Call he Ma'am. She likes that.
Dr. Strangelove was not a documentary.
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So they can burn their karma on 'first posts'.
Granted the gas tax hasn't kept up. But if your going to ding it, you need to give it credit for the 60 years it was running at surplus and constantly being tapped for some other project.
In CA a share of the gas tax and off road vehicle registration is supposed to go for improving off road 4x4 areas. It's constantly being raided to pay for buses.
given that Romneycare is basically Obamacare and happened there eight years ago.
Republicans, as I understand it, are for the several states' self-determination. The federal system was supposed to let states experiment with what works for each of them. This is why Republicans who favored Romneycare at the state level oppose the federal ACA.
Oh, you haven't realized ACA doesn't do squat to reduce actual healthcare costs??
I think the idea is supposed to be that shared responsibility will reduce the cost of treating uninsured people at emergency rooms, which should reduce what hospitals have to mark up to recover said costs.
Pretty amazing, really.
Or draw gripper drawings in the Mars dust.
Or drive around and leave tracks that spell out a message in cursive...
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- The pay is 2-3x what I could get paid at established firms
- The relationship-starting practices actually make sense (an interview amongst humans, often with C-levels, rather than with an HR-drone, and forms of testing that involve work on-product, rather than abstract and unrelated HR games).
- They are thankful to have me and pleasant to work with (as opposed to confronting the HR bureaucracy and middle management)
- I get better titles and better status/authority within the firm
I do good work, I produce value, and the startups that I work with see that and can measure it quantitatively. Established firms could if they wanted to, but that's the point: they don't want to. They want to pay you as little as they can get away with, and have you as silent and head-hung as they can get you to be.
I stopped working for stodgy HR- and middle-management-heavy firms years ago. It basically sucked, and was soul-sucking.
Companies want to talk about making yourself competitive in the labor market, then bitch and moan when those that will pay get all the hot talent?
Oh noez! Whatever will we do!?
I'd say that if someone gets paid $big_bucks at $hot_startup, they're entitled to it. If you want them, pony up.
- Pays less
- Is less secure
- Is a shitty environment
- Offers dwindling benefits
- And little respect
You're cannon fodder, that's all.
At startups and companies with that "hot startup" attitude (there are a few established companies that do this), you're the core of the business, the brains of the operation, worthy of any perks or cash they can throw at you.
Who wants to work where they're completely undervalued when they can work where they're (if anything) overvalued?
Make the salary at least reasonable, the hiring practices sane, the benefits good, and the job security reliable, and you'll find that a lot of young people are willing to work at stodgy old firms, just like they used to.
Employees are just tired of being treated like shit. These days hot startup > freelance/consult > established firm when it comes to the deal you get as a worker.
No. First you buy the coal stocks and then, after the stock price runs up from the artificial demand created by this goofy scheme to buy out all of coal companies, you sell the coal stocks and then buy natural gas stocks. The coal stocks will go up as soon as the scheme starts buying. Natural gas stocks won't go up that much until the scheme actually starts limiting the coal supply.
My bet is that there are enough unexploited coal deposits that this scheme will mainly result in a bunch of coal mining start ups and will never seriously impact the supply of coal. Same thing happened when Standard Oil tried to create an oil monopoly back in the 19th century. Lots of people got rich starting and selling oil companies.