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The price of being an activist in Dayton

I was talking to a vendor a week ago about how hard it was to fill positions right now. He responded in kind- and told me how he knew of a job that’s part-time and pays well, running livestreaming video for a church.
My firm does livestreaming- and multi-cam recording, and I said I’d be interested- thinking I’d have to haul my equipment there, set up- tear down each week. Nope- they have the equipment, they just need an operator. I’m a morning person, and that it was in one of Dayton’s most beautiful churches, with an amazing organ, sounded like a good way to earn a little extra money (at minimum $5200 a year).

I applied, had a great phone interview, was offered the terms:

Regular Sunday Service $100.00
2nd Service on the Same Day $40.00
Special Worship Service $80.00
Weddings, Baccalaureates, Funerals, etc. $80.00
Weddings, Baccalaureates, Funerals, etc. Rehearsal $40.00
Concerts (Up to 4 Hours) $80.00
Concerts (Per Hour, After 4 Hours) $20.00
Other Related Work (Per Hour) $20.00

I filled out the paper work and was scheduled to start on Sunday.

Well, that was before someone in the church decided that because of my public profile, I’m not an acceptable employee of their church. (Note, Congressman Turner is a member of their congregation). I got the call today that I’m not hired, I will not pass go, and will not collect $100 this Sunday or any other Sunday.

Yes, speaking out against corruption also hurts your livelihood in this provincial small town.

If you have experience running a video live stream with remote cameras, and are looking for a job, let me know and I’ll pass on the contact person.

Hopefully, your politics, your race, your religion all align- as well as the content of your character- fit their profile.

In the meantime- they definitely fail the “equal opportunity employer” test.

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Andy

There is a difference between being an activists and an asshole

Ice Bandit

…heard that servers at Hooters could knock down big tip dinero on weekends. Applied for the gig and they said no. Didn’t have those tight shorts in size XXXXL. Told me to get my fat geriatric ass out pronto. Man am I disappointed…

Don Branson

It seems as though it was the content of your character – nothing else – that removed you from consideration. You aren’t a nice person, you aren’t a smart person, you aren’t an activist. You are a small minded man with a massive ego problem – you seem to mainly lash out at people who don’t think of you as an advertising genius (or at least don’t use your company for their advertising). You stand for next to nothing and when you make a decent point it is usually not well reasoned. Your writing is lackluster and rarely has any grounding in facts. The church didn’t care about your “politics”, they cared that your character is complete shit.

Welp

Well, well, well, if it isn’t my old nemesis: the consequences of my own actions. So we meet again.

Welp

Lol you are full of it. ASVAB is given by enlisted (read: non college graduate career path) accession recruiters, for enlistment into the military. Officer accession recruiters will get one into the officer screening test for admission into a prep school/academy. A high ASVAB score will only unlock higher-tier enlisted careers, not admission into a service academy. Plus, you’d need a Congressional recommendation to even get a whiff of that process too.

Busted.

Welp

Any enlisted person can apply for a service academy prep school. Again, high ASVAB scores do not matter in this process because they are an indication of vocational aptitude for enlisted people only. Commissioned officers do not hold a “vocation,” or what the V in ASVAB stands for. A serving military police troop with a score in the 30s can apply for prep school just as a geo spatial troop can apply. All it takes is a letter of recommendation from their commanding officer and Congressional recommendation. You really don’t need to exaggerate this part of your service.

David jones

It’s almost like actions have consequences…

So weird.

David jones

Drink every time he mentions the disabled vet thing…

I’m LOVING the folks commenting on the just response of the church. Character is everything, actions have words.

I’m just here to stoke the fire and piss off little esrati.