HEY FOLKS ITS CAM HERE WITH A CALL TO ARMS well more or less
idk how to word these things but basically i’m 24 which is nearing the end of the “golden window” for testosterone to make the most impact onto my system so i cant put it off anymore. problem is, im between “real people” jobs right now without a car/license and barely surviving off of art commissions.
i’ve set up a donate button in my blog header that links to my paypal, and here’s a link to my commission post as well, in case you’d prefer that. i like earning my money, but the donate button is there in case.
please spread this around, this is something i’ve been trying to do for years and this is really the last year i have to get it started and do it right
thank you in advance for everything, whether it’s a reblog or a donation or a commission, even the littlest bit of support can make a difference
McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes.
"A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children.
Nancy Salgado, 26, told The Real News that she felt like she had to speak out during McDonald’s USA President Jeff Stratton’s speech at the Union League Club of Chicago on Friday for the sake of her children.
“It’s really hard for me to feed my two kids and struggle day to day,” she shouted as Stratton was speaking. “Do you think this is fair, that I have to be making $8.25 when I’ve worked for McDonald’s for ten years?”
“I’ve been there for forty years,” Stratton replied from the podium.
“The thing is that I need a raise. But you’re not helping your employees. How is this possible?” Salgado asked.
At that point, someone approached Salgado and informed her that she was going to be arrested.
She later recalled the encounter to The Real News’ Jessica Desvarieux.
“The strength was very powerful, like, just remembering the face of my kids, like I say, you know, just simple things like I can’t provide a pair of shoes like everybody else does, sometimes every month, or anything like that,” she said. “And he needs to know we are what all the employees at McDonald’s are going through. We’re struggling day to day to provide our needs in our houses, things for our kids. And it’s just–it gets harder and harder with just the poverty wage they have us living in.”
“They just told me, you know, well, you’re being under arrest because you just interrupted, you trespassed the property. You’re just going to go to jail,” Salgado added. “And what I remember just telling them, ‘well, like, so, because I have to speak out my mind and I had to tell the president the poverty wage I’m living in, that’s just against the law?’ You know, just be able to speak up your mind and say, you know what, I can’t survive with $8.25? It’s just — it’s ridiculous that I’m going to get arrested. You know.”
Salgado, who is still working at McDonald’s, said she had her hours cut following the arrest and feared further retaliation.
“The CEOs make millions and billions a year and why can’t they provide enough for their employees?” she wondered.”
I think that this is beyond awful for many reasons. People can’t afford to live off of the wages that they are given currently, and can’t even speak out against it. I know tumblr is great for spreading important news like this, so please help me get the word out to support this woman.
This makes me so mad.
Is there any home studio work you can get to tide you over? It wouldn’t be the same as a professional studio, but you could gain experience. Find local music bands and tell them you can do some recording work, make some connections for down the road.
the problem is i dont have any of the gear (microphones, preamps, etc) i would need for recording nor do i have access to the proper programs to record to and edit/mix with since all this costs quite a pretty penny.
i was considering taking some business cards out to some open mic nights around here once my car is functioning again.
i appreciate the read and response btw =)