shout out to people with abusive mothers who have to deal with the world acting like every single mother’s love is so expansive and unconditional and tender when that is the opposite of what we experienced
no i dont want to be a billionaire to live a lavish lifestyle i want to be a billionaire to be financially secure and have enough money to give people things and support charities and fund kickstarters and leave hundred dollar tips
Imagine the glorious moment when we get to Marathon all the Hobbit movies
and then LOTR right after
why do darkspawn have money?
is there a darkspawn market somewhere?
did i just kill them for their lunch money????????
The Archdemon kissing each and every Darkspawn forehead as they leave, giving them lunch money and making sure their sword is sharp enough before wiping its claws on its floral apron and returning to itss hiding spot
Troy Baker stars as Troy Baker in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Fuck yea, these would be simply perfect for any occasion. May it be at a casual party and you wanna look classy as hell or you’re about to Assassinate the fuck out of some templars. Whichever, you’ll still be look’n good doin’ it so fuck yeah!
Arno, the classy-as-hell assassin.
I think it’s interesting that they have a female jacket when the developers of Assassins Creed can’t be bothered to animate a female character
Now I’m giggling and thinking of how each of the Avengers would deal with some creeper in a bar bothering a woman.
Steve would get right up in the dude’s face, at first trying to take the nice “leave the lady alone” route, but having NO problem getting physical if the guy doesn’t back off.
Bruce would calmly approach and invite her to come sit with him and the others until the creeper left.
Natasha wouldn’t even say anything. She would just walk up, slam the guy’s head down onto the bar once, and stare him down until he left.
Tony would stand right in the middle of the two and start talking the guy to death so the girl could make her escape.
Thor would pontificate about honor until the dude gives up.
Clint would start aggressively hitting on the guy. When the guy gets freaked out, he would shout “SEE HOW THAT FEELS?” at him.
More evidence that Jimmy Johns is the quite possibly the worst company to work for in America: they force their employees — even those at the bottom rungs of the ladder like sandwich makers and delivery drivers — to sign non-competes that would seem overbearing to a governmental espionage agency.
Huffington Post obtained a copy of a Jimmy John’s non-compete agreement that all employees are required to sign, no matter where they sit on the corporate food chain. The agreement states that after leaving Jimmy John’s for any reason, the employee cannot work for two years at any Jimmy John’s competitor. That would be crazy enough, but it gets even more Banana Town when you consider what Jimmy John’s apparently considers a “competitor”: any business that makes at least 10% of its revenues from sandwiches within three miles of ANY Jimmy John’s.
Basically, any former Jimmy John’s employee can’t work at ANY restaurant that serves sandwiches or even any business that provides sandwiches as a side service (10% of their revenue, remember) within three miles of any existing Jimmy John’s. A company spokeswoman refused to comment, because Jimmy John’s doesn’t give even a semblance of a fuck about basic human decency, and they’re scared that if they have to publicly comment on this issue, that’ll become blatantly obvious.
As HuffPo points out, ordinarily non-competes at companies like Jimmy John’s exist for executives who could potentially reveal company secrets to their chief competitors. Unless “company secrets” has been broadened to include “that guy at 1321 Pine Boulevard is a non-tipping asshole,” it’s hard to see how that case could be made here. Luckily, the non-compete is now part of the same proposed class action that alleges systematic wage theft at the company.
Obviously, this has nothing to do with the divestment of company secrets and everything to do with putting workers in as desperate a situation as possible where they’re terrified to lose or leave their jobs. Jimmy John’s seeks to control its employees lives, treat them as crappily as they feel like, and prevent them from seeking out any better situation. To say it’s an actively, heinously evil practice would be a profound understatement.
Let’s also make it abundantly clear that any conservative who expounds upon the importance of free market capitalism and who isn’t up in arms over this bullshit is a fucking hypocrite. The entire purpose of that economic system is supposed to be that one rises to the level of one’s ability (even if that’s not how it usually works in practice) — this includes the notion that a competitor can lure you over with a better job offer if they so choose. But if you are prevented from taking any better job by a ludicrously restrictive agreement you have to sign if you want the first job, we at least need to stop calling it the “free” market, because that’s become a total misnomer.
Can you imagine the nightmare if numerous companies started doing this and it was considered an acceptable practice? If the courts regarded it as enforceable (while that’s unlikely, I have zero faith left in the American judicial system), it could do horrible things to the US economy. While I’m pretty sure a non-compete like this is actually legal (especially considering the US’s repeated insistence on placing the needs of corporations above those of actual human beings), the amount of economic harm for which widespread use of this practice could theoretically be responsible could be catastrophic. What does Jimmy John’s care though, right? Moar profit for their dickhead founder who donates to human skidmark Sheriff Joe Arpaio, mandates that employees be fired for unionization, and hunts endangered species for sport!*
We can get mad at Chick-Fil-A all we want over their stupid, regressive stance on marriage equality, but at least that’s not an issue with the potential to poke a giant hole in the bottom of the shared boat of the US economy. I don’t just want Jimmy John’s non-compete agreement gone, I genuinely hope that whoever came up with it winds up in a federal penitentiary.
They never will, because this is the US, where might (in the form of wealth) makes right, but we can dream.
* No, seriously, click that link. Dude has pictures of himself murdering so many big animals that Teddy Roosevelt would be like “hey, now, hold up a sec.”
we all have that one friend who is probably secretly a magical girl.