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Found this interesting…

So, I don’t get official breaks where I work. I honestly don’t notice, because it’s a fast-paced environment. Anyone can take a breather when s/he really needs it, but as far as I can tell, my company’s “rule” is that if you’re working for 7.5/8+ hours, you can take a 15 minute break. But there’s maybe less than a handful of people that even do that.

But since several people have expressed concern to me about the legality of said situation, lookie here:

Q: Does an employer have to provide employees breaks or a meal period?
A: No, unless the employee is under the age of 16.

-Virginia Dept of Labor and Industry FAQs

So, there ya have it! Thanks for the concern, but I’m not being abused. ;)

Muterus the Uterus?

I’ve heard some people say that they want to leave Virginia (and other affected states) ever since the madess of the ultrasound bill and personhood bill.

I think your disgust and frustration is definitely warranted, but I have to ask: what will moving solve? It’s the same thing as closing your eyes and avoiding an issue.

If you don’t agree with something, you can turn your head, or you can fight against it.

Want to voice your disapproval? Then do it. Call senators, governors, participate in protests, let your voice be heard. But bailing won’t solve anything.

Problems have a way of following people, anyway.

Besides, I feel like that’s only adding insult to injury. It’s like telling everyone else that shares your views, “Yeah, this really sucks, but you’re on your own now. Sayonara!”

Whatever’s going to happen is going to happen. We may not want it, but we can live with it…though we don’t have to do so silently.

So, suck it up, people. Put on your battle gear, or sure, get the hell out.

Let’s see what you’re really made of.

To protest a bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion, Virginia State Sen. Janet Howell (D-Fairfax) on Monday attached an amendment that would require men to have a rectal exam and a cardiac stress test before obtaining a prescription for erectile dysfunction medication.

It didn’t pass, but damn, she’s got truth and moxie.

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