@CharlestonNative...Now we know who was complaining-Get a life...
@Trollslayer. Perhaps there are no "good" apples to offer.
@Dislikers. Will the "dislikers" kindly explain why you are against protecting the citizens from overzealous solicitors trying to further their political careers at the expense of the innocent instead of just disagreeing? I am willing to listen to opposing views if giving valid points.
"ha ha, a bunch of privileged ppl talking like they know anything about growing up having nothing."
What does growing up having nothing have to do with working fast food? I was never wealthy, but I did grow up in a lower middle class family. I worked in fast food while in high school, when the minimum wage was $5.15. It sucked, but it was friggin easy. Mindless work, that only required a bit of speed. I decided I wanted to make more money, and landed a job at a pizzeria. There are always options if you feel that you have been underpaid and overworked.
"you can ask for a raise but they can't???"
No one ever said fast food workers shouldn't ask for raises. This isn't about a raise for hard workers that deserve it. This is about having the government force the businesses to give raises to everyone. I am not necessarily against that, if the raise is reasonable. However, if I asked my boss for a 100% raise, he would laugh in my face.
So umm Sark, then what are those replaced by the machines going to do once the machines are doing their jobs?
ha ha, a bunch of privileged ppl talking like they know anything about growing up having nothing. you can ask for a raise but they can't???
"So it's better for people to be unemployed than work low paying jobs?"
Did I say that? No. If more and more work can be don't by machines, than there's less work that humans have to do. Which is a good thing. The problem is that the wealth from those automated processes are accruing to a tiny subset of the population instead of to society at large.
"Where did I go wrong?"
You met Buddha on the road, and you didn't kill him.
I didn't see any Chic-fil-a people protesting. Why do you suppose that is? It's ironic how they defy the "fast food" stereotype and manage to recruit exponentially better people to do the exact same jobs.
"I did not get a degree in Black Studies or Gay History in America or any number of absolutely useless degrees many have received "
My advisor in college referred to these as degrees in "underwater basket weaving".
I have to wonder why solicitors or anybody else would not want the bad apples weeded out of their profession.
Medicare, the VA...
"That's what we should be aiming for: automating as much mundane work as possible so humans don't have to do it."
So it's better for people to be unemployed than work low paying jobs?
Who is Lee Bright? A copycat of bad ideas, obviously. John Galt would not have approved of this garbage, I'm sure.
And I thought the plywood was bad! Whoever is responsible for this needs to be cited for littering. With such a disrespect for the aesthetics of my town, what can we expect from him in the Senate?
"People who have families to support don't have that luxury."
I have a family, and I refused to even get married before I could support my family.
"Than you can volunteer to work for less if you don't think you're worth more."
That doesn't really make any sense. You being complete irrational here and allowing emotions to get in the way of common sense.
"That is exactly why you do not have a family that YOU cannot support."
Wow, we agree on something. Birth control is cheap and readily available.
I will repeat my comment above. I do think these people are worth more than the current minimum wage. $15 an hour is a silly request. If you want support, be reasonable.
Can't blame the guy. Charleston is an amazing small city.
As amazin as it is.....it's still a small city.
So it's a low ceiling here for artists of all stripes. And you hit it really fast if your goal is to go big, charleston just doesn't offer that level of exposure.
Best of luck! I admire Steven for following his dream.
I've lived on Line street for two years. This article mentions nearly every street that surrounds me. The "gem" that is the Elliotborough park is outside my window.
When I walk across the street to the park I often have excuse myself past the vagrants that are seated on my step outside my own door. When I get to the park with my dog I wave to the friendly neighborhood dope boys that are seated on the wall outside.
I'd love to see Line cleaned up as well as Bogard and Spring but the city has to address these activities first.
"people who have families to support don't have that luxury". That is exactly why you do not have a family that YOU cannot support.
Six months ago a driver in a old SUV deliberately sped up swerved into an on coming lane to try and nearly miss me, when I was tying to cross a marked intersection with signs for cars to slow down on the WA Greenway. I yelled "You almost ran me over." And he started yelling and cussing at me. When I turned onto the road, also legal, he got his cell phone out, and yelled, "What are you doing?" And I said, "Going this way." Because the Greenway was blocked off when they were working on it. Had he followed me back to my car I would have pressed charges. He stayed several blocks back so I wouldn't get his license plate number because I may have reported him, although, sadly, my experience has been the police pressing charges against me. He was driving so fast I didn't see him, then he sped up. So, for people who do ride a bike or walk in the city hostile drivers are still a real problem. I'm just glad it's not often, and now only ride the safest places.
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