Here are 5 more things you should know.
01. Three kinds of e-mail recipients
The “To:” box is for people you expect a response from. The “CC:” box is for people to see the email but you don’t expect a response from. The “BCC:” is for people to see the email, but you don’t want everyone else to know they’ve seen it.
“CC” means “carbon copy”, from the piece of carbon paper one would put between pieces of paper while typing, to make a second copy. “BCC” means “blind carbon copy.”
02. A hidden treasure worth millions is waiting to be found
Multimillionaire Forrest Fenn has hidden a treasure worth 1 – 3 million in the Rocky Mountains. To find it, you must solve his riddle. So far, no one has found it.
Here are 9 clues in a poem:
As I have gone alone in there
And with my treasures bold,
I can keep my secret where,
And hint of riches new and old.
Begin it where warm waters halt
And take it in the canyon down,
Not far, but too far to walk.
Put in below the home of Brown.
From there it’s no place for the meek,
The end is drawing ever nigh;
There’ll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.
If you’ve been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, your quest to cease
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.
So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answers I already know
I’ve done it tired, and now I’m weak
So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.
4 more announced clues:
- The treasure is hidden higher than 5,000 feet above sea level.
- No need to dig up the old outhouses, the treasure is not associated with any structure.
- The treasure is not in a graveyard.
- The treasure is not hidden in Idaho or Utah.
03. Difference between the two types of Open Bar
Client puts down a deposit (maybe $20 per person x 150 people = $3000), prior to the event. Depending on how much is consumed they may have to pay more if the $3000 deposit is exceeded or possibly receive a refund if it is not. Basically, they are at some point paying for every drink.
They put down a set amount (say $30 per person x 150 people = $4500) prior to the event. Regardless of how much or how little alcohol is consumed they will not pay any more and will not receive a refund. This is the closest you can come to getting “free” drinks if somehow the bar is broken. In most cases this means the average number of drinks per person hits about 5 liquors or about 7 beers. Average meaning someone’s got to make up for granny who had water all night. It very rarely happens.
Dozens and dozens of people abandon drinks throughout each night that have barely been touched. 9/10 open bars are going to be Hosted, not flat so unless you know for sure which it is I would assume hosted, don’t be as willy nilly with your drinks assuming they’re “free.” Your hosts are most likely paying peak prices for them.
04. It is illegal for your boss to fire you or even to discourage you from discussing your pay with them or with coworkers
Most of us are told we shouldn’t discuss what we make with our coworkers, usually being told that it “causes problems” or “might make people jealous.” In reality it’s often to prevent employees from realizing how badly they’re being taken advantage of.
YSK that it is illegal for your boss to fire you or even to discourage you from discussing your pay with your coworkers. Talk to your coworkers. You have a better shot at a better work environment working together.
05. How to actually get free wifi at airports
Most of the airports have a sort of opening page, where they show you the different WIFI plans that they offer. They typically also have some kind of ‘market place’ where you can shop with their partners. Many of them will contain links to other sites in this section. Click on one of those links, leave that tab open, and browse to your heart’s content elsewhere. As long as you have the tabs open, you’ll never be kicked off.