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Re: “Where's my dick pics at?

Please don't encourage them. Ask if you want them, but please don't encourage them to send when it's not desired. Some of us consider it to be sexual harassment to get unsolicited dick pics.

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Posted by scrubsgirl on 11/01/2016 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Broken?

As a former cellphone rep, I would suggest contacting the manufacturer (samsung, motorola etc) directly. Most of them have a policy that says that if the phone is dropped from less than waist height, it should be fine - and if it breaks, they will replace it.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by scrubsgirl on 06/03/2012 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Cheap bastards and non tippers

Nope. Sorry. Your employer hired you to do your job and pays you to do it - I pay your employer for the food I eat and the service I get - if he can't pay you enough based on the prices he sets then you are working at the wrong place.

Tips are a GRATUITY meaning that I am being gracious and thanking you for something. Bringing me food that I paid for to be cooked and prepared is your job, not something that you do to be nice. If you go above and beyond then yes.. you will get a gratuity from me.

Example: I went to a non-reservation restaurant for my birthday and expected 10 friends to come out - I had the staff put together some tables for us and we had a good portion of the upper level occupied for about 4 hours. The waiter was really excellent at making sure anyone who showed up had a drink, and he even remade my friends drink twice and didn't charge her when it wasn't what she wanted. We weren't pushed into leaving - everyone had a great time with great service. I left the guy a 30% tip because he went above and beyond to make our experience enjoyable - even the ones who just had water.

I work in a customer service role, I book appointments for clients and I clean up after their personal training appointments - I go out of my way to make sure that they have water available and that their equipment has been sanitized. I watch their kids while they change for classes, I call them when they don't show up for a few weeks.. my boss pays me well, but I don't expect (and I don't get) tips. How is what I do any different than what your average waitress/waiter gets? I do what I do because *gasp* it's my JOB!

23 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by scrubsgirl on 04/26/2012 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Oh baby, not for that $$

I am the OP, and actually I DO provide tax receipts for regular clients who ask for them (and pay me more than 100$/month for services) I also report all childcare income on my taxes whether I provided a tax receipt or not...

HOWEVER keep in mind that I end up paying the taxes out of the wages you pay me. If you pay me $25 for the day, I still have to pay taxes out of that plus my expenses. I also have to pay for fuel to go to your home and back, and if I take your kids out somewhere. I pay for insurance on my vehicle (which does cover kids in my care who are in my vehicle, it's an added amount but I do it for safety). The families are the ones who get the tax credit back- not me. At $25/day I probably won't break even unless you are my next door neighbour so it's not worth it to me.

I'm not a daycare. I never claimed to be a daycare. I don't take on multiple families at a time and I don't care for kids in my own home (unless they belong to a friend). I have a regular, full time job in the field that I have a university degree for - I do this on my off hours so that I can pay back the student loans for that degree.
I don't rely on the income from casual childcare to pay my bills - thank god - it's added income that makes me budget a little less strained each month.

Be fair, and realize that private services are going to cost more than daycares. These are your KIDS... if you want to make sure that they are well cared for and not playing in the streets all day, pay me a fair rate for my experience.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by scrubsgirl on 03/13/2012 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Parking on main arteries in downtown Halifax

As one of the people who parks on Lower Water St during my work day (and yes, I come and move my vehicle every 2 hours faithfully - and it is gone before 3:30pm rush traffic) I am really grateful for the 2 hour free parking that has arrived with the one-way street change. I make just over minimum wage, and I have a student loan - yet I require my vehicle for my job so taking the bus is not an option. My employer doesn't even have parking for herself (a downtown pass is at least $200/mth if you can even get one). I could easily spend $100 a week on parking downtown if it wasn't for these new lovely spots on lower water.

I always make sure my car is gone before the major rush at 4pm however, because it's almost impossible to move out of a spot after that time!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by scrubsgirl on 12/23/2011 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Argyle Street pit to become an engaging part of the street? WHAT?

Yes, until it snows and they become covered in snow and the rats/seagulls tear away their business attire like the did with the other 3 mannequins he put there in November and we're left with a mess of wood, insulation and mannequin heads reminiscent of a zombie attack gone wrong.

What a mess - let's just develop it already.

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Posted by scrubsgirl on 12/17/2011 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Dear Halifax, You are Boring

Oh, I do humbly apologize - you must have us mistaken for Toronto.

Come a little further east - participate in some community events, volunteer with local organizations, walk through some of our gorgeous trails and along our beautiful beaches. In my experience, Atlantic Canadians are some of the friendliest people.

Posted by scrubsgirl on 10/07/2011 at 4:10 PM

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