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We are forced to live in a system that steals from us daily, Kill snitch culture.

Important things to keep in mind!

- never take from ‘mom and pop’ type store. Its likely you’ll actually harm them, whereas taking from a walmart wont effect much.

- never take items that a worker is assigned to monitor (usually super expensive items), theyll be in trouble for it. and its usually a minimum wage worker and usually they lose hours or pay, or they even get fired.

- similar to the above, never take things that are usually locked up for the above reason

- if its a store you know gives their near-expiration products to workers/charity, try to avoid taking the near expiration products.

- if youre taking clothing, avoid leaving hangers. it sounds weird, but itll make it seem like it was more likely an error in the computer than a theft, since the empty hanger sitting there will seem suspicious. 

- also for clothing, try not to take more than one item at once, as it will look suspicious if theres 10 medium shirts missing, and it won’t be written off as just a stocking error. and it will lead to workers being penalized

- basically just always consider ‘will this harm a worker’ and if the answer is yes then dont do it

like i was homeless for a while when i was younger and i tried to follow those guidelines to avoid doing harm to people who were probably not much better off than me while trying to get food for myself.

NO NO NO NO NO.

this is WRONG and IGNORANT and there is no such thing as harmless stealing. You ALWAYS hurt the minimum wage employee and even the lower level members of management that are only making a few bucks more than the employees.

"….taking from a walmart wont effect much." I currently work for a walmart, and before that i worked for a target and this is the biggest lie in this post. the more theft that takes place in the store, the more our hours are cut and the more firings that take place. There are signs in our break rooms to encourage us to report theft for this reason. Stores will never hide the ways that theft hurts employees. For example, during last year’s holiday season there was an unusually high level of theft going on and we’d find empty packages and hangers everywhere. During that january they cut our hours to a grinding halt and some weeks i didn’t get over 15 hours because Walmart needed to cut back from the money it lost in the holiday season. 30 hours in 2 weeks wasn’t shit when i was trying to pay bills and make rent and keep myself afloat, and this is even with me making over the min wage. At Target, i wouldn’t do more than 5 hour shifts twice a week during all the thefts there.

Not only does that affect our earnings, it also takes a toll when they only schedule one person per department and have 3 cashiers on schedule. Walmart is especially notorious for this and will leave the employees to pick up the slack. Not only do we end up underpaid but also overworked.

Sure, major retailers have insurance policies in place to replace stolen or lost merchandise, so the store isn’t at much of a loss but the employees still face repercussions. This kind of bullshit is being circulated around tumblr as if stealing is a harmless and righteous action of protest but it’s not. so yeah FUCK YEAH i WILL report the asshole that is taking from the store, and i will get A.P. on your punk ass because it’s not right that we have to suffer for you to be edgy.

TLDR: you will ALWAYS affect the employees.

Oh, fuck this snitch-mentality bullshit. These stores don’t deserve our compassion. Not even “mom and pop” ones do because they’re just as brutal to their workers. I actively encourage stealing from your workplace because your workplace steals from you - it steals your time, life, and work.

I mean, the CEO gets his salary tripled and the workers get their wages cut and you blame shoplifters for that? Take what you need from those who have stolen your life. They deserve it and so do snitches.

This is some grade A bullshit right here. Walmart made $17 billion in profits last year and you honestly think that the reason they’re cutting back on hours and staff is because they’re loosing money from theft?

No, it is because they want to maximise their profits and that means reducing spending. If they can hire 3 people to do the job of 6 people then they save a lot of money on wages, which means more profit for the bosses. If they’re telling you that they’re cutting back because of losses then it is because it means they don’t have to straight up tell you: “We’re cutting your hours and hiring less staff because we want to make more money by working you harder”

You’re basically shifting the blame away from Walmart onto shoplifters. You’re saying that because people steal from Walmart they have to pay minimum wages, reduce hours and hire less people. Despite the fact that they make tens of billions in profit every year. As if everybody stopped stealing from them they’d suddenly pay a living wage and give everyone airtight 30 hour contracts.

You have more in common with the person shoplifting from your store than you do with your boss. You are both in the same predicament and no amount of snitching is going to improve your working conditions. If you want a better wage and more hours then you need to fight for it. That means working together with you colleagues to pressure your boss for more. They steal hours from your life and pay you a pittance, don’t you think you’re entitled to a little more?

All the idiots saying that shoplifting is ‘fighting’ the system should go fuck themselves. I work in a bookstore you fucking assholes. If a book gets stolen I have to pay for it. Not the ‘huge corporation’ (trololololo) I work for. Fuck you, stealing is bad and it hurts other people. You’re not talking here about stealing a bread Jean Valjean style, you’re talking about stealing anything just because you see something you want. Expensive items you don’t even probably need. Like seriously I can’t even begin to understand this fucking generation of self-entitled brats who think being a fucking thug means you’re a freedom fighter.

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While a lot of corporations aren’t managed as efficiently as they should be, I don’t tolerate shop lifters that do it to “get back at the system. “ 

Yeah, this is bullshit.

That “evil corporation” that hired me and gave me a job?

That shit is the only god damn source of income I have. 

Am I sometimes upset with the minimum wage? Yes.

Do I still love the fact that I have a job that I can say I enjoy for the most part? Fuck yes, I have a source of income.

So when people steal from my store, they are stealing from ME.

When our Shrink numbers  (idk if other stores use this term but it essentially means how much money/inventory we lost due to shoplifting, be it internal or external) are shit, our hours are shit.

So when people encourage shit like this, it encourages them to steal from the workers.

I understand the economy is terrible and difficult but god dammit I will not stand for people encouraging something as wrong as stealing.

Whether you think you’re stealing from the corporation, or know you’re stealing hours/income from the worker, you are stealing. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

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Anonymous asked: white pppl normally have prettier faces than black

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nahhhh they just built built a global power structure of white supremacy and a pillar of which is the glorification of eurocentric beauty standards that is impossible for most people of color to live up to so our beauty is often and fetishized or exoticized and only really praised when it adorns white faces (see lip injections ass injections tans ect ect) and then theres the thing about white people ageing like bananas but im not trying to be petty so bloop try again 

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My cousins the best at snapchat and you can’t convince me otherwise

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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.

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I think Chris Hardwick has finally settled the GIF pronunciation debate once and for all.

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Anonymous asked: why is gentrification a bad thing?

kenobi-wan-obi:

Why is it not a bad thing when an area that was previously largely ignored (or outright oppressed) by the city/state, with poc communities left to fend for themselves improves only when a bunch of white people come in and take shit over? Fucked up schools, parks, roads, public safety, unchecked buldings all that changes once white people set foot on it. Prices on everything goes up (but it’s all good they can afford it and even have better chances of getting hired in the area than the ppl who live in it cause white = success), the poor poc who were being neglected are pushed out so white folks can move in and “give value” to the area now that those disenfranchised broke asses got kicked out.

Sure if you’re white you don’t give a fuck since you’re the one kicking out the original inhabitants, yall got a place to cozy up in. The place the poor folks kept warm.

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Olivia, my eldest daughter, caught measles when she was seven years old. As the illness took its usual course I can remember reading to her often in bed and not feeling particularly alarmed about it. Then one morning, when she was well on the road to recovery, I was sitting on her bed showing her how to fashion little animals out of coloured pipe-cleaners, and when it came to her turn to make one herself, I noticed that her fingers and her mind were not working together and she couldn’t do anything.

“Are you feeling all right?” I asked her.

“I feel all sleepy, ” she said.

In an hour, she was unconscious. In twelve hours she was dead.

The measles had turned into a terrible thing called measles encephalitis and there was nothing the doctors could do to save her.

That was twenty-four years ago in 1962, but even now, if a child with measles happens to develop the same deadly reaction from measles as Olivia did, there would still be nothing the doctors could do to help her.

On the other hand, there is today something that parents can do to make sure that this sort of tragedy does not happen to a child of theirs. They can insist that their child is immunised against measles. I was unable to do that for Olivia in 1962 because in those days a reliable measles vaccine had not been discovered. Today a good and safe vaccine is available to every family and all you have to do is to ask your doctor to administer it.

It is not yet generally accepted that measles can be a dangerous illness.

Believe me, it is. In my opinion parents who now refuse to have their children immunised are putting the lives of those children at risk.

In America, where measles immunisation is compulsory, measles like smallpox, has been virtually wiped out.

Here in Britain, because so many parents refuse, either out of obstinacy or ignorance or fear, to allow their children to be immunised, we still have a hundred thousand cases of measles every year.

Out of those, more than 10,000 will suffer side effects of one kind or another.

At least 10,000 will develop ear or chest infections.

About 20 will die.

LET THAT SINK IN.

Every year around 20 children will die in Britain from measles.

So what about the risks that your children will run from being immunised?

They are almost non-existent. Listen to this. In a district of around 300,000 people, there will be only one child every 250 years who will develop serious side effects from measles immunisation! That is about a million to one chance. I should think there would be more chance of your child choking to death on a chocolate bar than of becoming seriously ill from a measles immunisation.

So what on earth are you worrying about?

It really is almost a crime to allow your child to go unimmunised.

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Roald Dahl, 1986

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TEAM VACCINE

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NINETEEN EIGHTY SIX.

roald dahl was calling out the anti-vaccination movement as self indulgent bullshit //thirty god damn years ago//.

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Over 1,000 preventable deaths and 128,000 preventable illnesses since 2007 and counting

And this is only in recent history. I can’t imagine the numbers if we had data all the way back to 1986.

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