Posts by Danielle

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  • Up Front: The Up Front Guide to Plebs, in reply to Sister Mary Gearchange,

    No, I'm saying they can cancel your *regular* hours. It's called precarious employment and it's what low-wage retail and fast food workers in the USA manage with on the reg. I find the idea that case law governs how it works for low status and wage employees a bit... weird? Most exploitative employers in the USA know their workers aren't likely to rock the boat or take cases to court because of at-will employment law. They'll put up with anything, mainly because they have to.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: The Up Front Guide to Plebs, in reply to Sister Mary Gearchange,

    I take issue with that characterisation of US labour regulations. The US Dept of Labor has a pretty strict definition of "on call" and if the employee is able to do "personal activities" while waiting to be called in to work then the "on call" pay provision doesn't apply. Additionally there is no federal provision for notice for changes to hours and so employers can quite easily create de facto "zero hour contracts" by telling the employee an hour beforehand. "...an employer may change an employee's work hours without giving prior notice or obtaining the employee's consent".

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The flagging referendum,

    Do I *have* to grow up? Can't I just be a petulant dick? It's so satisfying.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: You are among friends, in reply to bob daktari,

    or they want to do small intimate venues rather than just play for big paydays/crowds

    Yeah, the show he just played in Oakland was in a venue with a mere 3000 seats.

    (I was at the 10pm one in Auckland and it was truly one of the greatest live musical things I've ever seen.)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: A Better Man, in reply to john commons,

    You can reduce any human activity to something vaguely ridiculous or unimpressive using that rhetorical technique though. "We should stop thinking that people who put words down on a page for a living are worthy of admiration." "We shouldn't consider someone who wipes bums and makes sure children don't fall off things inspirational."

    People find meaning and inspiration in all sorts of activities and I think that variation is fun and interesting.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fix up, young men, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I think shutting down a thread when women start to get openly angry is on the less helpful end of the range of actions you could take right now, given the context.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fix up, young men, in reply to Sacha,

    You just called anyone having a sub-conversation about this thread (or any other) on Twitter a coward. I am having a sub-conversation about this thread on Twitter: ergo, I am a coward. Not sure how this is unclear to you.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fix up, young men, in reply to Sacha,

    There are a lot of valid reasons for not posting here, Sacha, and I'd prefer not to be abused by you because sometimes I just can't face it.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fix up, young men, in reply to Russell Brown,

    There were a number of regular women posters who no longer post here or who post way less than they did. There are probably several reasons for this but I think we have to consider the possibility that one of those reasons is that PAS doesn't "do" feminist stuff as well as it might, but is concomitantly pretty unwilling to accept that it isn't a totally reasonable and enlightened community.

    Not sure what the solution is for that, but I thought I'd put it out there.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fix up, young men, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    Alan Parsons Project

    Heh. Sausage-heavy musical genre obsessed with virtuosity contains problematic lyrics about women? I'm shocked. SHOCKED I say. ;)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

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