Everything Happens for a Reason

I'm a 24 year old country girl. I'm an artist, BJD collector/customizer, and I love all things cute and neat Japanese stuff.

This is where I post my projects and reblog anything I like.

BJD - Arpakasso/alpacasso - Star Trek - LOTR/Hobbit - and KITTIES!
What inspires me
People I find interesting

sicktress:

This kit has something VERY IMPORTANT to say.

*EXPLODES*

bunimalsfiberdolls:

stabbie:

People forget that the majority of businesses in America are small, independently run businesses that can’t afford to pay the majority of their employees more than the current minimum wage. Even the current wage is hurting small business in addition to the unrealistic competition large discount stores /walmart/ put on them.

The whole point of an entry level job is to work hard to make your way up in a company. If you work hard you will be rewarded.

To expect to be paid $10+ an hour starting out flipping burgers is unreasonable. Aspire to own the place one day instead and you’ll make $10 an hour the right way, by earning it.

Um, no.  Stop reading Ayn Rand. 

It is NOT unreasonable to expect to be paid a living wage. How many minimum wage jobs are people reasonably expected to work to pay rent?  The answer should be 1, but in my city it’s at least 3.4  (Link to very depressing map of San Francisco)  Minimum wage has not been rising with the rate of inflation, which functionally means that workers today are making less than they would have 30 years ago while being expected to afford a much higher cost of living - basics like paying for housing, food, clothing and medical care.

Raising minimum wage increases workers’ incomes, which increases the amount of money they spend - which helps small businesses.  To put it bluntly, people who can afford more buy more.  It’s pretty simple.  

We have to decide if we want to be a first world county that values all of its citizens or a third world country that doesn’t.  I already know which one I want this country to be.  I’m sorry you don’t feel the same.

(Cont from previous…)

You might say that big business employs more people than small businesses, and it’s true, however the working conditions and/or hours are often terrible compared to smaller businesses. We’ve had quite a few people come to our store for employment because the hours they got at our competitor (a chain store I shan’t name) were laughable. Even though they made more than minimum wage their hours were limited to 8-16 a week due to the economy. Which is the same thing that will happen if minimum wage is increased. Companies will cut costs any way they possibly can. Either way the common working people will have a tough time.

The root cause of the problem lies within the government and over regulation of free enterprise, but that’s a separate discussion for another day.

It’s one big catch 22.

And with that, I take my leave while I respectfully agree to disagree on the matter but will allow you the full right as an American citizen to your opinion.

bunimalsfiberdolls:

stabbie:

People forget that the majority of businesses in America are small, independently run businesses that can’t afford to pay the majority of their employees more than the current minimum wage. Even the current wage is hurting small business in addition to the unrealistic competition large discount stores /walmart/ put on them.

The whole point of an entry level job is to work hard to make your way up in a company. If you work hard you will be rewarded.

To expect to be paid $10+ an hour starting out flipping burgers is unreasonable. Aspire to own the place one day instead and you’ll make $10 an hour the right way, by earning it.

Um, no.  Stop reading Ayn Rand. 

It is NOT unreasonable to expect to be paid a living wage. How many minimum wage jobs are people reasonably expected to work to pay rent?  The answer should be 1, but in my city it’s at least 3.4  (Link to very depressing map of San Francisco)  Minimum wage has not been rising with the rate of inflation, which functionally means that workers today are making less than they would have 30 years ago while being expected to afford a much higher cost of living - basics like paying for housing, food, clothing and medical care.

Raising minimum wage increases workers’ incomes, which increases the amount of money they spend - which helps small businesses.  To put it bluntly, people who can afford more buy more.  It’s pretty simple.  

We have to decide if we want to be a first world county that values all of its citizens or a third world country that doesn’t.  I already know which one I want this country to be.  I’m sorry you don’t feel the same.

(I had to split my post in half)


This’ll be the last I speak on the matter because I feel that having discussion online (especially on tumblr with the horrible ui) is pointless. I just felt like responding to the original post for personal reasons.

I’m sorry you live in an area that’s grossly overpriced, although I believe your milk prices are far better than ours. ;)

However, I stand by what I say. I know first hand how this terrible economy has affected the private sector. Either way you slice it business will be hurt but even more so by forcing employers to raise wages. Not only would the wages of entry level employees be higher but the wages of veteran employees as well. It’s a domino effect.

People may have more disposable income but shop owners will have to raise their prices to pay their employees at the higher rate. And even then consumers will continue to shop at big box stores because they are able to offer the same products at slightly lower prices. Suppliers give better discounts to large companies on the same products that the small stores or independents offer creating an unfair advantage.

Cont…

People forget that the majority of businesses in America are small, independently run businesses that can’t afford to pay the majority of their employees more than the current minimum wage. Even the current wage is hurting small business in addition to the unrealistic competition large discount stores /walmart/ put on them.

The whole point of an entry level job is to work hard to make your way up in a company. If you work hard you will be rewarded.

To expect to be paid $10+ an hour starting out flipping burgers is unreasonable. Aspire to own the place one day instead and you’ll make $10 an hour the right way, by earning it.

(via bunimalsfiberdolls)

Particularly the white boy.

I’m also interested in the 10cm baby marines as well.

Alpaca ridin’ shotgun

I got my order from rosy61987 today. :3 Thank you so much for making a custom order for me! And I love how you included a small girly wooly to match my 16cm girly. :)

derpola:

stabbie:

@-@ Woolys! I got my package of 2 adopted woolys from derpola today! They’re so fluffy I can’t stand it :D She even included some awesome candies and a squishy cinnamon roll (can’t remember how it’s spelt) bunny key chain. I love squishy cute things. :3 Thank you so much for everything and helping me get more wooly! Your doodles are awesome. ;)

Hooray :3 Thank you so much for taking home some more woolys, just two more you need right? XDD Hope you enjoy all the fluffiness! Glad you liked the freebie I included.

Everything is awesome. :D and I love the strawberry gummies, they’re my favorite.

Thank you all for sticking around through my eclectic collection of stuff… dolls and alpacasso are kinda similar I guess. I appreciate my few followers who reblog/like a lot of my stuff, you know who you are ;D

libhobn:

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to explain this…

@-@ Woolys! I got my package of 2 adopted woolys from derpola today! They’re so fluffy I can’t stand it :D She even included some awesome candies and a squishy cinnamon roll (can’t remember how it’s spelt) bunny key chain. I love squishy cute things. :3 Thank you so much for everything and helping me get more wooly! Your doodles are awesome. ;)

Prototype yo-sd sized scarf. Modeled by my LTF Lishe. :P

I remember watching it on the news. I remember how it made me feel. I remember how the country came together and we became united.

But things have changed for the worse apparently.