Originally posted by Pfeil
Unions were great when children were getting chopped up in machinery and people were earning 5 cents a day and worked 15 hours a day, but today they
are almost completely useless and obsolete.
[edit on 7/11/08 by Pfeil]
Holy geez, I could not agree with you more!
I'm currently working a temporary assignment in a company which has a Union. Being a contractor, I'm not part of the union, but as an outsider
looking in, the crap the union and the company throw back and forth borderlines on complete insanity!
The Union want's control over Human Resources.
The company is trying to undermine the union by hiring contractors, and what they call "temps". I being a contractor have no quarrel if the business
goes under, I'm just there to implement a few things and be on my way, but these poor "temps" are being treated like garbage.
Basically, all the shortcomings of the union because of their collective laziness is laid on the "temps". These temps are paid a dirt wage, and
expected to pick up an inhuman amount of slack.
They usually last a couple of days before they give up and leave.
Basically, all the garbage people had to deal with before unions, the "temps" are having to deal with because the unions are collectively lazy.
I have no idea how the company survives at all, let alone can afford the implementations I'm installing for them.
The level of insanity and complete counter-productivity in this place is incredible... I really cannot come up with the words to describe just how
backwards this place is.
I prefer not dealing with unions. I've always found myself to be someone who can negotiate terms for myself... I don't need a union to screw my
plans up for me, I don't need a union to take "union dues" from me, and I most certainly wouldn't want to show up for work one day only to be told
"guess what, we're on strike" and have the company go bankrupt because of that strike.
... absolute insanity.
And to top it off, up here in Canada, the government acts as a union for you. There are disciplinary measures the government uses for wrongful
dismissal, illegally dangerous work, and harassment.
There is literally NO USE for a union up here... other than to weigh the company down and destroy it's productivity.
And yes, we're experiencing the same problems in the automotive industry. Right after I moved to the GTA area, over 2,500 technicians lost their jobs
in the auto industry... and there I was, new to the area, realizing that I've got over 2,500 skilled people to compete with now... wonderful, just
[edit on 7-11-2008 by johnsky]