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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    if the replacements cannot get to their place of employment because of the picket line, i imagine that might force the employer to come to the negotiating table
    Anyone who gets in my way on public land is going to get knocked down. Picketers are not legally allowed to block traffic on public streets, sidewalks or driveways. You can have them hauled away if they do.
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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Ever watch "Bar Rescue"? One of the episodes had a "spot fire", all of the employees were lousy and had no accountability, so Jon Taffer had the owner fire the worst employee in front of the rest of the staff in order to establish that consequences were now in effect.
    Yes I saw that. I don't let employees get so far gone as to tell me, their boss, to chill or anything of the kind.

    I was loved by all of my employees, as I treated them well and gave big Christmas bonuses, but I made it clear how things had to be done and don't challenge me on that.

    I did make the mistake of hiring a friend one time and he called me out for telling him what to do on something and I took him outside to tell him that outside of work we were friends but inside I was the owner and if he didn't like it, to leave.

    Who says you can't fire relatives or friends. If he was a relative, I would have gotten rid of him much sooner.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    why do people side with the group that has all the power, not the ones with out power?
    What happens if the business closes? Everybody loses.

    Why would you side with people that have nothing to say about how the business is run other than it is the fad right now.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    See below.
    Last edited by Mason66; 11-30-13 at 08:57 PM.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    When I was younger I worked at a Chevrolet dealership. I was getting paid crap wages but I considered it my college. I worked my butt off for them.

    I did my job, but I walso wanted to learn how the parts department worked, the new car side worked, and the service department. We sold between 300 to 400 cars a month so there was always a lot to do.

    I never complained about what I was making.

    From what I learned on that job I think it would be great to buy a new car store, hopefully a Chevy store, because from all that I learned I can definitely run it with no problems. I am actually actively looking for a store in a good city.

    That was 26 years ago. I worked when I was told to work, no complaints. I had not earned the right to complain about anything.

    That is what these employees don't understand. They have not earned the right to complain about anything in a business they have no responsibility for. They should do what they are told and be glad they have the paycheck to take home and feed their kids.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    why do people side with the group that has all the power, not the ones with out power?
    ...because some don't need to buy their friends

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    ...because some don't need to buy their friends
    Good Answer. Good Answer.

    Can we see the board? #1 for 85 points.

    It is amazing how many people will side with a particular group because it is a fad or because they were told to with no personal experience whatsoever.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    why do people side with the group that has all the power, not the ones with out power?
    The owner of a business has power because it is their business, they sign the paychecks, they get to set policy. I side with what is right, I never had the nerve to tell an employer "how things will be" I just said "yes sir, what time do I need to be there". Sometimes, just for giggles I might have had a smart ass answer for something here or there, but that was more in jest. My employer said "I need you for x day" and I was there.

    I can tell you, I've been talked out of leaving multiple jobs without making a demand. I told my employers I needed more hours, or more money and they literally asked if more would keep me. The reason I stayed was because I got a raise, the reason they gave the raise was my attitude. I gave my employers what they wanted, when they wanted it if not earlier, without complaint, and exceeded expectations when I could because that's how I was taught to work.
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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    why do people side with the group that has all the power, not the ones with out power?
    Why is the "side without the power" automatically right?
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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Why is the "side without the power" automatically right?
    Something I've lived by for years is that I don't begrudge people who've come into money or power if they've earned it, I want to know how they do it so I can join them. I don't want to take their money or power, I want to earn my own.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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