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1   Blue   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 27, 7:59am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There is nothing wrong providing fancy food, except they are avoiding tax that is wrong.
2   Rin   ignore (3)   2018 Jul 27, 8:17am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

For one, this doesn't make sense because many companies use some sort of catering business for their in-house offerings. For example, in Mass, Corporate Chefs (www.corporatechefs.com) & Restaurant Associates (www.restaurantassociates.com) handle a slew of corporate in-house offerings and yes, depending upon the client, the clients pays all of the costs including taxes, esp if it's a conference.

And then, for cheaper ordinary day-to-day companies, their employees pay at the cafeteria checkout but still, it's a type of subsidized food offering as I can't believe that anyone would find an ordinary restaurant where they'd get high quality dishes at 75% of list prices, esp once you account for the tips.

Nonetheless, this is a good thing because ppl should leave the Bay Area, anyways, Silicon Valley and San Fran are crappy places to live in, overpriced and with no real culture outside of ppl wasting money on stupid stuff. Many east coast cities, minus Philadelphia PA/Wilmington DE, are better, with Boston at the top.
3   Patrick   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 27, 8:21am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Was just in Boston and the humidity and heat were hellish. So there's that.
4   MrBark   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 27, 8:25am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The lost productivity at these companies will be massive. The pollution and traffic caused by people traveling off the campuses for lunch will increase. A compromise would have been to allow these companies provide market-rate leasable space on campus for small businesses to open cafes that operate independently similar to a food court at a mall.
5   P N Dr Lo R   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 27, 8:29am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MrBark says
The pollution and traffic caused by people traveling off the campuses for lunch will increase.
Why would they have to leave? Can't they just start charging for the food? What a dreadful prospect, having to pay for your own lunch! They're no longer school children.
6   Patrick   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 27, 8:46am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

To use government to forbid a private organization to give something to other private parties (their employees) specifically in order to funnel money to other private organizations seems like corruption of the first order.

Anyone should be able to freely give anyone else whatever they want.
7   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 27, 9:13am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

These employers will charge a penny for a meal to get around this stupid law.
8   Rin   ignore (3)   2018 Jul 27, 9:23am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
Was just in Boston and the humidity and heat were hellish. So there's that.


The dog days of the summer are approx ~2.5 weeks per year, mainly during July. Most of the time, it's range bound between 65F and 85F with a medium amount of humidity for much of the rest of the June to Sept time frame. This is a full four season climate, unlike Cali. And nearly every office has air conditioning.
9   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2018 Jul 27, 9:30am   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If it moves, tax it. - Democrats
10   socal2   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 27, 9:39am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Rin says
This is a full four season climate, unlike Cali. And nearly every office has air conditioning.


Seasons sshmeasons.

I don't need to suffer through 6-8 months of swamp-ass humidity, bugs, thunderstorms, Nor'easters, Bomb Cyclones, Hurricanes and bitter cold winters to enjoy the Spring time Mediterranean weather I have 11.5 months a year.
11   Iranian_Oil_Burse   ignore (5)   2018 Jul 27, 9:55am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

socal2 says
Rin says
This is a full four season climate, unlike Cali. And nearly every office has air conditioning.


Seasons sshmeasons.

I don't need to suffer through 6-8 months of swamp-ass humidity, bugs, thunderstorms, Nor'easters, Bomb Cyclones, Hurricanes and bitter cold winters to enjoy the Spring time Mediterranean weather I have 11.5 months a year.


#fuckboston
12   Tenpoundbass   ignore (14)   2018 Jul 27, 10:00am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If I were CEO I would have a bus come every day at noon and take the whole company two towns away to eat at those eateries.
13   MrBark   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 27, 11:14am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

P N Dr Lo R says
MrBark says
The pollution and traffic caused by people traveling off the campuses for lunch will increase.
Why would they have to leave? Can't they just start charging for the food? What a dreadful prospect, having to pay for your own lunch! They're no longer school children.


It's not welfare. It's a perk to attract the top talent in a hot market while keeping them in their desks working as long as possible. Time for companies to start leaving the Bay Area.
14   RecentCost   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 27, 12:25pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Funny how progressives call Trump a fascist and then try to pull bullshit like this.
15   Ceffer   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 27, 1:27pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FortWayne says
If it moves, tax it. - Democrats

You forgot "fine it, fee it, excise it, surcharge it, bond it, make it illegal so you can lawyer-plunder it, rape and extort it in every way imaginable".
16   Ceffer   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 27, 1:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Maybe these laws will stem the hemorrhoid epidemic at hi tech companies by making the Aeron surfers actually walk out the doors.
17   epitaph   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 27, 3:02pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

What are you in for?

I was caught talking my lunch to work and found guilty of violent assault on Fuddruckers bottom line.

18   Tenpoundbass   ignore (14)   2018 Jul 27, 6:06pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Another thing they could do is open the Cafe up to the outside as well. And charge people off the street more to eat there.
And give a per diem allowance for all employees.

We need think tanks that sit around a room and dream up ways to fuck the American Communist and drive them back into the Sewer of History.
They need to be disenfranchised down trodden and inflicted with so much woes they would wish the hell they shut the fuck up after Trump got elected.

This November Fuck every damn last Liberal Commie in America straight up the God Damned Poop Shoot and Vote Republican down the ticket.

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