This was lovely. I've slowly come to the conclusion that life, at least my life and probably yours, is a two-person job.
I looked into this a little bit, and I don't think this was a good balancing of risks. The park was 22-27 minutes away by foot -- NOT just down the block -- in a suburban, moderately wooded area. I'm all for kids playing outside, but the difference between this young lady and a free-range kid is that if a free-range kid breaks their arm, a parent working from home can usually take a few minutes away from their work day to look after them. I don't think this is as likely at McDonalds.
@femwanderluster. Building Structure is designed by structural engineers. Nothing to do with architects -- architects have a duty to the public to maintain safety, and are professionals because it is understood that their jobs are too complex for laymen to appreciate. Same goes for engineers. And doctors.
Words mean things. And people who steal? Are jerks, writers or not.
Off topic, I know, but why do these people call themselves story 'architects'? I am an architect. This is not architecture. Why not call yourself a story designer, or YA Novel Facilitors? Architect is a word that references a specific set of skills that have nothing to do with this job. Go steal someone else's professional designation.
I am being an architect RIGHT NOW (or would be if I wasn't on the HP, obvs.)and although there is a lot of school (you pretty much have to get a masters to become a registered architect anywhere in North America) it is a great job in that you can practice up to and beyond retirement age. The cut-off for being a 'young' architect is about 40.
@Super Nintendo Chalmers just logged in to say your screen name is my literal name and it is wigging me out.
That is all.
@Absurd Bird Why should she have to pay for more than her salad and water? Maybe she was saving up! Maybe she had crazy student loans! Just because she has a big salary doesn't absolve everyone else from paying *their* fair share. As long as she covers what she orders AND A TIP, how on earth is that 'really sh*tty'??
@garli THIS. to be a homeowner, I apparently have two options: move so far out of town the commute begins to exceed the time I spend *at* work, or (continue) to spend ALL THE MONEY on a place where I can bike to work (and groceries, and friend-homes). Neither is appealing, but I'm certainly not going to move to Kelowna (not to mention my bf and I both have jobs that really only exist in large cities and cannot telecommute)
@redheaded&crazie: Completely off-topic, I wish you good luck in Whistler and for goodness sake BAG IT UP because there are endemic STD's there due to the non-stop party atmosphere generated by a million transient Aussies. Also, possibly the best place on the continent to be a single lady.
I would like to see more articles with the final tag.