It takes two, baby!

It takes two, baby!

Corporate Welfare is a term that describes the tax breaks and special treatment that our government gives to corporations. Today I bring you two examples of the term Corporate Welfare. The CEO of Walmart makes more in one hour than a Walmart employee makes in a year....
Scrap and Bone Buffet

Scrap and Bone Buffet

  Tales of a robust job market and expectations of American workers spending those wages are being shared in conversations at Labor Day parades and picnics hosted by members of Congress for their constituents. Unfortunately, real economy statistics tell a story...
NO JOB MARKET FOR OLD MEN

NO JOB MARKET FOR OLD MEN

An American thriller written and directed by the Federal Reserve Bank. A good job is hard to find- particularly if you are an over 50 year old job seeker in this country. I designed this image to represent older Americans who struggle with age discrimination as they...
BATTLE FATIGUED MIDDLE CLASS COMMANDO

BATTLE FATIGUED MIDDLE CLASS COMMANDO

Middle class battle fatigue is a stress reaction to the physical and emotional effort exercised by members of the middle class in financially urgent and threatening situations. My personal experience as an employee of a telecommunications company included four...
MIDDLE CLASS – MAKING ENDS MEET

MIDDLE CLASS – MAKING ENDS MEET

The red rose in our tattoo expresses true and passionate feelings of love and sacrifice. A symbol of the workers whose stories unfold untold every day. The bold black letters “MIDDLE CLASS – MAKING ENDS MEET” are proudly displayed on its banner. From...
“I’m not stupid”

“I’m not stupid”

 I am always happy when someone stops me to comment on the t-shirt I’m wearing. From Joliet, Illinois to Evans City, Pennsylvania I have listened, commiserated, offered advice from experience and shared many thumbs-up with people who take a moment to talk...
What’s Sauce for the Goose…

What’s Sauce for the Goose…

Since its inception many decades ago, my private sector pension was funded with cash until the last few years when the plan was funded with company stock. The valuation of the stock is high as a result of my company participating in a frenzied buyback of its own...
Why  Layoffapalooza?

Why Layoffapalooza?

My name is Rita and in August of 1984 I became an employee of an American multinational telecommunications conglomerate. By April of 2016 it was evident to me that what I had done was traded my cool, my looks, and approximately seven thousand and eight hundred days of...