Started by Curt, July 14, 2020, 03:16:22 PM
Quote from: No one on July 14, 2020, 06:28:09 PMVery brave of you to take such a heroic stance.
Quote from: billy rubin on July 15, 2020, 03:03:15 AMi am a herojust ask my dog
Quote from: No one on July 15, 2020, 03:48:41 PM
Quote from: Sandra Craft on July 15, 2020, 01:01:58 AMWith some essential workers there's a fine line, or no line, between "essential" and "expendable". When one of them dies or simply becomes too sick to work for longer than a few days it's easy enough to find someone else so desperate for an income that they'll work in hazardous conditions during a pandemic. Unlike heroes in the classic definition, they have no real choice about putting themselves in danger -- it's risk your life or lose your home and go hungry. Calling essential/expendable workers heroes is annoying for reasons beyond watering down the meaning of a word, it's nothing but a feel-good sop in lieu of paying them a living wage, much less hazard pay.
Quote from: billy rubin on July 21, 2020, 05:14:39 PMi agreefor more than the first time, sandra has pointed out a clear hypocrisy. remember when donald trump refused to take action on the virus in medical terms but quickly responded to predictions of meat shortages bt declaring slaughterhouses essential industries and their workers alzo essential?so the black and brown people were told they had to cintinue to show up for work. and then they began to die. but that was not as important as keeping american bellies full of chicken nuggetstoday in britain essential workers have all got pay raises to help them cope with economic issuez stemming from the virus. but not nurses.boris claps in applause for them instead.
Quote from: Randy on July 21, 2020, 08:49:41 PMHow does one differentiate between expendable and essential. I know that most medical doctors would be essential. However, people still have to eat so is a meat packing plant and its workers essential? I don't think fast food is essential. Most people can boil Raman noodles or read the directions on a box of Hamburger Helper.I'm probably wrong somewhere and missing something.