Thursday, November 26, 2020

i hate fake naila on chick /broad ......fake nails means

Nail Salons, Lifeline for Immigrants, Have Lost Half Their Business Juliana Kim ‎Thu‎, ‎November‎ ‎26‎, ‎2020‎ ‎8‎:‎14‎ ‎AM‎ ‎EST Nail polish at the Beverly Nail Studio in Queens on Nov. 11, 2020. (Jeenah Moon/The New York Times) NEW YORK — On most days, Juyoung Lee is the only person inside Beverly Nail Studio, the salon that she owns in Flushing, Queens. It is often eerily quiet, and when no customers come by, Lee at times sits at her work station and weeps. “Maybe, just maybe, tomorrow will be busy,” she said. “I’m waiting.” Like nail salons across New York City, her business had to close when the pandemic hit in March. There was a brief surge in demand after the lockdown was lifted in July, but then appointments started dwindling. Often, customers requested cheaper services. Now, they hardly come at all. Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times The beauty industry in the city seemed well positioned to bounce back after restrictions ended. After all, many customers had spent months without professional grooming. But now, many of these businesses are on the verge of collapse — a drastic hit for an industry that is an economic engine for immigrant women. Some nail salons have had a difficult time persuading customers that it is safe to come in. Others, especially those in Manhattan business districts, have yet to see regular customers come back because many of them had left the city or are working from home. With 26 years of nail salon experience and 20 years of savings poured into her own business, Lee, 53, said there was nothing else that she can imagine doing. But she’s barely staying afloat. “Even though it was hard before, I was always able to pay the bills. But now, no matter how hard I work, I make no money,” she said. Nail salon visits in the state have dropped by more than 50%, and sales have fallen by more than 40%, according to an October survey of 161 salon owners conducted by the Nail Industry Federation of New York. The New York Nail Salon Workers Association, an advocacy group affiliated with the union Workers United, said less than half of 594 workers surveyed had returned to work as of August. In New York City, there were 4,240 nail salons in 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Three percent of the country’s nail salons are in Brooklyn, and 2% are in Queens. “The workforce is primarily immigrant workers living paycheck to paycheck, supporting children and in many cases sick and aging family members in their own countries,” said Luis Gomez, the association’s organizing director. “Add the recession and the effects of the pandemic on top, and we anticipate that many workers will fall even deeper into poverty.” In Queens, Rambika Ulak KC, 50, said she had so much business shortly after reopening in July that she hired back all 10 of her employees part time. But now, she sees only about four customers a day. Ulak dropped out of college in Nepal to come to the United States. When she developed carpal tunnel from giving manicures or was berated by customers frustrated by her poor English, she would fix her eyes on the photos of her daughter taped to the wall. Now, as her business erodes, she finds herself looking back at the photos even more often. “That’s why I work so hard,” Ulak said. “So I can tell her, ‘Don’t think of my future, just be happy and focus on your studies.’” Salons were able to reopen in July at 50% capacity, with waiting rooms banned and walk-ins discouraged. While indoor services pose more risks for virus transmission, Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, said that if everyone wears masks and customers are properly social distancing, they’re “somewhat safer than with indoor dining.” Still, many industry leaders worry that salons won’t be able to win back customers’ full confidence and subsequently recover until a vaccine is in wide use. Eighty-one percent of the national nail salon workforce are women while 79% are foreign-born, according to a 2018 report conducted by the UCLA Labor Center. Older women may have less career flexibility should the industry continue to crater, said Prarthana Gurung, campaign manager at Adhikaar, a Nepali work center that assists nearly 1,300 Nepali-speaking salon workers in New York City. “There is a subset of women who’ve been in the nail salon industry for decades, and this is it regardless of what happens,” Gurung said. Hannah Lee, 60, is one of those women: Since she arrived in the United States, she has worked only in nail salons. Lee reluctantly left South Korea after her husband persuaded her there would be better jobs here, she said. Though she missed South Korea, she didn’t complain — as a salon worker, Lee learned English on the job, saved enough to put her son through college and always paid her rent on time. Even now, Lee recognizes she is lucky to be hired back at salons in Queens and Manhattan, where she worked before the pandemic. But she said both salons rarely have any customers these days. She often receives only a few dollars in tips, sometimes nothing at all. Her pay plummeted from $1,000 per week to $300. She’s behind on rent and is barely able to afford groceries, she said. But she said she refused to look into other industries and is on the hunt for a third nail salon gig despite her worries about her health. “I just want to feel comfortable with my life. I don’t want anxiety when I go to work about whether customers will come today or not, whether I will get the virus today or not,” she said in Korean. In Jackson Heights, Queens, Mariwvey Ramirez, 38, recently went back to work after being furloughed for a second time at the Rego Park salon where she worked because of the neighborhood closures. The first time, back in March, was financially devastating for Ramirez, who is undocumented and therefore ineligible to collect unemployment. Even now, Ramirez, a single mother, was only hired back part time. Her wages went from $700 a week to $400. Ramirez moved to the United States from Mexico 18 years ago to be with her brother, who moved to the country first, and worked in the salon industry for 17 years. “I don’t know how to do anything else, for all these years, I worked in nail salons — really my whole life,” she said in Spanish. The only silver lining has been that now that she has free time, she has enrolled in a class to learn English — in part to broaden her job opportunities, but mostly to advance in the nail salon industry once the pandemic subsides. Juyoung Lee, the owner of the Beverly Nail Studio, moved from South Korea to New York City 30 years ago. When she arrived, she could only find work in the dry cleaning, garment and nail salon industries because of her limited English. She first landed a job at a sewing factory, but a few years later, it closed down. She tried her luck in the nail business, saving up for more than two decades to open up her own salon. When Lee first toured the vacant storefront that would become her salon in 2014, the real estate agent told her he couldn’t imagine the worn-down space turning into a nail shop, she recalled. But Lee could see it — the pink walls, a row of plush pedicure chairs, a collection of nail polish in every conceivable color. “This was my dream,” Lee said. “Really, this is every employee’s dream to open up their own salon

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

well despite the rumours

well despite my blogs about the infamous covid 19 hoax ......i guess its reall ....i got it .....i went to the night of the elctions @wings plus in coral springs......florida where approx 200 people gathered for the presidential is real i thought it was a hoax but there you go ....sadly the ignoarant tenant next door thinks i got it to give to him ......sad sick individual mummies biy .....but thats the 25 something spoiled white child .....oh well....i think i am by the worst of it i hope .......few more days to go ......back outside again

thansgiving superspreader

this is gojng to be interesting after thanksgiving ....spending time with loved ones and such like and getting covid ......its a lot of people doing a lot of travelling .....and spreading .....its what they want ..........who are they know just dont care long as you shove the bird in your face ....happy thanks g ....i have a poem about it in my poetry section ....

Monday, November 23, 2020

Thanksgiving .....enough said

Despite COVID Warnings, 2M Jerks Traveled By Plane This Weekend Julie Scagell ‎Sun‎, ‎November‎ ‎22‎, ‎2020‎ ‎6‎:‎26‎ ‎AM‎ ‎EST·4 min read The weekend before Thanksgiving saw over two million travelers in U.S. airports The Transportation Security Administration (aka TSA) (via CNN) said travel was at its highest over the pre-Thanksgiving weekend, with a two-day total of two million people passing through airports as the coronavirus pandemic rages on. The Centers for Disease Control issued recent guidelines about Halloween and Thanksgiving, both coming after the U.S. continues to report daily record-setting cases of the coronavirus. “Travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19,” the CDC said on its website. The organization said that cancelling your plans is “the best way to protect yourself and others this year.” Crowds at Sky Harbor: The day after the CDC recommended people cancel their Thanksgiving travel plans, #azfamily viewer Ed Westerfield caught this scene of passengers waiting at their gates — Max Gorden (@Max_Gorden) November 21, 2020 Despite the warnings, it seems many are choosing to ignore this warning and are traveling to see family and friends anyway. Friday and Saturday (November 20th and 21st) marks the busiest days for U.S. airport traffic since mid-March. For people who continue to abide by mandates put in place in their states and for healthcare workers exhausted in hospitals trying to care for sick and dying patients, the crowds of people in airports is infuriating to see. A video from Friday showing Phoenix’s crowded Sky Harbor airport has gone viral online. On Saturday, Johns Hopkins University reported a record 195,542 new U.S. COVID-19 cases. To date, over 256,000 people have died in the U.S. alone from the virus. The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows that weekly #COVID19 hospitalization rates are rising in the United States. Weekly rates for adults 65 and older are approaching the peak weekly rates seen in April. Learn more: — CDC (@CDCgov) November 20, 2020 According to CNN, the airlines say cleaning procedures used between flights, fresh air in the cabin during flights, hospital-quality air filters now used on planes, and mask mandates during flights make air travel safe even during a pandemic. But if all these people are traveling to be with others on Thanksgiving, these gatherings will likely be the next super spreader event that puts every one of us in harm’s way. Story continues

Thursday, November 19, 2020

money buys anything .........................

Listen money talks ........and in the political arena is what the deal is ....however if there is any doscrepenccy in the voting scandal/scam......i am sure the republicans fund people rewrads to testify ......and take lie detectors in courts of law ........that would seem fair ....if you were paid to rat ......whata lot of people need money right now there is the have to be nuts to tryst any govt thing .....i have said now and will say it agaion ......if you want to vote .......fingerprints ......they have the technology .......they can give you virus numeber qiock and fast .........go figure .......

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

this is a no brainer


That's a no brainer    everyone knows those are floating petri dishes...............

Crazy Stories From Cruise Ship Workers — What They Won’t Tell You

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Crazy Stories From Cruise Ship Workers — What They Won’t Tell You
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Living conditions for cruise ship workers range like the tides, high to low within a matter of minutes. The downgrades of working at sea include long shifts, unequal pay, and social caste systems. On the upside, crew members can enjoy some cheap booze and experience geographical and cultural diversity as they sail all over the globe. With certain cases, such as discrepancies in salaries, unions need to better advocate for crew members; however, other living conditions are relatively harmless and quite funny.

Read on to see if you would be willing to give up the land for sea with these stories from cruise ship workers they don’t want you to know.



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