If You Haven't Watched Netflix's Documentary On The Infamous Fyre Festival, Drop Everything And Watch It ASAP

If You Haven't Watched Netflix's Documentary On The Infamous Fyre Festival, Drop Everything And Watch It ASAP

Honestly, I'm surprised anyone from his team made it out alive.

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I just finished Netflix's documentary called FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, about the Fyre Festival and I, have a lot of thoughts and opinions. I think we all have a lot of thoughts and opinions. I don't even know how this could have happened, how so many people could have believed in and believed a single word Billy McFarland said on social media, emailed, or pitched to his team. I mean, have you looked at this guy? He looks like a total ass and must have a good poker face.

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I remember reading about this online when Kendall Jenner apologized for promoting it after everything backlashed. Many celebrities apologized and deleted every post they posted about the upcoming festival that was going to be a "game changer."

Throughout the documentary, we see everything from the beginning to the end, and well, Billy is good at his craft as one of his team members said, "He's a liar." Watching this documentary my anxiety was heightened and I couldn't believe people put in their personal money and time for people who didn't treat their workers, team members, and people buying their "ticket packages" with the respect they deserved.

They didn't email people back. They didn't answer their DMs on Instagram. They kept hyping up their festival when they were using hurricane tents and air mattresses when they should've been building cabanas on the beach. They treated the models in their commercials and promo videos like jerks, and you could tell by their faces with the pressure that they were done with Billy being an asshole, and Ja Rule wasn't much better. Yet, what do I know?

In summary, this is what people were expecting: Lavish cabanas, houses they could rent during the festival, parties on yachts with celebrities or influencers, cruise ships, jet skis, amazing food, never-ending alcohol and a good time. Sounds pretty great right? Sounds too good to be true right? Right.

I think the most ridiculous thing out of all of this is how long it took for people to catch on.

When they kept adding packages and opportunities I would've caught on fast. Why are they asking for more money? Do they need the money? Is this a scam? This is all too good to be true? They were emailing people that they needed to put money on this wrist bands for the festival to be able to buy things and to do activities when in reality they needed that money ASAP ahead of time to make things happen—that didn't end up happening at all.

Now, let's get to what happened during the festival. Or, lack of festival. 1/3 of the people arrived 30 minutes early which shouldn't have been that big of a problem if they were prepared for the thousands of people they were expecting. The people who bought tickets were expecting private little planes but instead, they got a usual plane with just "FYRE" smacked on the side. Fancy right?

Besides the left-over hurricane tents and air mattresses, they delivered luggage in giant 18 wheelers and threw them on the beach making it a free for all, lockers weren't unpacked for them to put their valuables in, they held people on the beach for 6 hours trying to hide the reality of the situation—oh and someone on the executive team almost sucked dick to get running water. Now, does that sound like a good time?

Sounds like a nightmare for everyone involved. People had to fight first come first serve to sleep in tents, people were peeing on already rained on mattresses and it was a real-life show of survivor. I think the most iconic picture of Fyre Festival is the uncooked bread and a slice of cheese. You all know the one I'm talking about.

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You're all hoping the nightmare ended when they left, yet leaving the Bahamas was a lot harder to do than what everyone else thought it would be. People were squished in this little airport, there were no flights to Miami at the time, and they were LOCKED in the small airport without food and water. Like what the actual hell.

I think the thing that really pissed me off is that Billy McFarland scammed people before this event with a fancy credit card he created, and even after while he was on bail for 5 charges. You would think that a con-artist and a scammer would learn while on bail for being arrested, but I guess he thinks he's just a rich man and told his friend he's not being arrested.

Well, he got 6 years in federal prison and I think he deserves a lot more. He scammed people of millions of dollars, starved people, didn't pay the local workers on the island; making the poor lady who cooked the meals on the island pay the local workers from her own savings—honestly, I'm surprised anyone from his team made it out alive.

Everyone needs to watch this documentary because people are doing this stuff all the time.

Every single day you might get an email in your junk mail, or a call, or something in the mail. It's a common thing in America and in foreign countries, it's a straight up everyday thing. This really opened my eyes, and I don't know what is real or fake anymore.

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The Negative Effects Of Working As A CNA

You know you are a CNA if you are undermined, understaffed, and emotionally and physically drained.
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I write this not as a way to deter people from wanting to be a CNA or to demean the job, but in order to outline the negatives, since some only outline the positives. With a job comes responsibility, and it is like that in any area or field. We have the good and we also have the bad. I am in a field where not many people like their job and they don't care who knows it. Others enjoy it and make the best of it. It is like that with any career. There are always both sides.

I write this after coming home from a meeting that we have to attend every week for 13 weeks straight. These meetings are preparing us for a new unit in our building, and they offer education so that we have the knowledge to communicate and take care of our residents. I like these meetings because I enjoy learning more in my field, however, others see it as a burden and a waste of their time. There are people who will bring in workplace drama, those that will do the bare minimum, and those that just don't care and will call in when they know their shift is short.

As a Certified Nurse Assistant, you help your residents, and you try to give them the best care that you can provide. That is the number one rule. If anything, that is the golden rule in nursing. When you step in on that floor, you are expected to give your full effort in giving the residents the care they need. Meanwhile, others step in and couldn't give a damn.

What upset me the most after the meeting was that we had to talk about abuse. We had to discuss what abuse was and why we need to treat our patients with dignity, respect, and kindness. As a CNA that is my work. I was saddened that something like this occurred, and that someone would demean a resident in a way that no one should be treated.

I'm furious, upset, and confused. The people that work in this field are there because they care, and they want to help those that cannot help themselves. So, why would they do such a thing?

It made me think of all the other negatives that I encounter in my field. The lack of appreciation from other staff and the constant undermining is tough. Nurses telling you that you are not doing your job right, or management becoming picky when you cannot chart between your residents is difficult. There is always something that you are doing wrong in someone else's eyes, and there is never a thank you when you leave your shift and everyone is clean and taken care of. There is no one to pat your back other than yourself, and you have to be your own cheerleader for a place that only looks at you as the lowest of the totem pole.

There are never enough of you. I say that because there is always a demand for CNAs, and no matter how many you have in a facility, there will never be enough. You will be short one shift or another, and you will have to scramble to reach everyone to make sure they are taken care of properly.

You come home and you have to go right back to bed because you took extra shifts. You are exhausted, and yet you still come in and put all your energy into work because you think of the residents. You consider what it would be like to not have anyone to care for you. You put them before yourself.

No one tells you any negatives as you are getting trained and go through clinicals. They only tell you that you are going into a profession that will help those that cannot help themselves, and that you should be proud of your job. It is not incorrect, but it is not fully true.

You will get called names, cursed at, abused, and you will get over-worked. No one will tell you thank you, and no one will baby you through your shift. You are a CNA. You take care of those that cannot take care of themselves. You are there to help and give care. Yes, there are negatives and you will want to quit like I've wanted to do multiple times. I will admit it. You will get upset and frustrated. This is not an easy job, and it was not intended to be, but you will get through it if you keep your heart open and honest. Do your work diligently, and do what you can to make others' lives better. That is the only reward you need to overcome the negatives.

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5 Reasons I'd Rather Stay In On A Friday Night

It's okay to not want to party over the weekend.

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In college, so many people look forward to the weekend all week long. And by so many people, I mean probably almost everyone. The weekend is a time to catch up on some much-needed rest, relaxation, homework, and you time. The weekend in college also means going out for a lot of people. While yes, going out can be a really good time, I also think that it's important to note that you don't have to go out if you don't want to. There are a ton of good reasons why you should stay home for the weekend instead of partying all night long. I have compiled a list of five solid reasons why staying in is so much better than going out, especially in the middle of winter.

1. My room is so much warmer than it is outside 

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Let's face it, in the dead of winter, no one wants to go outside in a mini skirt and crop top. I'll take my pillow and blanket any day over freezing outside.

2. I can go to sleep at a reasonable hour 

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After a long week of class, the last thing I want to do is stay up until 2 am partying. I would so much rather be wrapped up reading a book at 10 pm.

3. I'm always available if a friend needs saving 

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Staying home, sober, I'm always available to rescue a friend in need if they drink a little too much. This is so important to me to be keeping my friends safe and getting them back home at the end of the night.

4. It's the perfect time to binge watch Netflix 

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Staying home on a Friday night gives me uninterrupted hours of binge-watching my favorite shows. There's no better feeling than finally catching up on a new season of Netflix.

5. Self-care is more important than getting drunk 

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Staying home, relaxing, doing a face mask or even reading a book allows for much needed relaxation. No one wants to stress about their hair and makeup on a Friday after you've finished 5 days of classes.

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