Day to Day types of workplace solidarity:
These won’t start a revolution but they are hints of the collective sensibility and “mutual aid” so to speak that I find in myself and most of my co-workers at the call center.
So I’m already a jive turkey and it’s only a couple weeks into my blog! I have two pieces I want to post soon, just need to finish ‘em, so stay tuned! I’m trying to work on a feminist application of the Theses on Feuerbach by Señor Marx. And, reflecting on some recent experiences in my own organizing, I’m wrapping up a piece taking the Replace Yourself essay here and thinking through the ways in which we should take a similar approach when developing a feminist culture & practice within political organizations. These sound like good ideas (to me, at least) and hopefully I can pull them together in a decent enough fashion to share them with you!
In the meantime, to help bide the time (is that the saying?) I figured I’d post some a list of some movies I’ve seen in the last few months that have really touched me in profound ways. The trailers don’t really do them justice so you’ll just have to take my word for it if you haven’t seen them.
Nick Swardson: Seriously, Who Farted? (sorry, no preview but you can stream it on Netflix!)
I had a Michael Scott moment at work today. Well, the reverse of it at least.
(if you can get around the pop-up ads watch the first 1 min 20 sec of this & you’ll know what I’m talking about…)
I work in a call center doing customer service. I got a call this morning from a dude who had a question about a statement he received from the company I work for. It was a very straightforward call – dude thought he owed a balance, I explained he didn’t, it was all good. The call couldn’t have lasted more than a minute. This might sound weird but I know I’m good at customer service (it’s damn near the only kind of job I’ve had for the last 6 years) and I gave all the pleasantries and bullshit to make the dude feel good about his call. He was satisfied, I asked him if he needed anything else and he said no so I thanked him for calling.