posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 10:52 AM
I love your icon "Clock out and keep working". I always thought that here in USA we have labor laws, but from the last at least 20 years I noticed
that the Government is looking the other way. It was the forefathers of this land that balanced everything, but the Mafia of twenties and their
offspring not only took over labor unions, they learnt how to move into big offices. Do you think Bush would have made trillion dollars during his
presidency and bought 100 thousand Acres of land in South America. A legitimate government investigate the behavior of their executives. They have to
furnish annual reports. Part of that report, they have to provide assets information. When I was working as Engineer making 66K, I was working hard
and yet I enjoyed it. Today I work as Electrician+instrumentation making 40K leave home in dark and come home in dark. Takes me at least 12 hours a
day and my working schedule is 7 days. Please keep in mind that I am the best Engineer 40 years experience on my back with 2 Bachelor degrees 2
Associate Degrees and many Certificates. From Computer control to machining to instrumentation, hydraulics, you name it, I have got it. Yes your clock
out and keep working is not the scenario just with me I see it all around me. No one would stand up and call it wrong but they all would be cheating
at work. To me this is promoting cheating. You think employer is not aware of it. They are. But this is their game that people in general doesn't
understand. For example where I work, there is no such thing as working 2 or 4 hours over time. They ask for 8 hours. I can write pages what it means
to the Employers, to the employee and the Safety aspect of it.
In short, I can tell you the difference between 20 years ago and today. It was like sunshine of day and happiness and today it is like dark of night.
No happiness but struggle for survival. As a kid I learnt a story that a jungle caught fire. Two men left behind, and they both were handicapp. One
was blind that couldn't see the way, the other didn't have the legs to walk out. He said to the blind that if he get the ride from the blind on his
shoulder, he can show him the way out.They agreed and they both survived. Trust is commodity that people don't have it. I tried to bring people
together to help each other like blind man, but they all shrug their shoulders. We can force the Government to shift taxes from homes to Income. Job
or no job your home cost be very low without taxes. We paid for everything in Taxes for Roads, Utilities etc. Today the Mafia has taken it away from
us in the name of privatization. Watch it, next time you go to church you will have to pay for it because it is no longer Public. Even though you paid
for it through your donations. I can talk pages about my retirement and social security and how I am not entitle for any one of them even though I
worked 39 years in this country. Doesn't make sense does it. But it is happening to the majority of Americans.