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Goodbye Middle Class: 51 Percent Of All American Workers Make Less Than 30,000 Dollars A Year

By Michael Snyder, End of the American Dream.

We just got more evidence that the middle class in America is dying.  According to brand new numbers that were just released by the Social Security Administration, 51 percent of all workers in the United States make less than $30,000 a year.  Let that number sink in for a moment.  You can’t support a middle class family in America today on just $2,500 a month – especially after taxes are taken out.  And yet more than half of all workers in this country make less than that each month.  In order to have a thriving middle class, you have got to have an economy that produces lots of middle class jobs, and that simply is not happening in America today.

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Steno Pool

Photo: Steno pool, 1952, Seattle Municipal Archives via Photopin

“We know that getting more women on teams can boost performance. The examples are numerous: Citing private internal research of 20,000 client teams, EY’s vice chair Beth Brooke has said that the more diverse teams had higher profitability and great client satisfaction than non-diverse teams. And professors Anita Woolley and Thomas W. Malone have learned that increasing the number of women on a team also increases its collective intelligence.

Yet when it comes to one of the most important “teams” a company has — its board of directors — the United States seems to have hit a ceiling of about 16% women, with little by way of national efforts by government or business to increase that number.”

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The NYPD turning their backs on New York City mayor Bill de Blasio at a murdered officer’s funeral in the midst of protests on behalf of black men and women murdered by racist cops is deemed disgraceful, rude and unjustified. And that’s by the liberals, progressives, radical activists, and people who consider themselves committed to a social justice movement that includes racial, gender justice and economic justice along with all the other progressive/radical “justices” that exist.

Believing that disrupting the funeral of a slain officer, murdered not in reaction to any of their protests or claims of racism, but by the bogeyman of the mentally ill lone gunman, is distasteful even for the most left of activists, is both counterintuitive and counterproductive.

The sentimentality and lack of imagination on the part of these same activists who work so hard for the cause by putting their bodies (and minds) on the front lines, is the Achilles heel of the movements, plural, for justice.

For these self-proclaimed radicals and revolutionaries who have no regard for police, consider cops pigs, nothing more than legally sanctioned racist paramilitary groups unjustifiably killing their brothers and sisters, are not keeping their eyes on the prize.

Brainwashed, like the rest of us, into accepting the lie that some traditional ceremonies of life and death events are more worthy of respect than others, their solemn sentimentality will be their downfall as well as the end of the renewed social revolution that with Black teenager Michael Brown’s murder by a white cop in Ferguson, MO in 2014.

Current events and desperate times call for cold, clear-eyed perseverance and a solid (and stolid) and patently unsentimental strategy that cannot be derailed by anything outside of the very fight, the protests, and indeed the revolution that can, in the end, save society.

And, it’s not just funereal pomp and circumstance that makes grown activists clench. There’s also the notion that the workplace is not the place for protest.

The idea that the American “workplace” is anything other than a socially acceptable slave colony, no matter what the industry and without regard for the false distinction between for-profit and non-profit businesses, it itself another romantic ideal about reform that has taken hold in radical circles and replaced revolution with rehabilitation. We must be resolute in the goal of the complete elimination of capitalist trappings, traditions and trademarks. This includes smashing the traditional notions of work and workplaces.

By accepting the idea that we need jobs at all, or that job creation is a good thing, we accept the status quo. Instead, we must think in terms of no work. Not different models of work or an equalitarian workplace, but the complete dismantling of the American workplace/workforce who could more productively do something, anything else, with our time and energy.

What are we working for after all? To line our bosses pockets through our labor.
To fund wars? We are financing other people’s dreams, and in the process creating our own nightmares. Rather we need to invest in our own dreams – of freedom, love, friendship, integrity – and revolutions of the mind, body and spirit.

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womens corporate clothes

From Liz Ryan, CEO and Founder the Human Workplace

“We have to hand it to the genius who came up with the idea of mechanized work. That must have been in the late Middle Ages.

First there were villages, then within a couple of generations we had factories and dreary jobs standing at machines for hours – but hey! that’s the price of progress.

The evil genius who invented mechanized human effort really nailed it. Whoever it was, they created the perfect machine – a machine that exists specifically to turn people into parts of the machinery.”

For the full article, go to https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/who-does-your-job-you-suit-liz-ryan

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The American media and governments would have us believe it is our own individual struggle to get by: that we are responsible for being underpaid and overworked, overtaxed and underserved, and also being scammed by that biggest scam of all: Obamacare.

Here is a note from a friend of werkinggerl who is trying to understand how she can afford to werk

So health insurance would cost me one weekly paycheck per month. The deductible is $2500. Every doctor visit would be a $75 co-payment. Add the prescription co-payments monthly and the total cost to me would be nearly two weeks of gross pay. No dental or vision coverage. Oxford Liberty. Add rent, electricity, phone, food, and Metrocard and my monthly pay is a negative amount. Is this normal??? How do people afford to work???

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Emotional Writer Needed For Support Community for Affluent Individuals

compensation: $30 per post
contract job
telecommuting okay

Special community for people who have earned a lot of money or been born into a wealthy family needs a blog ghostwriter. The focus of the community is providing psychological support for the problems money brings — family tensions, unfulfillable expectations, boredom, etc. To do this you must be intimately familiar with the problems faced by wealthy people. If you grew up wealthy or through some other means can write detailed blog posts on this topic, please get in touch.

The posts need to be highly personal, emotional and have a strong editorial voice. These are anything but generic lectures. We are looking for 3 posts per week and each post pays $30. If you’re interested, please send a brief cover letter with some suggested topics so we can see that you really can come up with specific topics which touch the hearts of people from affluent families along with some writing samples of your personal, emotionally charged writing. It should all be pasted into the body of the email. We can’t open attachments. Thanks



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damanged soul

The werking gerls have pulled out of our slump and are now surviving on freelance werk. However, many of our friends (like so many people) are stuck in stultifying werkplaces or other bad, horrible, abusive, and/or dysfunctional jobs they hate with every single fiber of their being, and which also damages their soul.

One of my friends, who works as a medical professional, is having a particularly hard time. She works in the field, but has slowly been reigned into corporate lock-step by top brass who gave her a promotion – and a big problem to go along with it. Her paycheck is bigger, sure, but she is capital “M” Miserable. By having less time to see patients, less real time to work with them, and then having a ton of paperwork that overflows into non-field time work, she feels like she is drowning. My friend used to spend evenings and weekends catching up on this paperwork. Now she just does a perfunctory job, has less face time with patients who really need her and whom she really, really enjoys seeing and truly wants to help. But, the greedy, corporate structure of her employer, the tightening of the rules, and the seemingly nowhere-to-go of her job is making my friend sick.

You know the drill: You start feeling (or realize you have been feeling) crazy , and as though there is something wrong with you. You must be a complainer, or ungrateful – you have a job after all and so many don’t, or something must be wrong that you are feeling like your day job is taking away your time and sucking your soul. There indeed must be something lacking in you.  The fault of your feelings (supposedly out of step with society) must lie with you. Because that’s the lie we’ve been told and is reinforced over and over. We find tips and tricks online about how to survive (and even “hack”) bad jobs. There’s not a lot to be found that will tell you most day jobs suck, they are bad for people, scar us psychologically, damage us emotionally and tires us physically so we have no energy left for what we love.

My friend would really like to travel, practice/play her guitar, attend live concerts and other live performance, and generally live peacefully. We all would like similar I am sure, but in the US. folks are reliant on the corporate or nonprofit industrial complex for their livelihood, even secondarily as consultants and freelancers.

I don’t have a solution, unfortunately. Except to keep fighting the good fight, protesting, and writing letters about the wrongs of this country – and the world (all of which my friend does!).




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