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I just love the way all these restaraunt moguls are claiming they’re going to have to cut employees hours, raise prices, add a surcharge, on and on ad nauseum because—Obamacare.
I know a lot of restaraunt workers. Not surprising since in my hometown the majority of the population either works for the largest single employee in town (a hospital) or the most prolific “industry”, which around here is the restaraunt business. We may not have much else, but we’ve got eateries by the train car loads.
The thing I find most interesting about all the caterwalling from the owners of all these multi-million dollar businesses?
Of all the restaraunt employees that I know—NOT A SINGLE ONE OF THEM IS, NOR HAVE THEY EVER BEEN, A FULL TIME EMPLOYEE!
So, it seems miniscule numbers of citizens in various states have signed online petitions to snatch their place of abode from the union. A few have even garnered high enough numbers to force a response from the administration.
Each and every signatory knows the answer they will receive will be, “sorry about that, but, no,” but that is neither here nor there.
Personally I think the administration should do more to help these disenchanted folks than just a flat out “no”.
Since they are saying that they no longer wish to be citizens of the United States , I think the government should help them reach their goal.
Why not give them a helping hand and post a printable version of the paperwork necessary to formally renounce their American citizenship?
Guys, I get it: providing healthcare benefits to employees cost money. And, as a group, you tend to prefer things that do not cost that — I watch Undercover Boss. But own your layoffs and your policies. Let’s stop pretending that suddenly, with this election, bosses have been transformed into reluctant assholes.
Obamacare is just the latest excuse to wriggle out of the social contract. For many years now, full-time benefits like sick days, maternity leave, pensions, lunch hours, chairs — have disappeared by magically transforming full-time employees into ‘independent contractors’ or ‘part-time-20-year temp help.’ Wanna avoid paying half of your employees’ Social Security tax? Reclassify them as ‘independent contractors’ so they pay it all themselves! Make them fill out a 1099! ‘That’s not a full-time busboy — that’s Juan Co., LLC!’
…So let’s cut the ‘I’d loooove to be able to give employees healthcare — I just can’t!’ Let’s face the facts: pizza and coal companies are just unlucky enough to have a labor force that can’t be outsourced — you happen to be among the few industries that still has to hire Americans! I’m sure that if you could outsource your pizza-making to China, I’m sure that ‘Papa John’s’ would become Papa San’s. Which is actually (Japanese), but, you know, for the joke. You understand.
…So maybe next time, take all the millions you donated for partisan political purposes and pump it back into the type of healthcare advances that may ultimately increase business productivity! And then, we can just keep pizza out of politics.
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better yet, let’s see a show of hands for over 30
How about over 40?
I’m over 21 twice…
Tumblr Ancient here. A couple of decades over 40.
A couple of decades over 40 + a few years here.
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All sorts of news on the wires about conservative business moguls (large and small) throwing temper tantrums by laying off workers or cutting employees to part time hours “to prepare” for the disasterous future in store now that AFC won’t be repealed.
Belive it folks. Over night the whole world changed…financial Armagedon for business owners is at hand! They will all be out of business tomorrow if they don’t act today!
Business owners giving the proles an unmistakable message, “If America doesn’t vote for MY bests interests you will be made to suffer.”
Pathetic bastards with pathetic morals punishing the peons who got them where they are today for no other reason than to prove their own importance.
Sears is opening its stores at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, too.
Kmart stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., then will close and reopen from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. They will reopen for a second time at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.
I hope no one minds if I say
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE? (OK I admit, that was a scream.)
I don’t apologize for screaming. As usual, the low-paid, no benefits, mostly part-time workers are being used so the corporations can rake in the $$.
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The comic book slogan that made us believe in ourselves like no other. You didn’t have to be a kid to feel your chest swell with pride at the sound of that immortal phrase.
Superman may have been a fictional character, but America was not. America was truth and justice incarnate.
At least that’s what we told ourselves.
We became a super power both militarily and economically. The most powerful and infuential nation in the world. We got very good at insisting that everyone else should listen to what we say and ignore what we do.
While crosses burned, whites only signs hung in shop windows, no Jews allowed placards appeared on doors in country clubs and Ivy League schools, we claimed our right—nay, our duty—to instruct the rest of the world on how to properly administer a just society.
Yes, we have removed the signs and placards in public places. Yet we still have “leaders”, both political and religious, who promote injustice by word and deed.
In seeking that “one more vote” or “one more body in the pew” they are more than willing to pander to our fears and frustrations rather than remind us that as a nation, and as humans on this planet. we are dependent on each other. That we are in this thing called life together no matter the color of our skin, the religion we profess, our sexual orientation, or our politics.
The American Way is democracy. Democracy is inclusive. And that is the truth we need to remember. The truth we need to teach.
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