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Content notes for "A Sanctuary for Those in Danger"

Here are the content notes for "A Sanctuary for Those in Danger."


"May I become at all times, both now and forever: a protector for those without protection; a guide for those who have lost their way; a ship for those with oceans to cross; a bridge for those with rivers to cross; a sanctuary for those in danger; a lamp for those without light; a place of refuge for those who lack shelter; and a servant to all in need."
-- Shantideva

Pasta e Fagioli is one of many Italian soups, often served with focaccia.

No special license is required to drive a recreational vehicle.

In T-America, hazard pay can come as a flat bonus or a pay differential. Heavy labor and/or uncomfortable work conditions that don't increase risk typically pay time and a half. Work that increases risk of minor to moderate injuries or chronic problems tends to pay double time. Work that increases risk of major injuries or serious illnesses customarily pays triple time. Life-threatening work pays quadruple time. Hazard pay refers to dangers above and beyond those standard for the job, because the standard level of risk should be compensated in the base pay. A bodyguard normally starts out above minimum wage, but that's what Faster Blaster can afford right now as a base; the percentage and bonuses should bump that to a more typical level.

Overtime Pay Rate Calculator

See local-America's rules for overtime pay and double time pay.

T-American employers typically pay time and a half for working minor holidays (such as Presidents' Day) and double time for working major holidays (such as Christmas). However, diversity protocols allow employers and employees to agree that they will swap the official list of holidays for an employee's personal list of religious or other cultural holidays. Most employers track who worked which holidays, so the same person doesn't get booked for two Thanksgivings in a row or Thanksgiving and Christmas, to reduce impact on families. In this regard, a Jewish employee could take off Hanukkah and work Christmas at regular pay. Saturdays, Sundays, and other regular days of rest or holy days count time and a half if not part of the job description; but again, employers and employees are free to agree on what someone's weekly rest/religion day is and pay based on that. These parameters incentivize employers to hire people of mixed religions and cultures whose priority days diverge, thus maximizing coverage while minimizing cost and family disruption. Night shifts offer a premium to compensate for inconvenience and health risks, but this varies more. This starts around a 10% bonus up to 50% (time and a half). Swing shift work pays double time compared to the same job on a fixed shift, because the inconvenience and health risks are higher. Some states allow employers and employees to agree on waiving part or all of the shift bonus for naturally nocturnal employees, in exchange for a guarantee of night work and double time pay if that employee gets called in during the day for any reason.

Read the list of paid holidays in L-America.

Energy gels provide quick fuel. GU Salted Caramel Energy Gel provides 312 calories per 100 grams.

You can make butter in a jar or a blender. For speedsters, an ordinary jar resembles the blender version.

Survival sex involves trading erotic activity for food, shelter, or other basic needs. It is generally considered a bad thing.

Vybra charges $25 for a basic blow job. 3/week = $75/week. $75 x 4 weeks = $300/month. The average monthly rent in North Bottoms is $1,169. Vybra is getting her place for less than a third of the going rate, in barter rather than cash. She therefore sees this as a great deal and doesn't want to risk losing it.
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