Dr. Spencer Bagley, a professor at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, complained on Twitter about the fact that Panda Express is willing to pay a manager more than he gets paid as a college educator.
He was immediately roasted for his Feb. 11 post and called an “elitist.” “My salary as an associate professor of mathematics at Westminster College, three blocks away from this sign, is $61,500,” tweeted Bagley, posting a picture of a recruitment sign from the massive Asian food chain advertising a general manager position that has a total potential annual compensation of “$69,000/Yr + Bonus.”
The Panda Express advertisement also offered career opportunities for assistant manager with possible earnings of “$20/Hr + Bonus” and “Service & Kitchen Team” with potential salaries of $15 to $19 per hour for job-seekers.
Critics on social media were quick to lambast Bagley’s calculation. One tweeted, “61.5k – 69k = 7500.00 less annually,” asking Bagley: “What formula, exactly, did you use to come to the conclusion that you’re making ‘way less’ than a General Manager at Panda Express (which has great, but somewhat overpriced, food)?” Another critic wrote, “The sign also says ‘Total Potential Annual Compensation or Earnings’. Likely the base pay requires certain performance targets being met, and then bonuses paid if higher targets are met. The $69K is not just having to deal with academia’s politics,” the Twitter user said to Bagley. “[N]ext time: I’m an Associate Professor of Mathemetics and make $61,500 a year. I know that might sound like a lot but let me tell you what an average day looks like for me… oh and those breaks/holidays… HA I’m still working. (No need for pic),” a third critic noted on Twitter, quote tweeting Bagley’s post. “College costs way too much. Students leave college with soul crushing debt. We […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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