Originally posted by greavsie1971
I always find it a little crazy knowing americans get so little annual leave. Are there any other developed countries that are similar?
imo, any country where there are unions will end up in the same boat. At first, the union movement was needed and beneficial, but over time, it became
a beast of burden to its own members. Those in control of them strived for more and more just to justify and retain their own positions. Then over
time, employers, who at first reluctantly agreed that they had had to give concessions, realised that they could find "alternative ways" to employ
so instead of people being given full time work that comes with all of the benefits, holiday pay, sick leave, 17.5% loading on holidays here in
Australia, the employers have chosen to employ casual staff, no holidays, no sick leave, no loading etc.
so congratulations to all of those pushy union loud mouths. You have brought about, through your constant screams for "better conditions"
today's culture of job insecurity, less benefits, inability to show consistant employment hence get a home loan and the list goes on.
Employers don't want to hire "fertile" (for want of a better word) women because they are aware that they could be up for the expense and
inconvenience of having to cover her for "maternity leave" by employing a "casual" worker, then guaranteeing her a position 6 months later when
she comes back to work (and also the possible need to upskill her) What a joke! What boss in their right mind would want to employ a walking, talking
potentially pregnant person when there are alternatives? imo very few but guess what, they won't tell you that because they are smart enough to know
that by saying it will end them up in court on discrimination charges, so it it the "unspoken" reason for not employing females of breeding age.
so thanks to many selfish union "high ups" and outspoken know-it-alls who have shouted and squealed too loudly, the averge Joe ( or Josephine) are
the ones who are being penalized. Well done
There are many other examples that show how the squealing, loud few have destroyed the chances of the many but they can be left for another day.
By the way, I was a staunch believer in unions and their causes up until when they overstepped the mark and became the problem and not the solution.
THEY have pushed the thought processes of the employers away from employing people full time and towards just bringing in people when needed. Now that
the door has been opened, it cannot be closed, well done to those pathetic ignorant fools. The equality brigade imo have a lot of blood on their hands
with regards to average hard working people losing their jobs