8 hour working day

I don’t wanna reblog that gross post again but I wanna respond to something here

-”piss poor attempt” I mean lmao if you say so, we have 39 listed participants and 400 followers. I put about 8-10 hours a day into working on this event to make it successful and it’s working. But, whatever you need to tell yourself.

-Genderbends aren’t allowed because they ARE transphobic you absolute walnut. I’ve already provided multiple sources of trans people basically begging cis people to stop genderbending. But i’m tired, and you won’t read them anyway; so google it.

-That’s literally not hypocritical because I don’t (nor anyone who’s helped me with wlw month, or is planning on participating in wlw month) approve of genderbends at all regardless of the ship. Because genderbending is transphobic. 

-Antis aren’t some sort of hivemind that all follow the same rules. Some antis are transphobic, some antis send death threats, some antis ship shallura, some antis are exclusionists. None of these things are things I approve of and I call them out when I see them but contrary to popular belief I am not Queen Of The Antis. I’m actually relatively new to the fandom and I have no say in what people do outside of my event. Doesn’t mean I like it.

-On a side note; I, the mod of wlw month, do not and have never given a flying fuck about klance. I don’t ship klance. frankly? it bores me. I’m tired of mlm ships because yaoi fangirls turn them into the same thing over and over and it’s boring. And, frankly, as a lesbian wlw ships appeal to me more because of the representation and because I relate to them more.

-Please do not accuse me, a goddamn lesbian, of fetishizing other lesbians. I’m strongly against this (it’s even caused me to start to hate femslash february) my event does not allow nsfw of minors of any sort, and if you even glance at my blog you’ll see I don’t post nsfw at all let alone nsfw of wlw. So, uh, get fucked.

-Also can we please stop this trend of people who have obviously done zero research but you feel that you have the authority to shit on wlw month anyway? it’s obvious you’ve never been on any page of the blog, since you don’t know shit all about the rules besides my not allowing genderbends. If you get all your info from other shippers or anti-antis or whatever the fuck without doing your own research you can sit down and shut the FUCK up.

How far I walked during an 8 hour shift. lol you can tell which days I work and which ones I don’t (except last Tuesday where I left my phone in my purse most of the day.

That new LEGO Ninjago movie trailer seriously showed us A LOT of differences from the original series.

Thanks for making an actual AU, LEGO. 😂

Accuse me of not working my full 40, we'll see about that.

(long story: tl;dr at the end)

My job received some dramatic changes with the labor law changes from late last year. While it’s not technically law right now, my company is enforcing our policy to test the waters and see how it works for us. Basically this means, I can only work 40 hours a week. No overtime approval is available. Any days we work over 8 hours we have to use compensated time (comp time) to even it out. To help maintain office coverage we have meetings to plan our comp time.

To clarify, we can only use our comp time only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays since we need a full staff on Monday and Fridays to assist our sales team. Also we can’t use it to come in late or leave early. So basically we’re left with taking long lunches (2.5-3 hours sometimes) right in the middle of the work day. But randomly, they’ll give us full days off when we work 6:30-7 hours on a weekend (which is nice, but this also is creating productivity problems). The staff who are a part of this have grown very frustrated because these long lunches are interfering with our work, meetings, appointments, and for the commuting staff they have to sit in their office for a long period of time and do nothing. Finally after a few months of this ineffective system, we told our CEO that we need to discuss some changes we think would make this better for everyone. He meets with our Exec Team and they agreed to attend our comp meeting to discuss things.

So, this Monday we all walk into the meeting with some level of hope. At the very least we’ll be heard and be able to say that we’d like to be able to come in a little late or leave a little early when things are slower. Our CEO explains his view on comp time and then a co-worker of mine explains how it isn’t working for us and it’s causing problems. Now our CEO is normally a chill guy, but he used an angry and defensive tone I’ve never seen before and went on a 15 minute rant about comp time. His rant included:

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Happy May Day-International Workers Day

Brought to you by the union movement, the people who, in fighting collectively, brought us the weekend, the 8 hour work day, the end to child labor, paid vacation, healthcare available to those without a lot of money, seniority, due process and collective bargaining rights at our places of work and so much more.


SCOTT & MITCH are professional singers. 



They are trendsetters and tastemakers.

They are creators. Comedians. Writers. Producers.

They are artists in every way it means to be an artist.

Always inspired. Inspiring.


And yet sometimes exhausted.

Occasionally damaged.

Less occasionally, broken.


There are long flights. There is sickness.



A work day once lasted 8 hours.

It now lasts 8 weeks. It now spans 35 cities. In multiple countries.

On multiple continents.


Families. Friends. Lovers.

They are all far away.

Not always just one flight. Hardly ever just one day.

Birthdays are missed.

Thanksgivings and Christmases are compromised.

Relationships are compromised.


Relatives pass away.

Friends give birth.

Life goes on. Work goes on.




SCOTT & MITCH are award-winning singers and composers.

They are platinum-selling, globally recognized recording artists.

They write songs that they perform in front of many thousands of fans.



They create content in purposeful and impressive quantity and quality. It doesn’t only entertain.

It motivates.

It inspires.


There is laughter on long flights.

There is empathy through sickness.

A calming counterpart through anxiety.

Consolation and hope through depression.

There was once a notion that work was what you did between sleep and fun and now work is the thing you share with your best friend.

And a work day no longer lasts 8 hours.

Sometimes it lasts 8 weeks.

And spans 35 cities.

Occasionally in multiple countries.

On multiple continents.





They are all far away, but no one is ever closer than your best friend. Never more than one hotel room away.

One bunk on the tour bus.

One armrest on the airplane.

Birthdays are never spent alone.

Relationships end and they are mourned together.

Relatives pass away and you cry on your best friend’s shoulder.

You share photos of your friends’ children.

New nieces and nephews.





You are homesick together and together you always feel at home.

Walter Crane     Memorial to the Haymarket Martyrs, London     1894

Crane’s poster is a memorial to the 4 anarchists who were judicially murdered after the Haymarket Demonstration for the 8 hour work day were violently assaulted by the police, and several cops were killed BY POLICE FIRE.  Those executed were August Spies, Albert Parsons, George Engel and Adolph Fischer.  Samuel Fielden, Michael Schwab and Oscar Neebe each served extended prison terms.  Louis Lingg apparently committed suicide while i jail (blowing his head up with a dynamite cap?!?!) or was murdered while behind bars.  

An open call for episode transcripts from our Travelers, struggles in creating the Penumbra as a small team, and why we need your help

UPDATE: Some extremely generous fans have stepped up to organize @thepenumbrapodcasttranscripts , so please head over there if you would like to participate! We are deeply touched by the speedy response to this post.

Hey there Travelers,

Kevin here. Over the thirteen months since the Penumbra’s first episode, we’ve received a lot of requests from fans for access to episode transcripts. Many of you have contacted us with well-reasoned arguments about accessibility for those with hearing and processing disabilities. Many of you have expressed frustration about the $7 Patreon reward level, at which donating patrons get to look at the scripts the actors see.

We’ve stayed quiet on this so far, but we haven’t been ignoring you. We recognize your frustration. We apologize if the packaging of our show has made you feel like we don’t notice you, or listen to you, or care about you. We do. Internally we’ve been discussing this for months – and after debating it and trying a lot of things, we’ve come to what we think is the only conclusion that makes sense given our situation. I’ll tell you the conclusion first, and then move backward to our reasoning:

We are asking for help from you, the fans, in making these transcripts a reality. If fans create a tumblr or website that features fan-made transcripts of every episode, we will gladly post a link to it on our website and promote it whenever a new transcript has been completed.

We have asked for this from you all before, but it understandably got lost in the weeks and months that have passed since. As a result, should fans express interest in creating transcripts, we will be reblogging this post once every two weeks until all of the transcripts have been completed.

We recognize that it is frustrating not having the supports you need to access our show as others can. We recognize that asking fans to create those supports is also frustrating. Please know that we are frustrated, too. We are living a very uncomfortable, very difficult reality in creating this show, and up until now we’ve kept the details of that reality invisible to you all. But if I can ask for just a few minutes of your understanding, I hope I can communicate clearly about the obstacles in the way of us creating these transcripts, which are also, not coincidentally, the biggest threats to the Penumbra’s continued existence in general.

What follows is an in-depth look at my reasoning. If you’re satisfied with the above, hey, skip it! You can find the couple of transcripts we had time to make here (as well as one by a fan who asked to be credited as subtlepuns), so go for it, work together, create a platform for them, and feel free to use what we’ve made to get you started. If you’re still bothered, or you don’t understand why we can’t just make all the transcripts ourselves, I ask only that you read and think about our position, here. It is not one made hastily.

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anonymous asked:

Do you not see the problems with the anarchist ideology? There will always be humans who exploit others, and anarchy would give them free reign to do so. How would you suggest we combat crime in an ancom society when human nature is (sadly) one of self interest and greed. Equally, if everyone was rewarded the same amount for varying levels of work, wouldn't that just weed out ambition because what's the point in working hard if there's no reward. That in my mind would limit progress?

Honestly I always ignore these messages about “human nature,” because this is an absurdly overused argument that is just recycling the same talking points. Like, do you type this out without giving any thought to what “human nature,” actually means? 

Human nature is how people think, feel, and act - the way you people talk, you’d think that human nature isn’t an extremely complex thing that is reflective of the society one lives in. You guys will talk about human nature being so bad in a stateless society but turn around and support a society that gives certain people power over others. So what… this human nature argument does apply here? This hierarchy is supposed to lead to freedom, justice, and fairness? All of a sudden we don’t want to address that argument? 

As far as the next part to your question, this is another common argument that I find to be silly. Think back to when you were a kid and answering the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Some children answer “doctor.” Now what’s their motivation behind that? Is it because they are searching for a big paycheck with spiffy benefits? Probably not. It’s because they want to help people. What about the kid who answers “painter?” It likely has to do with their passion for art. Now how does that get corrupted over time? We get taught that the ultimate goal for the future is monetary profit and how that contributes to our current society. 

So what happens when we eliminate the almighty dollar from the equation? Does everyone just abandon their dreams? Maybe some but for the most part, probably not. They’re going to pursue it based off of their passion for helping people or creating things or delving into the unknown, etc. We’re no longer looking at money being the ultimate goal which a lot of people can’t currently fathom because that idea is so ingrained in minds. Not everyone is going to abandon their dreams and goals and motivation to help people or create just because there’s no monetary incentive. 

Like, really think about it. If you were presented with the chance to do whatever you wanted, without any obstacles, what would you do? I always think back to my dad when this question comes up. Everyone has played the “if you won the lottery, would you still work/what would you do” question. My dad told me back then that he would quit his job immediately. He was a machinist who worked 6 days a week, 8-10 hours a day and he hated his job. But then he said he would go to college so he would become a history teacher because that was always his dream. So when presented with the option of never working again, he would have chose to pursue a different kind of work. A kind of work that appealed to him based off of passion, rather than money and I think that’s the kind of response we would primarily see in this type of society. 

I might start using Xros Wars! Peri to illustrate how I currently feel :3c *imtotallydeadandtiredicanteventypeproperlynoridkwhatimdoingugh* but probably she was just planning a new strategy to overcome the Death Generals or something~

anonymous asked:

Hiii do you know anything I can do to attract a job? I've been applying like crazy but it's a year now and I'm using all the help I could get! Thank you x

Great question and I would be happy to help.  A bunch of my friends joke around about me being able to find jobs in a snap.  It is one of my “magic” powers.  

Before we get to any magic, might I advise a couple of different routes you may not be considering?  I always like to take a real world approach before handing out any spells.  I am not an old lady by any means, but I have learned a thing or two, and I think I might be able to help.  (Whether you like this type of advice is entirely up to you, but take it from me: the job market can be tough to navigate and sometimes it helps hearing this kind of advice from someone who has been down that road.)

Originally posted by tinaillustration

1.  Have you recently updated/revised your resume and cover letter?  Seriously, sometimes people do not hire you based on the content in your cover letter.  The wording could be off-putting, it could be too long (or too short), it could be not informative enough.  Cultivating your cover letter and resume is like crafting a spell; it needs to be worded correctly, express who you are as an employee in a concise manner, and make you seem as hireable as possible.  (You could also put a sigil on your cover letter and resume without anyone ever knowing using invisible ink or printing in white.) . A great website for formatting your cover letter and resume to make it look like THE BOMB DOT COM is CVMKR.

2.  Have you applied for every available job, including the ones that you may think you are “above”?  Listen, I have a BFA in Photographic Imagery; I didn’t exactly choose the most profitable and available field in the world.  I loved every bit of time I spent in college learning about art (and other various topics) and I am incredibly proud of what I accomplished.  I am still very passionate about my work, but the fact of the matter is that dream jobs are incredibly hard to come by.  There were plenty of times I had to suck up my pride and apply at places I thought I was too good for.  That includes fast food chains and restaurants, data entry, and even sales positions for companies I knew were absolute bullshit (the sales companies, not everything else.)  It took me years of gaining experience, freelancing, working for next to absolutely nothing, and busting my ass to get to where I am today.  So, if you haven’t gone down to McDonald’s or Walmart, you might want to lace up your boots and get to walking.  Money is money anyway you slice it, even if it means working at a place you aren’t necessarily are proud of.  I know that seems like tough love, but it is true.

My dad once told me, “You only get out of life what you put into it.”  I put in hours upon hours of literal blood, sweat, and tears, sleepless nights, going hungry and almost being homeless, paying thousands upon thousands of dollars back to student loans, and I have only JUST gotten what I would consider to be a dream job.  I believed in what I was doing every day.  I got up even when I didn’t want to.  You just have to keep trying, even when things seem grim.

3.  There are quite a few spells involving careers and money.  I am going to refer you to @urbanspellcraft and @flowing-to-the-ocean’s spells.  I trust their work to help you along the way, but just know that magic can only take you so far.  In the amount of time you would spend working during an average work day (8+ hours), you need searching and applying for jobs, calling employers for interviews, and going to temp agencies.  If not, you won’t find a job.  Take it from me, as someone who spent the better part of a decade struggling to find a career and finally–FINALLY–got her dream job.  You can do it, you just have to try.

* Spell to Get the Job You Want
* Spell for Job Seekers

Ok but let’s not forget that it’s not just food deserts that force poor people to be less heathy- there’s also lack of access to gyms(ESPECIALLY for poor people in rural environments) inability to find time to work out due to working, not having the resources or access to an area where you can work out, the fact that poor people are disabled and depressed more often and unable to work out, and YES, not having enough energy to work out

I don’t care how many rich white fit women tell you “working out gives u more energy!! ” the fact is if you’ve worked for 60+ hours that week you’re probably not going to have the energy to work out AND take care of other responsibilities (chores, take care of your kids, making food).

Plus all of those “fitness tips” are just as ignorant and tone deaf to poor people’s reality. It’s hard to eat “6 small meals a day” when you can barely get a 10 minute lunch break at work. It’s hard to sleep 8 hours every single day when you have 500 other things you should be doing instead of sleeping. Keeping fresh food is expensive and hard, cooking for every single meal is unrealistic, and even 20 minutes of exercise a day can be inaccessible to poor people. Even fitness meal systems such as nutrisystem or protein shakes mean you need to spend a bulk amount of money up front, even if it comes out to be cheaper per meal.

Every single part of “fit culture” is inaccessible and toxic to poor people and that’s just the fuckin tea y'all.

So, slight change of plans on the leaving my job thing. Looks like I am in the running for a long overdue promotion and a wage rise to match, and the company has some new project work lined up that will mean I get experience with some stuff thats still fairly cutting edge. It’s probably for the best right now if I stay in this job. Ultimately it will mean security and potentially better employability if I stay for at least a while.

Plus it will give me income whilst I’m trying to sort out the SIA license and some transport that works, and means I can maybe sort some other useful bits and pieces that would finding new work down the line easier as well. 

Plus plus it’s spare cash for chinese food, girl mode clothes, more plants, more tech, a shiny new catsuit, and a whole bunch of other stuff thats been in the queue forever but cant happen if I’m in financial lockdown mode.

Downside is I’m stuck on dayshift in an office, surrounded by people, and not able to get much time to myself. Kinda why I wanted to switch to security. A nice nightshift job working site security or the like would be good. Away from folks, basically just a warm body to keep an eye on things. Left to my own devices as long as nothing gets damaged or stolen. Perfect.

 I can still dream I suppose.