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Re: “Stop Enabling Street Corner Scammers!

If by 'fact' you mean opinion/ speculation. Unless you follow the girl home to see where her money goes, or have access to her medical records.

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Posted by ireadit on 03/01/2016 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Stop Enabling Street Corner Scammers!

Charlie - two things. First of all, in the case I'm talking about, the doctor told my friend that the 'alternatives' mentioned by pharmacare were not appropriate (and told pharmacare the same thing). He did not give her a prescription for the other meds for good reasons. So she is in fact left in the position of relying on inconsistent med samples and trying to go under budget on food etc to partially fill her pharmacy prescription. I don't get why not taking the bureaucrat's word over a doctor's about appropriate medication would be bullshit, if that's what you think saying. Second point, I never claimed to know this panhandler's situation. I said "I don't know how common this situation is." Could be BS on the part of the panhandler, I wouldn't know. My friend sometimes ups her medication budget by using using a food bank, which I believe is more appropriate than panhandling.

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Posted by ireadit on 03/01/2016 at 6:25 AM

Re: “Stop Enabling Street Corner Scammers!

Charlie: that's not the whole picture. There is an appeal process for not covered medications where the doctor can write pharmacare a letter asking for an uncovered med to be covered but there is still discretion to deny the request. It happened to someone I know well... I actually read the paperwork from the doctor and the rejection. Pharmacare felt she could take an alternative, covered medication (of which there were a few). They were not sympathetic to the doctor's point that her other circumstances that made the alternatives undesirable in her particular (complex) medical situation. So pharmacare can tell you there are alternatives even if there aren't really any, according to your doctor - the effect being uncovered medication. Anyway I don't know how common this situation is but don't imagine we have a system with no cracks in it. This all took place within the last couple years so I believe it reflects our current system.

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Posted by ireadit on 02/29/2016 at 11:13 PM

Re: “Bitch Empowerment

Have sex to get ahead? Not if you want to be taken seriously as a female professional these days. All students in advanced courses for good jobs are out to get each other? Not accurate. Many people develop life long friendships in these programs.

What actually works in that situation, from first hand experience, is to focus on learning and doing your best. There is self entitled bitches with limited self awareness everywhere. Sometimes they will be on your side and sometimes they won't. If you become competent and successful it is the best way to shut people up. If you prove yourself and make good career moves then in 5-10 years you will see the same type of person who gives you a hard time now will be the same as the people that accept you without question later on.

Also - try to reach out and make alliances with other people in your class who don't seem to follow along with that clique. There are often benefits to team work in these classes (study buddies, notes on days you miss class, talking about assignments etc) so it is smart to develop some relationships. I would bet just on odds that there are other people in your classes who would rather associate with you than with the group of girls you are referring to. Don't be afraid to try and find them.

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Posted by ireadit on 12/17/2015 at 12:57 PM

Re: “The business of bare: Inside Ralph's Place

This article bothers me. It has a positive sounding tone, but at the same time includes things like:

- the owner/manager makes comments about not paying his employees
- the girls pay the DJ and tip the DJ… and the DJ is also the person that collects their money for them…
- the club only pays the girls minimum wage during the day and apparently does not pay them anything in the evenings
- the language around the employee 'looking like a child' and being 'called into the principles office' makes that situation seem inappropriate. Especially when you consider it was for not wiping down individual bills and that staff are likely not paid for the clean up/ cash work they do once the doors close

I am not anti-strip club, but I don't care for romanticizing a situation with significant red flags.

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Posted by ireadit on 02/12/2014 at 10:58 AM

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