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  •  You did great!! Nice work! (7+ / 0-)

    They pushed you a little, and you put it out there reasonably.

    All in all, a good segment.  You should be feeling good about it.

    BTW:  I had linked your earlier work to people, who said right away, "Oh, that's Dkos, no cred..."

    Got to link the TV segment today, and noted others had found the right info, declaring bad management where the original discussion was "those $&%#)$&% unions again!"

    :)

    BTW:  I've walked from corrupt employers before.  Don't ever take shit you don't have to, take care of your family by making sure you've always got plan "B", and up-sell yourself because you are worth what you think you are, not what they can intimidate you in to believing.

    The ones I walked on?  Gone in a year, and in one case I visited the auction and bought the nice computer I worked on while I was there!  (poetic)

    My own work experience does not include union labor.  I'm a tech oriented person, who moved up and out of manufacturing into consulting and pre-sales.  Took the tools I was using, and got really good at them, which put me in a spot to work with lots of companies all over the US today.  

    Look hard at what you've learned there and network around some.  This may well be one of those times in your life where you can move up and onto bigger and better things.

    My wife did work in a union and rose to the station of Steward, who prevented any and all firings for about three years!  (couple of them kind of deserved it, but she did her work very well, as she was asked to do)

    Contract time came, and she lead the negotiation against 5 black suits and shiny shoes, securing a great contract for a few years.  Back then, computers were still fairly new.  I came home to papers all over the living room floor!  She was gonna get a good deal, and did!  

    Prior to those experiences, I had heard nothing but negatives about unions.  I see much differently today, and this mess is horrible!

    solidarity

    You guys are doing the right thing here.  Fucking crooks.  And yeah, that's foul language, but I like to use it for foul people.  

    Hoping you guys see a good end to this, but if you don't, know that a lot of people see it your way.

    ***Be Excellent To One Another***
    IF THEY ARE GOING TO SCREW THE PEOPLE, MAKE THEM OWN IT.

    by potatohead on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 07:25:15 AM PST

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