JOBS THAT ARE HARDER THAN YOURS
You may know Reddit as that wonderful social media community that yields things like AMA, or “Ask Me Anything” threads, wherein people who have had life experiences (like surviving being shot in the head) or jobs (like being a celebrity, or an investment banker) get asked by the public what it’s really like out there. But today, a thread like this appeared not in the AMA section of Reddit, but in one of the New York City-specific threads, wherein a paramedic moving to the city was looking for information about jobs.
The help they got from Reddit was practical, sure. On the whole, though, for the general public, it’s fairly enlightening.
To hear Mayor Bloomberg’s critics tell it, he is an out-of-touch elitist who can’t be trusted to clear the streets of snow, never mind manage the schools, balance the budget, keep neighborhoods save and develop job-creating economic policy.
That’s funny—hasn’t the mayor been doing all those things, and more, all these years? And isn’t it Read More
Neil Egan is a designer for Harry N. Abrams books. Like many New Yorkers, he was highly inconvenienced by the blizzard of 2010.
On Sunday, he and his partner made the 400-mile drive from Cleveland to Brooklyn. They were driving a midsize rental from Hertz. Snow was falling. Cars were getting stuck everywhere. But Neil Read More
At the end of June, when parts of Iowa were underwater, I wrote that the United States needed to develop a rainy day fund and do more to routinize emergency response and reconstruction. In that piece I mentioned that, according to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration: "The U.S. has sustained Read More