WHAAAATTT THE FFFFUUUUCCCCCCK
"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. 😫
So apparently there WAS a funeral for the old man, arranged by the favorite son, my mom just didn't know about it! Dig this: he invited his adult kids and several specific family members who have always chosen to pretend the abuse never happened, and did NOT invite his siblings or their kids! I guess one of my cousins was upset she didn't get told bc she wanted to go, so now her mom (my aunt) is pissed.
My mom didn't want to go but how fucked up is it to have a secret funeral?
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.
looking for a sensitivity reader (paid!)
Currently looking for a sensitivity reader for a ~1,200 word short story. The issue at hand is a fantasy analogy based on a real-world trope that impacts Black communities, particularly Black women, in the US.
This would be a PAID GIG, so if you're interested, DM or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) me with your bio/rates/timeframes/etc. Also happy to answer further questions, as required.
(Retoots also appreciated!)
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.
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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