The Vocational Assessment 

The primary goal of GAIN is to be a true Welfare to Work plan. before a client finds work, it is helpful for them to have an idea of their strengths and interests. Enter the Vocational Assessment. Today I went to the Valley Assessment Center at Los Angeles Valley Community College and took an assessment […]

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The truth about Minimum Wage

“Common Sense” – aka knowledge held by the common man fails in this argument. The LA City Council studied 3 peer reviewed studies before increasing minimum wage. I don’t know what they read – but here is some of what I found.   Neoclassical economic theories present a clear prediction: as the price of labor […]

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Office Realism

Every show about workers may need a reality check. Today in the office: + discussions about who took dance as a child and practicing dance moves in the bathroom mirror +people who use the elevator railing as a ballet bar. + can someone take Marco to the Big and Tall shop for shirts +the dude […]

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Questions and Answers

I started this blog in a Los Vegas hotel room where I was celebrating my birthday with my friends Bonnie and Isabel. There had been a few times when they visited my work place on Skid Row (a few times in the dark, and witnessed the underbelly of poverty). They, my mother, and almost I […]

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