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Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Friday, September 4, 2015

Labor Day

A now begins my annual shout out to Unions. If you're going to have a long holiday weekend (and not everybody is), thank a Union member. They're the reason that most of us don't work 6-7 days a week (coughhacksputter) and the reason why we have a holiday that celebrates Labor (which creates value in the truest sense, much in the same way gold and silver have value compared to current monetary policy which is the equivalent and support of Wall Street Traders).

It wasn't an easy struggle. Many people died fighting for your rights as a worker. Hopefully in the future more people won't have to die to keep and enforce those rights (although it's looking less likely).

This week has seen several instances of me seeing people in management suddenly realize you can't treat people as being expendable. No, really, 2 I witnessed in person and 1 other was by indirect observation. And in each case it was approached in a, "Well, if we really have to…" manner. Seriously, these are people you're talking about, not FTEs (full-time equivalents, which was a term I thought we killed in the 80s, and apparently is back with full vigor).

So do whatever you do when you have time off (me, I'll be working on Monday, ironically on a Union freelance project). Have fun. Because that is the reason why we work.

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