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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 08:31 PM
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5. There's also the point that in this corporate cut-throat environment "to get lean and mean" and thus
save their corporate asses, OPERATIONS will be affected, i.e. the quality of goods and services that are produced both in the public sector and in the private sector HAS to decline because all of the worker-bees are doing more and more, longer and longer, for less and less. So, not only is our already damaged ability to compete in world markets affected, you have people paying increasing prices for things that are not what they want/need, "Health" "Care" for example, declining quality, increasing price and the on-the-spot watch-dogs for quality, the people doing the actual work, the Workers/Labor/Unions, are under attack, so if they try to do anything about adherence to some kind of professional standards in their fields, thus incurring additional costs/overhead and the wrath of management, they'll lose their jobs and be replaced by persons who will accept and be quiet about the decline in the goods and services being produced, in order to protect their job.

It's a little known fact, but if you know any nurses or teachers who are union members, you become aware that in addition to defending the workers, unions also STAND UP FOR PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS, a particularly serious problem for the nurses whom I know personally. If they rock the boat, they can lose their jobs. There a shortage of nurses, so they can always just get hired elsewhere, but that amounts to huge churn in the profession that also affects the quality of care.
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