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What are some skills that every 18-year-old needs to survive in life?Oh my gosh, I love this question. I'm going to spend a lot of time on this answer!Financial Skills: How to open a checking and savings accountHow to balance a checkbook, emphasizing the use of debit cards and how banks process transactions"Credit" - What is it, how do you build it, how do you repair itCredit Cards - How interest works, how to take advantage of rewards and balance transfersLoans - What are the different kinds of loans, how do you get them, and what's involvedInvestments - What is the stock market and how does it work, what are Treasury Bonds, and what's an IRA. How do those things factor into a wise investment strategy for your retirement?Taxes - How taxes work, what deductions are, how to file a 1040EZ formTipping - How to quickly calculate a tip and split a tab at a restaurantHow to read a contract and interpret "fine print"Health Skills:Medical Insurance - how it works, what it costs, how to get itHow to fill out common medical and dental formsHow to find a general practitioner, dentist, and so onBasic First Aid - CPR, the Heimlich, how to treat minor injuriesHome Skills:How to cook! You don't need to be on Master Chef, but learning how to cook a few basic dishes, how to use a knife properly, use basic kitchen appliances, and so on.How to clean! I have no idea how so many kids don't know how to vacuum, sweep, dust, do dishes, make a bed, and clean and fold laundry.How to grocery shop - picking fresh fruit and vegetables, planning your shopping and meals, etc.How to use hand tools - hammers, axes, handsaws, et ceteraHow to move - opening or transferring utility accounts, moving companies, apartment and home leases.How to sew a button onHow to fix a running or clogged toilet.Life Skills:How to plan and budget your time!How to think critically.Negotiation - Preparation, discussion, clarification, negotiate, agreement, and implementation.Leadership! Vision, strategy, people skills, managementCONFLICT RESOLUTIONStress management!Problem solving!Study Skills:OrganizationTime managementFinding legitimate sourcesNote-takingCritical readingEssay planning and compositionAcademic referencingHow to use search engines effectively!Employability Skills:How to write a resume and a cover letterHow to interviewProfessional communications skills (both written and verbal)Interpersonal skills in a professional environmentProfessional developmentPublic speaking!How to use a computer - Windows, Google, and MS Office basics at a minimumPersonal:How to interact with the policeHow to tie a tie!How to iron clothesHow to establish a healthy exercise routineHow to maintain proper personal hygeine and groomingMANNERS - It varies from culture to culture, but the underlying principles of all manners remain constant: a respect for others, and a desire to treat all people with honesty and consideration – just as you’d like to be treated.Alcohol:Knowing your limitsHow to mix a basic set of drinksTravel: How to book airline tickets and hotelsHow to pack wellHow to travel lightAutomotive:How to drive - Actual skilled instruction on driving, a la Teen Safety & Survival - Skip Barber Racing School, both automatic and manual transmissionsThe basics of how a car worksThe basics of car maintenanceHow to change a tireHow to parallel parkHow to jump start a carWhat to do if you get into an accidentRead a road mapSex:Comprehensive sexual education including the vectors and effects of sexually transmitted infections, what are and how to use the various forms of contraception, what is PrEP, etc.The Campsite Rule - Leave them in better condition than you found themSafe, Sane, and Consensual - How to have safe sex, do it while you're sober, and with full informed consent from your partner.
What is the process of a tooth filling?What is a Filling?A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay. Materials used for fillings include gold, porcelain, a composite resin (tooth-colored fillings), and an amalgam (an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc).Which Type of Filling is Best?No one type of filling is best for everyone. What's right for you will be determined by the extent of the repair, whether you have allergies to certain materials, where in your mouth the filling is needed, and the cost. Considerations for different materials include:Gold fillings are made to order in a laboratory and then cemented into place. Gold inlays are well tolerated by gum tissues, and may last more than 20 years. For these reasons, many authorities consider gold the best filling material. However, it is often the most expensive choice and requires multiple visits.Amalgam (silver) fillings are resistant to wear and relatively inexpensive. However, due to their dark color, they are more noticeable than porcelain or composite restorations and are not usually used in very visible areas, such as front teeth.Composite (plastic) resins are matched to be the same color as your teeth and therefore used where a natural appearance is desired. The ingredients are mixed and placed directly into the cavity, where they harden. Composites may not be the ideal material for large fillings as they may chip or wear over time. They can also become stained from coffee, tea or tobacco, and do not last as long as other types of fillings generally from three to 10 years.Porcelain fillings are called inlays or onlays and are produced to order in a lab and then bonded to the tooth. They can be matched to the color of the tooth and resist staining. A porcelain restoration generally covers most of the tooth. Their cost is similar to gold.If decay or a fracture has damaged a large portion of the tooth, a crown, or cap, may be recommended. Decay that has signNowed the nerve may be treated in two ways: through root canal therapy (in which nerve damaged nerve is removed) or through a procedure called pulp capping (which attempts to keep the nerve alive).What Happens When You get a Filling?If your dentist decides to fill a cavity, he or she will first remove the decay and clean the affected area. The cleaned-out cavity will then be filled with any of the variety of materials described above.How Do I Know if I Need a Filling?Only your dentist can detect whether you have a cavity that needs to be filled. During a checkup, your dentist will use a small mirror to examine the surfaces of each tooth.Anything that looks abnormal will then be closely checked with special instruments. Your dentist may also X-ray your entire mouth or a section of it. The type of treatment your dentist chooses will depend on the extent of damage caused by decay.The Perfect Smile Dental Clinic has been whitening smiles and changing lives in Chandigarh area for years.Call us today +91-9876061283 and let our expert dentists help you regain your white, beautiful smile.
How dirty is your mind?Added more….Our answers to the below questions will determine how dirty our mind really is. Let’s go…Q 1: What goes in dry and hard, but comes out wet and soft?......A: Chewing gum :PQ 2: Your finger fits right in it. You play with it when you're bored. Once you're married, you're stuck with the same one forever. What is it?......A: A ring! Get your mind out of the gutter!Q 3: What's at least 6 inches long, goes in your mouth, and is more fun if it vibrates?......A: A toothbrush. What did you think? :PQ 4: You play with it at night before bed. You can't be seen fiddling with it at work. You only let very, very special people touch it. What is it?......A: Your Smartphone! DUH.Q 5: What's long and hard and has cum in it?......A: A cuCUMber. Haha, got you.Q 6: What goes up, lets out a load, and then goes back down?......A: An elevator. Wonder what you thought!Q 7: Arnold Schwarzenegger's is really long. Michael J. Fox's is really short. Mickey Mouse's isn't human. Madonna doesn't have one. What is it?......A: Surname. Did you really think... Oh my god.Q 8: It’s fun to do, but you hate knowing your parents do it, too. What is it?......A: FACEBOOK. WOW!!! You're so twisted.Q 9: Every man has one, some are big, some are small. Blowing them feels great, but they drip if you aren't careful. What are they?......A: Noses. They're noses. Why would you even think... Ugh.Q 10: What gets longer when pulled, fits between breasts, slides neatly into a hole, has choked people when used improperly, and works best when jerked?......A: Seatbelts… Hahahahahahahaha. I know what you were thinking...Edit 1:Q 11: Which four-letter word ends in “k” and means the same as intercourse?......A: Talk.Q 12: You stick your poles inside me. You tie me down to get me up. I get wet before you do. What am I?......A: A tentQ 13: What four-letter word begins with “f” and ends with “k,” and if you can’t get it you can always just use your hands?......A: A fork.Q 14: I’m spread out before being eaten. Your tongue gets me off. People sometimes lick my nuts. What am I?......A: Peanut butterQ 15: What is hard and hairy on the outside, soft and wet on the inside? The word begins with “c,” ends in “t,” and there’s a “u” and an “n” between them.......A: CocunutQ 16: When I go in, I can cause some pain. I’ll fill your holes when you ask me to. I also ask that you spit, and not swallow. What am I?......A: DentistQ 17: What is beautiful and natural, but gets prickly if it isn’t trimmed regularly?......A: The lawnQ 18: I have a stiff shaft. My tip penetrates. I come with a quiver. What am I?......A: An arrowQ 19: Over 1,000 people went down on me. I wasn’t a maiden for long. Something really big and hard ripped me open. What am I?......A: The TitanicQ 20: I assist with erections. Sometimes, giant balls hang from me. I’m known as a big swinger. What am I?......A: A craneIf you got all the answers right, your parents should be proud of you. If you didn’t, you are not alone :PCheers.
How do medical costs in Japan compare to those the U.S.?Having not lived in America for almost 15 years, I have to rely on the internet for information about health care costs in America, so take what follows with a grain of salt - your own experience with US health care costs may vary.According to this article from Money, single Americans pay an average of $89 a month for health insurance while families pay $413. Contrasting this with Japan’s national health care system (which is, essentially, mandatory and generally considered a tax), the amount you pay is based on how much you pay in residence taxes, with a multiple based on the number of people in your family. It is capped at 500,000 yen per year, but, winds up being about 8% of your salary, at least in my (single) experience (call it about $250 a month). So, the cost of insurance seems a bit higher.According to that previous article, though, most Americans also have a deductible they have to cover before the insurance starts to kick in, at which point you simply pay your copay. The average deductible appears to be about $1400, and copays for standard medical care are $24 in America.In Japan, there typically is no deductible. Instead, in most cases you pay a flat 30% of any and all medical fees in Japan when on national health care (there are some adjustments for the very young and very old).The biggest difference, between medical costs in America and Japan is that the Japanese government very tightly regulates how much doctors and companies are allowed to charge for services and medicines.It’s been difficult to find costs for procedures (in America or Japan), so I’m just going to list the costs I have personally experienced during my time here in Japan - hopefully someone can comment with the costs they paid in America. It’s probably worth noting all of the below were all outpatient - not sure how much a week’s hospital stay would cost. All costs are on insurance, so are 30% of the “actual” price for care.Pneumonia - 4 doctor’s visits (1 / week), 4 weeks of medicine (antibiotics and cough medication, 4 X-rays (1 / week). Total out-of-pocket cost: about 25,000 yen (about $225)Influenza - 1 doctor’s visit, medicine. TOPC: about 2,000 yen.Back sprain - 1 doctor’s visit, 3 different pain-relief regimens, ambulance trip. TOPC: about 4,000 yen.Broken tooth - 4 trips to the dentist, 3 temporary caps, 1 permanent replacement. TOPC: about 5,000 yen.Cracked thumb - 2 trips to the doctor, 2 X-rays, 2 sets of dressings and braces. TOPC: about 5,000 yen.Colonoscopy - Pre-procedure counseling and day-before food package, cleansing laxative, procedure. TOPC: about 10,000 yenOne final note: It’s probably worth mentioning that one major difference between American and Japan is that Japanese will often go to the hospital for even the most insignNow things (like the common cold), where Americans often won’t (perhaps as a result of the cost involved). But one major difference that I think explains this is that OTC medication is much more expensive in Japan and (in my experience) not as effective as OTC medication in America. For instance, you can buy a large bottle (500-count) of store-brand 200mg ibuprofen for, what, $10 (on average)?In Japan, they don’t typically have store-brand OTC medication in the first place. Second, it is quite difficult to find any OTC medication with 200mg ibuprofen (most cap at 150mg, with several being 100mg or less), and for about the same amount of money, you can get about 40 pills.In short, America is generally a better place if you’ve got a cold or a headache and want to take care of it yourself. Japan is generally a better place for just about everything else, at least as far as the medical costs go.
Have you ever walked out of a doctor's office because the doctor was being disrespectful to you?I was about 16 when this happened, and I refused to go to any doctor for 2 years fearing something bad would happen. This doctor was so unprofessional that my story might sound fake or exaggerated but i PROMISE you, it’s not.I had pretty bad depression, but I didn’t want to take medication for it so I always informed my doctors that I didn’t need it and I was fine on my own. This year, I got into a pretty bad relationship that made it harder for me to deal with depression. I self-harmed often and tried to commit suicide once. I told my mom I needed to go to the doctors and get a prescription because i couldn’t handle it anymore. Well, my mom had just changed jobs and therefore, had an insurance change, which means I had to get a completely new set of doctors. She took me to a doctors office in the ghetto city (I guess that was the only office her new insurance would cover, because we lived in a wealthy city and even the surrounding cities were fairly affluent).When we got there, the nurse took my vitals, measured me, weighed me, all that stuff and then had me wait in one of the rooms. I had to go to the bathroom and on my way there, I overheard the doctor scold the nurse for taking my vitals, etc. The nurse argued that it was procedure for every new patient, but the doctor said it specifically wasn’t necessary for me. I didn’t think it was weird at the time. When I got back to the room and the doctor walked in, the FIRST thing she said wasn’t hello, it wasn’t acknowledging me at all, it was telling my mom that if i was “too much for my mom to handle, she could always provide my mom with a brochure about giving me up to the state.” WTF?? the next thing the doctor did was ask a series of questions about depression off of a signNow script. halfway through the signNow, she stops and tells me that “i shouldn’t be depressed because i have a mom, i have a roof over my head, i have clean clothes, etc.“ the thing is, she doesn’t say it empathetically but she says it as if i’m ungrateful instead of depressed… anyways… when she sees that i answered “yes” to suicide attempt, she blames my mom for not taking me to the emergency room. My mom explained to her that she did call the 24-hour nurses hotline and they told her what to do and when i was showing signs that i was fine, they said it’s up to her whether she wants to take me to the ER or not but to keep monitoring me. This doctor told my mom that the nurses hotline “doesn’t exist” and kept trying to say that she’ll report my mom to CPS. I was literally there, i heard my mom on the phone with the nurses hotline the whole time. Even after this doctor visit i looked it up and YUP ITS STILL THERE. anyways!!! the doctor starts doing a check up on me and i tell her that i got my ear cartilage pierced TWO DAYS AGO and it’s sensitive. she looks at it, sees that it’s red, and says it’s infected. it’s not infected, it’s brand new lol. she then GRABS MY EAR AND TWISTS IT SEVERAL TIMES. i was screaming and crying and all she did was keep saying “does it hurt? how bout now? still hurt?” by then i was in tears. later on, she goes through the questionnaire again and sees that i marked “yes” to sexually active. she asked if it was one person or multiple people. i said just my boyfriend of two years. she tells me that he “probably doesn’t love me and is only using me for sex” and at this point i realize why am i letting this woman berate me all this time? she knows i’m here for depression but all she has done is make me feel worse than anyone ever has. i walked out and waited outside for 30 minutes before my mom walked out. to this day, i still don’t know what happened after i left. two weeks later though, we got a letter in the mail from that doctor’s office saying i needed to finish my appointment or else they would report to the police that my mom never took me to the ER that one time.BTW, not sure if anyone’s wondering but the doctor works out of a Molina office in Colton, CA. old black lady. don’t know her name.
How do I become a dentist?Hi,When choosing the right career, it is important to understand what you can expect to make when you enter the profession. Those who choose to become dentists often do so not only because they want to help people, but because it is a career with a reputation for high salaries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dentists made a median annual wage of $152,700 in 2015. The top 10 percent of dentists made greater than $187,200 per year. Those who choose to specialize might make even more.Before signNowing dental school, students must complete at least 90 hours of an undergraduate program, though many departments now require a full degree. While students may elect to complete an unrelated curriculum, those who choose per-dentistry or a science-related major will be ahead of the pack when it comes time to meet prerequisite requirements. Some of the common undergraduate degree paths for aspiring dentists are reviewed in-depth below.Students should be vigilant about their grades and study habits even at this level, as GPAs play a profound role in dental school admissions.Administered by the American Dental Association, the Dental Acceptance Test is a major component of a dental school application. Comprised of 280 questions, this five-hour test is heavily weighted toward questions related to the natural sciences, with reading comprehension and quantitative reasoning also making up a signNow portion of the overall score.Step 1: Enroll in a Bachelor's Degree Program. Dental schools generally require applicants to hold bachelor's degrees before gaining admission. .Step 2: Take the Dental Admission Test. ...Step 3: Earn a Dental Degree. ...Step 4: Obtain Licensure. ...Step 5: Consider a Specialization.Dentists typically do the following:Remove decay from teeth and fill cavities Repair cracked or fractured teeth and remove teeth Place sealants or whitening agents on teeth Administer anesthetics to keep patients from feeling pain during proceduresPrescribe antibiotics or other medications Examine x rays of teeth, gums, the jaw, and nearby areas in order to diagnose problems Make models and measurements for dental appliances, such as dentures, to fit patients Teach patients about diets, flossing, the use of fluoride, and other aspects of dental careDentists use a variety of equipment, including x-ray machines, drills, mouth mirrors, probes, forceps, brushes, and scalpels. They also use lasers, digital scanners, and other computer technologies.Find Best Schools & Colleges In USA For Free - How To Choose A College - A Comprehensive Guide (It’s FAST & FREE – 3 Steps Only)I Wish You The Best…Mista
Can a dentist from India work at Mauritius?Yes any dentist from any country can work in any other country but followings are to be done.Go in their government or official website of their own dental council, like DCI is there in india. Usually there are FAQ section on how to register as dentist in their country.After filling out forms and after verifications are done.You are most likely to give their screening test which can be written or practical or both. Normally the test centres are in that particular you are applying for.After you pass that exam, that's it you are registered as a dentist in that country.
Do military members have to pay any fee for leave or fiancee forms?NOOOOOOO. You are talking to a military romance scammer. I received an email from the US Army that directly answers your question that is pasted below please keep reading.I believe you are the victim of a military Romance Scam whereas the person you are talking to is a foreign national posing as an American Soldier claiming to be stationed overseas on a peacekeeping mission. That's the key to the scam they always claim to be on a peacekeeping mission.Part of their scam is saying that they have no access to their money that their mission is highly dangerous.If your boyfriend girlfriend/future husband/wife is asking you to do the following or has exhibited this behavior, it is a most likely a scam:Moves to private messaging site immediately after meeting you on Facebook or SnapChat or Instagram or some dating or social media site. Often times they delete the site you met them on right after they asked you to move to a more private messaging siteProfesses love to you very quickly & seems to quote poems and song lyrics along with using their own sort of broken language, as they profess their love and devotion quickly. They also showed concern for your health and love for your family.Promises marriage as soon as he/she gets to state for leave that they asked you to pay for.They Requests money (wire transfers) and Amazon, iTune ,Verizon, etc gift cards, for medicine, religious practices, and leaves to come home, internet access, complete job assignments, help sick friend, get him out of trouble, or anything that sounds fishy.The military does provide all the soldier needs including food medical Care and transportation for leave. Trust me, I lived it, you are probably being scammed. I am just trying to show you examples that you are most likely being connned.Below is an email response I received after I sent an inquiry to the US government when I discovered I was scammed. I received this wonderful response back with lots of useful links on how to find and report your scammer. And how to learn more about Romance Scams.Right now you can also copy the picture he gave you and do a google image search and you will hopefully see the pictures of the real person he is impersonating. this doesn't always work and take some digging. if you find the real person you can direct message them and alert them that their image is being used for scamming.Good Luck to you and I'm sorry this may be happening to you. please continue reading the government response I received below it's very informative. You have contacted an email that is monitored by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. Unfortunately, this is a common concern. We assure you there is never any reason to send money to anyone claiming to be a Soldier online. If you have only spoken with this person online, it is likely they are not a U.S. Soldier at all. If this is a suspected imposter social media profile, we urge you to report it to that platform as soon as possible. Please continue reading for more resources and answers to other frequently asked questions: How to report an imposter Facebook profile: Caution-https://www.facebook.com/help/16... < Caution-https://www.facebook.com/help/16... > Answers to frequently asked questions: - Soldiers and their loved ones are not charged money so that the Soldier can go on leave. - Soldiers are not charged money for secure communications or leave. - Soldiers do not need permission to get married. - Soldiers emails are in this format: firstname.lastname@example.org < Caution-mailto: email@example.com > anything ending in .us or .com is not an official email account. - Soldiers have medical insurance, which pays for their medical costs when treated at civilian health care facilities worldwide – family and friends do not need to pay their medical expenses. - Military aircraft are not used to transport Privately Owned Vehicles. - Army financial offices are not used to help Soldiers buy or sell items of any kind. - Soldiers deployed to Combat Zones do not need to solicit money from the public to feed or house themselves or their troops. - Deployed Soldiers do not find large unclaimed sums of money and need your help to get that money out of the country. Anyone who tells you one of the above-listed conditions/circumstances is true is likely posing as a Soldier and trying to steal money from you. We would urge you to immediately cease all contact with this individual. For more information on avoiding online scams and to report this crime, please see the following sites and articles: This article may help clarify some of the tricks social media scammers try to use to take advantage of people: Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/61432/< Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/61432/> CID advises vigilance against 'romance scams,' scammers impersonating Soldiers Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/180749 < Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/180749 > FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center: Caution-http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx< Caution-http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx> U.S. Army investigators warn public against romance scams: Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/130...< Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/130...> DOD warns troops, families to be cybercrime smart -Caution-http://www.army.mil/article/1450...< Caution-http://www.army.mil/article/1450...> Use caution with social networking Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/146...< Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/146...> Please see our frequently asked questions section under scams and legal issues. Caution-http://www.army.mil/faq/ < Caution-http://www.army.mil/faq/ > or visit Caution-http://www.cid.army.mil/ < Caution-http://www.cid.army.mil/ >. The challenge with most scams is determining if an individual is a legitimate member of the US Army. Based on the Privacy Act of 1974, we cannot provide this information. If concerned about a scam you may contact the Better Business Bureau (if it involves a solicitation for money), or local law enforcement. If you're involved in a Facebook or dating site scam, you are free to contact us direct; (571) 305-4056. If you have a social security number, you can find information about Soldiers online at Caution-https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/sc... < Caution-https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/sc... > . While this is a free search, it does not help you locate a retiree, but it can tell you if the Soldier is active duty or not. If more information is needed such as current duty station or location, you can contact the Commander Soldier's Records Data Center (SRDC) by phone or mail and they will help you locate individuals on active duty only, not retirees. There is a fee of $3.50 for businesses to use this service. The check or money order must be made out to the U.S. Treasury. It is not refundable. The address is: Commander Soldier's Records Data Center (SRDC) 8899 East 56th Street Indianapolis, IN 46249-5301 Phone: 1-866-771-6357 In addition, it is not possible to remove social networking site profiles without legitimate proof of identity theft or a scam. If you suspect fraud on this site, take a screenshot of any advances for money or impersonations and report the account on the social networking platform immediately. Please submit all information you have on this incident to Caution-www.ic3.gov < Caution-http://www.ic3.gov > (FBI website, Internet Criminal Complaint Center), immediately stop contact with the scammer (you are potentially providing them more information which can be used to scam you), and learn how to protect yourself against these scams at Caution-http://www.ftc.gov < Caution-http://www.ftc.gov > (Federal Trade Commission's website)
What are telltale signs that you're working at a "sinking ship" company?Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina Principle states, "Happy families are all alike, but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." He saw that unhappy families were each doomed by unique problems of their own making, while happy families were those who steered clear of such problems.The corporate world suffers from the reverse of the Anna Karenina Principle. Successful companies each seem to invent their own unique paths to success. But failing companies follow predictable death spirals that have been followed by many other companies preceding them.Often these "sinking ship" companies can seem to be doing just fine, especially to employees who don't have the experience to recognize the obvious signs. This is handy guide of what to look out for.If you work at a big company, look for:New opportunities are evaluated and shot down based on their impact to the old legacy businesses. (See The Innovator's Dilemma).Managers are paid for making quarterly and annual targets, so they avoid investments that pay off in the future since they detract from their bonus numbers. As the business declines, they simply negotiate lower bonus targets each year.You benchmark your performance against your direct, legacy competitors instead of the new disruptive entrants in your market. You think you are doing well vs. your competitors without being aware that you are competing in the equivalents of the Seniors Tour.Mediocre employees are not fired since their managers know they can't recruit better ones anyway.When asked "why do you like working here?" your employees talk about the dental plan.Your managers roll their eyes when you point out that how new technologies like Apple Watches, Twitter, and Amazon Web Services will impact your business. They call them "toys" and say, "our customers will never trust their businesses to those!"Your co-workers use Blackberries from 2009. They say, "I already know how to use it, and I don't need that distracting new stuff."You spend the first week of the quarter talking about long-term strategic planning. You then forget about it and spend the next twelve weeks scrambling to make the quarter.Instead of firing bad leaders, you create cross-functional committees to solve the problems those bad leaders created. When those problems persist, you disband the committees and bring in consultants to solve the problems the bad leaders (then the committees) created.All conversations about new grown end with reluctant middle management saying, "only if you give me more budget!" The budget never comes, and you all go back to what you were doing.You integrate acquired companies so quickly that you destroy their businesses and their best people leave.Or, instead of integrating the acquired companies, you keep them as independent business units and get no synergies. You integrate them in a hurry a year later during a cost-cutting exercise. The best people leave.Your CFO spends 5% of her time talking about innovation and revenue growth and 95% talking about cutting costs. She says, "that's my role here."The HR department thinks their job is administration, compliance, and keeping employees from suing, not ensuring the company wins in the market by having the best team.To pay $9.99 for an Evernote subscription, you need to wait a year for the "Information Technology Steering Committee" to approve Evernote as a vendor.You have a Chief Strategy Officer. People say, "I don't know what he does all day." He disappears and is not replaced.You don't target the best companies and try to hire their best people. Instead, you put three-page job descriptions on your website and wait for candidates to find them, fill out a form, and apply.People argue over offices. They all use the same excuse: "I'm on the phone a lot."You launch "innovation projects." When it looks like you'll miss earnings by a penny a share a few quarters later, those projects are cut. After those risky but innovative projects are cancelled, the people working on them are laid off, getting richly punished for their risk taking. No one ever signs up for an "innovation project" again."Succession planning" has become a euphemism for, "when the boss quits, just promote someone on her team so we don't need to pay for a search."You have five CEOs in five years. The board then announces the company is getting broken up and sold. They act like that was the plan all along, then lay off you and half of your co-workers.You ask your laid-off co-workers why they joined the company in the first place. Their answer: "job security."If you work at a startup:You never hear how much cash you have in the bank or hear what was discussed in the board meeting. When you ask questions, your executives say, "I need you to stay focused on your work."When you get your stock option offer, no one will tell you how many shares are outstanding or that the last round of funding came with a 5x liquidation preference.People never talk, coordinate, or even leave their desk because they "hate meeetings." (They actually hate each other).You "rehearse" for board meetings and spend a week on board meeting slideshows that are prettier than your customer slides.You have more MBAs on the team than engineers. They all do "business development" since sales is beneath them.You have a Chief Strategy Officer. No one knows what he does. He disappears one day and is not replaced.Your CTO just came out of a PhD program and wants to "commercialize his research."You have a raucous launch party that is attended by no customers, only your friends.When the product doesn't sell, you complain about how the customers "just don't get it" and aren't "visionary."You've fired three VPs of Sales because each one told you, "the customers don't want the product."Your CEO has a "great" customer meeting that he says is sure to lead to a closed deal before the quarter ends this Friday. All he needs to do is meet with procurement, negotiate price, win the deal, agrees on terms, write up up contracts, negotiate them, sign them, and invoice the customer. The deal closes 175 days later.You add features because board members want them. Your CEO calls himself a "visionary" in his bio.The CEO keeps everything secret because, "that is how Apple does it."The CEO approves all of the design decisions because, "that is how Apple does it."The technical co-founder is a bad manager so agrees to hire a VP of Engineering to replace him. He thinks that VP will report to him since he is the "visionary'".Your site is going to be ad-supported, and you have 1500 users.You get free lunch but have no customers.Your free lunch is taken away.Your boss renegotiates your salary and asks you, "how much do you really need to live on?"He offers you more stock options. He still doesn't tell you how many shares are outstanding.You get laid off and become a creditor to the company because they didn't reimburse your last five expense reports.The liquidation yields five Aeron chairs and a Nespresso machine, and Ashton Kutcher's stock is senior to yours.