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This is never not funny
rebloggin’ cause that is the actual look on my face when that happens
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Not every white person is a racist, but the genius of racism is that you don’t have to participate to enjoy the spoils. If you’re white, you can be completely oblivious, passively accepting the status quo, and reap the rewards. —
—Mychal Denzel Smith, “White People Have to Give Up Racism” (via thenationmagazine)
A very good definition of privilege.
forever reblog on this site -cs
Geo coming to visit
So for some better context for this story, certain grocery store robins in the DC/Metro area should be interested to know that last week, UFCW Local 400 voted to potentially organize a strike over contract renewals after they expired this past Halloween.
The biggest issue (SURPRISE) being over our already tenuous health insurance, in light of the Affordable Care Act.
I’ve had a lot of issues with my employer with how they handle scheduling in particular, and I had noticed that in the past few weeks (since around mid-October), company policies have suddenly been strictly enforced. 6 people in our already understaffed store have been either fired or suspended by the new store manager, and in the deli department, where I work, we’re expected to cook more food, keep the hot bar service open later, but also not distress so much by the end of the night. We aren’t pulling in enough business to satisfy both of those demands. As a result of less shoppers, less staff gets appointed, but because there are less people staffing the store, the customers we do get have to deal with notoriously long lines, even on slow days. We get 1-3 cashiers at any given time, and most of the time now, the shift manager at the time has to be on the register. Customer service is nearly always closed, customers STILL have to wait in stupidly long lines, and we’ve lost business/had a lot of customers get upset with us for this.
I’ve heard and personally experienced numerous instanced where the store managers have actively ignored agreements made with the union over scheduled hours, pay raises, people changing departments or positions and not getting the title change with it, people being pressured into working hours off the clock because of staffing issues and what a big deal gets made over overtime, and general abuse/negligence of their own god damned agreed terms. Basically if you can’t get fired because of what protection the union does offer you, they give you almost no hours (4 to 9 hours a week, though through the union agreement, you are SUPPOSED to get no less than either 16 or 18 hours a week) and, in essence, force you to quit.
I was already increasingly unhappy with my job and looking for something else to do so I can quit, but I am not optimistic about the negotiations. With the holidays creeping ever closer, which are our busiest time of the year, especially in deli, there’s a lot of mounting pressure, and I don’t know how we’re expected to deal with business. I don’t know if we can do it unless they work out negotiations quickly and staff us better. I don’t think either is going to happen. I’m worried about my job security because of how much more strict it’s gotten at my store, and the situation is looking increasingly volatile. I want out. I can’t afford to not-work if the strike does happen, but I also don’t want to support the bullshit corporation I work for, and I’m worried that I’ll get attacked or something if I stay and work during the strike. The urgency to get the fuck out while I still can has gone up, tenfold.
They’re already starting to hire new people in the event the strike does come to pass. I REALLY hope these new hires know what they’re getting into, it isn’t fair to them that they’re just trying to work and then have this to deal with.
i made a tiling gif and i don’t know why i do these things but if you want a new wil wheaton tumblr background i guess knock yourself out and please send help make someone stop me
I feel like this should come with some sort of warning, but I just don’t know what the warning would be.
Fashions That Women Hate (But Men Love) -
Since it’s International Men’s Day, I asked a bunch of women who definitely exist to tell me styles men rock that they hate. (Inspired by this post.)
“I never really liked a man wearing an oxford. They always reminded me of Catholic school and…
there seems to be this idea I’ve seen in a lot of Trans* spaces that there is a “genderqueer body” and that all genderqueer or non-binary people need to strive for this. A genderqueer body is a thin, white, person with an androgynous figure. And it seems to be standard…