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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Quote Originally Posted by Troubadour View Post
    Okay, dude. Whatever you say. While he's at it, why not make it a landslide and kick some old ladies down stairs?
    Not comparable behaviors. They lied and were punished for it. Christie did nothing wrong here.
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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    this is..... AWESOME!!!!!!
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    DESTROYING THE BEST OF AMERICA ONE DAY AT A TIME

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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    Not comparable behaviors. They lied and were punished for it.
    Most people have taken sick days when they aren't sick, and usually not for anything as noble and justifiable as a union rally. It just makes Christie look like a bellicose thug badgering people who work for a living because he thinks he can get away with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    Christie did nothing wrong here.
    He acted within his authority (as far as I know). That's not the same as "did nothing wrong."
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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    The union representing the workers, the Communications Workers of America(CWA) put out a statement through its District One calling this a "politically-motivated attack on public workers who perform vital services."..
    You mean like the politically-motivated action of calling in sick to attend a political rally, instead of showing up for work to perform these vital services?

    You can't make this stuff up.
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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Quote Originally Posted by Troubadour View Post
    Most people have taken sick days when they aren't sick, and usually not for anything as noble and justifiable as a union rally. It just makes Christie look like a bellicose thug badgering people who work for a living because he thinks he can get away with it.



    He acted within his authority (as far as I know). That's not the same as "did nothing wrong."
    Difference is, they didn't get caught. They shouldn't be doing that, just because it isn't always enforced doesn't mean it's right.

    It's exactly the same. Acting within your authority as gov. and obeying the law is doing nothing wrong.
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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    ... Some of you don't see a problem with lying to your employer about being sick, then skipping work to attend a political rally? Really?

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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    especially when the rally is about pushing against your employer? this is like demanding to get paid to go on strike.

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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Yeah!!!!! Get big government out of our lives. Right. Of course now Jabba the Guv is going to want to see your stool sample if you claim to have been ill. Jabba the Guv wants to be our mommy. Cute.
    If you're too sick to go to work, then you're too sick to attend politico-paloosa. It's just like any other job. If you play hooky from work, you might find your job in jeopardy.
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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    His approval rating rose above 50% his reelection chances are very real. NJ Gov Chris Christie approval rating rises to 51 percent | Mark Hemingway | Beltway Confidential | Washington Examiner

    And it's rather large uptick since his lows. Seems he did something right here, eh?
    Barely a hair over a simple majority and not even an election campaign against him right now. Does not look good for Jabba the Guv.
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    Re: Gov Christie suspends union members for fake calling out sick

    Personal ancedote here directed towards Troubadour and haymarket.

    A few years ago at an old job of mine we had an employee that called in sick. Later on in the day her boss was driving home and had to go through a road construction site in order to get home. As she was going by the person that holds the stop/slow sign she sees the employee that called in sick that very same day. Next day that employee was fired.

    Do you believe that the boss was in the rights? Or was the employee unfairly fired?
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