Friday, November 16, 2012

In this economy...

I think, if I were a business owner, I'd have a zero tolerance policy for strikes.  I'd write it into the employment contracts that walk-out strike equals "I quit."  I mean, look at what happens when employees go on strike: Hostess, a national name brand in goodies, is going under.  As in, totally gone.  That's 18,000 more jobs gone because of a few who demanded more than what the company could afford to give them. 

Now, Wal-Mart is having issues with strikers.  There have been plans announced that there will be a walk-out strike on Black Friday--perhaps the biggest shopping day of the year. 

Enough of this shit, people.  Stop whining.  You have a fucking job with a fucking paycheck.  You're luckier than almost 20% of the nation.  Suck it up and get to work so that your company can stay afloat, and you can keep your fucking job.

I understand that unions were necessary, at one point--that working conditions used to be a hell of a lot more dangerous, and work hours unreasonable (16 hour days and six or seven day weeks is unreasonable.  12 hour days four days a week is not.).  That time has passed. 

The giant uber-unions (UAW, NEA, et.al.) really need to follow suit. 

2 comments:

  1. "I understand that unions were necessary, at one point--that working conditions used to be a hell of a lot more dangerous, and work hours unreasonable (16 hour days and six or seven day weeks is unreasonable. 12 hour days four days a week is not.). That time has passed......."

    DITTO!!

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