companies and industries

i feel like the most important piece of wisdom i can impart on teenagers is that no one–no one–knows what the fuck they’re doing

my brother is 26 years old, makes $200k a year, and just bought a house with his fiance. he’s the success story you hear about but never actually meet in person, but it all happened by accident. he wanted to go to college for clarinet performance, but he got rejected from all the top schools. so he decided to major in physics instead, and then went on to get a doctorate to put off being an adult for a few more years. but then he ended up dropping out halfway through the program and accepting a job with google as a software engineer. so to reiterate: my brother majored in something he was not interested in, and then he got a job that had nothing to do with his degree. 

he isn’t successful because he had some master plan he followed, he just stumbled around blindly until something worked out. and that’s what we’re all doing–i majored in political science and now i do customer service for a company that makes industrial-sized gas detection monitors. the marketing director at my company has a degree in biology, and my mom has an MBA and works at a middle school.  no one knows what they’re doing, we’re all just trying different things until something works out.

so if you don’t have a plan, that’s fine. most of us don’t. and even those of us who do, don’t usually end up doing the thing they thought they would. it’s okay to relax and let life carry you wherever it’s gonna carry you. because even though a lot of us don’t end up doing the thing we wanted, most of us end up happy anyway.

If you’ve been deeply affected by reading “My Family’s Slave” here are some general concrete things you can do.

1) Understand and tell other people that this is not only something that happens in the Philippines. It happens in many other countries. Probably on every continent. For example, in Haiti, they’re called restaveks. Across South Asia, many child slaves work in the textile industry. Don’t treat this as an individual personal failing done only by a few bad people when it’s a vast economic system that thrives in secrecy and which many of us indirectly benefit from.

2) There’s no true ethical consumption but you can at least not support industries, companies or entire economies heavily involved in modern day slavery. Cut out visiting Dubai, for example (although I don’t know anyone that rich).

3) Support transnational unions of service and domestic workers.

4) If you or anyone you know employs domestic workers, talk to them discreetly and compassionately. Ask what they need and how you can support them. Ask who takes care of THEIR kids. Keep your eyes open.

5) Look at any local laws that passively encourage these exploitative relationships and work towards changing them. Immigration law is a huge issue in this area. Undocumented workers scared to come forward because they don’t want to be deported, for example.

6) Fight for feminism and disability rights because women and disabled people are especially vulnerable. I remember in the 90s there was a vast Mexican slave ring that enslaved deaf Mexicans and made them beg on the subways in NYC for money. I gave money to some of these people not knowing that they were kept as slaves and had to turn all their money over to their slavemasters at night, and it shocked the hell out of me. Private charity doesn’t work - these people need living wages, independence, legal advocates. All fixes on a systemic basis.

For people struggling to understand what this all means, it just means that Harry’s management company, Full Stop Management, is merging with Irving Azoff’s (a known powerhouse manager in the music industry) company.

Basically, this means that Full Stop just got some real power behind it, in the form of a father aligning with his son.

Larries have been predicting for a LONG ass time that Irving would play a role in a managerial transition for the boys. Right now we have solid confirmation of that for at least Harry. Most of us believe that when One Direction comes back, they will do so under the guidance of Irving and Jeff Azoff.

Just a short sum up, if anyone needs it! ♥️

10 Of The Most Effective High Level And Nitty Gritty Tips For Getting Rich

There are a million paths to getting rich. But there’s unlikely anyone out there successful who wouldn’t emphasize the value of people skills in succeeding. So back to your question, how do you get rich quickly:

1. Learn relentlessly.

2. Become a people person.

3. Work hard.

4. Take risks.

5. Get a job in a high growth industry.

6. Work for the best and most recognizable company you can work for.

7. Become an expert.

8. Create multiple income streams.

9. Be too busy to spend money.

10. Finally, start a company.

Here’s why these tips are so effective.

I hate this new thing where makeup companies come out with makeup that’s supposed to make you look like you have no makeup on like “Our new (x) gives you that ‘no makeup look’ that everyone loves right now! Like when did “no makeup” stop meaning not wearing any makeup and start meaning doing your makeup a certain way like kids are looking at models and celebrities’ “no makeup looks” and wondering why they don’t look like that and it’s because they literally have on a full face of makeup. Like why are girls expected to wear makeup even when they’re “not wearing makeup”?

Planning on taking a carbine course this weekend. This is the kit I’ll be taking with and using. I’ve got a feeling my next purchase will be an actual battle belt. But for now, this will do.

Mayflower APC
Eagle mag pouches

Eagle Duty Belt
Condor double pistol mag pouch
Bladetech AR mag carrier
TAG dump pouch
Eagle IFAK
Safariland 6378USN

Glock 19 Gen 4
Inforce APL
Zev Tech Fulcrum Trigger
Trijicon HD sights

Noveske Chainsaw lower
Geissele SSA/E trigger
B5 Systems SOPMOD stock
BCM 14.5 in upper
DD 13" Lite Rail III
Surefire SFMB556
Elcan SpecterDr
Surefire G2

Sorry for not updating my sugar life lately. I just finished my rough engineering semester with many projects and exams, but it turned out well.

Another good news, I caught a big whale in the middle of Vegas.
I went on a spring break trip with my besties ( who are not SBs) to LA then we drove the rental car to Vegas. Because of the long drive, my besties went to bed very early and left me awake and bored. So I went down to the casino, put some tiny money like $20 in the slot machine and pulled the lever just to kill time.

A middle-aged drunk Arabic man came by, asking me if I see his lost wallet. I looked around and found it behind the machine, stuck at the board connected my machine and the next one. I gave it to him and turned back to my bet when he pulled out 2 $100 bills and gave it to me like a thank you stuff. (here you can already assume he is a POT) so I dropped him the hint saying “my sugardaddy won’t like it if I take money from another man” with a friendly smile.

He paused, stared at me for 10secs, then asked if I’m 18 yet 😂 (okay people I have a baby face) so I told him I have to be at least 21 to be in the casino. He laughed, still look a bit drunk, and sat down to the machine next to me and started to ask where I am from, what is my nationality, why I am here in Vegas etc. We traded numbers, and I went back to my room. He texted me asking if I want to join him for breakfast, but I gently declined because I don’t want my friends to know. We stopped texting from there.

When I got back to school in TX, he texted me again saying he is in TX, in my area, and he wanted to meet. I was at school at that time, in hoodies and jogging pants (I never wear makeups) so I was like I’m not dressing up for you when I have 500 projects due. He called me, saying it’s fine to be casual with him.

We met for dinner, from a very good casual restaurant. He then finally offered me to be his “friend” and that he would take care of my needs much better than my current SD (meaning I have to quit other SDs). I asked why would I have to give up mine if you take care of me with the same amount ? He just smiled and talked about other topics, mostly about chemistry (surprise !!!!!)

I agreed to be his “friend” anyways, because more is still better than same. I dropped the arrangement with the Bear because he has been too busy, and traveling too much. He gave me $5k the first month. the Arrangement is going on for around 2+ months now, but he started to be super generous when I said my master’s tuition is getting bigger. He said he loves Asian girls and that he impressed with my knowledge about science. (it’s my major ?!). After the first month, he get bonded and started to talk more about things I like, I want and how he can help. Around 2 weeks ago, I found out he owns an oil industrial company in Dubai, and has a crude oil extracting company based in Houston. I was like wow, wow, wow.

I have been saving his money for med school, and probably saving up for a house too if possible. so the sugar life is still being great to me so far. will update more when I have time

btw girls, I stayed at the hotel called The Palms Tower in Vegas, a little bit off the Strip. But, I saw Bentleys, Roll Royces, Maserati, customized luxury cars parking there because it is much quieter than The Strip. so put it down on your hunting list if you need.

A peek at Team Avatar Alumni! (It might be hard to see, but their hair is gray and their wrinkles are more evident close-up.)

Mako - about to turn 50 years old. Chief of Police of Republic City and Deputy Director of the United Republic Secret Service (agents that protect high-profile politicians). He is about to celebrate 32 years in the police force. Mako divorced his first wife at age 31 and buried himself in his work to cope. At age 35, he was assigned to manage the security detail of the Fire Nation Representative to the Global Assembly (A UN-like organization created by Avatar Korra), and the representative just so happened to be the Fire Nation’s Princess. She made his job difficult in that she kept escaping to explore the city without bodyguards, tried to tease him, etc. Eventually, his irritation towards her turned into affection, and they fell in love and eloped. For many years he has faced occasional pressure to resign from his position due to his very political, high-profile marriage, but close ties between the Fire Nation and United Republic have made it a non-issue for the most part. He is still something of a workaholic, and his relationship with his teenage daughter (from his first marriage) is strained.

Bolin - 48 years old. Filmmaker, television director, advertising director for Future Industries, entrepreneur, self-proclaimed “super secret agent”, former police officer, former soldier in Kuvira’s Army, former mover star, former pro-bending star. Bolin married Opal when they were both in their mid-twenties, and they had four children. Half of the family are airbenders, and the other half are earthbenders, so Bolin and Opal decided to rotate their homes between Zaofu, Republic City, and the Air Temples. Opal is a teacher at the Air Temples and also does international humanitarian work, and Bolin is currently “in between projects” - meaning he hit a writer’s block in his latest film and is taking a long vacation to the dismay of his assistants and producers. His oldest daughter is an ambitious metalbender hoping to study architecture in university, his outgoing twin boys include an airbender and an earthbender, and his youngest daughter is a shy airbender.

Asami Sato - About to turn 50 years old. CEO of Future Industries, the world’s second largest technology / industry company. She has focused much more on global development and poverty reduction in the last few years, making her one of the most famous philanthropists and businesswomen in the world… still trying to decide if she and Korra adopted kids, and if so how many. Thoughts?

Little Unnoticed Danger Days Things

1. The album was produced by two different record companies, one being Better Living Industries Music (BMI). You can actually see the smiley face logo on the side of the CD case.

2. Frank did the cover art for the album (but I’m not sure if that means he designed the spider or took the photo of the desert).

3. Bob helped to write the songs “Na Na Na,” “Bulletproof Heart,” “The Only Hope For Me Is You,” “Party Poison,” and “Save Yourself, I’ll Hold Them Back.”

4. Steve Righ?’s actual name is Steve Montano.

5. Even if you buy the CD today, there will still be a little paper inside that gives you a special code for 10% off all Danger Days shirts and bracelets (offer expired 11/22/2012). If you flip it over, you will find Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, Life On The Murder Scene, The Black Parade, and The Black Parade Is Dead! are still available.

6. Burns caused by radiation is known as Flash Rash.

7. If you look on BLI’s file for Girl in Chapter 4 of the comics, there are pictures of Jet-Star, Kobra Kid, and Fun Ghoul. They all have their masks on, with red X marks over their pictures. Next to Ghoul is a picture of Dr. D, also with a red X. Beside that is an enlarged picture of Cherri Cola, with a red question mark over his face. There is no picture of Party Poison.

8. Party didn’t die immediately when Korse shot him. He had enough time to tell Girl to run.

9. Concerts in the Zones happen in a place called The Pit.

10. Other killjoy bands are: AKA Loretta and Richard Ai Yai Yai.

11. The Director is apparently BDSM.

12. Recently deceased bodies can be turned into Dracs if they didn’t suffer too much physical damage.

13. The killjoys were exterminated in 2027.

14. The Analog Wars occurred from 2014-2019, during which time Better Living Industries believed Girl’s mother had been killed. Instead, she was turned into a Drac.

15. No one knows who Girl’s father is.

16. Plus is only allowed because it’s administered to non-human androids and BLI gets a great profit margin off of it.

17. BLI refers to brainwashing a person so completely that they have no personality as “Bleaching.”

18. Girl’s cat had tracking/surveillance tech implanted into it in 2028, which suggests that she had the cat prior to the Fab Four’s deaths. It’s possible BLI caught the cat while it was roaming long enough for them to modify it.

19. A year has gone by since the death of the Fab Four in the comics, which means it is 2028.

20. Contrary to popular belief, the female killjoy seen driving the van in “SING” is not Cherri Cola, but a woman named DJ Hot Chimp.

21. The Drac whose face is revealed in “SING” by Party was played by the lead singer of Mindless Self Indulgence, Jimmy Urine.

22. The Director has an aesthetic for drinking bleach.

This time on Biff’s fashion check, Mechanica! Although you might think, what fashion? If we zoom in on her suit…it has a sticker from the heavy and chemical industry company, “Dodorugen”. This is also the company that is known for making the Revolver ARMS. How is she connected to “Dodorugen”? The sticker is so small, it would be hard to notice if it weren’t me!

Trying to find a Job

Hello!

While i try to get back to the blog, I wanted to ask for a little help.

I’m trying to get a job at the animation industry

but I have no professional experience yet, and that makes it really hard to take the first step… An company to hire you for the first time XD And i sadly lack the contacts inside the industry…

I’m trying to send my portfolio and data to all possible companies.
If you know of a cartoon/animation company with a hiring page, or that is looking for people, can you let me know? I was only able to find a few so far… And I’m sure there are more out there >>. I DON’T CARE WHERE IN THE WORLD. I’m willing to relocate xD So don’t worry for that.

I don’t animate, i am more of a prop/character designer… and self taught story artist. (rough layout?)

Studies in Spain suck a lot xD So there is a lot i have to learn yet. But that’s why i want to get my experience from a company, rather than keep on studying here…

Thanks for reading! Have a cat!

Germany Economic Facts

- Germany is the most populous country of the European Union
- Ethnic groups: German 91.5%, Turkish 2.4%, other 6.1% (made up largely of Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, other European); Danish minority in the north, Sorbian (Slavic) minority in the east
- population is well educated with modern and cosmopolitan views
- fair amount of plurality in the lifestyles and diversity in the cultures
- demographic challenges such as aging population, immigration issues, depleting incomes due to world economic crisis
- the business culture in Germany is unique in the world
- engineers and managers are given higher appreciation than accountants and lawyers; the people on the job have good academics and technical proficiency
- hierarchy is prominent in almost every organization and most of the power is vested in the hands of top level senior managers
- roles and responsibilities are strictly defined and the business processes are very well defined
- people tend to be less social in the working environment and separate work life and personal life
- teamwork could probably be best described as a group of individuals working to a specific leader towards a recognizable goal
- one of the qualities of Germans is that they put facts ahead of emotions and hence behave very objectively
- they have a direct communication style  
                                   
- German industry is very diversified and in many sectors it is a global leader
- Germany’s greatest strength is its automobile industry
- the country committed itself to developing renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power
- infrastructural facilities are very strong in Germany which facilitates the growth of any business in the country
- it has one of the world’s most technologically advanced telecommunications systems
- the broadcasting media, especially TV and radio, is deeply penetrated as more than 90% of homes have cable TV, which provides ample opportunities for effective business promotions and marketing
- internet population is 20.416 million which is 5th-largest in the world despite a population of only about 80 million
- well-developed transportation systems in terms of airways, railways, roadways, ports etc.

Source: A YUM brand/Taco Bell Market Analysis info sheet on Germany

“I have to work hard. If I dont it’s the end for me”- Kim Jonghyun(JR), Produce 101 Ep.4
If you disrespect me or my boss you are not getting service.

So I’ve been working at this company for about a year now as an office manager. I must admit that I work for my dad, he owns the company. A lot of people think that working for my dad makes it seem like I don’t do as much as a normal office manager would do. And it just pisses me off cause I do more. Work follows me everywhere and just never stops.

Sorry for the backstory. Now onto the fuck customers. So it’s about 7 o'clock in the morning the office just opened and I’m trying to set up for the day and figure out where my technicians are going. I’m in office Manager at a small HVAC company. The phone rings I do my usual spiel “thank you for calling [Company name] this is [Insert name]”. And this lady says that her air-conditioners not working and it’s about 90° in the house right now and she needs someone to come out and check her AC. So I asked the usual questions where are you located, Have you worked with us before, how did you hear about us? After I get all that information I have to tell her our prices. And we are not a cheap company. We do mostly industrial and commercial work and rarely do residential. So we are on the pricier end of the spectrum. So I tell her our prices and she gets really quiet. Her voice suddenly changes as she asks me if I’m serious. I try to explain that there will be a truck charge that includes the vehicle, gas and tools. When she completely loses it,
C: That’s ridiculous how can you charge that much.
Me: Well ma'am we are on the higher end but we always get the job done the first time.
C: The other places I called said they would come out for [Insert insanely low price that no company would charge]
Me: i’m sorry ma'am but I don’t use our prices are owner does.
C: Well your owner is a bastard and you’re a bitch for enforcing those prices.
Me: Excuse me?
C: You guys probably don’t even do a good job. You’re probably just rip off artist and your c*nt an owner pockets all the money.
Me: Ma'am you’re being very disrespectful towards me and the owner I’m going to have to hang up now. You have a nice day.

And as I hung up I could hear her cussing me out. Now even if the owner of the company wasn’t my dad if anyone talked to me like that I wouldn’t offer them service anyway. You disrespect me or my boss you’re not getting helped. And I know the company that offered to come out for that super low price. We come out to fix their mistake on equipment at least four times a week. So have fun with that you crazy bitch.

anonymous asked:

You know what gets me? We wouldn't be here if they didn't want us to. There are countless closeted celebs (willingly or otherwise) who have easily kept quiet about their truth and no one bothered. Here we have two boys who have been shouting and screaming for years. They /want/ people to see, no matter what their public image is. None of us would be here if they weren't fighting against it, you know? Which is why it's absurd when someone says they willingly want this. Like? No. Not these two.

i was just told that pr teams/labels/management companies in the entertainment industry are dealing with some form of closet for 35-40% of their clients… THATS A LOT!!! 

and idk if anyone wants to willingly hide who they really are. obviously theres situations where people feel like they really need to closet themselves (and we’ve all talked about those situations)… but harry is out there wearing pride pins and louis is out there tattooing himself with triangles like, i dont think these guys willingly want this at all.. it’s just a shit situation that comes with being in that industry that apparently 35-40% of their peers are also in. but we are here because they do fight. you are right.

Do Something Bad, Too - Part 1

Pairing: Alpha!Bucky x Omega!Reader

Summary: It’s like every single Alpha on the planet won’t rest until they’ve confessed their eternal wish for you to mother their children, and it’s getting old. Luckily, that’s a problem Bucky might be able to fix.

Warnings: sexual harassment, language, a/b/o dynamics

A/N: sooo its finally here! the a/b/o fic nobody asked for. this is my take on the dynamic and it’s kind of different (but not really) to what i’ve seen on here before but hopefully you guys like it! i promise it’ll be a LOT more smutty than my series usually are, but im gonna make yall work for it first. feedback is always appreciated! message me if you wanna be tagged :)

for a quick run down of a/b/o dynamics, read this post

title is from stalker by bad rabbits

Natasha is waiting in your office when you return to Stark Tower, barely flinching when you slam the door shut and immediately collapse on the small couch against the wall. Nat undrapes her legs off your desk and pads over to you to sit crossed-legged by your head, putting on an exaggerated pout. It’s probably unwise to side-glare an international assassin turned Avenger, but you do it anyway.

You close your eyes and fill up Nat’s expectant silence with, “Why are all Alphas the biggest fucking assholes on the planet?”

“I don’t know,” Nat says with a wistful sigh, “It must be in our DNA.”

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speculations abt the hansol ig situation

these are all just speculations and my thoughts about what’s happening!

there are many reasons that a hansol ig cropped up at this time, so close to 127′s impending comeback, and this is my theory about why this does not equate to hansol leaving sm (it doesn’t seem all that plausible, considering he’s been spotted at the building numerous times recently, to my knowledge they talked abt him on ennana and u kow sm doesnt let their artists talk abt ex-members). 

i believe that this is a clever (cruel, but clever nonetheless) noise marketing scheme by sm. this would not be the first (and it certainly wouldn’t be the last) time sm has used their artists and used media play and manipulation to achieve a specific goal (see: the trainwreck that was sm entertainment in 2014). sm may have opened up a fake ig account for hansol (or he might have done it himself under sm’s direction) to create panic and havoc in the fandom. 

why? this rests on my other hypothesis that hansol is set to debut soon (some time this year, if not this month). currently, the only “official” sm content that fans may have seen him in is nct life, predebut. newer fans may not know who he is, and if they do, they may not have an interest in him, and only due to the efforts of his dedicated fans is his content ever circulating around in the fandom. creating this kind of havoc within the fandom brings his name up, stirs up interest in the fandom and the industry, and puts him on the map, so to speak. 

my speculation is that hansol will debut soon, and sm will either 1) ignore this ig situation or 2) write it off as a troll. i personally find it hard to believe that hansol would leave sm, given that he already has an established fan base and an incredible career opportunity in the biggest, richest, most influential company in the industry. it doesn’t seem plausible, unless sm really fucked him over (which is also possible, but given how they’ve been handling nct and sr17b, i doubt it; they can’t afford more scandals/lawsuits on their hands at the moment, especially with their rookies). 

also, sm wouldn’t allow him to open an ig this close to 127′s comeback if he was really leaving. it would split the fandom and it would be very ill timing. even if his contract was over, sm can take measures to make sure there’s no scandal/bad public relations, and they would have counseled hansol about how to proceed after leaving to minimize damage to the group and to himself. i doubt hansol would want nct to have a comeback with this hanging over their heads. if he had left and wanted to have social media again, he would have most likely opened an ig account well after the comeback, during a time when it’s not critical, simply because i’m sure he’s a good person and wants nct to succeed; otherwise, it would be basically sabotage, and i doubt that’s what’s going on. 

therefore, the only reason i can think of that can explain the situation is that it’s noise marketing on sm’s part, or it’s a troll. again, these are just my thoughts, and i may be horribly wrong, but until there is any official word, this is what i will personally put my cards with. 

Owned

Summary: Marriage and a contract…from the cold, intimidating man who was next in line to run the multi-billion dollar, Lodi Industries. 

Originally posted by hopeatuuli

The opportunity he offered you was too great to pass up. There was no other choice. You had to save your family.

“Mom it’s okay. You don’t have to worry anymore. You and dad can live peacefully now. If I accept, he’ll pay off the rest of the debt and the interest. Everything’s okay now.” You cried, packing your bags and comforting your parents.

“But why do you have to go like this? So suddenly? Don’t go Y/N, if he wants to marry you then he can do it properly.” Your dad said grimy.

“It has to be this way, I’m sorry. When everything’s settled then I’ll call you guys I promise.” You smiled, trying to stay strong. “I love you.”

Dragging your bags out of the apartment, you rushed downstairs and got into the cab he sent.

You felt scared, unsure if this was the right decision but it was a decision that you made nonetheless. There was no turning back now. It’s for your parents’ sakes.

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