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Mandatory community service
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RE: Mandatory community service

^Exactly. Just because we aren't required to work doesn't mean we won't be fucking ourselves over. It's still a form of coercion. If you do, you're fucked, if you don't, you're fucked.

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Mandatory community service - .Manicrose. - 11-02-2011, 11:08 AM
RE: Mandatory community service - Absnt - 11-02-2011, 11:14 AM
RE: Mandatory community service - Efs - 11-02-2011, 08:07 PM
RE: Mandatory community service - Absnt - 11-02-2011, 10:38 PM
RE: Mandatory community service - Aya - 11-03-2011, 01:25 AM
RE: Mandatory community service - Aya - 11-03-2011, 02:17 AM
RE: Mandatory community service - Aya - 11-03-2011, 02:44 AM
RE: Mandatory community service - Efs - 11-03-2011, 05:54 AM
RE: Mandatory community service - Absnt - 11-03-2011 07:04 AM
RE: Mandatory community service - Stadium - 11-16-2011, 05:28 AM

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