I have a wonderful, supportive, loving partner who constantly encourages me to do better. She’s the love of my life. Money wise, I’m fine. I have a beautiful puppy in my life, and joined a live action roleplay with a bunch of friends and am so excited to exercise my creativity. Also, while I have not been able to see my family (given and chosen) for months because of work, I know they are always there when I need them.
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I’ve been really sad these past couple of days. I recently got a job at Sprouts and was getting 40 hours a week, which is great because I need the money as a recent grad. I then talk about wanting to better myself by seeing what is out there that I can actually connect to profession wise, and all of a sudden my hours were cut in half. I hear excuses like “they are cutting everyone so they can pay for christmas” and “it’s only temporary” and “they are switch the crew to overnights and i know how you would not like them”. All this while they hire new people at part time and give them afternoon shifts rather than letting me take them (example of business getting rid of full time workers to not have to pay for benefits? probably.) and all while they hire back the person i was hired to replace and give them full time hours, just because they “like” them. I call capitalist bullshit. I call cooperation bullshit. I just call bullshit all and all.
Anyway, I’m looking for a better job that would hopefully pay more, but more importantly that I will be happy with. This atmosphere is not good for me.
Thanks for listening.
When you get the feeling that you might have been subjected to subtle racism, trust your instinct. Don’t doubt yourself.
The people telling you “it’s probably nothing”, “you’re just oversensitive”, etc are interested in protecting their own feelings, appeasing their white guilt, etc.
Your instincts, on the other hand, are interested in your survival.
Trust yourself. Especially when others doubt you.
Freshman Environmental Science Major (via shitrichcollegekidssay)
Ugh. I have heard this all the time in my program. I fucking hate it.