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Author Topic: Reconciliation  (Read 23326 times)


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Re: Reconciliation
« Reply #495 on: January 02, 2023, 07:04:43 PM »
Which one?

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Re: Reconciliation
« Reply #496 on: January 02, 2023, 07:31:30 PM »
And I got to ask, why is this about my personal business, when we were talking about reconciliation? I certainly never raised it, and even the side comment in parathesis about globalism doesn't warrant an examination of my private business.

Wow, that sweatshop comment really struck a nerve with you!
Methinks thou dost protest too much!

So, how many temp workers do you hire when cap and gown season for graduates rolls around? Or do you just ship the work south of the border because the labor is cheaper?

Naw the sweatshop comment wasn't that big a deal. It was the slave labor comment that bugged me.

Not sure what you're getting at with these questions? We hire one office worker that is temp during the cap and gown season to help enter orders. Usually the daughter of another office worker, or someone else related to someone else we know. Usually they're a college student. We don't manufacture ordinary caps and gowns. We're just delivering them during the season, often by hiring a delivery company.

There isn't some big temp worker hiring that happens during that season. And that wouldn't make sense in our business. The stuff we do is too complicated to train someone on how to do it and then let them go months later. That would be a losing proposition. We'd invest more in the training than we'd get in production. Most of our employees have been there for many years. Some over 20 years.

No we don't have any vendors in Mexico. I looked into it years ago but a small business group I belonged to had a guy who convinced me it was a horrible idea. He had a factory there for a time, and his trucks would literally get hijacked.

So you see yourself as the Mini Me version of George Soros then, how petit bourgeois of you.

I don't see my self in any way relating to George Soros. In fact the only thing I have in common with him is we're both Jewish, which I suspect is at least part of what you meant.

How on Earth would he know if you were Jewish or not?

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Re: Reconciliation
« Reply #497 on: January 03, 2023, 01:42:16 AM »
I've mentioned I am Jewish several times here at RPGsite, and it's never been a big deal or really much commented on. For example, I mentioned it in the Bob Bledsaw II thread. Not the only thread where it has come up.

I'm not particularly devout as I don't go to temple very often. Acouple times a year, and I observe major holidays. Reformed sect temple when I do.

Never registered with me.

I do remember when you ran over to CIRCVS MAXIMVS trying to mock Pundit in order to create some cross-forum drama and they laughed you out of there.

I don't remember the topic but I do remember that happening. Which was dumb of me. Wish I could remember what it was about.


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Re: Reconciliation
« Reply #498 on: January 03, 2023, 03:47:39 AM »
I am curious. What does the German hybrid system look like? I know nothing about it and had not heard that brought up before. I'm cool just Googling in but if you know something about it I'd be happy to hear a summary.

I think our healthcare system is a mess, and was made worse by Obamacare (though it was never good). The whole "you can keep your health insurance" was a lie - I could not. I was told I had to buy new health insurance, which covered less and cost more. And I was pissed about it. And my left-wing friends had no sympathy, and just kept repeating that more people had health insurance now and that was a small price to pay. As all of them enjoyed health insurance paid for by their employer (sometimes the Government or a University) and they paid no price

Let me see if I can dig this out of the long-term memory, it's been a long time since I was in Germany but:

Every adult is obligated to have health insurance, public or private.
The basic level (public) of this insurance is agreed periodically between the government, health care bodies and insurance bodies (Krakenkassen).
This agreement is that for X Euros, we cover Y benefits, illnesses and drugs, as well as ambulance etc.
If you're low income, or on benefits, the government covers/tops-up your payments at the minimum rate.
Otherwise you're paying a premium of ~7.5% of your income to cover healthcare (matched by employee).
Premiums don't increase with age, pre-existing conditions of anything like that.
The insurance groups are all not-for profit (at least with respect to the public insurance) and in many lander there is a government run option.

If you earn a significantly high wage (>~65K Euro) you have the option of having private health insurance.
This is closer to American insurance in that the insurer is relatively free to set the rates and services provided/covered by the insurance (they cannot be worse than the basic public option).

The advantage of this is that a high-earning individual can avoid paying a massive premium compared to the public option (7.5% of the cut-off income is ~4,800 Euros, so a person earning $200,000 Euros is better off paying a 6,000 Euro premium instead of 7.5%).

The dis-advantage of this is that premiums go up as you age, that pre-existing conditions can be considered and that if your income drops it can be bloody hard to get back into the basic system.

When you turn up to the doctor or hospital they dock your insurance and treat you.
There may or may not be an out-of pocket before treatment and they're required to provide you a summary beforehand of those costs.

If you're admitted to hospital for a medically necessary procedure, there's generally no out-of pocket.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Reconciliation
« Reply #499 on: January 03, 2023, 05:34:04 AM »
I am curious. What does the German hybrid system look like?

I'm a middle aged guy with a lot of free time, looking for similar, to form a group for regular gaming. You should be chill, non-woke, and have time on your hands.

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Re: Reconciliation
« Reply #500 on: January 06, 2023, 12:56:37 PM »
Bored of this now.
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