- McJobs and Workers -

Unions tend to get carried away.

Posted by: Mike Bacon ( Texas, USA ) on July 09, 1998 at 09:33:42:

In Reply to: treatment of workers posted by Jamal Nickens on July 08, 1998 at 11:54:31:

Well, Jamal, why aren't you seeking employment elsewhere? The national news says the economy is the best it's ever been, HELP WANTED signs are EVERYWHERE. Yes that location is one bad apple, but I'm sure there are other fast food joints in Macedonia. And I'm sure that Macedonians also visit the supermarket now and then (Hint! Hint!). Everybody has had a dickhead for a boss or a company full of 'em at one time or another. Get over it and move on!!!

The bad part about unions is you often have no say in where your dues go, and in the end the customers lose that means we all lose. I don't want to pay $5 for a Big Mac and over $2 for small fries to cover higher wages. And as for this UAW business, I don't want to pay $30,000 for an underpowered and shitty-built econobox to cover some spoiled assembly-line employee's extravegant wage and 2-month vacation benefits package. Total drive-out price on the compact truck I bought six months ago was bad enough ($12,000), at least it's a good vehicle.

What if all locations go on strike? That could be bad news for many franchise owners. If the business folds, what have you gained? They're not all bad! You admitted that yourself!

Let it go, and get on the job trail! It's a seller's market out there now.


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