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Cake day: August 1st, 2023


  • 2 years ago yogurt was 40 cents, today it’s 80. Bacon was $3 a pound, today the cheapest is $4.50 unless it’s on sale. Frozen pizzas were $4, $5 on the top end, now they’re $6-$15… for a frozen pizza. Ramen was 20 cents, today it’s 55. String cheese was $4, today it’s $7. A small bag of shredded cheese was $4, now it’s $8. Cereal was $3, today it’s $5 and you get less. Have you seen how expensive a bag or Doritos is? A small bag costs more than what a party size bag used to cost, and that’s true for all chips.

    I have dozens of items that are out of reach today that were common fare 3 years ago. Milk and eggs have come back down, yes, but not the rest of it.

  • 1lb ground beef 2 cans sweet corn 2 cans of kidney beans Two cans diced tomatoes 1 can tomato paste Taco seasoning (I buy McCormicks from Costco so I have no idea how many packets)

    In a large pot brown the beef Once browned open all cans and put them in the pot, juice and all Heat to simmer and add taco seasoning with your heart

    Serve with a dollop of sour cream and/or some shredded cheese on top

    Taco soup

  • Reminds me of the time when I worked in a sprint retail store and one day we came in and the power was cut, there was no internet, and all our logins that we could access from our mobile devices worked.

    We were told there was a clerical error and all was good.

    Two months later when they were shutting down our store they admitted they were planning to shut down the store and were just two months early with the logistics.

  • Two nights ago I had a random meeting with the CEO, who I have a really good relationship with, added to my calendar. Thought nothing of it.

    I entered the zoom call and said ‘so am I getting fired?’

    The answer was yes.

    Awkward silence ensued for a minute until they started telling me about the severance package.

    Side note: I can try to negotiate that severance a bit right?

  • I got my BA in organizational communication, so I feel that I can speak to this. There is definitely a direct correlation with the size of a company and the complexity of running the company. It gets compounded when your company is high profile like Wikipedia is because it winds up becoming political really quick, as stupid as that is. The only way to keep a company ‘not complicated’ is to keep it perfectly flat, which is impossible once you get up to around 25 employees, at which point the CEO is directly managing everyone and can’t do their job running the company.

    Now the question of deserving to get paid more is pretty nuanced imo. Does a person deserve to be paid more because they work harder? If so, service industry workers should be some of the top paid people. Or should compensation be determined by impact to the companies bottom line? Or perhaps correlated with personal risk in the role? What about volume of work? Or difficulty of work? I don’t think it’s as simple as asking if they deserve it so much as asking what the company can pay and the value add the executive makes. But this is a bit of a blue sky scenario where there’s equity in how we pay people rather than this obscene good old boys club where executives all smell their own farts and pat each other on the back for doing so.

    I do think that higher level positions with higher levels of responsibility (which will be different based on numerous factors, including size and complexity of the company) should be paid more than lower levels. But I also think there should be a cap on the wage disparity between the lowest and highest earners.