Bryan Menegus
fruitsoftheweb
Senior reporter. Tech + labor /// bgmwrites@gmail.com Keybase: keybase.io/bryangm Securedrop: http://gmg7jl25ony5g7ws.onion/

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1/21/20
4:29 PM
13

I am a Southern California resident.  Lately, outside of most stores (Target, Lowes, etc.) are people gathering signatures.  Their tag line is, “Would you like to keep Uber in California?” and people are stopping in droves to sign the petition without actually asking any questions about what their actually signing.

1/21/20
4:28 PM
20

My work requires I travel back and forth between the US and Japan a lot, so I live a few months out of the year in Tokyo. I gotta say, Japan probably got it right when they basically told Uber to go fuck itself, labor law wise. Read more

12/31/19
12:19 PM
6

I’m generally not one to defend most anything Richard Dawkins says, but what exactly is wrong with his tweet above?

12/31/19
11:23 AM
19

I mean... Is leaving POTUS* out of the list an unspoken rule? Because otherwise he gets the top 200 spots, easily. Maybe the list is for a certain brand of subtle dumbness that DJT doesn’t qualify for? Read more

12/31/19
10:37 AM
13

I think Richard Dawkin’s tweet was spot on. Traveling through airports can be a horrific experience with the TSA. It’s now made even worse through needing an enhanced license to travel domestically. Land of the free I guess.... Read more

12/9/19
8:29 AM
1

Where’s the rest of it? I was just getting into the groove when it ended!

12/6/19
6:46 PM
2

I believe that song is called “Ni Hao! A document is waiting for you at the Chinese Embassy and your social security number has been suspended while law enforcement are seeking your arrest due to fraudulent activity”. I get this every week, but I think my voicemail cuts off after they announce the title but before the Read more

12/6/19
5:57 PM
4

I get a a weird flavor of sonder from things like this. Someone spent time and creative energy writing that song, and making that file. I have no idea who they are, and likely no way to find out. They have no idea that you, I and whoever else listened to this, were made happier for their effort, and probably never Read more

12/6/19
5:31 PM
6

Hey Bryan, did you get my voicemail about how you violated my client’s copyright by posting that music file? You should transfer 1.375 bitcoins to my his bitcoin wallet immediately or he would initiate legal proceedings. Did I mention that he’s Nigerian royalty?

12/3/19
6:01 PM
10

I think we all want to know if masturbation will now be considered an inappropriate sexual relationship with a subordinate.

12/3/19
5:37 PM
17

Lots of us have been there. Working two jobs just to afford rent in an expensive city. Keep your head up Sundar, you’ll get there one day if you just never stop believing in yourself.

12/3/19
11:17 AM
46

Man, there are an awful lot of people in the comments who either don’t understand labor law or seem aggressively opposed to it. And that’s a shame. Forty years of conservative talking points have convinced people that they should be so pleased to have the pleasure to perform work for an employer that the employer Read more

12/3/19
11:02 AM
11

Google’s management just keeps screwing this up. They’re over-reacting to stuff like the Google walkout and Google employees talking to the media, and pouring gasoline on the fire. Read more

11/25/19
7:10 PM
19

I mean “don’t bite the hand that feeds you” generally applies in corporate America. If a company decides to fire you because of your conduct, policy or not, that is their right. On the other Google really should respect their employees and be as fair as they can. Read more

11/25/19
4:06 PM
8

The comparison to saw mills and foundries is pretty interesting. I could be wrong but I believe in both of those places there are two key differences/factors at play Read more

11/25/19
12:28 PM
16

Even if these numbers were recorded over the busy season it still shows a ridiculous amount of injuries.  It’s time to rethink using Amazon.  I’ve been using other sites more and more.  Other companies have already caught up and offer similar delivery dates and improved their customer service.