Mrs Enginerd

Work-Life-Study Balance Tips

When I was a teenager, my mom, a military officer, went back to school to pursue a Marketing MBA. The cohort courses took place on Friday evenings and all day Saturday because they were tailored for working professionals which unfortunately cut into our family time. To mitigate, my mom would take us with her to class. […]

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I Volunteer! (We get paid, right?)

I doubt that when Katniss Everdeen uttered her now famous words, “I volunteer as tribute!”, she was expecting any kind of compensation other than saving her sister from The Hunger Games. In the real world, there seems to be a disconnect between the use of the word volunteer and its meaning. The simple definition of […]