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originally posted by: ErrorErrorError
I haven't t seen this many threads about a politician on ATS ever since Trump decided to run.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sure knows how to trigger white insecure senior citizens from the south
"Outta here with those facts! Brown woman bad."
noun: living wage; plural noun: living wages
a wage that is high enough to maintain a normal standard of living.
This week I went to dive spot in DC for some late night food. I chatted up the staff.
SEVERAL bartenders, managers, & servers *currently worked in Senate + House offices.*
This is a disgrace. Congress of ALL places should raise MRAs so we can pay staff an actual DC living wage.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
I just find it funny that she has been elected to Congress, is about to be a House Representative, in charge of a staff, and she is already complaining that someone else should do something before she even gets seated. That's the bad part to me. Alexandria, YOU are the one in charge now. YOU do the things you wanted others to do. There is no "someone else"... this time, it's all on YOU.
If YOU want YOUR staffers to make a higher wage, then YOU pay them more.
You do know there is a reason why people put the phrase "un-paid" in front of the word intern right? It's because not all interns are unpaid and, if I'm right it's a fairly new concept, it only been in the last 30 years that this trend started. Before that you took a low level low pay job within the company and worked your way up. Now they want you to do the same job but for free. It's a way for companies to save money, and for some reason people bought into it and accept it is the only way to get the "good" jobs. Never mind the fact that a good portion of those interns will never see a paying job in that field, never mind that they now have to work a second or even third job to make ends meet. Also please forget that now that they are working two or three jobs, that their overall job performance will suffer as a result. After all we wouldnt want to hurt the profits of the corporations we serve.
originally posted by: watchitburn
Interns shouldn't be getting paid, that's why they're called interns.
Never mind the fact that a good portion of those interns will never see a paying job in that field, never mind that they now have to work a second or even third job to make ends meet.