I work for a tech company with a fruit-based logo, and customers will bring broken phones into the store all the time. This is not a problem! It’s what we’re here for! It’s my job to fix it! HOWEVER: if you say your camera is broken, that means I’m going to have to go through your camera roll. And that means, usually, I’m going to see dick pics.
Some people are pretty brazen about their nude pictures. I saw one guy who had his wife in a very compromising position as his display background (a special mention to the man who asked me “if I took naked pictures of my girlfriend and sent them to all my friends how do I stop her from finding out I did that?”) and countless others whose cameras are just full of naked people.
Please, be kind to your local tech worker! Put that stuff in a folder before you come and get your camera checked!
From Huff Po:
By Carol Joyner
As a student at University of Minnesota-Duluth, Cantare Davunt graduated with a bachelor's degree in international studies. As a Walmart associate, she's an activist fighting for decent wages, full-time hours, predictable schedules and dignity at work.
Like many college graduates working in the new "Walmart Economy," Cantare earns $10.10 per hour -- about $322 a week. She lives paycheck to paycheck, and has to make near-impossible choices each month between buying enough food, covering her share of rent, or paying off her student loans. In the summer, she forgoes electricity. Other months, it's her cellphone bill. This August, her car was repossessed. "Minnesota's a hard place to get ahead without a car," she said recently.
Cantare told her story at a recent Senate briefing hosted by Senator Warren (D-MA) and Representative Miller (D-CA), where elected officials described the growing crisis of inequality in the U.S. and offered different solutions to turn the tide. As Sen. Warren said: "We need to give workers this chance by raising the minimum wage, providing some basic fairness in scheduling, and fighting for equal pay for equal work."
Why did the briefing single out Walmart?
Because as one of the richest corporations in the world, with profits of $16 billion annually and 1.4 million employees, it represents a class of corporations that earn record sums while their employees can't make ends meet. By shear volume and wealth, Walmart sets a standard in our society. The workers who help Walmart make unimaginable profits in turn receive poverty wages, unaffordable health care and irregular schedules, including hours kept at part-time as a way of denying access to paid sick days.
Consumers should not have to subsidize Walmart and the "Walmart Economy" either. But we do -- to the tune of nearly $8 billion a year in taxpayer-funded assistance for food, health care, and housing for Walmart employees. The Walton's -- the richest family in the country who own and run Walmart -- add $8.6 million to their $150 billion wealth every day. And yet hundreds of millions of Americans subsidize their luxuries while the family robs workers of a decent living.
OUR Walmart leaders are standing up for all American families who are struggling to do more with less, and ar
Or the Schedules That Work Act, which would help give all of us a greater voice on the job. Walmart associates -- like many others -- are victims to last minute, unpredictable schedules; are punished or terminated when they request more hours; and find it nearly impossible to secure childcare, attend classes to better themselves and find time to organize their lives -- all while frequently juggling multiple jobs. This legislation would establish a process for discussing work schedules between employees and employers, and protect workers from retaliation when they request a different schedule.
Lastly, there's the Paycheck Fairness Act. Like most women, it pains me to talk about continuing pay discrimination across gender and racial lines, something that should have been resolved decades ago. The Paycheck Fairness Act would help close the gaps that exist from the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and if passed, bring an end to pay secrecy and protect workers who discuss their wages on the job.
So here we are. An economy still tepid in recovery, mired in precarious work situations and stagnant wages. Corporations and CEOs who enjoy record-breaking profits. Economists who continue to cite inequality as a hindrance to economic growth. And low-wage workers, emboldened and inspired by recent victories for working families, whose movement for $15 an hour and fair workplaces continues to grow at unprecedented pace.
Next week, Walmart workers will protest at more than 1,600 stores, marking the third consecutive year of Black Friday protests. We know these protests matter. They've captured the attention of lawmakers; they've gained the support of the American public; and they've forced Walmart to raise wages and improve policies, no matter how hard the company refuses to change.
That's why I'll be joining Walmart workers this Black Friday. I'll gather up my turkey-filled friends and relatives and visit my nearest Walmart. I'll stand outside in solidarity with workers, do some chanting and maybe take some selfies, deliver a memo to the store manager, and contribute to building a fair economy -- for us all.
For workers like Cantare, I encourage you to join as well.
I always hear the entitled masses going, "You work in retail; you should expect the Black Friday messes to be hard work!"
Yes, we know as retail employees that we might have to work Black Friday. But this madness of opening up on Thanksgiving night? Give me a break!
NO ONE needs a new tv that badly.
I would go in to open at 4am, I'm fine with that, but 9pm on Thanksgiving? Cruel.
And I think I've come to the conclusion that most of these idiots who are buying these high ticket items on the cheap at the sales aren't even Christmas shopping anyway. Most of them are buying a new 50" tv for themselves. How very in the spirit of the season. *rolls eyes*
From: Passenger Shaming
I haven't posted in awhile, but I'm now in need of some reassurance...
Anyway, after over six months of unemployment, (my exit was rather spectacular. Heh.) I got a job as a part-time seasonal character at a tourist attraction.
On a mountain.
For minimum wage.... Aw hell, a gig is a gig, right? I'll be earning cash-ola for presents, right?
Uh, yeah.... I keep telling myself that.
So now I get to squeeze my fat ass into a mini skirt and then freeze it off, directing sheeple to the obese personification of the winter solstice celebration. That's right, I have to stand outside.
With NO coat; and I'm supposed to act like it's summer vacay, or something.
So.... lots and LOTS of layers....
What I'm most worried about is keeping my cool if/ when some mom-zilla barks at me for telling her spawn to get off the rail from the 700-METER DROP! Or, somebody expecting to see something, but it's night, and DUH... no light.
I heard that management there is great, and backs up their people, so we'll see...
Friday, 21 Nov. is my first day, so please pray for me to whatever passes as your higher power. Any encouragement you can give a poor, old (well, 39) slave re-entering hell is appreciated, too. :-)
With much trepidation,