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ArtemusBlank  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Crypto crash discussion thread

I heard that’s it the lunar new year in China and that people pull out their crypto money for gifts. It has happened before and now the crypto market is recovering. It looks like it was just a dip.

ArtemusBlank  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Real Future of Work

I ran into this problem a couple of years ago. Around 2011, I worked as a janitor for a private company that also offered concierge and security services. I bounced around there until May 2013. My pay the entire time was nine dollars an hour. I once even asked my manager for a raise but he wasn't able to give me one because if he gave me a raise, then he would have to give everyone in my entire building that worked as janitors raises as well. There were 20 people there. I even tried to become a concierge because I felt I could do the job. They were paid 11 dollars an hour and mostly hired young 20 year olds. It was a complete revolving door though as people came in and out. I figured I worked well as a janitor and they knew how good I worked, so I thought they might give me a shot as a concierge. I got an interview but they never gave me a shot. It seemed like if I stayed there, I mostly remain as a janitor unless I was given a supervisor role.

So I got out to my current company where I started out as a mail clerk. I did that for a year and a couple of months when I saw people interviewing for an open position one day, so I decided to ask one of the managers to ask if I could apply to the open position. I wasn't expecting much but I thought it was worth a shot. To my surprise, they said yes and I went on to do a data entry/customer service position. A while later, I was asked if I wanted to apply for an open accounting clerical position even though I did not have an accounting background. I figured it was worth a shot, so I said yes and now a year and half later here I am. I do my job well as it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.

I pretty much started at the bottom at two companies but I got lucky and found one where I could at the very least upgrade my job position to something different. The cleaning/concierge/security company cared more about profit and it showed as the managers would come in fancy cars and suits while paying nine dollars an hour to employees. The current company I am at which is a medical billing company has it's own problems but at the very least they gave me some more opportunities. Today I'm not a mail clerk but rather an accounting clerk but I am feeling like the current company I am in is a little more of a rarity than something that is common.


Alabama has elected a democrat to the senate for the first time in 25 years!

ArtemusBlank  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Never speak to a debt collector

I read the story today and that was so crazy. People in this story killed themselves because of the guilt of their sins. This whole thing could be a movie really.

    Lending money to people who don’t have any is surprisingly profitable. In states where such stores are legal, such as Missouri, they’re more common than McDonald’s franchises. But in the 15 states where such stores are against the law, there are millions of desperate people willing to pay for fast cash and no one to give it to them. Scott pioneered what he thought was a clever legal loophole that would give him access to that market: He created websites that were owned on paper by an American Indian tribe, which could claim sovereign immunity from regulators. Those sites charged as much as $150 interest on a two-week, $500 loan—an annualized interest rate of about 700 percent.

This all sounds like the beginning of some drama movie but it’s all real life and people are getting screwed over as we speak.

So I should be expecting a live death tomorrow?

A lot of people on the right thinks Soros is funding all leftist movements. BLM. Antifa. Feminists. It's all Soros, this evil leftist mastermind!!!

Soros is pretty much a rally cry for the right sometimes.

Is it just me or does it seem like nobody really gathers phone numbers anymore? All you do is get someone's social media and then you talk to them on there. There is no need for a phone number or to listen to someone's voice through the phone when you have so many other options out there. Do you guys know a lot of people that really talk on the phone anymore?

ArtemusBlank  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 27, 2017

Bad Pubski. You're late!

From what I have observed throughout the years is that nobody really likes the white moderate liberal. It's either go to the far left or the far right but don't be in the middle.

White Conservatives think white moderate liberals are giving up too much to minorities.

Far Left White People think that white moderate liberals are not doing enough and that they should be doing more even though they maybe dealing with their own personal problems. It's like Revolution or Nothing.

Minorities that are involved in left politics don't trust white moderate liberals and just think they are just latching on to make themselves feel better or that they are not serious about the movement.

I however do see minorities I know that do post things on social media telling for white people not to give their point of view on minority issues. I see it all the time. They say that white people should just listen. Most of the minorities that I see post this are from the poetry slam circles I sometimes interact with and usually very young and in the process of a college education. Very far left people.

When I first saw this article on a friend's facebook wall, all I could think was, "Wow, these guys are just trying to increase the amount of vending machines."

It's pretty much a hipster attempt at a vending machine but it's adding nothing new really.

People really hate this idea so far:

If these bots could really talk, they would be spewing things like this:

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