I shared this with my whole cat lady group. No reactions yet. I worry they will find it too flippant. I am dying, though.
Specifically, US policies that allow US companies and other companies selling in the US to surmount pesky obstacles like flawed-but-extant US worker protections and environmental regulations killed those girls. You cannot ask people to shop their way out of this one. Whatever twig-based tea cozy I can buy on Etsy will not offset the effects of larger economic policies like this for an effing second.
I volunteer at an animal shelter that only accepts cash to get dogs out of dog jail, and they never have change, yet people persist in paying in hundreds. Luckily, I always have wet, crumpled singles and fives from my shampoo girl job, so I can exchange my inconvenient money for different inconvenient money, while nominally helping a quasi-nonprofit agency.
My uniform is, sometimes co-workers bring garbage bags of clothes to the break room for everyone to go through before the clothes get donated or thrown out, so I dress like my co-workers, if my co-workers chose their clothing sizes based on availability rather than fit.
@wallrock Did you have to take your fifty lbs of potatoes to the interview, and if so, do you feel like this affected the outcome?
-The wifi at my work is down, so I can't take a picture of my pay check, and I'm not just going to trudge to the bank like an animal.
@siege91 it's cool, though, because I also do not plan to die at 70.
@blair They would have you killed, and then charge you $12 for not being alive.
@Cup of T Hey, I wrote this thing! Thanks for reading. The best way to make sure that the person shampooing you gets a tip is to keep a couple of bucks in your pocket, and hand them to the shampooer as soon as you finish. Or, you can run back and find them after all your services are done. Or, when you pay at the desk, you can tell the receptionist, "This is for my stylist, and this is for the person who washed my hair." At my specific salon, we don't have a formal tip out system. Sometimes, if a stylist gets a really incredible tip from a client, they'll pass some along, or if I do something extra, like start a client's blowout for a stylist, or apply a glaze or other treatment at the back bar, the stylist will send a few bucks my way. Other salons may be different, but pretty much any decent place, if you ask the desk who things work and what usual ballpark tip amounts might be, they're not going to be like, "People usually tip $1,000." For me, when I'm shampooing, people often tip $2, salon lifers often tip about $5, and baller clients tip $10 or more. One regular client routinely tips me with a handful of nickels.
@cmcm But have you ever tried to sell a diamond?