you have demonstrated your intelligence all right, and save your drama for your momma.
no, I hate to disappoint you but you do not intimidate me in the slightest. I deal with the likes of you on a daily basis as one of my jobs. LOL
I am currently a manager in a union shop, in a Right to Work state, if you know the significance of that term. I grew up in a union family, my father was president of the UAW Chapter, 1200 rank.n.file. I watched it slowly fade into irrelevance and watched the union put people out for weeks for a 3 cent raise, one that would never ever come close to being made up ever. and I watched the "union fat cats" forcefully collect the dues from people that could hardly pay for their heating oil.
I managed 18 years in a global telecommunications company, with unions nipping at our heals every day. And we never even had a vote organized, or a major union meeting. and it was because the the management style, treating people with dignity and respect, addressing their health and safety concerns, working with them at every step of the way. Listening to them and addressing their individual problems before it becomes unnecessary for them to collectively resolve them.
I would venture to say that my knowledge and direct experience with unions far exceeds anything you have or will ever experience, so your attempts to minimize or discredit me based on that premise is laughable.
Your like others here that assume something because of what someone says, then base your whole argument on that fallacy. You for example are of the opinion that I am pro-union and anti-business. You could not be more wrong LOL
for the most part, unions have lost their relevance and are on life-support. Many should be gone, I support that position. As one example, I do not think we should allow public sector unions. it is easy for a company to allow a union to get a foothold, and almost impossible to remove them after it happens. But in all cases, the company enables the unions to get their foot in the door through bad management and business practices.
and your right I have never ran a
business, I have ran many. I currently run one and as previously mentioned am a manager in a union factory here in NC. I had two I ran personally until a few months ago, and will be acquiring at least one more before end of 1Q13. So no, I have only ran multiple businesses at the same time, each having that "bottom line" requirement you at tossing around like you understand what it really means while arguing with someone that actually does it for a livelyhood.... again laughable.
Its great you are "a man" and am glad you have never been in a situation where you felt hopeless to control your destiny that you had to consider collective bargaining as an option.
50 years ago, a blue collar person as fortunate as you was rare, extremely rare, and it was business that caused it, not society. Yes, today is different, but speaking of bottom lines, the bottom line is, there are still bad businesses today.
and you were saying?