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    sixeight120bpm, Dirtandiron

    THAT'S what I was paid for my first job, and I worked my arse off, literally. My parents thought I was using drugs because of the weight loss. I had to beg to move up to minimum wage, $1.25 at the time. This idiot thinks all employers are benevolent creatures. HA! The joke is on him.

    In all of my years of working, from age 14 - 56 (never a day unemployed during that time), I found only one employer that didn't take the attitude of "If you don't want the job, or can't do it, I've got 5 people who do/can." And guess what, talking to my ex-fellow employees, that one is quickly moving in that direction today. There's a dose of reality for the old geezer.

    There is nothing more exciting than the truth. - Richard P. Feynman

    by pastol on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 11:36:24 AM PST

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      Dirtandiron

      Johnson's nonsense its just another example of republican economic theory that only functions in a fantasy word where everyone does the right hing, there is no friction and unicorns are a thing that exists.

      "There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible." - Henry Ford

      by sixeight120bpm on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 02:28:00 PM PST

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