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Re: “I am Annoyed and Disappointed

I have two friends who worked at the Mission Branch of CG and they both complained of intrusive practices from the management there.

However, this practice from an employer, albeit in poor taste and enough reason for me to never set foot there (I admit to not be fan of that particular cuisine), is not, in my view, really the problem of this story.
The real problem presented is the lack of proper and affordable mental and physical health care, as well as reasonable working conditions that drive young job seekers into the arms of these cult recruiters and abusive employers.

Imagine a scenario where there is plenty of well-regulated unionized work and proper health care around, as well as a consistent and high-quality education system available to most Americans. In this case a situation such as the one at CG would be a chosen milieu for those who want to work under such conditions.
-What we have now is rather different: legions of vulnerable young Americans turn to mumbo-jumbo in lieu of a proper health care, education and reasonable working conditions. How ironic to see the lefty new-agers profit from what is essentially the aftermath of Reagan-era dismantling of the social contract. "Sacred Commerce" can be truly unholy.

Posted by Ulrika Andersson on 08/12/2009 at 2:47 PM

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