urbansamurai007:

falcon-fox-and-coyote:

nekobrittany:

thedanaaddams:

keilian:

thedanaaddams:

whereisthebepis:



Hahahaha, it’s funny because she won’t get the job, since she is overqualified, and young part-time workers are cheaper.
Anyone who thinks our generation are lazy, unambitious layabouts… need to fucking lay down and die.The harsh reality is that we are over-ambitious. We are told we can’t get anywhere without a good college degree, so we study hard, and learn all we can, and walk away with a piece of paper and skills to back it up… then we fight to break into a workforce that is already filled.Every year more people graduate college, and the competition keeps mounting. There are a finite number of jobs, and the big-business fat-cats are cutting every corner they can to get away with NOT hiring new people, in order to maximise profits for themselves.
Then there’s the other problem of people having to work MULTIPLE jobs to support their families. Because they’re not paid enough to live on just one, they need to work three jobs to make ends meet - and that means two more jobs are filled by one person.I’m not saying it’s “greedy” to work multiple jobs - I’m saying it’s disgusting that people are paid so little in them that they need to.
How are we supposed to get jobs when the job market is so limited - there’s not even enough work for everyone to have ONE job, much less two or three.And the people who maintain the unemployment system have no idea how bad it really is - because they’ve had their jobs for twenty fucking years or more.
The only big company I know of that hired a graduate from my college did so because he invented a system that would cut their work down by almost 50%. That is what you need to do to get a job around here.
I have applied for every job I am qualified for.I have applied for jobs I am almost qualified for.I have applied for entry-level retail and fast-food jobs.I have gotten nowhere.
And now I have the added bonus of being unable to work much at all due to my health issues. The irony of this is that I will be better off on disability - I will have the freedom to stop searching for dead-end temporary jobs, and be able to take the time to work on my own games and such. Albeit slow and in small bursts.

Exactly. Also, employers want relevant experience, even for entry level jobs. Most job postings for waitressing require 2 years minimum of waitressing experience. I’m not even talking about fancy restaurants, I mean bussing tables in a pizza bar.
The problem of breaking into the job market at all is something seriously fucked up. No-one wants to hire an 18 year old when they can hire a 14 year old for the bare minimum. No-one will hire a 21 year old who is legally required to be paid a full adult wage if they can get anyone younger.
Getting into university was so important that I couldn’t even consider paid employment until finishing year 12. When I started applying for entry level fast food jobs at age 17? Rejection after rejection. If I got any feedback at all it was “Sorry, you don’t have any relevant experience” or ”We can’t know you’ll be able to cope with the work, since you’ve never worked before.”

AH, yes! How did I ever forget to mention the “experience barrier” - everyone trying to break into a job has to contend with this.
They want to take on someone with lots of experience - 2 years, 4 years, sometimes 6 or more.I see things like “4 years, and you must have worked on at least Multi-Million Dollar Film, or AAA Game.”
Now how on earth am I going to do that if I can’t even get my foot in the door at fucking McDonalds?
And you know why they can put “2 years minimum experience” on their ads? Because there are plenty of people out there looking for those jobs with 2, 4, 8 years of experience in that role who need a job desperately.
If you want to work, you basically have to know someone in the company. If your parents run the joint, you can get in there, and get that experience. My sister has no trouble finding work now, because she has a couple years of experience - she got her first job through a combination of lying, and making very good friends with a number of people who worked there, by going to parties.She barely made it through tenth grade.I graduated 12th grade and college.
She has a job.I don’t.
The system is broken, and only maintains a broken status quo. It puts barriers up to the outsiders, and puts minimal value on the insiders.Humans are expendable assets - if they fire you, there’s a queue of people waiting to do your job.
Then there are places that exploit internships.
Some companies bring students in to work for a month for free - the old “pay you in experience” trick. Problem is, they’re not giving you the level of experience you need to secure a job, and there are dozens more students and graduates who want to get those unpaid internships, So they can just keep getting work from desperate students and grads for free.
It’s like all those artists who get asked to do something “for the exposure” - the exposure is an empty promise, and they really just want you to work for free.
The big CEOs want to keep their billion-dollar bank accounts floating. And they don’t care who has to suffer and die for that to happen.
If you wonder why so many young people are trying to make a name for themselves on the internet - “social media stars” and whatnot - it’s because it’s about the only chance we have to do something and be noticed.We now have platforms where we can put ourselves out there, and try to make money based on our talents.
Is it a long-shot?Absolutely.
But it’s about the only chance we have.

This right here explains every thing read closely children cause it’s important

Even more relevant now that I lost my job. *sigh* 

It also doesn’t help that 90% if college students in the us will graduate with massive amounts of debt the even most entry level jobs won’t pay enough to survive the staggering debt.

Speaking from experience, 700+ applications over the course of 2 years, 50+ interviews, and the only one that pulled through was an unpaid PR internship. Last March. Otherwise it’s been temping and assorted odd jobs. Very morale boosting.

urbansamurai007:

falcon-fox-and-coyote:

nekobrittany:

thedanaaddams:

keilian:

thedanaaddams:

whereisthebepis:

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Hahahaha, it’s funny because she won’t get the job, since she is overqualified, and young part-time workers are cheaper.

Anyone who thinks our generation are lazy, unambitious layabouts… need to fucking lay down and die.
The harsh reality is that we are over-ambitious. We are told we can’t get anywhere without a good college degree, so we study hard, and learn all we can, and walk away with a piece of paper and skills to back it up… then we fight to break into a workforce that is already filled.
Every year more people graduate college, and the competition keeps mounting. There are a finite number of jobs, and the big-business fat-cats are cutting every corner they can to get away with NOT hiring new people, in order to maximise profits for themselves.

Then there’s the other problem of people having to work MULTIPLE jobs to support their families. Because they’re not paid enough to live on just one, they need to work three jobs to make ends meet - and that means two more jobs are filled by one person.
I’m not saying it’s “greedy” to work multiple jobs - I’m saying it’s disgusting that people are paid so little in them that they need to.

How are we supposed to get jobs when the job market is so limited - there’s not even enough work for everyone to have ONE job, much less two or three.
And the people who maintain the unemployment system have no idea how bad it really is - because they’ve had their jobs for twenty fucking years or more.

The only big company I know of that hired a graduate from my college did so because he invented a system that would cut their work down by almost 50%. That is what you need to do to get a job around here.

I have applied for every job I am qualified for.
I have applied for jobs I am almost qualified for.
I have applied for entry-level retail and fast-food jobs.
I have gotten nowhere.

And now I have the added bonus of being unable to work much at all due to my health issues. The irony of this is that I will be better off on disability - I will have the freedom to stop searching for dead-end temporary jobs, and be able to take the time to work on my own games and such. Albeit slow and in small bursts.

Exactly.
Also, employers want relevant experience, even for entry level jobs. Most job postings for waitressing require 2 years minimum of waitressing experience. I’m not even talking about fancy restaurants, I mean bussing tables in a pizza bar.

The problem of breaking into the job market at all is something seriously fucked up. No-one wants to hire an 18 year old when they can hire a 14 year old for the bare minimum. No-one will hire a 21 year old who is legally required to be paid a full adult wage if they can get anyone younger.

Getting into university was so important that I couldn’t even consider paid employment until finishing year 12. When I started applying for entry level fast food jobs at age 17? Rejection after rejection. If I got any feedback at all it was “Sorry, you don’t have any relevant experience” or ”We can’t know you’ll be able to cope with the work, since you’ve never worked before.”

AH, yes! How did I ever forget to mention the “experience barrier” - everyone trying to break into a job has to contend with this.

They want to take on someone with lots of experience - 2 years, 4 years, sometimes 6 or more.
I see things like “4 years, and you must have worked on at least Multi-Million Dollar Film, or AAA Game.”

Now how on earth am I going to do that if I can’t even get my foot in the door at fucking McDonalds?

And you know why they can put “2 years minimum experience” on their ads? Because there are plenty of people out there looking for those jobs with 2, 4, 8 years of experience in that role who need a job desperately.

If you want to work, you basically have to know someone in the company. If your parents run the joint, you can get in there, and get that experience. My sister has no trouble finding work now, because she has a couple years of experience - she got her first job through a combination of lying, and making very good friends with a number of people who worked there, by going to parties.
She barely made it through tenth grade.
I graduated 12th grade and college.

She has a job.
I don’t.

The system is broken, and only maintains a broken status quo. It puts barriers up to the outsiders, and puts minimal value on the insiders.
Humans are expendable assets - if they fire you, there’s a queue of people waiting to do your job.

Then there are places that exploit internships.

Some companies bring students in to work for a month for free - the old “pay you in experience” trick. Problem is, they’re not giving you the level of experience you need to secure a job, and there are dozens more students and graduates who want to get those unpaid internships, So they can just keep getting work from desperate students and grads for free.

It’s like all those artists who get asked to do something “for the exposure” - the exposure is an empty promise, and they really just want you to work for free.

The big CEOs want to keep their billion-dollar bank accounts floating. And they don’t care who has to suffer and die for that to happen.

If you wonder why so many young people are trying to make a name for themselves on the internet - “social media stars” and whatnot - it’s because it’s about the only chance we have to do something and be noticed.
We now have platforms where we can put ourselves out there, and try to make money based on our talents.

Is it a long-shot?
Absolutely.

But it’s about the only chance we have.

This right here explains every thing read closely children cause it’s important

Even more relevant now that I lost my job. *sigh* 

It also doesn’t help that 90% if college students in the us will graduate with massive amounts of debt the even most entry level jobs won’t pay enough to survive the staggering debt.

Speaking from experience, 700+ applications over the course of 2 years, 50+ interviews, and the only one that pulled through was an unpaid PR internship. Last March. Otherwise it’s been temping and assorted odd jobs. Very morale boosting.

(Source: cartoonpolitics, via somethingunpredictable)

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My parents were on a trip to France with another couple and they got back a little earlier this evening. Throughout their recounting of the trip, two things stood out most to me.

1) My dad was keeping kosher for Passover towards the beginning of the trip (as Passover was ending a few days into the trip), but he slipped up during that time with a crepe.

2) The couple they were on the trip with went to McDonald’s one night … and I was curious about the menu.

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Yeah … I watch too many movies.

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cross out the things you’ve done


Graduated high school. Kissed someone. Collected something really stupid. Smoked a cigarette. Got so drunk you passed out. Rode every ride at an amusement park. Gone to a rock concert. Helped someone. Gone fishing. Watched four movies in one night. Gone long periods of time without sleep. Lied to someone. Snorted cocaine. Failed a class. Smoked weed. Dealt drugs. Been in a car accident. Been in a tornado. Been to a funeral. Burned yourself (not on purpose). Ran a marathon. Cried yourself to sleep. Spent over $200 in one day. Flown on a plane. Cheated on someone. Been cheated on. Written a 10 page letter. Gone skiing. Been sailing. Have a best friend. Lost someone you loved. Shoplifted something. Been to jail. Dangerously close to being in jail. Skipped school. Had detention. Got in trouble for something you didn’t do. Stolen books from the library. Gone to a different country. Dropped out of school. Watched the “Harry Potter” movies. Had an online diary. Had a yard sale. Had a lemonade stand. Actually made money at the lemonade stand. Been in a school play. Been fired from a job. Swam with dolphins. Taken a lie detector test. Voted for someone on a reality TV show. Written poetry. Read more than 20 books a year. Gone to Europe Loved someone you shouldn’t have. Used a coloring book over age 12. Had surgery. Had stitches. Taken a taxi. Seen the Washington Monument. Had more than 5 IM’s/online conversations going at once. Overdosed. Been in a fist fight. Gone surfing in California. Had a hamster/guinea pig. Pet a wild animal. Used a credit card. Did “spirit day” at school. Dyed your hair. Got a tattoo. Got straight A’s. Been on the Honor Roll. Know someone with HIV or AIDS. Made-out with someone. Played on a sports team. Snuck out of the house.  Swore at a teacher.  Gone laser tagging. Had a romantic relationship. Been on the TV. French braided. Skinny-dipped. Driven a car. Performed in front of an audience. Gone bungee-jumping. Been to Mexico. Crashed a car. Sky dived. Been kissed in the rain. Made an 11:11 wish. Drank alcohol. Forwarded a chain letter. Made a mistake.

(Source: larryishellacute, via feuillesdepapier)

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2013 in Review

The year’s at an end, and I’ve got my completed Lists, as per usual. If you’ve been following along each month (or thereabouts) here, you’ve been keeping up. If not, well, here’s my 2013 in Media:

  • Read 115 books. A new personal best. Most were graphic novels/trades, though, but that doesn’t matter to me.
  • Watched 53 movies. Less than half of last year’s record-setting number, but that’s fine by me.
  • Binged on 22 TV series/shows (serially, marathoned, etc.). Still have 11 in progress, but some have been on hold for a good while and others are on winter hiatus.

Also in 2013, my social media habits (blogging, vlogging, etc.) were in flux because of a mix of self-doubt and indecision with my direction, but I’m looking to improve upon both in 2014. I also baked, saw plenty of old and new friends, and continued to have middling success with job things (well, an unpaid internship, the camp job again, and a nearly-over temp gig, among other things), but here’s to something big (maybe? hopefully?) pulling through in 2014 (mostly so I don’t have to go back to school for a degree I don’t feel that I need).

See everyone in 2014, and Allons-y!

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I had a pretty good day, despite a little morning traffic and my library detour in the way into my temp job. I had some time to spare, so I made a little headway on my theanglerfishmagazine recaps (Sleepy Hollow, Almost Human, and Agents of SHIELD) before going out for pizza with the other temp. It was a very interesting lunch. And then in the afternoon, I finished up a little early and came home to find my mom listening to a Warren Zevon Pandora station before transitioning to some Christmas-y tunes (starting with “Snoopy’s Christmas”). I made a suggestion or two … and then prompted her to listen to the Night Vale pilot, which she’s doing now … and I think she’s enjoying it (and that’s just based on her laughter about the dog park). Now it’s back to a little recap work before dinner and karate.

So how was your day, Tumblr?

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Hello, Tumblr folk. I’ve been busy as of late with this full-time temp job (but I’ve been listening to and catching up on some rather good podcasts (The Nerdist, The Alton Browncast, The Nerdist Writers’ Panel, Talkin’ Toons with Rob Paulsen) and plenty of NPR while looking over countless enrollment forms and endless spreadsheets) … and GMAT prep/review … and an MBA info session or two … and I’m behind on a few TV recaps for theanglerfishmagazine, but hells bells, I’m all ready for “The Day of The Doctor” and An Evening With Neil and Amanda tomorrow afternoon and evening, respectively (even if I kind of just sprung the latter two events on my mom)!

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iamtonysexual:

micthemicrophone:

dr3amingofdisn3y:

oswald-ears:

duckavenger:

“I don’t like Donald because I can’t understand him.”

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“Why do you even like Donald? All he ever does is get angry.”

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“He’s so mean all the time!”

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OMG

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HOW

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PEOPLE

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DONALD

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DUCK

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Because the little shitlord never heals you when you actually need him to.

and he dies approximately twelve times during every boss fight

I feel like I identify with Donald the most out of the core Disney characters. He takes pleasure in the little things (picnics, cooking, etc.), and when he gets flustered, it’s amusing. Well, those reasons and I can do a decent impression.

(via nomercles)

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You can learn a lot about someone just by looking at paperwork. You can see if people didn’t fully follow directions, sign on the right line, if managers can/like to sort things alphabetically, etc. And you can also learn what kind of person you are. I like order. I’m anal about order. “Those forms aren’t alphabetized? *takes list and forms, and alphabetizes forms according to list*” If forms are already alphabetized, it’s like heaven, going through and checking things off … otherwise, it’s like a mini-hell, sorting said forms and checking them off one by one.

And, yes, if you were wondering what I’ve been up to this week, it’s called temping while my nonprofit video work slowly gets back up to speed. Oh, you didn’t know I was doing those two things? Well, after the PR internship (March through June) didn’t pan out and I had little going after the 5th summer on the town day camp shift, I managed to land this video work for a nonprofit (Thank you, networking and talking about books with a commuting buddy … who happens to be the exec director of said nonprofit), which slightly stalled a little (things on their end), but things are picking up in the next week or two … and I just started temping in the meantime.

Anyway, that’s a life update for ya!

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It’s my half-birthday tomorrow, and I don’t know how to celebrate. Probably won’t, though. Any suggestions?

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