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12:43:16 AM Jan 28th 2013
edited by Candi
'This has happened to other firms and not just Wal-Mart. Depending on where in North America you live, if you work for four hours, you are required to be given a 15 minute break. Many businesses also use a computer system that keeps track of this."

Federal regulations in the United States is a fifteen-minute break every two hours, and half hour lunch if more then six hours are worked. If a manager were to tell you to clock out and in again like that, he would be subject to some very heavy fines. Management and businesses count on employees not knowing or researching their rights, the laws, and the regulations beyond what must be legally posted, to get away with the crap they do. (Labor violations, harassment, bullying, and so on.) They also count on the intimidation factor of costing the person their job, or at least advancement, particularly when the economy is poor.

Loophole abuse can work for an employee, but they have to do the research and thoroughly CYA.
11:50:05 AM Dec 30th 2012
edited by NaramSin

"This is fairly common during election time. If a candidate is very popular, someone will make a survey and he will be on top due to his popularity. This in turn will cause everyone to believe he is in the lead and will persuade many people to vote for him because he is in the lead, thus increasing his number of voters and as such he will surely be in the lead."

I can't see why this is an example of Loophole Abuse, rather than just a Self Fulfilling Prophecy.
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