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  •  The RW loves it. (5+ / 0-)

    Don't think they haven't been all about promoting the little peoples' belief that they're strictly a dime a dozen.

    Last year at this time, I was "fired" from a job. I put that in quotes, because it, well, wasn't a "real" job! It was horrid "shit work" nobody in their right mind does, except as a stop-gap to keep a roof over (probably why I got hired so easily). I was underpaid to begin with. I put in lots of unpaid time on-call. I was expected to put in still more unpaid time on different projects. And I'd go out on jobs and I'd get these horrible "quality check" notice thingies about what this-or-that client thought about me. Got one too many bad ones--doggonit :( I was always supposed to "follow up" with my employer when that happened. But I just couldn't work up the heart to do it. Towards the end there, you could say my attitude was poor, like, in the sewer. I was in total solidarity with the sentiment behind those bumper stickers, "How am I Driving? 1-800-KISS-MY-ASS."

    My employer stayed in business because of a large pool of unemployed and desperate people like me.

    This kind of shit goes down all the time these days. People are exploited across-the-board, in every industry. On behalf of uppity pee-ons everywhere, thank you for spotlighting the abusive practice.

    I wish I could tip and and recommend your diary 1,000 times. Thanks again so much.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 10:17:25 AM PDT

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