posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 04:32 PM
Originally posted by FreebirdGirl
Originally posted by steve1709
Let me get this right. A bunch of union groupies refuse to work for this company over a few bucks more a week, to the point that they cause the
company to go broke and in doing so lose the jobs of everybody that works there. So due to them wanting a bit more in their pay packet, they have now
caused people to have no pay packet at all. Wow, how smart are they. I don't usually back the boss but in this case it looks like the tough guy union
pr1cks have pushed that little bit too hard. I wonder how many of those union rep freaks have no job now, or have they simply moved on to another shop
floor to do it all over again. Yea for the union reps. Bet they are still pulling in weekly money from "union funds" Isn't there a fiction book
called Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand that where the unions do something similar so the owner of the company burns his business to the ground. Sorry for
the families that will do xmas tough but for the actual blokes who went on strike for the extra few bucks, I can't help thinking that in many cases,
it serves them right.
Come on. Is there a book called Atlas Shrugged? Look under your pillowcase. Remember it's where your bible used to be.
Yep, there is, and there's even google or yahoo search to help people find it here ya go : en.wikipedia.org...
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"The book explores a dystopian United States where many of society's most productive citizens refuse to be exploited by increasing taxation and
government regulations and go on strike. The refusal evokes the imagery of what would happen if the mythological Atlas refused to continue to hold up
the world. They are led by John Galt. Galt describes the strike as "stopping the motor of the world" by withdrawing the minds that drive society's
growth and productivity. In their efforts, these people "of the mind" hope to demonstrate that a world in which the individual is not free to create
is doomed, that civilization cannot exist where every person is a slave to society and government, and that the destruction of the profit motive leads
to the collapse of society. "
................................. ah what's the use, it's probably a little too deep for you anyway.
Why do I keep thinking "silly little girl"?
Unions and other victim organisations have a lot to answer for. Take paid parental leave for example
They kicked up a fuss until women could take time off "on full pay" to have a kid and bring it up for a few months then be able to waltz back into
their job. The employer had to pick up the bill for her pay PLUS pay someone else to take her place while she is on leave (also have to put up with
training this new person) that now means 2 wage expenses for the one position. THEN they have to guarantee the woman's position when she wants to
come back to work (and be patient once she is back until her skill level is back up to speed). So the employer decides that maybe it will be better to
NOT employ people full time but to take people on just for the time needed. Hmmmm says the employer, that saves me all of the hassles with potential
future pregnant women. Maybe it will work elsewhere. So the employer then starts to dramatically reduce full time work force. No more sick leave, no
more holiday pay, no more 17 1/2 % loading on christmas pay. Wow, this casual work force is a great thing he thinks. NOW the average Joe Blow can't
get full time work, can't get a house loan because he DOESN'T HAVE FULL TIME WORK>
Wow, unions, victim groups and the like have really "helped" the average bloke haven't they. Wake up!
Do I like money hungry employers? NO!
Do I like whiging whining employees? NO!
Do I like people? NO! but other animals are pretty kool.