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10 Lessons Einstein teaches us

Posted by DreamSharer on July 11, 2013

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1. Follow Your Curiosity “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

2. Perseverance is Priceless “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

3. Focus on the Present “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”

4. The Imagination is Powerful “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

5. Make Mistakes “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

6. Live in the Moment “I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.”

7. Create Value “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

8. Don’t be repetitive “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

9. Knowledge Comes From Experience “Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.”

10. Learn the Rules and Then Play Better “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”

You think you can take advantage of me?

Posted by DreamSharer on July 4, 2013

Yes, I need the money. Yes, I am looking for a job. Yes, I am taking on too many things at the moment just to keep my head above water so I would not drown. But all of that does not give him the right to take advantage of me.

He called me 2 weeks ago, lured me in to accept the job. Gave me all the incentives in the world such as, you will have a meal in my house for free everyday, you will be transported to and from my house for free, and you can ask for however you want per hour, I don’t care you can ask for anything and I will pay it.

Ok so I told him I would tutor his daughter for $10 an hour, which is honestly fair because my tutor who tutored me for math was getting $15 an hour. Last year when I tutored a 1st grader, I was getting paid $20 an hour. So anyhow, we agreed to that in the beginning. Then he threw in another incentive saying if his daughter gets 90% or more he will buy me an airplane ticket to anywhere I desire in the world. I should have known his intentions when he said I will even buy you a ticket to Saudi Arabia if you want. Seriously? Saudi Arabia? Why would I want to go to Saudi Arabia? Does he even know that you can’t go to Saudi Arabia unless you work there or are a citizen of that country? So here’s my first experience with his ignorance.

As I told him about paying me for my work yesterday, suddenly he took back everything he said. He said “This will be your last day because I can’t afford $10 an hour, I can nly afford $5 an hour.” At first, I want to say screw you, A**hole! But then I tried to remain calm and talk to him about how he said to me I name the price and he will give it to me. Out of desperation 2 weeks ago he was ready to pay me anything for my work and now he wants to pay me like I am a servant or something because I don’t deserve even minimum wage. The minimum wage in New York is $7.25 by the way. The university I am in pays you $10 an hour for tutoring the university students. So my point is he doesn’t even think I deserve minimum wage. What made me more furious is how he said to me “What $10 an hour? Even University professors don’t get paid that much for tutoring!” Try finding 1 university professor – just one- who would accept tutoring your daughter for $5 an hour!

I feel so insulted by his last statement. It is almost like he is saying I am even below university professor. With my current Master’s degree, I can and am qualified enough to work as a University Professor. I worked so hard to get here. I am on the Dean’s list, I am partially a certified teacher (I have only one exam left to get my full certification), I have a bachelor’s degree and a postgraduate degree and my Master’s degree. So I have 3 degrees and this ******** I can’t even find the right word to describe him, wants to take advantage of my financial needs!

I am so pissed right now like you can’t imagine. I can’t even take any other job offer because I have made a commitment to tutoring his daughter and it fills up my schedule with my other classes that I am taking this summer. So I am not able to get a higher paying job and for what? For $5 an hour! If I did get a job I will be getting at least minimum wage per hour which is still higher than what he is offering me.

I hate that when people find you in need, they try to take you for granted. But I believe in Karma. My ex-fiance broke our engagement off 3 years ago because he cheated on me and he just wanted to marry his mistress. Guess what? 3 years later, now, today, he is in the process of a divorce case because his wife – mistress at the time of our engagement – cheated on him. Now that is why I know that Karma will get this guy too.

Do unto others as you would like done unto you! Remember that phrase? Well it is true. Anyway, I needed to vent a little because I had been having a terrible sleep all night after this happened. I felt so insulted and offended and do you blame me?