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Monday, June 23, 2008

Things fall apart

Posted By on Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 11:18 PM

Last week, things literally came to a halt for a man I know who lives in West Fork but works in Springdale, when there was just no gas in the family vehicle, no money in the house, and no way to get to work. This is a guy with a wife and children, who almost never takes a day off - even working when he is sick.

If it hadn’t been for friends who came to his aid, he might still be stuck.

Modern American employers don’t give a fig what your excuse is for not coming to work. You miss enough time, and you are out of a job - especially in the worker’s paradise known as a Right-to-Work state.

It’s not going to get any better for anybody, anytime soon.

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I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, that they will be forced to deal with pain. - James Baldwin, "Notes of a Native Son"

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