Jan 31 2012

It just hurts too much

I am in too much pain to post much right now. Chat away, btw the FMLA didn’t apply to my broken back - lung deal because I hadn’t worked where I work for a year at the time. I have now though.

Incidentally, I work in Texas, and there’s a reason companies locate facilities to Texas: they can pay shit wages and avoid all kinds of red tape that they’d might be subject to in states like California or New York. Texas is a Right to Work state, which is a pretty Orwellian term considering what it really means.


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  1. 1

    Really, really sorry to hear about the whole affair. Hoping you get some extra-good pain meds and can heal up quickly.

    If at some point you feel passable enough to post a quick status update, please let us know whether they caught the thieves and/or whether anything was stolen that we can send you some fundage to help replace.

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    Take care of yourself, and let us know if there’s anything we can do to help. Maybe there’s some use to be gotten out of me being in east Texas.

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    Anthony K

    Rest up. Feel better.

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    Ms. Daisy Cutter, General Manager for the Cleveland Steamers

    Dear FSM. I am so sorry you have to go through this.

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    Take care of yourself. We’ll miss your posts but we understand.

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    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    Don’t post then, just recover. We all know why you’re AFK.

    I wonder if Texas also has that 1% “you’re lucky enough to be employed” tax like PA does.

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    Ah yes, the right to work for less, one of our most precious labor rights

  8. 8

    I hope that you are feeling better soon.
    Yeah, Texas was a pretty shitty place to teach, too.
    After teaching there, I’m pro-union all the way, and we’ve decided that we will definitely retire in a state that has state taxes. They tend to take better care of their elderly citizens.

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    I won’t work in Texas unless I can be part of a union. Right to Work is actually, “Right to low pay, no benefits, and shitty hours.”

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