Forum Post: I support OWS and I am a suburban mom financial executive!
Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 21, 2011, 7:55 p.m. EST by insurexec
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All the large insurance companies and banks are making money, with CEOs getting multi million dollar bonuses... while demanding more and more production from ridiculously overworked, overstressed employees whose salaries have not kept up with inflation, and pensions, healthcare, vacation and other benefits have all been gradually cut over the years. Where I work, the EMTs are at my building on a regular basis attending to some worker who is suffering stress induced illness/attack, and literally every day people are crying in the corridors and bathrooms from the stress. Young people are delaying getting married and putting off children because they lack time and money. And my husband and I don't know how we'll pay for college for our kids or if we'll ever retire. We're college grads with what used to be good jobs. What is happening to our society? And our democratic system has completely broken down as evidenced by the fact that congress can't take one single action to help stimulate our economy. Also frustraing is that instead of investing in new technologies (that our country invented) we're sitting back and letting China and other countries corner these new markets. Soooo frustrated and hopeless.
they fired cashiers at CVS to leave others with unending check out duties
Lol. I went to a CVS months ago in the middle of the night and the cashier told me he spends the whole night chasing shoplifters.
A new statistic out today shows that 50% of American workers earn less than $26,000 per year.
Also, it was recently announced that Wal-Mart is canceling health benefits for part-time workers and increasing premiums for full-time workers while 4 members of the Walton family (they get their fortunes from Wal-Mart) are in the top 11 of the Forbes 400 richest people in America.
Here is the links to Forbes' list:
Agreed, and I particularly like the statement -- "Also frustraing is that instead of investing in new technologies (that our country invented) we're sitting back and letting China and other countries corner these new markets" -- so perhaps you would consider our group's proposal of an alternative online direct democracy of government and business at http://getsatisfaction.com/americanselect/topics/on_strategically_weighted_policies_organizational_operating_structures_tactical_investment_procedures-448eo and then direct questions or comments to our group's 19 members committed to that plan at: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/StrategicInternationalSystems/
There may be a couple things here that may inspire some hope. Good luck to you. What a mess.
Why not support them, I mean, you didnt want to keep your job anyway.