I am so damn tired. Of everything. I wake up in the morning & I can't wait till it's time to go back to sleep. Don't want to be conscious.
I have no idea what we're going to do. There is no gov't assistance for people like us. Except #foodstamps
which won't pay the rent & bills
It's been 2 1/2 weeks since my partner lost his job & we lost nearly all our income, and we still got zero prospects. Trying not to panic.
Earlier this year he bought a third business for his son who is even more incompetent. Survival of the fittest? I think not. #Capitalism
My partner's now-former employer isn't just abusive, exploitive & unethical; he's also incompetent. Yet he owns 2 companies b/c family has $
Crticism of #capitalism
as Darwinist promoting survival of the fittest bothers me. More like survival of the privileged, corrupt & unethical
Barely earning enough 2 survive no matter how hard we work, ppl who are #poor
lack economic agency to fulfill our potential
No, Stuart Varney, unfettered #capitalism
is no liberator for #poor
ppl. Just the opposite. It keeps us in bondage. #FOX #p2
NOT feeling thankful this year. Three of my dogs died, partner lost job, I got cut back to 3 nights/wk and we're nearly broke. #Thanksgiving
Once they know someone is desperate enough for the job to pay, they keep charging them for equipment repairs on a regular basis.
Perhaps my partner would still have a job if he'd been willing 2 pay his employer the $90 they tried to extort but it would never have ended
These are low-paying, no-benefit jobs & some are only part-time so with a 1.5 hr commute, gas costs will eat up a big chunk of what he earns
My partner applied for several jobs that are a 1.5 hr commute (each way) from here b/c there are no jobs available locally. So far nothing.
Got enough to cover the December rent and then we're going to be hurting badly. My three nights a week pay only for food & some gas costs.
We could run this company so much better than these thieving, abusive, exploitative sacks of shit but sadly we lack the startup capital.
Meanwhile the racist+sexist piece of shit who's a real fuckup & who tried 2 get her fired b/c she wouldn't date him just got made supervisor
There are no other jobs here and as a contract workler, she can't get #unemployment
benefits. So she has to put up with their abuse & theft.
Obviously she doesn't have the money so she'll have 2 work it off over time. She's basically an indentured servant & she's too scared 2 quit
They're doing this because they know she's desperate for the job. That's what happens when poor ppl don't qualify for unemployment benefits.
Just heard from one worker that they're making her pay $1000+ for repairs to their equipment although mechanic says damage isn't her fault.
Currently preparing to file complaint with California Dept. of Labor. Hopefully they will act. Someone has to stop these people.
This is a poor rural area & the regulatory agency is desperate to keep the fees from this company flowing. Lots of $$$ involved so no action
Filed complaint with local regulatory agency re. my partner's now-former employer's safety & labor law violations but they won't do anything
My partner was abandoned by both of his parents before he was a year old so he's used to having no one. Guess I have to get used to it too.
I know she has no money but she could at least be emotionally supportive. I guess it's all too much for her. It's too much for me too.
My mom has responded to my partner's job loss and our risk of becoming homeless by ignoring my emails. Nice. But typical. That's my family.
My partner still thinks after all the bad breaks, something good HAS 2 happen. I keep sayin "No, it doesn't." Don't work that way #NoJustice
When society keeps telling u that you're worthless, it's hard not to start believing it yourself after a while. #poverty #homeless #hopeless
Btw, the guy who got my partner's job is a racist & sexist fuckup whose license was suspended due to misconduct. #Meritocracy
I am scared & I am tired. So incredibly tired. Most of u have no idea how exhausting it is to exist on the edge with no #safetynet
What really gets me is that there are people who are so rich that the money that would be life-chnaging for us would be like a tip for them.
Thing is, we'd be great at running a small business. We'd be great at a lot of things. But without money we can't do any of them. #poverty
Now that we're no longer needed b/c there are too many workers, I guess we'll be joining the legions of homeless. Maybe then we can get help
Like most poor people, we worked our asses off & have NOTHING to show for it. We made just enough to keep our heads above the water. Barely.
Spent the last few days researching how to start our own business but even with a shoestring budget, we can't afford it.
I'm a nervous wreck. We've almost no money coming in & there are NO JOBS. Only gov't aid we can get is foodstamps & they won't pay the bills
Posts about raising the #minimumwage
to $15/hr bring out the total disdain many have for people whose jobs don't require a degree. #classism
Don't kno how I'm gonna go 2 work tonite smilin+laughin+pretending things r ok. Part of me wants 2 quit; can't survive on what I make anyway
They also endanger workers & the public with old, defective equipment. Sadly I don't expect the regulatory agency 2 do anything but will try
This company is practically forcing desperate workers to use speed in order to work 16-18 hr shifts. If u refuse, they threaten to fire you.
Monday we plan to file a complaint against my partner's (now former) employer for everything from labor law violations to unsafe equipment.
As of today, we have no income other than what little I make working 3 nights/wk. We don't qualify for #unemployment
. I'm scared
Who thought it was a good idea to force low income people to buy health insurance with a $5k deductible & 40% co-pays? #Obamacare #ACA #p2
The sad thing? She seemed 2 be totes ok with being a "bitch" in some lazy ass parasite's "stable" as long as "her man" loves her.#patriarchy
"But I thought pimps love their girls," she protests as the resident pimp disabuses her of this idea. #prostitution #sexwork
On the pimp site I linked earlier, a woman in the comments seemed quite upset 2 learn that pimps are LYING when claiming 2 care about a "ho"
How do I kno? 2 things: Pimp's threats caught on tape & fact that pimp man lives in mansion & drives a Rolls while the women are on welfare!
The women insist they & their pimps were a big happy family based on mutual love+respect. I'm sure they love their pimps but it's not mutual
Now, I know many libfems are VERY concerned that I'm denying these prostitutes' "agency." Who am I to say that they were being exploited?