there are just so many reasons that i need money

Cutting hours for Loss Prevention personnel is generally a bad idea.

I used to work in loss prevention for a regional chain of electronics stores. Let’s call it Shit Store. My job was basically to patrol the store in plain clothes and detain someone if I caught them trying to steal. I’ve worked private security before so this was a pretty nice gig.

Shit Store’s corporate policy, for reasons I cannot quite comprehend, mandated a weekly quota of shoplifter apprehensions, which we called “stops.” We needed to have at least 3 stops a week. Usually we had about 10, just shy of 2 per day, and obviously most of the stops involved expensive electronics. We paid our own salaries many times over and saved the company an astronomical amount of money.

Until one week. Saturday rolled around (our schedule weeks ran Sunday-Saturday) and all loss prevention personnel were called into the office. There were four of us. The store manager told us that only two stops had been made for the week, so we had not met our quota. He contacted corporate and they told him to give all loss prevention personnel the entire next week off to save on costs. An extra cashier would be scheduled to stand by the door as a deterrent. (I later learned that other stores were implementing this policy in order to phase out plain clothes LP altogether.)

As you can imagine, a week of no pay did not exactly go over well with us. It was particularly bad timing for me. My rent was due, my dog had some vet bills, and my nephew’s birthday was coming up. I, and all of my co-workers, did everything to fight this. We talked about how we usually met our quota many times over, How we paid our own salaries with all the stops we did, how much money we had saved the company, how laughably ineffective an untrained cashier standing by the door would be… but it all fell on deaf ears. By the end of it the manager was clearly flustered but insisted that we just stay home the next week. “Think of it like a vacation,” he said. We all had paid time off available but of course he said that we couldn’t use it. “It’s about cutting losses for the company,” he said.

Cutting losses, oh dear. If only he knew the shit I was about to pull…

We all went home feeling pissed and wronged. But before I even set foot in my door, I had the vague beginnings of a plan for vengeance.

The Revenge

Now, I had a few friends, or I guess acquaintances, who were a bit shady. They were generally straight-laced, but they themselves had friends who were even shadier. Dealers, addicts, and even a few gang members if the rumors were true. They usually hung out in one of three parks in the city limits, so after blowing off some steam at home, I began to make my rounds.

The conversation with each group followed a pretty set pattern: I would say hi but look a little pissed, they would ask how I was doing, I’d say something like “Not too good I guess, Shit Store just gave the entire loss prevention team the week off to save money! I’m gonna miss out on an entire paycheck!” A few would probe a bit and I would verify that, yes, anyone could walk into the store and take shit without having to worry about an undercover LP watching them.

I knew that my plan was beginning to take hold when someone I hadn’t talked to posted on Facebook asking if it was true that Shit Store had no loss prevention this week. Word gets around fast. All I had to do now was head to the store, grab a 30 pk of beer, and slowly drink the week away while shit went down.

People lost their fucking minds. A shit load of product went missing every day, and not just little things– people were apparently walking out with giant flat screen TVs and refusing to stop for the lowly cashier by the door (that usually wasn’t paying attention anyway). Tablets, laptops, netbooks, and consoles vanished into thin air. Several cell phones from the display case even went missing.

I would not hear about this till later, though. All I know is that on Wednesday, hardly halfway through my unpaid week off, I got a call from work. I let it go to voicemail and couldn’t help but crack a smile when I listened to it. It was the store manager asking me to come in and work a full shift because of “problems they’d been having.” You could almost hear the desperation in his voice. I knew my little scheme had worked. But sadly, I chose not to respond or come in for work that day. Even if I wanted to, I was pretty deep into a 6-pack at the time.

I got another call the following day, which this time I answered. Gee boss, I’m so sorry but I’m actually eight hours away at the beach right now. I thought going out of town would be a good idea since you said to treat this like a vacation. (Actually I was still in my PJ’s, drinking coffee and watching Breaking Bad.)

The following day I did not get a phone call. Shit Store had bused LP personnel in from other stores and had a police officer stand by the door. I’m sure the police department was happy to oblige, I can only imagine how many calls they got from Shit Store over the past week.

When I went back after my week off was up, there were two new policies that were tacked right on to the bulletin board: at least one LP associate must be on the floor from open to close, and the quota was changed from # of stops per week to amount of money saved in a month, a much more flexible and reasonable quota that the four of us would have no problem meeting. Well, three of us actually, one of my fellow LP’s made use of their week off by getting a new job, and good for them.

I never did learn the hard numbers on how much money hemorrhaged out of that store. I do know that it was in the six-figure range.

I thought about getting a new job myself, but it didn’t prove to be necessary. I guess a company that cuts all LP’s for a week must have deeper financial problems, because the whole chain folded two months later. I then got to spend my days drinking beer, watching Netflix, and getting paid unemployment for it. I ended up landing a new job with a private security firm that paid much better.

I ran into my shadier acquaintances showing off their new iPads a few days after this mess. I think I know how they got them.

5

SELLING KPOP ALBUMS

Hello everyone! I have been selling some old kpop albums that I do not use any longer. Unfortunately, I have grew out of Kpop and now I have many albums laying around. I feel bad just having them sit in a box so I would love to sell them. Selling these will be much help to add to my savings for college. And also, with the holidays around the corner, the money is much needed!

All albums are in near mint condition! All CDs have only been played once and the photbooks flipped through a few times. I will be selling them for either the price I paid for if not less. I will also negotiate if needed, i swear I’m reasonable!

Here are the albums:

  1.  BEAST Fiction and Fact … $10
  2.  WINNER Debut Album …. $14
  3. RE: Blue Jungshin version (no longer in print) … $30
  4. NUEST Face … $10
  5. Super Junior 3rd album … $7
  6. Block B Blockbuster limited edition (flag included! No longer in print) … $50
  7. Block B Welcome to the Block… $10
  8. Block B New Kids on the Block .. $10
  9. BTS O!RUL8,2? … $14
  10. BTS Dark and Wild … $14
  11. SHINee Dream Girl .. $10
  12. SHINee Sherlock (Minho version) … $15
  13. WINNER Limited Edition Album (White Version) … $60

Payment will be through paypal. However, depending on the circumstance, I will be willing to accept concealed cash. I wish i could do shipping for free however, it got way to expensive and i was barelymaking a profit since half the money went to shipping. So i will give you an estimate on the shipping and that will be added to your final pay (this also applies for international customers). Please contact me with any questions,inquiries, or more pictures of the album at brunaparentes@gmail.com

Please get these albums off my hands! All the help is seriously needed. Thank you!

Also be sure to look at my other albums up for sale! Just scroll through my profile!! Thank you!

yo ok I just had a thought and I hate myself for it already but… the reason why victor buys so much brand clothes and accessories, isn’t it bc he has nothing/no one to spend the money on? we literally don’t know anything about his family, yakov is the only father figure victor mentions, and even around his apartment there are no pictures of his life/family, just some landscapes and stuff that doesn’t even feel personal

so is it actually possible that victor splurges on his shopping just to make himself feel a bit better about being alone bc he has no one to share his earnings with…? 

OUTSIDERS SEASON 2 SASIL FAN THEORY

So I’ve been watching and re-watching, and re-watching the trailer for the 2nd season and I’ve come up with a theory for our beloved Sasil. I’ve quite a few actually:

1) SALLY ANN IS PREGNANT. I don’t want this one to be true, but I don’t know, I feel like it is. In season 1 when Hasil goes to Hailey Grimes for more money and she asks if he needs it cause Sally Ann is pregnant? He sets her straight (rightfully so, it ISN’T any of her business) and dismisses it. But what if that was foreshadowing?? There aren’t many lines in the show that are just throwaway comments, not in good shows anyway. In a well written program, every line is there for a reason; it will harken to something that has passed or will hint to something that is to come.

Also we have a shot of Sally Ann looking very pensive, at herself in the bathroom mirror. If that is not the universal “Oh-Shit-I-Can’t-Believe-I’m-Fucking-Pregnant” shot, than I don’t know what is!

2) SALLY ANN IS GOING BACK TO SHAY MOUNTAIN. This one is less of a theory and more of a hope you could say?? There’s a shot of Sasil cuddled up in a hammock in what is clearly a hand built shack. So 9/10 chance they’re in Hasil’s house discussing their future plans (I’m not even gonna entertain the thought of this being a goodbye thing).

So the question is: How did she get back to the mountain and how is she allowed to stay if outsiders are killed for being brought up to the mountain?? Maybe the new Bren'in is more lenient??

SIDE NOTE!! it looks like Sally Ann is wearing the same outfit and hairstyle in the hammock with Hasil, as she is in a shot where she’s arguing with James from the car wherein she takes of and he screams “If you leave like this, don’t come back!” Which brings me to my final and biggest theory…

3) SASIL ARE GOING TO LIVE TOGETHER AND/OR RUNAWAY TOGETHER. This one is the one I’m hoping and praying for. So in the promos Hasil is clearly in some sort of Fight Club where he is winning money cause really, when has he ever taken an L in THAT category? But why would a Farrell need money? In other shots we see him and Sally Ann making out in an old house. We know it’s not The House, cause Grimes bought it had them chased out in S1. It’s also clearly an apartment, almost in the mind of Butch’s trashy place. Also, in another newer trailer he’s seen talking to G'win saying “I’ve made my choice”.

My thoughts are that he’s getting all of this money to give to Sally Ann, so that she can leave the rather abusive environment she’s in with James, and they can get their own place together off the mountain. Preferably in another town since I don’t see the towns people being too keen on a Farrell actually living in town, and she can’t live on the mountain cause she’s not clan.

I see it as follows: they’re not on good speaking terms for awhile (ep. 1-3 / 4ish maybe) but are still clearly longing for one another.
•Hasil is still in the mind set of getting his girl back, at the least getting her out of her brothers house, so he starts looking for ways to get some money, finds Fight Club.
•Sally Ann finds out she’s pregnant and goes looking for him for a change, winds up on the mountain with him.
•He’s got an even bigger fire lit in his belly cause now he’s got his girl AND their kid to think about.
•He starts making plans to leave the mountain for good (breaking through the new fence they’ve been forced behind, fighting guards, and stealing ATV’s).
•He chooses love and HIS OWN FAMILY over the collective clan family (harken back to S1 when he talks about being raised by everyone and no one and essentially having no family of his own).
•They take their money, get the cheapest apartment they can afford, but hey, it’s theirs and no one can take it from them. the kissing in the apartment is in celebration of finally BEING together, like for real this time.

Sooooooo yeah. That’s my hypothesis for Sasil this coming season. I’m fairly confident in 95% of these theories, could I just be throwing rocks in the dark? Sure. But how crazy would it be if at least 1 or all of these things actually happen?!

Cutting hours for Loss Prevention personnel is generally a bad idea

I used to work in loss prevention for a regional chain of electronics stores. Let’s call it Shit Store. My job was basically to patrol the store in plain clothes and detain someone if I caught them trying to steal. I’ve worked private security before so this was a pretty nice gig.

Shit Store’s corporate policy, for reasons I cannot quite comprehend, mandated a weekly quota of shoplifter apprehensions, which we called “stops.” We needed to have at least 3 stops a week. Usually we had about 10, just shy of 2 per day, and obviously most of the stops involved expensive electronics. We paid our own salaries many times over and saved the company an astronomical amount of money.

Until one week. Saturday rolled around (our schedule weeks ran Sunday-Saturday) and all loss prevention personnel were called into the office. There were four of us. The store manager told us that only two stops had been made for the week, so we had not met our quota. He contacted corporate and they told him to give all loss prevention personnel the entire next week off to save on costs. An extra cashier would be scheduled to stand by the door as a deterrent. (I later learned that other stores were implementing this policy in order to phase out plain clothes LP altogether.)

As you can imagine, a week of no pay did not exactly go over well with us. It was particularly bad timing for me. My rent was due, my dog had some vet bills, and my nephew’s birthday was coming up. I, and all of my co-workers, did everything to fight this. We talked about how we usually met our quota many times over, How we paid our own salaries with all the stops we did, how much money we had saved the company, how laughably ineffective an untrained cashier standing by the door would be… but it all fell on deaf ears. By the end of it the manager was clearly flustered but insisted that we just stay home the next week. “Think of it like a vacation,” he said. We all had paid time off available but of course he said that we couldn’t use it. “It’s about cutting losses for the company,” he said.

Cutting losses, oh dear. If only he knew the shit I was about to pull…

We all went home feeling pissed and wronged. But before I even set foot in my door, I had the vague beginnings of a plan for vengeance.

The Revenge

Now, I had a few friends, or I guess acquaintances, who were a bit shady. They were generally straight-laced, but they themselves had friends who were even shadier. Dealers, addicts, and even a few gang members if the rumors were true. They usually hung out in one of three parks in the city limits, so after blowing off some steam at home, I began to make my rounds.

The conversation with each group followed a pretty set pattern: I would say hi but look a little pissed, they would ask how I was doing, I’d say something like “Not too good I guess, Shit Store just gave the entire loss prevention team the week off to save money! I’m gonna miss out on an entire paycheck!” A few would probe a bit and I would verify that, yes, anyone could walk into the store and take shit without having to worry about an undercover LP watching them.

I knew that my plan was beginning to take hold when someone I hadn’t talked to posted on Facebook asking if it was true that Shit Store had no loss prevention this week. Word gets around fast. All I had to do now was head to the store, grab a 30 pk of beer, and slowly drink the week away while shit went down.

People lost their fucking minds. A shit load of product went missing every day, and not just little things– people were apparently walking out with giant flat screen TVs and refusing to stop for the lowly cashier by the door (that usually wasn’t paying attention anyway). Tablets, laptops, netbooks, and consoles vanished into thin air. Several cell phones from the display case even went missing.

I would not hear about this till later, though. All I know is that on Wednesday, hardly halfway through my unpaid week off, I got a call from work. I let it go to voicemail and couldn’t help but crack a smile when I listened to it. It was the store manager asking me to come in and work a full shift because of “problems they’d been having.” You could almost hear the desperation in his voice. I knew my little scheme had worked. But sadly, I chose not to respond or come in for work that day. Even if I wanted to, I was pretty deep into a 6-pack at the time.

I got another call the following day, which this time I answered. Gee boss, I’m so sorry but I’m actually eight hours away at the beach right now. I thought going out of town would be a good idea since you said to treat this like a vacation. (Actually I was still in my PJ’s, drinking coffee and watching Breaking Bad.)

The following day I did not get a phone call. Shit Store had bused LP personnel in from other stores and had a police officer stand by the door. I’m sure the police department was happy to oblige, I can only imagine how many calls they got from Shit Store over the past week.

When I went back after my week off was up, there were two new policies that were tacked right on to the bulletin board: at least one LP associate must be on the floor from open to close, and the quota was changed from # of stops per week to amount of money saved in a month, a much more flexible and reasonable quota that the four of us would have no problem meeting. Well, three of us actually, one of my fellow LP’s made use of their week off by getting a new job, and good for them.

I never did learn the hard numbers on how much money hemorrhaged out of that store. I do know that it was in the six-figure range.

I thought about getting a new job myself, but it didn’t prove to be necessary. I guess a company that cuts all LP’s for a week must have deeper financial problems, because the whole chain folded two months later. I then got to spend my days drinking beer, watching Netflix, and getting paid unemployment for it. I ended up landing a new job with a private security firm that paid much better.

I ran into my shadier acquaintances showing off their new iPads a few days after this mess. I think I know how they got them.

TL;DR You cut the hours for all LP personnel, I let the shadiest people in town hear about it.

I really feel like some pagans are missing the point of someone saying you always have something to offer the gods that isn’t just something on the internet, like a picture. I’ve heard all the reasons that money concerns and home lives make it hard to make offerings, but still the point is being missed. You don’t have to set out an individual cup or plate or bowl, but share what you yourself ingest. It doesn’t cost extra nor does it deprive you of the needed calories or liquid. You can also do something physical as an offering. A walk, or reading, or volunteer work. So many options. Literally there are always options, no matter the situation you are in. No one says you have to sacrifice your safety for this, but stop making excuses for your own lack of imagination.

You know what’d be awesome?

So, you know how there are all these good shows that got cancelled because they didn’t appeal to “the right audience” or didn’t get good ratings but still have a bunch of super loyal fans?

Well, my idea is this sort of… fan-funded site where you fund the shows you like/want?

Like if you wanted a show back the fans of the show would donate/pledge a certain amount to buy the rights to it and then pledge enough to cover the budget.

Sort of like a gofundme thing where you could donate as much as you want and it would show the goal, how far along you are, and how much you need.

I mean, seeing how many shows didn’t get finished or were cancelled in their prime because of bullshit reasons, and how many people would happily pay money to see them rebooted, I just think it’s a good idea?

Furthermore, since it would be a fan-owned/payed-for site, we could eliminate certain bullshit censors, so that those queer couples everyone (including the writers) wanted to happen could happen, etc.

It would need to be carefully run, otherwise it could seriously suck and become nothing more than fanservice and/or pandering, but I think with the right supervision and care, it could potentially be a really amazing thing.

I don’t know if this has been done,or if a site like this has/does exist, but just a thought.

anonymous asked:

Confession: I'm trying to move up to Canada to live with my GF but I've lost hope because they only allow so many people in and I only have a HS diploma due to having to drop out of college for severe mental health and safety reasons. So I'm not someone anyone would consider valuable to a country... I'm just terrified they'll refuse me and I don't have the money to afford immigration help. I just need to get out of my homophobic, abusive house. I'm so tired.

Other than moving for the GF, I’m where you’re at. I’m working on beefing up my resume basically so I can fast track. Wish I could help but we’re in the same boat.

Headshot Commission

SO LIKE say I wanted to open ONE slot for one detailed head shot commission like who would be interested bc I need a lair expansion and money for project dragons. I’ve never offered them as a commission but I was thinking of 2mT (hoping that is reasonable??) I am not going to advertise this on FR in my shop since it’s only one spot and it is not near the price range of my usual commissions.
Again it would be something like any of these:

And It can be another breed, I just  like guardians best lmao I sort of dig the more natural look so maybe minimal apparel? but we could work it out, I just like really emphasizing a unique face structure/eyes so it would be a shame to cover them :x

All of us Aussie and NZ 5sos fans need to stick it out with each other. This situation is shit, and it’s given us a reason to actually fight for the guys. Their management or label or whoever is obviously pushing them towards America because that’s where the money and fame is; they don’t see us as marketable countries. So we need to band together and fucking prove that we’re just as valid as everybody else. The guys still love us, you know that, so we’ve got to work to get them to fucking come back.
Also; we all deserve tour dates. There are way more fans then tickets available, and I know so many people will be gutted.

anonymous asked:

Hi, I'm just wondering, what are your reasons for becoming a doctor?

So many reasons. And people have different ones; no reasons are better or more worthy than others. 

However, I always recommend against going into medicine for money or prestige. Business will earn you more money, more quickly. Prestige is something you earn by being a decent human being, not having an MD.

I think my biggest reasons would be:

-challenging

-the need for independence and control over my work

-Protecting and caring for people is important to me

-I love teaching, be it patients or students

-it’s both an art and a science

-It’s always changing, which means there is always something new to learn

What do others like most about pursuing medicine? 

GIVEAWAY TIME

I hit 200 followers ;3; Before I get around to rules and prizes and such, I really want to say thanks because all of my followers are such sweet sunflowers, and you’re all really amazing.

Okay! Rules are pretty simple!

~You have to be following me and the cosponsor of the giveaway, footstepstomars

~Likes *and* reblogs count, because I don’t see a reason not to have them count, and you can reblog as many times as you want in order to increase entries! Just be careful not to spam your followers c:

~We’re going to need your address, so please only enter if you’re comfortable with that!

~Keep your inbox/fanmail open, please!

~Ends on HALLOWEEN

Prizes!!!

!The money limit is $150 dollars, and we won’t be giving away *anything* that is NSFW!

Ideas for prizes include, but are not restricted to:

-giftcards, 
-clothes(binders&gaffs count as clothing!), 
-art supplies, 
-cosplay supplies, 
-stickers,
-etc.!

You can ask for things in multiple categories as long as you stay under $150!

Lastly,

I don’t know if whoever wins will want art done? But I could try doing the art thing if it would be desired ;3; And it’s free, so it doesn’t take away from your $150 limit :3

(If anyone gets curious about what my art looks like, I have an art blog: alamenerdsartblog)

((Also, if this doesn’t get above 10 people who qualify, I might wait until I hit 500 followers for a giveaway))

(((Edit: You don’t have to follow my art blog! It’s just mentioned in case someone would want art as part of the prize/s)))