The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Main > Parenting

Parenting Bringing up the shorties so they aren't completely messed up

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-16-2018, 10:07 PM   #1
monster
Elevenacity
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Perpetual Chaos
Posts: 28,666
Big Adulting Day for EngineerBoy

On the day of his dad's funeral, Engineerboy was offered a Summer Internship at a company that sponsors his Baja Racing Team. Three months, full time, more money than I earn.

Also, same day, actually at the funeral, Beest's HR people told him they were interested in offering him a summer internship. And it wasn't a charitable move.

Earlier in the year, he told our local summer pool that he couldn't commit to coming back as manager because he was trying to get a summer internship. But their need-to-know deadline came and he hadn't heard anything about the internships he had applied for, and he's a freshman, so he agreed to return as pool manager.

Today, he resigned from the pool, and told beest's employer -who is suddenly very interested with an email at 4pm Friday and another at 4pm today requesting a face-to-face interviw this week- that he has taken another position.

So proud, but so much stress so young.... (He turned 19 on Friday)
__________________
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity Amelia Earhart
monster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2018, 10:20 PM   #2
BigV
Goon Squad Leader
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 24,531
Fucking wonderful news.

*stoked*
__________________
Also a very stable genius.
BigV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2018, 10:46 PM   #3
monster
Elevenacity
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Perpetual Chaos
Posts: 28,666
It is. I'm hoping he's feeling a weight is lifted... but the people at the job he accepted better not fuck with him ...mama bear is not yet totally retired.....
__________________
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity Amelia Earhart
monster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 05:50 AM   #4
Griff
still says videotape
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 22,651
This sounds amazing! I hope he can let go of the others. I'm guessing this is right at the sweet spot of interest and talent.
__________________
If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.
- Louis D. Brandeis
Griff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 07:06 AM   #5
glatt
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 26,071
Outstanding! Very good position to be in, turning down offers.
glatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 11:59 AM   #6
Clodfobble
UNDER CONDITIONAL MITIGATION
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 18,552
Nice!
__________________
My book
My spirit animal
Clodfobble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 12:27 PM   #7
fargon
Person who doesn't update the user title
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: La Crosse, WI
Posts: 6,252
Good for Engineer Boy.
__________________
Annoy the ones that ignore you!!!
I live a blessed life
I Love my Country, I Fear the Government!!!
Heavily medicated for the good of mankind.
fargon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 12:42 PM   #8
DanaC
We have to go back, Kate!
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 25,376
Impressive.

As to the timing - maybe a bunch of other complicated shit going on in the background may have helped a little. Give his brain something compelling and immediate to focus on.

Either way, the boy done good. Doesn't sound like he'd be very easily messed with either.

You know - I do sometimes think this generation coming up now is pretty awesome. They get a lot of stick for the selfie and social media youth culture - but there's a lot about their culture and outlook that is way more impressive than our generation's youth culture (to my recollection anyway) - a work ethic and focused sense of possibility seem to be key characteristics. Probably largely because of parents like you.
__________________
Quote:
There's only so much punishment a man can take in pursuit of punani. - Sundae
http://sites.google.com/site/danispoetry/

Last edited by DanaC; 04-17-2018 at 12:49 PM.
DanaC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 01:02 PM   #9
glatt
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 26,071
Short article in this morning's paper said teens today are drinking less alcohol than teens in the past, and baby boomers are drinking more alcohol than 65+ folks in the past. The kids aren't the problem.

Last edited by glatt; 04-17-2018 at 03:22 PM.
glatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 02:19 PM   #10
Gravdigr
The Un-Tuckian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Central...KY that is
Posts: 31,711
Kids are a huge fucking prollum. Yuge.

Just not yours.
__________________


These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, EPA, FBI, DEA, CDC, or FDIC. These statements are not intended to diagnose, cause, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you feel you have been harmed/offended by, or, disagree with any of the above statements or images, please feel free to fuck right off.
Gravdigr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 04:45 PM   #11
Griff
still says videotape
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 22,651
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanaC View Post
Impressive.

As to the timing - maybe a bunch of other complicated shit going on in the background may have helped a little. Give his brain something compelling and immediate to focus on.

Either way, the boy done good. Doesn't sound like he'd be very easily messed with either.

You know - I do sometimes think this generation coming up now is pretty awesome. They get a lot of stick for the selfie and social media youth culture - but there's a lot about their culture and outlook that is way more impressive than our generation's youth culture (to my recollection anyway) - a work ethic and focused sense of possibility seem to be key characteristics. Probably largely because of parents like you.
Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
Short article in this morning's paper said teens today are drinking less alcohol than teens in the past, and baby boomers are drinking more alcohol than 65+ folks in the past. The kids aren't the problem.
This, all of this.
__________________
If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.
- Louis D. Brandeis
Griff is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:54 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.