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Old 07-10-2014, 11:45 AM  
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wage_theft


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Yes, yes I am.


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Harper's is what clued me in to this.
http://harpers.org/archive/2014/07/harpers-index-363/

Years after I left the USPTO I got a notice from an auditing firm (that later had its own scandal) that the Patent Office has been violating the Fair Labor Standards Act for a very long time and I should estimate from memory how many weekend hours I worked trying to crank out those patent applications, so I could get reimbursed.

This is the government violating its own laws.

And the local, very popular hardware store that I worked in for a while? I caught them trying to defraud me.

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But...you get to sleep with the boss's wife though...
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I do, my boss is an ***.
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I do, my boss is an ***.
People with this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsessi...lsive_disorder

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"a condition in which an irrational preoccupation with order, rules, ritual, and detail interferes with everyday functioning and normal behavior. The disorder is characterized by an excessive devotion to work, a pathologic adherence to a definite set of rules or system of behavior, and a persistent, compulsive following of specific rituals. The person cannot make decisions when faced with unexpected situations and cannot take pleasure in the normal activities of daily life. "

are attracted to positions where they can control others.

I think the wage theft speaks of a sense of entitlement, like in
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narciss...ality_disorder

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maybe it's a Wikicisstic Personality Disorder
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If you are getting screwed, is it slow and steady or fast and violent?

I looked up several of my bosses in diagnostic books that are on my bookshelf. It didn't really help 'cause they were still my bosses but at least I knew what I was up against.
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I don't know why, but this made me think of Walmart and how my friend had to go back to working there and during orientation the HR person talked about how evil unions were and then announced that if anyone joined a union they would be fired. My friend couldn't stop himself from laughing out loud and telling her that's illegal.
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If you are getting screwed, is it slow and steady or fast and violent?
substitute the word 'violent' for 'furious' and I'll admit I like it either way


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