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Since: Apr 09

Spotted World

#4801 Aug 12, 2013
-Persephone- wrote:
<quoted text>hiiii! I know she is too. She probably just doesn't want to deal with her fan club.
Fan club, or stalker club?

“<3”

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#4802 Aug 12, 2013
Spotted Girl wrote:
<quoted text>
Fan club, or stalker club?
You are correct, the stalker club. Hope you're doing well tonight.
:)
-Kevin-

San Antonio, TX

#4803 Aug 12, 2013
Don't act like you don't love the attention.
KEVIN THE GREAT

Nitro, WV

#4807 Aug 13, 2013
Wanna Be wrote:
Man up and send me your information.
Oh wait, you can't do that. You aren't a Man.
Someone is getting pissy

*giggles*

“<3”

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#4814 Aug 13, 2013
Good morning, graybox! Remember to call your doc and get your meds upped.

:)

“<3”

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#4815 Aug 13, 2013
KEVIN THE GREAT wrote:
Dumb ;-)
It's on a tear this morning. Let's try and corral it over on my thread. The one they ruined last summer. I have a suprise for it.

“<3”

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#4818 Aug 13, 2013
Kevin wrote:
<quoted text>
Bwahahaha
Did you tell the cops he was reposting your drunken rant from last night and its making you crazier?
Bwahahaha
Drunk? Cops?

He? No, but I have a funny police report you should read.

“<3”

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#4819 Aug 13, 2013
Eight hour work day
During the Industrial Revolution, companies attempted to maximize the output of their factories by keeping them running as many hours as possible, typically implementing a “sun up to sun down” work day. Wages were also extremely low, so workers themselves often needed to work these long shifts just to get by, including often sending their children to work in the factories as well, rather than getting them educated. With little representation, education, or options, factory workers also tended to work in horrible working conditions to go along with the bad hours. The typical work day at this time lasted anywhere from 10-18 hours per day, six days a week. This all began to change in the 19th century.
The first to suggest an eight hour work day for everyone was a British man by the name of Robert Owen, who was also one of the founders of socialism. Owen felt that the work day should be divided into thirds, with workers getting equal time to themselves and to sleep as they do for work. Thus, in 1817, he began campaigning for an eight hour working day for all workers, coining the phrase,“Eight hours labour, eight hours recreation, eight hours rest.” Unfortunately, this did not catch on for some time, though throughout the 19th century a series of Factories Acts were passed that steadily improved working conditions and reduced work hours for factory workers. For instance, The Factories Act of 1847 stipulated that women and children were to be granted a ten hour work day, thus only having to work 60 hours per week.
The eight hour work day cause was taken up once again in Britain in 1884 by Tom Mann who was part of the Social Democratic Federation. Mann subsequently formed an “Eight Hour League” whose sole goal was to get the eight hour work day established. Their biggest victory came when they managed to convince the Trades Union Congress, which represents the majority of unions in Britain- and does so even to this day- to establish the eight hour work day as one of their primary goals, which they subsequently began to work towards.
The push for a shorter work day began earlier in the United States, in 1791, with workers in Philadelphia striking for a ten hour total work day that would include two hours for meals. By the 1830s, support for eight hour work days was shared among the majority of the working class people in the United States, but still failed to find support among business owners. Over the next few decades, workers continued to hold strikes demanding shorter working hours and gradually things began improving.
Part 1

“<3”

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#4820 Aug 13, 2013
Part 2 - Eight Hour Work Day

Momentum for the cause particularly picked up with several “Eight Hour Leagues” forming in the United States, as Mann had formed in Britain around this same time. In 1884, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions declared that May 1, 1886 would be the first day that an eight hour work day would be made mandatory. This, of course, was neither backed by any federal mandate nor the businesses themselves and relied on workers striking and raising a general ruckus to drive the point home. When May 1, 1886 arrived, the first ever May Day parade was held with 350,000 workers walking off their jobs protesting for the eight hour work day.
Progress was still slow though and it wasn’t until 1905 that industries began implementing the eight hour work day on their own accord. One of the first businesses to implement this was the Ford Motor Company, in 1914, which not only cut the standard work day to eight hours, but also doubled their worker’s pay in the process. To the shock of many industries, this resulted in Ford’s productivity off of these same workers, but with fewer hours, actually increasing significantly and Ford’s profit margins doubled within two years after implementing this change. This encouraged other companies to adopt the shorter, eight hour work day as a standard for their employees.
Finally, in 1937 the eight hour work day was standardized in the United States and regulated by the federal government according to the Fair Labor Standards Act. It stipulated that workers were not to work more than 44 hours per week and any hours over 40 required of the worker were to be paid with overtime bonuses added to their normal pay rate.

what a russsh

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#4822 Aug 13, 2013
*****

Good morning miss persy ...
You know that is not for me ... right ?

))>><<((
SUPER KEVIN

Nitro, WV

#4823 Aug 13, 2013
Virginny wrote:
<quoted text>
Link please. Sounds interesting unless of course you are bluffing.
I think she's referring to someone calling the police because someone was grey boxing her on Topix.

And it wasn't pers. lol

“<3”

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#4824 Aug 13, 2013
what a russsh wrote:
*****
Good morning miss persy ...
You know that is not for me ... right ?
))>><<((
Good morning! You mean work?

what a russsh

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#4826 Aug 15, 2013
*****

Where is miss figgy ...?

))>><<((

Alain is Vain

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#4827 Aug 17, 2013
+++++

Its Saturday ... WHERE IS MISS FIGGY ???

)~~+~~(

“The Spotted Girl News Network”

Level 8

Since: Apr 09

Spotted World

#4829 Aug 17, 2013
Persephone wrote:
And tell us why Barbi got arrested when she was drunk and had to be removed from the apartment she had with her daughter? I want to know more about that. Or the time she got fired for being drunk at work?
You should take your story line to Mattel. Hey, time to update the dolls with a more realistic line. You know, maybe a trailer trash Barbie, a ghetto queen Barbie, and a true party girl doll.

“<3”

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#4830 Aug 17, 2013
Spotted Girl wrote:
<quoted text>
You should take your story line to Mattel. Hey, time to update the dolls with a more realistic line. You know, maybe a trailer trash Barbie, a ghetto queen Barbie, and a true party girl doll.
that grey box isn't me.

How are you doing?

“<3”

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#4831 Aug 17, 2013
the unknown profile wrote:
+++++
Hello to our miss figgy ...
+++++
I'll send you a message.

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Spotted World

#4832 Aug 17, 2013
-Persephone- wrote:
<quoted text>
that grey box isn't me.
How are you doing?
Obviously. I was making a funny out of what they were saying.

“<3”

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#4833 Aug 17, 2013
Spotted Girl wrote:
<quoted text>
Obviously. I was making a funny out of what they were saying.
It Was funny!

“<3”

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#4835 Aug 18, 2013
Good mornin handsome

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