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King Soopers v Unions, just a thought.

I’ve noticed lately they’ve got signs up all around the stores saying “Our People Make The Difference” and similar themes, to the effect that they value the workers, really they (say they) do.
So why the continual Big Scary Hassle regarding any contract negotiations? I saw something on TV the other day about “How It’s Made — Awards” and the deal was about those plastic Award trophies that large corporations give out at the end of the year… instead of, you know, cash bonuses. I always prefer artwork, like small wallet sized engravings of Dead Presidents, just a personal note.

I mean seriously, you bust your balls to make money for The Corporation, and put thousands (or more) in extra profits, above and beyond your stated quota, into the pockets of the Shareholders and they give you a plastic globe with “You Go!” laser inscribed on it that cost The Corporation maybe $20. If you’re lucky they don’t misspell your name.

WalMart puts your picture on the wall. Oh My. That’s really an expensive memorial to your service. If you notice the Portrait Studio at the front of the store near the McDumbass “restaurant” where they sell portrait grade photographs for about a buck apiece for the big ones and maybe a nickel apiece for the wallet size… the ones they put on the wall… It could be downright depressing. Scott Adams had his Anti-Hero “Dilbert” lampoon the practice, his boss with the pointy hair put a piece of pocket lint on his shirt and called it a Warm Fuzzy, in recognition of his contributions to The Company.

The most telling and realistic memorial to how The Company feels about the Workforce is the maybe 8 open checkout lanes, out of 34 or so, at Wally World, no matter how many customers there are the number of closed lanes relative to open ones is like 2 to one at least.

And half the open lanes will be Self Checkout.

That and your job interview involves typing your information into a computer.

Brother Jonah
Recovering Texan. Christian while and at the same time Anarchist. (like Tolstoy only without the beard, for now) Constantly on the lookout for things which have relevance to things I already know. Autistic. Proud to be Ex- air force. Out of the killing machine for 27 years 4 months and 5 days woohoo! So like where is the link to update my picture?
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