I use Prolific bc its actually a p good way to make a little extra cash and good lord, there were two like, 40 minute long surveys back to back that I could do (and did). I think seeing the words "strongly disagree, disagree, agree and strongly agreee" in a row one more time would set me off.
Had a maintenance dude come in today to fix our emergency lighting, a relatively unimportant thing in the grand scheme of all the shit thats wrong with this building. As he was finishing up he asked jokingly if I was excited for the fix. I laughed and said "I'm about as excited for that light as I was when they painted the outside of our door. It's not what I'd fix around here, but I don't pay the maintenance budget."
"Sure you do, it comes out of your wages." The guy replied.
"Ah, ya'll are union." He didn't sound vindictive or anything. "We're not." He said finally.
"I'd bet not."
Idk why that coversation kind of stuck with me. It's so backwards to me that, even if we weren't unionized, to consider a maintenance cost as something that had anything to do with my wages. Maybe its because I know full well that I'm treated as a cost the same as that emergency light. That I know that this building is capital they own and must maintain so that it can continue producing revenue for the company. That that light he fixed was only fixed, not for my safety, but because it is required by OSHA and other governing bodies that were lobbied to promote my safety.
Yet the company doesn't care about the spray bottle labelled "water only" that my lead has filled with some bleach based cleaner. The company doesn't care that when it rains, water pours through our air conditioner. It leaks in through our broken foundation. The air conditioner doesn't have a condenser in it, so the humidity goes unchecked causing all our papers to curl and making working conditions that much more unpleasant. We have a sign above one of our pumps that is holding on by a singular bolt, ready to damage a customer or their vehical. Maybe 3 or 4 of our receipt printers reliably print receipts for more than 4 hours (when we have paper, that is). Two of them outright refuse and needed to be replaced over a year ago. I work under pandemic conditions long after our ""hero"" pay was cast aside for credit at company stores.
I didn't even know our emergency light in the back had gone out. I have no clue who ordered it to be fixed and brought this man to my back door. It's absolutely astounding to me that this is what get fixed. What underlying systems are working well enough to ensure I can see if the power goes out, but not mend the building I sit in that is undoubtedly a breeding ground for mold given the cellar like qualities of the air I breath.
i swear to god everyone and their mom is outside nowfallow
oof, do u kno why?
cause its SUMMER and it's WARM OUTSIDE and it's time to FKIN PARTY I GUESS
Thats been how the towns and cities I frequent have been as of late. Doesn't help that memorial day just happened. People have been losing their minds trying to get their boats on the water. I've never seen so many people out and about walking in my entire life. Its kind of crazy
I goddamn love Gymnast so much. Someone said in chat that they'd like to see him cosplay Zelda and he said "If someone has a dress in my size and a wig and a crown, like, feel free to send it to me and I'll wear it. Because then I get a free dress out of it." Whether joking or not, I really love how easily he responds to things. He's always so carefree.
I have got to get some screens for my windows because the second I crack them open this happens
that is a very wobbly shelf that doesn't take movement well!! the last time little girl jumped on that exact shelf she broke like three pots and scared herself into a puffball. apparently she's forgotten that now that six months have passed.star-rice
I love them despite their sins.
Im half mad I didn't flip my nose ring to the green side.