Too Poor to Work

A few years ago I was in a crunch. I earned $18 an hour and was raising a 4 year old child. I wrote about how hard finding child care made it for me to work here in 2015. Here is how my budget broke down… Income: $2,880 But… I didn’t see my full check.Continue reading “Too Poor to Work”

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 laborContinue reading “The truth about Minimum Wage”

My @Walmart experience was bad.

I have a secret fear that I am  @peopleofwalmart material. This is only 1 reason I don’t shop there, but I had a whim. I wanted to make my cousin an apron for the holiday weekend and it was late so I knew Walmart was my only choice. Also:Walmart in Panorama City is 7 milesContinue reading “My @Walmart experience was bad.”

Wicked Witch of the Welfare Office

#fb @sonyakeith @ascencia

The History of Social Security is Making Me Mad

#fb“a sieve with holes just big enough for the majority of Negroes to fall through.”-NAACP

Part time workers

Are NOT unemployed,  so says the Government. Under-Employed folk don’t get counted or credit for any ongoing job search. So the next time you see statistics that claim we are climbing out of this hole – remember that the statistics leave a lot of people out.

Transitional Employment via DPSS

Official Fact Sheet on program to employ low income folks at $10 an hour

pride vs paycheck

Be willing to take the job, low pay and all. Take the gross job that you hate if it is the only one offered to you. Let the long hours focus your ideas of every other type of work you would rather be doing. Then, find a resource to guide you into that type ofContinue reading “pride vs paycheck”

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