"I don't want you guys to think of me as a boss, despite the fact that my company increasingly dictates the contours of your experience of privacy, and my billions allow me to influence your government disproportionately. So quit it."
for someone who tries really hard to be compassionate of all the weird ways people think and live, people who only eat kid food (and this is an extreme case) just make me livid. i know it's irrational. i have my own faux-intellectual scaffolding around it. but seriously, i don't believe your preferences are so special, immutable, and sensitive as to not eat anything but pizza (or chicken nuggets, or fries, or grilled cheese, etc.)
@EDaily because the above commenter is looking for librul bias, which hides, like black mold and communists.
@EDaily In 'n' Out prints discreet Bible verses on their cups and packaging, and the family that runs the company is generally Christian. It is interesting though, that someone has ceded the ground that "God's way" involves adequately compensating workers, given the historical alignment between the right-wing and evangelicals! I also tend to think that the company's management strategy pulls from sources more diverse than the social gospel, however.
Lily, you and I have very different backgrounds but we share a lot of the same worries about our "careers." I would love to hear a follow up if you ever talk to that counselor.
@OllyOlly I admit also that I'm annoyed by this because I hate carrying cash, and annoyed that I get to pay two swipe premiums! One built into the cost of goods, and one special Shame Fee!
@OllyOlly I think you beat me to it. Most places that have a high volume of low-revenue transactions (and thus are killed by swipe fees) build the cost of the swipe fee into common impulse goods. The classic example is Duane Reade. Price check candy bars, sodas, and some individual sized consumer non-durables like pain relievers and razors against non-CC accepting bodegas, and you'll notice it.
@Bunburying Oops, that's my bad. Carry on.
not to be a wet blanket, but saying "a famous literary personage" involved with homeless outreach in the bay area is a bit like that gag on the simpsons. "Let's call her... Lisa S. No, that's too obvious. L. Simpson."
@seaermine The Parks gyms are a very good deal, but they're not necessarily conveniently located (the nearest one to my house is about a 30 minute bus ride, the nearest one to my office is in another borough). As someone who struggles to get exercise, I know that convenience is the main thing that will actually get my butt there.