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  • Southern Indiana woman marks 50 years working at the same McDonald's

    09/19/2022 3:20:28 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 86 replies
    WDRB ^ | 19 Sept 2022 | Chris Sutter
    ...At 83 years old, she just crossed her 50th year working there, a career that started in the days when Ronald McDonald was the actual "burger king." "Nobody works for 50 years anymore, let alone a fast food restaurant," said Madeline Scales, a co-worker VonDielingen's and the wife of his grandson. "They worked with me when my kids were little, and I thought, 'Why should I walk out on them?'" VonDielingen said. Speaking of her loved ones, they've pretty much all worked at the McDonald's too. "I have three daughters that worked here," VonDielingen said. "I had two son-in-laws that...
  • Democrats Are Trashing the American Work Ethic With Their Spending Bill

    09/17/2021 5:19:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | September 17, 2021 | Betsy McCaughy
    The humongous bill that Democrats in Washington, D.C. are assembling this week is a slap in the face to Americans who work, pay taxes and support their families. The bill demeans work ethic and glorifies government handouts. It sends a message that work and self-sufficiency are for suckers. Better to climb on Uncle Sam's gravy train that will now provide cradle-to-grave benefits. The social spending bill will give monthly payments to almost all parents based on how many children they have, regardless if anyone in the family works. Democrats are also promising virtually free child care until kids reach age...
  • In The Great Depression, Americans Worked For Government Checks. Now People Get Checks For Doing Nothing

    05/20/2021 6:53:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 20, 2021 | Bob Anderson
    Despite a population that is now more prosperous and more educated by several orders of magnitude, we clearly have become more lazy.To celebrate another $1,400 in stimulus checks, a quickly withdrawn video from Wisconsin Democrats showed people dancing to a catchy rap song with captions of “$$$ IN THE POCKET” and “THANK YOU POTU$.” As Joy Pullmann noted, its release on the same day abysmal job numbers came out was a testament to Democrats’ blindness to economic reality. It also attested to our culture’s devolving expectation of something for nothing.America has definitely changed. Juxtapose that video with images from the...
  • Unemployed Could Get $100,000 From Biden’s Stimulus

    02/28/2021 10:15:32 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 44 replies
    Issues & Insights ^ | February 26, 2021 | The Committee to Unleash Prosperity
    Anew piece in the Wall Street Journal by CTUP’s Stephen Moore and Casey Mulligan reports that the “stimulus” bill will reduce employment by between 6 and 8 million jobs because it pays people not to work. The new bill will create one of the largest expansions in government welfare benefits since LBJ launched the failed War on Poverty (poverty won). The bill includes six months of weekly $400 bonus unemployment benefits on top of the normal weekly benefits, a $3,000 per-child tax credit, an expansion of food-stamp and rental-assistance benefits, $2,000 per person checks, and expanded health-care benefits. A family...
  • 'Touching Fish': Young Employees Rebel Against Chinese Work Ethic

    01/04/2021 7:50:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | JANUARY 04, 2021 | Alice Yan
    China’s Generation Z is setting its own rules in the workplace by encouraging a growing philosophy of being lazy. They call it “touching fish”, a term borrowed from a Chinese proverb that states “muddy waters make it easy to catch fish”, which means one should take advantage of a crisis to chase personal gain. The philosophy gained prominence in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic as the country struggled to deal with its economic fallout. Young people slack off by refusing to work overtime, delivering medium-quality work, going to the toilet frequently and staying there for a long time, playing with...
  • Biden held 2 events today 30 miles from his house. Trump traveled 3000 miles.

    11/01/2020 7:43:39 PM PST · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    Ann Althouse ^ | November 1, 2020 | Althouse
    November 1, 2020 If he doesn't win, it won't be because he didn't try hard enough. "President Donald Trump is spending one of the last days before Election Day engaged in a five-rally blowout across several key states where he is either trailing Joe Biden or running narrowly ahead. After visiting Michigan, Trump will travel to Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida for events there later Sunday. Meanwhile, Biden is holding a pair of events in Philadelphia" (NBC News). So Biden is traveling about 30 miles from home to give 2 events, while Trump is traveling something like 3,000 miles...
  • Joe Biden is the least energized person to ever run for President

    10/21/2020 8:11:43 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | 10/21/20 | Mark Levin
    Joe Biden is the least energized person to ever run for President. His work ethic is non-existent.— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) October 22, 2020
  • Get ready for Gen Z, employers. First hint: They are not millennials

    05/19/2019 7:47:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 72 replies
    Baltimore Sun via Star Tribune ^ | 5/19/19 | LORRAINE MIRABELLA
    “With Gen Z … we have to show them rather than just talking about it,” said Michelle Jordan, an assistant vice president of HR development and college recruiting. Move over, millennials. The next generation is just starting to make its way into the workforce, and employers are taking note. The first wave of Generation Z, those born after 1996 and more than 60 million strong, will start moving from college to career this year. These newest workers come from the first post-Sept. 11 generation, one that’s grown up with social media and smartphones, watched their parents go through the housing...
  • What White Privilege Is

    03/24/2018 7:40:37 AM PDT · by MissEdie · 58 replies
    Self | March 24, 2018 | MissEdie1
    Sorry for the rant/vent but I have had it. I am so sick of people talking about White Privilege. What exactly is White Privilege you may ask, well let me tell you my opinion of it. White Privilege is having a WORK ETHIC; a moral compass; and a desire to keep what one has worked for.
  • Two Opposing Black Views of America

    03/10/2018 9:02:16 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 3/10/2018 | Lloyd Marcus
    My friend was even annoyed by praises showered upon Billy Graham in response to his death. Though he would deny it, my friend has a deep hatred for whites. And yet I have witnessed God use him to bless people. I've come to realize that neither facts nor truth can penetrate my friend erroneously viewing white Americans as blacks' nemesis. Therefore, I am praying for God to heal his vengeful heart against white Americans. On the bright side, I caught an interview with black Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, a hero of mine. Justice Thomas said he is worn down...
  • College Professor: Believing in Hard Work is White Ideology

    09/30/2017 10:50:47 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 84 replies ^ | 9-30-17 | Timothy Meads
    Pennsylvania State University-Brandywine professor Angela Putman recently asserted in an academic paper that the notion “if I work hard, I can be successful” is merely a product of white ideology, reports Campus Reform. Angela Putman conducted a study to critique and examine “ideologies within college students’ discourse that are foundational to whiteness.” Her resulting conclusion published on Thursday was that “meritocracy”, or the belief that people should rise based on the fruits of their own labor, is a "white ideology." In her mind, this "white ideology" is unfortunately widely accepted in academia. But, Professor Putman argues that professors can change...
  • Some Silicon Valley tech workers are calling in 'black' to work

    07/07/2016 4:51:48 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | July 7, 2016 | Sara Ashley O'Brien
    Calling in black is essentially an excuse for a day of self care, wrote Slack engineer Erica Baker in a Medium post called "Processing." ... "Sometimes, I don't want to deal with the emotional weight of having to explain my feelings to someone who couldn't possibly understand them, no matter how hard they tried," she wrote. ... The phrase "calling in black" has been around for at least a year, when "Evelyn from the Internets" posted a video on YouTube advocating the need for a mental health day. ...
  • Dirty Jobs Star Delivers Devastating Rebuke about America’s Work Ethic

    06/12/2015 11:42:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 12, 2015 | Mark Antonio Wright
    Mike Rowe’s successful Discovery Channel show Dirty Jobs gained a following thanks to being exciting, vivid television: He joined workers as they wrestled alligators, cleaned septic tanks, and rounded up yaks on a ranch in Montana. But it also became something of a tribute to America’s blue-collar work ethic, and as Rowe finishes his second season with a new show on CNN, some can’t help but take exception to his hard-working creed. Rowe was recently moved to make the case for his message after getting a viewer e-mail: “Craig P.” was upset with Rowe’s constant “harping on the ‘work ethic’”...
  • Companies can't find workers who can hold a conversation or show up on time

    04/19/2015 7:35:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/19/2015 | Myles Udland
    It's not about finding workers; it's about finding the right workers.According to the latest supplemental survey from the New York Fed's manufacturing and business leaders surveys, employers in the New York area are facing two main problems: finding workers who can show up on time and workers who can hold a conversation.The survey showed that in April, 65% of manufacturing employers had difficulty finding punctual workers and 60% had trouble finding workers with interpersonal skills.Among business leaders, a broader survey group, 42% had trouble finding punctual workers while about 48% had trouble finding workers with interpersonal skills. These results also...
  • The Note This Employee Left On A Locked Gas Station Door For His Tardy Boss Was Perfect

    03/29/2014 11:23:49 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 73 replies ^ | march 29, 2014 | mike miller
    When the manager of a Michigan gas station failed to show up for work on time, her third-shift employee did what any of us would do; he left an angry note on the door, locked up and went home. Okay, most of us would never do it. But how awesome was it that he did?  The BP manager, who declined to be named, said she was running “30 minutes late” because she slept through her alarm. The tardy manager also said she was surprised that “Joe” left the note on the door instead of calling her before leaving the store.
  • What Happens When Teachers, Delivery People And Fast Food Workers Don’t Care Anymore…

    03/28/2014 11:35:58 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 77 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | March 25th, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    One of the big problems in America today is that a lot of people simply do not seem to care about what they are doing anymore. The level of sloth, laziness and apathy that we are witnessing in this country is absolutely mind-numbing. Of course this is not true of everyone. There are still many Americans that are extremely hard working. But overall, it really appears that people are not taking as much pride in their work as they once did. Some of the examples that I am about to show you are quite funny. Others are more than just...
  • Teacher 'forces student, 10, to clean out clogged urinal with his bare hands'

    02/20/2014 2:58:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    A Florida school teacher faces battery charges after allegedly forcing a 10-year-old student to put his hands in a filthy urinal last week. Police say Jennifer Forshey, 58, made the student fish out paper towels from the urine-filled pipes. Forshey apparently believed the child had clogged the urinal and police say she showed no remorse at the time of her arrest. 'Victims hands were saturated in what smelled like urine from the urinal and the paper towel that was in the urinal,' reads the Coral Springs police report obtained by CBS Miami. Forshey was questioned and police say she regretted...
  • Obamacare’s Attack on the Work Ethic

    02/06/2014 3:57:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 5, 2014 | By Charles C. W. Cooke
    There is a point in almost every debate at which the losing party recognizes its predicament and concludes that its only remaining play is to try to corrupt the language. In Texas, pro-choice hero Wendy Davis has begun, risibly, to describe herself as “pro-life”; in his second inaugural, President Obama cloaked the most ambitious statist agenda in a half-century in the patois of limited government and rebellion; and, in my own country of birth, authorities that lock people up for speaking do so in the ostensible name of “respect.” If you can’t beat ’em, confuse ’em. Yesterday morning, Obamacare’s beleaguered...
  • CARSON: Obama is wrong that raising minimum wage will fix income inequality

    01/29/2014 9:07:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    Opportunity, not entitlements, is the path forwardThere has been much discussion about income inequality recently. President Obama seems to think that we can make significant progress in eliminating poverty by raising the minimum wage, as his State of the Union address highlighted. Many hope that through a simple declaration, the poor can be elevated to a higher social status. Such people fail to realize that pay is associated with value — otherwise, we could just pay everybody $1 million a year and let everybody be rich. In a capitalistic society, those individuals who produce the wherewithal to obtain income tend...
  • Sowell: Race-Hustling Results

    10/21/2013 12:47:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 21, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Years ago, someone said that, according to the laws of aerodynamics, bumblebees cannot fly. But the bumblebees, not knowing the laws of aerodynamics, go ahead and fly anyway. Something like that happens among people. There have been many ponderous academic writings and dour editorials in the mainstream media, lamenting that most people born poor cannot rise in American society any more. Meanwhile, many poor immigrants arrive here from various parts of Asia, and rise on up the ladder anyway. Often these Asian immigrants arrive not only with very little money, but also very little knowledge of English. They start out...