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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post


Shouldn't a company not completely abuse it's workforce? Shouldn't there be a better alternative?


The labor movement was born out of gross negligence, unsafe conditions, and abuse. It served a good purpose and just like any system there are things that I disagree with completely. That plant sounds like the management totally let it go.


For every one bullshit school teacher that's given up and can't be fired because of a union, there are a 100 busting their ass to make sure their underfunded school system can stay afloat. 

The logical business perspective is a bottom line. Workers health and injuries on the job only work to lower said bottom line. 

As someone living in a socialist haven, I can say the idea of workers unions and someone the right employees have are great, but it has become completely side tracked and the unions are way to powerful.

The city councils and government used to hire everyone on tenure like contracts basically making everyone from gartners to CEO's unfireable. I have a family member who is employed on a contract like that and he and all his colleagues basically worked like this for years 4:30 someone on rotation showed up stamped everyone in, went back home and slept to 7:00-7:30 and showed up to work at 8:00, 10:00 hour long breakfast break, 12:00 hour long lunch, 2-2:30 nap, 3:00 go home/ go work for your self. It stopped when the boss set up cameras after 10ish years and started threatening with firing them for fraud.

Minimum wage is a double edge sword as it will eventually lead to mass layoffs.
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post


As someone living in a socialist haven, I can say the idea of workers unions and someone the right employees have are great, but it has become completely side tracked and the unions are way to powerful.

The city councils and government used to hire everyone on tenure like contracts basically making everyone from gartners to CEO's unfireable. I have a family member who is employed on a contract like that and he and all his colleagues basically worked like this for years 4:30 someone on rotation showed up stamped everyone in, went back home and slept to 7:00-7:30 and showed up to work at 8:00, 10:00 hour long breakfast break, 12:00 hour long lunch, 2-2:30 nap, 3:00 go home/ go work for your self. It stopped when the boss set up cameras after 10ish years and started threatening with firing them for fraud.

Minimum wage is a double edge sword as it will eventually lead to mass layoffs.

 

Yeah, obviously stuff has swung too far in the other direction. I think unions need some stuff changed. Doing away with them is not the right answer imho, because labor policy in the US is still very much in favor of the employer in many states. I think employees that are documented as having issues following directions/tasks should be fired. There should be a process in place for that obviously.

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I'm glad all this union talk is taking over the car thread.
post #20359 of 26276
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post

I'm glad all this union talk is taking over the car thread.

Time to start posting jalopnik stories:

http://jalopnik.com/why-googles-new-job-postings-dont-mean-its-building-its-1758718894
post #20360 of 26276
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post

I'm glad all this union talk is taking over the car thread.

It's that or talking about GF love of e-coli.
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Originally Posted by needhelp123 View Post

My dream car in the whole world ever since I was born was Volkswagen Golf R

My friend and I were a few beers in two weekends ago and talked about what car we really wanted in HS (outside of the absolute fantasy of a Ferrari F50 or the like). We both agreed it was an A80 Supra.
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You seem like an odouls kind of guy.
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You seem like an odouls kind of guy.

**Click fo gangsta ish**

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ZBHwArxMSVQ/SxMpZRcn9rI/AAAAAAAAAAc/SKiedgv50MQ/s320/n547402873_1810526_5805770.jpg

I'm wondering, what gang are you exactly part of? It's, by definition, a group of people who do things that push boundaries.

Are you arranging protests on political issues, are you kind of the cool West Side Story guy, are you more Nas or NWA, are you something gangsta ish?

Maybe you're a gaudy douche who apparently eats fancy sushi and doesn't post anything specific about cars, other than automatics suck over and over. There are a subset of humans that do that, so my apologies if you are, because that's also a gang, I suppose.
Edited by ramuman - 2/12/16 at 12:39pm
post #20364 of 26276
You are aware you have moved to his hood and he knows what you drive right? So he will essentially be able to have everyone he knows troll the shit out of you irl.
post #20365 of 26276
He's from cali now.
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

He's from cali now.

Not used to the gangsta life though.
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Originally Posted by CBrown85 View Post

I'm very much enjoying my stick shift Mazda 3 GT. Lots of pep and a fantastic turning radius. Wish it had more space in the back for the rear-facing car seat. It's also 100% paid-for, so that's pretty great.

 

I have the same but the sport (hatch) automatic. I would have gone with manual but my wife can't drive standard. It replaced my RX-8. Although the RX-8 was a lot of fun at speed and on curvy roads, the Mazda 3 is a great everyday city car. And is probably about twice as fuel-efficient as my RX was.

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Originally Posted by Firefox View Post

I have the same but the sport (hatch) automatic. I would have gone with manual but my wife can't drive standard. It replaced my RX-8. Although the RX-8 was a lot of fun at speed and on curvy roads, the Mazda 3 is a great everyday city car. And is probably about twice as fuel-efficient as my RX was.
I've got the hatch as well. It didn't really add that mix extra space and I swore I wouldn't get another hatch, but no matter how hard I try to get out, they just keep dragging me back int

My wife can't drive stick either, but she can drive her own damn car.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

The UAW = best thing to ever happen to Japan's auto industry.

are you talking about the huge strike years ago, and the now fairly decent working conditions?  very good companies to work for.

 

(have sought work through 2 manufacturers- denied because i can't pass the Kanji reading test)

 

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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post


My friend and I were a few beers in two weekends ago and talked about what car we really wanted in HS (outside of the absolute fantasy of a Ferrari F50 or the like). We both agreed it was an A80 Supra.

you had "Gran Tourismo", right?  Mine was the Tommy Kaira M20. closely followed by the Mine's Skyline. -until i learned about GTR's being heavy............

post #20370 of 26276
My fantasy car in HS was the MR2 Turbo. Bought that fucker right after graduating college.

Well, the Ferrari F355 was the other one. Still mulling over that one
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