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  •  Maybe I didn't word this well (1+ / 0-)
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    What I was trying to convey was the idea that it should not be a standard business model to have 95% of your work force be so part time that they never get near a threshold for benefits, coupled with requiring that they be available on such a variable schedule as to preclude them from working anywhere else.

    I didn't say that there should be forced overtime, so I don't know where you got that.  40 hours is 40 hours -- at which point in time, overtime is compensated at time and a half by federal law.

    Finally, from what I've seen of "automatic checkouts," the day when we will have automated in-store service is still many years ahead of us.  When I want to talk to a store clerk, I want to see a human being, not a keypad.

    "There isn't a way things should be. There's just what happens, and what we do." — Terry Pratchett (A Hat Full of Sky)

    by stormicats on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 01:32:50 PM PST

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    •  You worded it well (1+ / 0-)
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      You're just trying to argue with one of our resident conservatives.

      Jon Husted is a dick.

      by anastasia p on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 02:00:40 PM PST

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    •  Better ways to fix that. (0+ / 0-)

      1. Ensure that everybody has access to health care, regardless of employment status.

      2. Require overtime for irregular, unpredictable hours, even under 40 hours/week.

      3. Raise the minimum wage to living wage.

      "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

      by HeyMikey on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:59:57 PM PST

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