Ashton Deroy writes: New York Times posted an article by Kimball Allen titled my Mormon family loved until I came out. I figured that not to detract from his story that I would tell my story as well. Also, to help me come to terms with some mutual prejudices I have faced with more Conservative communities as a devoted Religious Socialist. The truth is I would say I am related to two types of families. One that is very Libertarian on my father’s side & another that is much more Conservative on my mother’s side.
However, believe it or not, I have a relationship to Mormon faith that predates my new harmonies in the family life. We did participate in church activities and meet members of the Mormon community when we were younger. So in my writing as a Socialist, I want to honor a group of people I did grow to know & respect when I was younger. I love my Mormon family culture because I do believe it captures good ideas for the community, they share many of my beliefs for Justice and they value organizing time for discipline in education.
I feel very happy that my mother feels welcomed by this community and that they continue to show interest in me & my brother’s lives as adults. This is truly a privilege and I will reflect upon it as such. Again I do carry some prejudices to Conservative culture however I want to write this with pride in sharing my background with my readers.
Ashton Deroy writes: “Some jobs are not worth doing.” My brother used to explain to me when we were kids & even teenagers. We would frequently be in the cold busting our butts to collect $20-$30 bi weekly for a paper route. Something we distributed through the Trentonian publisher. They circulated their main paper & a Community Press paper in Trenton Ontario back then. “You see Ashton, if we worked at McDonald’s we would get an hourly wage. Or we could just be at home sitting on the couch & watching TV.” This is when I learned in Trenton Ontario that some jobs are just not worth doing…
I would continue to have paper routes & a little bit of income. Nothing really that worth wild. My brother on the other hand went to High School, had friends & knew how to ignore our parents when he needed to. Actually on that note it was our parents always pressuring me to take Paper routes. I would regrettably apply and take the jobs to my detriment. Kyle would be inside comfortable & basking in his intelligence on this issue. “Some jobs are not worth doing.” This logic can be applied to…
- Call center jobs – Which pay bare minimum, grant employees no schedule control & makes you a disposable human resource. Shout out to S&P Data & Hinduja Global Solutions. Thanks for making family life worse in Quinte West & Belleville Ontario. You spoiled brats and selfish capitalists!
- Tim Horton’s jobs – I simply can’t imagine working for an employer who openly advocates for less labor rights. They have some mighty brass balls! I think one day this will contribute to their employees turning against the company. They are just a terrible company with no values & a profits only business model.
- Paper routes – It should be a struggle to find paper boy workers. It is a pain in the butt to walk around in the winter & deliver papers. Just to walk around with $20 or $30 extra bucks. Kids have every right to refuse this boarder line slave labor.
When I delivered papers as a kid & teenager here is what I learned? Some jobs serve the sole purpose of making people sick & permanently disabled long term. Many times when working the paper route I would get sick & wonder why I thought it was worth it. The truth is it wasn’t worth it. I hated coughing my guts out despite the fact back then I wasn’t a smoker.
Only joyless people need to fill every spare moment in their life with work & school. Forget what you see preached on your favorite Neo-Liberal & Conservative forms. If you need to fill all of your spare time with work & school. You are not capable of your own self-fulfillment. Back in High School when I had a paper route? I should of been focused on what I wanted to do. What did I want to do? I wanted to be on the Wrestling team, I wanted to workout at the gym with people my age & I wanted to study! Why did I need a paper route at all? The best I can come up with truthfully is there were times where my home was a rather joyless place. I think most paper delivery people are from joyless homes. This holiday season make sure you tip these poor teenagers.
What my “lazy” brother is doing now? Back when I took a paper route like a chump & my brother was sitting at home preaching to me about how some jobs are not worth doing. He was still working on things that matter. He is a nurse now, he makes bank & can afford his apartment. Me the person who worked their butt off from a teenager outward is verging homelessness. People do burn out & we need to stop acting like it is this imaginary thing.
Not a lot of jobs in Belleville Ontario & Quinte West are worth doing. Despite what Meta Employment says in regards to their struggles with employees no showing interviews. We have to realize the quality of jobs are low in this area, no one is in the mood to shut up and just do it anymore! Every job needs to develop an attitude & benefits beyond a pay check. Otherwise the preparation needs to begin for a largely disengaged society.
Taxing large plastic contributors to pay for waste removal from our water & parks.
In August of 2018, I began posting on my Instagram and personal blog about an issue Quinte West had in regards to waste getting in to our natural water by Centennial Park. It has since been one year since I have tried bringing this to to the attention of the public & Mayor Harrison. Now we are writing this letter to an MP to create some kind of community responsibility in regards to the destruction of our waters. It is my belief that we need to either work towards banning plastics & fast food containers that are not biodegradable. What I want to achieve? I want to get our town to fund waste removal from the natural waters & surrounding areas.
Consumers of convenience store foods & fast food are some of the least Eco-friendly consumers on the planet. Every year massive amounts of containers, packaging and bottles are found destroying our natural habitats & water. In Quinte West I have photographed evidence of damage to our environment near centennial park, & in our Bay with the culprits being common convenience goods. I have also provided picture evidence to show that Quinte West’s volunteer waste removal efforts are not even close to enough aide. Which proves require a government collaborated executions to pay for waste removal efforts.
It is widely understood online that our town hosts some of the most wasteful industrial companies in plastics doing business in Quinte West. such as Nestle, other commonly high waste contributors such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Co & Metro Inc all sell goods within in Quinte West. I believe even if it requires creating a government paid execution for waste removals in public and natural attraction areas in Quinte West to try to reduce damage on our ecosystem. This is where we create job removing unnatural waste from environments where it can impact fish & mammals.
I want to conclude saying we need to do something to impact our damage to our ecosystem. I think the answer is to create jobs removing waste from areas where it can impact the natural environment. I am sure we can contribute to paying for these jobs by creating a tax on the output of plastics from these companies. If we do this next year we can save our environment for the future.
Contact our MP at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Ask him to take action to maintain Quinte West waters.
Ashton Deroy Writes: Hey guys I am posting from Quinte West Ontario today. As apart of the Chamber of Commerce’s attempt to gage online interaction. We are holding a vote to determine the most popular Santa Claus Day Parade float in Quinte West. I wanted to encourage my readers on this Public Relations & Web Design blog to vote for my employers’ Winter Spinnerland float at the Santa Claus Parade.