It’s never too late

never too late, better late than never, switching careers, moving on to a new job
When I first graduated from university, I made just under $40,000 a year. I thought I had it made! Then I realized that compared to fields like engineering, business or computers, $40,000 wasn’t very much at all. For a while, I didn’t care.  It was my first “real” job!  I would simply work hard and earn raises and promotions over time.  Uhhhhh no.  Not in a science job!...

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Posted in: Career and Work, Philosophy

Updates: September 9 – 15

The beginning of September always seems to be jam packed, and this year was no exception. After returning from Singapore last week, CF and I turned around and headed out to Washington DC this past week. I was attending a conference, so we did a few of our free activity suggestions but not as many as if we were on vacation. One disappointing aspect was the hotel that the conference was held in. At...

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Posted in: Weekly Updates

Recipe Idea: Gooey Cinnamon Buns

Gooey Cinnamon Buns, cinnamon rolls, home baked cinnamon rolls
Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you and if you can’t put together at least a few healthy, tasty, and cheap eats! Every few weeks, The Outlier Model features a cheap recipe idea, along with the cost breakdown. Cinnamon buns are a guilty pleasure of mine.  I don’t indulge in sweets very often but I have a soft spot for warm gooey cinnamon buns!  This...

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Posted in: Recipes

I can haz vacation?

vacation. vacation time, vacation benefits, work life balance, company benefits
I read an article on the Atlantic recently which discussed the lack of vacation time in America. Looking at countries like Germany, Australia and France, 20+ paid vacation days plus a handful of state holidays is the norm. Here in Canada, 10 paid vacation days plus 8 statutory holidays are required by law (though some employers will pay out the money in lieu of formal time off). In the United States?...

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Posted in: Career and Work
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