In a perfect world, pt. 1-1  

rm_phoundrx7 39M
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2/20/2006 11:23 am

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In a perfect world, pt. 1-1

But this is not a perfect world.

We do need labor unions, to a certain extent. What I object to are the unions that require their members to leave their jobs during a strike. Do these unions pay for the time lost during this period, which could last months? Do the leaders on these unions, as well as their lawyers, go without pay during this period as well? And which needs the money more?

In a way, the union is screwing the employee more than the employer. At least with your employer, if they screw you over, you can go somewhere else and get the same job. With the union controlled professions, if the union screws you, you're s.o.l. Good luck finding another job in the same field.

Abortions do exist. Too many people, starting off very early for some, don't think of the consequences of their actions. They fall in lust with the concept of love, never looking at the reality that it has to be something special to actually last. So, when kids screw, and get pregnant, and the reality of the situation hits them, they depend on mom & dad, the government, and whoever else they can reach out to, they use the system at their disposal, thinking all their problems will be taken care of by others, and not necessisarily by them. The ones who do have kids, and own up to the resposibility are rare, but not too hard to find. So, abortions, from one point of view, is necessary: children should not have children. Mid 20's, early 30's.

Get life set up before you set up for the life of another.

rm_phoundrx7 39M
340 posts
2/21/2006 1:33 am

I know about the civil service aspect (my father has been a postal employee for almost 28 years). But I think unions get far too greedy in many circumstances.

I don't think safety or fairness would go out the window. Would you be willing, or anyone else for that matter, to fight fires if they didn't give you proper equipment (like a fire engine, or protective clothing)? I doubt it.

Like I said, if the business (or government in this case) were to treat people equitably, wouldn't need them.

tillerbabe 56F

2/20/2006 2:34 pm

You are fascinating.

As a Firefighter I desperately need my Union - we aren't allowed to strike, but in a Civil Service job, if we didn't have the awesome union we have thigs like saftey and fairness would be thrwon in the toilet, (ssfety costs money). It's very. very different for Government/Civili Service workers, we would get screwed without our Unions.

Abortions...been there done that. I was 16 - stoopid! No where near having the capabilities to raise a child. The decision made me more responsible, I did it on my own and paid for it myself. I have no regrets, it was right for me at the time.

Great post my friend.

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