Happy Valentines Day…..#GetCovered.


 

By Jueseppi B.

wh_aca_valentines_blog_header

wh_aca_valentines_cause_i_love_you wh_aca_valentines_i_heart_aca wh_aca_valentines_r_u_covered

michellebarackvalentinesday

BgZHT6oCQAAX75e

BgYch-fCQAAVhqr

BgXZ5aPCYAEU-_R

BgXB2Q-CUAAkkzP

BgUWL7YCcAAp6xZ

BgcYWInCIAAsGfR

BgcmpRsCUAAmIK5

BgcnRRWCIAAXJj-

BgcpLguCIAAWA5p

Bgct9tnCQAI9JXi

BgcURHdCIAAHnfj

BgcYSvlCAAAG80t

Bf6d3rpCUAA9PSG

 

BgY2NQDCUAAySx-

 

 

 

Here’s How The President is spending his Valentines Day……..

 

9:45 AM: The President departs the White House en route Cambridge, Maryland

 

10:40 AM: The President delivers remarks at the House Democratic Issues Conference

 

10:50 AM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

 

12:15 PM: The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route Fresno, California

 

5:30 PM: The President arrives Fresno, California

 

6:15 PM: The President takes part in a roundtable with community leaders

 

7:15 PM: The President tours a local farm

 

7:30 PM: The President delivers remarks WATCH LIVE

 

8:35 PM: The President departs Fresno, California

 

9:35 PM: The President arrives Palm Springs, California

 

10:35 PM: The President greets His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

 

10:50 PM: The President holds a bilateral meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan WATCH LIVE

 

11:10 PM: The President holds a working dinner with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

 

 

BbU65ZSCcAA_Sr0 - Copy

1381458_10202023044355185_2052334881_n

BbpHYijCAAAlpck

20120608-obama_cares1

814d798e1268a4064b0f6a70670073f7

1794656_10202897780023030_2005863498_n

1622192_10202965538516950_2082389168_n

1545156_10202835374622934_1528634667_n

316792_4454200350638_641373773_n

579086_4794331373701_712202791_n

cropped-b4peace-header

obamabottomheader

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

Staples You Suck: Printed Copy Of Petition To Be Delivered To Staples Corporate Today!


 

By Jueseppi B.

download

 

 

Printed copy of Petition to be Delivered to Staples Corporate Today!

 

By Sue Whistleblower

 

This is it! The day where all our hard work pays off! A 10 lb box of printed signatures was sent to Staples Corporate Headquarters and is scheduled to be delivered today!

 

If Staples doesn’t respond within a week, I would like to schedule a Call-In to the Office of the President on Monday February 3rd.

402528_176619879142958_864642698_n
Thanks again for your continued support!
402528_176619879142958_864642698_n
The following letter was included with the petition signatures:
402528_176619879142958_864642698_n
Sue Whistleblower
1660 Soldiers Field Road
Brighton, MA 02135
January 18, 2014
402528_176619879142958_864642698_n
Ron Sargent
Chief Executive Officer
Staples
500 Staples Drive
Framingham, MA 01702
402528_176619879142958_864642698_n
Dear Ron Sargent:
I am a part-time employee of your company, Staples. I have served Staples faithfully for many years, and have earned your company far more income than you have paid me over that time. On January 4th, 2014, a policy was enacted at your retail stores that limited part-time employees to 25 hours a week. I have worked over 25 hours a week for the entirety of my employment at your company, as have a vast majority of your part-time staff. I inquired about the reason of the policy up the chain of command, and was not given a straight answer at every level.
402528_176619879142958_864642698_n
It is for this reason, that we the part-time employees of Staples, hereby petition your company for the following actions:
402528_176619879142958_864642698_n
1. Amend your policy to at least 35 hours a week for part-time employees or abolish said policy.
402528_176619879142958_864642698_n
2. If there are reasons this cannot be done, Staples is to make an honest and truthful public statement as to why.
You are probably wondering under what authority we as employees have the right to demand such changes from the CEO of a company. As Customer Service Representatives, it is not only our duty to represent the company to the customer, it is also our duty to represent the customer to the company. Enclosed is a printed copy of over 200,000 signatures of people who disagree with your current actions and demand you change your policy. Most of them are your customers and have pledged not to shop at your stores until you take corrective action.
402528_176619879142958_864642698_n
We know that thousands of other companies have been enacting similar policies for one reason, the Affordable Health Care Act. We also know that the medical insurance you currently offer through Aetna does not meet the minimum standards of the law. The ACA states that any employee working over 30 hours a week is entitled to health insurance, or the company faces steep fines. We understand that paying those fines would be an unacceptable cost to your corporation. However, we encourage Staples to be more open as to why this company is enacting such changes. If complying with the law would cost Staples hundreds of millions of dollars, then speak out!
402528_176619879142958_864642698_n
If you truly need to enact such policies to avoid hefty fees, and to give you time to research ways to comply with the law that meet the needs of both the company and its employees, then please make this known in a public statement!
402528_176619879142958_864642698_n
We also hereby inform you that we will use all lawful means to petition your company until we receive an answer, and that this letter will be distributed to all petition signers.
402528_176619879142958_864642698_n
Sincerely,
Sue Whistleblower
Petition Executor
Enclosed: 201,751 petition signatures from Change.org
402528_176619879142958_864642698_n
402528_176619879142958_864642698_n
free70
402528_176619879142958_864642698_n
Staples_store

The White House: The (Gingerbread) White House


 

By Jueseppi B.

download

 

 

Over the course of several weeks, pastry chef Bill Yosses and his talented team created a 300-pound, edible White House replica. Check out this time-lapse of how it got made.

 

YOMO

 

The (Gingerbread) White House

 

It weighs 300 pounds. It’s definitely bigger than a bread box. It’s got a working water fountain, and it’s edible.

 

It’s the Gingerbread White House.

 

We put together a time-lapse to show you how it came together — and to get you in the holiday spirit.

 

Watch the video — and if you like it, pass it on:

 

 

Michelle Obama Welcomes Military Families To White House To View Holiday Decorations

White House Christmas

ap_white_house_gingerbread_ll_121128_ssh

ginger-bread-house-white-house-300-2012

images

lead

p112910ck-0155

white house gingerbread (1)

white-house1-464c96bff5846322a52b825d2b70ea74adba9ec3-s6-c30

white-house-gingerbread-580x337

white-house-gingerbread-house

 

 

It’s Christmas Eve. Grab The One YOU Love. Light A Fire. Cuddle Up…..And Listen….

 

Gather Around

 

This year’s theme is ‘Gather Around’. It celebrates the stories and traditions that bring us together this special time of year. As members of one American family, we are united in a story built over the course of two centuries. The holidays serve as an opportunity to recall our Nation’s journey, reflect on our blessings, and to remember those who serve and sacrifice for our freedoms. It’s a season when each of us can do our part to care for one another.

 

The Oval Office Reflected In A Christmas Tree Ornament

The Oval Office Reflected In A Christmas Tree Ornament

 

wh_holidays_2013_header_5

 

 

HOLIDAYS  2013

 

Décor & Crafts You Can Do at Home

 

DOWNLOAD THE 2013 HOLIDAY TOUR BOOK

 

RECREATE WHITE HOUSE TRADITIONS AT YOUR HOUSE

 

402528_176619879142958_864642698_n
BcQNNY5CMAAlG7i
402528_176619879142958_864642698_n
obamacrathappy
402528_176619879142958_864642698_n BcQjt6ZCEAEZuSz
402528_176619879142958_864642698_n BcHZMAWCQAA2nCi
402528_176619879142958_864642698_n BcR0piDCQAAODaN (1)
402528_176619879142958_864642698_n cropped-b4peace-header obamabottomheader

It’s Christmas Eve. Grab The One YOU Love. Light A Fire. Cuddle Up…..And Listen….


 

By Jueseppi B.

black-couple-cuddlingBcQNNY5CMAAlG7i

 

 

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting Over An Open Fire)

 

Music video by Christina Aguilera performing The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting Over An Open Fire).

 

 

 

Baby It’s Cold Outside

 

A beautiful rendition by Afatia feat. Jana Ahguay Alcain.

 

 

 

Christina Aguilera – This Christmas

 

Christina Aguilera performing “This Christmas”. Music from the album My Kind of Christmas.

 

 

 

83bb349ed0174ed8e2e619f2a33e7633

 

 

Afatia “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”

 

“I’ll Be Home For Christmas” performed by Afatia Thompson from Afatia’s album “Seasons of Love” available on iTunes

 

 

 

Christina Aguilera-Have yourself a merry little Christmas

 

Have yourself a merry little Christmas by Christina Aguilera

 

 

 

?????????????????????????????????????????

 

 

Christina Aguilera – Merry Christmas, Baby + Lyrics

 

Christina Aguilera – Merry Christmas, Baby

 

 

 

Layin’ It Down / AFATIA

 

 

 

Love Won’t Let Me Wait / AFATIA

 

 

 

The Oval Office Reflected In A Christmas Tree Ornament

The Oval Office Reflected In A Christmas Tree Ornament

merrychristmasobamacrat

Bbn62bECcAAOQo0

2756153499_1217_barack_obama_santa_400x400_xlarge

cropped-b4peace-header

BcHZMAWCQAA2nCi

BcQjt6ZCEAEZuSz

obamacrathappy

 

Twas The Night Before Christmas & ALL Through Staples….Employees Get Their Hours Cut To Avoid ObamaCARES.


 

By Jueseppi B.

staples520

 

 

On December 6th of 2013 I wrote this…. “Tis The Holiday Season” At Wal-Mart, a Wal-Mart employees mom’s account of an incident at her son’s Wal-Mart store. Now come a similar store about Staples.

 

The Petition: “Staples: Don’t Cut Part-Time Hours Because of Obamacare!.” 

 

My name is “Sue,” and I work at Staples. I can’t tell you my full name because I’m afraid I’ll lose my job for what I’m about to tell you: Staples recently decided to cut part-time employees’ hours just so they won’t have to provide health care benefits under Obamacare.

 

Staples is taking advantage of a loophole in the health care law that says employers don’t have to provide coverage for employees who work less than 30 hours a week. Staples also told managers to hire more part time workers if they need people to cover the schedule.

 

Cutting employees’ hours just to avoid paying for health care is not right. I can’t afford to make less money than I do now without taking on another job. That’s why I started a petition on Change.org asking Staples to not cut part-time employees’ hours and comply with Obamacare. Will you join me by signing my petition?

 

I’ve worked as an Easy-Tech Representative for 9 years now, selling thousands of computers, protection plans, and services. I typically work 30-35 hours in a week, so when I was told that my hours would be cut, I was heartbroken. I recently got married and we have a baby on the way — 25 hours a week is not enough to make ends meet, let alone start a family.

 

Staples doesn’t want to provide health care to its employees — but there is hope. Other chain employers such as Darden Restaurants (owners of Olive Garden and Red Lobster) reversed similar cuts after intense public pressure. And other corporations like Starbucks have pledged not to reduce part time hours.

 

By signing my petition, you’ll be amplifying the voices of thousands of Staples employees across the country who are afraid to speak out and can’t afford to have their hours cut. Click here to sign my petition demanding Staples follow the law and provide health care instead of cutting part-time employees’ hours.

 

Thank you for your support.

“Sue” Whistleblower

 

282354_staples_storefront

 

Sue’s Petition:

 

Staples: Don’t Cut Part-Time Hours Because of Obamacare!

 

I am writing this petition as an anonymous person, as I fear my employer will persecute me if they knew my identity. My trust in the company I work for has been shaken, as they have enacted a new policy to reduce our hours, and I believe they are not telling the whole truth as to why.

 

I have worked as an Easy-Tech Representative at Staples, sold countless thousands of computers, protection plans, and services, and have made Staples far more money than they have paid me. I typically work 30-35 hours in a week, and have so for about 9 years now. I enjoy working at Staples, and the staff at my store have come to depend on me. I love my job. I recently got married, and am pregnant with my first child.

 

However, in mid-December, the company announced to the staff at my store: A new policy of limiting ALL part-time workers to 25 hours a week — with NO exceptions — for reasons of “Scheduling Flexibility”.

 

This left me heartbroken, as I knew 25 hours a week wouldn’t let me make ends meet, let alone have enough to start a family!I questioned my co-workers as to why they would make such a drastic change. Even the General Manager couldn’t get a straight answer out of the upper management. So I decided to do a little digging, and with the help of the internet, I came across what appears to be the answer: The Affordable Healthcare Act aka “Obamacare.”

 

I read about how countless other companies were slashing part-time hours to use a loophole in the law: You don’t have to pay for healthcare if your employees don’t work more than 30 hours a week. I also learned that the Aetna medical insurance plan that Staples provided didn’t count, as it didn’t provide enough coverage to meet the minimums.

 

I was stunned. The TRUE reason was obvious: Staples didn’t want to follow the law and provide better heathcare to its employees. Instead, its giving its part-time workers a de facto pay cut and saving money by using a loophole.

 

However, there is hope. Other major employers such as Darden Restaurants (owners of Olive Garden and Red Lobster) rescinded similar cuts after intense pressure. Congress has also delayed the requirement until 2015, giving Congress time to sort things out. Corporations such as Starbucks and H-E-B have pledged NOT to reduce part time hours.

 

Will you join me in asking Staples to join companies like Starbucks and H-E-B to pledge NOT the cut part time employees’ hours? 

 

To:
Ron Sargent, CEO of Staples
Don’t Cut Part-Time Hours Because of Obamacare! Join Starbucks and H-E-B in pledging not to cut hours!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

 

Sign this petition

 

Staples_store

 

 

I received many comments on my Wal-Mart post alerting me that I only posted/reported one side of that story. So here’s a solution to that lie….if you have opposing information or facts to this Staples post or the Wal-Mart post, and when I say facts, thats exactly what I mean, then send that opposite side of the big box story to me, and I’ll post them.

 

Otherwise, miss me with your bull shit.

 

1welovetheobamacrat

getcovered_find_share getcovered_smartthingtodo_0 getcovered_mom_share_0 getcovered_accident_share getcovered_sick_share

@smrtgrls AmyPoehler SmartGirls Questions about the new Health insurance marketplace? Head to  http://www.healthcare.gov  to get #GetCovered

@smrtgrls AmyPoehler SmartGirls Questions about the new Health insurance marketplace? Head to http://www.healthcare.gov to get #GetCovered

getcovered_potus_photo_2

Taye Diggs @TayeDiggs Got insurance? #getcovered  http://healthcare.gov

Taye Diggs
@TayeDiggs
Got insurance? #getcovered http://healthcare.gov

Valerie Jarrett @vj44 Put your Mom at ease already, and #GetCovered! Sign up for healthcare NOW at  http://www.healthcare.gov  !

Valerie Jarrett
@vj44
Put your Mom at ease already, and #GetCovered! Sign up for healthcare NOW at http://www.healthcare.gov !

Michael A. Nutter @Michael_Nutter #getcovered

Michael A. Nutter
@Michael_Nutter
#getcovered

Kate Bosworth @katebosworth Questions about the new Health Insurance Marketplace?  http://www.healthcare.gov  #GetCovered

Kate Bosworth
@katebosworth
Questions about the new Health Insurance Marketplace? http://www.healthcare.gov #GetCovered

Pharrell Williams @Pharrell No health insurance? #GetCovered at  http://Healthcare.gov

Pharrell Williams
@Pharrell
No health insurance? #GetCovered at http://Healthcare.gov

unnamed unnamed (1)

cropped-b4peace-header

enoughisenough2 (1)

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 172,866 other followers

%d bloggers like this: