Waking to a Christmas Layoff the True minimum wage remains at Zero Goal $3600 or 95 $20 subscribers ($5736.74 & 7.5 subscribers so far) Another Update

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Waking to a Christmas Layoff the True minimum wage remains at Zero Goal $3600 or 95 $20 subscribers ($5736.74 & 7.5 subscribers so far) Another Update

[cap­tion id=“attachment_101565” align=“aligncenter” width=“768”] DaT­e­chGuy con­duct­ing an inter­view Photo via M Rogers Gran­ite Grok[/caption]

I was plan­ning to write a piece this morn­ing on the Arab threats that if we rec­og­nized Jerusalem as the Cap­i­tal of Israel they would not make peace with them (as opposed to the every other rea­son that they have not made peace with Israel over the last 70 years) when I got a phone call from work let­ting me know that I was laid off once again

In a busi­ness depen­dent on e-​commerce such lay­offs after the Christ­mas sea­son are not uncom­mon but lay­offs dur­ing said sea­son are unusual but when you are deal­ing with high end prod­ucts there is less of a Christ­mas bump as such folks don’t wait for a sale at Christ­mas to buy, so if vol­ume doesn’t match pro­jec­tions the bud­get has to drop and as a 54 year old temp in a place full of peo­ple young enough to be my chil­dren or grand­chil­dren I’m very expendable.

It’s a tough les­son in eco­nom­ics but the real les­son is the one that I’ve men­tioned many times before. In the 2 12 years that I’ve been at the ware­house off and on, the min­i­mum wage in Mass­a­chu­setts has gone up twice first to $10 and hour and then to $11. This means that a poten­tial client locates his prod­uct is a state at the fed­eral min­i­mum wage they can have three work­ers for the price of two in Massachusetts.

So as always the real min­i­mum wage remains steady at Zero which is where I am right now.

And so I am once again ask­ing for your help in this mat­ter. The bite will start hit­ting next week when my last pay­check comes in so I iron­i­cally have 12 days before the money stops com­ing in the Christ­mas season.

Every $440 I can raise is a week the wolf remains away from the door, if I can raise $3600 by the 21st that will mean I’ll be OK through the end of Jan­u­ary which will hope­fully be time enough to con­vince some­one in Mass­a­chu­setts that a guy soon to be eli­gi­ble for senior dis­counts who sup­ports Trump and doesn’t check off a sin­gle affir­ma­tive action box is worth their invest­ment. So I would ask you to con­sider Hit­ting DaTip­Jar Here.




You can also help out by buy­ing my book Hail Mary the Per­fect Protes­tant (and Catholic) Prayer and rec­om­mend­ing it to your friends. Using scrip­ture as it’s basis it explains why the Hail Mary is a prayer our protes­tant broth­ers should embrace rather than reject.

If I can sell 10,000 paper­back copies at $6.99, not only will my cut carry me all the way through Feb­ru­ary or March but as part of every sale sup­ports WQPH 89.3 FM EWTN Catholic Radio you can sup­port the sta­tion that car­ries my weekly show, Your Prayer Inten­tions Sat­ur­days at Noon EST each week. And of course it would make an excel­lent Christ­mas Gift for the per­son of faith on your Christ­mas list.

Finally the math of my job is pretty sim­ple. $440 a week comes to $1892 a month over the course of a year. (440 x 4.3) If you divide that by 20 that comes out to 94.6 mean­ing if I can get 95 new sub­scribers by the end of this month. I can per­ma­nently replace my ware­house job and do this full time while still pay­ing my writ­ers and other costs with the exist­ing sub­scribers I cur­rently have. This will give me time to work on sev­eral other book projects as well.


Choose a Sub­scrip­tion level



All sub­scribers get a copy of my book auto­graphed and sent to them. While my cur­rent stash lasts I can send said book as a Christ­mas present to whomever you wish. (If I run out of copies on hand I’ll arrange for another ship­ment from the pub­lisher Imholt Press as fast as I can.)

So if you think what I and my writ­ers do here is worth­while and you think the orig­i­nal report­ing with­out the MSM spin from ques­tion­ing Don­ald Trump at Press conferences

to exclu­sive inter­views with peo­ple like Corey Lewandowski

but have held off sub­scrib­ing till the right time, may I humbly sub­mit and sug­gest that the right time is Right Now!

Either way let me once again thank you for your con­tin­ued sup­port for this site and myself. It con­tin­ues to be an honor to serve you.

UPDATE: Mega Insta­lanche: Thanks Ed and Glenn and thanks all of you. I’ll be going through DaTip­Jar hits and email­ing you all and updat­ing the totals as soon as time per­mits and the server decides it can let me in to do so.

Update 2:

Good think I’m plan­ning on hit­ting con­fes­sion tomor­row as these two images might con­sti­tute vio­la­tion of the sin of pride

Give me the Insty book club anyday

Might I sug­gest this might be a great book for a con­fir­ma­tion class

Update 3: (12÷12 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe) OK my plan which I blast emailed out to every­one who kicked in was to work on my book this month and start job hunt­ing in Jan­u­ary unless some­thing dropped into my lap.

About 20 min­utes ago some­thing dropped into my lap. I got a call from the temp agency that I had this job through that said employer asked for me back.

Given my age and speed or lack thereof I’m pre­sum­ing that there has been a sud­den bump in busi­ness that requires bod­ies in a hurry, even old slow ones old enough to be the father or grand­fa­ther of many of the folks there. Of course there is also some­thing to be said for us older folks brought up in the tra­di­tion of show­ing up for work and doing your job.

Now in this busi­ness it’s not odd for a lay­off after the Christ­mas sea­son and I wouldn’t be sur­prised if by the week of Jan­u­ary 6th I find myself laid off again. But for now I’m going to take things as they are and see if this is two weeks work, two months work or full time work. But I think I should def­i­nitely do CPAC which means I won’t have to ask for money to go there.

I’ll keep you all informed.

DaTechGuy conducting an interview Photo via M Rogers Granite Grok

I was planning to write a piece this morning on the Arab threats that if we recognized Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel they would not make peace with them (as opposed to the every other reason that they have not made peace with Israel over the last 70 years) when I got a phone call from work letting me know that I was laid off once again

In a business dependent on e-commerce such layoffs after the Christmas season are not uncommon but layoffs during said season are unusual but when you are dealing with high end products there is less of a Christmas bump as such folks don’t wait for a sale at Christmas to buy, so if volume doesn’t match projections the budget has to drop and as a 54 year old temp in a place full of people young enough to be my children or grandchildren I’m very expendable.

It’s a tough lesson in economics but the real lesson is the one that I’ve mentioned many times before. In the 2 1/2 years that I’ve been at the warehouse off and on, the minimum wage in Massachusetts has gone up twice first to $10 and hour and then to $11. This means that a potential client locates his product is a state at the federal minimum wage they can have three workers for the price of two in Massachusetts.

So as always the real minimum wage remains steady at Zero which is where I am right now.

And so I am once again asking for your help in this matter. The bite will start hitting next week when my last paycheck comes in so I ironically have 12 days before the money stops coming in the Christmas season.

Every $440 I can raise is a week the wolf remains away from the door, if I can raise $3600 by the 21st that will mean I’ll be OK through the end of January which will hopefully be time enough to convince someone in Massachusetts that a guy soon to be eligible for senior discounts who supports Trump and doesn’t check off a single affirmative action box is worth their investment. So I would ask you to consider Hitting DaTipJar Here.




You can also help out by buying my book Hail Mary the Perfect Protestant (and Catholic) Prayer and recommending it to your friends. Using scripture as it’s basis it explains why the Hail Mary is a prayer our protestant brothers should embrace rather than reject.

If I can sell 10,000 paperback copies at $6.99, not only will my cut carry me all the way through February or March but as part of every sale supports WQPH 89.3 FM EWTN Catholic Radio you can support the station that carries my weekly show, Your Prayer Intentions Saturdays at Noon EST each week. And of course it would make an excellent Christmas Gift for the person of faith on your Christmas list.

Finally the math of my job is pretty simple. $440 a week comes to $1892 a month over the course of a year. (440 x 4.3) If you divide that by 20 that comes out to 94.6 meaning if I can get 95 new subscribers by the end of this month. I can permanently replace my warehouse job and do this full time while still paying my writers and other costs with the existing subscribers I currently have. This will give me time to work on several other book projects as well.


Choose a Subscription level



All subscribers get a copy of my book autographed and sent to them. While my current stash lasts I can send said book as a Christmas present to whomever you wish. (If I run out of copies on hand I’ll arrange for another shipment from the publisher Imholt Press as fast as I can.)

So if you think what I and my writers do here is worthwhile and you think the original reporting without the MSM spin from questioning Donald Trump at Press conferences

to exclusive interviews with people like Corey Lewandowski

but have held off subscribing till the right time, may I humbly submit and suggest that the right time is Right Now!

Either way let me once again thank you for your continued support for this site and myself. It continues to be an honor to serve you.

UPDATE: Mega Instalanche: Thanks Ed and Glenn and thanks all of you. I’ll be going through DaTipJar hits and emailing you all and updating the totals as soon as time permits and the server decides it can let me in to do so.

Update 2:

Good think I’m planning on hitting confession tomorrow as these two images might constitute violation of the sin of pride

Give me the Insty book club anyday

Might I suggest this might be a great book for a confirmation class

Update 3: (12/12 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe) OK my plan which I blast emailed out to everyone who kicked in was to work on my book this month and start job hunting in January unless something dropped into my lap.

About 20 minutes ago something dropped into my lap. I got a call from the temp agency that I had this job through that said employer asked for me back.

Given my age and speed or lack thereof I’m presuming that there has been a sudden bump in business that requires bodies in a hurry, even old slow ones old enough to be the father or grandfather of many of the folks there. Of course there is also something to be said for us older folks brought up in the tradition of showing up for work and doing your job.

Now in this business it’s not odd for a layoff after the Christmas season and I wouldn’t be surprised if by the week of January 6th I find myself laid off again. But for now I’m going to take things as they are and see if this is two weeks work, two months work or full time work. But I think I should definitely do CPAC which means I won’t have to ask for money to go there.

I’ll keep you all informed.