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Tue Sep 1, 2020, 11:47 AM

Worries about being laid off, having hours cut jump: Gallup

Source: The Hill

More than a quarter of U.S. workers now worry about layoffs and having their hours cut, up more than 10 percentage points from last year, according to new polling from Gallup.

Twenty-seven percent of workers surveyed said they are now concerned about being laid off from their jobs, compared to 15 percent last year. The same percentage is concerned about their hours being cut, up from 15 percent in 2019. Twenty-eight percent of workers also worry their wages will be cut, compared to 16 percent last year.

Although the percentage of workers polled who are concerned their benefits will be cut is also up, the increase is smaller, from 23 percent to 30 percent. Almost half of workers in the survey 46 percent are worried about at least one of the four scenarios.

The 27 percent of surveyed workers concerned about layoffs is the highest since 2013, the end of the Great Recession, when the level reached 29 percent. Thirty-one percent of workers polled said they were worried about their wages being cut at the same time.

Read more: https://thehill.com/regulation/labor/514545-worries-about-being-laid-off-having-hours-cut-jump-gallup



With a raging pandemic and news of layoffs, you can see why Trump is so actively cheer leading for violence in the streets and trying to stir civil unrest to try to distract from the failures of his Presidency. The only thing Trump can do is scapegoat and distract.

Sadly, because Trump has no plans for dealing with the pandemic instead of ignore it, expect Trump to continue to incite violence while also trying to suppress the vote.

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Tue Sep 1, 2020, 12:11 PM

1. And then this...................

Major credit card companies silent on fundraiser for Kenosha shooter


https://americanindependent.com/credit-card-kenosha-wisconsin-shooting-givesendgo-fundraising/

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 01:20 PM

3. Jesus H. Despicable silence.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 12:40 PM

2. I do see stores with reduced hours, or even reduced days

Some shave an hour off one or both ends of the day, and close early on Saturday. Others closed on Sundays and Mondays now. Small businesses especially, but also a few chains with slow periods of the day or week.

From what I see in retail stores, they are recovering, but critical parts are not being restocked/reordered. There were no sink drain seals in Lowes, no mini-compact flashlights in Walmart, for example. Companies have to think hard about reorders with the economy contracting - inventory costs money and it just sits there. eBay has been slow.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 03:32 PM

4. Our 24 hour Wal Mart now closes at 8:30

our grocery store now closes at 11 instead of 1 am

It is kinda stupid because I don't feel there is risk from the hours .

I shop a lot less now

My grocery store says they plan to keep all the cuts permanent.
I told them that I'm often on the phone till 10:30 etc.

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