Laired Cake

Somewhere between meaningful and mindless.

mgann-morzz:

McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes.

"A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children.

Nancy Salgado, 26, told The Real News that she felt like she had to speak out during McDonald’s USA President Jeff Stratton’s speech at the Union League Club of Chicago on Friday for the sake of her children.

“It’s really hard for me to feed my two kids and struggle day to day,” she shouted as Stratton was speaking. “Do you think this is fair, that I have to be making $8.25 when I’ve worked for McDonald’s for ten years?”

“I’ve been there for forty years,” Stratton replied from the podium.

“The thing is that I need a raise. But you’re not helping your employees. How is this possible?” Salgado asked.

At that point, someone approached Salgado and informed her that she was going to be arrested.

She later recalled the encounter to The Real News’ Jessica Desvarieux.

“The strength was very powerful, like, just remembering the face of my kids, like I say, you know, just simple things like I can’t provide a pair of shoes like everybody else does, sometimes every month, or anything like that,” she said. “And he needs to know we are what all the employees at McDonald’s are going through. We’re struggling day to day to provide our needs in our houses, things for our kids. And it’s just–it gets harder and harder with just the poverty wage they have us living in.”

“They just told me, you know, well, you’re being under arrest because you just interrupted, you trespassed the property. You’re just going to go to jail,” Salgado added. “And what I remember just telling them, ‘well, like, so, because I have to speak out my mind and I had to tell the president the poverty wage I’m living in, that’s just against the law?’ You know, just be able to speak up your mind and say, you know what, I can’t survive with $8.25? It’s just — it’s ridiculous that I’m going to get arrested. You know.”

Salgado, who is still working at McDonald’s, said she had her hours cut following the arrest and feared further retaliation.

“The CEOs make millions and billions a year and why can’t they provide enough for their employees?” she wondered.”

I think that this is beyond awful for many reasons. People can’t afford to live off of the wages that they are given currently, and can’t even speak out against it. I know tumblr is great for spreading important news like this, so please help me get the word out to support this woman.

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artedadventures:

[re: this post]

Sorry, I should have elaborated! They’re usually tools that can be used to help teach art to people with disabilities. Like Blick’s egg handled brushes can be used for students who have a harder time with thinner art supplies or have trouble gripping supplies due to less developed fine motor skills or impaired hand movements. On the right is a homemade version (found on Pinterest without a working link to the source) which is the kind of thing that I need for my class- low-tech and inexpensive. :) 

Somewhat simple, but a graphic organizer- large font optional- is something I use daily in my teaching.

todallison:

this vine is better than all of paranormal activity

(Source: vinebox, via water12ftdeep)

appleforevan:

artteacheradventures:

mvmarcz:

fattyonfire:

Splurged on this beauty for the 2014-2015 school year. Heavy duty! I can’t believe how excited I am about a pencil sharpener. If any student touches this..there will be grave consequences.

No lie I keep mine hidden in a cabinet behind my deskOnly select few know its locationand partially cause of other teachers, not my kidsI actually had a 1st grade teacher send me ALL of her pencils one morning while I was teaching.  She wanted ME to sharpen them for her

Are you flipping kidding me?! I’ve never heard of a teacher asking me to sharpen their pencils. All the dirty words they’d hear from me after school.

I’ve had teachers send kids to my room to sharpen pencils; however, they always seem to send the kids who get in trouble and then I end up getting mad at them for just wandering into my classroom and disrupting everyone. Because they can never just come in quietly and leave, they have to announce their arrival and say hi to everyone! Ugh. #artteacherprobs

I had one similar during my first year of teaching. On the first day of opening it, a special needs student helped himself, and broke it by sticking one of the smallest numbs of a pencil I’ve ever seen inside of it.

appleforevan:

artteacheradventures:

mvmarcz:

fattyonfire:

Splurged on this beauty for the 2014-2015 school year. Heavy duty! I can’t believe how excited I am about a pencil sharpener. If any student touches this..there will be grave consequences.

No lie I keep mine hidden in a cabinet behind my desk
Only select few know its location
and partially cause of other teachers, not my kids
I actually had a 1st grade teacher send me ALL of her pencils one morning while I was teaching. She wanted ME to sharpen them for her

Are you flipping kidding me?! I’ve never heard of a teacher asking me to sharpen their pencils. All the dirty words they’d hear from me after school.

I’ve had teachers send kids to my room to sharpen pencils; however, they always seem to send the kids who get in trouble and then I end up getting mad at them for just wandering into my classroom and disrupting everyone. Because they can never just come in quietly and leave, they have to announce their arrival and say hi to everyone! Ugh. #artteacherprobs

I had one similar during my first year of teaching. On the first day of opening it, a special needs student helped himself, and broke it by sticking one of the smallest numbs of a pencil I’ve ever seen inside of it.