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  •  I have such mixed feelings (2+ / 0-)
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    Yasuragi, JoanMar

    about this show. Always happy to see the people who are usually the hardest working and most invisible people get recognized. But the times I've watched, I've been left feeling like the underlying systemic issues that create the very situations the undercover boss "fixes", never ever get addressed.

    Don't get me wrong. This guy sounds like one of the better ones and could have done less and not dug into his own pocket.

    We view "The Handmaid's Tale" as cautionary. The GOP views it as an instruction book.

    by Vita Brevis on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 07:02:34 AM PDT

    •  That's what I was thinking, VB. (2+ / 0-)
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      Vita Brevis, JoanMar

      That the need for a higher minimum wage, or for companies to take it upon themselves to pay a living wage is never the result... or hardly ever: I haven't watched in a long time.

      This is a great story about a guy with a heart, but I generally didn't see the show solving the overall problems.  Though I do agree that it's outstanding to show working class folks doing their jobs and struggling to make ends meet.  I just wonder if it changes minds overall about "the takers" the right keeps talking about.  They'll say, now that person is honorable.  But all those Welfare Queens out there... (or whatever the current disrespectful term is).

      "Throwing a knuckleball for a strike is like throwing a butterfly with hiccups across the street into your neighbor's mailbox." -- Willie Stargell

      by Yasuragi on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 07:22:05 AM PDT

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