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Comment: Re: Weekly/Monthly Salary (Score 1) 1103

by flacco (#44157949) Attached to: Employers Switching From Payroll Checks To Prepaid Cards With Fees

> nothing is free, handling cash is not free, writing checks is not free, setting up DD for employees not likely to stick around more than a year is not free.

Correct, these are called "costs of doing business" and should be treated as such by the employer, not clawed back from the employee. Auctioning off the employees to the card companies adds insult to injury.

Fuck those employers/slave-traders.

Comment: At the very least... (Score 1) 635

by flacco (#43174227) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You Stay Fit At Work?
If you're sedentary, you could benefit from working stabilizer and core muscles, and this is possible without equipment.

Squats - even without weight - will strengthen your legs, back stabilizers and the connective tissue in your knee. Do multiple sets to near-failure.

Planks - get in the "up" position of a push-up and stay there, back straight, for a good 30-60 seconds to start. Repeat several times.

This is assuming you can do this while taking short breaks from your work. If you absolutely must incorporate it into your actual while-working time - I don't know, attach a 45 pound plate to your mouse or something.

Hopefully at some point you'll start to feel some benefit, and this will motivate you to dedicate some time to exercise outside of work.

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead