There Are Jobs Out Here

Reporters keep mentioning how the economy is getting better and how more jobs are being created over time. Hey look! I am no expert and or don’t hold a degree in business or economics. But I can tell one thing… there are a lot of jobs out there. The way that I look at it is, that “some people” are more interested in finding jobs in a specific field, salary rate or both, which I find crazy in this economic day and age. The reason that I feel like that is, because even though I went to college, I never graduated. So what I am trying to say is, that throughout the years, I have held a lot of different jobs, from factory work to customer service representative.

My whole point is, that with a family to feed and bills to pay, I have never been picky when it comes to finding work. Since I don’t have a college degree, I just have to take whatever work comes along. You see, in my neighborhood, I’ve seen some young people complaining about the lack of jobs. But to be honest with you, the one thing that community activist and lawmakers don’t dare to say is, that there are jobs in my community, it’s just that they don’t pay what the young people “expect to be paid for the work that they perform”. Don’t get me wrong, I’m proud of the young people who I see working in fast food joints and other businesses everyday in my neighborhood. I know what it is like, because I went through that. It’s just the handful that want to be lazy asses, that bother me. I know this, because I personally know a couple of them.

With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!

I’m Not About The Money

Ever since the mid 80’s, I have been what’s known as a bedroom DJ. I have to say, that I do what I do, only because I love and enjoy mixing House music till the end, not because I lack the experience or because I have been a novice all this years. I remember back in the days, when my friends and I, used to throw house parties just for the hell of it. But I specifically remember the day, that a friend of mine and fellow DJ decided to sell his tapes and mine in the streets. A club owner had bought one of my tapes and offered me a job at his club in downtown New York City. To make the a long story short, I didn’t take it.

You see, I’m not like some people out there, who have the need for attention. Unlike others, I’m not about money and fame. I love mixing House music in the privacy of my home, because it is a hobby that I have loved and enjoyed for many, many years, plus mentally, it takes me to a place where I can just chill the fuck out, without drinking alcohol or getting high. Who knows, maybe if I had taken the job at the club back then, I could have been rich and famous. But you have to understand, that I’m not about the money. I’m about doing things for me, not to please others. I’m about enjoying what I like and not being famous, recognized, rewarded, awarded or criticized for it. I guess that what I am trying to say is, that for me, mixing music is not about making money and or being famous. It’s just about doing something that I have loved and enjoyed for so many years. Plus I like my alone time.

With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!

I’m Too Old For That Shit

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I can say that I truly understand when young kids see others kids do something and they try to imitate them. I can go as far as to say, that I even understand teenagers that do the same, when it comes to following fashion trends. The reason for that is, that I remember that when I got my first job as a young teenager, I use to follow some of the latest fashion trends myself. I, like most kids from the hood, used to spend all of my money on expensive jeans, sneakers and other stuff, especially since my mother wasn’t able to afford them for me.

The whole thing is, that even before I hit my 20’s, I realized that I was just being a brand and or fashion slave. To be honest with you, absolutely no one had to tell me, how stupid it was to be loyal to brands. It just happened that one day, I realized how dumb and stupid I was, for spending my hard-earned cash on something, only because of the brand or because others were wearing it. Hey look! If someone can afford a product and they want to go out and buy it… good for them! The thing is, that I don’t want to hear that same person, bitch and moan about how they can’t pay their bills. I do have to say, that it is sad to see someone around my age camping out in front of a store for days, just to be one of the first to buy a stupid fucking phone. IT’S JUST A FUCKING DAMN PHONE!

With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!

Big Wigs Are Out Of Touch

Ever since I dropped out of high school at the age of about sixteen years old and started working in factories, I learned a lot about how the big wigs think and work in corporations. The one thing that I came to realize is, that they are out of touch with their employees and customers. What do I mean? Well, for one, most big wigs have never ever in their entire life, done hard manual labor like the rest of us. If they would have, then they would appreciate their employees more. On another hand, they tend to worry more about what it is good for the company, than what their customers actually need, want and would pay for. In other words, the big wigs, really need to get their heads out of their assholes and connect with reality.

As an employee, I can say that many, many, many times, I was underappreciated. I’m not saying that I should have received the employee of the month award for just doing my job. But I can tell you, that when I was given more work and responsibilities, my paycheck stayed the same. Even after I was promised a pay raise for taking on more responsibilities, nothing changed. As a customer, I look at how so many companies are more about profits than providing good products and services. You have to understand, that I don’t get a weekly paycheck just for sitting down on my ass doing nothing, I earn my money the honest way. So for me to pay for something that sucks, it doesn’t make sense at all. Meanwhile the top executives are making a lot of money, their employees  and customers are suffering. To be honest, top executives need to get out there and get to know their employees and their customers, before making stupid decisions.

With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all!