Urbandumpsterdiver's Blog

August 17, 2012

Cleaning Supplies

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 7:23 pm

Retrieved out of the trash yesterday 5 bottles of laundry detergent and 8 bottles of generic Pine-Sol. These cleaners do not go bad and will last us a long time. We figured we’d gotten about $15 worth of items that are perfectly good.

The only thing I can think of is that the containers were damaged in transit and wouldn’t be sellable in the store. If nothing else, we can be clean!

I spoke to a young lady yesterday at a local discount store. We had a discussion over the health care issue that many retail employees face, which is none or close to none. She told me that if she wanted health care through her employer, it would be $150 a week. That’s an insanely high price. She could get good coverage for a lot less. She told her employer, I don’t think so.

Isn’t there a better way?



  1. It’s criminal what it takes to get health care coverage in this country… and even if you find a way to pay the premium, you still end up owing thousands in deductibles. Have a good friend who had to drop theirs because it went to $1200/month this year for their family of 4. We haven’t had any in 15 years. Then my son got cancer this year – right after we moved to a county that has an affordable health care plan if you meet the income limits -which we did. God knew we needed to move before we did. Now Canada is looking pretty good.

    Comment by Sondra — August 18, 2012 @ 12:05 am

  2. No wonder so many people go on welfare.  Why work your butt off for such poor wages and benefits when you can get so much more from the government just sitting on your butt?

    Hope you are well.  Miss you!

    Comment by ritarabbit — August 18, 2012 @ 1:42 am

  3. That’s exactly right. At Walgreens and CVS, healthcare costs one about 150 per month for one person. Costs go up for families.

    Retail isn’t very high paying. That cashier probably made from 9/hour to 12/hour. And don’t you dare go over 39.5 hours/week.

    Comment by Ryu — August 19, 2012 @ 8:31 pm

  4. Check into an HMO. They can be a lot cheaper.

    Comment by Lisa Smith — August 20, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

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