Can I just not go to work?
So sick of it.
But I guess I am lucky to even have a job.
No, noone is lucky to have a job. Jobs are everyone’s right and are earned with hard work and effort. There’s no such a thing as “luck” at work. If a manager or an employer tells you that you’re lucky to have a job, it’s because they want to force you to accept ridiculous and unfair working conditions.
Never, ever make the mistake of considering yourself lucky for having a job.
By the end of the work day I’m exhausted and dirty…Back at the Labor Ready office, I have to wait nearly 30 minutes to receive my check. The job paid $8 an hour—minimum wage. For five hours of labor, I get $37.34 after taxes. I am not paid, however, for the four hours on call, or the time spent in transit to and from the job site, or waiting to get paid. None of this meets the legal definition of wage theft, but it sure feels like it.
“Everyone Only Wants Temps,” in which our reporter signs up with this economy’s employer of last resort.
VOTER TO REP. C.W. BILL YOUNG (R-FLA.): Jesse Jackson Jr. is passing around a bill to increase the minimum wage to $10 an hour. Would you support that?
REP. YOUNG: “Probably not.”
VOTER: “It’s $10 bucks an hour. It would give us a living wage.”
YOUNG: “How about getting a job. Why do you want that benefit? Get a job.”
VOTER: “I have a job, but it’s not enough to get by on.”
(YOUNG WALKS AWAY)