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Hanna says the group has found many examples of workers earning low wages working at what are often called "sheltered workshops." They're places that often offer disabled persons vocational training and other personal development services. While there, many work for the company, getting job experience before they look for work in the community at large
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
Oh for the love of God.
These are "day programs" for the mentally ill, usually mentally retarded. They go to a program each day rather than stay home. They keep them busy, and a part of that is to have "a job".
The center goes out into the community, and locates businesses who are willing to let them come for an hour or two a day to work. They must be accompanied by a staff person.
The center "pays them". I have a group that come into my office once a week to fold handouts, which needs to be done, by the way. We don't pay them a cent. We consider them "volunteers", and they come for something to do, for socialization, and to gain some experience in a workplace.
The center that brings them, "pays them".
It's a good thing. They love it.
Now. Carry on with your misguided bashing.
Originally posted by Southern Guardian
reply to post by Vitchilo
Why so shocked? This is exactly what Republican candidates, including Ron Paul, want. The elimination of minimum wage, the removal of medicare, medicaid. I'm not sure how you can be outraged at this considering that the freemarket allows for such a thing to be.