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(07-09-2018, 07:23 AM)Rainrider22 Wrote: Ok, How do I link my Amazon account to WRC ?

When you go to buy something click on the link from the about us page, then find the item you want and buy it. Amazon works on an affiliate model meaning the last person to refer you to their site gets credit if you buy something within 12 hours
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#12
Spokes,

Thanks for all the work you do here.

Good luck in your personal life... I really hope you are going after the (ex) employer for wrongful termination so that this d-bag can't do this to others. Just when you think women's rights have moved forward in the 21 century....

Coke
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#13
(07-09-2018, 08:48 AM)Brenden Wrote:
(07-09-2018, 07:23 AM)Rainrider22 Wrote: Ok, How do I link my Amazon account to WRC ?

When you go to buy something click on the link from the about us page, then find the item you want and buy it. Amazon works on an affiliate model meaning the last person to refer you to their site gets credit if you buy something within 12 hours

OHHHH !!   Thanks,  that is easy.  I am off to do some shopping now.   To be clear, each time I buy something, I should launch my Amazon account from the WRC link ?
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#14
(07-09-2018, 08:59 AM)Coke6pk Wrote: Spokes,

Thanks for all the work you do here.

Good luck in your personal life... I really hope you are going after the (ex) employer for wrongful termination so that this d-bag can't do this to others.  Just when you think women's rights have moved forward in the 21 century....

Coke

A good employment lawyer should have a field day with a maternity-related termination case. Melanie Reist (https://www.mrkfirm.com) is very, very good if you need an employment lawyer, Spokes.
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#15
(07-09-2018, 08:59 AM)Coke6pk Wrote: Spokes,

Thanks for all the work you do here.

Good luck in your personal life... I really hope you are going after the (ex) employer for wrongful termination so that this d-bag can't do this to others.  Just when you think women's rights have moved forward in the 21 century....

Coke

I know, it's crazy.  And the irony of it all is that the boss is a woman.  (not that it should matter).  To add further irony to the situation, the lawyer's business motto is "putting families first" or something to that effect.


(07-09-2018, 10:03 AM)tomh009 Wrote: A good employment lawyer should have a field day with a maternity-related termination case. Melanie Reist (https://www.mrkfirm.com) is very, very good if you need an employment lawyer, Spokes.

Thanks for the suggestion.  We've met with a lawyer extensively.  The employer unfortunately found a bit of a loophole and took advantage of it.  Also, by taking her vacation time on the tail end of her mat leave, that changes her entitlements as she's returning more than the allocated 52 week leave.  That was our fault for not knowing that, but also, we didn't realize this would play out this way.  

Needless to say, with all of the stress, sleepless nights and tears, we needed to put this behind us and try to move forward.
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(07-09-2018, 09:56 AM)Rainrider22 Wrote:
(07-09-2018, 08:48 AM)Brenden Wrote: When you go to buy something click on the link from the about us page, then find the item you want and buy it. Amazon works on an affiliate model meaning the last person to refer you to their site gets credit if you buy something within 12 hours

OHHHH !!   Thanks,  that is easy.  I am off to do some shopping now.   To be clear, each time I buy something, I should launch my Amazon account from the WRC link ?

I believe so.  Like Brenden said, it gives credit to the person who's link you clicked within 12 hours.
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#17
Spokes!

So crappy to hear about what happened, and I know what it's like going down to a single-income family. It's a big change! You'll get through it!

Happy to continue to support the site through donation and will def. do any future Amazon purchases through the link!

Thanks again for everything you do.

-Iain
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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#18
Have you considered crowdfunding subscription platforms like Patreon?
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#19
Isn’t Patreon content-based? ie, you get paid per video or drawing or whatever? How would that work for a webpage/forum?
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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#20
No, James Jackson (published in The Record and The Waterloo Chronicle) tried to do a Patreon where he sought a monthly total, which would go towards a monthly in-depth feature piece on something in Waterloo Region, I believe to help him balance being a stay-at-home father. The deduction would have happened on a monthly basis, not per publication.
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