The Importance of Time Thievery
Let's break down how much you can expropriate via time thievery using my own metrics for you:
-I make $12.40 an hour
-9 hour days with 1 hour unpaid lunch that you clock in/out for
- I get two paid 15 minute breaks that require nothing more than alerting a coworker (if that)
-Im allowed to clock in 9 minutes early and 9 minutes late without consequence (if I get to work of course)
With that out of the way, we can begin (continued)
I made an alt account for gender/sexuality/lewd things on @adriana. Haven't made a new account in ages, so might take me a bit to acclimate.
I get to the break room halfway through my lunch and two male coworkers are on their "15" minute break (they were already there for 20 minutes).
It was odd because I was able to shit talk with them like "one of the guys". It was sorta nice as it wasn't entirely wreathed in toxic masculinity... Until I got "he'd" which ruined it but hey, he is literally buzzed so I can shrug it off sometimes.
30 minutes later our boss comes back and goes "oh there you are.hey when you're done can you do xyz- some stuff ran late"
We proceeded to die laughing as we knew it was going to run late since we were fucking around. But hey, my boss could've easily done it he just didn't care. That was a nice big laugh. Get fucked management
Asset Protection scaring the shit out of me
So I know who AP is at my store, but he doesn't talk to anyone besides head managers, so we've never spoken a word but I've given a knowing nod. (I'm not really supposed to know who he is, but holy shit the dude is here every day and carries himself like a cop- how can you not know)
Anyway, randomly while I'm out on the floor he comes up to me and goes "can you follow me?"
In my head I'm like: "oh God oh fuck I'm getting fired, guess it was a good run."
Anyway I follow the bloke to the exit where he stops a gal- my manager is off to the side a bit and is watching- AP tells her something, she stole yadda yadda.
Then they leave for a separate area, and I'm walking back to my job???
It took a minute to click, but AP wanted a woman there since he was stopping a woman.
Anyway, I feel bad for the woman and hope she made it out okay. Also I should probably be a bit less reckless at work so I don't stress out if that happens again.
trans day of rememberance
Remember me when I'm gone. But, to paraphrase Frederick Douglas, remember me with your legs and your fists.
I want to be both remembered and have revenge for what the putrid fucks of this world have done to us- every single one just has fragile bones to protect what's beating in their chest.
Get ready for stream of conscious political thoughts.
The main thing though is that: in the US, major changes will likely only come through long strike waves. And to have long-lasting strikes you need to provide for people.
To get to a point where a significant plurality of people can strike, we have to have a lot more groundwork and community building.
You need to be able to provide for large numbers of people essentially quitting work. That's a lot of mouths to feed and people to house.
Unions help with this too, but again we need that sustainable and well-developed community work.
Protests are good, but what comes after to make sure XYZ can't happen again is a necessity.
(Masking here is referring to hiding my autism)
I began masking a lot as I started to be more social in person... It's hit its peak since starting to work at Walmart. TBH i can hardly tell who I am as an autist anymore. It's very invalidating...
It's also causing long lasting damage where my memory is fucked, I'm not in tune with my emotions like I once was, and I dissociate the vast majority of days.
I'm scared that I might not be able to stop
@Adriana Hell, one of the key programs introduced in the anarchist free territory in Ukraine were school breakfast clubs, and this was years before the CCP had even been founded.
"If you build it they will come" is a tried and true philosophy, clearly.
@Adriana The Landless Workers Movement in Brasil, Abahlali baseMjondolo in South Africa, Sarvodaya Shramadan in Sri Lanka, Food Not Bombs and squatters movements all over the world understand this too.
Cooperation Jackson and the Black Socialists of America call this the construction of a "social and solidarity economy"
Sarvodaya did a survey on basic needs and villagers sorted them into this list (from most important to least important):
1. Clean environment
4. Nutritious food
6. Health care
The movement tackles social issues by meeting these needs in this order.
@Adriana I keep thinking about how a truly bottom-up approach to radical politics should try to fill peoples needs from the bottom-up. First we feed and house people, then all else follows.
As much as people begrudge Mao, he knew that, if you provide for people, they will come to you. That's how the Black Panthers did it.
Feed the people, shelter them, then you're worth talking to to them. You're a pillar of the community and not an outsider as we are perceived.
Trans gal (she/her/prole).
Pictures posted are always (boost +)
Ecology and some sort of weird breed of nihilism and obstinate action.
Wistful nihilist eco kink girl.
Bella Ciao enthusiast.
*Sigh* I'm 20
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.