Here are 5 things you should know.
1. While it’s okay for a child to know they’re smart, it’s extremely important to teach them that other people are smart too.
Many children between 10-14 years old feel this way, but unfortunately, they’re treated with eye-rolls and looked at as little arrogant brats. Just take a second to look at it from the kids (extremely unhealthy) point of view: “I’m better in school than my peers, nobody can keep up with my conversations, and every adult who isn’t my parent says I’m really smart for my age. All evidence shows I’m better”. Clearly this is flawed logic, but ostracizing the kid for thinking this way only reinforces the child’s view that they are better than others, as they are forced to be the only ones in their corner of defense.
Do take good care!
2. If you’re working at a restaurant and someone dines and dashes on you then legally a manager or superior can NOT make you pay for what was consumed by the customer.
An experience shared “I worked at a restaurant for years while growing up. Let me tell you it was awesome and amazing money for a young fellow like myself at the time.
There were a few times when someone got up and left without paying for their meal or drinks whether it was an accident or just on purpose. Few managers always made me pay for that loss which ranged from $20-60 sometimes. This is aimed at teens and maybe college students who don’t know better. This is ILLEGAL a manager can not force you to pay something that a customer consumed without paying.
So if it happens to you just inform them you aren’t required to do that… Most servers in the industry make $2.13 an hour and rely on tips to make a living. It’s not right to expect someone to pay something that they had no control over. Job description is to serve the customer not to supervise them and chase them demanding payment.”
3. Human Resources (HR) protects the company, NOT the employee(s).
One of the most heartbreaking examples of misplaced trust that I see unfolding regularly is this: someone has an interpersonal conflict at their job, and they’re either advised to take it up with HR or they think that is the common sense approach.
What those people haven’t yet learned the hard way, is that a company’s Human Resources department wants to keep the company itself out of any legal trouble or PR issues.
This means that if your legitimate issues that you bring to them are more problematic to fix than not, you may find yourself out of a job all because you turned to the people you thought were there to protect you.
They’re not your friends.
Seek your own legal counsel instead, as well as workers’ rights advocates in your local area.
4. A Box Turtle only roams 1 mile its whole life. If it is removed from its area/home then for the rest of its life it will roam aimlessly stressed out, trying to find its “home” until it dies a very sad death.
Please do not remove turtles. Do not take them home as pets. If one is injured please mark the exact spot found for the wildlife center. If a turtle is in the road you can help by moving it directly across the street in the direction it was heading. Many people think it is harmless to let their children take home a docile turtle to play with and release it someplace they see appropriate.
5. Trimming a cat’s whiskers can be psychologically traumatic for them as they are needed to properly gauge and make sense of their environment.
In short, cats have a sensory organ at the end of their whiskers called a proprioceptor. If you trim them, it can cause them to become disoriented and have trouble moving around.