Saturday, December 22, 2012
The Bottom Line
So getting fired isn't enough. Now there's this thing firms like to do in addition: file an appeal to have your unemployment benefits denied. I can remember jobs in years past where that never happened. Now this is the second time in 2 years. The last 2 employers I had decided they not only wanted to disjob me, they wanted to make sure I couldn't afford groceries, rent or the internet.
Never mind the escorts. Really, never mind. I couldn't afford them on my UI check anyway.
Corporations were for the most part always soulless places, but today they're just evil. The unemployment tax increase they'd face due to firing people wouldn't be a problem if they'd stop firing people. Oh I know some employees deserve it. They are unproductive, they steal, sleep with the company mascot and abuse customers.
I don't do that, especially the abuse customers part. I leave that up to the corporations because of the inferior products they sell, the manufacture of which they've farmed out to Chinese sweat shops to save money, which savings they pass along to the executive pension fund, which grows enormously every year because not only are they saving on production costs, but they are raising the prices consumers pay and filing appeals to get unemployment payments reversed. Hey titans of industry? Even unemployed people will buy stuff from your stores and help the economy and your bottom line, if you leave their UI benefits alone so they can shop. With thinking like that, it's hard to believe you are running anything bigger than an aquarium.
Hail the corporate prophets. They saw this coming and didn't warn we denizens of consumersville. Ethical firms are the backbone of America. Those would be the companies who make a profit, but not at the expense of we the people or our manufacturing jobs.
This stuff takes all the fun out of working for a living. I am going to do some research and find a way to idle for a living. It will probably take years and a goodly amount of alcohol, but I firmly believe there is an answer.
Although I do feel bad about having firm beliefs.
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