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Monday, December 12, 2011

Anti Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 745-746

Justice requires a democratic society in which people have equal standing and make collective decisions. It requires equal opportunities in life: fate must not be fixed by our birth. And it also requires that everyone can enjoy a fair share of available resources to enable all of us to pursue our lives.
Stanford philosopher Joshua Cohen

[I]f success is winning the World Series, 29 out of 30 teams will fail, every year, that’s a 96.66% failure rate.
Now, apply the principle of competition to the job market. Getting the job is success, not getting it is failure. On October 21, 2009, the NY Times published an article by Michael Luo called “$13 an hour. 500 apply, 1 wins job”. WINS… my analogy to sports is not far fetched. 1 person succeeded, 499 failed. 99.8% failure rate. That’s worse than trying to win the World Series.
But that’s only 1 job, you say, Well, it’s not much better when multiple jobs are at stake. On April 19, 2011 McDonald’s held its first ever national hiring day. The plan was to hire 50,000 nationwide.
On April 28, Bloomberg.net a highly respected business website—–published an article by Leslie Patton headlined “McDonald’s Hires 62,000 in U.S. Event, 24% More Than Planned.” It said “McDonald’s and its franchisees hired 62,000 people in the U.S. after receiving more than one million applications” 62,000 out of a million = 6.2% They said that actually more than one million applied so lets say 6% were hired. That means a 94% failure rate. Better chance than winning the WS, but not by much.
By: Kellia Ramares-Watson Friday December 9, 2011


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