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Jaicee said:
KLAMarine said:

Interesting take on the Oscars (around halfway point or so) and some movies. Long story short, why get mad at Oscars? 1st world problems if you get mad at the Oscars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c-hAbInjt4

Eeeehhh...while technically I live in a FW country, I'm not exaggerating when I say that you're talking to someone who works 60+ hours a week and still has to hunt for food for much of a given month because I can't afford to shop at the grocery store where I work.

The content of the Oscars may not be the most pressing issue in the world, but it surely makes for the kind of discussion that would fit on a message board like this that's dedicated primarily to the topic of entertainment.

That said, glad you're nonetheless finding my take of interest! I appreciate that.

I'm guessing you work at a Whole Foods Store or some other grocery store that only sells overpriced organic goods.  Retail wages on a whole aren't great but most retail stores that sell groceries actually pay their employees enough so that they can afford to shop where they work.



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Chris Hu said:

I'm guessing you work at a Whole Foods Store or some other grocery store that only sells overpriced organic goods.  Retail wages on a whole aren't great but most retail stores that sell groceries actually pay their employees enough so that they can afford to shop where they work.

Yeah, I thought that was a good movie too! Oh wait, you weren't addressing the subject at hand. Well...

I work at a magical place called Albertsons, which pays me $9.39 an hour and is generally priced for more middle and upper class customers. For perspective if you don't live in the U.S., that pay rate is close to the federal minimum wage (which hasn't been updated in over a decade). The Albertsons I work at is an out-of-town store that's located near a relatively affluent suburb, where they just assume that, if you're working there, it must be because you're going to college or retired and bored or something and don't really need the job. There are no major chains in my community. None of them will touch us anymore for fear of losing money.

Like most people in town, I also have lots and lots of debt I'll likely never get out of, so the cost of living for me is quite high.

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Jaicee said:
Chris Hu said:

I'm guessing you work at a Whole Foods Store or some other grocery store that only sells overpriced organic goods.  Retail wages on a whole aren't great but most retail stores that sell groceries actually pay their employees enough so that they can afford to shop where they work.

Yeah, I thought that was a good movie too! Oh wait, you weren't addressing the subject at hand. Well...

I work at a magical place called Albertsons, which pays me $9.39 an hour and is generally priced for more middle and upper class customers. For perspective if you don't live in the U.S., that pay rate is close to the federal minimum wage (which hasn't been updated in over a decade). The Albertsons I work at is an out-of-town store that's located near a relatively affluent suburb, where they just assume that, if you're working there, it must be because you're going to college or retired and bored or something and don't really need the job. There are no major chains in my community. None of them will touch us anymore for fear of losing money.

Like most people in town, I also have lots and lots of debt I'll likely never get out of, so the cost of living for me is quite high.

I almost never shop at Albertsons their prices on most goods are too high.  I live in Fort Worth there are lot of options on where to shop for groceries.  Aldi is the cheapest, but Kroger, Winco and Walmart usually have pretty low prices on some items.