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  • Yeah there used to be a time when, in order to qualify for renting or buying a dwelling, candidate had to prove to the housing industry that they earned three times the amount of rent or mortgage. Is that still a thing?

  • memoriarule
  • Anyway it seems plenty of people are confused about what the holidays are for. memorial Day is about remembering people who have died, particularly the people who died in line of combat in the military.

    Veterans Day is the day we're supposed to thank a veteran.

    Labor Day, I still don't know what that one's about, something about honoring everyone who has to work all the time? Labor?. So we get a day off. I guess.

  • Some "Law"
  • I've heard that the price of McDonald's food has doubled and people are definitely not saying "hey you get what you pay for" when it comes to McDonald's price increase and they're definitely not buying MORE of it.

  • 10 Restaurant Chains Closing Locations In 2024 US
  • If we love food so much, we need to learn to make it ourselves. Expecting minimum wage workers not paid enough to survive, to cook all your comfort food for you while you sit on your ass, needs to become a thing of the past.

  • Hacker could have personal information of every schoolkid in Helsinki, City says
  • Oh man, imagine all the power I'd have with all the Helsinki students' personal data

    nah I think that'd be about as useful as seeing a thousand different license plates on a thousand different cars every day

    🤷🏻‍♀️

  • My new job wants me to write a bio for all of our clients and colleagues to see, but here's what's really going on in my mind if I could write an honest bio:

    I have no choice but to work a job for survival although I am in constant pain, my feet, my legs, my back, my shoulders, which is ironic because here I am as your massage therapist so you might assume we're impervious to pain, But no, not only am I your licensed massage therapist but I am first & foremost a Disabled Army Veteran but I have no choice but to work because all my disability benefits are being garnished by the government.

    Ideally to heal my pain, I would rest and exercise and do yoga all day which is what I really need to do, but that won't earn me money to survive, and if I don't earn money to survive then I cannot survive. So I have no choice but to work a job, and if I could have any job in the world I wanted, it would be this job, as a licensed massage therapist here in this oceanfront Spa at this exclusive Beach Club that charges members $7,000 to join and $1,000 a month club dues, yes this is an exclusive club and I am grateful you hired me to work here,

    I went to school for this, and jumped through so many legal hoops and bureaucratic documentation and licensing and testing in several different states just to have this job, So I'm investing myself into this job because I've already invested so much effort into it, and I don't want to jump through any other hoops for any other job because I'm already exhausted.

    although what I really want to do is be a yoga teacher but I tried that and it only pays $25 a week and I cannot survive on $25/week, so I'm sticking with this job as a massage therapist and I'm grateful you hired me because this spa is on the beach and we can literally see the ocean from our windows and front promenade and it is so beautiful. And an employee benefit you offer us is a cafeteria with free food during our breaks and that is amazing. I'm grateful to work here,

    but let me be clear that I do not want to work AT ALL and I need to rest and my body is in constant pain and I literally have disability benefits so I shouldn't be working but the government /IRS is garnishing all of my disability benefits because of something stupid my ex-husband did 10 years ago, So I have no choice but to work this job, and if I must work a job, this is the best one. But I am worried I will not be able to keep up and I will be so exhausted that I simply can't do it anymore, and then what? I will die because we need money to survive and if I don't work then I won't have money. And mind you, death from lack of money is not a quick instant painless death. No, it's a slow horrible undignified demise.

    I will honestly tell you, along the same vein of preferring to be a yoga teacher if it only paid a living wage because that would be better for my body and my health, I've also thought of being an exotic dancer so I can climb a pole and be upside down and exercise which is what I crave, so much better than standing on these hard floors all day bending over massage clients, Oh it's 3:45 a.m. and my body is still throbbing in pain from the prior day of work, but I chose this vocation as a massage therapist because it is respectable, and guaranteed steady income as long as I can tolerate the pain and keep showing up to work every day,

    whereas being an exotic dancer would not be respectable, and also I don't have the personality or the street smarts to be an exotic dancer. I would just like the physicality of it, climbing, stretching, dancing, that's what my body needs to do.

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    [SOLVED!] On an Android phone is there an open source method of compressing files?

    I have to submit a document for employment and they want my passport but my passport photo is 5.49 MB and they say you can't upload anything more than 5 MB. How can I shrink that file on my android phone without paying some service?

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    I set my filter to no longer show me posts with the word "trump." several hours later, I'm still seeing Trump posts.

    Do I need to log out? then log back in? I don't want to. But if logging out/in is necessary to refresh my filter settings, I will. I searched for a way to log out/ in but I can't find it, but I will look harder if I need to. Let me know, or anything else I need to do to stop seeing Trump posts. Thanks.

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    For those who aren't burdened with chronic or intermittent depression, how does that feel?

    When you're lonely, you don't become cripplingly hopeless and withdraw from life? You just contact some friends or easily make new friends and have a good time and carry on with life?

    When you're driving your car and everything is fine until you come to a stoplight, you don't suddenly become depressed at the stoplight like I do?

    When you wake up every morning, you don't have crippling existential dread? You just get up and go about your day cheerfully, without analyzing the futile meaninglessness of the big picture?

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    Vote fuzzing. Are we seriously doing this here now too??

    You know we all escaped Reddit for greener pastures. But I have increasingly noticed that greener pastures are not to be found in the Fediverse either.

    I undeniably witnessed some vote fuzzing this morning and I feel a bit psychologically violated whenever I notice people or companies or platforms engaging in psychological manipulation.

    It does make me feel livid.

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    Update - case closed because:

    ------ Wisdom from gregorum@lemm.ee

    >There is no vote fuzzing in Lemmy. The software doesn’t support it. Period.

    >I’ve been paying attention to the Lemmy mod tools and Lemmy admin Matrix rooms, and it’s been the subject of major discussion over the past week between one or two users who keep bringing it up and, like, everyone else (including the Lemmy devs) who are all like, “no, not now, not ever.”

    >It’s not a thing.

    >SO, what could explain what you’re seeing?

    >Possible explanations include:

    >Vote brigading

    >Alt account abuse

    >A genuine statistical fluke where there are genuine votes that are producing this bizarre pattern, and hopefully it will subside soon along with your reasonably justified paranoia.

    >The solution to all of these possibilities, and possibly others that I did not enumerate here, is to just ignore the problem and move on with your life. Remember: nothing that happens here is really important.

    >I really hope this makes you feel better. Because it should.

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    Personal Finance @lemmy.ml LemmyKnowsBest @lemmy.world
    USA: New hourly job filling out a W-4, single person, no dependents, what's the lowest deduction we can choose?

    Goal: the least amount of withholdings possible

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    Everyone be using the eggplant emoji as a penis euphemism, I have two thoughts on this ...
    1. over time this might affect our collective consciousness in regards to the purpose & function of the eggplant; and

    2. can we please just get a straightforward penis emoji already?? Half the human population has a penis attached to their bodies anyway, why are we still so prude about incorporating actual penises into mainstream vernacular & daily life?

    addendum:

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    There is some Tesla brigade working hard to remove everything from the internet that makes them look bad.

    The last couple days I've noticed every post that shows Tesla not looking good, has been removed from some higher directive. Not deleted by OP.

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    and yesterday an OP tried at least twice to post an article about Tesla factory ordering $16,000 worth of pies from a small independently-owned Silicon Valley bakery, owned by a sweet hard-working lady who worked overtime all night and had to go out and buy more ingredients to get the order finished in time, only for Tesla to call up the next morning and cancel the order just as the pies were about to be delivered to Tesla. As of press time, that lady lost $16,000 on that order but hopefully Tesla came back and made up for it.

    The OP posted that article twice because the first one had been removed, then I tried to comment on the second one and it had been removed also.

    There seems to be some Tesla brigade working hard to remove everything from the internet that makes them look bad.

    Edit: Update:

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