You wont get this reaction from UAW workers..

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  1. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    Fred smith takes a 20% paycut, upper management salaried will take paycuts, eventually hourly will, i assume. Top that off with a freeze of 401k, hell not like it matters to me i been losing money, makes me no difference.

    read some employee responses if you skip his speech...

    Minimizing Job Losses and Protecting FedEx for the Long-Term | FedEx Citizenship Blog

    but to watch his video and read the employee responses makes me realize how even more shitty uaw workers and the big three really are. The three who are American companies that dont even represent american "spirit" and appreciation.

    I'll be more than happy to take a paycut to keep my job.
    Does that make me a schmuck? Does that make me a sheeple?

    or should i be complaining like some people even though the economy is falling apart?
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    Sounds smart and responsible to me. My hat is off to you FedEx people.
  3. MovingTarget

    MovingTarget New Member

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    Good idea indeed....
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    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    Well those people don't have their heads up their ass.
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    ShabazKillaX I'm an F18 bro

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    Fuck, good thing I work for an outsourcer. I just negotiated a raise at happy hour. Most productive drunk post ever!
  6. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    The UAW attitude was present at my Mom's employer, Nutone. The union there went on strike for something piddly, they were going to have to contribute $50 a month towards their health insurance. Previously they had paid NOTHING. Long story short the union went on strike, there was no negotiating as the company couldn't stay solvent and provide them with such luxurious benefits, and so the factory closed. I can still see those fools standing out there picketing for months and month. I wonder where those dumb motherfuckers are working now?
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    That's just it. They need to file for bankruptcy protections, reorganize and force the unions. There is a right time to say: "take it or leave it" to employees. Lord knows I here it at least once a week. i think part of the hardship may be the pensions for people who are already retired and drawing. Quite the conundrum for sure.
  8. namelessentity

    namelessentity Resident Cynic

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    I do think the paycuts are a good idea though. Beats the hell out of mass layoffs, even though I'm pretty sure it will happen anyway due to the drop in package volume. That and they're bleeding pretty bad since Kinko's hasn't shown profit since they bought them out years ago.
  9. kip59

    kip59 One of MSP's Sneaky Brits

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    I would wonder where the UAW reps are now?

    Did their union let them be unemployed or did they get jobs real quick, if you know what I mean:mad:

    Torx

    It's good to see some common sense about jobs and money: Big bosses taking 20% pay cut. That's a good leadership thing to do.

    Just one thought though, what about preferential share options?

    I think that I would be in favour of a pay cut instead of having no job. Money is money.
  10. MSP

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    The only trouble is that once times are good again there have to be checks and balances in place otherwise corporations would do this sort of thing just to increase their profits, not just stay solvent. Therein lies the need for the labor unions. The trouble is when one or the other have too much power. Greedy corporations, greedy labor unions, what's the difference to the consumers? Not much.
  11. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    yep youre right.

    there needs to be a balance implemented.. and that i do not have the answer to
    to an extent it does matter somewhat to consumers.. more labor costs and production costs = more money for a feeble product.
  12. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Labor is the easiest cost to control in order to increase profits. there was a time when labor unions counteracted that. Then it swung the other way in the case of the UAW.
    working an un-unionized job back in 1982 our mill took a huge assed paycut (35%). The doors stayed open, but it took until 1994 too get back up to a decent wage. Then the place went belly up when the benefits started costing too much in 1998. By then I was into something else full time.