business failing

56th Street - Peter Parker

request -  Hey, could you do a story where the reader (who doesn’t really know Peter but maybe they go to the same school?) finds one of Peter’s backpacks that he left behind and tries to find him to give it back to him? And maybe that happens more than one time and reader tries to solve this backpack mystery? Hope you can work with this messy idea, your blog’s name somehow gave me the idea.

a/n - this idea made me so happy!!!! (for obvious reasons LMAO) i tried to show his more dorky side in this fic and i’m sorry if it failed, but don’t forget to request a peter parker/spider-man fic if you’d like and follow!

I was walking down 53rd street, headphones in and heading home straight from work. I decided to take the short way home through a small alleyway, but was stopped when I almost tripped over something.

What the hell-” I thought to myself, looking down to see a small backpack. It seemed as if it was left here since the sun was going down and everyone was starting to head home for the day. My eyes then caught onto the zipper was broken from the side down.

Parker.” I huffed in my mind, recognizing the faulty zipper. This had marked the third time that I’ve found his backpack within the last month. Peter and I had never spoken to one another outside of Chemistry, and I never understood why he would be rushing out of school so quickly. Every time I found his backpack it would also be in the same place too, which I found odd.

I zipped his backpack up and looked at the tag on one of its straps.

20 Ingram Street.” I typed into my phone, slinging the backpack around my shoulder and following the directions that radiated off of the screen, luckily not being longer than a 10 minute walk.

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Being stubborn and unreasonable is a good way to make your business fail with me...

(long story. tl;dr at the end)

So I own a few residential properties, I used to maintain them myself but I have a small business that needs my constant attention so I hired a property management company to maintain the properties. Property management companies handle everything, fix anything broken, screen the tenants before moving in, evict them if they don’t pay rent etc, while I just collect my rent money minus their little reasonable fee they take every month. When I chose this company, who I’ll call SPM for shitty property management company, they seemed to be a very good company. Local, been established for awhile, nice people, etc. I needed help marketing my properties and getting good tenants moved in, so I chose them.

While most of my properties we’re vacant at the time, I did have a few occupied, and 1 tenant living in my higher-end condo property and he was my favorite tenant, who we’ll call FT. I screened him and approved him myself before I hired SPM. He was a very good tenant and he rented from me for 3 years which is a long time and a great thing for landlords. Paid rent on time, made repairs himself without deducting rent, didn’t smoke etc. I ended up getting to know him because he wanted to buy the condo and he was a great tenant, so we became very good friends.

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Laurie Dann led an unassuming childhood, growing up in an affluent northern suburb of Chicago. She was recollected as being somewhat awkward and lacking in confidence. Maybe that’s why she completely altered her face with plastic surgery at quite a young age. She attended the University of Arizona for several years but never graduated. Whilst working as a cocktail waitress at Green Acres Country Club, she met Russell Dann, the son of a wealthy family. The duo were inseparable and settled down and got married in September of 1982. They moved into a large mansion - something that had always been a dream of Lauries.

Shortly thereafter, Russell began to notice some bizarre quirks about his new wife. For example, she would keep her makeup in the microwave, would throw money into the back seat of her car, and would put clothes away while they were still soaking wet. While the couple remained together for several years, Laurie’s quirks began to worsen and worsen. Eventually, she completely stopped leaving the house and refused to cook or clean up after herself. The relationship was doomed but it reached calamitous heights in September of 1986. Police received a phone call from Russell. Somebody had stabbed him with an ice-pick whilst he slept and he was certain it was Laurie. In fact, a store clerk would come forward to say Laurie had indeed purchased an ice-pick just days previously. The ice-pick missed his heart by just an inch. Considering Russel was asleep and didn’t see his attacker, the charges against Laurie were dropped. The couple divorced shortly afterwards. As the divorce was underway, Laurie’s ex-boyfriend from five years previously started to receive threatening phone calls from Laurie in which she claimed she was pregnant with his child. The harassment finally ended when his lawyer contacted her parents.

Laurie moved from the marital home and decided she wanted to become a babysitter but this quickly failed when she was accused of stealing from her client’s homes and slashing up their sofas, rugs, and curtains. Following this failed business idea, she moved into a dorm room on the northwest campus. This too fell apart when Laurie starred to hide rotten meat inside furniture as well as hiding rubbish in other student’s rooms. In January of 1988, she moved to a dorm in Madison, Wisconsin, where she became known as “elevator lady.” Students recalled her riding up and down in the elevator all day long. Once again, she started to leave rotten meat around the dorm and would often be seen stark naked in the communal areas. A month after moving in, a dorm room was set alight. Many believed Laurie had caused the fire intentionally but with no evidence, she was never charged.

By now, Laurie’s sanity was completely unravelled and nobody thought to get her more suitable professional help. After threatening a fellow student and slashing his clothing, Laurie baked buns and injected them with arsenic. She sent these laced treats to several frat houses and homes in the area before making her way to the home of a former babysitting client, asking if she could take their kids to the local fair. She gave the two children poisoned milk. Thankfully, they threw it out after saying it tasted strange. The arsenic in the laced treats she had sent out was so diluted that it caused no damage. From here, Laurie went to a local daycare and tried to set it on fire before returning to the former clients home which she then set on fire. They were lucky enough to escape out of a smashed window. By the time the family escaped, Laurie was en route to Hubbard Woods Elementary School. Armed with two handguns, Laurie started shooting indiscriminately as soon as she entered the building. She shot and killed 8-year-old Nicholas Corwin before critically wounding another five.

Laurie ripped off the bloody shorts she was wearing and tied a plastic bag around her waist. After fleeing the school, she crashed her car into a tree and then broke into the home of Ruth and Phillip Andrews. Laurie held the terrified family hostage for six hours, claiming she had shot and killed her rapist and was now on the run from the police. Phillip grabbed the gun from Laurie as his family escaped. During the scuffle, he was shot in the chest but managed to stagger into the garden. Alone in the Andrews home, Laurie shot herself dead.

I’m getting used to being “just friends.” This month you were distant, but I tired to play it off like you were busy. Distance and being busy are not the same. I still feel pangs of jealousy when I see you on social media liking other girls’ pictures. They don’t know how lovely you are. They don’t deserve you. But it’s no longer my place to be possessive over you. Jealousy is natural. And like I said before, I’m okay.
—  10:18pm thoughts// it’s tougher than I imagined, but I’m okay

Honestly nobody in this country has a victim complex like corporations/stock holders and small business owners. They act like any rules that stop them from exploiting people are oppressive. 

Sorry if your business is failing that’s on you! Not the government. You need to be able to pay taxes that keep vulnerable people ALIVE and your workers fairly and if not! You’re done! That’s Capitalism right :))cut throat

To all freelance artists or anyone who freelances anything

You have a union.

There you can learn some stuff about freelancing and even find medical and dental care. It is super important to know what you can get. Remember, being an artist IS a job! You are your own manager, so you have to treat yourself like one!!!

If you are freelance you qualify for a lot of things. This includes tax cuts on your rent… (if you work from home. You might qualify, you might not. Doesn’t hurt to check!!!!)

If you make over a certain amount of money a year as a freelancer, you have to pay taxes, but be sure to make sure you can get those deductions!!!

Other ways to get deductions is to donate! So be sure to go donate to Goodwill or something, old clothes/books/things… and get a receipt. Anything helps!!

I just wanted to be sure people know about this cause it is amazing.

If you do want to get started with freelance, there are a lot of books to help you get started.

Those are just a couple of books I like that help me. 

There will be a lot of naysayers who tell you this work doesn’t pay off. That they tried and it failed. MOST BUSINESSES FAIL IN TWO YEARS!!! If you honestly love your work, have a passion for it, and really REALLY FUCKING WORK HARD… You can do it.



But like anything anyone does, it will pay off.

Nothing worth having in life comes easy. 

Just remember that kiddos. I hope this post helps someone.

-Pigeon mod 

Originally posted by wonhontology

Title: Arrangement
Words: 6137
Genre: Smut
Other: Callboy!shownu

Your name: submit What is this?

Shownu joined the business out of necessity, he had been friends with Wonho for many years but never actually considered it a viable career till he was in major debt. In fear of losing his apartment he called up his friend and asked him what were the requirements; after a week of auditions he’d been accepted as one of the few call boys who weren’t hired out for “companionship” - but more for lap dances or as a high class escort. He found that he enjoyed it after a while, even though the first week had been exhausting, sometimes working over 50 hours a week, he realized that he had skills that men and women alike both sought out.  

Shownu was highly charismatic, people enjoyed talking to him and women loved having him on their arm for the night. When it came down to the more raunchy side of the business his expectations were instantly risen - he didn’t have sex with clients who hadn’t reserved him less than five times - meaning they were extremely wealthy and wouldn’t skimp out on paying for his companionship services. To say he was a bit shallow when it came to who he slept with, was an understatement, he didn’t serve older men or older women as it just wasn’t his style. Most of his clients were between the ages of 20 to 40, and most of them were women with an itch only he could scratch.

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every business rescue show
  • owner: my business is failing! help me charismatic host!
  • host: u should change those one (1) thing
  • owner: what the FUCK?? what the FUCK??????

Some lesser known Jeffrey Dahmer facts:

  • Jeff had air fresheners throughout his apartment when tenants in the Oxford Apartments complained about the smell (of the bodies), he blamed it on his freezer breaking and meat spoiling
  • He went to Ohio State, with his father paying for him to study in business but he failed to turn up to most of his classes and when he did, he was drunk, his roommates back in college described him as “weird” and told of a few times they were sure Jeff stole from them to supply booze for himself
  • As a teenager him and a friend of his, Jeff Six were cautioned for driving over somebody’s front lawn while high on marijuana 
  • When Jeff was in the army (where he later got discharged for alcohol problems) he frequently drank and got into trouble a few times, the worst of these times was when several men turned on Jeff and beat him up severely, he was bloody and his ear-drum was broken, causing
    him to suffer periodic attacks of ear-ache even ten years later
  • He worked at Sunshine Subs (a sandwich place) when he was in Miami, he also worked at a blood plasma center as a phlebotomist (where his job was basically taking blood from volunteers) in Wisconsin, he worked at a temp agency for a while and then moved onto his job as a mixer in a chocolate factory
  • Jeff didn’t like the taste of blood, when he worked at the blood plasma center he took a vial of blood up to the roof and drank it, he said he spat it out and didn’t like it
  • He once wrote “When my father came home I was happy.”
    “When my mother came home, I was watching TV.”
  • When asked if he loved his grandmother he strangely replied “Yes, she’s lived in that house a long time”
  • Jeff took up smoking in the army and when he returned he was smoking a pack a day
  • He once made a sexual advance on his brother David when he was 24 and his brother 18, when they were sharing a bed, Jeff said about the situation “He didn’t go for that at all, that’s for sure. He told me so
    in the morning”
    , Jeff said he made an apology to his brother, and that he felt embarrassed and disappointed
  • Jeff once said “It would have been better if I’d just stuck to the mannequins, much much better”

I honestly don’t understand why there aren’t more people who, when given the platform to discuss minimum wage, don’t simply distill it to the simplest of facts:

  • A forty hour work week is considered full time.
  • It’s considered as such because it takes up the amount of time we as a society have agreed should be considered the maximum work schedule required of an employee. (this, of course, does not always bear out practically, but just follow me here)
  • A person working the maximum amount of time required should earn enough for that labor to be able to survive. Phrased this way, I doubt even most conservatives could effectively argue against it, and out of the mouth of someone verbally deft enough to dance around the pathos-based jabs conservative pundits like to use to avoid actually debating, it could actually get opps thinking.
  • Therefore, if an employee is being paid less than [number of dollars needed for the post-tax total to pay for the basic necessities in a given area divided by forty] per hour, they are being ripped off and essentially having their labor, productivity, and profit generation value stolen by their employer.
  • Wages are a business expense, and if a company cannot afford to pay for its labor, it is by definition a failing business. A company stealing labor to stay afloat (without even touching those that do so simply to increase profit margins and/or management/executive pay/bonuses) is no more ethical than a failing construction company breaking into a lumber yard and stealing wood.
  • Our goal as a society should be to protect each other, especially those that most need protection, not to subsidize failing businesses whose owners could quite well subsidize them on their own.
  • <p> Emotional manipulation is about control. The goal is to gain power over the situation, over you. Manipulation is accomplished through toxic tactics, behaviors, actions and attitudes.
  • Toxic people are controlling, insecure and self-serving.
  • (Your feelings are valid. If someone makes you feel uneasy that is reason enough to avoid them.)
  • Over talking, barely listening
  • (If someone controls the conversation and/or doesnt really listen to you, be wary.)
  • Charming, too good to be true
  • (coming as everything you want, agreeing too easily, too perfect.)
  • Overbearing, too many compliments
  • (Preoccupied with a trait, story of yours. An unusual level of flattery.)
  • Asking too personal questions
  • (Wanting you to share personal details. Becoming irritated even jokingly when you refuse.)
  • Expensive, over the top gifts
  • (Unwarranted lavish gifts, trips)
  • Must be right, must “win” the discussion, argument
  • (everything’s a debate)
  • Refuses to apologize
  • (Seems insincere, can’t apologize or excuses bad behavior, blame-shifts. If they spill their drink, it’s the waiter fault for putting it too close to their arm.)
  • Passive aggressive
  • (Eyes rolls, silent treatment, criticisms disguised as comments, stubbornness, intentional mistakes, disregarding time)
  • Drama Queen, Drama King
  • (They are always in the midst of some turmoil that’s usually someone elses fault.)
  • Negativity, Complaining
  • (They complain, find fault in basically anything. Especially if you suspect they’re already upset.)
  • Saying one thing but doing another
  • (Words don’t match their actions. Say they never lie but lie to a stranger)
  • Lyings even the small ones
  • (Omitting information, changing stories, twisting the truth)
  • Grandiose stories
  • (Something feels off. Trying to hard to impress you or others.)
  • Tales of woe
  • (Campaigning for your sympathy or pity)
  • Badmouthing Ex’s
  • (Talking negatively about anyone is a bad sign. Healthy people don’t vent to strangers)
  • Sharing way too much too early on
  • (Telling you stories or details that seem too personal and may make you uncomfortable)
  • Gossipping
  • (People gossip to make themselves feel/look better. They tear others down to lift themselves up. Sooner or later they’ll do it to you too.)
  • Disrespectful, disloyal
  • (Excusing bad behavior like cheating, lying is a small jump to mistreating you.)
  • Talks down to service people, strangers (watch how they treat people who can do nothing for them)
  • Hero mentality
  • (Always the savior, always right, people are lucky to have them)
  • Victim Mentality
  • (Someone else is to blame for their problems; ex, family, friends, strangers, boss and coworkers)
  • Feeling drained after spending time together
  • (The people closest to you should lift you higher. Not deplete you.)
  • Constant Attention/Reassurance
  • (needs validation to feel good. Becomes upset without reassurance)
  • Insecure
  • (Easily upset or angry. Overreactions to perceived slights, injustices or normally minor issues)
  • Little to no boundaries
  • (Invades your space, occupies too much of your time)
  • Too Eager to please
  • (Willing to sacrifice own needs for your wants)
  • Offering advice or opinions, Pointing out insecurites,
  • (Healthy people don’t give unwanted advice or opinions.)
  • History of toxic relationships or failed jobs
  • (Especially if they are never at fault. It was the other person.)
  • Jumping into the relationship
  • (Saying your their best friend, soulmate to early on. Using social media to prove their relationship. Oversharing photos and posts about you. Inside jokes and texts are needed to validate  They may share texts with others to brag or as proof.)
  • Validation, cares too much of other opinions.
  • (Needs to be seen as “good” by others)
  • Put downs, sarcasm, judging
  • (Using sarcasm in place of a real conversation. Putting down you or others.)
  • Expects you to be grateful
  • (Gets upset if you are not as grateful or as impresses as they think you should be.)
  • Makes you feel like you owe them
  • Controlled by their past
  • (If their business failed you shouldn’t start a business. Their past dictates everyone’s future.)
  • Paranoid
  • (Is sure others dislike them or are out to hurt them)
  • Self-centered
  • (Confidence inspires others. Conceited people are unhappy with another’s success and good fortune. They believe that it is owed to them)
  • Jealousy
  • (Makes comments about others. Doesnt like to be upstaged. Feels threatened by others happiness.)
  • Inattention
  • (Selectively ignoring you, paying too much attention to their phone, talking to others instead of you.)
  • If you find yourself making excuses for anothers bad behavior (behavior you would not tolerate from yourself or others) that’s a warning sign.
  • Healthy individuals are respectful, loyal and honest people who value integrity and humility. 
  • Toxic people divert responsibility, blame others, refuse to apologize  and are insincere. 
  • They disregard others boundaries, feelings, wants and needs for their own.
  • If you are disrespected, mistreated, used or abuse you have every right to stand up for yourself.
  • If someone becomes upset or angry at your boundaries then that’s where their respect for you ends. 
  • Remember you are the company you keep. You will bring out your own toxic behaviors if you surround yourself with toxic people.
  • (If you lie with a dog, don’t be surprised when you get fleas.)
  • Emotional manipulation is emotional abuse. 
  • Do not justify or excuse hurtful or harmful behavior and actions.
  • Save yourself the trouble, walk away. Trust your gut and find someone who treats you right.
  • Let it be. Let people live their lives.
  • You can’t save, change or help another person who disrespects you or others, who sees no issue in their actions, who doesn’t want to change.</p>