Free Republic 4th Qtr 2020 Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $27,830
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 31%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: work

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Office Building I Work At and Masks

    10/22/2020 9:17:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    Free Republic | 10/22/2020 | Chicagoconservative27
    The building I work at has five floors and various tenants on each floor. Not many now because of the virus. Company I work for has 30 employees on the first floor and the basement. I was walking in from outside just now and the building owner stopped me in the lobby. He is a great guy and we get along well. He was telling me some the upper floor tenants are bitching that "some guy" on the first floor does not wear a mask when he walks around the lobby or to use the restroom on the first floor....
  • Covid conservation i just had at work

    10/21/2020 6:28:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    Free Republic | 10/21/2020 | Chicagoconservative27
    Lady I work with just came back after a week of being gone. Week ago she got a call that her aunt tested positive for covid. Turns out she is claiming she tests negative but 59 of her relatives were positive with nobody going to the hospital. She is one of the biggest members of the fear porn mob and now she is better after seeing her family members get it and it is not a death sentence. This all happened at a party she claims. I really do not know what to believe after hearing that. 59 get it...
  • Work Place and Covid

    10/06/2020 12:54:41 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 10/06/2020 | Chicagoconservative27
    At my place of work we have had four people out of 30 get a case of the covid and run home as if its the end of the world. One out of four tested positive and she will be back in a few days after being gone for a week. Guy in accounting said he is insulted that he has to come to the office and work and would rather be home because its spreading like wild fire in the office. I for one am tired of all this. I am even scared a bit to get sick for...
  • Work Place and Covid

    10/01/2020 9:19:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 10/01/2020 | Chicagoconservative27
    I have noticed a growing trend at my workplace. Many people are taking advantage of getting sick and staying how for weeks. My HR said you get 80 hours for covid if you get sick.. plus by law your HR can not tell you were to take the covid test. So it if takes days or goodness knows how long so be it One coworker who is 21 already got sick twice and used the 80 hours. Covid test was negative TWICE. Sat at home for weeks. Lady in the legal dept did the same and both tests were negative....
  • Census Report Shows How Jaw-Dropping Trump’s Economy Was Before Shutdowns

    09/22/2020 11:51:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 22, 2020 | Christopher Jacobs
    The amazing strength of the data in that report show what the American economy, and American workers, can achieve—if given the right policy environment and opportunities. Based on a Census Bureau report released last Tuesday, the current debate over economic policy might come down to a question of numbers. Which would you prefer: A $1,200 “stimulus” check while not working during lockdowns, or a nearly $4,400 pay increase in a growing job?The Census report, which chronicled changes in income and poverty in 2019, documented the state of the economy well before the coronavirus hit. But the amazing strength of the...
  • Parents Got More Time Off. Then the Backlash Started.

    09/05/2020 12:07:57 PM PDT · by Theoria · 113 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 05 Sept 2020 | Daisuke Wakabayashi and Sheera Frenkel
    Pandemic policies at tech companies have created a rift between parents offered more benefits and resentful workers who don’t have children. When the coronavirus closed schools and child care centers and turned American parenthood into a multitasking nightmare, many tech companies rushed to help their employees. They used their comfortable profit margins to extend workers new benefits, including extra time off for parents to help them care for their children. It wasn’t long before employees without children started to ask: What about us? At a recent companywide meeting, Facebook employees repeatedly argued that work policies created in response to Covid-19...
  • "Blacks Never Treated as Fully Human" [semi-satire]

    08/31/2020 1:05:55 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 August 2020 | John Semmens
    Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif) used the shooting of Jacob Blake by a Kenosha police officer while he was resisting arrest to bolster her charge that "black lives have never been treated as fully human in America. It is yet another instance of an innocent black man being victimized by police brutality and another reason why voters need to elect Joe Biden and me to bring an end to this sorry history." President Trump lost no time in challenging Harris' notion that blacks would be better off under a Biden Administration. "In the last three years, my Administration...
  • Study: Kids Whose Moms Don’t Work Full Time More Likely To Get Into Stanford

    08/26/2020 8:03:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 26, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    'After adjustment for demographic and socioeconomic factors, the group most likely to attend selective colleges were students in male breadwinner-female homemaker families.'Teens whose mothers worked part-time or not outside the home were significantly more likely to be admitted to and attend a highly selective college or university than teens whose mothers worked full time, finds a study out today from the Institute for Family Studies. The study controlled for external factors including family income, parental education, the child’s sex, race, and family composition.“Students are more likely to be accepted by and attend highly competitive colleges when their mothers are at...
  • Schumer: "We'll Sue" [semi-satire]

    08/08/2020 1:26:20 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 August 2020 | John Semmens
    President Trump's effort to break the Congressional deadlock on the next iteration of coronavirus relief by threatening to issue an Executive Order has Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) incensed. "His insistence that the coronavirus relief bill be focused on stimulating the economy after it was shut down to slow the spread of the contagion is too narrow," he said. "We want to include bailouts for states that have crippled their economies with reckless spending and high taxes. There are hundreds of thousands of government employees in my state who could face layoffs, pay cuts, or deferred pensions if federal...
  • 'Strike for Black Lives': Workers across US walk off job to protest systemic racism

    07/20/2020 11:37:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    NEW YORK — Hundreds of workers rallied Monday outside the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan and the Massachusetts Statehouse to protest systemic racism and economic inequality — an effort that organizers hoped would grow into a nationwide strike in which tens of thousands of people walked off the job.... About 1,500 janitors in San Francisco walked off their jobs and planned to lead a march to City Hall later in the day, according to Fight for $15, a labor group that supports raising the U.S. minimum wage to $15 an hour. McDonald’s cooks and cashiers in Los Angeles and nursing...
  • Does Black Lives Matter Create a Hostile Work Environment?

    07/10/2020 4:52:07 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10 Jul, 2020 | Civis Americanus
    Black Lives Matter has created an environment in which you can destroy just about anybody by calling him a racist, and now we need to turn this environment against BLM. Could a good employment lawyer argue that an employer's or university's support for BLM constitutes an actionable hostile work environment or hostile learning environment? One of the qualifications for a hostile work environment (or hostile learning environment in a school or university) is simply that somebody has to feel offended, which is the "woke" Left's favorite method of attacking its enemies. The complainant must also show that it is discriminatory,...
  • School Org to Change Slogan [semi-satire]

    07/04/2020 12:35:47 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 July 2020 | John Semmens
    The Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) announced it is retiring the slogan "Work hard. Be Nice." Richard Barth, KIPP Foundation CEO, said "the amazing financial success of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization's business plan of 'Break Stuff, Get Paid' has inspired us to rethink our message." "Clearly, the 'work hard and be nice' model only works in a civilized free society." Barth declared. "If we examine the hundred thousand years that homo sapiens have lived we observe that in only a few hundred years and in very few places have we seen free societies. The 'break stuff and get...
  • As the coronavirus hits women workers, a recession becomes the ‘Shecession’

    06/21/2020 9:58:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Boston Herald | MARIE SZANISZLO
    Women account for 55% of the more than 20.5 million workers who lost their jobs in April due to the coronavirus pandemic, causing some experts to call this recession — the worst since the Great Depression — the “Shecession.” “One of the biggest impacts of this pandemic is the loss of jobs, the loss of income, which has been disproportionately affecting women,” said Carole Biewener, professor of economics and women’s and gender studies at Simmons University in Boston. “And that’s unusual in a recession.”
  • Trump Looking to Replace $600 Unemployment Benefit With Back-to-Work Bonus

    06/17/2020 7:32:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/17/2020 | Rick Moran
    Donald Trump is looking to replace the $600 a week Pandemic Unemployment Benefit with a back-to-work bonus that will incentivize working for many of the 30 million people currently receiving the enhanced benefit. The benefit is set to expire July 31 and Democrats want to expand it into next year. A study done by the Federal Reserve found that the federal unemployment benefit was making it difficult for companies to hire workers as the economy reopens following the lockdown.Barrons: Even though the unemployment rate is expected to register over 20% for May in the jobs report the Bureau of Labor...
  • Idaho Now Has To Pay People To Go Back To Work

    06/16/2020 9:04:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/16/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    This is a subject that we’ve been covering here ever since the coronavirus stimulus bill was first being debated in Congress. Having passed a measure providing enhanced unemployment benefits with no cap on the amount of the payments based on the worker’s previous rate of pay, a condition was created where a majority of the unemployed are now collecting more than they did on their last job. That doesn’t provide much of an incentive to go back to work, particularly if you can point to your concerns about the virus as a reason to stay home.In Idaho, Republican Governor...
  • COVID Rolls Downhill In Wyoming: The American People Are Making The Hard Calls When Our Leaders Won’t

    05/27/2020 6:42:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 27, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    There’s a reason for that: The owner kept everyone who was willing to work on the payroll through the entire two-month shutdown. The second-generation chairman of Tennessee’s Holston Gases, Bill Baxter isn’t short on capital. He bought the bar just three years ago — four years after buying the well-known hotel and Silver Dollar Bar up the road. “They paid for us to get additional training so I got a certification for environmental awareness in response to FEMA online incident management,” Bennett Gocke, the man in charge of safety and security for patrons and staff, tells me. “And then on...
  • ‘We Want To Work’: More than 200 people protest at City Hall (Porterville, California opens)

    05/20/2020 9:26:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Recorder Online ^ | 5/20/20 | Alexis Espinoza
    The small business owners in Porterville are tired of being closed and they displayed their frustrations in the form of a protest on Tuesday afternoon in front of City Hall on Main Street. Around 11:30 a.m., a small group of locals had gathered at Centennial Park to begin the protest. But as time went by, swarms of people joined in to call out Porterville’s City Council, demanding they allow small businesses to reopen. By noon, more than 200 people were outside of City Hall, lining the street and sidewalk with protest signs, whistles and a megaphone. Handling the megaphone was...
  • Italy begins to emerge from world's longest nationwide lockdown

    05/04/2020 2:21:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | 5/04/20
    Stir-crazy Italians will be free to stroll and visit relatives for the first time in nine weeks on Monday as Europe's hardest-hit country eases back the world's longest nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Four million people -- an estimated 72 percent of them men -- will return to their construction sites and factories as the economically and emotionally shattered country tries to get back to work. Restaurants that have managed to survive Italy's most disastrous crisis in generations will reopen for takeaway service. But bars and even ice cream parlours will remain shut. The use of public transport will be discouraged and...
  • Job Scams [VANITY]

    05/01/2020 8:19:00 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 35 replies
    Vanity ^ | May 1, 2020 | Bon Mots
    I just got a call for a decent job - everything looked really good. The recruiter's name was Alex Jones - funny, he had an Indian accent. I'm out of work and so my resume is posted on the standard sites... free to download by all and sundry. Additionally, this job is 100% remote. Sound too good to be true? Read on... It started with an email from 'Alex Jones', I replied. Then he called. Just another Indian recruiter scouring the USA for tech resources... nothing eye popping so far. They have taken to using fake Anglo sounding names lately...
  • Fox News to host 'America Together: Returning to Work' town hall with Trump (Sunday 7pm from the Lincoln Memorial)

    04/29/2020 6:25:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/29/20 | Joe Concha
    Fox News announced Wednesday it will host a virtual town hall with President Trump on Sunday night focusing on COVID-19 and the reopening of the U.S. economy. The program, "America Together: Returning to Work," will be co-moderated by "Special Report" anchor Bret Baier and "The Story" anchor Martha MacCallum. It will be broadcast live from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The network said the president will answer viewer-submitted questions for 90 minutes of the two-hour event, which will begin at 7 p.m. ET. "The town hall will be presented in front of a virtual audience, where participants will raise...