I don’t know about you but I hate that big corporations make so much damn money while every day folk like you and I are out here struggling, scraping up change at the end of the week just so we can have something to eat or enough gas to make it to payday.. Well its high time WE the consumer’s opened our eyes and realized WE HOLD THE POWER!!! We are the one’s keeping those corporations doors open! Not them! I tell our Sandwich Artists all the time, it’s not US who keep this business running, it is YOU guys! They are the one’s taking care of our customers so they come back to visit our restaurants. The customers are the one’s putting the money in the bank so we can stay open. So we can pay our staff and continue to be in business. Its simple as that!! If customers stop coming. We go out of business!!! Period!
THAT GOES FOR THESE BIG CORPORATIONS TOO! IF WE, THE CONSUMER, STOP SPENDING OUR MONEY WITH THESE BUSINESSES THAT DON’T HAVE THE SAME VALUES OR MORALS WE HAVE, THEY TOO WILL GO OUT OF BUSINESS!
A friend of mine on Facebook made a post the other day and it made me think of an image I saved a few years back and being that we are coming into that wonderfully awful Holiday season any sane person dreads. I feel it is fucking important that I share it again (image below found on the internet a few years back)…
I make it a point to give back to my community on a regular basis because I know exactly how blessed I am. I also only volunteer my time to charities like the Ronald McDonald Houses (I have not volunteered for them yet, but I want to!) & The Walk to Defeat ALS because what they do goes into our communities and not some CEO’s bank account. But to take this a step further and really stick to these GREEDY Corporations is to follow what Kelly says in her post and that is to stop the one way money train to these greedy corporations. In order to do that, what we need to do is to only shop local. By shopping locally I mean only spend your money with companies that are locally owned and operated. We all have those friends in our timelines who just started a business and cant help but post status after status about what they are offering or selling.. Well be a REAL friend this holiday season and shop with them! Don’t go to Wal-Mart or the mall to buy all your gifts. Buy them from local shops, or family run businesses that give back to the communities they actually live in… Oh and just because they have a big name does not mean they aren’t local!! Do your research if you are unsure. I quick Google search will tell you whatever you want to know about a company and how they do business. Just so you know most franchises are locally owned and operated and they give back to their communities A LOT, but they do not get the recognition because people think they are also a part of that corporate greed that we hate so much. They are not… Let’s change the way we spend our money! Let’s take back control of our lives!!!!
Here is Kelly’s post so you can see what prompted me to write this blog, I have also linked her Facebook page so that if you want to check her out, she does amazing work. (if you love Angelina Wrona you will love Kelly trust me)… If you would like to copy and paste the status below to your social media accounts to help share the word we would love you forever! Seriously!
“I would like to buy gifts from friends with Direct Sales businesses this year.
I love buying from my friends as opposed to retail stores. It is easier, more convenient and fosters relationships. So why not help each other?
Whether its makeup, handbags, jewelry, candles, kitchen gadgets, clothes, food, photography or art; why not buy from those we know?
I have a lot of friends who have their own businesses. We all have goals that we are trying to reach… paying off bills… saving up for something special…supporting our families as a full-time job… Let’s all help each other out!
Post ONE link to your business below, then copy and paste my status so I can comment on your status!
Let’s bring our businesses to others!
Lets have some fun!!!”
SEEEEEE!!!!! See what I was saying isn’t that just awesome!! I feel the exact same way she does and I will be shopping locally & handmade this holiday season..
P.S. If you live in a town that doesn’t have a lot of local shops that you can buy from, check out Etsy there are a ton of handmade craft shops that are just to die for! You can find just about anything your heart desires there and you will be still be STICKING IT TO THE MAN so to speak 😉
Jennifer M Gifford
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