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    Re: The Big Push

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    While I agree with what you say, that thinking is rarer today than it was in the past. The move to part time employment began some time ago. It's not new, and I've linked that a few times now. You can find that almost everywhere, and you could long before Obama was elected.
    Sure, I'm the first to admit how dated my business skills are. How I managed all those years never misrepresenting my product, never making promises I couldn't keep and never, ever ****ing over my employees was probably due as much to luck as it was to skill.

    Well, I view this trend as self-destructive behavior but only time will tell. In the meantime, I'd say that the results so far are the increased levels of welfare we are experiencing. The rich get richer and the government prints up the difference to feed everyone. I'm truly grateful that I got to live in a better time.

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    Re: The Big Push

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Sure, I'm the first to admit how dated my business skills are. How I managed all those years never misrepresenting my product, never making promises I couldn't keep and never, ever ****ing over my employees was probably due as much to luck as it was to skill.

    Well, I view this trend as self-destructive behavior but only time will tell. In the meantime, I'd say that the results so far are the increased levels of welfare we are experiencing. The rich get richer and the government prints up the difference to feed everyone. I'm truly grateful that I got to live in a better time.
    I do agree it's self destructive. I won't argue that.

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    Re: The Big Push

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Sure, I'm the first to admit how dated my business skills are. How I managed all those years never misrepresenting my product, never making promises I couldn't keep and never, ever ****ing over my employees was probably due as much to luck as it was to skill.

    Well, I view this trend as self-destructive behavior but only time will tell. In the meantime, I'd say that the results so far are the increased levels of welfare we are experiencing. The rich get richer and the government prints up the difference to feed everyone. I'm truly grateful that I got to live in a better time.
    I have youngish (19 and 22) year old kids and they frankly, are sick of being seen as nothing more than a potential customer; sick of being marketed too. I see them seeking out small business and rejecting the image that advertising tries to sell them on that they then need to go out and buy useless products to achieve. They wat products that work and last instead and respect the quality you get when someone actually gives a **** about what they are selling you. Maybe there is hope.
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    Re: The Big Push

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Of course not, it's to reduce operating costs, by preventing future increases.
    Is the reality different from the official reson given?
    How many sane, able-bodied, adult Americans have refused an available job in favor of living off of public assistance?

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    Re: The Big Push

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I have youngish (19 and 22) year old kids and they frankly, are sick of being seen as nothing more than a potential customer; sick of being marketed too. I see them seeking out small business and rejecting the image that advertising tries to sell them on that they then need to go out and buy useless products to achieve. They wat products that work and last instead and respect the quality you get when someone actually gives a **** about what they are selling you. Maybe there is hope.
    Assuming they can find employment that exceeds 29 hours a week from an employer that treats them fairly. Otherwise, they won't be able to buy anything at all regardless of quality and motivation.

    You'd think that somewhere in the 2500 pages of technobabble, somebody might have thought of this problem.

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    Re: The Big Push

    Quote Originally Posted by LoneLaugher View Post
    Is the reality different from the official reson given?
    BJs is a fairly large corporation, therefor, a straight answer is never the policy. However, what do you think is meant by the term "prevent future increases to company overhead", as it applies to edicts that involve reducing the number of employees who work 30 hours or more?
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: The Big Push

    I'll tell you what I think. I think that the new bread of MBA toting corporate CEOs are carelessly and callously bleeding the institutions that are/were once the American symbols of economic ingenuity and success, in a concerted effort for ever higher profit margins, because greed is good. They don't give a damn about America, it's people, and certainly not the companies they so vaingloriously suck dry. Why should they? They typically only work their a couple years, and why should they care about the US? It's just one of many countries in which they live.

    Others are right. Full time employment has been on the wane for years. Before Obama, before Bush. Really, since the mid 80s. The affordable Health Care Act is just a piss poor attemp to respond to that problem. It's an attempt to decrease the workweek, as our government once did in the past with the federal overtime act. More part time positions = higher number of people employed. Makes congress critters look good, you know?
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: The Big Push

    Liberals see only free health care and they love it. They don't care who pays for it. Its a freebe from Obama.
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    Re: The Big Push

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Assuming they can find employment that exceeds 29 hours a week from an employer that treats them fairly. Otherwise, they won't be able to buy anything at all regardless of quality and motivation.

    You'd think that somewhere in the 2500 pages of technobabble, somebody might have thought of this problem.
    Oh they knew it would happen. It's redistribution of what's left of the available labor hours. Give people almost enough so you can subsidize them and you've got complete control.

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    Re: The Big Push

    Why do conservatives think everyone besides them are idiots?
    How many sane, able-bodied, adult Americans have refused an available job in favor of living off of public assistance?

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