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    Re: Are Labor and Trade Unions Still Necessary in Our Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amandi View Post
    A person shouldnt have to be an a$$ kisser to get treated fairly.
    Ass kisser.

    Well, you know, it just might be possible to become the bosses favorite by going above and beyond the call of duty, having a good attitude, and always looking for ways to help the business improve.

    But then, who wants to be considered a valuable employee anyway? The boss should think themselves lucky the employee even shows up.

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    Re: Are Labor and Trade Unions Still Necessary in Our Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Ass kisser.

    Well, you know, it just might be possible to become the bosses favorite by going above and beyond the call of duty, having a good attitude, and always looking for ways to help the business improve.

    But then, who wants to be considered a valuable employee anyway? The boss should think themselves lucky the employee even shows up.
    Yes, a person should do that as well. Since there are fair bosses and unfair bosses, the union helps protect the worker from the unfair boss and the workers working for the fair boss still gets treated fairly. Set up an official award system for good work and good work can still be rewarded.

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    Re: Are Labor and Trade Unions Still Necessary in Our Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amandi View Post
    A person shouldnt have to be an a$$ kisser to get treated fairly.
    Human nature? Both win - the boss gets ego strokes...employee gets preferential treatment. It might not be fair, but it is what it is, I guess. Thankfully, I retired early and I'm out of the rat race! It probably won't change, either, with the competition for jobs these days! Everyone is stressed! :

    Greetings, Amandi.

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    Re: Are Labor and Trade Unions Still Necessary in Our Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amandi View Post
    Yes, a person should do that as well. Since there are fair bosses and unfair bosses, the union helps protect the worker from the unfair boss and the workers working for the fair boss still gets treated fairly. Set up an official award system for good work and good work can still be rewarded.
    Actually, the union helps protect the crap employee, and doesn't care about the health of the boss. No need to go above and beyond, or do whatever is necessary to improve the business, that would just be wasted effort.

    Drones do well in union jobs.

    I've always preferred to help people achieve all they can and provide an environment where that is possible.

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    Re: Are Labor and Trade Unions Still Necessary in Our Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Actually, the union helps protect the crap employee, and doesn't care about the health of the boss. No need to go above and beyond, or do whatever is necessary to improve the business, that would just be wasted effort.

    Drones do well in union jobs.

    I've always preferred to help people achieve all they can and provide an environment where that is possible.
    Unfortunately, bosses do have a bad habit of not documenting bad workers to prove that they are bad workers. If they would do that simple thing, they would be able to punish the bad workers.

    Again, set up a reward system for extraordinary work to reward the people who do extra work and let all the others get treated at a base fair level.

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    Re: Are Labor and Trade Unions Still Necessary in Our Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Human nature? Both win - the boss gets ego strokes...employee gets preferential treatment. It might not be fair, but it is what it is, I guess. Thankfully, I retired early and I'm out of the rat race! It probably won't change, either, with the competition for jobs these days! Everyone is stressed! :

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    Re: Are Labor and Trade Unions Still Necessary in Our Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amandi View Post
    Unfortunately, bosses do have a bad habit of not documenting bad workers to prove that they are bad workers. If they would do that simple thing, they would be able to punish the bad workers.

    Again, set up a reward system for extraordinary work to reward the people who do extra work and let all the others get treated at a base fair level.
    No, unions have a bad habit of threatening bosses who try to remove the bad apples. This fact is as old as stone. No need to suggest otherwise.

    Your suggestion makes me think you don't have much experience in union represented job environments.

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    Re: Are Labor and Trade Unions Still Necessary in Our Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Government meddles in business and acts as a placebo to make the American people feel better about it, while actually protecting us from nothing. In a society where the people drive the market, that is where the people are really protected.
    Utter nonsense and totally ignores we have federal, state and local governments - not one monolithic government.

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    Re: Are Labor and Trade Unions Still Necessary in Our Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Utter nonsense and totally ignores we have federal, state and local governments - not one monolithic government.
    and all three intersect at points that makes it impossible to tell the difference.
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    Re: Are Labor and Trade Unions Still Necessary in Our Economy?

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    He just wants his own little motorcycle.
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