A story of struggle, and manipulation from (a few) wealthy San Franciscans, in the style of Niccolò Machiavelli

Pilar’s Cafe is now closed. Photo courtesy of Google Maps.
I had a type. My type now is honest, nice, communicative.
Me in 2018 doing a sunglasses ad for extra cash (style boards, makeup and hair done/created by me)
Courtesy of my instagram story. In case you couldn’t see it, he said “55 flat rate is a bit high for what I want to accomplish”. Did you not want to accomplish having your AirBnb Property cleaned?!
They made me provide them with many references, which takes time and effort.
They said they were flexible, but they weren’t and I had to move my schedule around theirs, only to get burned. I lost so many days of work at other jobs because they were so unflexible.
It was never sorted and I was on their schedule, turning away other work.
This was my last email to them before they “let me go”
Well, they learned too…they don’t believe in tipping — just flat rates. They updated the ad after they told me “no thank you” to my fee adjustment based on services provided and no gratuity but they must be willing to scrub the bathroom/toilet.

I still have a lot of feelings about it. Society has raised me to believe that as a woman, the best I can offer is my physical appearance, yet there is shame and stigma associated with women who are smart and have tried to capitalize on this in some way, shape or form, despite that those who seek this commodity, are not stigmatized.

Divorce will do that to you, especially when you had a partner who was open about his attraction to other women he had already dated; constantly prioritizing them over the relationship and fixing it.

What percent of wealthier San Franciscans are this sneaky? Why would you undervalue an intelligent, kind, hard-working, educated woman of color who is trying to help you with hard, undesirable tasks so blatantly?

Some replies.
A couple more. Basically, everyone pays their person way more.

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Amanita is a single 33 year old Latinx pole dancing scientist. She loves history, politics, her dog, learning, growing and self expression.

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Amanita is a single 33 year old Latinx pole dancing scientist. She loves history, politics, her dog, learning, growing and self expression.

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