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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    So in other words, you've run none. Thank you.
    Ah, you're only half right....I was in on everything for that business....and as I went thru college, had some decision-making capacity. Who do you think was paying the bills, handling the employee issues? I may not have had final word (altho my father was happy to encourage my participation) but I was at least privy to everything that went on.

    You can choose to dismiss this experience, but that wouldnt be realistic.
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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?
    look, my attitude about how the employee and employer relationship should work is based on the simple notion that a employer should not abuse his employees.

    i am naturally biased business because i read too many examples of business or men in possession of vast amounts of money who oversee hundreds of workers.

    my example of the worst kind of boss is a family named londonderry, a victorian noble family which lived in the north of england and made a fortune selling coal that was found on their land. the workers who worked in their mines were treated like slaves. when one of his companys coal pits suffered a explosion and killed 95 workers, the widdows and children of the dead miners were paid one week's wages in compensation. the town raised 4,265 pounds for the victims families, lord londonderry did not have any room in his heart to donate any of his vast wealth to the families.

    here is a link to the story i reference.

    Haswell Colliery & the Disaster of September 1844 | Durham Records Online Library

    heres is a poem by george werth about the tragedy:

    The hundred men of Haswell,
    They all died in the same day;
    They all died in the same hour;
    They all went the self same way.

    And when they were all buried,
    Came a hundred women, lo,
    A hundred women of Haswell,
    It was sight of owe !
    With all their children came they,
    With daughter and with son:
    ‘Now, thou rich man of Haswell,
    Her wage to everyone !’
    By that rich man of Haswell
    Not long were they denied:
    A full week’s wages he paid them
    For every man who died.
    And when the wage was given,
    His chest fast locked up he;
    The iron lock clicked sharply,
    The women wept bitterly.
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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    look, my attitude about how the employee and employer relationship should work is based on the simple notion that a employer should not abuse his employees.

    i am naturally biased business because i read too many examples of business or men in possession of vast amounts of money who oversee hundreds of workers.

    my example of the worst kind of boss is a family named londonderry, a victorian noble family which lived in the north of england and made a fortune selling coal that was found on their land. the workers who worked in their mines were treated like slaves. when one of his companys coal pits suffered a explosion and killed 95 workers, the widdows and children of the dead miners were paid one week's wages in compensation. the town raised 4,265 pounds for the victims families, lord londonderry did not have any room in his heart to donate any of his vast wealth to the families.

    here is a link to the story i reference.

    Haswell Colliery & the Disaster of September 1844 | Durham Records Online Library

    heres is a poem by george werth about the tragedy:
    Yeah, 'coz making people work in an upscale organic foods grocery store for $12/hr on Thanksgiving is a tragedy worthy of Aeschylus. I can already hear his lamentation of their trendy aprons.
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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Yeah, 'coz making people work in an upscale organic foods grocery store for $12/hr on Thanksgiving is a tragedy worthy of Aeschylus. I can already hear his lamentation of their trendy aprons.
    i was just explaining where i was coming from here. besides i am not the one who should be talking about the traumas dealt to whole-foods workers: i am 21 and about to start college, so yes i fit the monicker "hypocrite" because i have no expeirance of being employed. but if i ever get employed i will apply the same phillosophy i applied to my schoolwork, work hard and don't tick off the person controlling your grades.
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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Wow, you spend all your time implying you are sticking up for 'the little guy' employee and then you call them 'pee ons?' And are now crowing that you are above them?

    It's 'peon' from the Spanish word for a member of the landless labor class, "a person who does hard or boring work for very little money : a person who is not very important in a society or organization."
    I am merely echoing the tone I get from those posting here.

    I always thought it had to do with **** falling down hill, IE, someone to pee on. It's good to know origins of terms. Thanks.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    "Since the 1930s, under the federal National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), whenever two or more employees complain or protest or demand from their employer changes in the terms of their job and/or the conditions of their employment, their employer cannot retaliate against them for that." Do workers have rights? - Baltimore Sun
    Tell that to Reagan.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    This was one small victory for the Working Man. Their determination and moxy won them the right not to work Thanksgiving. Working Man 1, The Man 0.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    This was one small victory for the Working Man. Their determination and moxy won them the right not to work Thanksgiving. Working Man 1, The Man 0.
    The "right" not to work. Hilarious.

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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    i was just explaining where i was coming from here.
    If that's where you're coming from -- real abuse of workers from the 19th century -- then you shouldn't have much sympathy for those Whole Foods knobs.
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    Re: Whole Foods employees striking over requirements to work Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    The "right" not to work. Hilarious.
    The right not to work is a basic human natural right, which should not be infringed upon (in any manner) by employers or others of so-called authority. It's time we sit down for our rights. Power to the people!

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