I’m going to Big Sky this weekend from Minnesota. What should I know about skiing out west vs skiing in MN?
I’m from NYC, and ski mostly in Vermont. The first time I went out West, I did not really know what to expect.The biggest thing, the mountains are more open. We have tree skiing here in the east, but that means very tight glades if you're not in something marked. Out west, almost every can be skiable if the snow is there.And size. They are bigger.I've found that difficulty isn't too hard to adjust to, and the difficulty of runs between the challenging mountains in the East isn't far off from mountains out west, as long as you stay on marked runs. Once you ski off piste, all bets are off.As someone else said, the steep technical runs can be much, much longer than anything you are used to. Example, it's possible to ski almost the full vertical of Jackson Hole (4100 feet) on black and double black rated terrain. Insanely steep, narrow chutes, and trees. Also, insanely fun. Same thing at Snowbird.By comparison, Sugarbush, Smugglers Notch, Whiteface, Jay Peak, and Stowe, all tend to mellow out after their most challenging areas (and aside from.whiteface, all have less than 3000′ from.top to bottom)Most important though, have fun.And if lessons are cheap, take one.
Should I use “are watching” or “watched” to fill in the gap in this sentence: "We … Star War this week"?
“Are watching” is the present progressive tense which is used to express actions that are happening now, actions in progress now, and actions that will occur in the near future.“Watched” is the past tense which is used to express actions that have already happened.Let's say it is Wednesday.“We are watching Star Wars this week” could mean you watched part of it on Monday, then part on Tuesday, and then the remainder will be watched on Friday.“We are watching Star Wars this week” could mean you will watch it on Friday of this week as opposed to next week or next month.“We watched Star Wars this week” would mean you watched it on Monday or Tuesday.
I need help filling out this IRA form to withdraw money. How do I fill this out?
I am confused on the highlighted part.
How much paperwork does an employer have to fill out if an employee quits without putting their two weeks in?
Generally an exit interview is required to return company's items including but not limited to software. Hardware, passwords, company cars and more. The Dept head should sign as well as all the way up the ladder until human resources is satisfied with a clean break of employment
I live in MN. The heat has been out at my place for over a week. Can I ask my landlord to put me in a hotel?
If it has been that long and the landlord has yet to remedy the situation - get on the phone with someone immediately, but not your local Holiday Inn Express.If you’re in the Twin Cities metro area, call 612–728–5767 for the Home Line, a MN non-profit tenancy advocate, or if you’re outstate, call 866–866–3546, or find a housing attorney to speak with.Rules are based on municipality, but, for instance, in the city of Minneapolis, the temperature is required to be above 68 from October 1 through April 30. If you know what the temperature is inside your home, you can report your landlord for not providing adequate housing, however, with good insulation, and the good weather we’ve had for the last 2 weeks, you might not be under that threshold yet.If you pay your own heating bill direct to the energy company (Xcel for electric or Centerpoint for gas?), then you’re subject to the MN Cold Weather Rule wherein your heat cannot be shut off until April 15 for non-payment. This doesn’t cover any sort of malfunction with the equipment, though.Footnotes When is my landlord required to turn the heat on? — HOME Line
If you are filling out job applications, should you set a limit to how many you fill out daily-weekly? Why/why not?
Many people will tell you that looking for a job is a full time job. They’ll tell you it’s a numbers game. Put yourself out there as much as possible and something will eventually work out. They may have a point, but I think they’re also missing some important things that you need to consider.I would know. I’ve applied for hundreds, maybe thousands of jobs since I graduated college. Most of them I never heard back from. For a while, I had a whole system set up. A spreadsheet to track the applications and their results. Automated searches and reminder emails from the major job sites. Resumes publically available for any potential employers to see. I had a goal to apply for as many jobs a day as I could. I’m beginning to realize how all of this was exactly the wrong approach.I’ve had several jobs over this time. I said jobs. Not good jobs, not high paying jobs, not rewarding jobs. Just something to give me a bit of money to allow me to exist in this country for another two week pay period. I’ve gone through spells where I sat, feeling stuck and unfulfilled, in a miserable cubicle making less money every year. Occasionally I’d get angry and bang out a bunch of job applications, hoping someone would throw me a lifeline.They never did. You have to create your own lifeline. You have to save yourself.After a recent layoff, with unemployment benefits, I’ve had a bit of time to think and reflect on my approach and what I’ve done wrong. Here are a few lessons that may apply to your situation also.Quality, not quantity: I mentioned my job application system. I had it all. A template resume with blanks to fill in specific keywords from the job description. Cover letters set up the same way, insert name of this job here. Who has time to write a new letter each time? These HR people are not stupid. Well, some of them probably are. But they do this a lot. They can tell a template form letter every time. Sometimes you make the mistake of forgetting to change the name of the company or job in your letter. I admit to this mistake, multiple times. I’ve also sat down and carefully crafted a well thought out, excellent application package. Usually for that rare job you come across and say “Wow, this is what I want!” It really really sucks when you put in all this effort and don’t get any response. It takes a lot of time to do these kind of applications also. How do we deal with this?Apply for fewer jobs. Be selective. Desperation is a stinky cologne. If you are totally unqualified and send off a generic application, don’t be surprised if you don’t hear back. You’ve wasted your time. You’d be better off not applying at all. If you don’t meet the requirements posted for a job but feel you are the right choice anyways, give them a good explanation of why you’re the right choice. If you just graduated, don’t apply for the CEO job. Similarly, if you see a description for a job that you’re qualified for but know you would hate, save yourself the time and aggravation. It’s very hard to motivate yourself to do all that work knowing that the best possible outcome is to be stuck doing something you hate.Send good applications: Read the job description. Make lists of what they’re looking for, what skills you have, and your specific experience. Find the intersection of these three lists and highlight these points in your application.Consider temp agencies: These people get paid when you get paid. They want to find you something. They’re also typically overwhelmed with people looking for jobs, but most of the jobs I’ve had, unsatisfying as they were, were found for me by temp agencies. A lot of these jobs have the potential to go “permanent” (no job is actually a permanent job, but this is the term that is used for direct employment).Do something other than apply for jobs: This especially applies to periods of unemployment. If you just sit around eating tacos and playing Halo, I wouldn’t hire you either. Do something to improve your skills. Learn a language. Try freelancing. Look into starting your own business if you have an idea. If you don’t, think of ideas. Maybe you’ll think of something you want to try. Have something to put on your resume or LinkedIn profile, or even just to tell an interviewer, other than “Yeah, I’m unemployed...”Relax: The 1950’s are over. The labor market is very different in this country, even compared to just a few years ago. People who couldn’t find a “good job” used to be thought of as lazy, stupid, or unmotivated. “Get a job, you dirty hippy!” As you have already figured out for yourself, it isn’t that simple anymore. They guy making 6 figures who says he’d work at Taco Bell if he was unemployed is lying to you, or he’s an idiot. In any case, ignore him. Reflect: It is very normal for people to go through periods of unemployment and underemployment in today’s economy. There just isn’t the same demand for a bunch of bodies sitting at desks as there once was. Think and reflect on this. Is the career you’re pursuing even going to exist in a few years? Would your energy be better spent getting into something else with more potential? Sometimes it feels like you’re just banging your head against the same cement wall expecting different results. Go find a thinner wall, maybe one of those Japanese ones made of paper and bamboo. You know that old cliche about the definition of insanity...
Between 1929 and 1940 the USSR used only a 6 day week. How did this work out in practice, bearing in mind that the rest of the commercial world used a 7 day week?
From Wikipedia, Week - Wikipedia“Between 1929 and 1931, the USSR changed from the seven-day week to a five-day week. There were 72 weeks and an additional five national holidays inserted within three of them, totaling a year of 365 days. In 1931, after its brief experiment with a five-day week, the Soviet Union changed to a six-day week. Every sixth day (6th, 12th, 18th, 24th and 30th) of the Gregorian Calendar was a state rest day. The five additional national holidays in the earlier five-day week remained and did not fall on the state rest day. But, as January, March, May, July, August, October and December have 31 days, the week after the state rest day of the 30th was seven days long (31st–7th). This extra day was a working day for most or an extra holiday for others. Also as February is only 28 or 29 days depending on whether it is a leap year or not, the first of March was also made a state rest day, although not every enterprise conformed to this. To clarify, the week after the state rest day, 24/25 February to 1 March, was only five or six days long, depending on whether it was a leap year or not. The week after that, 2 to 6 March, was only five days long. The calendar was abandoned 26 June 1940 and the seven-day week reintroduced the next day.”