“This is the result of retailers depending on China and other third world countries to produce cheap goods at the hands of children and sweat shop workers to garner mega profits for their share holders at the expense of quality jobs and quality goods made here in this country.”
“Everything at Lands' End is made in China of inferior craftsmanship to former hay days. I no longer purchase LE brand and shop for only American made goods. It's takes me longer to shop but I know that someone who made the goods made them in this country and wasn't in forced labor or a child in a sweat shop factory.”
“Many companies are getting away with a lot of abuse of the system. For example hiring only part-time workers so they don't pay benefits, offering so little hours that five people have to live together to make ends meet.
In case you haven't seen any of the news out of Michigan in the last year of so, it is a highly depressed state as far as employment is concerned.”
gsn78613 on Dec 6, 2013 at 17:24:26
“Michigan is not a state you would want to move to these days...but on the plus side, all those people up there waiting for jobs to come back means they won't be competing with me since I'll be ready to move where ever I can find work.”
“Welfare doesn't pay rent or mortgages, it allows you to get Medicaid and only pays a minimal cash sum so that you can buy toiletries and pay for municipal transportation, for a single in NYC that's about $35 every 2 weeks. Most BTW programs like WEP tell folks over 55 y/o that they shouldn't go into the WEP programs. They also need to apply for SNAP in order to buy food to eat.”
“And just to illustrate the insane fare increases during the worst economic downturn in nearly a century, take a family of 4 - two parents with two school age children all taking public transportation. Even with special fares that's still $15+ per day or $75+ per week or $300+ per month or $3600+ per year. How do average to low income families make it when you factor in food, housing, clothing, healthcare etc.?”
“The MTA is perpetually hiring over paid top tier management and political appointees to positions of power with 6-7+ figure salaries without the qualifications needed to operate and grow a system like Metro North and the MTA.
I totally agree that a good business leader could turn a profit and provide service without gouging customers. Hence Mr. Lohta, former MTA head, who was just trounced in the NYC Mayoral race. He was not a good business man but a good political insider appointee.”
“Back at you bro, that's all you've been doing to my comments from the beginning. ;Like I said originally you don't want civil discussion and a quick look at your comment area reveals that quite clearly. You are a one note whiner. KMBA!!!!!!!”
“They can, they will and they do. Happens everyday.”
Angie Daniels on Dec 4, 2013 at 14:13:43
“Well I still like the idea of a bench specifically designated for when you want to have a conversation. As opposed to just being a bus stop. I would imagine they already had regular benches at the school.”
“If our taxes fund Unemployment then we are paying into Unemployment Insurance. An unemployed person has had to have had a job, and lost it through no fault of their own in order to qualify for benefits.”
Marcus Maxon on Dec 4, 2013 at 14:10:43
“you are not funding ue directly...taxes go for a lot of things and the employers are the ones that fund ue accounts. the federal extensions were borrowed money so you don't have ownership of that either.”
“You just like to whine and complain.I have worked for decades since I was 15 y/o and payed payroll taxes towards Unemployment Insurance. I have been working in HR administration for over 18 years.Oh, BTW, Unemployment claims are taxable, therefore those on Unemployment are contributing to UI as they seek jobs. Your bias is that you consider that folks who've lost their jobs through no fault of their own do not want to look for employment, which is so far from the truth.”
garabian on Dec 4, 2013 at 16:46:16
“I don't know where you come from, but you are so wrong. There are jobs everywhere that may not pay as mu ch as unemployment, but at least they give you a chance to climb ouot of the hole you crawl into when you accept unemp;loyment money. I don't know what you refer to when you say I should "whine" because I am not whining. All I am saying to those who elect not to work and prefer unemployment: GET A JOB.”
“Unemployment benefits are funded by the taxpayer, which means that the unemployed paid taxes to fund their temporary unemployment. You obviously have a great bias toward the unemployed and are ignorant of many facts. One of them being that a person had to have had a job in order to qualify for unemployment.”
garabian on Dec 4, 2013 at 10:55:22
“You are so wrong and blind. Who pays the salary wherefrom the benefits are paid for?
In any event, the employee's contrki bution is so miniscule and it encourages employes to take benefits ather than to find a job. Your only bias is that you are obviously out of a job and will not get one of the many that aare offered.”
Marcus Maxon on Dec 4, 2013 at 10:16:21
“only 3 states have employees paying into it. its funded by employers.
no one is against the initial weeks....”