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Snacktastic Part III: the Return of the Spatula
snacktasticc
Feb 1 2018
12

Exactly. I started working at Jordan Marsh just as they were basically forcing all the well paid long term workers out into paid retirements. These people were making 16$ an hour about 20 years ago and then they started up with us, paying us 5$ an hour with high productivity standards and few rewards that felt more Read more

Feb 1 2018
62

The bullshit incentives in favor of giving people actual wages is everywhere in retail. I remember in the early 90s, going to retail pep rallies and being annoyed that after a year and a half, they begrudged us a 25 cent an hour raise. We also found out that the manager got a bonus if she kept salaries under a certain Read more

Sep 19 2017
7

Also, the majority of Medicaid funding goes to nursing homes which do not take Medicare. Given the aging baby boomer population , this reduction in Medicaid funding could be an impending disaster if passed.

Mar 31 2017
50

I think the focus on manufacturing is in part a way of distracting people from the need for higher wages in the service industry. A demand for wage increases is something that has gotten momentum but seems a bit stalled because of all the focus in manufacturing

Feb 7 2017
1

I lived in far too rural of an area to have private schools so that wouldn’t be a choice for me. I got a good education especially because I had a really amazing biology teacher whose wife was a great English teacher. He really encouraged independent projects, critical thought and experimentation. I felt like he Read more

Feb 6 2017
1

I agree but I think our problem has been a watered down democratic message when what I think might appeal more would be something more decisive and progressive. Hillary didn’t articulate enough of a strong position and she waivered between democrat and GOP light and I just think that’s not a good strategy anymore.

Jan 24 2017
5

I’m trying to figure out this Pope’s endgame and all his obsession with purity and mystery of the church while the entirety of the priesthood melts down and shakes in fear. I think about his secrets coming out and these forces coming towards him. Is he going to moderate? Or just drop dead? I like this show a lot Read more