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No one is “Occupying Best Buy”. In a thousand cities across the world, people are Occupying public space in protest of vast income disparity and “shared sacrifices” being heaped upon the 99% while the 1% hide in the Manhattan penthouses sipping Dom and sniffing disdainfully at the protesting masses. These same people would hold their noses and smile condescendingly at “prospecting Occupiers.”
You have to be awake to Occupy. You have to be aware of the problems facing the People to Occupy. You have to be willing to sacrifice your personal property, your comfort, your clean arrest record, and even your health to Occupy.
Occupying Best Buy? I wonder if Sean is camping out at Best Buy to get a hard drive so he can get his computer working so he can apply for work. Does he even have unemployment benefits? Oh, I ask the wrong questions. Keep it cute, news media, and gloss over the deep despair that is being unemployed.
yes, they really have a fucking manifesto.
Oh helllll no. I used to work there. It’s a damn cult. They made a guy committing fraud employee of the month five times and had the audacity to tell everyone to follow his “methods” even after I repeatedly complained about the illegality of his actions. They made us come in at 6am on sundaes for “synergy” meeting whereupon we were lectured for NOT getting as many sales as the fraudsters. We were punished and made to wear white shirts like new hires for not selling sports illustrated magazines at the register. Don’t let me get started on the rampant sexism and racism. I came with computer experience to apply for geek squad position only to be told I was more suited to cashier. I had never used a register and i’m introverted geek…really now. They gave the position to a 16 year old boy with half my computer knowledgemost backwards creepy company I have ever worked for. Forgive typos. On my phone.
So I worked for best buy.
I have a lot of rage inside of me, which is directed towards this evil, evil corporation. If there ever existed an evil corporation, Best Buy is it.
There are a lot of great people who still work there. People who I genuinely respect. But they work within the guidelines of a business which blindly ignores their own core values, and they accept that. I guess that makes them part of the problem.
Maximizing the bottom line while expending working wages, saying that people are only good for one use while not putting job training in place… and the RAMPANT SEXISM AND RACISM.
Well, this does not shock me. One day I’ll tell my entire best buy story. It’s not all about best buy being a dick. I was a dick a little bit too. But they didn’t fire me for being a dick. They fired me once I started stepping up my game and saying that in order for employees to give a shit about an organization, the organization must give a shit about them first.
Fuck you, Best Buy.
Your corporate personhood can toss my salad.