• Can my boss make me shave?

    I work for a small machine shop in Northwest Indiana, and my boss came by me this afternoon, and told me that since he felt my facial hair looked unprofessional, and that if I didn t shave it or clean it up, that I could be written up for insubordination. I will shave in order to keep my job, but does my boss... show more
    I work for a small machine shop in Northwest Indiana, and my boss came by me this afternoon, and told me that since he felt my facial hair looked unprofessional, and that if I didn t shave it or clean it up, that I could be written up for insubordination. I will shave in order to keep my job, but does my boss actually have the power to do this?
    18 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 5 hours ago
  • Insurance salesman trying to get me to switch?

    I just bought a house and went with the life insurance offered through the mortgage, I just wanted something as a ‘just in case’ to make sure the house is paid off in event of an untimely death. The insurance division from the brokerage is harassing me to switch to them and are trying to get me to set up an... show more
    I just bought a house and went with the life insurance offered through the mortgage, I just wanted something as a ‘just in case’ to make sure the house is paid off in event of an untimely death. The insurance division from the brokerage is harassing me to switch to them and are trying to get me to set up an appointment. He keeps telling me that going with the mortgage offer is the worst decision I could make and I need insurance through them instead. I know he is going to upsell me and I can’t afford more than I am paying now. I also don’t trust this brokerage because the broker made a mistake and understated my payments by $200 per month and hid the fact there’d be $1000 in property taxes not covered by the mortgage company and due immediately. I don’t know if I should trust him or if he is trying to pull a fast one... why would the mortgage insurance be rubbish if all I want it for is to pay the mortgage if I die?
    18 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 1 day ago
  • Should I buy a car or...?

    I want your opinion, first thing I still live with my family, in the last couple of months I made a mobile game, and it's making some good money, last month I made 950$, and at the end of this month I will be making around 1600$, I know these not too much, but should I save more money and buy a car? since I... show more
    I want your opinion, first thing I still live with my family, in the last couple of months I made a mobile game, and it's making some good money, last month I made 950$, and at the end of this month I will be making around 1600$, I know these not too much, but should I save more money and buy a car? since I never owned one before, or should I give my parents money and help them?
    9 answers · Personal Finance · 17 hours ago
  • My boss is overwhelming, what should I do?

    I was hired about two months ago at this place. I had very minimal hours for about two months because the boss was waiting for people to leave the company. As soon as those people left, my hours started picking up to where I needed them to be. I have a lot of hours and I have more responsibilities than a regular... show more
    I was hired about two months ago at this place. I had very minimal hours for about two months because the boss was waiting for people to leave the company. As soon as those people left, my hours started picking up to where I needed them to be. I have a lot of hours and I have more responsibilities than a regular sales associate. Anyways, lately I feel like I'm being taken advantage of. I have a boss that I have not liked since day 1. He is late in the morning and today, he was trying to cut out early; which would have left me alone in this store for about 4 and a half hours. He is constantly complaining about the way he is feeling and just seems weird. Claimed he was not sick but was putting on this show today pretending not to feel well. He cuts my time quite often at work by making me come later or take longer breaks, etc. The problem is that he is placing too much responsibility on me. For instance, I like to share my work (like do half and half) but he is expecting me to stay about an hour after closing to do three different tasks which consist of transforming the entire front of the store, tagging things twice, slashing prices, etc. all in one day. He also told me to write a note and tell my coworker tomorrow something like he kept dropping all of these things all at once. I get overwhelmed enough because I am usually alone in the store some hours. This boss is trying to pile everything onto me and saying I should be finishing. What should I do?
    15 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 12 hours ago
  • Can I afford to move out?

    I’m a 21 year old woman living with my mom. We don’t get along sometimes and I’m ready to move out. She still treats me like a kid, I have a job, I take care of my personal bills and i don’t ask her for anything. I pay $90 for my phone bill, $266 for my car note & $230 for my car insurance. i make about $1600... show more
    I’m a 21 year old woman living with my mom. We don’t get along sometimes and I’m ready to move out. She still treats me like a kid, I have a job, I take care of my personal bills and i don’t ask her for anything. I pay $90 for my phone bill, $266 for my car note & $230 for my car insurance. i make about $1600 monthly. I have $4,500 saved up. The apartments I’ve been looking at range from $580-680. Do you think im in a stable place to afford a rent of that price plus my bills? Im not sure what’s a good place to be in to move out. Thanks.
    24 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 2 days ago
  • How to sell a house for a loss?

    Best answer: Your options aren't great, but here they are. You could sell the house at a loss and come up with the extra $$$ yourself to pay off the loan plus closing costs - we're talking 20K or so out of pocket. You could call the bank and explain this all to them and ask them to allow you to sell at a loss ie to do... show more
    Best answer: Your options aren't great, but here they are.

    You could sell the house at a loss and come up with the extra $$$ yourself to pay off the loan plus closing costs - we're talking 20K or so out of pocket.

    You could call the bank and explain this all to them and ask them to allow you to sell at a loss ie to do a short sale. It will take months for the bank to consider this, if you aren't behind on your mortgage they'll probably turn you down, and you can say goodbye to this buyer. Even if they eventaully allow the short sale, these deals are very hard to make happen and getting even 85K is unlikely unless the market goes up.

    You could simply rent the house out, cover the difference between the rent and expenses out of pocket and wait for prices to come back up. It may take awhile (could take 10 years or could take 1 - hard to say) but you will eventually be able to sell at the cost of the loan plus closing costs - heck you may even make some $$$ on it if prices go up quickly.

    You could simply stop paying the loan and mail the keys back to the bank, saying you are defaulting on your loan. They could possibly come after your other assets for repayment but this is not allowed in many states and they may not bother even if they can. Your credit, however, is crushed for many years but you did probably save 20K and some real hassle by doing this.
    28 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 3 days ago
  • Am I paying too much child support?

    I earn about 2k a month and I end up having to give about 700 a month. At the end of the month, I'm left with nothing since I also have another son to take care of with my current girlfriend. My first kid's mom already has a good career bring in like 5k a month hell she even has a better car and apartment... show more
    I earn about 2k a month and I end up having to give about 700 a month. At the end of the month, I'm left with nothing since I also have another son to take care of with my current girlfriend. My first kid's mom already has a good career bring in like 5k a month hell she even has a better car and apartment than I do, how is it that I'm paying that much for 1 kid.
    13 answers · Personal Finance · 8 hours ago
  • Do real estate agents make good money or can they?

    Is it hard to start off? and is it more stressful than most jobs?
    Is it hard to start off? and is it more stressful than most jobs?
    15 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 1 day ago
  • I found my dream house but differences in status on sites (Trulia, Zillow and Realtor)?

    Best answer: The buyer would not be looking for back up offers . The seller could be, especially if the current offer has contingencies included (financing, selling current home, inspections, appraisals) If you really want the house, you can make a back up offer. If you make the offer with no contingencies for at least as... show more
    Best answer: The buyer would not be looking for back up offers . The seller could be, especially if the current offer has contingencies included (financing, selling current home, inspections, appraisals)

    If you really want the house, you can make a back up offer. If you make the offer with no contingencies for at least as much as the current offer, the seller may inform the first buyer that they have X number of days to remove the contingencies or they will sell to you

    Have you physically looked at the house and do you have financing in place? If not you need to take those steps first
    13 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 15 hours ago
  • Am I legally permitted to withhold rent because of excessive amount of a neighbor's dog barking at all hours of nothing's been done?

    Best answer: No that would be illegal. But what you can do is sue your landlord void your lease without penalty for his failure to provide your right to quiet enjoyment. But before you sue, I suggest you make the demand directly to the landlord first to avoid court if possible. You might want to remind him how difficult it... show more
    Best answer: No that would be illegal. But what you can do is sue your landlord void your lease without penalty for his failure to provide your right to quiet enjoyment. But before you sue, I suggest you make the demand directly to the landlord first to avoid court if possible. You might want to remind him how difficult it will be for him to re-rent your unit after you leave when the same problem exists. That might motivate him to act upon the problem tenant than choosing to do nothing.
    24 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 2 days ago
  • Should I quit my job or just let them fire me?

    In short, I hate my job! The company has been going down the tubes for the last 5-6 years, layoffs left and right, people getting fired left and right--you get my drift. The demands are getting heavier, but no one is being paid more money. Since I saw the writing on the wall years ago, I decided to be proactive, go... show more
    In short, I hate my job! The company has been going down the tubes for the last 5-6 years, layoffs left and right, people getting fired left and right--you get my drift. The demands are getting heavier, but no one is being paid more money. Since I saw the writing on the wall years ago, I decided to be proactive, go back to school and get an advanced degree. I graduate next Wednesday (Go me). I already secured a new job for Aug 2018 (I work in Education--Go Me!). Honestly, I was going to try to stick it out until 2 weeks before I report to my NEW job, but unfortunately, the company I currently work for decided to write me up after 14 years (how does one go from being a stellar employee to a bad one in 8 month?--its bullshit) and told me I have 60 days to turn around my performance or I would be on an extended corrective action or be fired. In short, I hate being there ever since the write up. Quite frankly, I hate going into the place knowing I have a new job. Not gonna even lie. In fact, I think my performance has probably gone down even more since I know I have a new job. That being said, I've saved and could either quit or let them fire me and wouldn't miss a beat. My real question is: The 60 days is almost up, I'm tired of going in there, do I just resign or let them clip me?For them being an asshole, Id much rather them fire me so I could use their unemployment while I sip margaritas on the beach all summer ---not gonna even lie. What do you think?
    12 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 9 hours ago
  • The irs owes me a refund what should I do?

    I worked 2017 Nd did and had to pay taxes. i had a perzon help me with taxes and supposedly irs said they messed up filling it so mine has been under investigation for a while. they said should expect something end of may. well it 22nd and havent gotten anything back from them at all. i paid taxes and not my fault... show more
    I worked 2017 Nd did and had to pay taxes. i had a perzon help me with taxes and supposedly irs said they messed up filling it so mine has been under investigation for a while. they said should expect something end of may. well it 22nd and havent gotten anything back from them at all. i paid taxes and not my fault dude who filled it out screwed up. now im paying for it. what should i do if i dont receive anything by 31st? i dnt wanna have make a seen next friday but if i have to i will. what can i do?
    14 answers · United States · 1 day ago
  • Can I be given a written warning for this ?

    I left work after 1 hour yesterday because I had diarrhoea and I work with open food. today my manager said because I left work after 1 hour I was being put down as absent. I am already on a written warning for my absence. Nothing in the company handbook says anything about you have to work a minimum number of... show more
    I left work after 1 hour yesterday because I had diarrhoea and I work with open food. today my manager said because I left work after 1 hour I was being put down as absent. I am already on a written warning for my absence. Nothing in the company handbook says anything about you have to work a minimum number of hours before being put down as absent. I did the right thing by going to work and making the effort to attend
    11 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 11 hours ago