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I'll PM you later (just watching Sons of Anarchy marathon with my kids right now!),
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I usually stay out of these conversations especially on the interwebz but I do have to say this, who are paying for their disability? Tax payers, people like you and I. Would you rather have the disabled be reliant on tax dollars or actually get paid a fair, livable wage from a multi-billion grossing company? The bottom line is this simple, why the hell do tax payers have to be burdened when, again, a multi-billion profit grossing company won't pay for a fair wage for their employees?! Call me crazy but I try to not to be so short sighted in my response.

What might not be clear, is that many employees require 1:1 supervision for weeks, then ongoing supervision at a reduced level possibly forever.

Minimum wage to an employer implies the ability to meet some minimum expectations for a job. In many cases, an employee may never meet the expectations of a minimum wage job.

Hence, minimum wage rules don't apply to those of limited ability. Regardless of the profitability of the hiring entity.
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DAKS unlined - thought it was an interesting color. Found a few other items but nothing too crazy this week. Hoping the badly stained Zegna blazer I found comes back clean from the cleaners. It was one of those stains that scrapes off in the store with your fingernail, but there was so much of it I didn't wanna spend an hour trying to get it out.

AppleMark
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I'll PM you later (just watching Sons of Anarchy marathon with my kids right now!),


TV synergy.

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Do you have any idea how much 22 cents an hour is for a 40 hour week? Or how much a prescription costs for treatment of, let's say, epilipsy, and how much the patient has to pay out of pocket even with government aid?

Again, this topic has been re-hashed to death, and while I respect Wes hugely, the report is bullshit. Horseshit. Yellow journalism at its yellow-est. A huge, steaming pile of rancid, one-sided crap based on slipshod research and a desire to titillate, not educate. I'm not going to go into details of why this is such bullshit because that's been done before on this thread, and it keeps coming up thanks to irresponsible media reports like this. Suffice to say if GW paid minimum wage to the disabled, there wouldn't be any Goodwills. No one is forcing the disabled to work at GW--didn't see any chain gangs in the sorting room. They are working for 50 cents an hour because they want to work for 50 cents an hour while the government pays all their real-life living expenses. The report also fails to mention that GW gives raises to folks whose skills and productivity improve. Hmmm, I wonder why they neglected to mention that. Could it be that if they did, it would pretty much undermine their entire report? I also wonder why they didn't point out that if GW paid minimum wage to the disabled whose disabilities preclude employment elsewhere that GW would be broke. That's the truth, and it's readily verifiable via IRS filings available to anyone with a computer or smartphone. Go to www.guidestar.org and look up the IRS filings for every Goodwill in the country and find out the truth. Don't trust the media to do it for you.

GW hasn't done a good job of getting its side of the story out, and lazy journalists haven't done a good job of seeking the truth. All this shows is that NBC is employing cheap-shot artists aka hacks. It's fucking disgusting.

If anyone wants to continue this discussion/debate, bring it, and we can do it all day long. I'll expect viewpoints supported by solid evidence, including publicly available financial records that show revenues, expenses and salaries for CEOs. That's what I used to form my opinions on GW. Then again, maybe I'm just stupid.
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What might not be clear, is that many employees require 1:1 supervision for weeks, then ongoing supervision at a reduced level possibly forever.

Minimum wage to an employer implies the ability to meet some minimum expectations for a job. In many cases, an employee may never meet the expectations of a minimum wage job.

Hence, minimum wage rules don't apply to those of limited ability. Regardless of the profitability of the hiring entity.

With all that have said, this is another reason why I don't shop at Walmart anymore. I shop at Costco where they pay their employees a livable wage and provide them with health care. With that said, I'm finding it hard to not shop at my local GW when my choices are so limited around my new area...Damn, this sounded like a cop out...

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With all that have said, this is another reason why I don't shop at Walmart anymore. I shop at Costco where they pay their employees a livable wage and provide them with health care. With that said, I'm finding it hard to not shop at my local GW when my choices are so limited around my new area...Damn, this sounded like a cop out...

You might be interested in knowing, then, that GW, at least where I live, provides benefits, including health insurance, to non-disabled employees (disabled workers already have coverage). Do they get paid a lot of money? No. But there are chances for advancement for workers who prove themselves, which is more than you can say for a lot of places, including most every fast-food restaurant on the planet, and how many of those provide health insurance to hourly employees after a month or so on the job? Every GW chapter is different, but it's not difficult to get basic financial information about GW, including expenses, revenue and salaries of top executives. It's easy to find out what benefits they provide employees. Don't guess at what GW does based on crappy journalism, guesswork and uninformed opinions on threads like this. Get the facts and proceed accordingly.
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


You might be interested in knowing, then, that GW, at least where I live, provides benefits, including health insurance, to non-disabled employees (disabled workers already have coverage). Do they get paid a lot of money? No. But there are chances for advancement for workers who prove themselves, which is more than you can say for a lot of places, including most every fast-food restaurant on the planet, and how many of those provide health insurance to hourly employees after a month or so on the job? Every GW chapter is different, but it's not difficult to get basic financial information about GW, including expenses, revenue and salaries of top executives. It's easy to find out what benefits they provide employees. Don't guess at what GW does based on crappy journalism, guesswork and uninformed opinions on threads like this. Get the facts and proceed accordingly.

True, if college has taught me anything is that every claim you make has to be backed up with evidence and has to be demonstrable. Back to our regular thrift blah blahs.

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Haps to tha birfs, Nataku!

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True, if college has taught me anything is that every claim you make has to be backed up with evidence and has to be demonstrable. Back to our regular thrift blah blahs.

Amen.
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Potential eThrift:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mens-8-5-E-SEBAGO-Burgundy-Leather-Brogued-Toe-Wingtip-Oxfords-MADE-IN-SPAIN-/400609896085

 

Sebago Shell Longwings? Sure look like it. Not my size, but somebody here might want em.

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I don't think those are shell man, there's microcreasing at the toes.

 

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Potential eThrift:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mens-8-5-E-SEBAGO-Burgundy-Leather-Brogued-Toe-Wingtip-Oxfords-MADE-IN-SPAIN-/400609896085

 

Sebago Shell Longwings? Sure look like it. Not my size, but somebody here might want em.

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Andro is right. Not shell.
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DAKS unlined - thought it was an interesting color. Found a few other items but nothing too crazy this week. Hoping the badly stained Zegna blazer I found comes back clean from the cleaners. It was one of those stains that scrapes off in the store with your fingernail, but there was so much of it I didn't wanna spend an hour trying to get it out.

AppleMark

Oh......my......god........, I'm going to pretend that is nowhere near a 38R. peepwall[1].gif
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


Andro is right. Not shell.

Are these shells?


 

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I know, lame! But I just couldn't resist! :lol:  AHHH! I'm sorry!

 

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