We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work.
I found the loneliest cyclist in Minneapolis.
For people who talk on speaker phone in the library.
Just now I was reading a book at the end of 60ft of otherwise empty bench and someone pulls up right next to me to make a phonecall.
Our parting conversation, as I moved to quieter lands, went something like this, “That is rude. Making a phone call like that.”
Caller- “Well there’s plenty of space you know”
Me “which just proves you’re an asshole.” Exit stage right.
If these are the community standards I don’t want to be a part of this community.
Trying to downsize some things and we have way too many Magic cards. We might have more than we can reasonably sell.
How do you get these pieces of paper traded into the pieces of paper(cloth technically) that everyone else uses for money?
- upset stomach and vomiting
- muscle aches
- chronic fatigue
- hormonal problems
- irregular menstrual cycles
- lowered immune system
- shortness of breath
- heart palpitations
it is a lot more than just “feeling anxious “
Well no wonder I’ve never had a period!
My tumblr feed is full of people outraged that a coercive rape was changed into a violent rape for TV because the first wasn’t ‘real rape’ but instead an act of love.
gross people. Gross.
If you are 35 or younger - and quite often, older - the advice of the old economy does not apply to you. You live in the post-employment economy, where corporations have decided not to pay people. Profits are still high. The money is still there. But not for you. You will work without a raise, benefits, or job security. Survival is now a laudable aspiration.
Quoted from Sarah Kendzior’s “Surviving the Post-Employment Economy"
“In the United States, nine percent of computer science majors are unemployed, and 14.7 percent of those who hold degrees in information systems have no job. Graduates with degrees in STEM - science, technology, engineering and medicine - are facing record joblessness, with unemployment at more than twice pre-recession levels. The job market for law degree holders continues to erode, with only 55 percent of 2011 law graduates in full-time jobs. Even in the military, that behemoth of the national budget, positions are being eliminated or becoming contingent due to the sequester.
It is not skills or majors that are being devalued. It is people.”
Her work is frank, speaking of a reality I hope that will never be mine. At the same time, it gives me a strange comfort to know that I am not alone.
I will always reblog this quote. Hits way too close to home for me.
The most salient part of this, to me, is the underscoring of the fact that there is no “right” college major where you’re guaranteed a job forever. Conservatives love to pretend college graduates working minimum-wage or freelance jobs just didn’t “pick the right major” - those foolish fools studied the arts or literature or something else frivolous, so they deserve crushing debt and no job security! No. There is no magical college major that will let you sidestep the jobless recovery.