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Why Waiters Drink. And Why It Matters. - The New York Times
My former co-worker once drank so much during a waitressing shift, she stumbled through the restaurant with her intoxication on full display to guests. Even the chaos of the service rush couldn’t hide the state she was in. By closing she was fired.

After work that night, a group of us consoled her at the casino sports book, where we often congregated for an after-hours ritual. Over drinks, cigarettes and video poker, we traded our best war stories. Together, our minds and bodies recovered from the physical exhaustion and emotional stress of service.

We told our friend that everything would be fine. After all, she wasn’t the first employee to be under the influence on the job. One manager regularly arrived to work with alcohol on his breath. Some bartenders taste-tested enough cocktails to maintain a steady buzz throughout their shifts. We knew which servers, cooks and managers relied on cocaine to get through the long hours that restaurant life demanded.
addiction  labor  worker.rights 
2 days ago by verstehen
Google Violates Labor Laws By Firing Memo Writing Employee | Best Images Collections HD For Gadget windows Mac Android
Google Violates Labor Legislation By Firing Memo Composing Worker Under the Countrywide Labor Relations Act, the employee’s task was guarded by his legal proper to talk functioning disorders with his co-personnel. The author even expressed that the censorship developed a hostile functioning atmosphere for any one questioning the politically correct standing quo. Memo in Question, […]
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4 days ago by wotek
Jeff Flake: We Need Immigrants With Skills. But Working Hard Is a Skill. - The New York Times
Jeff Flake on hard-working immigrants. Flake is a republican senator and speaks very highly of a man that worked on his father's ranch for 24 years (some of that time illegally).
Immigration  Labor  Republicans 
4 days ago by ppenzin
"Almost half of employed adults in this country are eligible for food stamps"
Economists believe in full employment. Americans think that work builds character. But what if jobs aren’t working anymore?
working+poor  work  clippings  economy  full+employment  employment  labor 
7 days ago by mjb

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