Skip to comments.First Lady Asks Businesses to Allow Employees to Spend Part of Work Week Mentoring Youth
Posted on 01/27/2011 1:30:51 PM PST by kingattax
First lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday said she was thrilled to announce a new program that asks U.S. businesses to allow employees to spend part of the work day volunteering with young people. The program will be run by the federal agency tasked with overseeing volunteerism in the United States.
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Bawney Fwank has come out in favor of more time rearing youth.
Mentoring youth to do what....Employees are fathers and mothers...tell them to mentor their kids on their time.
As a parent I work with youth every day. They are called my children - I take them to sports and homework and all the thing AFTER work that have to be scheduled into the day.
There is no better “mentor” THAN A FRIGGING JOB !!!
Maybe today’s yoots would have a better chance at unemployment without;
1. Illegal aliens
2. The minimum wage
3. Government taxation and interference
A typically “suspicionless” leftist. She never had an actual job and doesn’t understand that in the real world, they do happen to exist!!!
got no problem with this.
Your right on that one...employers pay employee’s to work. Let them mentor on their own dime....the woman is a nut case.
Is “clueless dopes” a euphemism for “communists”?
So...who is gonna pay to fly the kids to Communist China to mentor the kids?
There sure ain’t any jobs here Michelle, dear....
A lot of employers have already given their employees time off. Its called “unemployment”
Maybe the federal government employees will jump on this. Most of them are incompetent anyway, and waste our taxpayer money. So, why not waste more by not being on the job?
She is stupid as stupid can be.
That’s really gonna boost efficiency.
Do these never-had-a-real-job ideological idiots ever give a second’s thought to productivity? Despite all of their efforts, not everyone is as of yet in a make-work government position. Some folks actually do jobs that produce real products and services. They should be encouraged to work — not told to take time off to play with the kiddies. The woman is a shiftless, walking disaster.
“Volunteerism”. LOLOLOLOL! In Michelle’s eyes, we’re all just slaves for the state.
Yeah, that will really increase productivity! These people do not live in the real world. If “employees” are going to mentor youth, they can and do mentor youth and not slack off their jobs while doing so. They do it o their own time and on their own dime. Has she ever managed an office full of people in her life? What if someone told her that her 100 White House staffers were going to spend part of their work week “mentoring youth”? I have an idea. She should go first.
Thanks for saving me the keystrokes.
The best way for businesses to mentor youth is to hire them.
Make it easier for businesses to hire them and you’ll solve all kinds of problems.
I agree with post #7. Stop raising the minimum wage (especially for underage kids), and stop allowing illegal workers onto the market, and the demand for young workers will rise. Nothing prepares a kid for adulthood like working for his money (and the interacting with adults that comes along with it).
They used to encourage it, with high school programs that allowed a kid to take partial credit for paid work.
The perfect program for the lazy employee. “Hey Boss, I want to have every afternoon off so I can mentor kids.”
Any corporation and/or business who would sign up for this program has got to be out of their mind.
Of course, this program will be very popular with government employees!!!!
Why not place that responsibility on those receiving unemployment instead of on those working???
that Maui Wowie is some badass weed
What the heck!!!! Most people work 40+ hours a week and it’s all they can do just to keep up with their own kids and family. This is redicules.
“...to allow employees to spend part of the work day volunteering with young people.”
Who happen to live in cities and don’t have a father and are on welfare, etc...
I used to do “Junior Achievement” back in the day. But I suspect that’s not what Michelle is talking about.
Interesting. My friend’s home-school kids already do an incredible amount of mentoring of others. Public schools are always behind the eight ball.
Moochelle says you should give your employees some weekly paid time off to do volunteer work. She’s brilliant, you know.
Translation: Expect the already under-productive Federal workforce to end up working 4-hour days while still getting paid for 8-hour days.
Wait, wait, wait a freakin' minute!!
We are told that only 'special' people with 'certificates' should educate our youth. These 'special' people, called 'teachers' spend years getting specialized high-intensity training in college, so they can properly communicate with children, and actually teach them.
Now, these 'teachers' get special retirement programs, special classifications called 'tenure' so they can never be fired, and are given various benefits packages that just don't exist in the private sector - because these people are so 'special'.
Now, you want to have any old person demand that the company pay them - and they 'volunteer' to do what only 'certified and specialized' teachers do? I mean, if any idiot off the street can walk into a classroom and teach without any specialized training - how do you justify the NEA, special retirement programs and teacher's unions?
Not any idiot can walk in off the street and fly a plane, perform heart surgery, design a computer, or represent a client in a court of law. Yet, there are no federally recognized unions for these people.
I think she'd say "I'm thrilled, now we can hire 100 more staffers." This is the gummit you're talking about, not some business that has to balance its books.
Mentors? I suppose what Michelle has in mind is what her husband had for a mentor: Communist Frank Rich
She really is out of her mind!With all the lay offs and business closings caused by her husband.
She thinks this is what business owners are worried about??
Really!!! I sure have a real problem with it. If you have kids, and work a full time job. It’s all you can do to keep up with your own kids. Make sure they are clean feed, and loved. Make sure they’ve done their homework. Run them to a soccer, hokey, basketball, cheer leading, doctor, ballet class, religious class, ect. And who’s going to pay for this federal supervised volunteer mentoring?
This is gonna go over big at Palamino II and TD’s Show Club.
Will they call it the “Civilian National Defense Corps” or somesuch? “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” ~Senator Barack Hussein Obama
“The CNCS is the federal agency that oversees volunteer programs such as AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the United We Stand call to service introduced by President Barack Obama by video in June 2009.”...”The budget for CNCS has grown from 927.1 million in 2005 to $1,149,721,000 in 2010. Obama requested a budget of $1,415,586,000 for 2011” This should be a simple 1.4B cut for the GOP if they any balls. There are thousands of charities, non-profits, church groups, community groups, etc that do exactly the same things these programs do (and better.) Get rid of them completely. Same for the Peace Corps. Personally I think the Peace Corps is a cool idea, but again there are a thousand NGOs that do the same thing. Want to dig wells in Africa, dozens of places can help you volunteer. Want to teach people to farm in Kazakhstan, dozens of groups will help you do that. Time to reign in government.
Yeah. A real boost to American competitiveness in its pursuit of WTF?
WTF? and Win The Future are a registered trademarks of ObamaTalk. Yes we can WTF? with hope and change.
Maybe if companies do more outsourcing, hire more H1B’s and illegal aliens, then what used to be their employees can mentor youth full time.
When we clear the electorate of the clueless dopes that put him in there?
Horrifying...and I see many of the same tricks being tried here.
Michelle may see herself as another Evita and may be trying to follow in her footsteps. However, she lacks the charisma...think Princess Di-type charisma...thank God or we would be in worse trouble.
I volunteer at my daughter’s school once a week - on my day off! Why the heck would my boss want to pay me to be someplace that doesn’t help her business in any way?
She’s a low-class grifter like Evita, though.
She was a highly compensated hospital administrator.
Give back to WHOM exactly???