On A Case Against Telling Your Coworkers What You Earn

Though it looks like the people Markham is talking about were managers or supervisors, who don't count as "employees" for the purposes of how that word is used in the NLRA, and therefore don't have any protections under the NLRA. :(

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 5:31 pm 0

On A Case Against Telling Your Coworkers What You Earn

A union contract, with contractual pay scales, would also seem like a solution!

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 3:16 pm 1

On Our Feelings Aside, Sex Work Is a Labor Issue

‘Oh you must hate your job so much that you have to like dissociate yourself from it.’ Show of hands: who's reading this for a tiny break from work?

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 4:45 pm 1

On The Answer to Getting Out of Credit Card Trouble: A Spreadsheet

@spectacularisms Seriously who came up with 6.8% fixed, it really makes no sense to just fix a rate like that. Also where is stuffisthings to point out that, if education should be subsidized, the reasonable way to do that is to subsidize the education directly, i.e., more state schools and make them cheaper?

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 7:41 pm 0

On Places Where Living Like a Person Is Still Possible

@TeaCamelPyramid Aah! I love Pittsburgh! How all the buildings are up on the hills all around you, it's like that Paris scene from 'Inception,' so cute and cozy.

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 3:24 pm 0

On My Last Hundred Bucks: The Wine That Didn't Want to Make It to the Dinner Party

@EvanDeSimone Once, I dropped a bottle of wine just outside the door. I went back in to apologize and report the mess and the clerk said, "Whatever, just get another one." Ever since then, I've only purchased wine at Dominicks. Lifehack.

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 12:24 pm 0

On Porn at the Office

@The Mole Also, Mike threw away the evidence! (jk love you Mike)

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 9:49 pm 1

On 1 Hospital, 2 Kinds of Care

@Morbo Yes, how to structure anything to avoid circumvention? Always a problem.

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 12:29 pm 0

On 1 Hospital, 2 Kinds of Care

Also too much care. If you (doctor) know the government is going to pay for the operation, why not order it, even if unnecessary? Can you (patient) imagine being cut on for no reason? Then getting infection, but doctor can charge to treat that too! Very terrible. Would be nice to move to outcome-based compensation for physicians, but how to structure and how to overcome hurdles to get there?

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 6:09 pm 0

On What Would You Do With a $20,000 Windfall?

Jia: I have complete confidence in your ability to write a bestselling YA dystopian trilogy, just putting that out there.

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 5:41 pm 1