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Call me a terrorist and threaten my pay? Enjoy your nuked careers, yuh heathens.

(long story. tl;dr is at the end)

I used to work in hospitality in a metro known for it’s obscenely huge tourist population, you know, the city built around the Mouse. I was a manager for the recreational division of the hotel. So one day, my boss (who we’ll call Mary for the purpose of the story) comes into the shared managers office and starts rummaging around for something, and strikes up a small conversation about work related minutiae with me. It’s important to note she is actually 2 tiers above me, but was acting as head of the department while searching to replace my previous boss who recently quit (great guy by the way, huge loss to the company).

As we’re talking, she abruptly stops and says “By the way, you need to shave your beard, you look like a terrorist and I don’t employ terrorists”. Haha, funny joke between colleagues, right? Nope. I am half Indian and I do look middle-eastern, and have been taking this kind of shit since middle school. Plus, we’re not close, at all. So I reply as calmly as I can muster, “Hey, I get you’re trying to be funny, but on my end it comes off as pretty ignorant, so I’d appreciate it if you chilled out with the terrorist stuff” to which Mary retorts “Oh, I’m ignorant? We’ll see how ignorant I am during your annual review”, and proceeds to walk out of the room in a huff. My jaw dropped so low I could taste the floor.

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1/22/2017: The editor of the Annual Reviews and producer for Bloomberg news, Anna Rascouët-Paz, posted, and within an hour, deleted this tweet on Trump’s unabashedly fascistic “press” “conference”

anonymous asked:

Hello! I was wondering if you could recommend articles or books for someone who is not an anthropologist but would love to be one. It could be of any topic, but friendly towards someone who doesn't have an advance knowledge in this study field. Maybe you could recommend your favorite first articles/books that made you fall in love more with anthropology when you were just starting to study it. Thank you! P.s. I LOVE your blog; I have learned so much and it's really entertaining 😊

Thank you!! This is a tough question, and I hope others comment some other sources. 

Geertz, Clifford. 1973. “Thick description: Toward an interpretive theory of culture.” In The interpretation of cultures. 

Geertz, Clifford. 1974. “‘From the native’s point of view’: On the nature of anthropological understanding.” Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 28 (1): 26-45. 

Malinowski, Bronislaw. 1922. “Introduction.” In Argonauts of the Western Pacific. 

Farmer, Paul. 1996. “On suffering and structural violence: A view from below.” Daedalus 125 (1): 261-283. 

Abu-Lughod, Lila. 2002. “Do Muslim women really need saving? Anthropological reflections on cultural relativism and its Others.” American Anthropologist 104 (3): 783-790. 

Foucault, Michel. 1976. The history of sexuality

Chomsky, Noam and Edward S. Herman. 1998. Manufacturing consent. 

Chomsky, Noam. 2016. Who rules the world? 

Mead, Margaret. 1928. Coming of age in Samoa. 

Bohannan, Laura. 1961. “Shakespeare in the bush.” Natural History. 

Said, Edward. 1978. “Introduction.” In Orientalism. 

The Combahee River Collective. 1977. “A Black feminist statement.” 

Bourdieu, Pierre. 1992. “Price formation and the anticipation of profits.” In Language and symbolic power. 

Duggan, Lisa. 2003. “Introduction” and “Equality, Inc.” In The twilight of equality? 

Harris, Marvin. 1976. “History and significance of the emic/etic distinction.” Annual Review of Anthropology 5: 329-350. 

Benedict, Ruth. 1934. Patterns of culture. 

These are in no particular order. Just the order I remembered them. 

Any article you can look at that’s from a major anthro journal like American Anthropologist or American Ethnologist or things like that is also good. A lot of the ones I want to recommend are actually from queer theory, not anthropology. I tried limiting it to that field specifically. Actually I lied some are queer theory good luck figuring out which. 

Anything by any of these authors is also worthy. 

You may be able to find a lot of these as PDFs online but you didn’t hear it from me. 

Edit: you can also find films or short videos featuring a lot of these people, especially Chomsky

A Guide to LUSH

Okay so I’m a Lush employee and I see I lot of hate both online and in person about our customer service so I’m here to clarify things for ya and to give you some tips if you don’t want to talk to people. Also to help you not be awful to us employees for doing our jobs.

So as an employee we have a checklist of things we MUST do for each customer and here are a few:

- greet
- introduce the current campaign
- establish a connection with you
- determime your needs
- suggest products
- demo the suggested products. All of ‘em.
- link you to other items in the store
- offer a catalogue or talk about the app
- mention our brand values as a company
- offer a sample
- tell you 3 lovely things about each product and list at least 2 ingredients
- pop on items at the till
- give you a friendly goodbye

And that’s not all of the stuff we HAVE to do. I’m not even getting into the questions we need to ask or the sales goals we have. We have an average sale goal, a units per sale goal, an average unit price goal, and several others, as well as a total and our bonus and the hours we get are effected by our store’s performance as a whole. We also get performance reviews annually and are required to check in with the person leading the floor after EVERY SINGLE SALE.

So before you get all pissy at us please remember that we are people, too, and are simply doing our jobs.

THAT BEING SAID, HERE’S HOW TO SHOP ALONE IN A LUSH WITHOUT BEING A DICK:

- don’t be rude to us.
- let us greet you. Rolling your eyes and saying “just looking” when we ask how you are is infuriating and won’t stop us from talking to you. It will just make us talk to you in an obnoxious customer service voice since we don’t care if we’re bugging you anymore.
- politely decline a demo if offered. We don’t care, it’s okay.
- smile and tell the sales associate “thanks for your help, but I actually prefer to shop by myself. I will grab you if I have questions, though!”
- boom. Done. We may point out the campaign at that point because we HAVE TO but that’s it. We can tell our floor leader that we did all that is required of us. And guess what? That floor leader (if competent) will tell all the other employees on the floor that you like to shop alone and we will leave you be.

We have to get verbal confirmation that you are a self-shopper before we can leave you alone so just (politely) say that right off the bat and we’ll leave you alone. We don’t want to be involved in an awkward encounter any more than you do!

starlightprincess17  asked:

Hi! I'm a Cultural Anthropology student transferring form a community college to a big University in the fall. I'm a little nervous about keeping up and was wondering if you have any book/ article recommendations to help me brush up on upper division concepts and prepare for the type of work done on the quarter system vs semester system. or just good reads in general. The school is UC San Diego if you need specifics. Thank you for your time.

I’ve only even been to semester schools, so I can’t really help you there. Below I’m reposting a list of readings I’ve suggested to others before (see FAQ), and surely people will comment here others: 

Geertz, Clifford. 1973. “Thick description: Toward an interpretive theory of culture.” In The interpretation of cultures.

Geertz, Clifford. 1974. “‘From the native’s point of view’: On the nature of anthropological understanding.” Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 28 (1): 26-45.

Malinowski, Bronislaw. 1922. “Introduction.” In Argonauts of the Western Pacific.

Farmer, Paul. 1996. “On suffering and structural violence: A view from below.” Daedalus 125 (1): 261-283.

Abu-Lughod, Lila. 2002. “Do Muslim women really need saving? Anthropological reflections on cultural relativism and its Others.” American Anthropologist 104 (3): 783-790.

Foucault, Michel. 1976. The history of sexuality.

Chomsky, Noam and Edward S. Herman. 1998. Manufacturing consent.

Chomsky, Noam. 2016. Who rules the world?

Mead, Margaret. 1928. Coming of age in Samoa.

Bohannan, Laura. 1961. “Shakespeare in the bush.” Natural History.

Said, Edward. 1978. “Introduction.” In Orientalism.

The Combahee River Collective. 1977. “A Black feminist statement.”

Bourdieu, Pierre. 1992. “Price formation and the anticipation of profits.” In Language and symbolic power.

Duggan, Lisa. 2003. “Introduction” and “Equality, Inc.” In The twilight of equality?

Harris, Marvin. 1976. “History and significance of the emic/etic distinction.” Annual Review of Anthropology 5: 329-350.

Benedict, Ruth. 1934. Patterns of culture.

These are in no particular order. Just the order I remembered them.

Any article you can look at that’s from a major anthro journal like American Anthropologist or American Ethnologist or things like that is also good. A lot of the ones I want to recommend are actually from queer theory, not anthropology. I tried limiting it to that field specifically. Actually I lied some are queer theory good luck figuring out which.

Anything by any of these authors is also worthy.

You may be able to find a lot of these as PDFs online but you didn’t hear it from me.

Edit: you can also find films or short videos featuring a lot of these people, especially Chomsky @starlightprincess17

my boss made me cry today

today was my annual employee review at the zoo.

First, I do a self evaluation based on the goals we set the previous year. Well we hadnt set goals last year so we did it in january lol so instead i took the goals from january and carefully laid out every detail of what i accomplished, what i did not accomplish, and why. My self eval was 3 pages long by the time I was done.

The next step is to set a meeting to go over my self eval and set new goals and hear my employee review from my boss.

MEETING TIME COMES and she hands me her review to read which we will then discuss. She rated me as A and E on everything which means above average and excelling.

She told me she would recommend me for a promotion and a raise reflecting my hard work and im just AHHHHHH ITS AMAZING it made me cry.

now the final process is for our president to review my eval, her review and recommendation and make the adjustments she sees fit.

fingers crossed!! i don’t find put until July 1st

anonymous asked:

I adore the idea of a white peridot, but it simply is not possible; as peridots only come in green/yellow/brown colour(s), (the highest quality bring a bright lime green and the lowest a brown-yellow) so, may I suggest something else? White Diamond annually reviews the top-ranking peridots to find ones that she likes. Maybe this could work with all gems that do not come in the white/grey/black colour spectrum, but it's just a dumb little idea I had.

Yeah that’s what happens. She takes in regular peridots in her court

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sakura and sarada make their way to the dock, but five minutes into their walk, sarada gets fussy and demands sakura carry her. after alternating between nuzzling sakura’s neck and thrashing around, sakura hears the girl’s stomach grumble and can’t help but snort.

“don’t laugh at me!” sarada yells. “it’s not nice!”

“sorry, sorry!” sakura quickly soothes. she kisses sarada’s forehead without really thinking about. “you’re just super cute. and hilarious,”

“you’re still laughing, mama!”

sakura clenches her jaw as she works on smothering the rest of her amusement. when she’s quiet, sarada peers up at her shyly. “when i’m hungry,” sakura tells her, “naruto isn’t allowed to talk to me. usually he says something dumb and i snap at him in my hanger.”

“what’s hanger?”

“when you’re hungry and angry.”

“oh.”

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Annual review for the Istari

Manwe: Okay Gandalf, it seems like you did a pretty good job, put a lot of effort intobringing down Sauron. You definitely deserve a raise.

Manwe: Now, Radagast, what did you do exactly?

Radagast: I befriended the birds and the beasts, sir.

Manwe: Uh huh…okay, well, sure. 

Manwe: Now, Saruman…I think you know what you did wrong. 

Saruman: I was trying to bring Sauron down from within, you know? Like a double agent.

Manwe: You’re fired. 

Manwe: Also can someone please find Alatar and Pallando, where the hell are those guys?

greetings dear degenerehtt,

i require all employees to submit a sample of their prose before they are hired, because i must ensure that no one eclipses myself as the best writer at mythent. bonus points are awarded if the interviewee shows proper attention to important details such as my eyes, my hair, my tallness, my booty knots, my weenis, and so on. points are deducted each time link is described more than me. if i enjoy a particular sample submission, i may use the idea as the basis for one of my own erotic adult literature works. this will be presented to the employee at their first annual review and their reaction will form the basis of their raise. this is an excellent business practice which i recommend to all internetainers. 

I work two jobs. One is technically full time, about 37 hours a week, with a regular schedule and decent pay/benefits etc, so that’s nice, but at my my second job I’m considered “on call” and I keep it just to kinda fill in the gaps financially. I work evenings and weekends, usually a couple days a week, around 10-20 hours. I’m pretty flexible about working with them, usually covering shifts other people don’t want, and they’ve told me many times they don’t know how they’d get through without me. But over the last two weeks I’ve only worked one shift, and this week I’m once again not scheduled for any shifts. And I’m annoyed. Not to mention, I’ve yet to hear anything about my annual performance review (and potential raise) that I was told in my initial interview that I’d get, even though it’s been well over a year that I’ve been working there. I just feel like if they value my help as much as they claim, they’re not showing it very well right now.

Hm.

So the new agency where I interviewed on Friday  - the one that jumped the gun and offered me a job last Monday - has switched which account they want me to work on.

They are also refusing to pay me more than what I’m currently making (they’re owned by the same holding company as my current agency, so they said they’ll “give me an annual review in 6 months for a possible raise”).

But on the other hand, it’s a job, and the accounts are all big names.

Hm.

Hm.

anonymous asked:

We just got our annual review and one of their comments was I need to work on time management but they constantly put me on snacks. Which means I need to make hotdogs sandwiches and chicken bites/mozzarella sticks and they all have a different hold time. They also want me to keep everything in code and not run out of everything then do coffee and fill out coffee island but I just don't have time when I need to come back to the Oven every 45 minutes to make bagelmelts (sorry if this is confusing)

Apparently they want Sonic The Hedgehog on the payroll. Good thing he doesn’t exist or we’d all be out of a job. No one can do their job quickly if they have more on their plate than is reasonable. Fuck them. -Abby

60 days and counting till Houston’s next BIG event. HEAVYHITTERSPRIDE.COM 2017.. Registration ends JULY 01, 2017 and is $125. Host Hotel is Hilton Houston Westchase @ $89 per night and block is almost full… 3 days and nights of events.. Annual Exotic Review with dancers from around the country, Empowerment Summit, Pool Party, Private VIP Party, All White Brunch, Sunday Super HEAVY HITTERS Show and more… Its going to be LIT WEEKEND…

Employee Contract: Rook Vlakovian

Name: Rook Vlakovian

Position: First Mate (Emma’s Nebula)

Department: Operations

Reports to: Guy Fantastic

Emergency Contact/Next of Kin: Kaamos Ivuneq

Clearance Level: C

Employment Type: Full-time, salaried

Compensation: 104 Platinum Pieces annually

Place of Work: The Emma’s Nebula

Working Hours: Weekdays 10 AM to 6 PM with hour lunch break. On call for 20 additional hours per week. Emergency response when required.

Duties:

  • Manage and coordinate all Emma’s Nebula employees, as well as crews for all other ships in the company fleet.
  • Act in the best interests of crew and captain, assuming full command in the Captain’s absence.
  • During space missions, oversee all ship operations, and act as primary means of contact during interaction with other ships and stations.
  • Perform equipment checks, inspect safety and life support systems, initiate role call, and pilot/navigate vessel when necessary.
  • Step in for any crew member unable to perform their duties.
  • Perform annual performance reviews for all crewmembers.

Residence Provided: One bunk in the valley barracks and in ship living quarters, and all meals provided on the ship.

Benefits: Full Medical (Health, Vision, Dental, ADaD, Flexible Spending, Short and Long-term Disability, Parental Leave, Life Insurance, Hormone Therapy, Counseling and Therapy), Full Holiday (Unlimited sick days, vacation days, and personal days taken on “as needed” basis pending supervisor approval; all observed bank and galactic holidays, Shade’s Eve break, and two weeks Winterfest holiday), Full Financial (Retirement Plan, Tuition Assistance, Adoption Assistance, Home Buyer’s Stipend, On-campus 24/7 Childcare, Severance, Paid Jury Duty, Paid Military Leave), Full Perks (Stock options, transportation reimbursement, life coaching, discounts across all FE departments, campus gym access, company issue holochron, company issue tablet computer, use of all valley facilities, FE swag, free copies of all Jessie Payne holodiscs)

So my life has gone to hell in the past two weeks. Apologies for not being on Cecil, but I had an emotionally exhausting friend over for a week whom I was about ready to murder by the time he left this morning, I have two weeks to move out of my house, a bi annual performance review with the same person who nearly got me fired half a year ago, and on top of that I have a con coming up. ewe;;; Life’s been busy. I’ll be sparse at the moment but still reachable over discord and Tumblr SMS. Hope you all are having a fun summer!