I work for seven dollars an hour 32 hours a week dishwashing.
I don't have health care, life insurance, a 401k, I run out of money before my next pay check, blah blah crappiness.
But I live with someone who makes money too.
And we share the money.
We help each other out.
We have shoes, cars with car insurance, coats, pants, a place to live, the internet.
We have everything a rich person has, but cheaper.
But this is where it gets shitty.
When you don't make much money your bosses treat you like expendable pieces of shit.
I have taken a total seven days off work, the days aren't in order also.
I took them off to go to a reading, someone is visiting from new york, and to go camping.
The boss tells me she might hire someone to replace me because i did that.
But at the same time there are servers who can pick and choose what days they want to work because they are in college or the boss finds them attractive.
Today the drain under the dishtank kept flooding and i had to work in three inches of 180 degree water.
I go home stinking like garbage everyday.
I asked to become bartender and she refused, why, may you ask. She replied, "I like my men in the kitchen."
I'm the only person that works there that closes five days a week because I'm the dishwasher.
I have not once in six months called off or shown up late.
I've had to clean shit off the bathroom floor twice, and an unknown female worker keeps wiping her bloody tampons all over the bathroom walls and i had to clean it up.
it's like I make 7 dollars an hour.
What do you expect from me?
This is why the phrase, "Pick yourself by your bookstraps," pisses me off.
I mean, it is not only hard for the poor to gather up enough luxery time and money to go to school.
But they really beat down your confidence.
And children get this.
Poor people have poor parents, parents whose confidence is just beat down because of years of this shit.
And this attitude of not having any self-confidence seeps into their children's brains and becomes their attitude of having no confidence.
I have not heard once in the six months I've worked the boss tell one employee "good job," or, "Do you want a free meal you've done good today," or even "thanks."
How can a person live without consideration?
To me inconsiderate people scorn life.
They hate life.
They hate themselves and everyone else around them.
We are born onto some strange planet in the middle of a nowhere universe.
We got people and we got nature.
Make friends, you don't need to love humanity.
But you need to not take them for granted, you need to realize that you need them and they need you, that are working together to make this world happen.
You need not to take trees and plants and animals for granted, you need them.
I sound like a hippy.
But what the fuck.
life is just fucking better when people go up to other people and shake hands and say things like, "Your hair looks nice today, your eyes are a pretty blue, you are a nice person, you have a cool car, you're awesome, I think your sweet, you make a good steak, thank you, your welcome etc."