Avocado Shortage and Amazon Drivers fighting for their lives. Let's Talk About It.
I am not saying another saying now will because you didn't say anything. I wasn't ready. You just spent all the time before I pressed the button saying how ready you were. I was waited until after I pressed the button to realize you weren't ready. Well, I was ready in the sense of like mentally ready, but I wasn't ready to fully speak and reason being is I can't find a damn avocados. What does like avocado, kale rotten? The avocado spoil as soon as you get it, you don't know. Like, it's avocados, what's probably not avocado season but like, they write too fast. You can see all those commercials about avocados from Mexico. And they're just like a ban on avocados. And we're from California. So this is a staple of our like, I think it's because it's not right to charge people something that spoils before you get it out of the store. I don't know what they keep them in the store but they're nice and firm and normal. Right? You put them in your bag, you get them home on the time they're on your counter. They're bruised, beaten, and just dropped them. They look like Ninja Turtles after the first time they fought shredder. They didn't didn't win that first fight it went to second time. And even then they needed to rat and I think the hockey man so maybe the Ninja Turtles have your avocados? I don't I don't really like avocados for that reason. I prefer salsa. Who are you? Um, well, and I don't like avocado. They are a superfood. But you know, maybe I've been in the valley too long, but if I got to eat something green I think it sounds like you would like avocados like avocado I rather have kale up. I'm Marcus and I'm utterly confused on why the only avocado I was able to find during this intro or soiled was$7 for for like $1 No What do you talk how do you not went to go buy avocados you haven't been a target recently? Well first of all yeah, now I don't ever buy avocados I don't believe in vegetable fruits whatever category that a 90% seeds. Same reason I don't buy mangoes. I love mangoes but it's the seed. And I don't know how to charge me for seed. I should plant it if anything but you know I don't buy either of them it's a it's a poor investment. You know, let's go over this investment as you drop your intro the produce invent Mr. Strategy, I don't think actually, no, no, I don't think you know where you get avocados and mangoes from the little carts. There are ladies and gentlemen on corners of a particular persuasion generally, that have all of the fresh I don't know where they get it from. And now it used to have a bell they also have a particular type of frozen treats. I'm gonna I'm gonna go before we get to FTS I'm gonna offend someone but you know I'm talking about the fruit cart. That's another you know what they know that they know the magic to keep avocados not spoiled because there's always fresh they got mangoes year round. I don't ever see seeds anywhere I just see fresh chopped fruit and a vegetable or two that's all you need to talk to. They got your your avocados and they're not $7 It's two for 10 My friend well while I did not find avocado which are quite healthy and part of a balanced diet, what I did find is that my second podcast dads corner is which is exclusively available on Apple podcast is is available and it's for far less than $7 Get the whole catalogue for it for a hot dollar I believe really $1 for dads and it lasts a lot longer than an avocado I'm sorry, you're giving all that Dad's Corner knowledge away for$1 We got you know it's the first go round so you get you get them with the good good for real low never the price goes up once they're hooked. That makes hopefully once the price goes up, I can actually start stop having to pay for like tickets to games and parking and snacks. No no that's that. Agana it's an audio show, man, you keep driving all over the place behind all this extra all we need are might you you know what, you know she can you can write off throat lozenges, tea, coffee, that's what these things you can Yeah, you can totally charge those. Those keep your instrument functioning right if you choose to go drive to the most expensive football game of the year. Yeah. Because you want to see Mary J Blige catch the Holy Ghost that's between you and your accountant, I don't have anything to do with that. You're not about to mess up my finances because you want to splurge on a football game. Always make sure I buy two tickets. We I have to supervise and you know, there could be great material for the show. I gotta get in. It's very important that I document these things. You can't just be out wasting your time and your money by yourself. You know, I feel like that article of some of those old employees, I remember you brought me that article to read the Foxconn employees I used to jump off the building at work. I love the phone chip. Yeah. I'm pretty sure that it's one of those issues, because there's somewhere or like, people will live in the same place they work. Because it's like, it's cheaper or like they don't have to pay for it. They just get paid. Like it's some sort of weird arrangement, where it's like a work live thing. Okay. And people were like the hours were crazy. And have your free time. I'm like the Google campus or Amazon warehouse, same day, I mean, six, half a dozen at any rate, but that they see they don't make those two stories warehouses, or it's just really tall story. They learn from these, these phones should people people get depressed to start jumping out the window, um, their reaction was to build nets, because I think counseling cost too much. These therapists are expensive, you got to keep going back, he bought one net, he replaced that, you know, once every few years, maybe you know, a fat person jumps you got to replace it early. How embarrassing is that? If they break the net, I know I mean, that's a breakthrough depends on the person I'm talking about. Like as an employee like you just like you've had enough and you jump out the window of your company. I think we want to jump out the window. I think embarrassment is probably at the bottom of your emotional totem pole. Oh my god. You want to end it all. And man, I'm gonna feel real silly. If they make a meme out of me trying to kill myself. I don't think that and roll. I feel like that'll probably be part of your healing. I think you'll realize that you should have been embarrassed and you're like, Oh, I know. I know. I'm healed because I can look at this as something that I should be embarrassed by the fact that I didn't want to live on earth anymore. I guess I've ever been at a job that has drove you to almost that point. All my job has been single story. I've never worked. And I think okay, so that job wasn't single story. It happened to be two stories, like would it driven you to that point? Any retail or food service job? Like if you could, there's always one moment where you want to just throw yourself you know, out a window, but who's gonna pay this cell phone bill? Any humans? Just keep charging? human reactions ever got you there? human reaction? Like have you ever dealt with someone to the point where you're just like, you lost You almost lost it? No, no, I'm not because I'm the employee that's always accused of being a robot. Because I compartment like we're I don't own any stock and it's got my name. There's not on the front. I don't I don't care about these products. You're mad about policy, or something that I didn't build like that had nothing to do with this work here. Okay, I don't care. You got me all you want. I'm off in 4544 minutes. Oh, okay. Keep talking. This less work I got to do this is very true. Side. No person has ever made me that man at work on what? No, not they make me mad when I am help actively helping them. And that runs over my shift. Like if I'm off at five, I get the person with 400 questions at 452. And they won't I can't hand them off. Questions are all in redundant. And I'm just I'm not well, I am now but as a 20 something I wasn't cold enough to just be like it's five and walk like away from them now as a 39 year old children that have to go to extracurriculars when I'm scheduled off from leaving, I don't care if I have to you know leave you with the keys to the safe or you make your own change. I gotta go. I need I got to get hit Jr to soccer. She got softball we got dance after that. They both got tap, right? We got you know, at the same time for whatever reason, right? And I gotta train for the daddy daughter. There is always something and then I got basketball. It just I don't have time for full schedule. I don't I don't have time. So I'm leaving. But so you went on like the phone chat people like you're at the gym. Have you just quit? Why don't they just quit? Probably because it's a shame that's why I'm saying like the the scenario is that it's not that like they can't quit I think it's easier to kill yourself but they can't do that because now there's I just I really I wish I could I wish I could see a the meeting that resulted in the net being the solution to the overwhelming suicide problem metric company. Right. Rob award the other ideas are counseling like way too expensive move to a single storey building or it's just like 10 miles long Right? Right. I hire heavier employees stronger windows, thicker windows, no windows. Whether you just jumped out or not if there's just a door to maybe jump out what if there's no windows? Well, I mean there's go and jump out of this no windows your responses jump out? No window panes is what I meant. I meant solitary Oh, so it's just like a wall wall all around. That's what solitary you never see ours. Yeah, I mean, like it's a box you know, I mean, it's a hole but you couldn't throw yourself if you throw yourself out the hole you'd be dead already. You know, so you walk in no windows solid walls everywhere. So we're talking about Amazon warehouse. Yeah, not allowed to go there. Nobody jumped out at him windows because there aren't any people don't come at you just because they'll charge you hear rumors that people are mistreated. But you don't know what's going on because they're all in solitary. And you got to get your stuff same day so nobody investigate. True no one's investigating or are they do investigate when they're doing something heroic? Like trying to scare a bear or something like that? Amazon people scared bears dead. We did the video out there. And we're like, like, I be scared to if people were building factories, or my house used to build No, I mean, like the drivers had to scare a bear because he was a train wreck. Oh, and they used a sprinter van to run the bear down. No, he just episode made himself look large and just raw while the bear was on top of like, Oh, you mean the lie that they tell Boy Scouts to get them eaten in the forest isn't what you're supposed to do? I don't know I ran. I heard that all you need to do is be faster than the person in front of you. Well, I mean, yes, that's if you outrun everyone else, the bear will not you per se I'm never the fastest, but I'm also never the slowest. So I've never hung around long enough to see what the slow person does to survive. Apparently, they do some sort of bear pantomime and exit show was good enough to bear applauds them instead of eats them, right? No, I mean, that's my charades skills are not, uh, are not on par. Now, okay. But um, fleet of foot. So I don't need to be able to act. I don't have to entertain bears, because I cannot run them? Well, again, I can't. But I can out run my company, I hang out with slow people in case there are bears. Why don't companies just have like a hunger game kind of thing by hiring all the competitors or competitors and all the employees that don't want to be here. Like, you know, what, cuz that's the thing about not wanting to beat nobody. Like, the thing about being at work and not wanting to be at work. Clearly, you don't not want to be there bad enough not to not go because you're there. And you're there because of whatever other you know, adulting responsibility you have financially forcing you to go to some job you don't want. So once you put Hunger Games involved, and they're just going to go get a job that pays them just enough to be alive, but doesn't threaten their life. Okay. Well, I mean, in that sense, I also am curious on why they wait to do that work. Is that to make a statement, uh, you had all day to kill yourself before you got to work. If work was really that bad, or it depends if it's a man than a snap. If it's a woman, then then she's been planning it for quite some time and statement, okay. But the dude like, you know, the copier doesn't work. And, you know, right as the copier eats the last copy of his TPS report, his manager comes around and asks him, you know, why you haven't turned in your TPS report yet. And as a result of not turning in, he's gonna need you to come in on Sunday. And it's like, you know what I show you and he just throws himself headfirst out the window and lands on the net. Yeah. In the rolls from the net into the second floor, which I heard is like where the supervisors are, that's where they keep all the Sunday workers. Alright, so as the Sunday workers show up, it's just I produce a Ford a company that they had a net on their building, because so many people want to kill themselves. Yeah, like if you walk outside and target and so the answer is not on purpose, but probably Oh, Okay, because I don't know who makes all the parts from my laptop. And I hear a lot of the people that work on the parts inside of the devices that I use a lot aren't treated so great, right? we circle back to Amazon. Everybody knows mysteriously that Amazon doesn't treat its employees that well yet prime memberships are at an all time hot. Yes. So um, you gotta get your stuff like you said, right. So you know the priority and I'm not paying for like regular delivery like a peasant. Wow, what's not that? I just say I don't I'm not an elitist. I have children don't have patience and their lack of patience. Where's all my sanity? So we have to get things as quickly as possible. Ah, if I didn't have children, okay, I would wait weeks, because I don't want to pay for someone to bring me something if I'm already, you know, I don't want to pay extra to bring it faster. I gotta bring it when it gets it right. But the kids don't understand that. That's like a better view. I guess if I ever run for political office. I'll use that one. I won't say what I really thought you'll say don't pay the extra for overnight shipping. That's gonna be a political platform. I meant Oh, elitist thing. Oh, I mean, I don't know it worked for the last guy. It did it did. But like I guess that depends on what you know, party I'm trying to go for. If I go for the Democrats, I'll just lie and say all this stuff and then show who's who wants to get in office. This probably won't be good. If I ever go for politics now. Later in the future. I just don't know that you are the right shade to even be elitist. I don't know that. There's ever been one that looks like you before saw the pizza guy. The pizza guy, Papa John is a Italian at best. He is not a brother. I mean, the one that worked for POTUS, he was supposed to be the head of something or I think he ran for office, like a different one every week that he would parade her out. But I don't know. Right, right. Right. One of our real one that one of them was like a pizza guy or he owned pizza, or he did something for pizza? I don't know. I don't employ I put a suit on. And he like, a pizza franchise? Like lots of people. I think it was Why are you talking about Shaq? Because he owns a Papa John, and he's black. I really hope you're not talking about that. Because you have described him. Except I don't think he's a Trump supporter. So maybe that's we don't I don't Yeah, now he's not. He's the big Aristotle. He's bigger. He doesn't? Yeah, come on down to the podcast. Let's chat with you. Yeah, let me know ahead of time. No, so I can take the doors off the hinges. And he would have to fit. Yeah, that's yes. We just recorded, we just record that we could you know what, we can have a parade stop traffic. And that way, there wouldn't be too much noise. And we can record that. So my other question about this terrible company that I was having? I'm telling you, it was all the companies that make the stuff we use are terrible. But nobody does it. Not all of them. But there are a lot of good ones out there. Like every business can't be evil. It's not that they're, it's not the business's fault, like the business is a is not a thing that is emotionally aware of good or evil. It's us as a society that has led capital, capitalism run amok, right? We because because it's capitalism at all costs, we've created big business that is designed to function at at the cost of the consumer, as opposed to serving the consumer, so they don't make products that are good for people, they might make products that people have to keep buying. And I think that, you know, like, responsible capitalism, which is, you know, be normal goods and services, like, you know, you got to make a profit, the business has to survive, but not necessarily at your customers detriment, like pharmaceuticals and right, yeah, literally, at will. That's killing people, because he can't afford Advil, which makes no sense. Like, I know what you mean, like, not Advil for specific specialty drugs. It's like $15,000 for a pill. And it's like, what? How many of these do I need? You need? 12? How am I supposed to afford this? Well, what if we've learned nothing, all you have to do is make whatever you have more common, and then they'll give you what you need for free. And that's how I do that I'll be dead. Or depends on what you have and how good you are at science. But that's, that's the solution that I've learned. And America taught us that if you want if you want your your ailment to be treated, give it to everybody, and we'll give it to everyone for free lickety split. And I don't know if that's good or bad, but that's what I learned. Right? I don't have an opinion, but that's what I learned. Anyways, so um, so once again, come If it's being bad, and it's mysteries, people, you wouldn't support it directly into purpose. I just it's hard though it's it's really hard to like because what's the alternative? Right? Because then then you gotta, you got to research the new thing you buy, because you feel obligated to make sure that the next thing is not causing people to commit net suicide or what, you know, jumping out the windows, internets, right? For Sunday work. I saw one thing like because as much as we promote target, I saw someone trying to bad mouth target because it was like a new crochet sweater came out. And they were trying to talk about how the sweater was probably me. I don't know, in some other country for a little bit of nothing. That's Target's fault. That's what I'm saying. Like, isn't that the country that it's being made fault for their minimum wage or whatever their standard and practices like it's not, it's a supply chain, so you could pick, there's lots of places that you can pick fault, but target is the end result. So you can't fault target like that. Most people go, that's, that's what I've noticed a lot of Americans do. Like we look at, hey, this company is selling this so it's this fault, because you shouldn't be doing whatever you're doing. And I'm like, shouldn't we blame the country of origin that they're like for Fiji? Fiji water is amazing. I like it. However, I think the company Oh, water is the same. Fiji water is like thick and has minerals and it's like strong. With us. It damaged the mix. Um, so like Fiji water, right? Love it. Enjoy it. They get it from Fiji. And what they're doing over there is they're basically I guess, like the wells for the water. It's exclusively for the Fiji company. They can't allow the regular people to have it. The regular citizens of that country to have it or whatnot. The whales the wells in Fiji. Yeah. are allowed to be accessed by Feagins correct or fee giants. Yes, it's owned by GE. I don't know everyone's Fiji water. I want someone to let me know how you probably pronounce pronounce what the indigenous people in Fiji are called Budapest. Right? I didn't know if Budapest Ian's or Buddha pilots. Or Fiji. Fiji. I don't know what so what what how do you make Fiji plural with people? I don't even know. But the the grammatical term but you know if there's more than one people have Feagin does anyway. Yeah, well stores on people blame Fiji water. Some people like myself would blame the country for allowing this nonsense. Like I wouldn't blame Fiji water. Right. I mean, they had the I don't know by the wells are paid to sign the paper or like they just they did. They did what they needed to do to acquire the wells and then set whatever cockamamie rules they want. If you were concerned about what they were going to do with it, then you eat a shouldn't have sold them or B should have read the contracts like that. It sucks, but that's why they tell you to contract. Trust me I know. So, um, and or, you know, don't put them on Microsoft. Like credit. No, I got you, Mike. So once again, um, I see what they're doing with the whole stop stops from committing suicide. Yeah, but I just I feel like it could have been a different way. Like, not, you know, you're not stopping them from anything, you're just stopping jump out the window or whatever, they probably remove the window because it's like, Haha, it's just a net underneath, run faster. As far as the therapy floor where people go to visit it when ever before it's too expensive. You just land there and you roll to another desk and continue work. Why would we? Why else would the net be there? It's not to catch people. It's just not a solution. It's just, it doesn't in any way address, you know, the people's desire the person, employee whatever desire to kill themselves, actually, I think you're thinking about the wrong way. Or we're both looking at thinking about it as an employee, not as an owner but like even as like if I owned the company and I found out that he had like this super high suicide rate my in the list of solutions and contingency plans and like nowhere where like I know we'll just put nets out so they don't hit the ground for the Golden Gate Bridge stopped people from committing suicide Well, you know, that jump off and land right into that, but that's not a company. It's not a city yet but the bridge is not causing people to commit so they don't walk across the bridge and just suddenly get the urge to plumb it off of me is these people are because they have to be at work so long and so much demand is so high whatever the mix of variables and or stressors were it's causing them to want to commit suicide. The Golden Gate Bridge is a victim of of I don't know artistic depression people want to you know make a movie of their suicide so they go to a landmark do it that's that's different. I mentioned on blaming the bridge I mentioned the owner and rom coms I bet you the owner of the company basically it wasn't even about the suicide he was like I'm just tired of people landing on cars way then you got to pay for the funeral right and the car and the cars and he was just like you said a deductible I need a solution to make sure all these cars are safe I'm just putting that I mean, I guess mathematically it makes it you could hire happier people. I still say if you just make the building shorter if the distance from the top of the building to the ground was not like a lethal distance. Yeah. And what's like his responsibility like what if people just ran out in the traffic they just couldn't handle it in the company just ran out of traffic? Like would he like enforcing any cabinet? Because now we're building Apple University sorry, nobody's running out to Apple though trying to kill themselves. Right? I forgot rapping on Apple podcasts, I might not want to bad mouth. Well, and they surprisingly don't have quite as bad arap. Like how they treat their employees as like an Amazon or, or even a Google Apple's got a lot of bad press about a lot of things. But, you know, the employees, I guess, mediocre, Maybe nobody's like, it's amazing. Like, they're not making, you know, nobody's retiring and working at Apple, but they're also I don't hear them complaining, like they have to work 17 hours and they don't get paid overtime. And in fact, it's it seems like a normal retail job for the most part. And you get to say you work for Apple. Yep. But, you know, I don't know, I think that a lot of these most even of our creature comforts and things that we you know, value and in and even on some levels depend on come at a cost. And a lot of times it's a higher cost for for you know, the origin of where it's created. And I feel like in the back of our heads a lot of a lot of times we know that like oh man, this you know, somebody had to work or like somebody suffered to make this or like somebody was not treated awesome for me to have this. But we don't know the specifics. And the we're so used to the convenience of the of the device of the functionality of having everything at our fingertips that we're more about moving on to the next thing than dwelling on like the treatment of the the person that made the keyboard or the screen on my iPhone, or whatever it may be like you notoriously the places that these things come from are not usually the best conditions but that's that's how that's about as long as the thought last like oh man I do know that this isn't this is probably didn't come from the best like can working conditions but you know, I gotta have that that that iPhone 13 or the Galaxy eight or whatever number they're on. And you know, it's it reads your face and it slider works and you know you can set your turkey to roast from the freeway does all kinds of cool stuff. So you know who cares if somebody had to work 47 hours to make it well hey, you know what? I just thought of one thing something that doesn't that you can kind of guarantee that no one had to slave labor over just to make it didn't take I'm pretty sure the hoodies are are not aren't sweatshop made? Maybe you say? I think so. I think so. I think that's a phage fair wage for day's work or whatever I don't think you know there's no child labor or anything well machine made as much as you hate you know Boston Dynamics. I hope one of their little robots MAN Yeah, that's fine. Okay, how you treat them this because they don't think we they don't feel like my toaster doesn't feel anything. It doesn't even work that well. It burns most things right and or undercooked stone machine don't know how you burn something. It's frozen in the middle. That's that's amazing to me. I wonder if if one day we'll get to that where it's like, hey, machine made is the way you want to go. Instead of like handmade it's machine made. It has more precise things. Yeah, there's some things already that are better machine than handmade. Like the mugs? Yeah. You don't want me drawing my logo on there. You wouldn't be able to read it and who would do all your three year old made you a mug like No, no, I listened to podcast and no hope. Never Never. Yeah, machine made mugs with the logo clearly printed on there, not not scribbled on with a crayon. So if nothing else, head on over the head of piracy. Calm and check out the merch. Nobody committed suicide to make it and yeah, hopefully the show doesn't make you want to jump out of your window. That yet no, that would be terrible if if it did that. It You know, I mean, I guess if you if you need some parental advice because you just get overworked and maybe jump that's a tough one. I don't know. I don't know if I'd be able to advise a job like if a kid got their first job like you know, Dad this job so bad I want to jump out the window and kill myself. Well, I mean, figuratively speaking to say, Man, that's that's tough. I may have to do it at school. You know? You know where you can find out if I do where? On the dads corner exclusively on Apple podcast where lives that is where it lives? Okay. It's pretty cool. Check it out. You know, new job might be jumping out a window soon. Well, not this one. I think Mike before you do tell me good Listen, how much does it cost? Because I'm 99 whole cents I believe 99 cents? I don't think things cost 99 cents anymore. That's kind of cheap. Well, I was told there'd be no math I don't I don't know what to taxes so you just pick 99 cents is easy number that's what the marketing school that's that's why everything is right 199 It's better than to hold dollar that's corner or something or that's the whole episode it's that's the selling I'm sorry. For $1 and just get tons of dads corner episodes knowledge here man. You got it you get your hook come early for cheap, right okay, no, you know yesterday's price is not today's price then we get Fat Joe. Gotcha on the commercial right? You know, then it'd be dollars for 30 seconds that makes sense. I'm gonna go ahead and take advantage of this deal now go in land the plane if it's not already land, say your final thoughts to the people. I'm gonna go ahead so we didn't already put the stairs people are off to play. Just you and the captain. Oh, hanging out. Well, this is in the show and I appreciate that. You know, but we're done. We're finished. People have exit they got their baggage. Oh, some people are listening to dance corner. The people listening to old episodes of our show. Then you have deaf people that are just wearing the hoodies representing you know so much is happening it's that's that's all right well, let me go you know day in the life you do you think that it's been a pleasure? Please don't kill yourself. Just quit your job. You can get another one and be miserable and alive. It's not worth it. I mean, I guess you could be broken happy just don't worry. You won't be live nowhere but you don't care. So those these are your options. If you live in America our I guess where does it no one even in America. I think China is equally it because you can't breathe. Anyway. Have a good one. Drink Drink water.