Why we deserve Universal Basic Income, toot 5, a necessary break from tooting Show more
Right now I need to take a break to do some of those jobs, but I promise to get back to this thread as soon as possible.
Why we deserve Universal Basic Income, toot 4 Show more
I'm also an admittedly slovenly maid, a pretty good cook, if I do say so myself, and the household's tech support, all unpaid.
The most important part of my unpaid labor is of course as an elder caregiver to my mother, and I'm learning a lot from this job.
Like she remembers early automated restaurants. She says you could see the kitchen staff putting the food in the little windows, but everyone pretended it was all automatic.
Why we deserve Universal Basic Income, toot 3 Show more
Those penalties pale in comparison to the consequences of my regular stint as a volunteer part-time gas station attendant. Not only do I absorb small amounts of toxins, but a lapse in attention could cause a toxic spill or even a fire.
Those aren't my only unpaid part-time gigs. I'm also a billing assistant, medical insurance clerk, patient advocate, purchasing agent, research assistant, and occasional travel agent.
But, wait! there's more!
Why we deserve Universal Basic Income, toot 2 Show more
maybe the time I spend weekly as a volunteer checkout clerk wouldn't amount to much. But that's not my only part-time unpaid job.
As an American taxpayer, it falls to me to be figure out how much to pay the State and Federal governments, with significant legal and financial penalties if I make a mistake.
Of course there are significant penalties if I make a mistake as a checkout clerk, too. A keystroke error could make a shoplifter of me.
Why we deserve Universal Basic Income Show more
I deserve UBI, and so do you. This occurred to me the other day while searching for the 4-digit code for the pineapple I was purchasing from my local grocery store.
Q: When did I become a checkout clerk?
A: Shortly after the job became automated.
A robot didn't steal the checkout clerk's job - not really. The robot distributes the checkout clerk's duties to the grocery store's customers. To you and me.
If that were my only unpaid part-time job, (1/n)
Pet - good news Show more
My puddy has good appetite again
Anti-Vaxxers Up the Ante... Animal Abuse Show more
Please kill me now... HOW THE FUCK IS THIS A THING...
vanity Show more
really wanted to wear my hair in some kind of special way when going to the home inspection today.
settling for a shower and a twisted rope braid instead.
@Iuckyduck sorry I thought I was unsubing from an old account of yours and I did it wrong
The hen had few desires; to grow fat on grubs and grains, to keep eggs warm and to soar through the clouds.
She excelled at the first two, but her flying efforts, though determined, were limited. Still,she managed to reach many of the highest treetops and rocky outcrops, further than the rest of the flock.
During her highest flight, she found a cliffside cave with a nest cradling two cooling eggs. Without hesitation she began to brood.
Sex parts Show more
Ah spring, when plants wag their sex parts, I mean, flowers around, as birds scream loudly about mating, I mean, sing prettily.
I'm the worst (t=3) Show more
Broke down the problem into different parts, one of which they could route to a different person.
Which was great, because then the second person solved part of the problem, and routed to a third person, who solved the rest.
If only there were a way of not becoming my mom while I was trying to help her. I hate me sometimes
I'm the worst (t=2) Show more
and cut myself off before I finished saying 'young lady' the phrase I used to hate more than almost any other insult.
Tried to apologize while absolutely insisting that mom's problem isn't fully addressed. Said that the confusion was my fault, and that I should have explain more clearly. That they did help but we needed more help.
And remembered the shittiest part of their job was that corps made rules against phone calls long enough to actually answer complex questions.
I'm the worst (t=1) Show more
So there I am, on the phone, calling on behalf of my elderly mom, being a jerk because the person on the other end of the phone, representing the corporation and doubtless being paid crappily low wages, is trying to brush me off by not answering our question, substituting in a question anyone could have answered, and quickly moving to the closing part of their script.
And like the old I am, I said Oh, no you don't, don't cut me off, do _not_ end this call, y....
trying to figure it all out Show more
hmm, maybe if I used some of my training in math...🙄
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