Here’s where your $15 wage went

Go ahead! Go ahead, press for that high paying job. Stick around, you can meet your replacement.

Self-serve kiosks to replace food staff at SUNY Orange

SUNY Orange’s cafeteria workers will be laid off at the end of the spring semester, to be replaced by food-dispensing machines.

In an email sent to students on Thursday, Vinnie Cazzetta, executive director of the nonprofit Orange County Community College Association, which runs the cafeterias, said the change comes after the college’s food-service operations showed a deficit of more than $150,000 last year, “continuing a trend of significant operations losses that has existed for years.”

Cazzetta said nine full-time workers and three part-timers will be laid off as part of the plan.

An outside audit done in December showed larger financial problems were looming, Cazzetta said.

“By doing nothing we could have been out of business in 12 to 18 months. We would not have been able to make payroll,” Cazzetta said.

The College Association is a nonprofit that provides auxiliary services to SUNY Orange. It has existed since the late 1950s and runs the campus book store, food services and buys and manages real estate for future campus development. The changes will go into effect in June. [snip]

Rebecca Walker, a 19-year-old student from Otisville, said while food on campus was pricier than she liked, she enjoyed freshly made, warm food. She said she had no way of eating off campus once she arrived.

“It’s accommodating, it’s convenient and the people who work there are lovely,” Walker said. “It’s kind of awful to lose your job to a machine.”

In recent months, the College Association’s board sought proposals from providers that could handle oversight of food services with the intent of keeping the traditional cafeteria setup that’s been around for decades, Cazzetta said.

“But even with a change of management and anticipated increases of nearly 30 percent in sales, those independent, outside firms projected that losses would have remained in excess of $80,000 annually,” Cazzetta said.

The College Association is close to signing a contract with a new vendor for the self-serve kiosks, Cazzetta said.

Cazzetta said for years food service had been a losing proposition and had been underwritten by revenue from book sales. But in recent years revenue from book sales had been undercut by entities like Barns & Noble, Amazon and eBay. Tax forms representing the 2014-15 school year, the most recent available, show food service was in the red by $150,297 while the bookstore netted $186,595. [snip]

Nichole McClary, who began working in the Rowley Center five months ago for about $12 an hour, said she loved the job. Looking for a new job will change her plans to spend time with her 2-year-old, she said.

“I was looking forward to having the summer off,” she said.

Now you will have the summer off.

All these students wailing about the staff not having jobs fail to look the wages paid. $12/hr for what? That type of work in entry level worth at most $9/hr. Pay $12 to $15 and soon you’re talking to the robot.

Try talking some course in math and economics, hell evcn a course in Home Ec would give some of you lame brains a smattering of how to cost out a home business.

Parsing in Vermont, the Proggy way

One might ask Governor Scott just what oath he took when he was sworn into office. It seems to us here at Loon Watch, that oaths taken by public officials usually contain such words as uphold the law, follow the Constitution and other niceties like not breach the public trust and not commit misdemeanors.

We haven’t found any wording allowing for upholding only those laws found in favor. Strange that the people writing the Constitutions both State(s) and US didn’t put in that wording. Guess they weren’t Progressives.

From Vermont Watchdog:

Speaking at a press conference Thursday, Republican Gov. Phil Scott said he would consider deporting some criminal aliens residing in Vermont illegally.

The statement represents a modest change in the governor’s approach to illegal immigration, which has been at odds with the Trump administration’s policy and executive orders.

 HERE is the full posting from:

More excerpts from the article follow:

On March 28, Scott signed into law S.79 , a bill crafted to shield illegal immigrants from “compulsory collection of personally identifying information, or dissemination of that information for purposes of establishing a mandatory federal registry or database.”

Immigration experts have told Watchdog that concealing data about illegal immigrants could cause Vermont to lose federal dollars it receives to support a variety of programs, including law enforcement. [snip]

Vermont Watchdog has reported that among the characteristics the state wants hidden from federal immigration enforcement officers are immigration status, national origin, religion, race and color. But, following Scott’s statement on Thursday, it is uncertain how deportation in Vermont can occur without some state officials revealing the status of criminal immigrants in contradiction to the spirit of S.79.

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Doing the jobs Americans won’t do

How often have the Liberals offered up this as a reason why America needs open borders and unfettered immigration. Is this one of those jobs you, as an American, won’t take?

Two Illegal Aliens Raped a 14-Year-Old Girl In a Maryland High School Bathroom

Two illegal aliens raped a 14-year-old girl in the bathroom of a D.C.-area high school last Thursday, just months after arriving in the country unlawfully and enrolling in classes.

Blood pressure high, yet? There’s more.

According to the Washington Times, 18-year-old Henry Sanchez and 17-year-old Jose Montano lured the girl into the bathroom and asked her for sex. When she refused, the boys took turns holding the girl down and sexually assaulting her in the bathroom of Rockville High School, located in Montgomery County, Maryland, just a few miles outside of Washington, D.C. and the nation’s immigration headquarters.

After finally escaping the bathroom, the girl immediately reported the incident to a faculty member. Both guys were arrested at the school that same day and charged with first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual offenses. Montano, technically still a minor, is being charged as an adult.

In a report following their first hearing on Friday, the Washington Post stated that the Guatemalan-born Sanchez has only been in the country about seven months, and is the subject of a pending “alien removal” case.

 The Post noted that immigration officials refused to disclose Montano’s immigration status because he’s a minor; however, he came into the country from El Salvador only about eight months ago. You can connect the dots.

Here’s the real kicker – both of these guys, at 17 and 18 years old, were placed in the ninth grade after arriving in the United States — also known as the grade most 14-year-olds are enrolled in.

According to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, more than 153,000 illegal alien kids have been released to “sponsors” living in the United States since the start of FY2014. Of those, 3,286 were placed in Montgomery County.

Fortunately, Judge Eugene Wolfe refused to grant bond to these guys last Friday, and the two rapists will remain in prison until their trial.

Unfortunately, this young girl gets to live the rest of her life with the memory of being raped in the bathroom stall of a government-funded building by two guys who shouldn’t have even been here.

This is going to be very confusing.
In which bathroom did this assault take place? Were these unisex bathrooms? Or did the males suddenly undergo instant gender identification conversion allowing entrance to the female bathroom. Because of this ID mixup, was this considered a lesbian encounter?

In Progressive States (MD is one), a form either affirming or denying consent is usually required.
Is she racially discriminating against these males because of origin? If the assailants were white, would she have objected to the advances? Has she exhibited racial bias in the past?

If you dear readers, think I’m bulls#!ting with these questions, wait until you hear what the defense lawyers bring up in court. If the lawyers can shop the court for a liberal judge (in that area, a good chance of getting one) that trial will become a circus for the immigration agenda and every kinky educational idea the Left wants to insert in the schools.
She’ll be sacrificed for the greater advancement of the Progressive agenda.