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BLOB_CASTLE

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Chances are, we'll get along.

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BLOB_CASTLE  ·  95 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Burning Man 2022 Roll Call

Wooah a solid nice long vacation, very nice. Where's the black hole? I've heard of friends who go to hot springs in Oregon after the burn.

Sort of, same camp, moved a little bit to 6:30 & C.

Where will you be staying?

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  95 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Burning Man 2022 Roll Call

Have you heard of/considered Love Burn in Florida? I'm intrigued to go this February

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  95 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Burning Man 2022 Roll Call

Yes certainly for your 55th! This will be my last burn for a while as I'm planning to move to Europe next year, but I'd come back for a goobs 55th

What were you doing out in Oregon? I looked up the terrain and it looks very beautiful. I used to live in Fossil, high desert but not quite that desert

This year I've been planning to visit the 2:00 side of K, I haven't spent much time in that area but am feeling called to it

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  95 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Burning Man 2022 Roll Call

Bummed that I wont get to see you!

Do know what the address is gunna be?

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  159 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I'm giving an Art/Business Talk 6.23 at 12pm CST

Not required!

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  159 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First US Apple Store Unionizes

It's actually kind of contentious within the apple union movement that they used the Machinists Union. Most store are talking with the Communication Workers of America, and the long long long term goal is for each store to organize under the same union so we can all eventually exist under the same one together.

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  159 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First US Apple Store Unionizes

First and foremost, Apple retail is capital R Retail. The product zone sells phones, the backstage team manages inventory, the genius bar team troubleshoots and repairs devices, and the creatives provide instruction on the devices. Many people I work with have been working Apple Retail for more than five years, several are at 10 years+ (I'm personally at three).

3. Retention at Apple is very high because the benefits we currently receive are insane. I work part time to accommodate for the creative endeavors I engage with. As a part time employee I get health, dental, and vision insurance. Not only that, my wife gets them too. Not only that, but you don't even have to be married for your domestic partner to receive benefits. The list of benefits goes on and on. Another benefit that results in retention are stocks. We have a ridiculously amazing employee stock purchase program. In my three part time years I have amassed $15k in Apple stock, including restricted stock units. I'm not leaving this gig anytime soon.

1. A lot more control over the work environment. Apple Retail (and corporate too) is a hierarchical structure, and you have to go waaaaay up the Apple tree to affect change. In our store there are several immunocompromised folks. As retail employees, and even our store leader, had no say in the relaxation of Covid policies as they were handed down from corporate. More control in that sense is one thing we're looking for. Additionally, I'm hoping we can codify the four day work week, just as unions previously instilled the eight hour workday. I don't experience burnout because I work part time. I know my coworkers would be happier if they could also work part time and still receive full time pay and benefits. A lot of what we're looking to do is see how ideal of a gig we can make this, at the world's most profitable company.

2. I'm not sure I understand this question. Are you asking if I'd stay in the union if I ever left my store?

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  159 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First US Apple Store Unionizes

kleinbl00 swooping in to save the day yet again

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  159 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First US Apple Store Unionizes

With Apple Towson unionizing, the movement has had a massive boost of forward momentum. I'm in an international discord channel for unionizing efforts at Apple and when the news was announced the chat was ---popping---

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  159 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First US Apple Store Unionizes

The very rich in this country don't like the idea of making less money, so unions are very much suppressed. The path of least resistance to getting all of Apple unionized is for stores to unionize individually and then from there to expand to a collective union.

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  159 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First US Apple Store Unionizes

Yes you're correct about the "superunion." Most stores are organizing under the Communication Workers of America, though Apple Towson used Machinists Union’s Coalition of Organized Retail Employees.

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  182 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 485th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

bruh I've been trying to respond to your message but I keep getting an auto response email saying it didn't go through. feel free to send me an email at robert@robertcastillo.art

mk any word on the internal hubski mail system having bugs?

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  196 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 483rd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

all in a day's work haha

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  196 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Papyrus modified for future Avatar projects

yeah the modification is very slight, but hey, at least it's not Papyrus!

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  200 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My first orchestral composition was performed by a college ensemble

I haven't gotten into vr painting yet...

The Oculus 2 is looking pretty thiqq tho

Earlier this year I shared that I completed my first stone sculpture.

My first marble sculpture is in progress, I'm probably about 35 hours into that project.

Fortunately there's an importer/exporter of fine stones about 45m from where I live and was able to buy a 184lb block of white Carrara statuario marble from him.

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  200 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My first orchestral composition was performed by a college ensemble

Gratifying for sure, especially to be there in person. I was also able to attend a couple of the rehearsals which was a very fun process. It was nice to talk with the students about the composition, and show them that composers aren't all old white dudes (I'm Latin and 30).

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  200 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bac Si Kien Thu Cuc

from google translate:

The staff member is a member of the staff who is a member of the staff

Learn how to create a picture of my and my ears at the center of the center of the world.

study at the hospital seoul korea

Studying for the first time, I'm still in training, and I've been taught how to do it

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  200 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 11, 2022

what do you mean by "data specialists?"

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  200 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 11, 2022

I'm excited for a few trips I've got on the horizon:

Next week: music festival outside St Louis

June: bluffs of NW Arkansas with a visit to Crystal Bridges

July: myself and four other family members are going to visit family in the Dominican Republic, it's been over a decade since my last visit

August/September: burning man :)

October: visual artist residency in Mexico City

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  200 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Papyrus modified for future Avatar projects

bandleader just sent me this flyer he made for an upcoming gig

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  201 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First song I've made in a while -- Money, Life and Science

Woah I wasn't expecting the song to go where it did after the intro. I love the guitar motif you've got going throughout, very newgreen of you

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  201 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 483rd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"