Sometimes we all must admit the b.s. we will not tolerate in making living wages. As for as living wages, I just will not tolerate some incompetent industries and their poor business strategies and/ or thinking skills. For example, some cruise lines are dumping human poo in oceans. So, wrong! There are some industries, or departments, in which I refuse work. Plain and simple—I can’t stand it!!
Career-wise, I have no interests in factory, production, data entry, maintenance, support, consulting and designing if it’s not for Web/ Software Engineering, supervisory, or whatever unnecessary position. Why is data entry in a category itself? There is “data entry” in every position. It is required when using technology. Supervisory positions really make me laugh. How can an adult supervises another adult? I mean…you’ve hired the person to do his or her job, right?
Here’s another confession. I do not like asking for anything, not even a job. At times, I do what I must. You all can relate. I must admit, in college, that I hated asking for recommendation letters for scholarships or potential jobs. It made me feel less than myself—losing control over my career. Oh, no, I was not having it!! From that moment on, it was utmost important to invent myself. Make the A.
Here’s a note that I’ve made to myself if I ever work in an office, again:
- Do not hang w/ co-workers.
- Do not ask for food or to use any kitchen utensils.
- Bring cooler or a mini frig to store snacks.
- Use lunchtime wisely.
- Do not chat online.
- Do not perform any personal duties.
- Study what requires for position to advance.
- Do not give work numbers or talk on work phone.
- Walk outside or step out for fresh air.
- Bring some over-the-medicine or first aid kit.
- Do not flirt or have sex w/ co-workers.
- Build your own network of like-minded individuals.
- Move on when necessary.
Make the A
East coast’s cold weather put me in hibernation. For whatever reasons, I cannot think in cold weather. Only sleeping is better than thinking in this weather.
Again, it snows. Ugh… I do not know why I am complaining. I stay in doors, anyway.
Since the new year began, I have been learning taxes and applying skills during my apprenticeship before I quit. Sometimes I wonder why I quit. Remember? This weather cannot help me think straight. Also, I feel mentally drained.
Though I quit for good reasons, I quit to ensure self-sufficiency—the true meaning of the word. I am a certified tax professional looking to start businesses, which I have done—check out lauaccessoires.com.
The next business for me maybe in tax services for small businesses and other types of legal businesses as an enrolled agent. Strangely, I enjoy preparing income tax returns, just not working for someone. Sacrifices need to be made. Make the A.
Sometimes, I feel that something is missing from our social construct. We have all these man-made systems but have not incorporated nature. What can we learn from nature that can improve existing social constructs?
Also, I think that the man vs machine concept needs to evolve a bit…no, a lot more than what it is. Our social constructs seem to favor the machine over man. How insane is that? I do not know about you, but robots of any kind are scary. Hint: the Terminator franchise.
For whatever reason, social constructs do not trust a human brain. (They want you to be a machine: follow instructions only.) I emphasize this in other blogs and will do it again: the brain is the most powerful “computer” ever—hands down. We can argue this all day long; the brain will always win—as long as a body to it exists.
In addition, are human-like robots being built, because there are too many physical laws governing the human body? What will replacing a human body accomplish? Isn’t it human extinction? Yeaaa, it’s time for a different way of thinking.
Somewhere along the line, we have neglected the man vs nature concept. It works; I’m practicing it now. From my practice, harming anyone or anything does not come across my mind, or even exists within my human psyche. Building or buying what I do not need does not exist. The ego does not exist either. There isn’t anything to take me out myself unless I authorize it.
Therefore, my short proposal for a new system will incorporate the concepts from man vs machine and man vs nature and transform them into a concept with real life application but take man out it. It is obvious that man does not have absolute control over anything, really. Possibly, this comparative concept can be called artificial systems vs natural systems with assistance of man to build, test and document. However, man cannot dictate for another man. Make the A.
This blog presents the last career advice that I will give before I transform Make the A into a collection of blogs about self-sufficiency. Two lessons that I learned along the way about having a career are to protect myself and to decide a direction for my career.
Two months ago, a recent employer violated my employee’s right; I do not think that it will end—generally, in any employment. This chairwoman forwarded private conversations between me and her to all board members and tried to make me responsible for an assignment that I was not certified to do. I simply left the organization. At some point in your career, you will have to protect yourself; employment will not.
After I vented all my frustrations about this employer and fears about what to do next, I started taking open courses in science and computer programming to keep my mind off things. My dignity was more important than my social status. I would have to deal with myself and my insecurities if I stayed and, some how, would feel like a fool if I did. Pride or not—I would rather do my own thing than be a subordinate. Like me, you will have to decide which stand to take.
Not every work experience of mine was negative. From what I could remember, the best time that I had in employment was when I worked for Macy’s in 2007-2008. I got along with my peers, and we had a clique. I missed those days of belonging. Even, in the good moments, you have to move onto something bigger and better. Make the A.
Firstly, I’d like to start off with some very important information about medicine. Every human being needs to know that there are three types of medicine: allopathic, osteopathic and naturopathic. My career somehow has moved onto clinical apps and into medicine with emphasis on genetics, healing and food. I am also looking into how to really cook with organic foods.
Secondly, the majority of marketing focuses on allopathic medicine AKA conventional medicine. This field of medicine involves disease management and surgery. However, I am not interested in this field of medicine as a profession, because I do not condone limited/ conventional medical knowledge. I believe in health prevention and promotion as safer practices than a quick fix, which is not what you are really getting in the end. What you are getting is more health problems down the road. It is very important to know and understand the various medical practices and when to use them.
For disease management, treatment for a disease is not meant for long-term purposes. A disease is a manifestation of a medical condition. Potential treatment helps with regulating the disease until the medical condition is found. But, this is where patients do not know what to do next or after receiving treatment for disease management. In my opinion, unless your doctor says otherwise, patients can also see an osteopathic doctor who also has the same privileges as an allopathic doctor. An osteopathic doctor teaches a patient how to help the body heal itself, since the body can heal itself naturally. A suggested treatment plan may involve natural remedies, which lead to naturopathic medicine—organic food as medicine.
WE can save the environment, prevent animal cruelty, save money on health insurance premiums and copays, have more control over our health and be healthier than ever by switching from conventional to holistic medicine. Oh, by the way, becoming an osteopathic or naturopathic doctor is cheaper than becoming an allopathic doctor. Make the A.
For everything that I have done, I put spirit in it. With spirit, you excel far.
Where you are is not who you are—a paradox which dispels poverty.
Over time, I grow to know more about me and how much I achieved, whether or not anyone believes it. I achieve much more than the last few achievements—once I have given myself a chance.
Only if you were there to hear what I had been called when I gave myself the chance: Bitch; What are you good for; No one would follow you, you’ve done nothing; You have no “it” factor; Hardhearted.
Regardless where you are in life, judgement just does not stop. It has been mind-boggling to the point that I do not care people what call me or think of me. Like, really? You also do not have to care what people say about you. So, how can you and I take any of their criticisms to be true, anyway? They only know what we show them or tell them.
Anyway, this year has been about relaxing and not planning for me. Next year, it’s about being self-sufficient to become fool-proof against the next economic bubble burst or depression. With enough people being self-sufficient, we can all end socialism if it’s not working or transform it into a better system, or give birth to a new system that has nothing to do with using people or taking their money. Build intelligence (not relating to warfare), build people. Make the A.
PS-Former blog title has been written out frustration about our social constructs not improving. Sometimes, I can become very passionate about a subject and blog without censorship or clarification. Forgive me.
As I code in Ruby trying to design some app, a few thoughts from my past pass through my mind. Although these thoughts of mine suppose to be focused on programming, not my past, I sense an allegorical experience developing for which I must learn in order to successfully build this app.
When you are designing, you somewhat dig into the past of yourself for structure, or some type of framework. You hold sacred information no other will ever know or believe if told. The other will probably find it “corny.” Instead of telling this information, it is placed in an art form for admiration. In my case, it’s programming. I see it as an art.
What is holding me back, or causing me to take mini breaks each time something complex happens, even in a programming assignment? Once I hit a road block, I get an urge to withdraw or surrender. Sometimes withdrawing helps me think better. Somethings aren’t always simple or in my control.
Oftentimes I hear these cliches such as “Go big or go home” or “Can’t take the heat, get out the kitchen.” It is not as easy done than said. Personal transformation takes a process. Most memories from past are just tools to solve a familiar problem in whatever situation.
Since programming is commonly about building relationships among objects, some of my memories regarding my relationship mishaps with people surface. I have wondered how I could have improved or what could I have done to avoid those mishaps. Eventually, I stop thinking about it, because I do not have an answer. These people already left my life, so it’s no point in dwelling about it. However, these allegorical experiences about relationships have helped me with building apps. Strange… Make the A.