“And I'm sure it will be worse when all the local stores are shut down and abandoned as Walmart undercuts the competition and ruins the local economy.”
Black Rhino on Nov 21, 2013 at 13:18:18
“Paying lower prices doesn't ruin the local economy.”
golfbird69 on Nov 21, 2013 at 09:16:38
“never could figure out why stores want to go so far as take a loss to stymie the competition...........first of all.....it doesn't work, it just creates several large stores screwing each other..........secondly......if it somehow worked., you would have an illegal monopoly and the ftc would break you up.........seems to me more money would be made with a fair mark-up and everyone would make money.....gee.....maybe the employees would be paid better”
Nov 6, 2013 at 12:40:12
“Nowhere did I suggest the blogger was correct and these people should be immediately cast out into the streets. I just think it's a position that should be phased out over time.
When was the last time you met a telephone switchboard operator or a milk man or a milliner? My grandmother's first job was a pinsetter at the bowling alley. Society changes and we adapt. Certain jobs no longer have a place in the world and new types of jobs are created. So unless you're taking that high horse you're on to a farrier later (remember farriers?), spare us the rants about modern technology ruining the job market.”
rhdlosangeles on Nov 6, 2013 at 12:50:52
“Please explain when - in the last 100 years - when bathroom attendants were actually needed - again, your argument is false - bathroom attendants are not needed - just as doorman are not been needed -- and the list goes on - looking for the Walmart greeters next -- these people were hired to do a job and they did it - a person comes in and finds the jobs to be ridiculous - in the way the Wall Street finds any real work ridiculous - and he ridicules them online - a restaurant over-reacted - and promised to remove them from their positions - all because one person found them to be a joke - and wrote about it - those are the facts - and there is nothing about that story that is not ugly - these people were set to lose their jobs because a rich New Yorker found their jobs to be a joke - ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha - so freaking funny. This was not a new technology - this was a rich man's whim to get someone fired - and that is not new at all.”
Nov 6, 2013 at 12:09:56
“Writing off people's dietary preferences for whatever reason- animal rights, medical issues, religious law, etc.- as a "first world problem" is disrespectful to everyone. I don't think 30% of Indians like having to explain themselves anymore than the upper middle class white yuppies in America.”
overcat on Nov 6, 2013 at 14:09:06
“Yeah, and the list has some mighty trite "issues" vegetarians "deal with". Not everyone eats everything, and that includes me. This article isn't addressing the peeves of the vegetarians of India, and I'm not "writing off" anyone or calling on anyone to explain themselves.”
Nov 4, 2013 at 22:47:26
“Re: 14 The reverse is true as well. I've been a pescatarian for 15 years and I can't eat dairy due to severe lactose intolerance. I'm forever correcting people, "No, I'm not a vegan. I eat fish and eggs."
Nov 4, 2013 at 22:28:21
“Except India is 80% Hindu and therefore vegetarian. Actually most people in developing nations are vegetarians because they can't afford meat.”
sabelmouse on Nov 5, 2013 at 08:51:22
“hindus are not necessarily vegetarian. it's just the beef that's taboo. poor people are indeed often unable to afford animal foods and are often malnourished through having to little food altogether and what they do have is low in nutrients.”
overcat on Nov 5, 2013 at 00:17:12
“To be Hindu is not to be vegetarian, only 30% or so of Indians are vegetarians. I've been to enough "developing nations" to know that your claim about them is not correct. There's a difference between not being able to afford meat much or at all and being a vegetarian.”
Nov 4, 2013 at 22:01:04
“I've always thought bathroom attendants were a weird, outdated position. With automatic soap dispensers and electric hand dryers, their job consists of nothing that the occasional janitorial sweep can't accommodate. Not to mention the slavish vibe of a racial minority sitting in a bathroom all day, taking paper towels out of a dispenser to hand to patrons.”
Chef Dracula on Nov 4, 2013 at 23:51:46
“Sooooo, bathroom attendants are always minorities? You are mistaken.”
rhdlosangeles on Nov 4, 2013 at 23:50:12
“Why stop at bathroom attendants - why not doormen - doors can open on their own - why not waiters - you can IM your order to the kitchen and a food runner can bring it out - or sales clerks, cashiers, let's just have machines and security guards and cameras throughout America - these people were doing a job - and someone thought it would be fun to ridicule them on the Internet - you agree with seeing a person and then making fun of the job they are doing to pay their bills - I don't -- and since you seem confused - doing a job willingly and getting paid for it - is the opposite of slavery. YOU'RE WELCOME.”
“No one if forcing you. Keep believing whatever distortion of Christianity you want. Eventually, you'll be just as openly rejected from society as the white supremacy groups (the ones who justified slavery using the Bible) are now.”
“I'm not talking about subsidies, I'm talking about these companies actively instructing their employees on how to apply for food stamps and Medicaid instead of paying them enough to not need government assistance with a 39-hour a week "part time" job.”
sajc05 on Oct 28, 2013 at 14:09:40
“Okay... how much should a fast food employee make for a job that requires no skill or education?”
“These people qualify for Medicaid, not Obamacare subsidies. Why are you blaming Obamacare? This is a case of Reaganomic capitalism. McDonalds is 60 years old and has never had a losing quarter, so according to conservatives, those profits should be trickling down from the "job creators" to help the little guy.”
BNB on Oct 28, 2013 at 12:04:33
“Every employee at McDonalds earns a livable wage, every single one. How do I know? Because they keep showing up for work.
These people qualify for medicaid or Obamacare subsidies. McDonalds profits are trickling down to more and more entry level jobs. I see nothing wrong with this. When I worked at McDonalds, the assistant store manager and store manager did just fine - both owned houses and had families they supported. A fry cook is an entry level position, work your way out or up.”
“Genetics may determine body types, but 30% of our ancestors weren't morbidly obese and 60% of them weren't overweight.
If the majority of your relatives who died before 1980 didn't weigh over 200lbs, no, it's not "genetic".”
wall street crime on Oct 18, 2013 at 17:35:35
“Your ability to put weight by eating certain foods is, in fact determined by genetics. The demands of families where two parents work to maintain an income level above the poverty line created a massive change in the food supply. The prices of fresh fruits, meats and vegetables continues to go up faster than inflation and faster than processed food filled with sugar, salt and fat.
Office work, automotive transportation, all contribute to the problem.
If you are genetically predisposed to being overweight, you are born that way.
Plus, as a society we don't value healthy living because it interferes with our culture of having it all without paying the true cost of goods and services.
I don't think many women looked like her before 1980. It takes time, equipment and training AND genetics.
To proclaim that anyone can have three kids and look like that is just asking for trouble.”
“The tip is to make up for the fact that they are paid $3/hour so your food can be cheaper. Would you rather pay more for your meal to make up for the slack?”
AttilaTheFun on Oct 17, 2013 at 11:15:37
“I'd rather the restaurant pay workers what they should, instead of having to rely on customers to do it on top of an already pricey meal.”
thedragonclaw on Oct 17, 2013 at 11:07:24
“I think it's criminal that resturaunts have gotten away with the "if we pay our servers fairly your menu prices will skyrocket" line. I live in California where servers are not paid a different minimum wage, and better resturaunts actually pay MUCH better than minimum...in my travels to states where they are allowed to pay servers less the menu prices are exactly the same...despite being able to pay their employees substantially less and being in areas with generally MUCH lower rent than the Bay Area.”
“I didn't find this worrying at all. It reminded me of Post Secret. He's sharing his fears and anxieties, but everyone has those. It's healthier to recognize the issues so you can address them than ignore them. He even ends on a forward-thinking note.
I don't know why people are trying to turn positive self-reflection into a "troubling" celebrity meltdown.”