Friday, May 22, 2009

This is what we're up against

There are often occasions, if not incidents, at my place of employment that could provide good blog fodder, but the vast majority of the time I skip it because I don't want to cause or get into trouble for no good reason. But...

At the quick before-you-hit-the-road meeting this morning, we were informed of some upcoming changes which don't really mean a whole lot to those of us on the ground (who cares if they reassign some of the management? I don't). But as usual, this was taken as an excuse to blow things way out of proportion and one person, who I am half-convinced got a job there for the sole purpose of stirring things up and trying to form a union...that is, I would not be surprised to learn that he was actually a "plant"...almost shouted, in great indignation: "What it comes down to is that the company is going to do what's best for them!!!"

Well, duh. Idiot. That's how capitalism works. If you don't like it, go into business for yourself.

I didn't say anything because I didn't want to cause an incident, and besides, I almost gave a few people heart attacks yesterday by uncharacteristically landing a philosophical rabbit punch on the general subject of "laws affect only the law-abiding" right in the middle of the morning meeting and I didn't want anyone to think I was going postal or something. (My supervisor told me that was politics, and we wouldn't discuss it here, or something like that, but she also obviously agreed with me).

But...****. And this is one of the many things that are wrong with people in this country today: they believe that profit is bad. They think that businesses should first provide an infallible position for its employees regardless of how it affects the bottom line.

Okay, comrade, would you make a decision that caused you to lose money for you and your family as long as it kept making more money for your employees? Well, why not?

I just can't understand these people. Their mind-set is completely alien to me.

P.S. I don't think the union thing is gonna happen. They haven't sent me any updates by mail in several weeks, so I think it kind of petered out. After I told a few people that unions are only "institutionalized corruption and small-scale communism" they stopped talking to me, and the only news I've heard since then is what I've received by mail, but those notices were going out to everybody.

1 comment:

  1. It's scary the way people think these days.

    They think money and wealth exist as a given, an inexaustable entity held by a few greedy persons unwilling to share it with the disadvantaged.