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Thu Jan 11, 2018, 06:26 PM

The company I work for (not Walmart) just jumped on the "instant trickle down" band wagon.

We had a special meeting at work this morning where the supervisor read a memo praising Trump and his tax cuts. We were told we would all be getting a $1000.00 bonus for 2018.

"Well, by golly gee!" I said to myself. That old trickle stuff really works, and instantly too! Keep in mind this is a company that fought hard to create a two tier pay rate where new employees will never make more than their older coworkers.

Before the meeting was over, I did some quick math and realized the bonus falls way short of making up for the money they took from the new employees. The bonus amounts to about $20.00 extra a week per employee, fine and dandy. But, they took away $160.00 per week from the new employees with the two tier pay rate. Stupid me, I mentioned it. Now I'm labeled as the big ingrate, the cynic that doesn't appreciate all the hard work Trump and my company has done for me.

Am I wrong for thinking that there just might be some politics behind this whole "instant trickle down" phenomenon that's been going around? Or, am I just a cynical ingrate?

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Reply The company I work for (not Walmart) just jumped on the "instant trickle down" band wagon. (Original post)
Ohioboy Jan 2018 OP
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hatrack Jan 2018 #2
procon Jan 2018 #3
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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 06:31 PM

1. You're perceptive

This is nothing but companies doing what they can to prevent a blue wave this November. I don't think it will work because the elections are way to far away for anyone to remember a bonus they got in January. Not to mention by then the repubs will have figured out multiple ways to screw us all.

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Thu Jan 11, 2018, 06:33 PM

2. They really think $19.23/week is going to make everything all better?

And make all the wage slaves all glowing and grateful?

Business schools in this country must indeed suck.

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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 06:37 PM

3. Thinking is against company policy?

That's the problem with propaganda, if just one person has any critical thinking skills and speaks out, then the whole Big Lie thingy just falls apart. Congratulations!

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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 07:41 PM

4. Ya know?

we need a nation wide general strike, sick in, die in, whatever.

Bad thing is, the corporations don't give a flying burrito bro if we do that.

they control the ebb and flow of "jobs, jobs, jobs" and would really like to see us drawing blood on each other.

Best we can do is stop buying. Stop buying the latest shit they put on the shelves. Just stop.

Then we screw ourselves. Sweet geebuss, they figured the whole thing out already.

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