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cdru
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From the Wired article...

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This is my worry: the homeless turned not just into walking, talking hotspots, but walking, talking billboards for a program that doesn’t care anything at all about them or their future, so long as it can score a point or two about digital disruption of old media paradigms. So long as it can prove that the real problem with homelessness is that it doesn’t provide a service.
So tell me Tim Carmody, what have you or wired done about homeless? So what if "Homeless Hotspots" make them walking, talking billboards that don't care anything about the actual issue. It gives a few homeless guys some work for awhile and gets the company some advertising. There's no harm in either. It's not like they are underpaying children to perform toxic or hazardardous tasks or the similar.

puck0114

join:2005-12-24
Portland, OR
This post is full of win.

25139889

join:2011-10-25
Toledo, OH
reply to cdru
or underpaying the homeless $10 a day to hold up signs on street corners for businesses like most companies do. (and these people stand for 12+ hours a day in ALL weather)


cdru
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said by 25139889:

or underpaying the homeless $10 a day to hold up signs on street corners...

Around here it's either for Cash 4 Gold shops or Going-out-of-business businesses. They are independent contractors with a fixed daily rate. If they don't like their pay, they are free to negotiate higher daily pay.


dvd536
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said by cdru:

said by 25139889:

or underpaying the homeless $10 a day to hold up signs on street corners...

Around here it's either for Cash 4 Gold shops or Going-out-of-business businesses. They are independent contractors with a fixed daily rate. If they don't like their pay, they are free to negotiate higher daily pay.

here its smoke shops