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It's been a hell of a last 8 months. Perhaps you've been spectating. Perhaps you've been so fully ground up in the gears of this economic apocalypse that there's no one around who can relate. Me? ...
by thepdxbikerboy
Comment Count 460 comments on Fri Mar 13, 2009 at 10:23 PM PDT with 1337 Recommends
I feel guilty telling my pathetic story after all the deaths, and bad diagnosis of late, but if I don't write it down, my head will explode. A bit of background, in case you don't know me. I'm a ...
by Phil N DeBlanc
Comment Count 680 comments on Thu Jun 19, 2008 at 05:20 AM PDT with 562 Recommends
If you haven't seen this before, this really sums up what Republicans think of the Americans who work for a living.
by pollwatcher
Comment Count 169 comments on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 03:41 PM PDT with 558 Recommends
It has been 368 days since my company of 10 years laid me off. I could be bitter about it, I suppose, but having had access to the financials, I knew how bad things were and knew that on that day I ...
by Something the Dog Said
Comment Count 580 comments on Tue Jul 13, 2010 at 06:11 AM PDT with 547 Recommends
I go into people’s homes for a living, from suburban McMansions to dumpy apartments. I see their family photos on the mantel; I smell what they’re cooking in their kitchens, and what they’ve ...
by DuzT
Comment Count 169 comments on Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 04:40 AM PDT with 536 Recommends
I used to really love my job. So did my co-workers. I don't know too many people who could make that claim with a straight face but when we said it, we meant it. Not anymore. I work for a ...
by DuzT
Comment Count 388 comments on Sat May 19, 2012 at 05:10 AM PDT with 534 Recommends
So, I wrote a diary yesterday about how I was told by an HR professional that the company she works for doesn't hire anyone who is unemployed. Several people mentioned that I should try doing some ...
by frustrated1
Comment Count 154 comments on Fri Jul 15, 2011 at 10:00 AM PDT with 491 Recommends
The St.Louis Science Center decided to fire me today for my affiliation with liberal groups online from OccupySTL.Org to even the non liberal website STLToday.com Apparently cause I have a bumper ...
by DF Taker
Comment Count 423 comments on Sat Dec 17, 2011 at 02:48 PM PST with 381 Recommends
Came across this blog today - 20 things the poor do every day . It is a must read and one everyone should reference when speaking to TeaPublicans. I dont want to repost the entire thing but go ...
by ksuwildkat
Comment Count 129 comments on Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 10:14 AM PST with 377 Recommends
Okay Kossack’s so here is the skinny; I have a freaking full time job!!! (and yes I do know that more than two exclamation marks is a sign of an unsound mind, thank you)! Starting tomorrow I am ...
by Something the Dog Said
Comment Count 165 comments on Mon May 30, 2011 at 07:28 AM PDT with 342 Recommends
by NathanNewman
Comment Count 597 comments on Mon Jun 12, 2006 at 08:18 AM PDT with 342 Recommends
Hello there! How can I assist you? Yes, it's three in the morning and the bars are closed. You're drunk and want a room? Great, I have a good rate for you. Want some food? Fabulous. I will make you ...
by CayceP
Comment Count 277 comments on Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 12:03 AM PST with 272 Recommends
crossposted from unbossed FedEx drivers have been fighting to be classified correctly as employees rather than incorrectly as independent contractors. It’
by shirah
Comment Count 219 comments on Wed Jan 02, 2008 at 04:39 AM PST with 256 Recommends
Not "Job Bank," but "Work Bank." Did you read If I don't get a Job this week, I'm homeless in June , by Jim P? I did. It was just the latest in a series of diaries from people suffering through ...
by dhonig
Comment Count 125 comments on Tue May 07, 2013 at 10:50 AM PDT with 255 Recommends
I try to avoid the piefighting most of the time, I really do. But earlier today there was a diary written whose title was such that I had to just open it and see what was there. I won't link to it ...
by Got a Grip
Comment Count 196 comments on Mon Jul 11, 2011 at 08:07 PM PDT with 252 Recommends
Dear Sarah, Can I call you Sarah? I know you like to do the Just Folks thing, so I assume you'll allow me to call you Sarah, right? I mean, it's not like you ever took that ...
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 229 comments on Sun Jul 05, 2009 at 05:40 PM PDT with 232 Recommends
Just about three years ago, Secretary of Labor Chao was crowing that the Department of Labor was the first government agency to have gotten all green on ...
by shirah
Comment Count 151 comments on Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 07:27 AM PST with 229 Recommends
Two months ago we were so happy. My husband had finally gotten a new job after being laid-off for the sixth time since 2002. The toll on our marriage and our sanity had been so much that we were ...
by angrybird
Comment Count 472 comments on Mon Mar 19, 2007 at 06:13 PM PDT with 198 Recommends
Red is corporate profits; blue is private sector wages Corporations are doing well. Workers, not so much. That could be the opening of just about any ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 79 comments on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 12:20 PM PST with 194 Recommends
I've mentioned before that I work at a Walmart store. I work very hard at my Walmart workplace. I had a day, on Easter Sunday, that was a little more stressful than usual. I'm very glad to have a ...
by bigjacbigjacbigjac
Comment Count 206 comments on Mon Apr 25, 2011 at 04:39 AM PDT with 193 Recommends