I hate grading I hate grading I hate grading
Did I mention that I hate grading and that it’s terrible?
A New Level of Pedantry
My boyfriend and I are arguing about whether he was being pedantic or not. :P
You Can Say Merry Christmas. No One is Stopping You.
One of my Facebook friends just posted an image with the caption, “It’s really strange America is the largest Christian Nation in The world, and we can’t say ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS’!!” (sic)
Putting aside for the moment that it’s only September, and therefore Christmas wasn’t even really on my radar, this is literally untrue.’
EXCITEMENT OVER GETTING NEW COMPUTERS IN THE LAB
Lol! I wish we could update the hardware in our lab (both the computers themselves and the instrumentation). Alas, we still have a computer that requires floppy disks for data transfer. Though in fairness we do also have another computer with Windows 7 on it, which is good.
“you shouldn’t be depressed, people have it worse than you”
finally, after years of searching, the person with the worst life ever is found. formally, they are granted permission to be sad. but only them. only they have earned it. no sads for anyone else at all ever
It’s weird because I totally understand this argument, yet when I’m sad/depressed/upset at my circumstances, I still feel wicked guilty whenever I realize that I have it WAY better than many of the people I know, and also probably the majority of the people I don’t know.
This argument is so stupid for various reason:
1. It’s called raising the minimum wage. Therefore, if it were raised to 15 an hour, it would still be the minimum wage and therefore you’d be using minimum skills for a minimum wage.
2. No one is vouching for equal pay for non-equal work. That’s communism. The idea is ratios. If someone makes 20 an hour and the minimum is 10, the idea would be that if the minimum wage is raised to say 15, that person would then be making 30.
3. The average American spends about $28,000 a year. People can’t survive on $15,080 a year (plus tax deductions). They aren’t just teenagers: 88 percent of those who would benefit from a federal minimum wage increase are age 20 or older, and 55 percent are women. About 53 percent of all minimum wage earners are full-time workers, and minimum wage workers contributed almost half (46 percent) of their household’s wage and salary income in 2011. 260,000 minimum wage workers are college graduates and another 200,000 hold associate’s degrees.
4. As you can see, it isn’t necessarily that people only have minimum skills, it’s that a minimum wage job was the only one they could get. And with the cost of education, it’s hard to get a degree when you’re working the current minimum wage as well.
5. The price of consumer goods have continuously gone up while the minimum wage has barely raised.
in 1930 the average wages were $27,481*
in 2012 the average wages were $44,321
in 1930 the average home cost $53,635*
in 2013 the average home cost $289,500
in 1930 the average car cost $8,369*
in 2013 the average car cost $31,352
Please educate yourselves if you’re against raising the minimum wage. Both Romney and Obama support it (so no, it’s not just a liberal thing) and it’s very important and would likely inject money back into the economy and help the livelihoods of many:
At the very least, I don’t understand why one wouldn’t be in favor of raising it such that it’s kept up with inflation since the minimum wage was instated. In that case, it should be at least $10.90/hr.