Ay so I got a new 3DS so here’s the code: 3668-9814-9024 Hit me up! :)
Aw thanks sugarpiehoneybun. I’m glad. (≧◡≦)♥
Thank you for everything you taught us, Professor Keating.
Okay, so I hate to ask this, but I really need some help.
If you live in the north eastern part of the United States (specifically Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Maine) then you’re familiar with the craziness going on with Market Basket, the biggest grocery store chain in the area.
For anyone who isn’t, long story short is, two cousins have been feuding for years. One, Arthur T Demoulas, was the CEO for years, and was responsible for the company’s incredibly low prices, which made it easier on low income families to afford to feed their kids, and the great benefits, bonuses, and wages for employees. Starting pay is well above the state and federal minimum, and employees are invited to take part in profit sharing, which very few companies offer.
The Board of Directors, led by Arthur T’s cousin, Arthur S Demoulas, hates all of this, and feels that it cuts into their personal profits, despite the fact Market Basket posts profits in the billions each year as the most popular grocery chain in the area, with 71 stores and growing. After a long, bitter fight with Arthur T, employees, and customers, the Board finally fired Arthur T and hired two new CEOs, who are well known for raising prices, slashing employee wages and benefits, and causing companies to nose dive in order to fatten their own wallets.
In protest of this, the employees at the main office and our warehouses and truck drivers all walked out. A week later, employees at all the stores started to protest outside their stores and customers began a mass, voluntary boycott, demanding that Arthur T be reinstated. We aren’t asking for higher wages or better benefits. We just wanted Arthur T back, to protect how things have been for decades, and the customer support has been massive.
Arthur S and the Board have been fighting this tooth and nail. Arthur T has now made an offer to buy out the remaining shares of Market Basket (he currently owns 49.5% interest in the company, and wants to purchase the remaining 50.5%) since they refused to reinstate him as CEO. Each time he makes an offer, they raise the price, and now they’re haggling over details.
If you google ‘Market Basket’, you can see all the various news reports on the situation and find more details.
To try and break the protest lines, the Board and new CEOs have fired the employees that walked out, and today we were told that all part time employees (over 300 at my store alone) have been temporarily laid off until this is all over, which could take weeks.
My hours were already limited as it because of the protesting and boycotts over the last three weeks, and as a result of this and now finding out I’ve been laid off, I don’t have enough to pay my bills this month, which total over $600 between my school loans, car payment, and car insurance. I’m applying for a temporary position at another company until this blows over, but it could be a week or more until I get the job, and the hours I get won’t be enough in time to pay my bills on schedule for August and not end up slammed with late fees.
If anyone can help out even a little bit, it would mean the world to me. I’ve been so stressed over this I haven’t been sleeping and I never thought I’d have to be worried about something like this. I’ve worked for Market Basket for six years (six years exactly in two weeks) and it was always my secure safety net while I was looking for a career after graduating college. I haven’t even been able to buy groceries for weeks, because every penny has gone towards putting gas in my car and trying to scrimp together whatever I can to try and make my bill payments.
My paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org, and there is also a donate button in my sidebar. Thank you so much to anyone that can help out, I really appreciate every little bit, even if it’s just a kind word in my askbox. <3
For the dear dancingacrossthekeys who saw GotG with me last night and watched me do this over my shoulder today. lol <3 WE ARE GROOT.
People talk about how hard long distance relationships are but nobody talks about the struggle of long distance friendships. I would give my left leg right now to just be able to sit in our pjs and watch movies or to just be able to give a big fucking hug.
Getting to actually do this in a few hours. :’) <3
With much sadness, it was announced that Studio Ghibli will be shutting down its animation production department. Their films have been some of my favorites, and their characters have inspired me since childhood. Here’s to them and the wonderful stories they have given us.
On August 3, 2014, Toshio Suzuki of Studio Ghibli announced that the production studio would take a “brief pause” (小休止) in order to reevaluate and restructure in the wake of Miyazaki’s retirement. He stated some concerns about where the company would go in the future. He did not, as some sources reported, announce the closing of the studio. This mistake was made by a Tumblr user who was then taken as a credible source by multiple news media sites.
I hope everyone who gets to see GotG tonight has fun. Y__Y </3 *continues to watch Netflix with icepack on face and take Vicodin*
*tries to fix sleeping schedule* *makes it worse*
sometimes I forget that someone I know in real life follows me on here
how are you
hope your enjoying me talking about fictional characters fucking
Your video helped me find it. It’s AMAZING indeed! I’d made my whole night!
It made mine too. :)