"Our analysis of more than two hundred samples of pay data provided by DoorDash workers across the country finds that DoorDash pays the average worker an astonishingly low $1.45/hour, after accounting for the costs of mileage and additional payroll taxes borne by independent contractors. Nearly a third of jobs actually pay less than $0 after accounting for these basic expenses."

Try to avoid ever injuring yourself in any way, fuck. I sprained my ankle badly almost four years ago and ended up developing tendonitis. About six months after that fall, I fell and landed directly on my knee (same leg!). Nothing broken in either case. But now they both fuckin hurt whenever the temp drops below freezing. 😫

Family drama 

Me: Everyone seems to be fine with their extended family, mostly, is there something wrong with me? Why do I not make an effort with these people?

My Mom: Talks about how my godparents insisted on watching the news and shit-talking liberals etc. during their visit, even though they are guests in her home and know she is adamantly anti-Trump and doesn't like to discuss politics.

Me: Oh yeah, now I remember.

I like research and writing a lot, but there comes a point about 5 or 6 hours in where my brain is melting and I keep getting thrown into these wild tangential research canals such that it's totally unproductive to keep going.

Thank god I got that extension or I'd be working 12 hours today and tomorrow. I spent the whole day researching and I'm only just now getting to the point where I'm ready to write. 😋 From experience that'll probably be another 3-4 hours, and then of course will be edits.

Why would you put someone on probation for 3 years when the maximum penalty for the crime is 60 days? Just...why?

Brady v. Maryland is only 9 pages long. I don't think I fully realized that before. It's amazing when you consider the massive importance of the case to the criminal justice system and defendants' due process rights.

Strongly considering putting up a sign on my door that just says FUCK OFF. I've had the door shut bc I'm trying to write and I've still been interrupted like 3 times an hour. I may stab the next person who does it in the face.

On the plus side I just found out a deadline I thought was today isn't for another 6 weeks, so I don't have to lose my shit about not being able to focus today.

I really could just post this every day, I feel like this is the entirety of my career at this point, such as it is.

looking for a sensitivity reader (paid!) 

Relatedly, under federal law private employers generally cannot make you take a polygraph during hiring or the course of employment (there are exceptions for security and pharmaceutical firms)- it's called the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. Many states have similar laws; some bar state and local agencies from using polygraphs also.

Note the feds are not forbidden to use them, and if you apply for a job requiring a security clearance you WILL have to take one.

Incidentally, if the police or a criminal investigator ever ask you to take a polygraph, SAY NO. Polygraphs are not admissible as evidence in any court anywhere in the United States (can't speak to the whole world, consult your local references) because they are fake science and have no value as evidence. The SOLE reason you'd be asked to take one by investigators is if they want to use it as a psychological tool to pressure you into an admission or confession.

Hot take: Facial recognition is the new polygraph testing.

That is, it's a shitty technology that doesn't work, which will be heavily promoted by con men and enthusiastically adopted by police for decades to come.

I'm so disappointed, after like hours of searching I finally found a white(ish) ring I liked for a reasonable price, which the seller would custom engrave a design on the outside of, and only then did I measure my finger and realize how fucking fat it was. I need like a size 16 ring and the sizing on that one doesn't go that high.

😣 😠

I don't even have big hands! Just fat fingers.

*after writing a lengthy response to a needy property damage victim's latest screed with excruciating tact and politeness* Well there's half an hour I'll never get back.

(Like, sometimes I wish I billed hours like a private attorney so I could definitively record compensation for these kind of things, and then I remember all the hours I wouldn't be able to bill at all because I spent them reading political blogs.)

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