Wall Street’s long occupation of the middle class http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUS234130118420111013?irpc=932
She commuted to the protests, she said, while holding down two part-time jobs. She lived at home and helped her schoolteacher mother, who also worked two jobs, support her jobless, 60-year-old father. She asked to be identified only by her middle name –Susan –because she feared her bosses would fire her for attending protests. She didn’t talk of revolution.
She talked of correction. “Like any great nation and country, there are also hitches in the plan,” she told me. “And things that need to be changed.” Corporate America has gained the upper hand on the American middle class, she told me. A year after graduating from college, she was working as a part-time manager at two different retail chains in New Jersey.
The companies use part-time managers, she said, so they don’t have to pay benefits. “It’s their policy,” she said, “which is why I’m here.”
The sad part here is that the MBA who came up with these b.s. policies got a raise and promoted.
UPDATE: The title reference is to this young lady.