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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:00 PM

Got my first top paying union job before I graduated from high school

Full medical benefits. Good pension. I was making more than my teachers were making before I graduated in 1973.

The auto plant I hired into was hiring everyone who walked in the front door for top union scale. No drug tests or nothing.

Imagine that.


Don

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NNN0LHI Dec 2012 OP
Kalidurga Dec 2012 #1
bettyellen Dec 2012 #2
NNN0LHI Dec 2012 #3
bettyellen Dec 2012 #4

Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:08 PM

1. Drug tests are stupid.

If a person is messing up they should be terminated drugs or not. If a person is using and not messing up, I don't see what the issue is. But, in reality people that are using, probably are messing up. So, they should be fired with or without a test.

Just my obnoxious opinion.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:30 PM

2. that's great! just curious- what roughly was the percentage of women with similar jobs?

When I see what has happened to labour- construction workers used to be able to afford to have a ouse and family. Now you see them bike to their jobs with tool bags in their baskets, and living in overcrowded shares in rough neighborhoods. Workers are disposable these days.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:36 PM

3. 50/50

One woman who hired in about the time I did is now the plant manager of that plant. She makes about a million dollars a year.

Don

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Response to NNN0LHI (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:47 PM

4. wow, 50/50 in the seventies-that's unheard of! sounds like a great company.

if you told young people about this today, they'd probably be jealous and claimed somehow YOU (we, the generations before) ruined everything for them with our greed. Instead of being pissed of at the corporate overlords!
This is what I hate about the consumerist society we have become. To much love of brands, corporations, and HUGE payoffs instead of interest in society and the workers. Sad.

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