private defense agency would be much more trustworthy and cost-effective.)
Last edited by Alex Libman; 09-13-09 at 06:03 PM.
In 1974 and 1975, I was working for Lear-Siegler in Grand Rapids, Michigan, troubleshooting AYN-1 and DC-130 navigational computers. One day, I needed a piece of test equipment that I did not have in my rack, so I went to another rack that nobody was using, where the piece of test equipment I needed was, and took it and brought it to my rack. I did this because I would have had to sit on my ass for several hours for the following reasons:
1) A test equipment calibrator must be called to come over and take out the screws holding the test equipment to the rack.
2) A lugger then must be called to move the piece of test equipment.
3) Once the equipment is at your rack, you still could not use it until a test equipment calibrator was called over to put the screws in and secure it to your rack.
Because I violated this procedure, and because I did not want to sit on my ass doing nothing, I was fined 50 bucks by the UAW, which was the union I had to be in to work at Lear-Siegler. A few weeks later, I got a job at Texas Instruments, and moved to Houston - No union required, and that suited me just fine.
Here is the problem with unions - At first, they are needed so that workers can make a living wage. But after its primary goals are achieved, the union has a new goal - Gaining power, and in the course of achieving that power, priorities go out the window.
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The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
My moral philosophy teaches men to fish, your moral philosophy makes them dependent on stealing other people's fish until there's no more fish to steal, and then they starve.
"There is a lot of talk coming from CitiGroup about how Dodd-Frank isn't perfect, So let me say this to anyone listening at Citi —I agree with you. Dodd-Frank isn't perfect. It should have broken you into pieces." -- Elizabeth Warren