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more than before. if you knew how shitty working for tips is then you know how much freedom you'd get from not having to kiss ass and take shit. for women there is also the sexual harassment, which is severely underreported.
On the contrary, I was looking at it from the vantage point of the owner who was supportive in the article. In actuality my home province raised the minimum wage and owners worked around it by shrinking a shift of 4 to 3 to offset the costs.
 

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"He said Uber and Lyft were used on average some 30 times a year per person, which was not enough for the firms to make a profit."

I must use Uber at least 4x per week. More if I am on business travel. I must be keeping them in business.
 

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I actually thought they went under a few weeks ago so I was surprised to see them making giant (not yet bankrupt) sales in a mall nearby.
 

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Another all time high. Makes me sad I pulled out in July.
 

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“'You don’t take your lunch break. You don’t use the bathroom. ... There were guys peeing in bottles in the van,' Rowe said, adding that he did the same. 'You speed. You run stop signs in a neighborhood. ...You start conditioning yourself to just go as fast as possible.'”

I now have reservations touching my Amazon packages.

"She said she was put in charge of managing people without any management training, and that some drivers were assigned routes that took hours longer to complete than Amazon had anticipated."

The vast majority of people are put in management without any management training. Get in the queue lady.
 

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The vast majority of people are put in management without any management training. Get in the queue lady.
Indeed, the skills of management can only be forged in the heat of stress and pressure. There's no real academic training from that, vocational maybe, but there ain't no training that can covers the dynamic adequately. At the tactical level, you need to be better than anyone else and that will give you the edge to get and stay ahead.
 

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"Elkann, upon his first visit to see Marchionne in a Zurich hospital, was denied entry into the intensive-care unit because doctors said it would violate the patient's privacy. When Elkann visited the hospital three days later, on July 20, he met with Marchionne's partner, Manuela Battezzato.

'And, after speaking with her, [Elkann] came to the realization that his CEO was never coming back,'

'Although the exact nature of his illness hasn’t been officially released, Marchionne knew he was seriously sick a year before he died,' the book says. 'In the weeks before he suddenly vanished into the hospital in Zurich, he appeared pale, swollen, and weak even as he worked his mobile phones, running his automotive empire. Everything went silent after he went into surgery on June 28. '

'Only Battezzato and his closest relatives knew he was being hospitalized. Everyone else -- including Elkann, who’s Fiat’s controlling shareholder; the company’s top executives; and the board of directors -- was left in the dark.'"

I was reading Time's recap of 2019 and remembered about Sergio Marchionne who grew up in my hometown and is part of my alma mater. Pretty selfish and I assume overly confident he would recover from cancer by taking his company into the abyss like that.
 
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