[StBernard] Expanding higher ed access for low income students
westley at da-parish.com
Wed May 30 23:47:17 EDT 2007
Two things. First, I'd much rather have the throwing arm of the son
(Payton) instead of Daddy's. Second, I never realized you have a thing for
Reese Witherspoon? She is cute.
For me, it's actress Jeri Ryan...and for you guys who ever watch "Star Trek:
Voyager" you know what I'm talking about. She plays the human/borg
character "7 of 9".
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> A couple of things.
> 1) Those service times have been around forever. I can still remember for
> Popeyes, three minutes in the lobby and 30 seconds at the drive-thru.
> you have employees that care, those times are very possible. (I still get
> the urge at times, when I walk into a Popeyes to tell them to just step
> and let me fix my own damn order. At least I'll get it right and in half
> the time).
> 2) I can't say my parents pushed me to exceed, I did that on my own. It
> probably accounts for the majority of my conservative leanings. If I
> achieve what I have on my own, there is no reason no one else can do the
> It's just like the old saying, you can lead a horse to water, but you
> make him drink. Some people, for whatever reason, simply have no desire
> propel themselves forward.
> I work hard, put in more than 40 hours a week, and don't have a steady
> paycheck. However, I'm putting three kids thru Catholic school (one in
> school right now), I attend 99% of all school functions for my kids, I can
> take them to doctor when needed, we have a nice house, and if I want to
> a day off, I can do it and not have to answer to anyone else. Some of
> items you can't put a price on, which is why I work for myself.
> 3) I think a lot of people, especially Liberals (sorry), take Thomas
> Jeffersons words out of context. "All men are created equal" Yes, all
> are created equal in the sense that everyone is "endowed by their Creator
> with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and
> Pursuit of Happiness." Notice the period at the end of happiness? That's
> it. It stops there.
> If everyone were created equal, every female would look like Reese
> Whitherspoon and every male like Brad Pitt. I would be able to throw a
> football like Archie Manning and you would be able to ice skate like
> Hamil. I know it doesn't hold true for me and I'm pretty certain it
> hold true for you.
> I can understand the fast food stores getting less "core hours", but how
> much of that is due to more processed foods? Before I started at Popeyes,
> they used to cut the onions for onions rings in the store, by the time I
> there, they were coming pre-cut. That one change had to cut at least one,
> if not two, hours from the daily schedule.
> What changes did Taco Bell make over the last 20 years that changed how
> was actually prepared in the store? I bet that had to account for most of
> the drop.
> And why shouldn't a managers bonus be based on profit? What good is
> a taco for 39 cents if it 40 cents to make it? You're still losing a
> a taco.
> And yes, I know if people change jobs too much, it can hurt them. It's
> of those issues where the person needs to weigh the pros and cons.
> My brother-in-law works offshore. There is such a demand for people that
> each company keeps leap-frogging the other in pay and there are employees
> who are jumping at almost every pay hike.
> I told my brother-in-law, since he is making good money, he likes the
> company he is working for, he gets a raise every time his company
> the other company, that it is prudent for him to just stay where he is.
> When a downturn offshore occurs, and the companies have to start laying
> people off, he should be at the bottom of the list for who to let go. The
> company is probably around the size of Boasso America and I think the boss
> has the same mentality as Walter. Be good to those who are good to you.
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