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  • protist@mander.xyztoEurope@feddit.orgPublic holidays
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    15 hours ago

    No mandate, yes, but a lot of people in the US get decent PTO, while a lot get nothing. It’s highly dependent on the organization. I work for a quasi governmental org in Texas and everyone there starts at 27 days of PTO plus 11 paid holidays, scaling up to 35 days of PTO based on longevity. Working at a hospital in the past, also in Texas, everyone got 26 days of PTO and 9 paid holidays. At both orgs, this PTO policy applied to everyone, from techs and janitorial staff making $15/hr to nurses pulling $110K to leadership.

    I wish PTO was mandated for everyone at every company, though.


  • protist@mander.xyzto196@lemmy.blahaj.zoneRule
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    15 hours ago

    I’d be interested to read that…the characteristics of someone’s hallucinations or delusions are 100% culturally bound and linked to their personal experience, but I don’t know if it’s as cut and dry as kinder and funnier in non-developed countries. I’ve encountered many folks with schizophrenia in the US who experienced psychosis they did not find in any way distressing, for example, and abuse and trauma also absolutely happen in all countries and will similarly contribute to fearful/frightening psychotic symptoms in all countries.






  • Install a dimmer switch? We replaced the stock Hampton Bay fan/light in our bedroom with a clear glass, kinda industrial style fixture with LED Edison bulbs on a dimmer switch, so we can turn that light on really low or really bright if we need to. I hate overhead lighting typically, but the low light is super warm colored and great to have on when we’re in there but still up.

    I’m a dimmer switch advocate…no one should ever get blasted with a full-strength bulb when they’re trying to wind down from the day or first waking up. Just put dimmer switches in every room.




  • protist@mander.xyztomemes@lemmy.worldTinder and Bumble kinda suck tbh.
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    2 days ago

    I don’t think it was the tech bros that tossed that aside, but the users. I was there at the beginning when Facebook was just college students, but then they opened it to high schools, and then when my Aunt Joyce friended me it was basically over. Once your family is watching you who the fuck is going to be updating their relationship status



  • My family’s there too, and I grew up there, and I couldn’t disagree more. “70-90mph gusts” cause serious damage to trees, homes, and power lines, but they’re highly localized, and so the damage is easy to repair. Houston just experienced 60-70mph sustained winds with gusts up to 90 and a number of tornadoes across the entire metro for like 2+ hours, which caused destruction several orders of magnitude greater than what you’re comparing it to. All that is to say Centerpoint Energy definitely got caught with their pants down, which had the outage dragging on for a lot of their customers


  • I know it’s in vogue to criticize “the Texas grid,” but there was only one incident that involved the actual grid supply and demand, which was the snowstorm in 2021. The only other outages that have happened were localized outages due to mechanical damage to power lines, eg from ice or hurricane-force winds. How long it’s taken Centerpoint Energy to get all those lines back up is certainly something to criticize, but it also has nothing to do with the Texas grid." And there have been no rolling blackouts due to heat, despite the implication in that Vice headline



  • This is absolutely not the case. When you break issues down, the average Republican voter supports a ton of Democratic policies, especially economic policies. They’re willing to vote against their self-interest because they’ve been led to believe they’re superior to other groups, namely racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ, non-Christians, but most importantly “college educated liberal elites.” This feeling of superiority is a fucking drug, and it makes them ready to want whatever their leaders tell them to want rather than the other way around