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I recently got hired as a maintenance associate at Dick's sporting goods for 17-18$ an hour. What can i expect ?

2023.06.07 23:47 Mamabunbee I recently got hired as a maintenance associate at Dick's sporting goods for 17-18$ an hour. What can i expect ?

I have never worked retail, but i am leaving a very toxic working enviroment and felt very welcomed and relaxed when i went there to interview.
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2023.06.07 23:42 willbyres BF went out platonically with a friend, I cannot stop thinking about it 2 months later

My (19F) BF (19M) and I have been together for about ten months now. We met in college and live away from home for college. We have a pretty healthy relationship. We actively communicate and talk things through when they bother us. Him and I are part of the same friend group. He is very close to one of the girls (19F) and he says she is like the sister he never had since he is an only child. I get pretty insecure about this girl and feel like she cannot respect boundaries. She would get uncomfortably close to bf physically and this made him uncomfortable too. Since then I have always felt weird about her. She doesnt do that anymore and bf has told me that he will say it to her face if she does do it again. As I mentioned he is very close to her, they are as good as best friends. One night when the next day was a holiday, he went out with her on a bike ride at around 10. He asked me to come but I always feel weird around her so I declined. The two of them left and I went back to my room to do my work. My boyfriend didnt call or text for a few hours. At around 1am he texted back saying he was out with her still and only got back to his room around 1:30am. It is pretty common for us to stay out late on weekends, but we mostly just do it when all of us friends are together (around 6 of us). He told me they biked all the way to this place half an hour away and hung out there. This made me feel super uneasy. He said they got back from there to our area around 12 but stayed and talked till 1:30. I hung up on him because for some reason I felt my heart sink. I cried into my pillow for a while and then he called back and we talked about it. I told him how I did not like that he was out so late with her. He said she is just a friend and they were simply talking so I should not have a problem the same way he would not if I was out with one of our other friends. I still felt very sad about the whole thing. We talked it out and he made me feel a better at that point of time, but even now about 2 months later I find myself thinking about it and my heart feels heavy. Idk what it is that makes me feel this way but I do not know how to talk to him about it. I need to find a way to feel better and get over this for good.
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2023.06.07 23:40 FoldSome4995 PLEASE CHANCE ME!!!!!

White Italian Male
Not First Gen
IB Student in Miami
GPA: 4.0 unweighted, 5.2 Weighted (should go up to 5.3 next year) SAT: 1430 (probably going to end with 1470)
Intended Major: Poli Sci, English, or Finance
AP Scores mediocre: mostly threes probably a 3 and a 4 this year in APUSH and AP lit. Good test score in IB Environmental Science. Taken: AP Lang, Lit, Calc, World, Human geography, APUSH. Taking IB math, history, environmental science, philosophy, theory of knowledge, IB LIT, and Spanish.
Varsity Rower for four years, three time state champion, Southeast regional champion, one 10th place finish and one 4th place finish at Youth Nationals. Many other accolades.
Vice President on Board of Best Buddies club at school Intern at my church for three years, helped with summer camp as well, unpaid. Worked construction going into freshman year, worked on an indoor hydroponic farm going into sophomore year, went to an olympic development program for rowing going into Junior year and I have begun working as a beach attendant for the last few months. (All my previous job experience)
IB CAS Project that involved me creating a suicide hotline for teens in Miami and have had some success with kids reaching out, I have a script and all that stuff set up and saved as well.
Not sure if this will help but I plan on milking it, I have been top 500 in the world and top 10 in the country on very popular online game and I have ran some decently competitive teams internationally, might use it in a essay to help tie it back to my success in rowing, perseverance, teamwork, etc. I understand this is a stretch but not many can they were internationally ranked in a sport and a video game I assume.. maybe?😂
Not many EC’s but I plan on getting another internship next year and I am also in, National, Science, Math, English, and Writing honor societies
Going to have 999 Service hours as well
What are the chances I can get into UF? I have FL Prepaid and full bright futures.
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2023.06.07 23:38 tyster30 JFK Construction Affecting Delta Travelers

JFK will start the construction of the new Terminal 1, 6, and demolition of Terminals 2 & 7. For my fellow NYC based travelers and visitors, here is what to expect:
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2023.06.07 23:37 phibrotic_obs going by these photos , the building the z orc commander is on is the turret roof of is the administration building , opposite theatre right next to dam ,they did it , ide send a himar or equivelant to here 46°45'34.6"N 33°21'21.5"E

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2023.06.07 23:21 TheBigOne2018 My first short story, "Steps". Opinion & critique please?

The footsteps calmly and rhythmically echoed against the cold plain concrete walls. Careful but heavy. Step, step. Stop and listen. Take a deep breath. A few more steps again.
On the other side of this small world, fear. The most primal instinct of all, the warning of a life- threatening danger, the early message of an incoming threat. An instinct one can never truly give up and free themselves of. Yet, it was merely a piece of information to the experienced and confident, a blinking control light on the dashboard.
Casper sat, ducked against the heavy wooden desk – what was left of it, anyways. He carefully counted how many shots he had left. His expression gave no hint as to what he was thinking, his eyes calmly scavenging his surroundings, analyzing, scanning for information. He knew what was about to come.
The intruder’s movements were slow and careful, but the hesitance was still clear. His anxiousness rose with each step he took. His scope glazed over all the corners, all the edges, all the walls, just one more time, hoping something will have changed, hoping to spot something. Yet the remains of the years old furniture stood silent. The tons of cracked and damaged concrete around him did not give up a word of their secrets. The rubble, nonsensically scattered all around, only returned his looks, not giving the slightest hint. Turning his back on the enemy now would be suicide. There was only one thing to be done.
The idea of using humans as guards is principally flawed. They aren’t able to concentrate for longer periods of time effectively, rendering them useless at responding to a threat. A skilled individual may be perfectly capable of focusing for a few minutes – but tell them to hold guard for any longer than that and they’ll be functionally half-asleep. The muscles get a little tired, the brain gets a bit bored, the eyes slow down their jumping around the room, some of the adrenaline wears off; the finger on the trigger goes slightly numb...
A deafening roar filled the room. A single deadly bark. A thud of eighty kilos hitting the ground. Casper stood there unfazed, leaning against his cover. A metallic clang, as he cocked the gun in one swift motion. He spared a few looks for the two faces, now offering nothing more than an empty stare into the distance. A few seconds of silence. He lowered his gun and took a step out. Three bullets left.
Sirens wailed in the distance as Casper walked through the ruins of the abandoned city. Without flinching an eye, unbothered, he roamed the streets, with only one goal in mind: stay alive and get back to his family. Even at the cost of human lives. They were only two strangers, two unknown faces, two quick pulls of the trigger. Nothing more than two obstacles that needed to be overcome, to be removed. Just two new pieces of information to process and react to – like anything else that comes up.
Ever since the outbreak, everyone’s view of what is important shifted. Trust was a privilege and remorse a risky sport. And Casper was not one to take chances. When everything works as it should, our society makes a safe space for everyone to live in alongside each other. But what happens when that safe space is destroyed in a matter of days, even hours? How well do you really know your friends? Your neighbor? Your family? Who can you count on when there’s no guarantees left? When it is upon you, and only you to make sure you can survive?
The sounds of a motor became a little louder on the street nearby.
Who can you rely on?
The sounds stopped and voices started to become audible.
Who can you really trust when the thing most valuable of yours is constantly at risk?
The voices became louder as the group of people marched down the street.
Even worse, what if the lives of your loved ones are endangered?
The group seemed to split up and one member was now slowly approaching in Casper’s direction.
How much mercy can you afford, in a world where instincts overrule morale?
They were clearly searching for something – or rather someone.
Was Casper a “bad person”? Was the value of his family really higher than liters of blood shed? Or was it perhaps selfish to think his life is more valuable than that of anyone else? Maybe the lack of regret when pulling the trigger yet again?
He took a deep breath. Three left, he thought, as he turned the corner.
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2023.06.07 23:18 SwordofMine 26 [TF4A] Schenectedy, NY Quirky neurodivergent Transgirl looking for anything in or near me.

Hello there stranger, I am Valerie, Val to my friends and lovers, and I am here to well… sell you on me as a potential friend/partne(video or board) gaming buddy/roommate/person you’d like to fuck. This is fundamentally, kind of an “open letter” ad, its going to be lengthy; get a drink and a snack. :)
I am, to be frank, very trans, and more than probably neurodivergent (ADHD). I am very happy to meet people responding to this ad; so please, say hi if the following you’re about to read interests you.
I recently moved out here to the Capital Area (I am over in Schenectady, hello!) and I am really looking for local people (I.e within an hour; or otherwise reachable by CDTA bus service in some capacity); the closer to Schenectady, the better. I grew up over in Texas, and lemme tell you, I am loving the weather here compared to Hell’s busted freezer (that was a quip).
Whoever you are; I want you to know a bunch about me so that you can get a sense of who I am; what I ask from you is a few things, if you’re looking for just general friends or gaming buddies, I don’t mind whoever you are, say hi, the door is open; if you’re looking to date/or something like sex; that’s gonna be subject to some requirements.
First off; no matter who replies; I expect you to specify what ad you are replying to (from which subreddit and for what you’re looking for), just so I know you bothered to at least read my expectations for responders. Secondly, if you’re looking to date seriously, I expect you be 24 or over and younger than 35. If you’re looking for something casual, I expect you be at least 21 years old; just a maturity thing.
Okay! So let’s begin; I am Val, I love to cook ( I am okay at it but I LOVE IT) and I like making handmade things like décor and sewn things (clothes, pillowcases, plushies etc). I am a high level strategy video gamer (500-1000+ hours in tons of different strategy games each, probably a combined 10k+ hours in all my strategy games I’ve ever played), and I just generally enjoy board gaming; doesn’t matter what, I have fun. _^
I really love “earth tones” and monochromes (browns, greens, whites, blacks); I feel like they look best on me; and personally I love greens and pastel pink in all occasions. If you asked me “Oh Val, how’d you get your name” I am sad to say, I don’t have a very interesting story; I am literally just Val, I picked it out of a hat practically and I’ve been loving it ever since.
On the travel side I really want to head out and explore whole bunch of the country; or I guess, at least the bits that are still safe for trans people to head out and explore; I also want to visit a bunch of Europe someday, especially the Netherlands and specifically Amsterdam, it seems like an utterly beautiful and forward thinking city and my little urban planning nerd brain can’t help but love the idea of seeing it in person.
Personally I’ve watched a ton of anime; there’s not a single isekai released between 2000 – 2021 I have not watched at least a bit of; I am utterly obsessed with the genre and love it to utter death. I also generally like mecha anime; my favorite one of those was “Gundum: Iron Blood Orphans”.
Currently I am working just a humble retail job but I am headed out back to college this coming Fall to start on the pathway to becoming an Engineering Technician. I want to work with mechanical stuff personally since it seems the most interesting me on a personal level; plus, I feel like learning more about it could let me get into more complex craft projects at home, which really appeals to me.
Someday I want to work on a “starship bridge” gaming rig I.e a setup where you convert a whole room into a “working” bridge of a space ship complete with lights, mechanical prop bits; sliding doors, and custom fixtures to bring the whole cohesive experience together into something that makes you feel like you’re on the set of a science fiction movie.
I love the Fall; I am literally so happy to finally live in a place where leaves actually, you know, fall. Its such a radical concept from living in a place where essentially the trees are some shade of green all year round; with winter being barely cold enough down in the part of Texas I lived (South Texas) to be worth a damn to change any leaves to any color other than greenish-yellow. Is it weird to be this excited about dead plants? I think so, but I am rolling with it!
I think I’ve mentioned I like making food? Okay listen to me closely: I love making soups, stews, stir fries and curries as far as “real food” goes; but I am a big candy maker. Lollipops, taffies, hard candies, chocolates just about anything you want; I’ll bring in. I live to feed other people (and my) sweet tooth. Oh, baking is also fun: ever had real chocolate ganache filled/frosted cupcakes? I can make them for ya.
Real talk moment: I… I am afraid honestly that we’ll meet up and I won’t really “fit” compared to in text. Lemme tell you something: I am a scatter brained ditz who couldn’t focus to save her life; I’ll forget important things, let stuff slip past me, have a hard time paying attention; all that classic “ADHD” flavor. Its not me not caring; my brain literally just won’t let me be normal; and I am really sorry but that’s not a “fixable” thing, I will probably get on medications for it in the future; but its a fundamental part of “me” and my brain all the same, its part of the package with me.
Anywho! I am very pet positive; love cats, love dogs; lizards are cuties; I am “okay” with creepies and the crawlies, just keep them away from me; and I absolutely am mesmerized by fish; feathery friends are welcomed, I am personally a fan of pet chickens but I know most people keep something “traditional” like a parrot or a parakeet, and that’s totally fine. I love animals, there was a point in my life where I thought perhaps that I would even like to make it a career, but nowadays I’ve matured and realized I get too attached to do that as a job.
Oh! Come into this prepared with the knowledge that I love the holidays; no not “those” holidays. ALL OF THEM. I am big in particular into Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day and Halloween but I get really into celebrations so you know, if you want that kind of energy in your life, well you know where to find it. I love to decorate; love to participate; love to just experience the joy of those special days of the year. And by the way, I count Birthdays; I will, if you ask, throw you a party even if its just the two of us.
So… dreams right? That’s a one we can get into: have you ever dreamt big dreams? I have two. I want to find a partner who I can be utterly spoiled by #1; and who I can spoil back with my loyalty, acts of service and just generally love for them. I want to start some of kind of business someday; even though I am getting into something technical, food is a life long obsession of mine; I am leaning towards some kind of hand made candy making company that does online orders to be honest; it seems like the most “unique” thing since customizing candies is a remarkably fun process’ that’s #2.
If you’re not okay with someone that gets off topic a lot; forgets things all the time; talks about; gets distracted and just generally isn’t “all there all the time”, you’re not gonna like me, period. I zone out often and a lot and you’re just kinda going to need to either be ready to deal with it, or anything we do isn’t going to work out; that’s the bag with me, sorry in advance for asking you to carry it; I promise I’ll make it worth your while though.
I am the kind of person that will do anything for those in their “sphere” if only I had the means; you earn my love, or trust, or care, or attention and I’ll do just about anything other than focus for more than a minute to repay it (that’s really hard). Just how I am.
In case you’re wondering: I am happiest with a partner that’s very emotionally open; who knows how to communicate well; and who truly enjoys the things I enjoy and I enjoy a lot of things so as long as there’s some decent behavioral overlap, we’ll get along just fine!
Okay, little lightning round to round this off: I wear glasses, I want to get into custom soda making, I love to garden, I write science fiction and fantasy stories, I have a dream car, I want to own an Rv to take regular vacations in, I want to name a dog “Sumo”, I want to get more into console gaming generally, I am ridiculously excited for Starfield, space exploration excites me to no end just in general.
So yeah, this is the Val experience; like, I am kinda all over the place in a ton of different ways, don’t come into this expecting “OMG you’re ADHD? So quirky” kinda tropes; I am very much kinda… missing a screw somewhere (but there’s nothing wrong with that, its just a part of who I am).
So yeah! Come on down and say hi; and remember to specify what you’re responding to and what you’re looking for with me, I am taking all responders.
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2023.06.07 23:17 SwordofMine 26 [TF4A] Schenectedy, NY Quirky neurodivergent Transgirl looking for anything in or near me. Cis Okay

Hello there stranger, I am Valerie, Val to my friends and lovers, and I am here to well… sell you on me as a potential friend/partne(video or board) gaming buddy/roommate/person you’d like to fuck. This is fundamentally, kind of an “open letter” ad, its going to be lengthy; get a drink and a snack. :)
I am, to be frank, very trans, and more than probably neurodivergent (ADHD). I am very happy to meet people responding to this ad; so please, say hi if the following you’re about to read interests you.
I recently moved out here to the Capital Area (I am over in Schenectady, hello!) and I am really looking for local people (I.e within an hour; or otherwise reachable by CDTA bus service in some capacity); the closer to Schenectady, the better. I grew up over in Texas, and lemme tell you, I am loving the weather here compared to Hell’s busted freezer (that was a quip).
Whoever you are; I want you to know a bunch about me so that you can get a sense of who I am; what I ask from you is a few things, if you’re looking for just general friends or gaming buddies, I don’t mind whoever you are, say hi, the door is open; if you’re looking to date/or something like sex; that’s gonna be subject to some requirements.
First off; no matter who replies; I expect you to specify what ad you are replying to (from which subreddit and for what you’re looking for), just so I know you bothered to at least read my expectations for responders. Secondly, if you’re looking to date seriously, I expect you be 24 or over and younger than 35. If you’re looking for something casual, I expect you be at least 21 years old; just a maturity thing.
Okay! So let’s begin; I am Val, I love to cook ( I am okay at it but I LOVE IT) and I like making handmade things like décor and sewn things (clothes, pillowcases, plushies etc). I am a high level strategy video gamer (500-1000+ hours in tons of different strategy games each, probably a combined 10k+ hours in all my strategy games I’ve ever played), and I just generally enjoy board gaming; doesn’t matter what, I have fun. _^
I really love “earth tones” and monochromes (browns, greens, whites, blacks); I feel like they look best on me; and personally I love greens and pastel pink in all occasions. If you asked me “Oh Val, how’d you get your name” I am sad to say, I don’t have a very interesting story; I am literally just Val, I picked it out of a hat practically and I’ve been loving it ever since.
On the travel side I really want to head out and explore whole bunch of the country; or I guess, at least the bits that are still safe for trans people to head out and explore; I also want to visit a bunch of Europe someday, especially the Netherlands and specifically Amsterdam, it seems like an utterly beautiful and forward thinking city and my little urban planning nerd brain can’t help but love the idea of seeing it in person.
Personally I’ve watched a ton of anime; there’s not a single isekai released between 2000 – 2021 I have not watched at least a bit of; I am utterly obsessed with the genre and love it to utter death. I also generally like mecha anime; my favorite one of those was “Gundum: Iron Blood Orphans”.
Currently I am working just a humble retail job but I am headed out back to college this coming Fall to start on the pathway to becoming an Engineering Technician. I want to work with mechanical stuff personally since it seems the most interesting me on a personal level; plus, I feel like learning more about it could let me get into more complex craft projects at home, which really appeals to me.
Someday I want to work on a “starship bridge” gaming rig I.e a setup where you convert a whole room into a “working” bridge of a space ship complete with lights, mechanical prop bits; sliding doors, and custom fixtures to bring the whole cohesive experience together into something that makes you feel like you’re on the set of a science fiction movie.
I love the Fall; I am literally so happy to finally live in a place where leaves actually, you know, fall. Its such a radical concept from living in a place where essentially the trees are some shade of green all year round; with winter being barely cold enough down in the part of Texas I lived (South Texas) to be worth a damn to change any leaves to any color other than greenish-yellow. Is it weird to be this excited about dead plants? I think so, but I am rolling with it!
I think I’ve mentioned I like making food? Okay listen to me closely: I love making soups, stews, stir fries and curries as far as “real food” goes; but I am a big candy maker. Lollipops, taffies, hard candies, chocolates just about anything you want; I’ll bring in. I live to feed other people (and my) sweet tooth. Oh, baking is also fun: ever had real chocolate ganache filled/frosted cupcakes? I can make them for ya.
Real talk moment: I… I am afraid honestly that we’ll meet up and I won’t really “fit” compared to in text. Lemme tell you something: I am a scatter brained ditz who couldn’t focus to save her life; I’ll forget important things, let stuff slip past me, have a hard time paying attention; all that classic “ADHD” flavor. Its not me not caring; my brain literally just won’t let me be normal; and I am really sorry but that’s not a “fixable” thing, I will probably get on medications for it in the future; but its a fundamental part of “me” and my brain all the same, its part of the package with me.
Anywho! I am very pet positive; love cats, love dogs; lizards are cuties; I am “okay” with creepies and the crawlies, just keep them away from me; and I absolutely am mesmerized by fish; feathery friends are welcomed, I am personally a fan of pet chickens but I know most people keep something “traditional” like a parrot or a parakeet, and that’s totally fine. I love animals, there was a point in my life where I thought perhaps that I would even like to make it a career, but nowadays I’ve matured and realized I get too attached to do that as a job.
Oh! Come into this prepared with the knowledge that I love the holidays; no not “those” holidays. ALL OF THEM. I am big in particular into Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day and Halloween but I get really into celebrations so you know, if you want that kind of energy in your life, well you know where to find it. I love to decorate; love to participate; love to just experience the joy of those special days of the year. And by the way, I count Birthdays; I will, if you ask, throw you a party even if its just the two of us.
So… dreams right? That’s a one we can get into: have you ever dreamt big dreams? I have two. I want to find a partner who I can be utterly spoiled by #1; and who I can spoil back with my loyalty, acts of service and just generally love for them. I want to start some of kind of business someday; even though I am getting into something technical, food is a life long obsession of mine; I am leaning towards some kind of hand made candy making company that does online orders to be honest; it seems like the most “unique” thing since customizing candies is a remarkably fun process’ that’s #2.
If you’re not okay with someone that gets off topic a lot; forgets things all the time; talks about; gets distracted and just generally isn’t “all there all the time”, you’re not gonna like me, period. I zone out often and a lot and you’re just kinda going to need to either be ready to deal with it, or anything we do isn’t going to work out; that’s the bag with me, sorry in advance for asking you to carry it; I promise I’ll make it worth your while though.
I am the kind of person that will do anything for those in their “sphere” if only I had the means; you earn my love, or trust, or care, or attention and I’ll do just about anything other than focus for more than a minute to repay it (that’s really hard). Just how I am.
In case you’re wondering: I am happiest with a partner that’s very emotionally open; who knows how to communicate well; and who truly enjoys the things I enjoy and I enjoy a lot of things so as long as there’s some decent behavioral overlap, we’ll get along just fine!
Okay, little lightning round to round this off: I wear glasses, I want to get into custom soda making, I love to garden, I write science fiction and fantasy stories, I have a dream car, I want to own an Rv to take regular vacations in, I want to name a dog “Sumo”, I want to get more into console gaming generally, I am ridiculously excited for Starfield, space exploration excites me to no end just in general.
So yeah, this is the Val experience; like, I am kinda all over the place in a ton of different ways, don’t come into this expecting “OMG you’re ADHD? So quirky” kinda tropes; I am very much kinda… missing a screw somewhere (but there’s nothing wrong with that, its just a part of who I am).
So yeah! Come on down and say hi; and remember to specify what you’re responding to and what you’re looking for with me, I am taking all responders.
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2023.06.07 23:17 SwordofMine 26 [TF4A] Schenectedy, NY Quirky neurodivergent Transgirl looking for anything in or near me.

Hello there stranger, I am Valerie, Val to my friends and lovers, and I am here to well… sell you on me as a potential friend/partne(video or board) gaming buddy/roommate/person you’d like to fuck. This is fundamentally, kind of an “open letter” ad, its going to be lengthy; get a drink and a snack. :)
I am, to be frank, very trans, and more than probably neurodivergent (ADHD). I am very happy to meet people responding to this ad; so please, say hi if the following you’re about to read interests you.
I recently moved out here to the Capital Area (I am over in Schenectady, hello!) and I am really looking for local people (I.e within an hour; or otherwise reachable by CDTA bus service in some capacity); the closer to Schenectady, the better. I grew up over in Texas, and lemme tell you, I am loving the weather here compared to Hell’s busted freezer (that was a quip).
Whoever you are; I want you to know a bunch about me so that you can get a sense of who I am; what I ask from you is a few things, if you’re looking for just general friends or gaming buddies, I don’t mind whoever you are, say hi, the door is open; if you’re looking to date/or something like sex; that’s gonna be subject to some requirements.
First off; no matter who replies; I expect you to specify what ad you are replying to (from which subreddit and for what you’re looking for), just so I know you bothered to at least read my expectations for responders. Secondly, if you’re looking to date seriously, I expect you be 24 or over and younger than 35. If you’re looking for something casual, I expect you be at least 21 years old; just a maturity thing.
Okay! So let’s begin; I am Val, I love to cook ( I am okay at it but I LOVE IT) and I like making handmade things like décor and sewn things (clothes, pillowcases, plushies etc). I am a high level strategy video gamer (500-1000+ hours in tons of different strategy games each, probably a combined 10k+ hours in all my strategy games I’ve ever played), and I just generally enjoy board gaming; doesn’t matter what, I have fun. _^
I really love “earth tones” and monochromes (browns, greens, whites, blacks); I feel like they look best on me; and personally I love greens and pastel pink in all occasions. If you asked me “Oh Val, how’d you get your name” I am sad to say, I don’t have a very interesting story; I am literally just Val, I picked it out of a hat practically and I’ve been loving it ever since.
On the travel side I really want to head out and explore whole bunch of the country; or I guess, at least the bits that are still safe for trans people to head out and explore; I also want to visit a bunch of Europe someday, especially the Netherlands and specifically Amsterdam, it seems like an utterly beautiful and forward thinking city and my little urban planning nerd brain can’t help but love the idea of seeing it in person.
Personally I’ve watched a ton of anime; there’s not a single isekai released between 2000 – 2021 I have not watched at least a bit of; I am utterly obsessed with the genre and love it to utter death. I also generally like mecha anime; my favorite one of those was “Gundum: Iron Blood Orphans”.
Currently I am working just a humble retail job but I am headed out back to college this coming Fall to start on the pathway to becoming an Engineering Technician. I want to work with mechanical stuff personally since it seems the most interesting me on a personal level; plus, I feel like learning more about it could let me get into more complex craft projects at home, which really appeals to me.
Someday I want to work on a “starship bridge” gaming rig I.e a setup where you convert a whole room into a “working” bridge of a space ship complete with lights, mechanical prop bits; sliding doors, and custom fixtures to bring the whole cohesive experience together into something that makes you feel like you’re on the set of a science fiction movie.
I love the Fall; I am literally so happy to finally live in a place where leaves actually, you know, fall. Its such a radical concept from living in a place where essentially the trees are some shade of green all year round; with winter being barely cold enough down in the part of Texas I lived (South Texas) to be worth a damn to change any leaves to any color other than greenish-yellow. Is it weird to be this excited about dead plants? I think so, but I am rolling with it!
I think I’ve mentioned I like making food? Okay listen to me closely: I love making soups, stews, stir fries and curries as far as “real food” goes; but I am a big candy maker. Lollipops, taffies, hard candies, chocolates just about anything you want; I’ll bring in. I live to feed other people (and my) sweet tooth. Oh, baking is also fun: ever had real chocolate ganache filled/frosted cupcakes? I can make them for ya.
Real talk moment: I… I am afraid honestly that we’ll meet up and I won’t really “fit” compared to in text. Lemme tell you something: I am a scatter brained ditz who couldn’t focus to save her life; I’ll forget important things, let stuff slip past me, have a hard time paying attention; all that classic “ADHD” flavor. Its not me not caring; my brain literally just won’t let me be normal; and I am really sorry but that’s not a “fixable” thing, I will probably get on medications for it in the future; but its a fundamental part of “me” and my brain all the same, its part of the package with me.
Anywho! I am very pet positive; love cats, love dogs; lizards are cuties; I am “okay” with creepies and the crawlies, just keep them away from me; and I absolutely am mesmerized by fish; feathery friends are welcomed, I am personally a fan of pet chickens but I know most people keep something “traditional” like a parrot or a parakeet, and that’s totally fine. I love animals, there was a point in my life where I thought perhaps that I would even like to make it a career, but nowadays I’ve matured and realized I get too attached to do that as a job.
Oh! Come into this prepared with the knowledge that I love the holidays; no not “those” holidays. ALL OF THEM. I am big in particular into Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day and Halloween but I get really into celebrations so you know, if you want that kind of energy in your life, well you know where to find it. I love to decorate; love to participate; love to just experience the joy of those special days of the year. And by the way, I count Birthdays; I will, if you ask, throw you a party even if its just the two of us.
So… dreams right? That’s a one we can get into: have you ever dreamt big dreams? I have two. I want to find a partner who I can be utterly spoiled by #1; and who I can spoil back with my loyalty, acts of service and just generally love for them. I want to start some of kind of business someday; even though I am getting into something technical, food is a life long obsession of mine; I am leaning towards some kind of hand made candy making company that does online orders to be honest; it seems like the most “unique” thing since customizing candies is a remarkably fun process’ that’s #2.
If you’re not okay with someone that gets off topic a lot; forgets things all the time; talks about; gets distracted and just generally isn’t “all there all the time”, you’re not gonna like me, period. I zone out often and a lot and you’re just kinda going to need to either be ready to deal with it, or anything we do isn’t going to work out; that’s the bag with me, sorry in advance for asking you to carry it; I promise I’ll make it worth your while though.
I am the kind of person that will do anything for those in their “sphere” if only I had the means; you earn my love, or trust, or care, or attention and I’ll do just about anything other than focus for more than a minute to repay it (that’s really hard). Just how I am.
In case you’re wondering: I am happiest with a partner that’s very emotionally open; who knows how to communicate well; and who truly enjoys the things I enjoy and I enjoy a lot of things so as long as there’s some decent behavioral overlap, we’ll get along just fine!
Okay, little lightning round to round this off: I wear glasses, I want to get into custom soda making, I love to garden, I write science fiction and fantasy stories, I have a dream car, I want to own an Rv to take regular vacations in, I want to name a dog “Sumo”, I want to get more into console gaming generally, I am ridiculously excited for Starfield, space exploration excites me to no end just in general.
So yeah, this is the Val experience; like, I am kinda all over the place in a ton of different ways, don’t come into this expecting “OMG you’re ADHD? So quirky” kinda tropes; I am very much kinda… missing a screw somewhere (but there’s nothing wrong with that, its just a part of who I am).
So yeah! Come on down and say hi; and remember to specify what you’re responding to and what you’re looking for with me, I am taking all responders.
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2023.06.07 23:14 mightymouse1999 Looking for 1 to fill a 3bd/1ba in Wrigleyville

Hello! I am having absolutely no luck with facebook so turning here next. I (23F) am looking for a third roommate for my Wrigleyville 3 bed. My soon to be roommate is 28F and will be joining on move in which is August 1st. I've been in this place for 2 years now and am really happy with living here.
- Rent is $830 plus utilites which come out to like 50 bucks or so a month
- Apartment is roughly 1200 sqft with a shared backyard
- It's a great location - about 3 blocks from the Addison red line stop, Wrigley field and the lakefront
- My incoming roomie has a cat!
About us: I was in Loyola’s film program & graduated last year and my (soon to be) roommate went to Indiana & graduated a few years ago. We’re looking for someone ideally around the same age and would love to all be friends.
We both work in sports broadcasting and work weird hours, so sometimes we come home really late during the week. Any questions or inquiries please message me on instagram at Rachaelinthewilderness - I have pics of the place I'd be happy to send anyone who messages! :)
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2023.06.07 23:08 Iamurcouch What I've noticed with addictions and weight loss

Hey folks! So I guess this is my first update here since my initial post. Going to start off by apologising for my formatting as I'm on my phone.
I've been going to a boxing gym since early March consistently twice a week, and as hard as I was working at the gym, I found my weight was sticking around 250~lbs and I was wondering why even though boxing is literally one of the most challenging sports in terms of health, why I wasn't losing any weight. Of course, I was pondering this question while on my 8th beer of the night.
The more sessions I've had at my gym, the more I realised I loved boxing and exercising in general, so I've started going an extra night a week for an extra hour each time (gotta work on those fundamentals), and I'm discovering I enjoy a lot of strength work and bag work - as I type this I'm just in the door from a 2 hour session, even beat my PB leg press and got up to 380lbs! Unfortunately my conditioning isn't so good just yet due to an old foot injury, but I've noticed a significant improvement in what I'm able to do on my foot, but I don't want to push it just yet.
What I've really noticed though is that because I'm now spending so much time at the gym and getting addicted to that feeling, I really don't feel the need to drink as much, although I was technically an alcoholic I've never felt compelled to drink all the time, it's because it was simply more convenient to grab a can of beer rather than pour a glass of water but it was definitely an addiction. With that one change, the weight is now melting off me. I did have one beer at a family event a few days ago, and I logged it on My Fitness Pal and was shocked to see how many calories were in just one pint of beer. Stuck to the gins and slims the rest of that night and still ended up in a calorie deficit! Essentially my main take away so far has been that it's entirely possible to replace one addiction with another (healthier) one without even realising. I feel more confident, motivated and I'm drinking a hell of a lot more water. As a side note, the supermarket near me sells a lot of Polish meat which are extremely high in protein, so I've been having one sausage after each gym session haha.
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2023.06.07 23:00 ViolentKnight930 I want to learn bass guitar

I’m almost 42, never even tried playing an instrument in my life (was a sport kid growing up).
I’ve always been drawn to bass for a couple of reasons. I love a good bass line in a song. I’ve always gravitated towards a “support” role in life (good passer in basketball for a quick example).
I’ve got a full busy life with work, family, kids activities but keep feeling like I want to do something cool for myself.
Is it feasible to self teach myself via YouTube, other means?
I have no delusions of starting a band and becoming a star. I just think it would be a damn cool and even therapeutic thing for me.
Where do I even start? What if I can only devote a few hours a week practicing? Is this a pie in the sky idea if I can’t invest solid hours daily?
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2023.06.07 22:55 Secure-Feeling4262 Aita for cutting off my dad who raised me after my mom left ?

For starters this is my first time posting on redit. I 19 female cut my dad out of my life September 7th 2022. I love my dad and everything he has ever done for me, but he used to gaslight and be a total narcissist for as long as I can remember. So my mom left when I was around 7 or 8 she left my dad because of the emotional and mental trauma/ abuse. I don't remember most of my childhood because I have pushed it so far back in my mind I honestly don't remember a lot of it. Living with him was honestly hell as I got older he started to mentally and sometimes physically abuse me and belittled me for anything my only escape was my aunt and uncles house my mom's sister. The abuse was so bad that I felt like I was trapped had an eating disorder by the time I was 15 and tried to end my self more the once because I felt there was no escape from him he put me down so much I felt like no one loved me and I would be better off gone he did this from the time I was 12 until I cut him off the day before my 19th birthday. Side not he did not do this to my little sister 16. He also had very strict rules and he had to know my every move .So onto the story. I moved out of my dads house a year ago. In early March i moved in with my boyfriend 22. After I moved out he none stopped called me to complain and honestly yell at me for everything I said or posted on Facebook. It got so bad that I stopped answering his calls and would only answer them if my boyfriend was around because after I would get off the phone with him I would have panic attacks and could not stop crying. So after a few months of him doing this to me I stopped answering and responding all together mind you I moved an hour away and never told him where I live or were I work because I knew he would come to my house and work. Well I don't know how but he found the dinner I worked at and called them since I would answer him and had him blocked in my phone he even tried contacting a few of my coworkers at this job. Well he called my foh manger told me and I told her to tell him I wasn't there then I sent him a message and told him to stay out of my life and I didn't want yo talk to him anymore. And I haven't since then. My little sister still lives with him and I has told me my boyfriend and I are the topic of all of the holiday meals. And he still belittles me even tho I don't talk to him so I would like to know aita for not speaking to him and sould I try to reach out to him
Edit he has only treated me and my older sister this way. My older sister does not talk to him either and has not in years
Also I love you okop I listen to the podcasts all day during my 8 hour workday and laugh like a crazy person to my self as my favorite coworker says
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2023.06.07 22:53 NayanaXX1 AITA for getting upset at my friends after I had a rough couple weeks

I (female) had a really bad past few weeks and my friends are upset im not telling them about it. On the last day before the holidays i was sat in my seat near the back of the class. I was in ps when i suddenly felt sick to my stomach. We were watching videos on first aid and I had a horrible head ache. I kept putting my head on the desk on and off for a few minutes when I suddenly thought I fainted. My life flashed before my eyes and I woke up on the floor to a class room full of my peers staring down on me TRAUMATISED and my teacher asking if u was ok. I then remember falling asleep and soon waking up to an empty class room. It was one of the most traumatic moments of my life. I went home and a couple hours later I got a call from my friends. (Who aren’t in my set for ps) they were telling me about how I apparently had a seizure?! And was shaking and humming with my eyes in the back of my head. I couldn’t stop think my about it and told them i was fine and then said bye and left. I’ve had a problem with “seizure looking faints” my whole life but it had never happened in a class before and it has never been that bad either. Ever since, the whole week was me feeling dizzy and sick. I was scared to go out even though it was the holidays because whenever i left the house I would feel faint. I went back once the one week holiday was over and my friends kept asking about it. I said I couldn’t talk about it because it would stress me out and i would probably faint again, they got upset about it and said that they cared about me so much they “had the right to know”. I told them maybe in a few weeks when im feeling better. Since them I have felt more left out of the group and they called me an ahole saying I was over reacting and being an attention seeker, and that it wouldn’t happen again so they didn’t see why I couldn’t tell them even though I had been collapsing all week. I have ps for the first time tomorrow since the “episode” happened and the trauma keeps coming back to me so much that I don’t want to come in however my friends are saying that I am over reacting. I dont know what to think right now they are calling me the ahole… am I?
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2023.06.07 22:46 OscarYouDotCom New Features Week 6/7

New Features Week 6/7
I hope everyone is having a lovely week. We’re excited to share some new updates with you all!
Live Sports App: We officially shipped our sports app which features game scores, highlights, and information on past and lives games. With the sports app, keeping up with your favorite teams has never been easier. Currently, we're offering coverage for NBA and NHL games, and we have plans to expand to additional leagues in the near future. Get ready for an enhanced sports experience like no other!
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YouChat Load Times: We’ve also made some performance improvements to YouChat. You can expect faster LLM times with less strain on our services for a smoother search experience.
yousearch will be joining in on the 48 hour blackout starting June 12th. If you haven't heard, Reddit's making changes to their API that will kill 3rd party Reddit apps. You can read more here

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2023.06.07 22:40 CuntinentalBrekkie 29M UK/Anywhere [Chat] - Looking for someone with decent conversation and decent banter to hang out with.

Heyyy, thanks for taking the time to check out my post & I hope you find at least part of it interesting enough to send me a message. Anyway, without further ado...
I'm coming at you live from the sunny UK (no joke, it's literally blistering this week for some reason and I AM SUFFERING). As much as we can all appreciate a good bit of sunshine, it's nice in moderation but our houses are designed like little hotboxes, the heat stays in so i'm currently typing in shorts and a wife-beater whilst an industrial fan that I got cools me down - hot, right?
My sleeping pattern is just as inconsistent as Marvel Studios is with their quality. I'm usually up at all hours (I do work but it's flexible to a degree) so am happy to speak with anyone from anywhere. All I ask is that you're patient and understanding of timezones and...life in general. I've spoken with individuals in the past who have flew off the handle if you don't reply on their clock, so I appreciate someone who's horizontal levels of laid back please.
I like to travel and enjoy snowsports, both of which go hand in hand. As a result, I've been fortunate enough to travel all over Europe many times. Aside from travelling for that, I like to visit new places from Greece to the Czech Republic to Spain and so on. Also been to the US a few times but would really like to visit Japan or Norway one day, maybe Brazil but my pale self would probably incinerate over there. What's your dream destination?
Gaming is a big hobby of mine and I currently play on PS2/3/4/5, Switch & PC. I'd say what games I play but I hop between far too many at once, though I've been blasting Diablo IV and Street Fighter 6 recently. Phasmaphobia is always a good laugh and if you know of Hunt, you're an absolute champ. If you play, what are some of your favourite games?
When it comes to music, i'll listen to anything and everything, really, so feel free to be the DJ on any and all future road trips whilst I drive. Which brings me on to the next one - I love driving and going on the occasional road trip or spontaneous day/weekend out. Any song recommendations?
Movies too, anything and everything, though I do have a bit of a soft spot for horror despite the genre being completely dragged through the mud time and again. Fallen off of Marvel movies recently since they seem to have ZERO SENSE OF DIRECTION following Endgame, but I'll gladly re-watch SOME of them. The BIG BALLER Franchise is, and always will be...Star Wars (despite what Papa Disney did to the movies with VII-IX). Tell me your favourite movies!
I have a keen interest in the paranormal despite being mostly skeptic, I'd say more of an optimistic skeptic would best describe my outlook. Got any scary stories to share? Also enjoy learning about animals and different periods in history. Conspiracy theories are always a good laugh too. What's the wildest one you've heard of?I like to practice martial arts and watch the UFC and Boxing on occasion & as always, good olde WWE is never a dull time, can always stick it on for a little and have some degree of entertainment. Do you watch or play any sports?
Cats, dogs and nope ropes, I have all the pet pics for you. If you have any pets/fur companions, I would LOVE to see them.
I also like to cook and experiment with food. I'll try anything twice and am an average food challenge enjoyer, though I'm not quite Man V Food levels of food challenge.
Please send me your name, age and location in your opening message. A photo would also be appreciated BUT I do understand that this is Reddit and some degree of apprehension/caution is understandable, so don't worry if you aren't comfortable right off the bat. Ideally if we get on well, I would like to move platform preferably to Discord.
If you actually read all of this, I appreciate you. Have a great morning/afternoon/evening & I hope to hear from you.
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2023.06.07 22:37 reneva211 Helper/Maids/Cleaners - what is normal behaviour

We have been in KL for 18 months. I originally just wanted someone to come clean once a week. My landlord found a Filipino helper for me but she wanted to do 3 days a week and had quoted 100RM for each day from 8-5pm. Actually, she wanted to do 5 but I thought this was overkill for our needs. Having no idea of the rates, apart from a Google on average per hour, it said ok but knew that we would never make enough mess or have enough chores to really keep her occupied. Originally she started working Mon/Wed/Friday and apart from Monday after a weekend when she would work from 9-4at the latest, most days are 9 to between 1-3. I paid per day for turning up, rather than how many hours she actually did as I don’t mind as long as the work gets done (eg if she finished in 4hrs, just go home and still get the same amount of pay - I am more in quality of hours rather than quantity). Meanwhile time goes on and she starts changing her days to a number of combinations based on her requirements - again mostly didn’t care unless I had something specifically planned I needed her for & figured she was just getting extra jobs elsewhere so power to her and she was a good cleaner when she was at my house so that’s all I cared about. During this period. She had medical issues with her family back in the Philippines ranging from hospital bills for her Aunty, her grandson dying and then her husband dying. Of which, we gave her about 500rm for each occassion and a return plane ticket back to the Philippines at Christmas time (we offered when her grandson and husband died but she refused and ask for the Christmas period instead. Also during this time, she borrowed what ended up being around 2000rm which she promised to pay back and she was provided money for a replacement phone she broke, along with a Christmas bonus. Around this period her work became even more erratic and she would sometimes only turn up 1-2days per week and then still ask for more borrowings. With the reduced work hours, the mounting amount borrowed, I suggested she work 5 days but go home when finished and I would count as full day and withhold 2 days to start paying of the loan. This didn’t happen and she only ever turned up for 3 days max. After re-thinking everything, and because life had gotten busy and I know needed her to turn up regularly, I asked her to work 3 days min, raised day rate to 120Rm (but still could just finish when done), wrote off the debt she owed me and said if she would work 5 days, I would pay her for the full 5 days but expect a minimum of 3 days. She agreed and was very thankful. Since then, she still only works 3 days but occasionally 4 and has now broken her phone again and asked for me to buy her a new one, had a holiday with a friend traveling KL at the start of the year and is now unwell, doesn’t wish to work and is still asking me for money. Is this normal? I have my own budgets and expenses and I feel like they think I am rich and can hand out money at anytime and don’t care that they do not pay me back. I am a little done now.
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2023.06.07 22:27 Affectionate-Item-27 H&M Little Champ moisturising stick

The new H&M body range includes a chafe balm for only €8 that works better than any more expensive ones I’ve used! I’ve ordered Megababe from the US and tried expensive sports brands but they always have to be reapplied after a couple hours. This has lasted all day on my inner thighs in very sweaty weather. Would highly recommend to anyone who is sick of wearing shorts under all of their dresses in the summer!
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2023.06.07 22:26 No-Act-6558 Saw my ghost today

Long story short this girl 22F was someone I 23M was talking to for a few months. I was introduced to her through my best friends GF. She was super interested in me right off the gate. We lived in different cities at the time and we were both full-time college students so we only had 3 dates. The last time I saw her was NYE. We kept talking for like a month after NYE which consisted of her enthusiastically setting dates, but canceling on me last minute. I called her out on this and she gave me the whole "I really like you and hanging out with you but I'm not ready for a relationship". I told her I wasn't ready for one either (At the time I really wasn't, and I've never been in a relationship). I told her I wanted to keep seeing her casually and she agreed. Things seemed good. However, only two weeks later she flaked on me once again saying "I'm so excited to come see you but can we reschedule?" I wasn't able to and wanted to keep our plans. She just left me on read. I shot my last shot on valentines a week later (she told me it was her fav holiday and never had a valentine), but she just left that on read too. Shortly after I unfollowed her everywhere to try and forget about it.
The past 4 months have been confusing to say the least. I went completely silent on socials for a while after she ghosted me. One day I randomly posted an IG story, to which she was the first person to see it and liked it. Then a pattern started developing. Anytime I would post something she would be there right away. Sometimes liking sometimes not. This went on for a bit, but now she's just a silent watcher. I think she realized that her liking my posts isn't gonna make me reach out, so now she just watches. Every IG story shes there within the hour. TikTok videos she's there. I checked Spotify recently to see she still has our old playlists saved and on her profile. She's popped up in my profile views a few times. Just yesterday I posted some photos on Instagram, which I know she saw because she saw my story but didn't like my post. Again I don't follow her anymore so I pretty much never see her content besides the few times I've looked her up in the past few months.
Since graduating in may, I moved to the big city that she lives in. I live with my best friend, and I talk to his GF that set us up pretty regularly. I haven't spoken a word to her about the situation. There have been a few times where she drops casual hints towards my ghoster in conversation. IE she randomly mentioned how she was gonna try to move in with her but she found another place. She also asked me if I'm seeing anyone new. It's so weird because it's just a huge elephant in the room.
So today I'm running errands and as I'm at a stop sign, I see a familiar car on the far side. Sure enough, it's her. It was very brief, and I doubt she even saw me. It was so surreal seeing a person that I used to talk to every day, who just vanished into thin air and became a username in the social media world that's haunted me for months. I really don't know how to feel. On one hand it felt really good to see her in person, for just a brief moment. On the other hand it feels really strange to see someone just going through the motions of their life, who always makes their presence known online but wont even send you a simple text.
I'm just really confused right now at how to feel and handle this. I also live on the main street in the city with all the big bars that I know she frequents, so it's almost guaranteed ill run into her in person one day, and I don't know how I'd react.
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2023.06.07 22:16 Joadzilla Americans want to join unions. The Supreme Court doesn’t like that

The court’s new ruling makes it harder for workers to join a union, easier to break one and riskier to try to force concessions
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/jun/06/unions-strike-us-supreme-court
Their contract had expired, so the local teamsters, drivers of concrete-mixing barrel trucks for a firm called Glacier Northwest, in Washington state, decided to walk off the job. Like all strikes, the point of the work stoppage was to inflict financial consequences on a recalcitrant management side: to show the bosses that their employees were united in shared interest and mutual protection and that it would cost them less money to negotiate in good faith and agree to the workers’ demands than to continue to fight the union for less favorable, more exploitative conditions. When the teamsters began their strike, 16 of the barrel mixing trucks were full. They drove them back to the Glacier Northwest lot and left them there.
But if you don’t mix concrete, it hardens, and becomes useless. If this happens in a barrel truck, sometimes that can cause damage to the truck, too. When Glacier Northwest realized that their teamster employees had gone on strike, non-union workers were able to remove the concrete over the course of five hours, averting damage to the trucks. But they lost the use of all the concrete that had been mixed in those 16 barrel trucks that day.
This injury – the loss of 16 trucks’ worth of concrete to a regional construction supplier in the north-west – is the pretext that the US supreme court used this week to weaken the National Labor Relations Board and deal a blow to the right to strike.
In the case, Glacier Northwest v International Brotherhood of Teamsters, eight of the court’s nine justices found that management could sue the union for the damage caused to their property during the strike. Only Justice Jackson dissented. In addition to encouraging companies to sue their workers over strikes and ensuring that unions will pre-emptively avoid strikes or adopt less effective tactics to protect themselves from liability, the ruling also opens a wide new avenue for union-busting litigators to evade the authority of the National Labor Relations Board – the federal body that was created by Congress specifically to handle such conflicts and enforce workers’ rights.
The decision, then, furthers two of the supreme court’s major long-term projects: the erosion of labor protections, and the weakening of administrative agencies, whose expertise the court routinely ignores and whose authority the justices seem determined to usurp for themselves.
It might risk reinforcing the dramatically low standards for the supreme court’s behavior to note that the majority opinion, authored by Amy Coney Barrett, did not represent the worst of all possible outcomes. Barrett included some limiting language in her writing that preserves the possibility of binding NLRB oversight in these lawsuits. She clarified that unions do have some right to time their strikes in order to maximize financial damage to management – a move that would protect, say, the right of Amazon workers to initiate work stoppages during the holiday shipping rush, as they did last year. The gestures toward a continued right to strike appear designed to secure the votes of Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, who joined the majority, and to dilute the power of Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas, who wanted to gut NLRB authority over strike-related litigation entirely.
But it is important to consider Glacier Northwest in context: in recent years, the court has made it easier for companies to bar their employees from bringing class-action lawsuits, made it harder for public-sector unions to collect dues and struck down a California law that allowed unions to recruit agricultural workers on farms. The new ruling, which finds that strikes are often illegal when they lead to damage to employers’ property, only furthers their long project of making it harder for workers to join a union, easier for employers to break one up, and more legally risky for workers to take the kinds of action that can actually elicit concessions from the boss.
It will get worse. If they get their way – a less procedurally complicated case, a more amenable vote from Roberts, Barrett or Kavanaugh – the court’s most extreme conservatives will shape a bleak future for American labor. Their aim is to all but eliminate rights to organize and strike that are enjoyed by people in the most important, foundational and meaningful part of their public lives: the workplace.
“Workers are not indentured servants, bound to continue laboring until any planned work stoppage would be as painless as possible for their master,” Jackson wrote in her dissent. But that is the labor settlement that at least three members of the extremist conservative wing hope to enact. There is only one direction that this court’s labor jurisprudence is going.
The ruling comes at a moment when the American labor movement, long dormant and defeated, is experiencing something like a small resurgence, however timid and sporadic. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of unionized workers grew last year in both the public and private sectors, with the biggest increases in sectors like transportation and warehousing, arts and entertainment and durable goods manufacturing.
This growth has been accompanied by highly visible, media-savvy worker organizing drives among journalists, fast-food workers and graduate student instructors, and comes on the heels of high-profile strikes by groups ranging from Oakland teachers to Hollywood writers. Since 2021, this union resurgence has been aided in no small part by the Biden NLRB, which has been unusually hospitable to labor’s claims, even for a Democratic administration.
More and more workers are saying that they want to be a part of a union – and more and more of them are finding ways around the many and onerous obstacles designed to prevent them from forming one. Given the growing power of American unions, maybe the anti-worker court is right to be scared.
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2023.06.07 22:11 autotldr Sri Lanka police arrest Tamil legislator Ponnambalam

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Sri Lanka police arrested Tamil legislator and Tamil National People's Front Leader Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam at his Colombo residence early on June 7, on charges of "Obstructing police duties", hours before the Jaffna MP was scheduled to raise a breach of privilege matter in Parliament.
The development comes days after two men dressed in plain clothes turned up at a meeting of Mr. Ponnambalam and members of a local sports club in Jaffna, in Sri Lanka's Tamil-majority Northern Province, and reportedly assaulted him.
In a video statement released following the June 2 incident, the Jaffna legislator, who is the son of the late Tamil politician and lawyer Kumar Ponnambalam, said the men identified as CID officials, but refused to show their identity cards when asked.
"If this is how a member of Parliament is treated, then everyone can imagine how the general Tamil population in the north-east are treated The police in the north and east continue to act as an occupational, hostile force," he said.
Ahead of Wednesday's arrest the police asked Mr. Ponnambalam to produce himself to the Maruthenkerni police in Jaffna to record a statement and obtained a magistrate court order banning the legislator from travel abroad until then.
The Tamil MP had sought time from the parliamentary Speaker to raise the breach of privilege issue in the House on Wednesday.
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2023.06.07 22:10 throwra-sausage Should I keep growing my business or go back to cooking? Advice needed

M21, My brother and I own a landscaping company and that is currently what we do full time. Previously I graduated high school with the goal of being a chef so I cooked professionally for about 3 years. The restaurant lifestyle after a while just wasn't it for me with working long hours and nights/weekends/holidays so I got out of it and started my own business.
As much as I love what I do now and enjoy it, I 100% found more satisfaction and fulfillment in cooking compared to landscaping. I'm just at a bit of a mental crossroads and something inside me wants me to go back and continue my dream of being a chef despite enjoying what I do now.
This is a brief breakdown between the two jobs:

Owning my landsaping business:
Pros
- Work Monday-Friday weekends off and done every day around 5
- It's only our second year in business so pay flucuates but at some points I'm making way more than cooking and other points way less
- I'm my own boss, make my own schedule and don't have anybody telling me what to do
- I greatly enjoy the work
- Tons of growth potential with running the business
- Working outdoors and it's actually pretty easy work as well, I sit on a lawn mower that drives me around
-November-March off of work each year

Cons:
- A lot more stress with tracking expenses, income, etc
- Income isn't guaranteed
- I own all of our work equipment so if anything breaks fixing it comes out of my pocket
- No benefits
- No work when it rains

Cooking (All these pros and cons are for this specific job):
Pros:
Pay is $20 an hour, after tax I take home $800-1200 weekly in summer and $500-600 weekly in winter
- Guaranteed work, 40+ hours each week with 10-20 hours of overtime in summer
- 21 years but I have full benefits (health, dental, etc)
- 401k with 5% company match and a couple bonuses per year
- Absolutely no food expenses, I eat food at work 5 days a week and the other 2 days I get to take food home for my 2 days off
- I enjoy cooking, no stress about equipment breaking, just show up work and get paid

Cons:
- Long hours and no breaks
- I work Wednesday-Sunday 10-14 hours a day so I basically have no life in the summer. The last time I worked full time in a kitchen I lost a lot of friends working so much every day because I was never around
- Pay in the restaurant industry is notoriously low, despite how much I can learn in my career pay typically tops out around $30-$35 after decades of working
- Believe it or not it's better working outside in the summer than inside in the kitchen. Ridiculously hot working conditions that are horrible in the heat whereas working outside is fine


My goal in life isn't to make the most money but rather have the most comfortable life. It's great running my business and I have no regrets but I also would love to continue my deep down dreams of being a chef as well as not having any stress of owning a business and having guaranteed steady pay.
It's only our second year in business so obviously we're still due to grow but just feeling a little stressed recently and wanted some advice on if I should keep growing the business or go back to something steady? At the moment my bills are around $600 a month so not too much fortunately.
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