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post #8416 of 11505
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Generally it's the complete opposite in the US. Well if you are in a Union its much different then. At that point you could get away with murder and still keep your job (I'm dead serious about what I said because we had such an incident happen at the facility I worked at, the patient was revived though but he did die in the take down.....). Pretty much here it is about the money first and foremost. The living is considered as an afterthought. Greed has always been a cancer to this country and it hasn't gotten any better. Just worse with time.

 

I thought the ones in Detroit they caught smoking pot on their lunch hour whose union fought to keep them were bad. Yours is much, much worse.

 

Maybe we should all engage in a PM about this stuff. It seems like we have a lot to say, and I wouldn't want the TMAC thread to lose its cheery atmosphere. It would in short order if we got into some of this stuff.

 

The Horse has the right idea, assuming that site is a spoof. If it's real....:eek:

 

EDIT: Oh, so that's what happened to Patrick! I knew something like that was floating around, but I couldn't remember the name of it. Indeed, the greatest troll of our time, I believe. The Master Troll ain't got nothin' on Patrick.

 

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That's exactly what I did and it worked fine :confused: In fact I just did it again. Works fine.

 

 

I figured out the problem. It was inserting a %20 in the PRODUCT part, which was the space. I forgot to remove that. Now it works fine.


Edited by Argyris - 9/16/13 at 3:33am
post #8417 of 11505
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post
 

I thought the ones in Detroit they caught smoking pot on their lunch hour whose union fought to keep them were bad. Yours is much, much worse.

 

lol there were even workers who we all knew were using drugs big time and they were all pretty much never called out on such things. As long as you didn't make waves with the wrong people and you did your job you're pretty much safe. At least it was that way for the 5 years I worked there. Not to mention the major problems with Nepotism at a State funded facility mind you. I think the pot smokers issue is a walk in the park. Then again the fact that Pot is illicit is stupid in itself with Cigarettes and Alcohol being legal. Now if these two were also illegal then I wouldn't give a damn. But it's hypocritical and the two that are legal are much more detrimental to health. With alcohol also leading to domestics.

post #8418 of 11505

I'm not really worried about the pot. It's more the attitude that gets me. It's basically, "do whatever you want, and don't get fired for it. Ever. We'll protect you." Granted, I wouldn't want the reverse, either, where you could be canned for completely arbitrary reasons with no repercussions on the business. I don't want the union or the business to have all the power in a situation. People get this idea that somehow one entity will be inherently more trustworthy and won't take advantage if it's given the power, and that's just not reality. Big unions are no better than big corporations. Power corrupts everybody. The only way to make sure you don't get corruption is to balance the power.

post #8419 of 11505
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post
 

I'm not really worried about the pot. It's more the attitude that gets me. It's basically, "do whatever you want, and don't get fired for it. Ever. We'll protect you." Granted, I wouldn't want the reverse, either, where you could be canned for completely arbitrary reasons with no repercussions on the business. I don't want the union or the business to have all the power in a situation. People get this idea that somehow one entity will be inherently more trustworthy and won't take advantage if it's given the power, and that's just not reality. Big unions are no better than big corporations. Power corrupts everybody. The only way to make sure you don't get corruption is to balance the power.

 

I totally agree. Yet on the other side of the coin with jobs where there are no unions you virtually have no rights and you could be fired for anything without repercussions for the employer. Even if they are at fault. The process you'd have to go through would cost you an arm and a leg and would most likely keep you from following through. The system in general is one sided, has always been that way.

post #8420 of 11505
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

^^^ @Magick - now that's Girl's Generation.

 

Their labelmate BoA was the one that modeled for the white Audio-Technica pics you've seen so much of around here.

 

Whilst browsing the fitear site I came across boas name.....

post #8421 of 11505
My 16 year-old daughter has a part-time job as a bagger at a grocery store. She has to pay union dues. blink.gif

I'll say the politically incorrect thing: Don't be unskilled labor. Forget the exploitation of unskilled labor by corporate fatcats - just don't be unskilled labor! This is not 1895 - if you live in a reasonably civilized country, there is no excuse for not having a good (free) education. If you decide that you don't want to go to school and you would rather work as an unskilled laborer - then you're going to have a bad time. That's your choice and I don't see why I need to support your bad life decision.

Please note that none of that rant applies to people that truly need assistance because they are disabled. We, as a society, have chosen to support people with physical and mental disabilities, and I support that decision - that is part of living in a "reasonably civilized country". But I do not think "lack of motivation" is a disability I need to support!

Also: I don't blame people that figure out how to legally game the system to get more money. I blame the system - meaning I blame *us* - we allow the system to exist, and we elect (at least in the US) the politicians that have their snouts in the trough deeper than anyone on the dole. If I had an opportunity to get free money from the gov't, you bet I would take it. I would also be quite clear that I don't deserve it, and I would vote to abolish the loophole that was giving me the free money.
Edited by billybob_jcv - 9/16/13 at 6:48am
post #8422 of 11505
yeah i dont know what happened to that URL, sorry y'all. Its hard to stay current on this thread with school and band and work taking up so much time, and then getting home to find 150 new posts... Ill try harder people tongue.gif
post #8423 of 11505

^ There's a reason I've got the custom title I do. It would have taken me six paragraphs to say that, BB, and the succinct way you've put it is better than anything I could have come up with. Absolutely agree with everything you said.

 

I would go even farther. There's useful education and useless education. I've learned the hard way that "liberal arts" is a euphemism for "no jobs." I've wasted far too much time in college in these kinds of disciplines, and at the end of the day I'm not really any closer to being able to do anything useful.

 

So kids, don't make the same mistake I did. Study something with a job at the end of it. It might be fun to feel all clever analyzing literature or throwing paint at a canvas, but in the end, you might be analyzing the artful presentation of the Taco Bell menu.

 

I'll be completing my linguistics degree this semester, then it's on to computers. Which is what I should have done from the beginning. Amazingly, I can actually combine these two things, so that part at least wasn't a total waste. A guy from Ford came into one of my classes and explained that they needed people with experience in linguistics and computer science for a translation project they're working on in order to effectively communicate with their divisions and manufacturers all around the world. So I could do that.

 

Or, I could do over 9000 other things. There will always be computers, and people who don't know how to use computers, and people who want to make computers do things that they haven't been made to do in that specific way yet, and so on. Just don't put me behind the desk answering calls from people who don't know they have to hit the power button to get stuff to come up on the screen. I might start losing my hair.

post #8424 of 11505
New twitter handle: #WWJLT
ill let you gentlemen try to figure out what it means.
post #8425 of 11505

Why Would Jeff Like TwinQY?

 

Good question. :p

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Why Would Jeff Like TwinQY?

 

Good question. :p

 

post #8427 of 11505

Why would Justin Limberlake tastecheese....

 

Warren Weaponizing Jerryrigged Licked Tofu....

 

Walruses wearing Juicy Lean Tenderloin...

 

Why would Jacob Like Takingshirtoff....

 

Why would Jeff Like Telemeacheese...

 

Women waiting jealously Litigating Teletubbies...

post #8428 of 11505
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Where Would Jeff Lick TwinQY?

Good question. tongue.gif
FTFY biggrin.gif
post #8429 of 11505

Wario Waluigi Jabble Lakitu Toadofsky?

post #8430 of 11505

Hopefully not the buttcrack.

 

This has all become strangely arousing.

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