another city poll

Chicago? Any thoughts?

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Oakland

So, has anyone ever lived/visited Oakland? Thoughts?

Wikipedia has informed me that it is the home of Tupac Shakur, MC Hammer and Tony! Toni! Tone!, has the eight highest crime rate in the US, had a major earthquake in 1989. In other words, awesome.

Question

Has anyone ever had any experience living/visiting the following cities? If yes, then please share experiences.

Milwaukee, WI

Athens, GA

Arcata, CA

Oakland, CA

bright lights big city

So a poll question: Is it ever ok to accept a job offer, then get another job offer that is better and take back the first job offer? We are talking about how the second job offer pays buckets more, and is obviously a hige step up from the first job offer. Is there ever a time when this is acceptable? Has this happened to you or someone you know?

No, I am not currently in this predicament (I wish I was) but this issue comes up a lot in my professional field and I know several people who have had this dilemna.

another poll

Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?

Just kidding.

Really, what I want to know is: how to do you feel when strangers try to make conversations with you? I am talking about just small talk in a store or in line at the post office.  Not as in hitting on someone. When you know the conversation will go nowhere and it is pointless. Do you indulge them? Or do you answer politely and not engage? Or do you make a new best friend? I am curious because this happens a lot and I have no time for small talk bullcrap, I hate it. And I feel like an asshole when I end the convo. 

poll

So, what do you all do when you feel burnt out at your job and you need to remotivate yourself?

I seriously do want to know. I am not trying to be cliche with this questions. Even small, helpful tips will work.

a poll

Ok, I am really looking for people's responses here. Do you think that it is really true that someone's appearance has an influence on them getting a job or not? I am not talking about grooming or not wearing the right thing. Let's assume that everyone wears the appropriate suit, etc. I'm talking about how much people deviate from what the norms of beauty and looks are as dictated by society. Sure, you read studies about it that say it is the case, but do you really think that happens?