If trump had done nothing and left it to the experts, we’d be seeing much better results than we’re seeing now. That’s what Biden would have done. Instead, trump’s hubris has cost the lives of over 140,000 people because he thinks he knows better than everyone else. I’d be livid if my paycheck was wrong. Imagine how angry and sick and heartbroken Americans are for the loss of 140,000 neighbors, family members and friends. All because trump’s ego wouldn’t let him give up control to people who know better than he does. The only proactive measures he took made the situation worse, not better. By doing absolutely nothing himself, Biden would have done a much better job.
When I was about 20, I spent one summer working for a very rich family who lived by Columbus Circle in NYC. For those of you unfamiliar with Manhattan, that is a very expensive area. The mom was a corporate attorney and the dad was VP at a fancy investment bank. They lived in a luxury apartment building on a high floor that had floor to ceiling windows with views of the entire city and the Hudson River. Their building had multiple rooftop lounges with flat screen TVs, a game room with 2 pool tables, ping pong, foosball, and more flat screens. It had a gym, kids playroom, garden, office lounges…the list goes on. These guys were rich af.
They had 2 kids, a baby girl and a 4 year old boy. Normally I was paid 18/hr to watch the baby all day and the boy when he got home from school. Over the summer, I got 20/hr for both of them all day. Hardly a valuable increase for double the work, but whatever. I was young and it was a good salary for a 20 year old so I just did the work anyway, even though the boy was very mean and poorly behaved due to a lack of attention from his constantly working parents. He would constantly hit and kick me, call me names, tell me he hated me, hit his sister, etc etc. For all his privilege, he was a very unhappy child.
Anyway, when school came back in session, it went back down to 18/hr. Kinda stingy but still, fine. One day, I came in on a weekend because they had a party to go to or something and I was watching both kids. When I asked for 20/hr, not only did they refuse, but they LET ME GO. No warning, no 2 weeks, no severance, nothing. This isn’t the worst story in here by far, but I was still astounded at how cheap these people were. Then, the mom had the audacity to text me later to tell me that they always paid me as much as they could and that I should have been more grateful! Bear in mind-this was a 5 hour shift. I was asking her for an extra $10! This b*tch spent at least $25 every morning ordering a Belgian waffle and an iced coffee for delivery (when she had waffles in her freezer and coffee in her cabinet). And she still had the nerve to act like she couldn’t afford an extra $10 for the woman raising her children. Her daughter called me Mommy.
Honestly I was being way too nice. It was perfectly reasonable for me to expect more money for more work. I did DOUBLE the work and asked you for a mere $10 extra. You spend more than that on your morning waffle, but won’t give it to someone who is helping raise your children? Refusing was your right, but to let me go last minute when I did nothing wrong and proceed to try to guilt me was very disrespectful. I needed that money for my rent. Thankfully I still live with my parents and they are understanding, but that might not have been the case.
Years ago, I got a five-week old puppy. I was absolutely in love with him. My boyfriend then told me to get rid of the dog. I ignored his command! About two months later, my boyfriend gave me an ultimatum and he said “Either he goes or I go!”, so I said “Bye!”. I chose to keep my puppy. My ex since then was back & forth several times but gone for good now. My dog, to this day, remains by my side loving, faithful and loyal as always. The best decision I have ever made!