wes anderson movies taught me that fucked up horrifying tragic living circumstances are no excuse not to carefully maintain a cute pastoral aesthetic at all times
I love you because I love myself, Because I love what’s inside me that I can see in you.
It was one of the most boisterous Seattle City Council meetings… ever. Several hundred people packed into First Hill’s Great Hall Wednesday night for the first of a series of hearings on raising the minimum wage in Seattle.
The red-shirted masses of Kshama Sawant’s $15 Now campaign filled the 8th and Seneca auditorium waving signs and uproariously cheering on those who spoke in favor of a $15 an hour minimum wage.
Several Capitol Hill business owners were also in attendance, including many who have thus far waited to speak out in public on raising the minimum wage. CHS spoke with a handful of owners last week about ideas to smooth the ramp to a $15/hour minimum wage including phase-ins and a “total compensation” calculation.
Massive CEO compensation takes money away from paying workers living wages.
I work in a very busy fast food place in downtown Seattle and even though the pay is shit, I’ve learned more from this job than any other could’ve offered me. The type of stuff my co-workers and I have to deal with is insane to the point where I question the validity of my eyes and ears.
We get paid to do a job, like everyone else, but we are considered the lowest of the low and treated with a type of disrespect you don’t see anywhere else. It’s different for every fast food joint, but for the one I work at, everyday is something new because 1) it’s in a major city and 2) there’s a bus/shuttle (?) somewhere nearby that drops off travelers from abroad (lots of people come in with luggage).
I was thinking about getting a new job, but then one of my co-workers persuaded me to represent our store tonight at a meeting about raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. There’s him and another girl I work with who have been passionate and outspoken about changing the current wage in the fast food industry (I guess they’ve been interviewed on the news a few different times??).
I never really cared about money as much as I care about making a difference. Even still, I feel very, very, very scared about how many people I’ll have to speak with tonight (or even speak to… ughghgg public speaking).
Positive thinking! (and a refill on my anxiety meds that I haven’t needed in over a year).
Lost in Translation (2003)
"When I began to write, it was out of fear. I thought I might forget, or pretend to forget, or pretend to pretend, or grow up"
- Miranda July No one belongs here more than you.