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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 12:14 AM
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20. are you trying to be funny?
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  -My wife's friend got fired today groundloop  Jun-04-09 10:17 PM   #0 
  - Will a union help you take home food for free?  masuki bance   Jun-04-09 10:25 PM   #1 
  - A union will protect them from being fired for refusing to work off the clock.  w4rma   Jun-04-09 10:29 PM   #4 
  - so... you break the rules and non-union, fired!  1   Jun-04-09 10:56 PM   #11 
     - My experience as a manager in union shops  Fozzledick   Jun-04-09 11:08 PM   #14 
     - and my experience is that my brother has been a union steward for most of his employment...  1   Jun-05-09 12:14 AM   #21 
     - try reading for comprehension  northernlights   Jun-05-09 05:12 AM   #30 
     - I used to work in a deli of a grocery store. We threw away lots of out dated food. When  madmom   Jun-05-09 10:10 AM   #66 
     - The food would go in the garbage otherwise  tavalon   Jun-05-09 05:54 AM   #32 
        - McDonalds also fires people for taking food home/out of trash.  KittyWampus   Jun-05-09 08:37 AM   #46 
           - It doesn't make it right  tavalon   Jun-05-09 09:53 AM   #60 
  - Food in trash is better for who?  rwheeler31   Jun-04-09 10:32 PM   #6 
  - Dumpster divers! n/t  bobshin   Jun-04-09 10:49 PM   #10 
  - The basic food rule that is universal across restaurants, cafeterias  masuki bance   Jun-04-09 11:26 PM   #15 
  - I agree  conscious evolution   Jun-05-09 08:33 AM   #44 
  - It protects the school from getting sued if someone becomes sick from the food which was taken home  Freddie Stubbs   Jun-05-09 10:01 AM   #63 
  - Unions are bad, mkaaay...  AzNick   Jun-04-09 11:30 PM   #17 
  - are you trying to be funny?  lonestarnot   Jun-05-09 12:14 AM   #20 
     - Of course.  AzNick   Jun-05-09 02:08 AM   #23 
     - Half the posters on DU agree with that statement  michreject   Jun-05-09 08:14 AM   #40 
        - What about union made Asian cars? Are they OK?...nt  SidDithers   Jun-05-09 08:36 AM   #45 
        - Take your pick  michreject   Jun-05-09 10:20 AM   #73 
           - I'm confused. Is it Buy Union? Or Buy American?...  SidDithers   Jun-05-09 11:32 AM   #76 
              - Buy what you want  michreject   Jun-05-09 12:23 PM   #84 
        - what if the union made cars are not what people want  vadawg   Jun-05-09 09:18 AM   #56 
           - You're still here?  lonestarnot   Jun-05-09 10:01 AM   #62 
           - she stole stuff, shes a thief, she got fired for stealing  vadawg   Jun-05-09 10:12 AM   #69 
              - What part of taking food bound for the garbage can don't you get?  lonestarnot   Jun-06-09 07:45 AM   #89 
           - I find it hypocritical that those who support anti union Co.'s  michreject   Jun-05-09 10:14 AM   #70 
           - Same reason people should be able to  madmom   Jun-05-09 10:14 AM   #71 
              - hell i shop at walmart all the time, i say if its your money you spend it how you like.  vadawg   Jun-05-09 10:16 AM   #72 
                 - There are many on this board who think if you shop at walmart,  madmom   Jun-05-09 10:21 AM   #74 
                    - For general mdse, men's and childrens' jeans, shirts, underwear,  Obamanaut   Jun-05-09 02:40 PM   #86 
  - God, I only hope you're just a troll and not in any way representative of  Greyhound   Jun-05-09 02:33 AM   #26 
  - I understand it might not seem like much, but it's still stealing.  Kittycat   Jun-04-09 10:25 PM   #2 
  - Probably already thawed but uncooked..  Fumesucker   Jun-04-09 10:30 PM   #5 
  - More than school policy...  Whoa_Nelly   Jun-04-09 10:28 PM   #3 
  - Yes, look at the reasons behind the policy or law If your wife's friend knew about  peacetalksforall   Jun-04-09 10:36 PM   #9 
     - Theft is generally an on the spot firing offense.  masuki bance   Jun-04-09 11:27 PM   #16 
  - Yes they need a union but she still shouldn't be stealing food  proud2BlibKansan   Jun-04-09 10:32 PM   #7 
  - If these people are being forced to work off the clock  EFerrari   Jun-04-09 11:50 PM   #19 
     - Unfortunately the boss gets to break the rules whenever he wants  proud2BlibKansan   Jun-05-09 12:15 AM   #22 
     - The boss doesn't get to break the law without potential repercussions from law enforcement. (nt)  w4rma   Jun-05-09 02:13 AM   #24 
     - But only with union protection are you likely to have whistleblower protection  tavalon   Jun-05-09 06:00 AM   #34 
     - But not a necessary reality  tavalon   Jun-05-09 05:59 AM   #33 
     - i don't know if that argument will get anyone anywhere. an employer can find a way to fire you  ejpoeta   Jun-05-09 03:29 AM   #29 
  - Sounds like those workers don't know how to stand up for themselves  madville   Jun-04-09 10:36 PM   #8 
  - Georgia is an "at will" state  Wickerman   Jun-04-09 11:04 PM   #13 
  - Thank you. SC is too. In "at will" states, if you get fired, if you can't get them for some kind  raccoon   Jun-05-09 07:59 AM   #39 
  - Most workers don't think they have power to stand up to management  tavalon   Jun-05-09 06:02 AM   #35 
  - Contact AFSCME  baldguy   Jun-04-09 11:01 PM   #12 
  - Also Service Employees International.  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-04-09 11:34 PM   #18 
  - The initial replies to your thread are what went wrong with our nation.  Greyhound   Jun-05-09 02:26 AM   #25 
  - Script kitties  tavalon   Jun-05-09 06:03 AM   #36 
     - Correct me if I'm wrong, but we didn't used to be like this,were we?  Greyhound   Jun-05-09 12:09 PM   #81 
     - So true.  Ignis   Jun-05-09 12:43 PM   #85 
  - So who the hell are these Nazis that run the place?  gtar100   Jun-05-09 02:35 AM   #27 
  - believe it or not, allowing workers to take throwaway food  northernlights   Jun-05-09 05:19 AM   #31 
     - Have you ever asked why it's against the law?  tavalon   Jun-05-09 06:05 AM   #37 
  - She has company. my wife gets fired on Wednesday from the school system  yodoobo   Jun-05-09 02:53 AM   #28 
  - Wonder your wife's friend drives a non-union made Toyota/Honda or a domestic union made car?  NNN0LHI   Jun-05-09 06:58 AM   #38 
  - So if an employee pilfered supplies they could stay if they drove  Obamanaut   Jun-05-09 08:21 AM   #41 
     - "He's a thief and a liar, but he drives a Ford"  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Jun-05-09 08:29 AM   #42 
     - They would be under the microscope for any infraction  NNN0LHI   Jun-05-09 08:32 AM   #43 
        - Nope. Didn't answer the question. Too many variables. 3 pilferers  Obamanaut   Jun-05-09 08:40 AM   #48 
           - Must never get any work done if he's checking VIN numbers......  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Jun-05-09 08:45 AM   #50 
           - I know exactly where my two vehicles were built  NNN0LHI   Jun-05-09 09:12 AM   #55 
              - But what about the 'American' cars that are not made in America?  Obamanaut   Jun-05-09 11:51 AM   #77 
           - Here is the deal  NNN0LHI   Jun-05-09 09:10 AM   #54 
              - Do you answer a direct question directly? As to the walmart one -  Obamanaut   Jun-05-09 09:21 AM   #57 
                 - My computer was assembled about 10 miles from my house  NNN0LHI   Jun-05-09 09:26 AM   #58 
                    - For general merchandise, we have only one choice. The next  Obamanaut   Jun-05-09 09:44 AM   #59 
                    - Still haven't answered the question re 3 pilferers -  Obamanaut   Jun-05-09 10:10 AM   #65 
                    - Did the US just invest $50 billion dollars plus to save the American keyboard industry?  NNN0LHI   Jun-05-09 11:55 AM   #79 
                       - Are we going off on a tangent here? The main thrust of your argument  Obamanaut   Jun-05-09 12:08 PM   #80 
                       - So even if American union workers make a foreign car, that's not good enough?  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Jun-05-09 06:55 PM   #87 
                    - Is your brother in a union?  DatManFromNawlins   Jun-05-09 10:45 AM   #75 
                       - He has been a union member since 1969  NNN0LHI   Jun-05-09 11:52 AM   #78 
                          - Does his union shop make keyboards? Computers? Monitors? nt  Obamanaut   Jun-05-09 12:10 PM   #82 
  - love the justification for stealing and not following employer rules  seabeyond   Jun-05-09 08:39 AM   #47 
  - My mother is up for tenure next year, in the art department  shadowknows69   Jun-05-09 08:42 AM   #49 
  - While the rule doesn't seem fair  spiritual_gunfighter   Jun-05-09 08:46 AM   #51 
  - Georgia is a right to work state but does have a teachers Union:  Raine1967   Jun-05-09 09:01 AM   #52 
  - Unions exist in Right to Work states  Freddie Stubbs   Jun-05-09 10:05 AM   #64 
  - people are calling that "stealing"?  Enrique   Jun-05-09 09:07 AM   #53 
  - It's appalling how much food is wasted by restaurants.  KillCapitalism   Jun-05-09 09:58 AM   #61 
  - It's appalling how much food is wasted by people in general,  Obamanaut   Jun-05-09 12:13 PM   #83 
     - Badly trained by their parents  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-06-09 01:06 PM   #90 
  - 10% of me can sorta kinda understand this...  BlooInBloo   Jun-05-09 10:10 AM   #67 
  - I find it hard to believe that a school dept would have a HR policy that allows firing on the spot  high density   Jun-05-09 10:11 AM   #68 
  - It's against federal regs in the Nat. School Lunch Program.  donco6   Jun-05-09 06:58 PM   #88 
  - Whatever state you live in should have an Education Association. They organize support staff.  davsand   Jun-06-09 02:08 PM   #91 

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