bathroom. Originally Posted: Thu, 6 Nov 04:01 EST
I have a huge bathroom.
Date: 2008-11-06, 4:01AM EST
I am a female in my mid 60's and I am looking for a room mate. Times are tight and I need some extra money.
I am willing to rent out my bathroom in my 1 bedroom east village home.
My bathroom is large. You can easily put a twin air mattress in there. I only ask that when I need to use the bathroom, you or your air mattress are not in it.
I do ask that when you are in the apartment, you confine yourself to the bathroom. I do not feel comfortable with a stranger walking around my living room. This might change as I get to know you better.
You may have guest over as long as they are cnfined to the bathroom as well. This might seem a bit odd but please remember the rent is $400 and the bathroom is large.…
placements. That's great as a recruiter, but if I invited you to a dinner party with business contacts, and you started passing around lists of jobs you wanted to place, I'd take you aside and tell you to relax and try the clam dip. LinkedIn is a dinner party, not a networking event.
Open Networking is like Multi-level Marketing - it's only great if you're one of them. Most people can't stand the idea of sharing contacts - and it's their right to do so. They may connect with you, and then regret it, or they may connect, and not realize what you meant. There are a lot more of them then there are of you, and as you aren't paying for the privilege (are you paying for the premium packages?) in the way they want you to, you're trying to game the network for your benefit and don't seem too concerned about the rest.
My advice would be to backup your contacts, diversify your networking across multiple sites, and don't be surprised if they bounce you. You should also look at how much money you've made on LinkedIn. If you're making great money, put it under the mattress, because they're cracking down on your behavior.
If you're not making a lot of money, then you're generating statistical noise that actually hurts the rest of us. LinkedIn is voluntary. Users have to choose to spend time there. If you are making someone uncomfortable, you have to figure that eventually, you're going to get bounced.
And for the rest of you - export that contact list.…
Added by Jim Durbin at 10:13pm on February 4, 2009
ty. It was a name suitable for a princess and I had read enough fairy tales to know that I, indeed, wanted to be a princess. Who wouldn’t? Except when it came to sleeping uncomfortably on a pea, that is.
I thought Rayanne was too boyish, but as I got older, I realized the “Anne” part made it severely less than boyish. Of course, there were those who failed to take the time to really read what my name was and would rattle off indiscriminately the following variations: Roseanne, Raylene, Roxanne, Royanne, Rossanne, and my personal favorite Renee – which looks nothing like Rayanne, unless you are lesdixic. And I later made the ultimate sacrifice by naming my second daughter that very name: Renee.
My first recruiting boss settled into calling me Ray almost from day one and it has since stuck. Talk about sounding boyish. I have since settled in very nicely to liking my name and its multiple derivatives. Except when Animal decided I must from the South with a father named John Boy and a mother named Sue Ellen. Truth be told, there aren’t many women named Ray in recruiting, or even Rayanne – for that matter. So, in the end, it has all worked out pretty well for me.
As I would leave my home for a party or dance or some other potentially dangerous youth activity, My mom and dad would typically say to me, “Remember who you are. Remember who you represent. Remember your name – our name.” Those words had significant impact on me and I have found myself using them on my own children. And now, I not only represent the Thorn name or just myself, but also my company and even my industry. It is not always easy to remember this or to stand in the right light with the right people – whoever they might be. But as long as I remain cognizant of that and that I am not a Bog Princess named Fred, I think I can stay on track.
What does it mean to be a representative of my company, of my industry? Well, I am certainly not perfect – nor have I ever claimed to be…, but I am a hard worker and I try my darnedest to do the things that will bring the best the results. It’s part of that whole “better way” quest I have for myself. It means I try to keep in the forefront of my mind who I am and what I want to achieve – what my company needs to achieve for growth, market saturation, securing revenue, enjoying profit and longevity. I have a part in that – as does every other hand on our constantly swabbed deck. The sum of the parts is greater than the whole.
A rose by any other name, I mean a thorn…
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