So.... yes. Specifically, Indiana.
Originally Posted by Helix
my teacher parents didn't.
....You want Wal-Mart to make up Managerial positions for no reason?
judging by how many of their workers are on public assistance, there's room to improve.
If Wal-Mart's workers are on public assistance that's a good thing. That means that Wal Mart is managing to offer the people on public assistance a way to build the necessary skills and work experience to get off public assistance.
yeah. because politics never happens with unions.
i've found this to be horse****. i was promoted up until my end date at my last job. looking back on it now, i was probably fired because my supervisor pissed off the business unit, and i was her help in the lab. had i been in a union, that never would have happened.
No - you would have been fired because you are too young. Or (ironically) because you work too well at your job (what did JoG call it? A "reasonable" level of work?).
Take, for example, my very oldest friend in the world (literally since we were about 6 months old). Middle School male teacher working in a disadvantaged section of town - but did some out of the box work and got his kids reading on purpose, got them interested in what they were reading. He's excited, the kids are excited, finally school is a positive in their lives, they're working with the library to develop and expand a program - it's a Lifetime Movie waiting to get shot. Then, the school decides it needs to trim some. Because my friend is performing way above average with disadvantaged kids, he's good, right? Wrong. Unions don't give a rats' ass about the quality of your individual work unless you are creating standards that might require efforts for other to maintain - absent that, what unions care about is seniority. So my friend is given the boot, and the lady in the class next door who gives the kids a worksheet to ignore every day before sitting at her desk and reading magazines stays on - after all, she's been there longer. So my friend goes to make a fuss (the Principal was black, she'd been upset that a black teacher at another school had been denied tenure merely for engaging in criminal activity and claimed it was racism, all the teachers she fired were white, it was fairly suspicious) when lady-next-door-with-the-magazines pulls him aside and explains that as the union rep if he makes a stink she will have him blackballed. Because that's how unions benefit the workers.
So my buddy makes a bit of a fuss with the principal but foregoes legal action, figuring he'd rather have a job than a settlement. Except apparently this lady still put out something, because everywhere he goes, they are thrilled to see him, and throw him on the top of their substitute-teacher list.... but no permanent positions.
"Hey, is there a chance I could demonstrate that I'm good with the kids and turn this into a full time position?"
"Sorry, no, that's not really possible right now."
"Oh, but I see that you are currently actually advertising for a full time teacher in my specialty - what about that?"
[...strained smiles...] "....um.... no, sorry, sorry, we just really can't do that right now..."
After years of trying to tie together patch-time pieces and getting repeatedly turned down across multiple cities, counties, etc., he finally got it. No one is willing to risk it. He's trying to start over now as a cop. :-/
Being in a union that dominates an industry doesn't mean that you won't get fired for BS reasons. It just means that when you do you are ****ed because there is only one entity allowed to sell your kind of labor, and you're on its **** list. Monopolies are bad, even when we are part of them.