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  •  I've worked in both PA and FL. I never had paid (5+ / 0-)

    sick days.  Ever.

    Never had paid vacation days either.

    And never got paid more than $8.50 an hour.

    The world is different for the working poor than it is for the mid-to-upper level white collars that most DKosers belong to. And there are a lot more of us than there are of you.

    •  Wow, Really???? (0+ / 0-)

      Ok Learned something. Must be a regional thing In my case.

      Every Place i ever worked at here in PA Always had 5 "Free Days" for everyone.

      •  it depends on the job (1+ / 0-)
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        If you are a white collar IT techie or a low-level manager, you'll get sick days and vacation days.

        If you're a schmuck working the assembly line, you won't.

        Since most DKosers are white collar and are in the upper half of the income pyramid, they live different lives than we schmucks on the assembly line do. And sadly, many liberals are all full of plans to "help the working people" without any more than a theoretical understanding of how working poor people really live.

        That's why we get a "health care reform" that addresses the issues and concerns of white-collar well-off liberals, but doesn't do jackshit for working poor people and does next to nothing to help us.


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