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  •  My previous employer (7+ / 0-)

    (who was not a corporate conglomerate but a real, very nice, and liberal human being) did his best to treat his employees well.  He was somewhat thwarted when it turned out that one of his office managers was embezzling...a few tough years ensued.  (For one thing, she stole from health care: people who thought they had insurance discovered rather awfully that their payments had never been paid.)

    I believe she is still in jail.

    My current corporate overlords deserve nothing from me but disdain.  And yet, although I am sure they only offer junk health insurance (as NYCEve would say) I am still officially full-time, and my manager gives me 40 hours.  And when I was sick, I got sick days...okay, only five bucks per hour, but still better than NO bucks per hour.

    So: am I exploited?  And HOW!

    And I'm still better off than a lot of low-wage employees -- and not all of us are high school drop-outs.  Some of us can out-write, out-think and definitely out-spell our managers.

    Some of us can do all three simultaneously: imagine that.

    And I have to grit my teeth and pretend I can't write/spell better than the assistant manager.

    ack!  ack! ack!  For THIS I got a journalism degree?

    To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

    by Youffraita on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 01:11:12 AM PST

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