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  • Pumpkin spice lattes are gross.

    Married August 2009

    3 years. 5 losses.

    Our rainbow baby boy born 11.16.15

    msealeseahorse01cinderinfajita814
  • Similiar to @Flamingo86... I hate Starbucks... And all lattes everywhere.
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    TTC 24 months, IUI #3 BFP 6/4/14 Beta 6/5 58, 6/9 508, 6/11 1227 TWINS! EDD 2/15/15
    With heavy hearts, we said goodbye to our precious angels on 8/12 at 13 weeks 2 days.
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    IVF #1 Lup/Brav/Meno, ER 11/28 10R/10F, ET "Rudolph" 4AA embryo 12/3, 7 frosties.
    BFP! Betas: 12/12 225, 12/15 706, 12/17 1512. EDD 8.21.15
    12/29 hb 120. 1/5 perfect, GRAD DAY! 1/15 perfect at OB. NT 2/6 PERFECT, HB 158!

    Baby Girl born 8.9.15 at 38.2 due to IUGR 4lb7.8oz 17" 
    Our princess is being watched over by her older siblings every day <3
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    Uptowngirl2009fajita814
  • @BruinsBabe33 .... I love pumpkin! Just not lattes or anything at Starbucks!
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    TTC 24 months, IUI #3 BFP 6/4/14 Beta 6/5 58, 6/9 508, 6/11 1227 TWINS! EDD 2/15/15
    With heavy hearts, we said goodbye to our precious angels on 8/12 at 13 weeks 2 days.
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    IVF #1 Lup/Brav/Meno, ER 11/28 10R/10F, ET "Rudolph" 4AA embryo 12/3, 7 frosties.
    BFP! Betas: 12/12 225, 12/15 706, 12/17 1512. EDD 8.21.15
    12/29 hb 120. 1/5 perfect, GRAD DAY! 1/15 perfect at OB. NT 2/6 PERFECT, HB 158!

    Baby Girl born 8.9.15 at 38.2 due to IUGR 4lb7.8oz 17" 
    Our princess is being watched over by her older siblings every day <3
    Anniversary 

  • I have never had a latte of any kind actually.
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  • Pumpkin lattes are the best kind of lattes!

    I dislike the term 'sticky baby.' I don't know why I just don't like it.
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    TTC since August 2011
    Cycle 8,9,10 - 50mg Clomid - BFN
    Cycle 11, 100 mg Clomid & IUI#1- BFP 2/23/13 - m/c 4/2/13 @ 9w2d
    Cycle 13, 100 mg Clomid & IUI#2 - BFP 6/27/13 - CP
    Met with an awesome new RE in September 2013 new plan: 5mg Femera & IUI #3
    Surprise Natural BFP 9/9/13 - Welcomed our baby boy 5/25/14

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  • I'm deeply disturbed by the latte bashing today.
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  •  

    It might be unpopular that I think the fast food workers do deserve to be paid more than $7.25 an hour and I am glad they are striking. I hate reading all of the comments about 'they should educate themselves and get a better job'.  Right, because it is that easy for all people. Bootstraps! 


    But then who should be making minimum wage?

    I'm not totally disagreeing because I don't know how people can live on that.  I do think asking for $15/hr is ridiculous though.  I didn't make that much straight out of college.

    IUI - BFP! Baby boy born still - August 2012
    IVF - BFP - miscarriage June 2013
    FET - BFN
    FET - BFN
    Switched clinics
    IVF with PGD - three embryos created, all healthy - July 2014
    FET - transferred two embryos (boy and girl) - Nov 2014 - BFP!
    Baby Boy born July 2015

    MadeOfAwesomeLuckyAngel07DangerMuffin23
  • This may be a different UO, but I feel that McDonalds gives a lot of opportunities to their employees.  They promote from within, give benefits and pay raises, and give structure to many people's lives. They also truly are an equal opportunity employer. It makes me upset when someone makes the comment, "if you can't find a job, there's always flipping burgers at McDonalds," as though working at McDonalds is a bad thing.

    TTC since 1/13  DX:PCOS 5/13 (long, anovulatory cycles)
    Clomid 50mg 9/13 = BFP! EDD 6/7/14 M/C 5w6d Found 11/4/13
    1/14 PCOS / Gluten Free Diet to hopefully regulate my system. 
    Chemical Pregnancy 03/14
    Surprise BFP 6/14, Beta #1: 126 Beta #2: 340  Stick baby, stick! EDD 2/17/15
    Riley Elaine born 2/16/15

    TTC 2.0   6/15 
    Chemical Pregnancy 9/15 
    Chemical Pregnancy 6/16
    BFP 9/16  EDD 6/3/17
    Beta #1: 145 Beta #2: 376 Beta #3: 2,225 Beta #4: 4,548
    www.5yearstonever.blogspot.com 
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    DangerMuffin23
  • I think McDonald's is good to their employees, @brij2006

    But I sure couldn't live off minimum wage. I don't disagree with that.

    Sidenote - I remember when I was 16 and got my first job.  Minimum wage was $5.15 and the manager offered me $5.20 because I smiled a lot in my interview.  Lol. 

    IUI - BFP! Baby boy born still - August 2012
    IVF - BFP - miscarriage June 2013
    FET - BFN
    FET - BFN
    Switched clinics
    IVF with PGD - three embryos created, all healthy - July 2014
    FET - transferred two embryos (boy and girl) - Nov 2014 - BFP!
    Baby Boy born July 2015

    sparklingdiamondLuckyAngel07DangerMuffin23
  • this may be BR, but I don't know how any company in good conscience can sell crib bumpers any more. I see them everywhere, I just don't get it. 
    "How long till my soul gets it right? Can any human being ever reach the highest light? Except for Galileo, god rest his soul, king of night vision, king of insight." ~ Indigo Girls Anniversary
    When you've been married this long, you need a ticker to remind you.

    Baby Boy M - 08/01/2013
    Flamingo86
  • I think McDonald's is good to their employees, @brij2006

    But I sure couldn't live off minimum wage. I don't disagree with that.

    Sidenote - I remember when I was 16 and got my first job.  Minimum wage was $5.15 and the manager offered me $5.20 because I smiled a lot in my interview.  Lol. 

    McDonald's does not provide their employees with a living wage. In fact, they laughably try to help them afford life in the company.


    Congrats on finding health insurance for $20! Amazing!
    transponsterFlamingo86
  • I live in a state with the highest minimum wage.

    I think it is a tough issue because simply saying "they should be paid more" doesn't work. I worked for about 6 years in HR for a retail company which was privately (family) owned (about 400 employees). They paid their people above minimum wage, but some were paid close to minimum wage (for entry level positions with no experience). and this company did not have extra money. a few years we lost money. sometimes there was a real fear about paying all the bills.

    it would not have been possible to simply pay everyone more. there is a labor budget, so if the wages go up, hours go down. that is what often happens in retail.  
    "How long till my soul gets it right? Can any human being ever reach the highest light? Except for Galileo, god rest his soul, king of night vision, king of insight." ~ Indigo Girls Anniversary
    When you've been married this long, you need a ticker to remind you.

    Baby Boy M - 08/01/2013
  • Flamingo86Flamingo86 member
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    edited August 2013
    Panderp said:

    I think McDonald's is good to their employees, @brij2006

    But I sure couldn't live off minimum wage. I don't disagree with that.

    Sidenote - I remember when I was 16 and got my first job.  Minimum wage was $5.15 and the manager offered me $5.20 because I smiled a lot in my interview.  Lol. 

    McDonald's does not provide their employees with a living wage. In fact, they laughably try to help them afford life in the company.


    Congrats on finding health insurance for $20! Amazing!
    I've seen that pamphlet before. It is such a joke. Minimum wage in my state is $9.19. The city I live in is outrageously expensive. There is no way anyone could survive on that, even with no luxuries whatsoever.

    ETA: I should add that for a short time after college I worked two jobs (40 hrs a week) minimum wage. I lived very frugally (with roommates, rice and beans, old car, etc.) and still could not get by w/o help from my parents and boyfriend (now DH).

    Married August 2009

    3 years. 5 losses.

    Our rainbow baby boy born 11.16.15

    PanderpDangerMuffin23
  • cinderin said:
    this may be BR, but I don't know how any company in good conscience can sell crib bumpers any more. I see them everywhere, I just don't get it. 
    This summer, Maryland instituted the nation's first statewide ban on the sale of crib bumpers.  It's also illegal to ship them to Maryland (keeping people from buying online).  The penalty for anyone that sells/ships them is a warning for the first offense and then $500 for each one sold/shipped after that.





    dx:  Unexplained IF (mild MFI)

     TTC since May 2011, 1 year trying, and then 3 TI, 2 IUI = BFN

    IVF #1 (May 2013):  Antagonist Protocol: 
    24R, 18M, 15F w/ICSI; 5dt of 2 early blasts, no frosties = BFN
    IVF #2 (August 2013):  Lupron Stop Protocol: 
    28R, 23M, 15F w/ICSI; 5dt of 1 partially hatched blast, 7 frosties = BFP
    EDD 5/23/14, blighted ovum (6w6d), D&C (8w6d)
    FET #1 (April 2014):  transferred 2 5d blasts = BFP

    C.J. born 01/09/15

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    Flamingo86
  • ILoveRedVinoILoveRedVino member
    2500 Comments Fifth Anniversary 500 Love Its First Answer
    edited August 2013

    So, this is a genuine question and I apologize for being completely uneducated on this.

    But if minimum wage goes up, don't all other salaries have to go up?  If it is adjusted to $12/hr, for example, than what happens to the admins who have been working for 5 years, with an associates degree, for $12/hr?

    And, then if salaries are shifted, don't prices just increase?

    I'm not being critical -- I just don't know.

    IUI - BFP! Baby boy born still - August 2012
    IVF - BFP - miscarriage June 2013
    FET - BFN
    FET - BFN
    Switched clinics
    IVF with PGD - three embryos created, all healthy - July 2014
    FET - transferred two embryos (boy and girl) - Nov 2014 - BFP!
    Baby Boy born July 2015

  • Oh I'm definitely not saying that McDonalds pays their employees a lot when they're first starting out, but the study we did in college (granted 2008) showed that the average employee makes more than minimum wage after the 90 day probational period. With additional raises and promotions every 3-6 months.

    Guess I look at items like what you linked, and I think it's great. Yeah, they can't find health insurance for $20/month.  But they provide their employees with tools on how to be financially sound, and not many companies do that. I just feel that they do more for their employees than just giving them a paycheck each month.

    TTC since 1/13  DX:PCOS 5/13 (long, anovulatory cycles)
    Clomid 50mg 9/13 = BFP! EDD 6/7/14 M/C 5w6d Found 11/4/13
    1/14 PCOS / Gluten Free Diet to hopefully regulate my system. 
    Chemical Pregnancy 03/14
    Surprise BFP 6/14, Beta #1: 126 Beta #2: 340  Stick baby, stick! EDD 2/17/15
    Riley Elaine born 2/16/15

    TTC 2.0   6/15 
    Chemical Pregnancy 9/15 
    Chemical Pregnancy 6/16
    BFP 9/16  EDD 6/3/17
    Beta #1: 145 Beta #2: 376 Beta #3: 2,225 Beta #4: 4,548
    www.5yearstonever.blogspot.com 
                        Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    blueeyedblossom
  • @Iloveredvino That's called the law of Economics.

    Yes, wages can increase, but then those companies will have to charge more for their services in order to pay their employees those wages. It's a vicious cycle.

    TTC since 1/13  DX:PCOS 5/13 (long, anovulatory cycles)
    Clomid 50mg 9/13 = BFP! EDD 6/7/14 M/C 5w6d Found 11/4/13
    1/14 PCOS / Gluten Free Diet to hopefully regulate my system. 
    Chemical Pregnancy 03/14
    Surprise BFP 6/14, Beta #1: 126 Beta #2: 340  Stick baby, stick! EDD 2/17/15
    Riley Elaine born 2/16/15

    TTC 2.0   6/15 
    Chemical Pregnancy 9/15 
    Chemical Pregnancy 6/16
    BFP 9/16  EDD 6/3/17
    Beta #1: 145 Beta #2: 376 Beta #3: 2,225 Beta #4: 4,548
    www.5yearstonever.blogspot.com 
                        Image and video hosting by TinyPic

  • So, this is a genuine question and I apologize for being completely uneducated on this.

    But if minimum wage goes up, don't all other salaries have to go up?  If it is adjusted to $12/hr, for example, than what happens to the admins who have been working for 5 years, with an associates degree, for $12/hr?

    And, then if salaries are shifted, don't prices just increase?

    I'm not being critical -- I just don't know.

    no, not necessarily. 

    there is a lot that goes into salaries, salary structures, etc. 

    i can tell you that minimum wage has/had no effect on professional salaries in any company I have worked for. 
    "How long till my soul gets it right? Can any human being ever reach the highest light? Except for Galileo, god rest his soul, king of night vision, king of insight." ~ Indigo Girls Anniversary
    When you've been married this long, you need a ticker to remind you.

    Baby Boy M - 08/01/2013
  • ILoveRedVinoILoveRedVino member
    2500 Comments Fifth Anniversary 500 Love Its First Answer
    edited August 2013

    I know nothing about compensation @cinderin.  Not my area of expertise or interest, really.

    Another UO - I don't care that Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have split.

    IUI - BFP! Baby boy born still - August 2012
    IVF - BFP - miscarriage June 2013
    FET - BFN
    FET - BFN
    Switched clinics
    IVF with PGD - three embryos created, all healthy - July 2014
    FET - transferred two embryos (boy and girl) - Nov 2014 - BFP!
    Baby Boy born July 2015

  • brij2006 said:

    Guess I look at items like what you linked, and I think it's great. Yeah, they can't find health insurance for $20/month.  But they provide their employees with tools on how to be financially sound, and not many companies do that. I just feel that they do more for their employees than just giving them a paycheck each month.

    LOL. I'm sorry. This is laughable-- it's a good tool to give your employees to highlight that you can not make a living working for them? And tools to be financially sound using examples that do not exist? Like $20/month healthcare? How is this helpful? It's unreasonable.
    amandaf6383
  • brij2006 said:

    @Iloveredvino That's called the law of Economics.

    Yes, wages can increase, but then those companies will have to charge more for their services in order to pay their employees those wages. It's a vicious cycle.

    you are right, that if there is a small family owned pizza place which employs mostly high school students at minimum wage, and minimum wage goes up, prices are likely going to go up as well. 

    but just because minimum wage goes up, does not mean that the salary of an accountant or truck driver or nurse is going to go up. it depends on the market. there is a lot that goes into salaries and salary structures. employees are subject to supply and demand issues. different jobs are going to move up or down in salary depending on the market. a lot of it has to do with economic elasticity as well. 
    "How long till my soul gets it right? Can any human being ever reach the highest light? Except for Galileo, god rest his soul, king of night vision, king of insight." ~ Indigo Girls Anniversary
    When you've been married this long, you need a ticker to remind you.

    Baby Boy M - 08/01/2013
  • I know nothing about compensation @cinderin.  Not my area of expertise or interest, really.

    Another UO - I don't care that Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have split.

    I think it is kind of sad. they have kids and he has stage 4 cancer. :-( 
    "How long till my soul gets it right? Can any human being ever reach the highest light? Except for Galileo, god rest his soul, king of night vision, king of insight." ~ Indigo Girls Anniversary
    When you've been married this long, you need a ticker to remind you.

    Baby Boy M - 08/01/2013
  • @panderp If they were only making minimum wage, then wouldn't they qualify for government health insurance?  Then technically their monthly health insurance expense is $0. ;-)

    @cinderin If minimum wage goes up, it rarely affects the wages for those who are already above it.

    TTC since 1/13  DX:PCOS 5/13 (long, anovulatory cycles)
    Clomid 50mg 9/13 = BFP! EDD 6/7/14 M/C 5w6d Found 11/4/13
    1/14 PCOS / Gluten Free Diet to hopefully regulate my system. 
    Chemical Pregnancy 03/14
    Surprise BFP 6/14, Beta #1: 126 Beta #2: 340  Stick baby, stick! EDD 2/17/15
    Riley Elaine born 2/16/15

    TTC 2.0   6/15 
    Chemical Pregnancy 9/15 
    Chemical Pregnancy 6/16
    BFP 9/16  EDD 6/3/17
    Beta #1: 145 Beta #2: 376 Beta #3: 2,225 Beta #4: 4,548
    www.5yearstonever.blogspot.com 
                        Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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