executive-positions

To Trump voters

Clears throat…

  1. He called Hillary Clinton a crook. You bought it. Then he paid $25 million to settle a fraud lawsuit.
  2. He said he’d release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn’t, and says he never will. 
  3. He said he’d divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest. You bought it. He is still heavily involved in his businesses, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted. 
  4. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said. You bought it. He then proceeded to put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration. 
  5. He said he’d surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You bought it. He nominated theocratic loon Mike Pence for Vice President. A white supremacist named Steve Bannon is his most trusted confidant. Dr. Ben Carson, the world’s greatest idiot savant brain surgeon, is in charge of HUD. Russian quisling Rex Tillerson is Secretary of State. 
  6. He said he’d be his own man, beholden to no one. You bought it. He then appointed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, whose only “qualifications” were the massive amounts of cash she donated to his campaign. 
  7. He said he would “drain the swamp” of Washington insiders. You bought it. He then admitted that was just a corny slogan he said to fire up the rubes during the rallies, and that he didn’t mean it. 
  8. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the Generals did. You bought it. He promptly gave the green light to a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though all his Generals said it would be a terrible idea. This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained. 
  9. He said Hillary Clinton couldn’t be counted on in times of crisis. You bought it. He didn’t even bother overseeing that raid in Yemen; and instead spent the time hate-tweeting the New York Times, and sleeping.
  10. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times “fake news” and said they were his enemy. You bought it. He now gets all his information from Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars.
  11. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer’s dime, not when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He took his first vacation after 11 days in office. On the taxpayer’s dime. And went golfing. 

and that’s just the first month.

by Robert Reich

if i can say one thing about watching shows/keeping up with series during the time that it’s being produced, its that ya’ll have to trust the writers.

I’m 22. For dinner this evening, i’m going to cook fried eggs on my own, for the first time in my life. And if succeed, i’ll be proud of my accomplishment.

Reading this, you must think “Well, it’s ridiculous” or “You must be pretty lazy” or “Millenials, really…”. You’ll post your sarcasms, your mockeries and then you’ll go on with your life, despising people like me.

I shouldn’t be so proud of something so mundane, you must think, right ? But you don’t have the whole picture. You don’t have the whole story.

I’m dyspraxic. It means that my body doesn’t always obey to my orders and that sometimes, tying my shoes can be such a challenge that i’ll prefer to wear baskets with velcro.

It takes a huge amount of time for me to peel an orange and neurotypicals are always on-board to laugh about my “clumsiness”. Because it’s so funny, right ?

I suffer from impostor syndrome due to bullying and other tough moments in my life. I’m not able to handle well any kind of failure.

The tiniest mistake can lead me to an awful meltdown, because all i can think about is : “If i’m not faultless, then people will find out that i’m an "impostor” and they’re going to hate me.“.

This feeling is not just a "fling” or a thought in the moment. It’s something that tortures me every day, so much that i can’t help, but spying on my colleagues’ discussions, worried that they might say bad things about me.
So, if i’m not able to cook this fried egg this evening, i’ll probably have to face a meltdown. And a bad one.

I have executive dysfunction issues. Which means that i have to find the will to actually cook and not just take something in the fridge and put it in the microwave. Sometimes, i can’t even eat because i’m unable to go to the kitchen. And, while cooking, i still have to not forget about my fried eggs, to be focused on the task and not let myself be distracted by anything else.

All of this can be summed up in two words, which define me : Autistic. Disabled.

I’m autistic and so, i’m disabled. I can live a fairly normal life, but i still have a lot of troubles to accomplish mundane things, to do what neurotypicals are able to do without even thinking about it.

So yeah, if you think it’s funny to invade a post where an autistic person, neurodivergent person and/or physically disabled person are proud of themselves for doing what you think are the simplest things, then you’re an awful person.

And i pity you.

I’m going to cook my fried eggs tonight. And i’m gonna be so freakin’ proud of me !

Ain’t patriarchy grand? For hundreds of years men have used the excuse that menstruation affects women way too much emotionally for us to hold positions of executive power, but when it comes to the pain and physical aspects of it all, they have also deemed it not quite insufferable enough to actually “allow” us any sick days every month to take care of our bodies. I’m so glad that the male sex understands the ins, outs and intricacies of womanhood like seriously thank God we have them around to tell us how our bodies respond and what we are and are not capable of in all aspects of our lives like where would we be without phallocentrism y’all. 


Oh, that’s right…we’d be free. 

On one hand, I do think this is the first time travel show I’ve seen to even remotely acknowledge things like slavery beyond a half-assed little reference in passing.

On the other, I think that I am WAY too white to weigh in on this storyline or its execution either positively or negatively.

I FINALLY got the news I’ve needed for YEARS

No, it isn’t fandom following related. It’s just that I’ve more or less gotten my dream job. Based on my own work. Without using connections. 

No more temping or direct marketing. No more retail. No more jobs with unreliable schedules under unreliable “managers” who shave bits of cash off your commissions and work you for ten hours while entering it as eight and giving you no compensation for gas or food. Promising you advancement and telling you it’s a “marketing” position. 

No more job hunting and traveling to offices promising me an actual desk job only to find out that it’s exactly the same thing. 

No more puppet-strings executive assistant positions with an unlivable wage and no opportunity for advancement.

No more unreliable contracts. No more promises that they’re looking for writers, only for the position to turn out to just be “bring out your creativity to attract customers!”

No more coming a hair’s breadth from getting a good job only to lose it to somebody’s nephew. 

No more being urged to drop my dad’s name. My resume was picked up because of experience I’ve built MYSELF.

  I’m going to be writing professionally in a full time, non-entry level position with a generous start off salary for the first six months (after which my supervisor will “re-evaluate my salary”) and full benefits!!! Health! Dental! Optical! A 401k plan! 

LIVING WAGE! BENEFITS! IN A CORPORATE, PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT! OPPORTUNITY TO ADVANCE! BEING A WRITER! ACTUAL WRITING! THAT I KNOW HOW TO DO! THAT WILL ACTUALLY HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE WORLD AROUND US! Yeah, it’s corporate writing, but it’s writing, and it’s a good living. An actual living. 

I AM SO LUCKY!!!!

FINALLY!

no, seriously though. people in positions of executive authority over communities exist to serve the people who live in those communities. they serve you. if their service comes with a disclaimer – “*will not serve people of [x origin] or [x orientation], etc.” – then you don’t fucking put them in charge of communities that contain those people. because those people do not care about the community. they will not serve you. they will not do their fucking job.

@ all the MCU fans that also don’t understand the ridiculous complaints leveled at the dceu: I see y'all. I appreciate all of you.

Since you guys seem to have really liked my one-shot Tired Kisses, what would you say about a follow up-loosely related story with a Klance Med School AU?

truth be told the most important thing about gav that shows how much he fucking cares is the fact that he listens to the podcasts on flights when he’s away from Austin and he goes home and watches lets plays in the fucking bath tub. he is a guy working his dream job at a company he was a fan of at 14 and even though he’s working there and in fucking an executive position, he’s still remained a fan.

fuck I told y'all I was heated

Gavin free protection squad 2k15

tfw u have adhd and autism and u work with kids, and u see symptoms in kids that u recognize in yourself and recognize from your own childhood

and yr coworkers don’t fuckign get it and punish them for fidgeting or stimming or having trouble with following directions or remembering things or switching tasks, and they need some serious sensitivity training but you dont have the authority or the brainpower to be the one to teach them

Until Dawn AU: Career Headcanons

This was requested and I used the Until Dawn app to base these on just sayin’.


Josh: 

  • this lil bab wants to be a film producer
  • both of his parents work in the film industry (hence the fortune) so it’s not that hard for him
  • he goes to a really good school costs lots of $$$
  • probably partied A LOT in college like all the alcohols and marijuanas all of em
  • works as a film producer after college like he wanted 
  • when his parents pass, he inherits the company 

Emily:

  • Emily wants to be an editor for a fashion magazine 
  • she goes to a really good school on a scholarship bc of her honor roll and good gpa
  • she becomes THAT BITCH in the office who has interns running for her insanely specific coffee orders 
  • flies through guys bc let’s be honest she doesn’t stay with Matt
  • when she goes out with her work friends they go to a really nice bar and drink expensive martinis 
  • she may be a bitch but a SUCCESSFUL bitch

Sam:

  • works as a conversationalist for some environment saving organization
  • has one of the higher up executive positions and is very well respected 
  • is very nice to all her colleagues bc lets’s be honest she’s so sweet 
  • continues on in her vegan ways
  • probably has lots a pets in her apartment, I could see lots of bunnies 

Ashley:

  • gets her dream of becoming a successful author
  • she writes a lot of fiction (mostly historical fiction) 
  • she loves doing book signings and meeting her fans
  • very sweet in all of her interviews and probably does a lot of charity work also 
  • a lot of her books revolve around a romantic subplot 

Beth:

  • here’s my lil theory for Beth
  • she’s gone on in her life for so long seeing her brother suffer from depression and other such psychological issues
  • and she loves her brother obviously a lot 
  • it is my belief that she would study psychology bc she saw the effects it had on Josh and she was inspired to help people
  • and she would work in her own private practice and be super successful 

Hannah:

  • Hannah would be an artist don’t fight me on this bro
  • idk she just struck me as a really creative persons
  • I mean she drew her own tattoo and stuff
  • I really don’t have a lot to go on
  • Hannah is art
  • I could see her painting a lot of beautiful landscapes and would be a very well known painter
  • get her own art show
  • I just really like Hannah and Beth okay????

Mike:

  • Mikey boy wants to be legit president but tbh that won’t happen let’s be real
  • I could see him being a politician though
  • like he could be in congress??
  • a senator??
  • a mayor??
  • I’m really not sure but like president???
  • nah son ^^^
  • or like a lawyer I could see that

Chris: 

  • he wants to be an app designer and goddamn it hE CAN DO IT
  • omg but what if he actually made the app that can get him laid
  • he would be one of those app designers who could make a fortune but not let it go to his head
  • like he’d be real chill about it but this dumbass would buy so much dumb shit let’s be real
  • like I can’t even think of what but ya know what I’m sayin???

Matt:

  • fuckin Matt
  • this nugget (lmao fuck nuggets) would actually be a linebacker
  • like legitimate NFL pro linebacker 
  • he was the star linebacker in his school and he got into college on a football scholarship 
  • go Matt honestly 
  • like this dumbass held the fuckin Go Pro or something for the prank on Hannah and that’s real shitty but I feel like he’s a genuine person 
  • he deserves this go Matt

Jess:

  • so Jess’s dream job is to be a model
  • and honestly yeah I can see it
  • there’s not much else to be said about it tbh
  • like she went to college and got some gen ed classes out of the way 
  • but she became a model 
  • I stick to this theory bye

anonymous asked:

on modern naval ships, is there still a First Mate equivalent? What would his/her title be?

There is!  “First Mate” has never really been a navy kind of term; back in in the day, you had the First Lieutenant, who was the senior lieutenant serving under the Captain, and who functioned as the second-in-command.  These days, US Navy ships have the position of Executive Officer (or, “XO” as he/she is called), and that person is the second in command.  The Royal Navy uses the same position, although on smaller ships, the XO is also the First Lieutenant.

(The USN has a job on ships called First Lieutenant, but the person isn’t always a lieutenant, and is never also the XO).

“First Mate” is sometimes used on civilian ships, although these days it’s more likely to be “Chief Mate” that’s the second-in-command.