“Did she leave her husband for this guy? After all he went through taking care of her”
Fsjunkie on Nov 19, 2013 at 21:37:14
“That's usually what happens in these dramatic weight loss cases. Regardless of their own self-destructive nature, the person uses everything and everybody for strength and excuses for why they were in their condition. My wife became someone who I didn't recognize or even like anymore after having gastric bypass surgery. I moved as far away from her emotionally as possible....let her go. Guess who's fat again and "wishing for what she had." It's well-documented and predictable behavior that these patients are even required by law to be counseled about before the weight loss.”
“That would only concentrate inequality. You didn't mention economics but that is also something that should be considered. We already lack diversity in the job market. Black males have the highest unemployment rates, highest incarceration rates too.”
jenniffer norman on Nov 9, 2013 at 13:54:55
“While I fully understand that racism exists everywhere, there has be some personal responsibility! Every unemployed or incarcerated black person isn't being mistreated. I also understand being stuck in a horrible cycle of poverty and lack of good parenting, high crime areas, etc, BUT opportunities have expanded greatly. Not all black people live in the inner city and have no access to quality education.
I live in area where the poor have equal access to educational opportunities. There are financial aid opportunities explained in assemblies and the students are encouraged and assisted with applications by counselors. There are only a few schools, and everyone in the area goes to the same school. It isn't split up in any way and there are no areas that are solely black or white so they are segregated into different schools due to population.
But the black community here, while there are some stand outs and it is improving, is consistently low performing academically. Teen pregnancy, weed, and trying to be cool in an increasingly negative culture seem to take precedence over school and advancing in life. White kids are doing the same of course, but in much lower numbers.”
Nov 4, 2013 at 10:02:13
“There's a difference between being a naturalized American from Mexico and a Chicano, US-born from Mexican descent. I'm not saying you're right or they're right but just pointing out that life experiences are different between those groups. Mexicans from Mexico have lived a larger part of their lives being the majority race in Mexico, they haven't faced for the most part discrimination based on race and Chicanos have.”
Marco Antonio Trigueros on Nov 4, 2013 at 19:11:37
“I totally agree with you. The diff between mex-americans and chicanos is that mex americans have a baseline understanding and perspective to compare to, whereas chicanos don't. I lived most of my life here in the US and I have experienced discrimination too. And there's a whole lot of discrimination going on in Mexico; it is nastier and more evil. Lucha Libre mask has nothing to do with discrimination. Its a sport; its wrestling. Something to note is that chicanos are not taking ownership of mexican ideas and cultural icons fast enough. Its always someone not-latino who takes the idea and profits on it; and then chicanos get pissed. That, I don't like. As an example, X chicano organization should have thought of putting up the cool costume and share cultural ideas in a good natured way to everybody; like this, and take ownership rather than WSU athletics. Instead, latino groups segregate themselves, and rarely share cultural events outside of their groups. In many cases they are ashamed/unfamiliar with basics of mexican culture; they don't take ownership.”
“And the sad thing is that the teacher will probably just justify her / his actions and not feel guilt for the rest of their lives.”
SansPants on Oct 31, 2013 at 19:08:48
“Last year the U.N.'s official "happiness" report listed China as 112 out of 156. China's ministry of information was reportedly...get this..."unhappy" about the happiness report and banned any publishing or even mentioning of the report in their media or state controlled internets. Over 1 Billion people in China won't even realize that they're unhappy.”
“Yes, it's done through grafting. I've read that they aren't that successful but our tree has been doing great. We bought an orange tree and an avocado tree around the same time and so far the apple tree has been the most fruitful.”
vote4leon on Oct 31, 2013 at 00:13:42
“That amazes me. I'll have to look into getting one. Thank you!”
“The reason they aren't beneficial to employers is because they don't expect to hire unpaid interns. If they did plan on hiring then it would be a win-win for everyone. Unpaid interns have the same chance at getting a job than people who never had internships, that's how bad it is.
Businesses want an educated workforce for their employees yet are unwilling to put up with the costs of training them. I've paid for internships for god's sake and all I got was a come back next year email. This isn't uncommon, many people I know have had four, five internships and still no jobs. There are no training programs anymore. If internships are going to be cancelled because a business doesn't have enough on their budget for $8 an hour intern then how will you expect them to have enough on their budget to hire you when you're done?”
ged2 on Oct 31, 2013 at 11:33:23
“The answer to the question posed in your last sentence is that they won't. Most of our unpaid internships were with very small businesses that could not afford an additional employee but were willing to take on an intern to help out. Frankly, many of those internships were the most valuable educationally because the student was exposed to doing just about everything in the business. Asa result, a number of those internships had high demand. And a surprising number (to me) of those interns wound up successfully starting their own businesses.
Regarding your other points, yes, time do change. Many companies try to use colleges (two-year as well as four-year) as job trainers. That's unfortunate, because as the present job market suggests, colleges often are on the back side of the curve regarding what employers need. My personal notion is that there has been a cultural change in that company loyalty has faded (not always undeserved) so supervisors don't see training as a true company benefit because neither the employee nor the supervisor may stay that long. Training often is not viewed as a benefit to a supervisor because it takes time from his/her work which can be interpreted as a negative. I think that's wrong because good employees make supervisors look good.
Right now, the only solution I can think of off hand is that when people like you finally are in positions of influence with companies, you remember your internship disappointments and run your internships as internships should be run. (Excuse”
“Same thing happened to me. What universities and employers don't tell you is that only 17% of unpaid interns are offered jobs. And most people who've had unpaid interns are offered jobs at about the same rate as people without internships.”
DocMorgan on Dec 19, 2013 at 06:20:36
“I wish I knew those stats before i spent almost a year working for free. Only to find out you have no rights, and you can be mistreated, unpaid and promised everything and get nothing. Thats MERICA for you these days!”
“Congress doesn't just have interns at their Washington offices. There are hundreds of interns who intern at the district office. I'm pretty sure they don't get paid for their work nor get any stipend.”
“Those greedy kids wanting to earn $8 an hour. Poor Anna Wintour needs a new belt.”
ged2 on Oct 29, 2013 at 17:56:19
“I ran an intern program for more than a decade that placed around 100 students in internships annually, We encouraged payment for many reasons (and most employers did that), but it wasn't always possible for some small businesses with narrow profit margins. The students who accepted the internships did so voluntarily and knew the financial arrangements (if any) in advance. So I don't recall any complaints. Those working for free managed other ways to gain income (dad was one!). The internships were educational opportunities to learn outside the classroom. None of our students took an internship thinking it was a regular job at regular pay. And it took a lot of work on our part to make it clear to employers that interns were not "go-fers" and the like but were there to have real-life experiences applicable to what they thought might be their chosen careers. Internships are a breed apart, often more beneficial to the intern than to the employer. Again, if the students win their lawsuit, most internship opportunities will disappear because most employers won't risk the hassle of something that educators worked very hard to make them think was worth the hassle. What other lawsuits might students now come up with? That is a killer.”
“Actually no. Most people older than 40 never had unpaid internships. If they did it was either part time paid work or paid internships. All we are asking for are peanuts, that's it. People don't realize that just getting to most internships is $10 per day since you are taking public transportation into most large cities. A three month internship has huge costs.”
wishstar50 on Oct 29, 2013 at 12:43:39
“I am way past 40, and I know an awful lot of people who had unpaid internships. I never knew anyone who was paid.”