No retailed is offering that many hours. They want 5 hours a day, 6 days a week, no benefits.”
SaucyD on Nov 21, 2013 at 20:16:23
“With no labor laws and no requirement for benefits, they will work us as long and hard as they please. Why would they do paperwork for 500 part time employees when they pay 100 employees 1/4 of what the 500 would cost.
BTW, we can disagree without reducing ourselves to insults.”
The truth is…we don't care that much about unskilled labor. It's your own fault for being unskilled, the feeling goes. They should be lucky anyone is hiring them, and if they don't like it, quit. There are 100 others waiting for that job, so this is a non-issue.”
“So, spare us the melodrama. They're just workers, completing a shift. This day isn't much different from any other, and retailers have to manage economic flow. The stupid retail worker just has to show up.”
“What mess? The US has the highest GDP in the world, and it's the only large nation with an elite per capita gdp. By any standard, that's pretty good.
And, there's no mystery on how our former president got accepted to Yale/Harvard. He deserved it. Imagine his application - experiences that only a tiny fraction of society can imagine. Having dinner table conversations with world leaders, seeing issues from the ground up. Any college president would welcome such a candidate. This is how Chelsea and others get into elite schools - they bring in rare experiences which enrich the student body. Get it?”
All this act did was make the rest of us pay for these uninsured and uninsurable people. That's the part which isn't fair. You may care that your neighbor's grandma has cancer, but don't force me to do the same.”