On Breaching First Amendment rights
We should just trust our government. They always tell the truth and look out for what is best for us. Right? Those voices warning about government tyranny...aren't we supposed to reject those voices? Could've sworn I heard that lately.
On Police holding back report information
So the Edgerton Police Department knew something other folks did not?
On Milton school staff morale at ‘all-time low’ over plan, teachers say
Thank you for posting the link lovemycountry. Nothing speaks louder than actual data.
On Wis. Assembly to vote on tossing tenants’ property
Well jcommon I agree with you but many on here would have a landlord rent out a storage space at the landlords expense to store precious belongings long abandoned for eternity.
On Rock County officials show off $195,000 armored vehicle
+1 woodchuck. It really is sad that so few people are concerned about the militarization of our police. They'll allow this to happen under the guise of this being what is best for us. Sad. And I agree it is a colossal waste of money.
On Program aims to connect local students, businesses
I understand that having information on career fields is important. Academic achievement is also important, but how about basic employability skills?I have a few ideas or good places to start:1. Teach them how to balance a checkbook.2. Teach them how to use an alarm clock.3. Teach them to be on time. No, 7 minutes late is not on time.4. Teach them how to dress appropriately. No, your nose ring is not acceptable and neither is your I haven't bathed in 3 days body odor.5. Remind them that my name is Mr, Mrs, Ms, sir, or maam. I am not dude.6. Teach them proper telephone etiquette.7. Teach them the meaning of the word "hustle."8. Teach them proper social skills such as how to greet people, look them in the eye, or say thank you, excuse me, or can I help you?9. Emphasize to them that money and success are built over time not handed out, won in a lottery, and no you don't get a record contract right out of high school. Oh, and no you are not going to play in the NFL or the NBA.10. Teach them to always work in a manner to try to impress people.
On Numbers tumble at UAW Local 95
Good luck...we are everywhere!
I guess you simply subscribe to the "vast right wing conspiracy" theory. Oh, and since you seem to perseverate on the CEO topic. Who do you think owns those big bad corporations that vote on the boards who hire CEO's at that pay level? Who demands their stock price continue to increase and the big bad CEO needs to get it at any cost? Any ideas? Let me clue you in...you do. Your precious retirement pension and 401k, which is fully vested in securities, demand those CEO's to perform without regard for people or their precious bennies. Because if merrypoppin's precious retirement account goes down one dollar a CEO's head is going to roll (and they do, just look at JC Penney!). So when you are pointing fingers understand three more are pointing right back at you. And...if you took all of the earnings of the CEO at each corporation and distributed it back into the general payroll it would not increase the hourly pay the way believe it would. It wouldn't even make a dent. Globalism is what made the unskilled American employee an endangered species. I understand you want everybody to "have what you had" but those days are over. Grasping at CEO straws does not change the reality that the unskilled American worker simply priced themselves out of the market.
Well merry you certainly got yourself into a tizzy over my comments. I think many folks simply fail to understand that 16 to 25 per hour employees cost the business much more than just their stated wages. Throw in matching 401k, healthcare, and a pension and the number goes much higher. I understand you see this as "spin" but it is merely simple economics. I know the modern CEO is a favorite whipping boy of the left but lets try to stay on topic. My point is that many folks in today's labor market are simply not skilled to the level that employers seek and they continue to demand 16 to 25 with all the bennies for work has long ago left the marketplace (ie unskilled labor). So, my point to you is instead of demanding a wage level you feel you deserve, go get some skills so that employers will be forced to pay you the wage you feel you deserve. Otherwise, you are just whining.
16 to 25 plus pension? I suppose you will also want your healthcare paid for as well so I'll just assume that's in there. It seems everybody wants that for free these days. Ok, so once all is said and done you are not a 16 to 25 per hour worker. You are soon a 30 to 45 dollar per hour worker and I am likely underestimating. So what skills does said worker have to bring to the table to garner said wage of 30 per hour?
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