does anybody have it happen where you buy a thing and write in tip on the check and then when it gets charged to your account it doesn’t include tip? that has happened to me enough times to be mad about it. servers i want to give you money
have you looked after a couple of days? what happens is you give the credit card to your server to ring you up and that transaction will be on your statement as “pending” (probably), which is the pre-tip total. then they give you a receipt that you have to authorize where you can put the tip, and when your authorized receipt is “sent,” which can take longer depending, at that point the “real” total officially goes through. JUST TO BE SAFE though always remember to make sure you are adding correctly on your receipt and putting the total on the total line, or else they might not be able to process it as you wanted!
eta: I haven’t waited but I have used varieties of $$$ clerical technology and I think/assume that sometimes they ask you for the tip before they ring you up because of the type of equipment they used, that was the type of setup I had at the museum cafe. the other thing is that some servers prefer to be told what the tip is, add it on their cash register, then have you sign that, because it eliminates errors on your part, which can and frequently do fuck servers over
I saw Lucas yesterday before I went to work at 8 am, last night after 11 or maybe midnight when he said hi while I was asleep, for about two minutes at 11 or noon today while I was still asleep when he came home for two minutes to make coffee for me, and I probably will not see him again til tomorrow night! meanwhile, he doesn’t have benefits
my sister’s husband is also a professional Sound Dude, which is troubling you know because I don’t wanna turn into my sister, he and Lucas are kind of opposite spectrum Sound Dudes but both probably came out of the same thing, band kids cum 90s alt. where my sister’s husband is recovered anarchist and a self-styled Ben Weasel, a frontman, Lucas is, I dunno exactly what, maybe he is more late grunge, and a bassist. my sister’s husband stage manages a corporate venue in a town where the punks have to play corporate venues, and it taught him to appreciate more expensive production than he might have; Lucas works in public service for schools and churches and it taught him mainly to appreciate acts with only three instruments and bossing around teenagers.
I don’t mean to make light of the reality of rich people who are shitty tippers or the reality that most people do not tip the minimum that one is always supposed to tip BUT this headline should actually be “very rich person tips bartenders at the rate one is supposed to tip bartenders”
Anonymous said: What's the best way for a poor person to avoid buying sweatshop stuff? I hate what happens in sweatshops but at the same time my options are limited due to money and what's being sold in my area :( Do you have any advice?
Thrift is the only thing i can think of
Not buying from sweatshops would do nothing to improve the lives of the workers so it’s probably best to not waste energy on shopping “ethically” and concentrate on organising our own workplaces and communities.
Over the past decade, factory and sweatshop workers across East and South Asia have been militantly organising. Their unions are getting stronger, they are taking direct action against bosses and militias, and they are gaining better wages and working conditions all the time.
To boycott the products they make, when no union or sweatshop workers are calling for a boycott, doesn’t strengthen their struggle, it’ll weaken it.
Nike or Primark, whatever you buy you’re buying from exploited workers. And that includes the first world primark shop workers and delivery people. You cannot boycott capitalism under a globalised capitalist system.
Boycotts lead to less profits lead to already exploited workers being laid off. Unless they call for a boycott (in which they’ve hopefully prepared for the fallout) you’re only added more exploitation and starvation. It’s a fucking terrible tight-rope act that was purposefully designed to weaken solidarity and direct action.
"just buy nike"
I’m honestly kind of uncomfortable with “happy labor day, did you know unions are ok” social media content and I think I want to avoid it
Chores go much quicker when you have someone to help you.
This is from the introduction of Nancy Hiller’s The Hoosier Cabinet in Kitchen History and I was going to critique this intro in a way that would benefit people who haven’t necessarily spent their entire adult life reading mainly about the history of women & work in the twentieth century u.s. and who maybe don’t understand immediately why “women’s labor is different because now we buy cherries at the supermarket” is literally the most broken thing a person could ever say BUT instead I wanted to post this paragraph, which I have read over and over and over again now, so that everyone who teaches writing can use it alongside “mistakes were made”
At my regular professional rates the cherry pie I was making would cost around $170. I was stunned by the contrast between the time it took me to make a single pie and how cheaply all these process could be done at a commercial level. In the frozen food department of my regular grocery store I could buy, for less than $10, a pie made from fruit that had to be grown and harvested, seeded and baked into a crust, packaged and transported for possibly thousands of miles, and then marked up, perhaps by 100 percent, for retail sale.
honestly how many beauty bloggers had their boyfriend put their hellmer together for them? this is fucked up