Monday, December 8, 2008

Who the Hell do They Think They Are???

So a company lays off a bunch of workers and they refuse to leave - staging a sit in. Shockingly, they are also union workers.
"About 200 employees have been staging the sit-in in shifts since Friday, the last scheduled day of the plant's operation. On Saturday, about 50 workers could be seen through a window sitting on chairs and pallets on the factory floor."
What do they want, a pat on the back? Obama apparently thinks so, since he's siding with them. What a shock right?

"Employees there were laid off abruptly last week and have occupied the factory, saying they won't leave until they get the severance and vacation pay they say they're owed."
These people need to get a life and move on. The world doesn't revolve around them and companies have the right to lay people off. If the company is going under what makes them think there is any money left to "give them what they're owed" ... and besides that, they aren't owed anything. This idea of "gimme" just permeates everywhere.

Oh but they aren't just blaming the company. They're also blaming Bank of America, which got a piece of the federal bailout and apparently the ex-workers think this requires them to help out. Huh? What kind of logic is that?

"United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers officials say the company’s $5 million line of credit was originally opened with LaSalle Bank, which was bought out by Bank of America last year. Bank of America received $25 billion in federal bailout cash, which Republic workers say obliges it to support the company."

Riiiggghhhtttt...

These spoiled ass union members can kiss my big butt. People are getting laid off at my company...and they don't get to hang around for 60 days afterward. One of my friends just found out on Friday ... she is now cleaning her desk. She couldn't even talk to me because she started crying. She's been here for over 20 years!

I have no sympathy for the whiny babies demanding benefits from a company that is going under. Tough shit. Life isn't fair (as my liberal mom told me my whole life). Stand up. Get out there and start looking for a new job. If one isn't in the area. Move.

And a Survey!



UPDATE: Via Pamibe... Yes, let's punish a private business (Bank of American) for choosing who they do business with. That's the ticket! Morons.

2 comments:

pamibe said...

Unbelievable. I've no words.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I can see why they are angry though. They did have severance and vacation pay that they had earned. I would want what I had earned. Just saying. :)