3/14/2014 4:22:00 PM
You should be paid overtime
The answer to every workplace dispute shouldn't have to be, "find a new job."
This is a rare occasion I actually agree with the President. Just recently President Obama proposed (aka mandated) that the overtime thresholds in this country be reviewed and updated. Currently, if you make under $23,660 a year and are considered "salary" you're able to claim overtime pay if you work more than 40 hours a week. If you make more than $23,661 and are considered "salary" you're unable to claim overtime, regardless of how many hours your employer requires you to work. The "salary" employment status is being used to disqualify low wage workers out of overtime. The extra time an employee spends at a business shouldn't be at the employee's loss, especially if they're being required to do it in order to keep their job.
"But this is going to kill jobs if you require businesses to pay their employees... if you force business owners to pay overtime they're going to cut everyone's hours..."
I get it. But I also know how it works in practice. Many people are hired into a job and it's not disclosed or even brought up that they'll be required to work more than 40 hours a week. In many cases the term "salary" is being used as a way to get around paying overtime. It shouldn't be treated as a loop hole. That's not right. And that's why I'm for a change in this instance.
Personally I think the threshold for overtime should be for anyone making under $30,000, or $14.50/hour.
Our current economy should be ENCOURAGING people who want to work, but you're discouraging employees by making a condition of their work volunteering hours every week. Your time is worth something.
Again... the answer to workplace disputes shouldn't have to be "find a now job" every single time.
This may be one of the only things I agree with the President on... but it's a valid point he's bringing up here.
And good luck trying to find another thing we agree on.
2/4/2014 3:54:00 PM
Now THIS is how you close a school...
1/13/2014 3:06:00 PM
12/24/2013 12:46:00 PM
You're not allowed to give Christmas cards on Christmas... according to a VA Hospital in Texas:
Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com
It's not my intention to comment on this or take anything away from Christmas and the season. I want to take this time to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS... and God Bless you and your family. No one should stop you from saying that. I hope those veterans get their cards.
12/18/2013 7:01:00 PM
Mitt Romney Movie
Netflix is releasing a documentary on Mitt Romney... and it looks really good. They start the trailer by showing you the exact moment he realized he wouldn't be President. You got to see his reaction... it's real:
It's hard to keep your composure at all times -- especially at a time like this. I hope a lot more people like Mitt after watching.
12/10/2013 12:10:00 PM
Can you believe this -- President Obama taking a selfie at the Nelson Mandela memorial:
12/9/2013 1:06:00 PM
Obama Garden Gnome
You might do a double take here... but is this an Obama zombie garden gnome?
I got to admit... it looks a lot like him. This gnome was found at a local Fort Wayne Meijer and is still on the shelf as far as I can tell. So it leads me to a few questions. Is the zombie modeled after President Obama? IF it is... is it racist? Is it wrong to sell these? Is it wrong to own these and put them in your garden? Is this what everyone will look like after Obamacare? Perhaps...
The ears lead me to believe it is Obama.
Or maybe there's no actual connection and it's all a coincidence. Maybe... But none the less wait for the national outcry.
12/8/2013 7:39:00 AM
It might be hard to believe... but the Federal Government still works with floppy disks.
Yes... the same floppy disks you used in 1994. The same floppy disks that promised hundreds of free hours of AOL. The same floppy disks that came in a bundle of 15 to install Windows 95.
Maybe this is why the government can't be trusted with the technology of Obamacare. Are we sure they're not trying to upgrade the site using these same disks? Read the article here:
The New York Times explains that the government's secure email system "is expensive, and some government agencies have not yet upgraded to it. As a result, some agencies still scan documents on to a computer and save them on floppy disks. The disks are then sent by courier to the register."
BTW - it seems the government blogs are as infrequent as radio blogs. The last three posts on the Federal Register is from 9/30/13, 10/17/13 and 12/3/13.
12/5/2013 4:01:00 PM
Trey Gowdy Won't Back Down
If Trey Gowdy is speaking... I am listening. In this round of verbal knock out, he takes on Presidential logic of ignoring laws:
BOOM! That just happened. If you're not familiar with Trey Gowdy, take a moment to go on YouTube and search his name. All of his encounters with nonsense are documented... and you'll like them all.
He raises a lot of good questions -- why do you get to pick and choose the laws you want to enforce? What makes you qualified to judge what is enforceable and not? AND don't you see a blatant infringement of law by working this way?
A great follow-up came from Senator Ted Cruz... who has a hard time finding differences between this President and a dictator:
12/5/2013 2:29:00 PM
What A Million Dollars Looks Like
Ever wonder what a million dollars looks like? Take a look...
That might not be a million dollars in cash -- but that's how much the US Government paid for this stack of bricks. Looks like what you would see at Menards garden section. I don't have to understand art to know that this is government waste.