feel the way you handle your relationship is wrong?

    I love it how people, namely single people, like to tell you how you are supposed to conduct your relationship. My wife and I have been together some 15+ years. She came in with two sons and I came in with a daughter. We don’t have kids together. Both our parents are still alive and for Mother’s and Father’s Day we usually spend it apart because... show more
    I love it how people, namely single people, like to tell you how you are supposed to conduct your relationship. My wife and I have been together some 15+ years. She came in with two sons and I came in with a daughter. We don’t have kids together. Both our parents are still alive and for Mother’s and Father’s Day we usually spend it apart because we’re with our respective parents. For Mother’s Day I get my wife a nice card and she gets me one for Father’s Day. Today, a female co-worker asked me what I had gotten for my wife and I told her nothing. When she asked why I explained to her how we do things. She said that even though we don’t have kids together I needed to acknowledge her as a mother. Isn’t giving her a card acknowledgement enough? My mom is alive and I spend the day with her and my wife does the same with her mom. I love it how people like to push their views off on you. My sister and brother-in-law don’t exchange Christmas gifts because they say they do enough for each other during the year. That works for them. Who cares what anyone else things. Why do people love to tell you how your relationships are supposed to go?
    5 answers · Other - Family & Relationships · 4 months ago
  • Granddaughter s birthday dinner. Should we not go because her dad can t afford it?

    I’ll try to keep this brief. My 23 year old step-son has a baby by a girl. My wife and I love her to death. She’s going to be 2 in a few days. Momma is a few years younger and is having a hard time supporting her because my step-son isn’t paying child support. For the past few weeks the mom has been trying to find a location to have her... show more
    I’ll try to keep this brief. My 23 year old step-son has a baby by a girl. My wife and I love her to death. She’s going to be 2 in a few days. Momma is a few years younger and is having a hard time supporting her because my step-son isn’t paying child support. For the past few weeks the mom has been trying to find a location to have her birthday party but it’s hard to find a free place for kids that age. There are a number of places but they all cost. My step-son feels like if he gives her $50 or $60 ever few weeks she’s supposed to stretch that. Long story short, the birthday party is off at this point. My grandbaby’s momma called me yesterday to say that instead of a party she just wants to get both families together and have a nice dinner at a Japanese steak house this Thursday. I told my wife yesterday and she said we couldn’t go because her son couldn’t afford it. My issue is this. He can’t afford his first child so what does he do? He goes out and gets another girl pregnant who is about to drop any day now. This steak house is probably going to be easily $100 bill for the two of us but my wife said we can’t go because her son can’t afford that. We both get paid Thurs and it’s not a problem for us to go so why can’t we go. No, I’m an advocate of making a man step up to the plate and live up to his responsibilities so if he can’t go then he should have learned to manage his money better.
    16 answers · Family · 5 months ago
  • Should different employees have different dress codes?

    I recently accepted an assignment through a temp agency and was told it was a very laid back office environment. It's for an online bank and they have corn hole stations all over the building. The contract employees job is to call some 200 people a day trying to convince them to speak to a loan adviser about possibly taking out a new home... show more
    I recently accepted an assignment through a temp agency and was told it was a very laid back office environment. It's for an online bank and they have corn hole stations all over the building. The contract employees job is to call some 200 people a day trying to convince them to speak to a loan adviser about possibly taking out a new home loan. When one is interested we transfer the call to a loan adviser. Well, the first few days multiple people are walking around in jeans and very casual wear. So, the next week I wear jeans on a Tues and the manager of the contract employees pulls me to the side and basically tells me that the temp employees aren't allowed to wear jeans except for Fridays and that we should dress for the job we want. Meaning if you want to be a manager or CEO you need to dress in shirt and tie often. He also said that only the home loan advisers were allowed to wear jeans everyday. Granted, no one mentioned the dress code when I began the assignment and it doesn't bother me to wear dress slacks and a polo shirt 4 days a week. But my question is this. Can a company have different dress codes for different employees? Would you want to work side by side at a desk wtih someone and you had to dress up while they can dress down?
    11 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 5 months ago
  • Can you live off $11 an hour in today's economy?

    The Details: 48 year old male. Daughter in college I'm trying to support. 2 adult step sons who still live at home but wife doesn't think they should have to pay to live here. Bills include rent, lights, water, cable, cell phones, internet. Not to mention food and two cars that both are at least 14 years old. Wife works. I'm... show more
    The Details: 48 year old male. Daughter in college I'm trying to support. 2 adult step sons who still live at home but wife doesn't think they should have to pay to live here. Bills include rent, lights, water, cable, cell phones, internet. Not to mention food and two cars that both are at least 14 years old. Wife works. I'm currently unemployed and looking for work after my last contract assignment ended after 2+ years. A lot of companies are resorting to contract workers because it saves them money in the long run. I'm struggling trying to find a descent paying job. My last salary was $14.42 an hour but the only jobs I'm finding in my field only want to pay $12 or $12.50. My wife just sent me a text to say that she heard of a warehouse position paying $11 an hour and that I need to consider that just to bring some money into the house. $11 an hour is very low and would not help out much around the house. $11 an hour may be fine for a 20 or 25 year old but someone almost 50 with major bills to pay that's not going to help at all. Should I lower my salary requirements with the hopes that I can renegotiate at a later date? Even if I was to get the job and renegotiate it probably won't happen for months down the road and I'm sure I'm not going to go from $11 an hour to $14 or $15 an hour which would be a more livable wage.
    3 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 7 months ago
  • How long should you wait for a background check and start date?

    Mid Jan I was presented with an opportunity by a staffing agency to begin a 3 month assignment with a company. They tell me I had to do a phone interview with a gentleman who would be calling me on the following Monday for a phone interview. I nail it and several days later the recruiter calls to inform me that I've been accepted for the... show more
    Mid Jan I was presented with an opportunity by a staffing agency to begin a 3 month assignment with a company. They tell me I had to do a phone interview with a gentleman who would be calling me on the following Monday for a phone interview. I nail it and several days later the recruiter calls to inform me that I've been accepted for the position. This was Jan 31st. After filling out the paperwork and doing the drug test I was told that this particular company wants to do a 7 year background check. I was told that they needed either W2's or pay stubs from a job I worked back in 2012. I tell them I dont' have that and they tell me that they need it to move forward with me. It's not Feb 26th and I still don't have a start date. I have spoken to the rep several times and they keep telling me that they are still working on the background check. Last Wed the woman told me that she should have a start date soon and I could begin possibly by Monday (today). Well, today is here and I have not heard anything from them. I just call and again I'm being told that they have sent everything over to the the company and they are just waiting on the hiring managers to get back to them as far as my start date. I told the woman that if I have not heard anything back from them by the end of the day to pull my info and not to contact me again. Am I shooting myself in the foot or are they dragging their feet?
    2 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 7 months ago
  • Why is she questioning me on everything?

    I understand that couple talk and ask each other things but my wife seems to ask questions for no reason. Simple questions that any sane person should already know the answer to. I'm currently unemployed and looking for work and have my resume on a number of sites. Last night while fixing dinner my phone rings and I answer it. It's a... show more
    I understand that couple talk and ask each other things but my wife seems to ask questions for no reason. Simple questions that any sane person should already know the answer to. I'm currently unemployed and looking for work and have my resume on a number of sites. Last night while fixing dinner my phone rings and I answer it. It's a recruiter calling about a possible job. I answer the phone and say, Hello, yes, I'm still looking for work." Then I step outside because we tend to have shaky cell service inside our house. A few minutes later I come back inside and my wife says to me, "why'd you go outside?" She thinks I'm always up to something when she can't hear the conversation even though she's had to step outside herself to hear clearly. She then gets mad when I ask her why she wants to know. The other night I was in the bedroom with her playing around on my tablet or something and she starts up one of her Netflix shows I've never heard of. I really didn't want to see it and would rather watch the Olympics so I grab my stuff and head around the corner to the living room and the first thing out of her mouth was, "you going to the living room?" I'm like, come on! Do I have to be up under you all the time? We have a tv in every room but if we're not together watching the same show then she thinks we're not a couple. Been together some 15 years, married almost 8. I'm 48, she's 47. I don't need to be in your eye sight all the time for you to feel secure.
    2 answers · Marriage & Divorce · 7 months ago