Jul 3, 2011
commented on Slog Bible Study: 1 Timothy 2:12
This is the shit that was ultimately what i used as my reasoning for leaving the church that my parents forced me to attend as a teenager. My last time ever being at church, the pastor was giving a sermon about this topic of women needing to be the support to men and not the leaders, and he said "You know what, ladies? If your husband likes the color purple, you better wear that color when he gets home from work! If he likes a certain food, that's what you should be cooking!" and so on. I told my father that not only was I not religious anymore, but that I refused to go to any church that didn't believe in gender equality.
Jun 15, 2011
commented on The Bravest Woman in Seattle
Thank you for writing this article Eli, it was very well written. I can't imagine going through that and living to tell about it, she is a very brave woman.
May 29, 2011
commented on Dear Street Canvassers
Wowzers. Ugh, I was one of those people at one point... I had been out of work for two months, and was desperate for money (and young and stupid), so I applied to be a canvasser. It was the shittiest job ever. There are most definitely a number of annoying pricks in these groups, but I would say the majority of people canvassing hate bugging you, hate canvassing and are searching far and wide for employment somewhere else. Sometimes I would get so tired of trying to talk to people that I would just stand on the street corner for a half hour and fuck around on my phone.
All that being said, I never got a cut of any of the money I collected, though I was making $11 an hour, so I guess in a way maybe I was, since the donations are probably paying for the canvassers. I was, however, told that I would be fired if I couldn't raise $30 a day, which is actually really difficult since everyone in their right minds didn't want to talk to me.
May 27, 2011
commented on Eating the Cost
I, like many that have already posted, find it laughable that Dave Meinart is saying we would rather have health insurance than paid sick days. Speaking for probably most wait staff, I am not eligible for health benefits at the restaurant I work at, because I am not allowed to work full time (40 hours). Sure, I can work three 12 hour days in a row, or close/open/close on very few hours of sleep, but if I cross that 40 hour mark, I actually get written up. Hence, no health benefits. Also (and this is MOST restaurants I have worked in), unless you are projectile vomiting everywhere, you are expected to tough it out with your sicknesses at work. Even the managers come in with their sicknesses, which in truth really irritates me because I know that we will all start getting sick as well. On top of all that, managers sometimes have the attitude that you are not really sick when you try and call in with your fever.
I am all for paid sick days! It is the least my work can do for me after all I do for them.
Apr 30, 2011
commented on The Other Seattle
Ugh, it's a block away from my work. My coworker was excited because I guess the first 400 people or something get giftcards?