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Sup y'all

Repar T here to tell you about the reparTEES Affiliate Program

In keeping with my dream of reparTEES facilitating in-person connections and conversations, reparTEES offers a free affiliate opportunity to qualified individuals.

How do I qualify?
Modern civilization (I use that term loosely), especially modern workplaces can be so dehumanizing. If you feel marginalized, passed-over, cornered, or devalued by forces beyond your control, you probably qualify. Check out the scenarios below to see if any of them sound familiar to you.

You could be someone who is continually on the lookout for new income sources because the job you settled for means working for a overbearing, micromanaging manager who doesn’t know shit about shit and you don’t know how long you’re gonna stay.

Dear Lookout,
You know you have options, just be smart about the choice you make, and leverage or combine your options so they work for you. A diversity of options gives  you more flexibility. Keep looking, but start looking beyond the next job.

Your pen pal,
Repar T

You may have recently had a reality check and the reality of relentlessly paying bills for the rest of your life is finally starting to sink in. You know careers are not what they were a generation ago. Benefits are getting crappier and employers are getting cheaper.

Dear Check,
These days, very few jobs ever last longer than a couple of years, and you’re at the mercy of The System. But the bills don’t stop while you are searching for your next opportunity. Having a diversity of informal income sources can help you through those times of transition.

Your pen pal,
Repar T

Do you find yourself stuck in yet another job where you are making less than you know you are worth? You know from long, sad experience no matter how hard you work this job will end like all the others did.

Dear Stuck,
Working for someone else will almost always pay less than you are worth, but working for yourself doesn’t give you any assurances either. There’s no recipe for job security but having multiple income sources can help smooth out the ups and downs.

Your pen pal,
Repar T

You may be one of the millions who see inflation in the economy continually pressuring you to pay more for the things you use regularly, but the income from your job isn’t keeping up with the rising costs of surviving from day to day in a modern ‘civilized’ socie

Dear One,
The reality is prices never really go back down to where you remember them being, and your wages will never keep up with the rising cost of living. The best you can do is give yourself options because it’s going to be up to you to make things work.

Your pen pal,
Repar T

It could be that you were involved in an accident or had an unexpected medical emergency that prevents you from doing your regular job. Even so, you feel the need to get involved in something that brings you in contact with people.

Dear Unexpected,
Opportunities almost always come from relationships with people who care. It isn’t who you know so much as who knows you. But no matter who knows you, they often need to be reminded. Give yourself a reason to get back into circulation as soon as possible.

Your pen pal,
Repar T

You have a boss that expects you to perform like a robot, doing the same thing over and over, mindless repetition, devoid of creativity. You long for something more, something that challenges you to engage with your whole being.

Dear Robot,
It isn’t gonna get any better. Jobs like the one you want don’t exist unless you create it yourself. To do that you’ll have to work way harder than you’re working now. But you will do it willingly once you make your move. Funny how that works!

Your pen pal,
Repar T

At work you are treated like a nameless, faceless expendable nobody, but you know you have a lot to offer if someone would give you a chance. All you need it a chance. You know in your heart you could show them if they really wanted to see.

Dear Faceless,
They aren’t the ones who need to see what you can do. I suspect the person who needs to see what you can really do is you. If you don’t take the risk and give yourself a chance, you can’t expect ’them’ to. Take it in small steps. You can do this!

Your pen pal,
Repar T

You have been passed-over for promotion so many times you feel like a relic. You’ve survived the layoffs over the years and are grateful for that, but you yearn to be involved with something that feels satisfying and has more meaning than a paycheck.

Dear Passed,
Those stories you’ve heard about jobs with bosses who care about paying employees to be creative or to experience satisfaction and get paid to experience personal growth are a myth. If you were passed over for promotion once, they’ll keep doing it till they downsize you.

Your pen pal,
Repar T

You know you are faking it at work and hate every minute of it. You hate the feeling of feeling like an imposter. You hunger for a chance to just be you, to be accepted for who you are, to show the world who you really are.

Dear Faking,
You bosses prefer the fake you. They don’t care about authenticity or what you want for yourself. You are actually helping them out by faking it, and they’ll keep you around as long as you help make the kool-aid they are serving seem sweeter than it is. Just be ready!

Your pen pal,
Repar T

In high school you were in with the in-crowd, but those days are long gone. You feel like you have been forgotten—you feel ignored. You know you have something to offer if you could just make your way out of the corner your ignorant boss keeps pushing you into.

Dear Cornered,
Finding a way out of a corner like the one you’re in is harder than it looks. It’s actually fairly easy to get lost in a corner like that. The reason it’s so hard is it’s a corner you have made for yourself, and it is comfortable for you because you can blame it on someone else.

Your pen pal,
Repar T

Perhaps you’ve considered trying to monetize a hobby for some extra income. It’s something you love doing just for you, and know in your heart that trying to monetize it will change it forever. You wish there was another way.

Dear Hobby,
The only way I would recommend doing what you’re thinking of doing is to teach it to people who are genuinely interested. Decide what you’re worth and don’t settle for less. Don’t try to hurry it or force it. You may have to eat rice and beans for awhile, but it will be worth it.

Your pen pal,
Repar T

You are older now and got downsized from your last job. Now you’re in the middle of everyone’s nightmare—you struggle to make ends meet. You still have a lot to give, and have thought about volunteering, but everything keeps getting more expensive.

Dear Downsized,
Optimistically, unless you have world-class skills of some kind, your chances of getting hired are zero. Volunteer and see where that leads, don’t demean and depress yourself by applying for the shit jobs that will have you.

Your pen pal,
Repar T

You might be a mom who could use a little more grocery money or some flexible funds you could use for gifts for your children. Nothing excessive. Things they need. Things they would appreciate. Things you would appreciate giving them.

Dear Mom-
The System wants you to solve this dilemma by getting a second or even third low wage job, with a long commute. The System wants you to be bone-tired and sleep-deprived to the point where you’ll forget to go to the toilet or forget to zip your pants up if you do remember.

Your pen pal,
Repar T

Your bosses do stupid shit all the time and you have a lot of great ideas about how the could save money by being smarter about decision-making. You’re probably even working on a presentation at night and just waiting for the right time to swoop in like a hero.

Dear Hero,
If you have that kind of energy after work, either get a hobby that will help you forget about work, or build relationships with people you really want to work with. Showing your bosses you are smarter than they are will not end well.

Your pen pal,
Repar T

Or, maybe you just have a great chest and want to put it to work for you like you would with any prime real estate. It’s an asset just sitting there between you neck and your belly, and it could be working for you.

Dear Chest,
WTF are you waiting for. There aren’t that many great chests out there, and hardly any of them have the balls or the brains to put an asset that valuable to work in a way that is ethical and fun. Check out the reparTEES ‘Chest for Hire Collection’ in the store. I say go for it!

Your pen pal,
Repar T

The repartTEES Affiliate Program isn’t designed to be a sole source of support, but it may help you buy a coffee for someone you really want to meet or keep you from paying overdraft fees next month.

Whatever your situation, you probably feel like you’re living a story you don’t want to tell. But sometimes those are the stories you need to tell yourself because that’s where you have to start. Where you are right now. That’s where change begins.

Maybe you don’t feel like the hero of your story. Maybe you know you need a change. The reparTEES Affiliate Program is about more than more change in your pocket. It’s about making changes, creating change, choosing options and being part of a movement in which you are connected with other people who are in the same boat so you can start rowing together. It’s very empowering. And the extra cash is nice, too. Did I mention, it’s free?

If you would like to know more about how the program works, send me a note using the form below and I’ll respond personally within 24 hours.

Your pen pal
Repar T

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