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FleaStiff
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March 1st, 2020 at 4:39:39 PM permalink
Quote: Minty

Bringing this back to Walmart, I remember reading an article about a teacher with her master's that had to Uber and I think work at Walmart to pay her bills in addition to teaching.

Beware teachers unions who quote beginners base salaries but stay silent on 'adjustments". This lets teachers lock down off-hour jobs such as unionized grocery clerk because there is a constant barrage of official 'poverty" rates whie actual paycheck information is concealed.
TigerWu
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March 2nd, 2020 at 8:28:02 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Oh, please. Generations ago class sizes were far larger.

As to "prep" this is true for younger teachers. After they have taught the same course a few times there is not much prep work left. Just pull out lesson plan for Day X and get rolling.

Back in high school we had 8 periods. Teachers got 1 off for lunch and 1 "free" period. That leaves 6. Most had to do a study hall, that leaves 5. Some study halls were easy some were not. But no "prep" would ever be needed.

So down to 5, but most had more than 1 section. So they taught maybe 3 courses a semester. Prep for just 3. Again, most of which is the same thing year after year.

If the job "is not easy" then quit.



Everybody relax, we can all go home now. Duffman's got this whole thing figured out. Who knew teaching was such an easy job!
AZDuffman
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March 2nd, 2020 at 8:59:02 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

Everybody relax, we can all go home now. Duffman's got this whole thing figured out. Who knew teaching was such an easy job!



Easy? Maybe or maybe not. But not nearly as hard as many make out.

If it’s too hard they can quit as more teachers are made every spring.

It is the same as young attorneys who think their life will be Ally McBeal or LA Law then reality smacks them in the face. They have to do boring work and bill enough hours.

You are not a “hero” because you are a teacher. You are doing a job.
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billryan
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March 2nd, 2020 at 10:21:47 AM permalink
C'mon now, I'm sure he can cite a movie or tv show to back up his truths.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
EvenBob
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March 26th, 2020 at 4:02:53 PM permalink
I'm really proud of Walmart and the
way they've stepped up to this crisis.
Hiring 150K new employees, giving
$550 mil in bonuses to hourly
workers. Working 24/7 with other
corporations to keep the supply chain
open and running. Nobody else
in the world can do it like we can.
We haven't seen corporate/gov't
cooperation like this since WWII,
where women airplane riveters
would do double shifts and sleep
on the factory floor instead of
going home.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
tringlomane
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March 26th, 2020 at 4:19:06 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Easy? Maybe or maybe not. But not nearly as hard as many make out.

If it’s too hard they can quit as more teachers are made every spring.

It is the same as young attorneys who think their life will be Ally McBeal or LA Law then reality smacks them in the face. They have to do boring work and bill enough hours.

You are not a “hero” because you are a teacher. You are doing a job.



I'm guessing doctors and nurses aren't heroes right now either? They are just doing their jobs too.
AZDuffman
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March 26th, 2020 at 5:00:55 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I'm really proud of Walmart and the
way they've stepped up to this crisis.
Hiring 150K new employees, giving
$550 mil in bonuses to hourly
workers. Working 24/7 with other
corporations to keep the supply chain
open and running. Nobody else
in the world can do it like we can.
We haven't seen corporate/gov't
cooperation like this since WWII,
where women airplane riveters
would do double shifts and sleep
on the factory floor instead of
going home.



I have been saying for years just have FEMA contract with WMT for disaster response. This is just a much larger example. Those hourly workers deserve a bonus, they must be running on empty by now. Was it Kruschev who way back on a visit to the USA wanted to see a typical supermarket? Can you imagine what he would think of a modern WMT?
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petroglyph
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March 26th, 2020 at 5:49:35 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

I have been saying for years just have FEMA contract with WMT for disaster response. This is just a much larger example. Those hourly workers deserve a bonus, they must be running on empty by now. Was it Kruschev who way back on a visit to the USA wanted to see a typical supermarket? Can you imagine what he would think of a modern WMT?

I've been saying for years that, WMT should do the negotiating with China directly on trade deals. Cut out the middlemen.

Silly to have interlopers like Mnuchin or Geithner or anyone like that talk trade with China. WMT could make them listen.
EvenBob
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April 21st, 2020 at 3:46:27 PM permalink
The best thing about packages is
tracking numbers. I remember
needing something for business
and having no idea where a
package was, or when it would
be delivered.
Amazon is really great. They have
a map that tells you where a
package is and how long before
you get it. They even post a pic
of where they left it. Here's a
package that will be here soon:

"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
EvenBob
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May 4th, 2020 at 3:11:37 PM permalink
Walmart has been a real disappointment lately.
They've been out of things I normally buy
online for weeks. And when they do get
something it disappears almost immediately.

Same with Amazon. Hit or miss. And both
companies have gotten real slow on shipping.
The gold star goes to Target. At first they
ran out of everything. But now all the things
I order are available in quantity and shipping
is quick.

On Saturday I ordered 6 cans of corned beef.
6 packages of pepperoni, 6 bottles of Dijon
mustard, 6 quarts of chicken broth, 6 cans
of green chili's. It was all delivered today.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal

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