commented on Amazon Abruptly Lays Off Its Seattle Bike Couriers: "It Was Not a Pretty Picture"
The headline ignores basic facts stated in the article:
- Amazon didn't layoff the employees. They were employees of a Fleetfoot. Severance and timing were Fleetfoots responsibility.
- And Fleetfoot was given much more than 3 days notice, but just decided to tell the couriers only 3 days before because they were "trying to change Amazon's mind"
commented on The Morning News: New Rules Coming to Seattle Airbnbs and Why Some Choose the Jungle Over Shelters
Quick recap of the jungle article: "I like it here. It's my home. I can make burgers! Why would I try to improve my situation?"
And this is why so many are fed up with the situation. I realize people don't choose to be homeless, but clearly some that become homeless choose not to do anything about it (let's get two dogs...that'll make finding an apartment easier).
Yes, mental illness and addiction play a big role, but quit painting everyone as just down on their luck and needing of a helping hand. Some clearly need some encouragement to try for something better. Clearing out the jungle may provide that encouragement.