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    Good thing my carputer can entertain me in jams.

  • #2
    lol i hear ya... good luck surviving it...

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    • #3
      Ha Ha Ha! That's gotta suck!

      Okay, sorry. I know I shouldn't do that, but couldn't help myself.
      I know what it's like when my car breaks down...

      Did any of you hear about the Northwest Airlines maintenance workers strike a few months back? NWA filed for bankrupcy a few days later and hired cheap scabs to replace the strikers! The union recently settled to get thier (former) employees unemployment benefits!

      I don't have too much pity for unions. Let's see software engineers form a union! You'd hear the laughter for the next decade. And yet our jobs are being farmed out to cheaper countries in droves....
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      • #4
        Originally posted by PatO
        I don't have too much pity for unions. Let's see software engineers form a union! You'd hear the laughter for the next decade. And yet our jobs are being farmed out to cheaper countries in droves....
        Finally! I'm getting tired of paying so much for software.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by binary.h4x
          Finally! I'm getting tired of paying so much for software.
          Like I said, no pity for us poor sftngrs...
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          • #6
            unions are not needed anymore!
            Kimi ga kawareba, Seikaimo kawaru!

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            • #7
              MTAPD have no rest days until the strike is over (unless they had previously scheduled vacation), and detectives were out serving papers to the striking employees today.

              Seriously, this strike is ridiculous. As an example TWU wants a 24% raise over the next 3 years? Get the **** outta here! I'm lucky if I get a 2% COLA every 3 years.

              Greedy-*** *****es.
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              • #8
                ****in strikers. Causeing gridlock all over the place.
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                • #9
                  What other benefits do they want? I mean damn, they already have good health insurance, decent salary, and fair raise. I mean look at others that's struggling with less of what they have.

                  I'm so ****ed, a usual route that only takes 20 minutes to work took over 2 hours... I had to drive out toward long Island then back just to avoid the major bridges.

                  At this rate, I hope they stay on strike. Do it for 2 months. Then have those fines up their asses... Let's see how stupid they look when they lost 1/3 year's of salary.

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                  • #10
                    According to the definition of "domestic terrorism" under the U.S Code, Title 18, Chapter 113B, Sec 2331, Paragraph 5(A) and 5(B)(i) and 5(B)(ii), it seems that the TWU could be charged as terrorists:

                    Code:
                    (5) the term ``domestic terrorism'' means activities that--
                                (A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a 
                            violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any 
                            State;
                                (B) appear to be intended--
                                    (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
                                    (ii) to influence the policy of a government by 
                                intimidation or coercion; or
                                    (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass
                                destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and
                    
                                (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of 
                            the United States.
                    I'm not all for big brother and such and saying that they should be charged in this manner, but it looks to me like the union's actions seem to fit the bill.

                    Edit: I'd like to hear WiredWRX's take on this..
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