is obvious. Lessee, cut the top income tax rate, to help "Job Creators", who then ship jobs offshore. Then undersize, er, "downsize", and have two people do the job of one.
Meanwhile, starting with Raygun's attack on the Air Traffic Controllers' Union (who was dead right about needing more computerization to deal with the massive increase in air travel), the attack by corporations and the wealthy on unions... and then making us part of management (so we couldn't unionize), and *then* designating us "independent contractors", and so offloading all benefit costs to us, who, of course, can't get anywhere near as good a deal as a large company can.
And too many people here hear the phrase "whatever it takes", and think that means they're Important, rather than what their grandparents would have called it, overworked... and who had unions to fight it.
1. Tell me the difference between an "administrative assistant" and a secretary... other than the former
is "salaried", and can be told to work till it's done, where the secretary got paid overtime.
2. How many here haven't used up their paid time off, because work's been so busy?
Too many folks in the US are suckers. The great Green Card scam of Canter and Siegel, in '94, was when they spammed every single one of the nearly 1000 usenet newsgroups (yes, the 'Net existed before the Web). Many of us in those newsgroups were part of a community. The spammers "defense" was that there were no such communities, it was just a marketing opportunity.
And too many of you believe it now. Do you *have* a community, or family, a place you call home? Are you ready to pick up and relocate to somewhere else, that you don't know, because jobs got moved and are thin at the place you call home? (Five times here).
No, you don't have "leverage". If you're posting here, you're not a millionaire, just a pee-on.