[Lb1] Bill Murphy explains how we can do a better job with our vacations.
[Lb3] A patriotic woman in North Carolina is being denied a job because she can’t speak Spanish even though this is America dag nabbit.
[Lb4] This, the nitpicker and the tone, reminds me of something my wife went through at a previous job. Given how expensive they are to recruit and the shortage you might think that doctors would be more immune to this kind of treatment, but it’s surprisingly common (my wife’s experience was not unique, nor was that the environment as the next job was worse just not as directed at her).
[Lb5] Having worked at an equivalent at one of their competitors, I can say that this actually isn’t as bad as all that. It’s not great for the employees living in purgatory, though it’s an opportunity to “try before you buy” for them which itself represents an opportunity for those auditioning.
[Lb6] This seems correct: It comes with accepting an occupational environment where you are used and abused as a pawn to make corporations a lot of money and then completely discarded and left to rot as soon as you cease to become useful to them.
[Lb7] I am relatively sanguine on aggressive minimum wage hikes where cost of living is high to begin with and constraints make it so that it’s actually in the city’s interest to kick lower-wage employers out of the city, but that’s not Minnesota so I’m watching their minimum wage hike with great interest.
[Lb9] I guess the main question is whether or not the subsidy was enough to live on, and in what conditions, which is what makes all the difference in the world.