Paramedic Shares Awesome Facebook Post About Minimum Wage Increase

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Jens Rushing, like so many people, took to Facebook to rant about something. Rushing, a paramedic, wrote an angry post about fast food workers winning a $15/hr wage that has since gone viral. But instead of getting angry that his skilled job only pays him the same amount, he stood in solidarity with the underpaid workers and had this to say to everyone complaining about the wage increase: “That’s exactly what the bosses want! They want us fighting over who has the bigger pile of crumbs so we don’t realize they made off with almost the whole damn cake.”

Check out his full post below:

Fast food workers in NY just won a $15/hr wage.

I’m a paramedic. My job requires a broad set of skills: interpersonal, medical, and technical skills, as well as the crucial skill of performing under pressure. I often make decisions on my own, in seconds, under chaotic circumstances, that impact people’s health and lives. I make $15/hr.

And these burger flippers think they deserve as much as me?

Good for them.

Look, if any job is going to take up someone’s life, it deserves a living wage. If a job exists and you have to hire someone to do it, they deserve a living wage. End of story. There’s a lot of talk going around my workplace along the lines of, “These guys with no education and no skills think they deserve as much as us? Fuck those guys.” And elsewhere on FB: “I’m a licensed electrician, I make $13/hr, fuck these burger flippers.”

And that’s exactly what the bosses want! They want us fighting over who has the bigger pile of crumbs so we don’t realize they made off with almost the whole damn cake. Why are you angry about fast food workers making two bucks more an hour when your CEO makes four hundred TIMES what you do? It’s in the bosses’ interests to keep your anger directed downward, at the poor people who are just trying to get by, like you, rather than at the rich assholes who consume almost everything we produce and give next to nothing for it.

My company, as they’re so fond of telling us in boosterist emails, cleared 1.3 billion dollars last year. They expect guys supporting families on 26-27k/year to applaud that. And that’s to say nothing of the techs and janitors and cashiers and bed pushers who make even less than us, but they are as absolutely crucial to making a hospital work as the fucking CEO or the neurosurgeons. Can they pay us more? Absolutely. But why would they? No one’s making them.

The workers in NY *made* them. They fought for and won a living wage. So how incredibly petty and counterproductive is it to fuss that their pile of crumbs is bigger than ours? Put that energy elsewhere. Organize. Fight. Win.

How To Use Facebook Without Internet On Your Mobile

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What if you are told that you can login and use Facebook on your mobile phone just the way you use its desktop version BUT without Internet or without worrying about Internet data usage? Yes, it is possible. We have tried this trick that helps the non-Internet mobile users access Facebook, the largest social networking website in the world, and it works.

Facebook users in India can access Facebook on any mobile without any Internet connection by dialing *325#. Facebook India has partnered with Fonetwish, a USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) service provider. USSD acts as browser to pull content to the phone, instead of using a regular browser.

According to Henri Moissinac, Head of Mobile Business, Facebook, “At Facebook, we are always exploring ways to enable people to easily connect and share with friends on Facebook wherever they are, whenever they want. This innovative USSD-based Facebook access service that will be offered by Airtel is another affordable and easy way for people to stay connected with their friends and family through Facebook.”

How does it work? Follow these steps:

Step 1: Dial *325# from your mobile.

Step 2: You will be prompted to enter your Facebook username and password.

Step 3: Enter your details to access free Facebook access.

Step 4: A message would appear offering you the Facebook Menu. Exit the message.

Step 5: Next message will ask you to choose from 8 options like News Feed, Update Status etc. Choose any.

Step 6: Now you can use all Facebook features at a nominal charge. Subscribe and get going!