NSLS stands for National Society of Leadership and Success.

In order to be invited into this society, you have to have excellent academics or great leadership skills.  I was invited to join this society back in January for my academics (3.60 GPA).  YAY!!!  I became a member when I accepted the invitation.  In order to be inducted into the society, I had to do a certain number of steps (orientation, leadership training, etc). Induction opens up every benefit that the society offers from mentors, jobs, events, and on. Last Saturday, I completed my last step for induction and I’m so happy.  I’m hoping this will open doors for me and get me into the role that I desire most.

Quick tidbits for those that don’t know:

School: Keller Graduate School of Management (DeVry) – MBA program 

Major: Business Administration (which is also what I got in Undergrad)

Focus: Marketing 

So, if you’re in school and the school has a chapter of the society, become a member.  It’ll help you see who are you are as a person and leader and connect you with others with like minds.

Windycitychic(k) 💋


International Women’s Day

If I had known that for “our” day, we were going to “screw” the men in the workplace then I wouldve acted accordingly. 😅😅😅😅😅

I didn’t find out until last night that this was the plan.  I guess because I’m in school, my focus has been elsewhere after work to not be able to be all over social media.  However, I was able to catch the news last night and wore red today in solidarity with the cause.  Of course, the decision to not come to work today is to show the contributions women make in the workforce contrary to the opinions of some Politicians.  It is for equal rights and pay in the office. I’m all for it.  

If I’m doing the work that a senior manager is supposed to be doing then my pay should be closer to that title.  It’s not always about helping out the company.  It is making your employees feel like they are being appreciated for their efforts and not treated like irrelevant robots.  Also, not rewarding people who are clearly not performing. Fair is fair.  The “boys club” crap can kiss all my a**!!!!



TCF Bank

Today, I’m celebrating my niece birthday.   As I checked my funds for the festivities,  I see there were overdraft fees.  Wth?  $187 of charges.  I called customer service to “discuss” my discovery. They say regardless of the earlier charges when this one particular charge hit, all the others hit and put my account negative.  Now, even though she sees that my account was fine when I did those initial charges,  I’m still liable for all of those overdraft fees. (That one charge was an auto charge from Experian, to keep an eye on my credit).
After 15+ yrs, I’m leaving TCF Bank.  In all of these years, I’ve never had 5 overdraft fees all at once.  They were my go-to bank for a very long time. I always used them as my primary account. Now, i see they are robbers.  I must go!!!

I’ll keep you posted

Windycitychic(k) 💜

1800flowers – Update!

Hey guys –

So, here’s the update on my mom’s Mother’s Day flowers.  They were delivered today BUT…  1/2 of the stems were shorter than the others inside of a huge box (picture below).  Now, per the 1800flowers website, it is supposed to look full and lush (pictured below), but she got this instead (1st picture).  I will NEVER EVER order anymore flowers from 1800flowers.  If I hadn’t heard it on the Steve Harvey Morning Show I wouldn’t have even bothered.  This is horrendous and I cannot fathom anyone believing that this bouquet was fit to send to someone.  We waited 3 additional days for crappy flowers?? Really??

If anyone I know says they will order flowers from 1800flowers, I will IMMEDIATELY tell them to go to JEWEL and get some flowers.  If that person is out of state, find a local florist to fulfill the order.  I am appalled.  I got 4 bunches of tulips from Jewel that look better than that.



Sorbet Roses


Hey Guys!

I have to tell you guys what happened this weekend.  Now, everyone knows that this past weekend was Mothers’ Day.  So, I decided to go against my normal routine (going to Jewel) to get my mom some flowers for Mother’s Day.  When I was listening to the Steve Harvey morning show last Monday, the CEO of 1800flowers came on to talk about the deal they had on their Sorbet Roses for Mom.  Instead of 12 roses, you get 18 roses for $29.99 (I wish they just say $30) if you use the special code Strawberry when you order.  The special was only for that Monday and I forgot to order.  I wanted her to have those particular flowers anyway because you do not see much of that in stores.  So, Thursday I ordered the flowers to be delivered on Saturday, 5/7.

I received a confirmation email that the package shipped.  Question?  Why am I getting flowers delivered to my mother through FedEx from OHIO??? WTH??? What happened to having the order fulfilled through local florists?  But, Whateva!  I kept going thinking that they would arrive some time soon because I checked the length of time it would take to get from OH to Chicago and it was approximately 6 hours.  If the confirmation said they shipped on 5/7/16 at 845a, why am I still waiting on those flowers to be delivered and it is late evening Monday, 5/9/16?  1800Flowers didn’t have a problem taking my money but they cannot locate my mother’s flowers.  I called customer service and they gave me the same information that I already had.  So, now I am out of almost $70 (includes vase and shipping charges) with nothing to show for it.

It really made me disgusted with their company because I was shopping with my mom all day getting flowers and gifts for other people.  Plus, with the trouble I had been having with my car, my mom has been there for me helping getting me back and forth.  To not have flowers for her made me irate.  I do not have the slightest clue what could have gone through my mom’s mind.  I even picked up flowers for my sister-in-law and she’s never on my radar.  Sunday morning I had to wake up earlier than I planned (I planned a small Mother’s Day brunch) to get her some flowers.  I drove to my trusty location, JEWEL, and got my mother 4 bunches of tulips (her fave flowers) to compensate for what was not there.  So, now I am out of $100 for flowers and nothing to show for $70 of it.

To add insult to injury, this is not the first time this has happened.  My mom said it happened to her twice using their services.  The people she was sending the flowers to never got the flowers and she was never reimbursed.  I’m so disgusted with companies like this that I have to broadcast the outrage.  It’s unfair and unscrupulous to do customers this way.  If I have proof that the flowers were not received, why not reimburse people their money?  I don’t have money like that.

Honestly, I would think again about using 1800Flowers.  Just go to the local grocery store and choose the best bouquet.  If you got a garden, pick a few nice ones and call it a day.  You pay all that money to have nothing to show for it.  I wish I didn’t hear about those damn flowers.


Talk to you guys later & watch your pocketbooks!