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Old 06-01-19, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Mobile 155 View Post
TP there is no where in the constitution that an employer has to try and make life easier for someone to LCF. LCF is a choice that, like budgeting, takes into account the difficulties that lifestyle brings with it. An employer can and often does require a dress code and that doesn’t bother me either. If someone freely chose to live car free it is not society’s responsibility to change to make that choice easier.
If an employer required LCF to qualify for a given job, you and some others would cry about the freedom to drive. It doesn't bother you if an employer requires a candidate drive/own a personal motor vehicle to get hired, but it would bother you tremendously if one required candidates not to own/drive one to get hired.

If however people want to provide an alternative to a transportation choice the majority of society has embraced then it is the alternative that has to equal or beat the service level provided. If an applicant doesn’t meet the needs of a Job provider then the employer should have the choice to find someone that will.
What if employers told applicants that they were required to submit to random car-checks, like drug testing, and if they were found to own a car, they would face immediate termination? Would you accept that?

And this also has nothing to do with why we have turned our back on Mass Transit. The lack of service and built in limitations in mass transit does. Wishing will not change that. Make a system that gets people from where they want to where they want when they want it and you will get society interested. Trying to get people to change to make a system work will never work in the long run.
The problem isn't trying to get people to change; it's trying to stop automotive interests from getting involved in transit planning in such a way that whittles down transit convenience to something that basically just markets car ownership. Have you ever noticed how many products are crafted in a way that is lacking so that customers will purchase the next product up the price ladder? That is the way transit systems are designed, which leads me to suspect that people involved with designing those transit systems are being careful to make sure there will be plenty of incentive to go out and buy a car as soon as people can afford to.

Basically, transportation choice is co-opted to function as a motivational tool for promoting car-ownership.
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