BREAKING: Seattle becomes the first city to raise its minimum wage to $15/hour. SHARE if Congress should take Seattle’s lead!
the current minimum wage (at least in NY) is $8.00 and less than a year ago it was $7.25, so yes.
Nope nope and nope. Make better decisions and life and you won’t be working a minimum wage job.
^ That’s literally the dumbest fucking thing I’ve ever read in my life. Are you the kind of person that goes up to homeless people and tells them to get a job? Good fuuuuuuuuuuuucking lord. If everyone was able to get a “better” job, there would be absolutely no-one populating the mass expanse of the workforce. Are you unable to see how this suggestion is completely and utterly illogical? And extremely rude?
Thank god people in Seattle have good heads on their shoulders so single mothers working 3 minimum wage jobs to feed their children can finally be treated like actual live human beings with needs and not capitalistic automatons.
"Just get a better job" is the most white bread privilege shit I’ve ever heard.
I don’t even think it’s white privilege. I think it’s just near-bottomless dumbfuckery.
"Get a better job," they said.
Suddenly, every custodian everywhere quits their job and gets a better one. Now, upon entering public restrooms, everyone is handed a spray bottle and toilet brush, because now they have to scrub their own shit out of that public porcelain throne. Women’s restrooms come complete with plastic bags, because they have to bring their soiled period products home with them and dispose of them at home, because there is no more public waste removal.
"Get a better job," they said.
All fast food employees quit and find a “better job”. No more fast food places! There also aren’t any restaurants. Better learn to cook your own shitty garbage burgers. You have only yourself to yell at if you forget the cheese.
"Get a better job," they said.
Retail stores no longer have any employees. All shopping must be done online, but you have to drive out and pick up the supplies yourself because the Fedex people quit and got better jobs, too.
"Just get a better job," they said!
You now have to grow and make every single thing you ever consume for the rest of your life, because no one wants to do it for you at $7 an hour.
^ THE LAST COMMENT THOUGH FUCKIN AMEN
While I’m all for making more money I don’t believe that it should have been popped to $15 I know it’s all about having a “Living wage” but this happened in Seattle a while ago and completely fucked over their economy.
Not only that but it accelerates the unemployment rate, which I believe is what we’re trying to avoid in the first place right? Lets pretend for a second:
You own your own company and now that everyone is being paid $15 and hour your company can only afford to keep so many of their employees because of the large amount of money you now have to pay an hour to each employee. So now you have fewer employees, with way more work load because you have fewer people to spread it across, and now you’re steadily losing money because you’re paying your employees so much.
Now that you’re losing so much money you have to raise your prices on all of your products in order to make money, hoping that you haven’t completely screwed yourself over because of how much money you’ve already lost. With this now people can barely afford your products because you have to make up for your overhead and make money, even though they’re making minimum wage it’s still a little rough. This doesn’t just affect you now, now it affects grocery stores, and coffee shops, and suppliers not just your business, royally fucking everyone over because literally nothing has changed except that you devalued the dollar and everything got hella expensive.
I know it’s tough, a job is not easy to find by any means. I started out minimum wage and after seven months I moved up in my company and about a year and a half later, I’m finally making two digits. It’s rough but everyone starts somewhere and yes, a lot of the time you have to scrape by, but raising the minimum wage will do nothing but kill more jobs than it’ll create.
The American Hogwarts Houses
my mom and dad were arguing in front of me whether to give me a present now or to wait til christmas and my mom was like “can we give her it now?” and my dad was like “what present” and my mom was like “you know… the good one” and my dad was like “spell it” and my mom goes “GREG, SHE’S 23”
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nickname: Dan, Rollo, Rollolo, Dr. Ollo, Spot, Buckwheat (Dad), Jr. (Also Dad, although we do not share a first name), Brother (Sister), Little Man (Mom and sister)
birthday: September 18th
sexuality: straight, but I recognize that men are also hot
time zone: Central (US)
what time and date is it there: 8/27/14 11:11pm
average hours of sleep i get each night: last week I averaged about 11-12 because I was up North and the fresh air kind knocks me out but typically 8-9 hours
otps: Rose/Ten, Bolin/Korra, Sokka/Toph (I’m realizing I don’t watch many shows)
the last thing i googled was: ffxiv master crafting methods
my most used phrase(s): "ain’t nobody got time for that" and probably a string of expletives
first word that comes to mind: Jello (Really fucking hungry at the time of this)
what i last said to a family member: "You’re such a nerd and I love you" to my mom
one place that makes me happy & why: My Cabin up north. It’s a getaway, and a nice relaxing spot where I don’t have to give a shit about anything while I’m there. Brings back memories of my grandfather and I just love being there.
how many blankets i sleep under: One duvet for summer, maaaaaaaaybe one duvet and a light blanket for winter, being up north though is a game changer the magic number is 7
favourite beverage: Pumpkin Chai’s otherwise black coffee is a close second
the last movie i watched in the cinema: Lucy (would see again many times)
three things i can’t live without: My family, my friends, my books
something i plan on learning: I really want to learn more about different methods of making alcoholic drinks (this is going to make me should like an alcoholic) but I find it really interesting the way a lot of factors come in to play that can make or break a drink, and how you can use something like tinctures to add a lot of flavor while not subtracting too much volume of the other ingredients in the drink.
a piece of advice for all my followers: Give it time.This world as shitty as it can be is so worth living for, there is so much to see and so much to learn, and no matter what you may think; someone loves you. Everything is ruled by time, you just have to let the dust settle.
you all have to listen to this song: I’ll give you two: Get Low and When We Were Young (ft. The Chain Gang of 1974) both by Dillion Francis
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GOD FUCKING DAMMIT
I tried to scroll past it. I honestly tried
i hate everything
what is happening i dont get it
someone explain this
a boy i dated like two years ago just posted a status on facebook about how much he loves his girlfriend but last night he messaged me saying he misses me and if he ever got the chance he wouldnt hesitate to try and kiss me again and i have all the screenshots of that conversation that i am fully capable of sending to his girlfriend i have this kid right by the balls and i am holding the screenshots for the ransom of 25 taco bell chalupas
talk to kids like they’re people and take full interest in what they’re saying because they’re forming their personalities and it’s really vital that they know that their opinions are important and what they have to say deserves validation and respect. so when your three year old niece tells you that dragons don’t like cupcakes because the color blue is a spoon you better nod your head and ask her to explain more about that.