Jack Saturday

Monday, September 24, 2018

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1822-1825

Re: I got laid off at Telltale:

None of my sleepless nights or long hours on weekends trying to ship a game on time got me severance today. Don’t work overtime unless you’re paid for it, y’all. Protect your health. Companies don’t care about you.
Brandon Cebenka

I hate how gaming companies work. Hire staff, crazy push at end of development to get a product out, and then fire any “excess” staff once the product is complete. I’ve never been happier since I got out of the industry.
Georgie V

I have found that employees are objects to employers.  Best to not stay in one job too long and not to think you are irreplaceable or valued as a person.  You are likely to be betrayed.
rose ingala

We might think that the existence of millions of working poor Americans... would cause us to question the notion that indolence and poverty go hand in hand. But no. While other inequality-justifying myths have withered under the force of collective rebuke, we cling to this devastatingly effective formula. Most of us lack a confident account for increasing political polarization, rising prescription drug costs, urban sprawl or any number of social ills. But ask us why the poor are poor, and we have a response quick at the ready, grasping for this palliative of explanation. We have to, or else the national shame would be too much to bear. How can a country with such a high poverty rate — higher than those in Latvia, Greece, Poland, Ireland and all other member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development — lay claim to being the greatest on earth? Vanessa’s presence is a judgment. But rather than hold itself accountable, America reverses roles by blaming the poor for their own miseries.

Here is the blueprint. First, valorize work as the ticket out of poverty, and debase caregiving as not work. Look at a single mother without a formal job, and say she is not working; spot one working part time and demand she work more. Transform love into laziness. Next, force the poor to log more hours in a labor market that treats them as expendables. Rest assured that you can pay them little and deny them sick time and health insurance because the American taxpayer will step in, subsidizing programs like the earned-income tax credit and food stamps on which your work force will rely. Watch welfare spending increase while the poverty rate stagnates because, well, you are hoarding profits. When that happens, skirt responsibility by blaming the safety net itself. From there, politicians will invent new ways of denying families relief, like slapping unrealistic work requirements on aid for the poor.
Americans want to believe jobs are the solution to poverty. They’re not
Matthew Desmond, The New York Times 15:14:29.


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