New Labor Laws Needed?

Wow! Time really goes by fast.  I had no idea it’s been three and a half years since the last time I made a blog post.  While someone I know believes that the pandemic still rages on and the 2020 pandemic restrictions should still be in effect, I believe most people believe the pandemic is long over.  Nobody is self-isolating, traffic on roads back to normal, businesses going back to working in the office, and pandemic restrictions are gone.  I don’t think people even care about getting COVID-19 any more.

As far as I know, I made it through the pandemic without ever getting COVID-19, but it is possible it was just so mild that I had no symptoms or anything.  I’ve gotten the COVID-19 vaccine doses including booster doses.

Onward to the main topic for this post.  Someone I know believes that federal labor laws need modernizing.

One of their suggestions involves hiring.  They believe that employers should be limited to only hiring people from within about a hundred miles from the workplace.  Their justification is that a move from a larger distance harms relationships, are too traumatizing, and is bad for people.

They also believe that federal jobs should be limited to one President. Every time there’s a new President, the new President should appoint new directors for all federal agencies and all existing federal employees be given one last year of employment to train the new employees hired by the new President’s agency directors.  So all federal jobs would only last either five years or nine years depending on if the President got one or two terms in office.  They base this opinion on a former member of the US military who became a college professor and told the students in their classes that federal employment is meant to only be a “stepping stone” toward a job in private industry.  In other words, federal jobs should just be temporary jobs that give you experience to utilize in private industry jobs.  This would also let each President have only people working for them that they or their appointed heads working for them want.

They also point out that there are some people who regularly change jobs and might work as many as a dozen jobs over their lifetime.  They believe that this should be normal and all Americans should regularly change jobs.

Finally they believe that each person’s mother should be the most important person in their life.  So they believe labor laws should require employees to report to their employers whenever their mother is not doing well.  Employers would then be required to lay off the employee so that the employee becomes unemployed and have the ability to spend 24/7 taking care of their mother.  That not doing this would be an indication the children have ill will toward their mother and would rather their mother be dead.  So basically if your mother is not well, then you should be unemployed and care for your mother 24/7 until they either get well or die and then you get a new job.  And this would apply to all of your mother’s children.  So if your mother has five children, then that’s five adult children taking care of her 24/7.

Anyhow, that’s it for now. Hopefully I will do another blog post soon.  At least in less than three and a half years. LOL

Best Wishes For Happy End to 2020

A lot has happened since my last post in February.  There have been protests in the streets across the US.  Even worse, COVID-19 has become a world-wide pandemic.  The COVID-19 Dashboard at Johns Hopkins University shows that as of this writing, the US has the most cases at over four and a half million cases and over 150,000 deaths. Just under a million and a half people have recovered from COVID-19.  Some hospitals have run out of ICU beds.

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When do you become an “adult?”

Traditionally an easy question, right?  You’re an adult when you reach age 18.  However, you don’t have the full rights of an adult at 18.  You can’t buy tobacco or drink alcohol until you’re 21.  The expert I know on international standards says it’s even more complicated than that.

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Parenting Follow-up

As you may recall, about six weeks ago, I wrote about an expert who says the USA is a laughingstock in the world’s eyes for failing to adhere to international standards.  Especially the one about parenting.

A bit frustrating, but the expert continues to emphasize to me how important it is that parenting be permanent and not end after a child is considered an “adult.”

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How do you measure success?

Most of our lives we are evaluated.  In school we get graded on our work and either a letter or numerical grade is assigned or perhaps the teacher gives you either a “pass” or a “fail.”  When we enter the workforce, our managers make a report on our performance.  We hope we get to keep our jobs and maybe even get a promotion that gives us more money in our paychecks.  So as you work on your projects, how do you measure success?  How do you decide if you are successful in completing the project or not?

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Are We Doing Parenting Wrong?

I know someone who is a self-proclaimed expert who shall remain nameless that says there are some unwritten international standards that we Americans are failing to adhere to and that other countries consider us a laughingstock for these failures to follow these unwritten international standards.  One of these failures involves the parent-child relationship for adult children.  This expert also says that everything they say is pure indisputable fact and that anybody that disagrees is stuck back in the way things were done in the 1920s rather than the way things are done now in 2019.

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Alaska Airlines versus Virgin America

You may be aware of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group’s attempt to create an American domestic airline to go with their Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia airlines.  I’ve made a couple blog posts about the airline in the past.  Virgin Group was not the majority owner of Virgin America.  Based on some articles I read online, there is a federal law that prohibits foreign companies from owning a majority share of a US airline.  So American venture capitalists owned the majority of the airline.  Continue reading “Alaska Airlines versus Virgin America”