Posted 4 years ago on Oct. 24, 2011, 7:08 p.m. EST by 8472ofborg
from Bruce, SD
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We have jobs..or had them. They are at McDonald's working 40 a week and making $8 an hour without benefits. At Wal-mart where we aren't allowed full time unless we work whenever they tell us to and our benefits cost us more than we make in a year. At a construction company where we are worked to the bone 60 hours a week for $10 an hour, no sick time, no vacation, no healthcare. Our jobs are at offices where we get shit on by the higher ups because they are feeling a little less powerful than usual and just want to see us cry. We work in manufacturing jobs where our safety can be in question most of the day yet we are required to work overtime or be fired, even if there is no heat or air conditioning. We work the jobs provided to us by our wonderful trickle down economy, where the richest of the rich can take 10 weeks of vacation a year, get multi-million dollar bonuses for laying off hundreds of thousands of people, and own where we live, where we shop, and where we work all at the same time.
We work hard, we work for very little, and we want to be treated fairly. So next-time you tell me to get a job, work my 3 and try to afford anything you have now.