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    No matter what they threatened Sly with (up to and including holding his spouse, SO, or favorite pet at gunpoint), you know Sly would have said something about it on the air. No owner will let any employee do a Howard Beale, particularly in this age of Facebook and YouTube.

    "Dead meat on a stick." I thought I was the only one who used that phrase. Recc'd! :)

    "If you're going to go down with the ship, make it a submarine." - Wayne Shorter

    by Oliver Tiger on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 05:41:40 AM PST

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      corporate de-jobbing read, "Then We Came to the End" by Joshua Ferris who used DMOAS and dozens of other euphemisms to describe the wretched experience.  

      I am so thankful to have the job I have now- I had a prolonged stretch of underemployment (888 days to be exact but who was counting?) that ended on election day '04.  No, I didn't get elected and that was fine by me- got a FedEx'd job offer 3 hrs before the polls closed, made my last 50 GOTV calls all that much easier to do.

      Nothing feels as shitty as having your world cut out from under you then again, nothing is as sweet as that first drive to work at the new job.

      Corporate America has led a race to the bottom since the late 70's and any help we can give each other to raise folks up is all for the good.

      My best part time gig during my underemployment was teaching math and Biology for a local Union's 'Training and Upgrading ' Fund.  My student's were all older black ladies who were going for CNA certification  and i was proud to do my part though i've never worked for a union for a day in my life.

      "I'll press your flesh, you dimwitted sumbitch! " -Pappy O'Daniel

      by jakewaters on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 07:44:50 AM PST

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