Commodification Camps: Acclimate your employees

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Chowski
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Commodification Camps: Acclimate your employees

Post by Chowski » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:18 am

Just ran across a facespace post by a virgin who needs a ride from Oregon. He has been hired by BRTA to work as a paid chef, feeding the volunteers who ensure that Paris Hilton can fly in for an amazeballs befeathered Instagram post on her way back from Ibiza.

A word of advice to those Commodification Camps who are just paying people to do shit for them now: maybe spend a few minutes educating your employees to lie on social media so your Sherpas don’t go blabbing everywhere. That, or, you know, cook your own damn food.

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Re: Commodification Camps: Acclimate your employees

Post by Ratty » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:14 am

I used to have a huge costume sale in Berkeley before the burn. Every year these cooks would come. (A nice young couple.) They had hired on to a P&P camp several years in a row. According to them the pay was good. The employer was nice. They had become burners and would go even if they didn't get to work.
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Re: Commodification Camps: Acclimate your employees

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:07 pm

And the dilution of something that was really cool continues....
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Re: Commodification Camps: Acclimate your employees

Post by lucky420 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:48 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:07 pm
And the dilution of something that was really cool continues....

Agreed
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: Commodification Camps: Acclimate your employees

Post by cryoguy » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:52 pm

Very sad indeed. I did not “discover” BM until last year. I know it’s not the same as in the past, but I still had a great time and will going again this year. I was amazed at some of the RV “city’s” I passed by, some of which I am sure were p+p. I have heard of a guy standing in the street directing passerby into a protected p+p with a bull horn, that sounds like fun. The down side of that would be the passer by rudely being turned away by the hired security. I am going to buy a bull horn just in case I get the urge.

If I had known about BM years ago I would be a crusty old burner by now. I am crusty and old but a new burner, trying to do it the old way.

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Re: Commodification Camps: Acclimate your employees

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:16 pm

You sound like you’re a great burner to join the party.
Pro tip: a bullhorn is an essential piece of burner gear.
It’s often referred to as a “heckler”.
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