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.
I think it's really the Citiy's fault and the County, as we are far behind other places for making biking safer. Charleston is falling behind and will continue to become more gridlock traffic. My parents never bought me a car, so I only rode a bike even at the College of Charleston. I rode my bike to the grocery store and one day it was snowing and a pickup truck deliberately tried to run me over, when I was obeying the law. The police officer told me, it was against the law to ride my bike in the street, said I should have been on the sidewalk, and issued me a ticket; the driver of the truck also pressed charges against me and claimed I was ramming his pickup truck with my bike in the snow and ice, and I had to deal with that for over a year, when I was just riding my bike to the grocery store, and he tried to run me over; it's the closest I've ever come to being run over, and was very lucky not to have been killed. I've seen other college students run over in the crosswalk at the College of Charleston. Another friend of mine witnessed a little girl get hit by a car at Folly. The driver was tailgating. The little girl had to lay on the hot pavement being burned because they couldn't move her because of neck and back injuries. Had there not been a witness, I'm sure the driver would have said she rode her bike out in the street. Cars are speeding down all those streets downtown. It's gotten a lot better and I feel safe on quite streets, but try to avoid busy streets where I've almost been run over before. There should at least be bike lanes on Broad, Meeting, East Bay, etc, any major street and more "Share the Road" signs, and signs up at intersections, that say, "Pedestrians have the right of way" because some drivers think it's ok to run pedestrians down. But I degrees. I'm also thankful for the progress and effort Charleston Moves and City officials, such as Mike Seekings, who are promoting safer bike and pedestrian access.
Wow...this site stupid your not helping the world. All this site does is make more people racial profiles young blacks with a hip hop style...every black person is not a drug dealer or a thug...im a 30yr old black man and I have been treated like a criminal since I was ten years old...how does it feel to be followed around a store as if your going to steel, or get followed by police because your black with a nice car..then they pull u n want search for no reason...i dont know who the page is for but if you wanna do the world some justice....target sex offenders there all around your kids n mine and the best thing you have to do is talk about the young black youth.......wow...i bet one of the people behind this page is a sex offender...n dam why target the poor?
This is anti biking. What do you expect with the unnecessary hostility towards cyclist in the Post and Courier? How do you think it felt to walk out and think your bike was stolen? Did no one consider that 2 bike corrals wasn't enough? Did anyone even bother to write a letter to the editor? The City should pay back the fine and $50 for a new bike lock! Bike corrals should be on every block. Put a sign there. If it takes a parking space that's still 20 people not in their car competing for the one parking space. Bikes have never been a problem in the city. The only problem are no designated bike lanes and now the police stealing your bike. They could put up "No bikes on sidewalk" if that is a problem, and bike corrals on every block! All these activist and public officials should have known that two bike corrals wasn't enough. That's the problem. Most people don't ride road bikes. They ride mountain bikes or beach cruisers and aren't causing a problem.
"No. I never thought I was underpaid working as a researcher."
Than you can volunteer to work for less if you don't think you're worth more. People who have families to support don't have that luxury.
I would love it if we automated jobs like fast food. I don't know why you're presenting that as some doomsday scenario. That's what we should be aiming for: automating as much mundane work as possible so humans don't have to do it.
WOW, Strom, that is some good analysis.....
"Do you all understand how negotiation works? You ask for the moon than negotiate for something less. The $15/hr is a negotiation starting point. If an employer meets them in the middle in the $11.50 range that's a huge win. Whereas if they started with a "reasonable" demand they'd end up settling for something even less. I hope none of you are buying a car any time soon."
No. If you want people to support your demands, you go for a reasonable rate. When I am buying a car, I don't offer half the asking price for the car. Just like you don't ask for 2x minimum wage. If the demand was like $9 an hour, I would probably get behind that.
"If I hear one more person say "but my [better/more important than MacDonalds] job only pays [x], they don't deserve as much as me!" I'm going to scream. You're underpaid too dumbass! Instead of trying to keep those with a little less than you down, why not try standing up together?"
No. I never thought I was underpaid working as a researcher.
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