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i love it when you call me big poppa

cuz i've seen some ladies tonight that should be havin' my baby, baybay

Fired from Econo-Lodge.

Hurts a bit. Hurts the pride. The job sucked, the pay was substandard, it was nothing like the comfort suites gig or the jobs i had in socal.

Basically, it sucked, and perhaps my enthusiasm shone through.

Whatever. Two paychecks and i'm back out on the street.

I feel not so good, but i really feel for the people who have to work at a place like that for 5-10-20 yrs at substandard pay, with no health insurance, benefits, and few if any raises which havent been federally mandated.

Those are the people I'll miss. The housekeepers. These women work so hard, often with children at home. They get shit pay, working so hard at a thankless job.

Working in an environment, so close to poverty -- makes me - it makes me really want to hate the privileged white people in this country.

I want to turn the other cheek about it, but these corporate fucks, these bottom-line businesspeople - fuck em!

Fuck people who rake in syrup-filled bags of cash, yet deny their own workers a decent wage.

There's a disparity here. The hardest-working people in this country are paid like shit.

This is a country based on immigration. Especially when you talk about California, Arizona, & New Mexico - how dare you talk about people being illegal. If you ain't full-blooded native american, what the hell are you talking about? I think the Europeans - the Pilgrims - were illegal immigrants.

And they wanted a better life.

That's all anyone wants.

Have a heart.


Recommended comics reading:

Anything by Paul Pope.

(Check out Heavy Liquid, and 100%, as well as his THB, if ye can find it)

Anything by Nabiel Kanan, esp. Exit and Lost Girl.
He's good, too.

And finally, check out Bob Fingerman, for Pete's sake!
If ye don't appreciate the humor of Minimum Wage, you might go in for the social relevance of his more serious, White Like She, the tale of a black man in a white woman's body.
Good stuff.

siempre melo

1:27 a.m. - 2003-10-03


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