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Letter: Higher wage lessons

Then how come it hasn't happened in Australia?

July 20, 2015 at 9:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Higher wage lessons

Perhaps because even people like Jeremy Farmer...people that are SUPPOSED to have the best interests of the common man in mind...make ridiculous arguments against things like an increase in the minimum wage? Hmmm...perhaps this also explains why he always approves giving tax breaks to developers who don't create decent-paying permanent jobs???

July 20, 2015 at 8:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

National call center expanding to Lawrence, creating 300-plus jobs

At the same time, there are call centers that pay much better. For example, my husband (whose job was downsized along with his entire office) has been hired here in Lawrence at a call center at $12.95 an hour. And health insurance starts after 30 days.

So let's not generalize TOO much. OK?

July 17, 2015 at 7:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

National call center expanding to Lawrence, creating 300-plus jobs

Seems to me that you think that all call center work is the same...as regards to being "stressful". If so...you'd be absolutely wrong.

July 17, 2015 at 7:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

National call center expanding to Lawrence, creating 300-plus jobs

My husband just got hired full time at a local call center for $12.95 an hour. And health insurance starts after a month.

Perhaps you shouldn't assume that *all* the call centers here in Lawrence only offer "low pay"?

Yeah. $12.95 isn't GREAT pay. But it's sure a heck of a lot better than another local call center offering only $10 an hour (and constantly, desperately, trying to hire people), much less offering only minimum wage.

July 17, 2015 at 7:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

National call center expanding to Lawrence, creating 300-plus jobs

The one my husband just got hired at? $12.95 an hour.

July 17, 2015 at 7:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas gay marriage lawsuits cost taxpayers $100,000

And this is just for gay marriage stuff. Then there are all the other stupid lawsuits "we" file that we KNOW we're going to lose. Like Kobach's nonsense. Fiscally responsible??? Yeesh.

July 3, 2015 at 2:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What do you think the penalty should be for illegal use of fireworks?

I don't know a single veteran or other person with PTSD who is against fireworks...including my brother. That doesn't mean they don't exist. But, since I worked with people with mental illness, including PTSD, till I retired in 2013, I did know a "few".

Using people with PTSD as an excuse to ban "some" fireworks? That's actually pretty darned disrespectful.

July 3, 2015 at 2:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Illegal firework violations can cost hundreds of dollars, jail time; police planning vigorous enforcement

Except that nothing you posted supports noise as being the primary trigger for PTSD or as a reason to ban fireworks.

July 3, 2015 at 2:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Illegal firework violations can cost hundreds of dollars, jail time; police planning vigorous enforcement

Respect, yes. Banning fireworks? No.

Indeed, if we REALLY want to respect "Disabled vets and others with PTSD syndrome", then we ought to be pushing for increased funding and resources for people with mental illness and not stopping till we get it! Now *THAT* would make a difference. But I won't hold my breath.

July 3, 2015 at 2:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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