Please explain to me how two complete strangers are shoving anything in your face? Also, the last time that I checked, college professors and the military aren't exactly members of the 1%.
The majority of Americans are fine with homosexuality and gay marriage. The Memphian mentioned in the article is a prime example on why all states should recognize gay marriage. He fights for our country, has no say in where he is stationed, and just happens to be married to another man.
I treated myself to lunch at Husk while in Charleston recently. I had lettuce wraps w/ buffalo pigs ears, marinated cucumbers and red onions...fabulous. With the wide variety of pork products that go on top of a pizza, I think that the ears and rinds make sense. The pigs ears are a similar consistency to thick cut bacon but with a tad more chewiness.
Mikedbab, the difference is that you can't suspend straight kids for the same actions for which gay kids would be expelled. No one wants special treatment for homosexuals...just equal treatment.
I moved back to Memphis two years ago from South Florida. Despite living in a mecca of wealth, I was miserable there. People were materialistic snobs, the owner of my company threatened to fire me every time I called him sir, I had to live with roommates due to the high cost of living, the restaurants were trendy but lacked great food, and the culture was nil. Every band I saw over the 5 years I was there was a Memphis band. If you think that Germantown Parkway is evil, I-95 looks much worse at all times. A 20 mile commute took an hour and a half. I came back home because Memphis is authentic. We have history good and bad. We have problems about which everyone knows. We have amazing food, arts, trees, homes, and manners. The cost of living is incredibly low. Plus, my chosen career path, nonprofit administration, is thriving here. Memphis is the home to three amazing national nonprofits: St. Jude, Youth Villages, and Ducks Unlimited. We are also home to FedEx, International Paper, Autozone, and Service Master. You can't spit without hitting an institute of higher learning. I love my hometown...I won't deny that there are many areas that can be improved. However, I believe that it is worth fighting to improve them rather than just complaining or moving.
Just what every woman dreams of...a criminal investigation into her miscarriage. Yay for 12 year old incest victims being forced to carry their deadbeat father's baby to term. No more Morning After Pills for rape victims. Then there are those women, like me, who have been told that we should never get pregnant due to health issues...off to the nunnery with us once puberty hits!
I interview people for a living. It is completely illegal for me to not hire someone because they are married. Why would it be ok to not hire someone because of who they date, live with, ect? No one is asking for the freedom to freely discuss their sex life...I'm pretty sure that sexual harassment covers that. However, they are asking for the freedom to tell the truth when someone asks them what they did last weekend. As a woman, no one takes offense if I say it was my boyfriend's birthday and I took him out to dinner. This is not the same for gay couples.
If a Christian hires a Muslim or a Jew, does that make them less of a Christian? I'm sober and manage to work with people who party like crazy on the weekends...it doesn't offend me because my lifestyle is my choice and their lifestyle is their own. Is it ok for a Catholic to hire a man or woman who is "living in sin" with their significant other? Hearing about your coworkers life that is different from your own is not offensive or a threat to your own morality...if it is you need to re-examine your life.
As a recruiter, I can say that this advice is right on! Not only will you look good because you are employed, but because your employer wanted you back. If I see laid off and re-hired, I see quality. I don't have the unemployed bias that many companies do, but we do actively recruit "passive" candidates. Post your resume on all of the big job boards- Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed. Also join Linked In and post your resume there. These are all places where your dedication and experience might result in getting a call from a company rather than having to do the leg work yourself. Also, take risks when applying for jobs; if you are interested in a job but have not direct experience in it, apply. Many recruiters now pay attention to the skills that candidates have- organization, management, leadership, people skills, analytical, ect- and will consider hiring someone who fits the ideal profile rather than than the ideal experience. Best of luck!
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