Sometimes even I am surprised at how evil women with power can be. Recently Tea Party Republican Senator Jane Cunningham threw out there a bill that would have changed Missouri’s child labor laws – for the worse, of course.
After much mockery the hydrocephalic GynoBeast’s staff is telling the media that the bill has been dropped,but of course one can not judge a person’s morality by what they do when there is a gun to their head, only by what they do when they think they can get away with it.
Here is what this dirtbag tried to get away with, straight from the state’s own site…
“SB 222 – This act modifies the child labor laws. It eliminates the prohibition on employment of children under age fourteen. Restrictions on the number of hours and restrictions on when a child may work during the day are also removed. It also repeals the requirement that a child ages fourteen or fifteen obtain a work certificate or work permit in order to be employed. Children under sixteen will also be allowed to work in any capacity in a motel, resort or hotel where sleeping accommodations are furnished. It also removes the authority of the director of the Division of Labor Standards to inspect employers who employ children and to require them to keep certain records for children they employ. It also repeals the presumption that the presence of a child in a workplace is evidence of employment.”
In other words this vile creature would have allowed employers and parents with no conscience to put ten year old kids to work, for as many hours as it took the little bugger to faint from exhaustion, and to do so during the day when the kiddy should instead be at school learning how to misspell the words “reading” and “writing!”
After all the criticism, Cunningham pointed out that even if the Bill had survived children would still have been kept away from jobs involving dangerous animals and heavy machinery.
That’s big of her…
Quick, guess what they all have in common! That’s right, they are all dominated by men. Every single bloody one!
The very worst job in the United States is roustabout, which is apparently the name for those poor bastards who do maintenance work on oil rigs…
“As the key providers of maintenance for oil rigs and pipelines, Roustabouts routinely perform backbreaking labor at all hours of the day and night in conditions that can range from arctic winters to desert summers to ocean storms”
Sounds great! Obviously much easier and safer than being a checkout chick!
Other American men who have it way too easy are lumberjacks ( who contrary to the Monty Python song are apparently not okay,) ironworkers, roofers and welders.
Are you the kind of twit who likes to work for free? Probably not, at least you don’t like to do so, but if you are an Australian worker there’s a 50% chance that you are doing exactly that.
According to progressive think tank The Australia Institute, about half of Australia’s workforce is giving their bosses more work hours than they are paid for. For a full time worker, most of whom of course sport wangs, this averages out to 70 minutes of free labor every day, and more than six weeks of extra gravy for the boss every year!
Obviously the occasional bit of unpaid overtime is no problem, it’s when a business actually relies on the unpaid hours as part of a covert business plan that it becomes exploitative of those who work, while denying new jobs to those still seeking employment. To combat this egregious exploitation the Institute has declared November the 25th to be “Go Home On Time Day”, a day on which you can tell the greedy bastards to get stuffed and go home at 5pm like you’re supposed to, not at 6 or 7 because he/she is too money-grubbing to hire extra help.
According to the Institute’s Josh Fear, the Australian worker’s unpaid overtime adds up to a “subsidy” of $72 Billion per year, gratis, from you to the guy with the Porsche, the trophy wife and the house in Vaucluse, or Toorak, or wherever it is rich bastards live in QLD…
It’s time to put an end to this bizarre Alice in Wonderland situation! If you must insist on working more than the traditional 40 hours a week, then at least make sure you’re not giving it away for free. Just remember, there’s nothing wrong with a little hard work, but if you’re doing it for free, you’re a mug.
Official website here