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Old Today, 09:57 AM
 
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The Superbowl is quite lucky. If tsa workers were like me, they'd make certain to call in sick around the days they are most needed for the Superbowl. It would be to make to a statement. Politicians are more likely to listen when you hurt their wallets. I can only imagine how the ones here benefit from the Superbowl coming. One thing I've noticed with sports events is that the masses generally don't benefit in terms of financial return but there are always the handful who reap the rewards. I'm thinking of many universities.
The politicians generally set things up so that they are not personally affected by things like shutdowns, recessions, layoffs, wars, etc.
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Old Today, 12:22 PM
 
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"That's really nice to hear. My very limited experience in life towards corporate America has shown me a lot less. I never got any vacation and it was never even really a question. The most I got was PTO and we had to work so much just to get one PTO. I never got any sick days and so most of the time I had to use PTO for sick days."



Your experience seems to be my experience too. After you have gained "tenure" you are then eligible for more PTO/Vacation days. Matter of fact, a lot of companies are doing away with "Sick Days, Personal Days, & Vacation days" and just re-branding it all as PTO. If you need a day off for whatever reason, you use your PTO.

That's been my experience at least.



I suppose if people are going to the Superbowl to be with friends/family, then I could more understand but if it's just for the sport itself, I dunno about that.




The only time I had "generous" time off benefits was when I worked for a non-profit. We got PTO and I think we also got vacation after probation. No sick days though and so we had to use PTO for it. And get this, at two companies I worked at that had PTO, if we called in sick, we'd still get "pointed" and so you might be able to use your PTO but are still punished for it. There were days I couldn't get out of my neighborhood and I got pointed for it (crazy amount of ice).



Anyway, that's why I look to do something where I can have more control over my life.
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Old Today, 12:25 PM
 
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The politicians generally set things up so that they are not personally affected by things like shutdowns, recessions, layoffs, wars, etc.

Yeah but for such events...you're telling me there aren't certain companies that don't have access to this but want that and so slide a little money to certain politicians and then they make it happen? Or it might come in terms of favors LOL. In the world of politics, pretty sure much gets done behind the scenes.



But yes, I see what you're saying. I'm pretty surprised trump has allowed this shutdown to continue for so long because it's going to hurt him in the future. He cares about himself a lot and not being re-elected I'm pretty sure would be a blow to his ego.
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Old Today, 09:01 PM
 
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Get rid of the TSA at Hartsfield.
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