davidphogan: I hadn't thought of that... Euwww.
(OPEN SCENE)Server is coughing and sneezing into their white, button-down starched shirt, then wiping their face with the long apron.(VOICEOVER)AT SOME RESTAURANTS, THEY DENY THEIR EMPLOYEES BASIC RIGHTS LIKE HEALTH CARE(CUT TO KITCHEN IN SAME RESTAURANT)Cook in chef's hat is coughing while stirring white clam chowder(CUT TO SMILING HAPPY SERVERS IN SOLID-COLORED POLO SHIRTS)(VOICEOVER)AT APPLEBEE'S WE TAKE PRIDE IN PROVIDING THE BEST HEALTH CARE IN THE INDUSTRY FOR OUR BEST RESOURCE - OUR PEOPLE!(CUT TO ATTRACTIVE BLONDE SERVER IN APPLEBEE'S UNIFORM AND MINISKIRT)(VOICEOVER)OUR EMPLOYEES ARE EVEN REGULARLY TESTED FOR STD'S, SO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE BRINGING HOME!(CUT BACK TO ATTRACTIVE BLONDE SERVER DELIVERING LARGE STEAK WITH SIDE ITEMS, THEN CLOSE-UP OF ATTRACTIVE BLONDE)(CUT TO CLOSEUP OF PASTA WITH BREADSTICKS, SLOW PAN BACK TO SERVERS FACE IN OLIVE GARDEN UNIFORM IMMEDIATELY ABOVE IT, COMPLETE WITH COLD SORE, SMILING, THEN COUGHING ONTO FOOD)Is there anything else I can... give you?(QUICK CUT TO BLACK)
Dead for Tax Reasons: So olive garden is going to suck even more now?Is that possible?
themindiswatching: NFA: Soon America is going to have their fill of the corporate greed and they're going to take to the streets for an American spring. The people will push the corporate reset button and these greedy f*cks will be looking for safe haven in a socialist nations around the globe.Occupy was supposed to be that, but that fizzled out pretty quickly.
cman: Liberals won, you got your healthcare bill passed.
cman: Businesses care only for their bottom line. They will always find ways of keeping their costs low.
Weaver95: um...it's not a conspiracy. the corporate news folks simply manipulated the way the portrayed OWS to the nation. you saw plenty of heavily pierced and tattooed freaks with hippie hair and tie dyed shirts...but very few interviews that covered the basics of what OWS was doing. let alone the cops administering the occasional beat down on anyone who looked like they might be a protester. 'average america' never got to see what was being done in their name.
Irving Maimway: And this is on top of already reducing labor costs over the past few years? This seems like less issues over health care and more like "We're maximizing profits any way we can."
Ambivalence: Well, this IS Olive Garden we're talking about.
GoldSpider: This is a business. Businesses exist to make a profit. Businesses adapt to laws and regulations in order to continue making a profit. Everyone knows businesses do this sort of thing.Why the surprise? Why the outrage?
Free_Chilly_Willy: And so the gradual degradation of American businesses begins.
randomjsa: So basically what you're saying, as liberals is... "Okay Conservatives, you were right, and we were liars or fools to actually say that ObamaCare would save businesses so much money!"At some point you're just going to have to admit that conservatives were right about everything on ObamaCare... because so far we've been 100% correct.
cman: You guys expected anything less?If you did not see this coming when obamacare was being debated then you are a moron. Businesses care only for their bottom line. They will always find ways of keeping their costs low.
Dusk-You-n-Me: cman: Businesses care only for their bottom line. They will always find ways of keeping their costs low.All the more reason to de-couple employers and health insurance.
BarkingUnicorn: I've been expecting this move.But why is it legal for Darden to require a cut of servers' tips?Every
BarkingUnicorn: I've been expecting this move.But why is it legal for Darden to require a cut of servers' tips?
Mikey1969: Applebee's was the most soul-sucking place I ever worked. They claimed they really cared, they told you over and over and over when you worked there, but they didn't give two squirts about you.
Kazan: this is illegal, and should be reported.
GhostFish: They will certainly sign up with the GOP if someone can market it to them well.
"You see, the America I believe in is one that we all can enjoy, praising God and living to His Glory...""Okay, a little too much Jesus there. The new generation isn't quite so religious. Next!""How about... a MOON BASE! It'll be AWESOME!""I thought we told you to retire, Newt. Next!""See, the America that I love is complete with Americans that I love even more. And if we all adhere to the principles of small government, except when it comes to our sex lives, then we can still beat the Russians!""Miss Bachmann, have you had your meds today?""Of course I have! And it's Misses Bachmann!""But...um...nevermind. Next!""I'm not going to get this, am I?""Ha-hah...No. Next!""Hey, I'm Allen! I'm conservative!""Who the f*ck let him in here?""I have the ability to speak to whatever or whomever needs to be spoken to. I can be in favor of tax cuts to the wealthy and expansion of government military spending. I can institute an assault weapons ban and still get the NRA's endorsement. I can kill off Social Security and still get grandparents to support me. I can sell anyone on anything. I can be all things to all people!""Yes, but you're going to get your ass handed to you in the election. People like winners!"
Free_Chilly_Willy: cameroncrazy1984: If you were an impressable [sic] young college student you'd be covered under your parents' insurance.If THEY havent lost thier own insurence because thier bosses have decided just to pay the fee....
cman: A Dark Evil Omen: Weaver95: um...it's not a conspiracy. the corporate news folks simply manipulated the way the portrayed OWS to the nation. you saw plenty of heavily pierced and tattooed freaks with hippie hair and tie dyed shirts...but very few interviews that covered the basics of what OWS was doing. let alone the cops administering the occasional beat down on anyone who looked like they might be a protester. 'average america' never got to see what was being done in their name.Yep. There were a number of times where reports spoke to people at Westlake and SCCC when the camps were still up, got lots of good, intelligent responses and then used whatever the dumbest, weirdest-looking person they could find said.Compare that to the kid-glove treatment the Tea Party got. Hell, still gets!You see that because you want to see that. OWS and Tea Party both got thrashed in the media. Since OWS is your side, you want to fit whatever you can to make you feel like the other side has an unfair advantage. Guess what? The Tea Party thinks exactly the same way as you do. They think that OWS has gotten a free pass while the Tea Party has been hammered week after week in the news.We see what we only want to see. We create our own reality. If you sat back and actually watched you would see that news networks care about showing morons. Hell, Drew Curtis wrote a damn book about it.
Teufelaffe: Free_Chilly_Willy: cameroncrazy1984: Free_Chilly_Willy: And so the gradual degradation of American businesses begins.It's the f*cking Olive Garden. Like it was the classiest joint to begin with.I'll be sure to tell that the waiters/cooks/hostesses/young people who will lose thier jobs and/or be cut hours because of this.Great job libs!!!Blaming this kind of shiat on the "libs" is like the guy who beats his wife saying, "Look what you made me do!" after he hits her. Darden should just man the fark up and be honest, "I don't like the idea of making less profit, and I don't give a flying fark about anyone who works for me, so I'm going to do whatever it takes to keep profits high, no matter what it means to my employees."
Free_Chilly_Willy: Weaver95: not to mention the fact that olive garden is teaching younger workers that voting for the GOP isn't going to help their personal bottom lineOr that voting for big government and massive regualations will cause buisnesses to do what they can to watch thier bottom line.If I were an impressable young college student cuaght up in the "Hope and Change" working there, that is what i would take away from it.
GhostFish: We came unarmed...this time?
ox45tallboy: Hey, this works for Wal-Mart!My sister is part time, but has worked less than 40 hours precisely three times since she got the job. But she doesn't get benefits, because it is a "part-time position". The screwy thing is when they make the employees show up at 10 PM on Friday nights, count them tardy if they are late, but do not allow them to clock in and begin work until they have waited the amount of time they have been asked to "work over" throughout the week. For instance, if lots of stuff needs to be done Tuesday morning, a manager might ask her to stay an hour late to help out. If she does, then she won't be allowed to clock in until an hour after her scheduled time on Friday. However, she is expected to "report in" at her scheduled time, and then she can go do whatever she wants (including leaving the area if she has a car, otherwise hanging out in the parking lot with all the unsavory characters you find in a Wal-Mart parking lot at 10:30 on Friday nights) until the hour is up. Can't have anyone getting overtime they were asked to work!Since their army of lawyers has so far kept the labor-based lawsuits at bay (including reports of locking employees in the store), they're setting precedent for many other cases, and many other businesses to take on this same way of treating their employees. After all, when someone complains, you fire the offending manager, and then put someone else in their place that is forced to make the same unrealistic goals through whatever means necessary.
cman: Weaver95: themindiswatching: NFA: Soon America is going to have their fill of the corporate greed and they're going to take to the streets for an American spring. The people will push the corporate reset button and these greedy f*cks will be looking for safe haven in a socialist nations around the globe.Occupy was supposed to be that, but that fizzled out pretty quickly.Occupy is *still* going on you know...and it took a mulit-million dollar media effort to try to destroy them.I never knew you believed in conspiracy theories, Weaver.Networks crave ratings, so they show the most bat shiat insane people (just like they did with the Tea Party) at OWS rallies. To the average American we care more about what Snooki named her kid, not a discussion of the tariff. Americans dont like that kind of news. They want to see squirrels on water boards, people getting kicked in the nuts, people who cant spell worth a shiat making a stupid protestor sign. They are a corporation in it to make money, and since no money is in real news, they have to give into what their views demand.
GhostFish: What are they doing other than sitting around and complaining?I've yet to hear about any Occupy organizations promoting people for office or pushing legislation.
Weaver95: themindiswatching: NFA: Soon America is going to have their fill of the corporate greed and they're going to take to the streets for an American spring. The people will push the corporate reset button and these greedy f*cks will be looking for safe haven in a socialist nations around the globe.Occupy was supposed to be that, but that fizzled out pretty quickly.Occupy is *still* going on you know...and it took a mulit-million dollar media effort to try to destroy them.
WizardofToast: Does that mean I get half the breadsticks?
DanZero: /all hail the great Sysconian Empire
"Okay, boil-in-the-bag sauces...check, pre-cooked pasta...check, frozen breadsticks...check...pre-cooked checken...pre-cooked chicken....pre-cooked chicken...Hey Mike! Where the f*ck is the pre-cooked chicken? You know this raw sh*t won't work in the microwave!"
slayer199: On the flip side, if businesses choose to keep people on full-time, wanna bet those costs get passed on to consumers?
WHARSINGL PAYROBMAWHER?\o/|/ \
MoonPirate: I know nothing of business but isn't the largest cost of a restaurant payroll?
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