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July 30, 2016

Differences of opinion are all right

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  • pete1939 posted at 7:34 am on Fri, May 16, 2014.

    pete1939 Posts: 16

    I agree with you 99.999% exceptt for your union participation.

  • miceal o'laochdha posted at 9:56 am on Fri, May 16, 2014.

    miceal o'laochdha Posts: 661

    Opinions about another man's union membership are like opinions about another man's choice of a wife. In others words, no one else's business.

  • gecroix posted at 10:45 am on Fri, May 16, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 5839

    Well, that about sums it up for me, too, pretty close anyway.
    As an aside, I never was a union member - I was hired in as salaried looong ago. However, I thank the union members where I worked for making it possible for me to enjoy good pay and benefits on their coattails, and in return I did the best I could my whole career to be fair to all who would allow me to be, and help them as much as they made possible, and be a supervisor for the crew , not just of it, knowing that was the secret of being one for the company's best interests, too. Some of what passed for managers never understood that concept, but then, at the end, i was still there, and they were long gone..
    You get better effort out of people with the use of a helping hand than a heavy one, and that is fully compatible with keeping order.
    You certainly get a better country out of the rest of the things in the article.

  • IHOG posted at 11:31 am on Fri, May 16, 2014.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    My kind of "citizen" except.

    My union involvement ranged from being a founder of a union before union coruption drove me to asist people wanting out of unions.
    You were able to be good and union at the same time.
    You'll never know how great you could have been if you had not been union.

  • IHOG posted at 11:33 am on Fri, May 16, 2014.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    Bad wives and unions are alike. The result of poor choices.

  • TX Native posted at 2:29 pm on Fri, May 16, 2014.

    TX Native Posts: 61

    Mr. Cleveland, my guess is you don't know that your neighbors and co-workers and anyone else you have positive daily contact with count gays and atheists among them.

  • DottyOA posted at 7:01 pm on Sat, May 17, 2014.

    DottyOA Posts: 273

    Great analysis, IHOG. In fact, a perfect analysis. Union members don't know how they are being taken for a ride by their leadership. And it is a very big ride that they do not participate.