This post might be triggering, I’m not sure but I know it was a triggering situation for me to be in. My friends have been encouraging me to start being more friendly and flirty at work so I can practice; I’m not very social and I’m terrible at flirting. So today at work, a regular customer who is always very nice to me came in and I decided to practice. I wasn’t overly flirty or anything, just a tiny bit more friendly than usual. He responded in kind and I thought that was it, after all I immediately went back to doing what I was prior. (This was at 5am.) He then said that he had seen me in his dreams, I said that maybe he would see me again tonight in his dreams thinking he would take the hint and leave. He asked me if I minded and I don’t because I can’t control his thoughts so whatever. I was really starting to get uncomfortable by then so I tried to distance myself but he wasn’t taking the hint. Now when I get uncomfortable, I stop thinking and start making bad choices so as to get rid of what is making me uncomfortable. At that point, I just wanted him to leave. And he’s looking like he is getting ready to leave but he stops and asks for a hug. In hindsight, I can see why this is bad. But at the time all I was thinking was what is going to make this guy leave. So I gave him a hug. Biggest mistake of my life. I attempted to keep it short but he pulled me closer. Then I felt him kiss my neck and I panicked and jerked back to look at him. That was when he kissed me, with tongue. Or he tried to, because as soon as my brain registered what happened, I pushed him away. I ran behind the counter but apparently pushing him away didn’t make him get the point because he kept trying to talk to me. I was in shock so I couldn’t say anything. He puts his finger up to say, ” hold on” and he leaves and I’m starting to have a panic attack. Luckily I manage to text one of my employees to come in and be here with me. After ten minutes, he comes back knocking at the window, trying to get me to go outside and hell no. To my fortune, a bunch of customers came in but he came back in and tried waiting for me but that’s when my employee came in and he ran out the door. I’m so freaked out now. I already had an issue with being touched because of things that happened when I was a child but now that’s magnified 1000x. And the part of me that’s been immersed in rape culture thinks that this is somehow my fault. So I think I need a little reassuring right now…
Minimum wage should be linked to the poverty level.
This is basic economic fact.
A business that claims it can’t afford to pay a living wage to its workers is admitting that by definition it fails to meet its basic operating expenses. That major multinational corporations can be “successful” while failing to meet a basic operating expense is only possible because We The People pick up their greedy/lazy slack through taxes and charity.
And yet somehow it’s everybody else who’s a moocher and a looter…
And this corrosive greed is a big part of what’s slowly poisoning the U.S. economy. Money being hoarded at the top and put in “safe” investments and bank accounts is money that does nothing for no one. It’s just an elaborate means of keeping score. Money put into the hands of the workers does what money is meant to do: it circulates. It gets spent. The same dollar will go through dozens of sets of hands, touching dozens of lives, feeding dozens of people and sparking profits for dozens of businesses. The same dollar, in the hands of the rich, will generally do… nothing. It won’t create jobs. It won’t fund innovations. It won’t start businesses.
Less than 1% of corporate revenues become wages for workers. Less than 3% of the wealthy are actually entrepreneurs (people who risk their money on business ventures that create jobs).
But 100% of the working class spends their money. That money creates jobs. That money fuels innovations. That money becomes profits. That money keeps the economy ticking.
We have been lied to about who are the parasites and who are the drivers of the economy. We have largely accepted a view of money as a means of keeping score and the economy as something that must have winners and losers, rather than money being a proxy for barter and an economy being a way to divide the labor of society and distribute the load of living
"A business that claims it can’t afford to pay a living wage to its workers is admitting that by definition it fails to meet its basic operating expenses."
"Less than 1% of corporate revenues become wages for the workers."
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(Source: novltea, via supernovas-gods-and-monsters)