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Hello, my name is mostly Tammy, but sometimes Tamra I like shiny, sparkly things, and… more »

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Jan 5 tammy commented on Northgate Mall Wet Seal Employees Slam Company with Sign in Store Window.
This manager is AWESOME. She clearly cares for her staff and is terrified about the future for not just herself, but them as well. We need more managers in the world like her. I hope that she is able to find a new job quickly. And, oh, I almost forgot, Wet Seal is disgusting for treating their staff this way. Our service based economy sets up people for these kind of disasters, but the companies involved don't have to respond this way.
Nov 7, 2014 tammy commented on I, Anonymous.
Seriously? As a social worker who works with alcoholics, this post disturbs me to no end. Please, for the love of god, do call 911 if you think someone needs help. Let a medical professional make the decision on what is best, not your apathy.
Jul 8, 2014 tammy commented on Why It's Worth Paying More for Legal Pot.
The law isn't perfect, but we have come such a long way! Yay for our awesome state! Now we can work on making it better so using a random guy at Westlake is less and less common, and more and more annoying.
Jun 3, 2014 tammy commented on Stop Demonizing "Burger-Flippers" and Start Thinking About Solutions.
@15, thanks for posting this! I think it is totally relevant, and shows why this is such an important discussion to have.

I loved this article for a million reasons, thank you.
May 2, 2014 tammy commented on Why Labor Supports This Seattle Minimum Wage Compromise.
@40 I would love to hear how the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 caused our Great Ressession 70 years later, please don't spare me and school away. I am dripping with anticipation.

ALSO, yes, please take my statements out of context to try to make yourself feel better. I am happy to help! But, for the record, I want to reiterate that I said that it's not that we have issues helping those who can't help themselves, it's just that when someone is working full time, regardless of where they work, they shouldn't need help. Unless they have 1,264 (or 542) ( or 6) kids, because that's just extreme, and there are always outliers.

May 1, 2014 tammy commented on Why Labor Supports This Seattle Minimum Wage Compromise.
@33, also, sure, you can always use an extreme example about people who choose to have 542 kids and how you could never pay them enough for them to not need public assistance. I don't think that anyone is suggesting that everyone will be covered by increasing the minimum wage, but the fact is that there are plenty of people with more average sized family's that can't live off what the minimum wage is now. It needs to change, and now it is.

AND, these arguments are old. In fact, they are the same ones people used when the minimum wage was first established...and yet the world didn't end, and in fact, the economy improved! Shocking.
May 1, 2014 tammy commented on Why Labor Supports This Seattle Minimum Wage Compromise.
@33, you are missing the point. We are willing to step up to help others get what is needed to care for themselves, but we shouldn't have to if they are working a full time job. They should be able to get a wage that covers their basic needs without relying on a food bank or state subsidies to feed their family. So, it's not that we aren't willing, it's that it shouldn't be our responsibility to do so.

Furthermore, we could then use that money that we were using to feed your employee to help another person with vocational training so they have the skills you are looking for when hiring. It's a win win for everyone!
May 1, 2014 tammy commented on Why Labor Supports This Seattle Minimum Wage Compromise.
@32, you are my hero! I couldn't have said it better myself. <3
Jan 31, 2012 tammy commented on Let's File an Initiative to Vote on Rob McKenna's Marriage.
i have a MAJOR crush on this idea. MAJOR.
Nov 2, 2011 tammy commented on Police Spray and Arrest Protesters at Chase Bank on Broadway (Updated).
the vast majority of these comments make my head hurt. the occupy seattle/wall street/everywhere movement is your movement too. if you aren't happy with it, get involved and make some changes. complaining about how your life was affected by protesters on the slog won't change anything, but maybe you getting out and doing something will.
 

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