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  •  So glad to hear this. (10+ / 0-)

    The folks running my place of employment have seen an increased individual income each year since the 2008 crash (and well before).  They have managed to do this by firing lower level employees, reducing compensation and increasing the workload for the employees they've kept (but not for themselves).

    It's time for them to make some of the sacrifices.

    •  That is part of the reason that the GOP (2+ / 0-)
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      isn't working to create jobs.  It is easier to treat your employees like dirt, when they don't have an option to go elsewhere.  Koch and other GOP employers like the idea of paying employees very little, making them work more, and telling them they should be grateful to have the job.  If the unemployment numbers get better, they will have to treat their employees better.  The difference comes right out of their pocket.

      •  That's why the message needs to be personalized. (2+ / 0-)
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        oneshot, I love OCD

        "Your bosses are cutting your pay / working you harder / laying you off because they see an opportunity to make themselves even richer -- all while telling you you're lucky to work for them.  You shouldn't be the only one to make sacrifices."

        Then, perhaps many people would stop making excuses for all the corporate greed.

      •  "Cheap Labor Conservatives" n/t (0+ / 0-)

        "..The political class cannot solve the problems it created. " - Jay Rosen

        by New Rule on Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 08:58:16 AM PDT

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