By Agnes Linsay

by Agnes Linsay - 2020 years ago

LPT You shouldn’t be afraid to look stupid in life

Growing up in school, I hated putting myself in the light. I hated doing presentations and public speaking or sports or anything where the attention was on me for one simple reason, I didn’t wanna look stupid. The sooner I realized we all eventually look stupid in life, the sooner I was able to laug...

by Agnes Linsay - 2020 years ago

LPT When you interview for a job, make sure you ask the interviewer if the organization ever made changes to company policy or procedures to accommodate employees during a large scale natural disaster. This will provide valuable insight into the company c

There are a lot of articles that cover what type of questions are the best ones to ask, but really I think this will be at the top of the list for the next decade. Every company has a great set of vision and values posted on websites and company walls - but when you ask this specific question you wi...

by Agnes Linsay - 2020 years ago

LPT: If you get a depressingly large medical bill, stay calm -- most healthcare providers are willing to offer fairly generous payment plans (e.g., $1,200 becomes $50 per month for two years). Not fun, but better than having your day ruined. Just call the

Alternatively, you can make good faith payments whenever feasible. For example, $20 every few weeks. Paying the entire balance might take a really long time, but you'll always be able to validly show, "I'm doing as much as I can," so the organization will be much less likely to han...

by Agnes Linsay - 2020 years ago

LPT: If you're taking classes on Zoom, always leave your camera on and answer the teachers' questions as much as possible. Teaching is harder than ever with no live student feedback; professors will REALLY appreciate participation and remember your name a

For context, I am a 21-year-old college student. Although normally I'm the one taking classes rather than teaching them, I've had a part-time-job for the last few summers teaching math to kids, and this summer I'm doing it on Zoom for the first time. After my college went online last sem...

by Agnes Linsay - 2020 years ago

LPT: When you find other drivers blocking your progress, driving like idiots or just being dumb, make light of it by pretending they are there for that specific purpose: to interfere with your day. These specific people who go to such lengths are all memb

"The Committee" members communicate with each other via radio. When one horrible, slow annoying driver turns off your route, you'll see another quickly take their place. They think they are being smart, but my husband and I can spot them a mile away. "Here comes another member of...