“He's blessed to have found something he loved and been able to stay until retirement. Some of us, even when we love our jobs, are not so lucky. I'm a office manager and I've been laid off 3 times in the last 6.5 years. It was due to financial issues within these companies in each situation, and I wasn't the only person let go at the time. It's not always about what kind of worker you are, many times it's totally out of your control.”
Rowdylander on Dec 3, 2013 at 12:02:15
“Agreed. After 14 months with a good review and a promotion I was laid off with no explanation. I wonder what I needed to do.....”
Afterschool Carl on Dec 3, 2013 at 11:26:51
“He's likely the last print journalist on earth to work at the same job for 45 years.”
“She opened the door, then shot her in the chest? How could she not know it was her daughter if she OPENED THE DOOR??? She could use this lousy excuse if she had shot her through the door, but even then it wouldn't really make sense.”
marie brie on Nov 29, 2013 at 09:10:19
“She shoot in the chest right? Did the baby fall? Was the baby hurt?????”
Bernhard Armstrong on Nov 27, 2013 at 21:29:55
“and the article says that the daughter was holding the 4 yr old in her arms when she was shot……. She never took time, nor intended to take time to identify who or what she was shooting at….. she intended to shoot whoever was banging on the door… Sounds like she just opened the door and shot blindly at what was on the other side….. and I have to wonder about her saying that the daughter was “banging and kicking on the door”…. I can’t imagine that the daughter would have gotten to the banging & kicking stage, especially the kicking stage if she was holding the 4 yr old, and not having called out to her mother through the door if it was taking her that long to answer it. A lot doesn’t sound right here….”
Rascalito on Nov 27, 2013 at 15:38:39
“If you want to murder someone in FloriDUH the "Stand your ground law: is ideal for that.
I am certainly not saying that this lady had that intention .
Stand Your Ground” Laws Negative Impact on Civil Rights a. “Stand your ground” laws create more victims than they protect Defenders of “stand your ground” laws argue that the laws protect victims of violence from needless prosecution. However, research on the effects of “stand your ground” laws shows that any benefit bestowed to victims is outweighed by the fact that the laws actually create more victims than they protect. Further, there is no evidence that “stand your ground” laws or other expansions of self-defense laws have any deterrence effect on crimes such as burglary, robbery, and aggravated assault. Instead, according to a recent study out of the University of Texas A&M found evidence that the passage of “stand your ground” laws lead to more homicides.
“She got caught.. plain & simple. There was huge press when this came out, but now that it's been proven false, most likely it will die a quick death.
I wonder how she would feel if the identity of the people she lied about had been made public and something tragic had happened to them due to some vigilante "justice" ??”
joetdraw on Nov 26, 2013 at 13:30:30
“True. At LEAST in this case she didn't make public the names of the falsely-accused (like Crystal Mangum). But it was still a sucky thing to do.”
“Do you feel this way about every company who pays less than 15.00+ an hour, or do you just hate Walmart?”
Kevin R Schmidt on Nov 26, 2013 at 12:26:04
“Walmart aggressively lobbies Congress to weaken worker rights for starters. They also keep their staff levels at part time to avoid paying benefits, and many of those employees have to turn to public assistance to make ends meet. This is done intentionally by Walmart as part of the profit base. Any company that does this stealing from the American tax payer.
Are you one of those pious conservatives that give deference to corporations over the health, safety, and well being of people? You sure sound like it!”
democratsaint on Nov 25, 2013 at 15:29:47
“about every one of them,they all use the gvt as a subsidy.”
Nov 8, 2013 at 10:32:33
“How do you incorrectly "use" a pair of pants? I gotta give him credit for originality in his anti fat woman remarks.. Never knew that it required skill to carry a purse and use a seat belt correctly in order for your pants to fit right.”
“These stores are doing what customers want, or else they would be closed on holidays.
I'm 52 and I remember when I was a kid there was practically NOTHING open on Sundays. There were Blue Laws.. People set aside that day for church, family, etc. It was sacred. Then things started to change and people began demanding that stores open on Sundays, and it went from there.
There's a simple way to protest.. don't shop. If you really dislike the retailer, stop patronizing them at all. We'll never go back to the way it was, but you CAN make a moral stand all by yourself.”
jrivers804 on Nov 7, 2013 at 11:54:09
“That's the thing, if you think it is wrong for the store to be open on Thanksgiving then don't shop. No matter how good you think the "deals" might be, stay home. If the stores are empty on Thanksgiving the retailers will reconsider. If they end up paying to staff a store, heat it, light it, etc., and no one shows up maybe they won't open on Thanksgiving next year. But it only works if you stay home.”
bamstanford on Nov 7, 2013 at 11:48:52
“The same people on here complaining about these employees having to work the holidays are probably the same people standing in line at a checkout after their own thanksgiving dinner to try to get a deal on some flat screen tv or something.
I remember working Christmas day at a movie theater complex years ago, and people would come in after they'd spent their morning opening presents, etc. and say "oh, you poor thing - I'm so sorry you have to work on Christmas day." It never even dawns on them that if they would NOT go to the movies on Christmas day, the theater wouldn't be open because it wouldn't be profitable.”
“You don't put ALL your business out there on the internet, including pimping teenage girls for all they're worth, and then complain when there's a response you don't like. They've gotten filthy rich by selling themselves, so that means you take all the negative that comes with it.”
Oct 24, 2013 at 11:36:31
“The arrogance and attitude coming from retailers isn't targeted just at minorities. I'm a white, 52yr old woman. I've had to show my ID many times shopping, while using my debit card. I'm not doing anything wrong, so I don't really care. I think there is way more to these stories than we're hearing now.”
tom catt2000 on Oct 24, 2013 at 15:45:54
“showing id in the store no one has a problem with. It's the leaving of the store with said Item and police coming into your face asking you questions about how can you afford something AFTER YOU LEAVE THE STORE!”