Okay okay, I'll try to put my sarcasm on hold. I can't promise for how long. It might be easy today, as after crew change I had a lot of good Scotch, compliments Gary. So, I'm not at 100%
Though I could not keep up with every post in this avalanche of a thread, it appeared to me that all the ranting was based on second hand information. I figured I'd offer some first hand insight, as unpopular of a position as that might be to play. Obviously, many of you are far more worked up over it than I. So any who, that's what it is, for whatever it's worth. I'm not trying to rain on anyone's hate parade. If that is what makes you all happy. I think we all know there will be no satisfaction to be found here.
Should anyone just sign any legal document that is thrown before them? Absolutely not. I would hope you wouldn't do that out of fear. I believe, in regards to the letter at hand, we can question its legality any way. Did I sign out of fear? Nah, I have a good track record and credentials. Should I lose my job, I can work somewhere else. I prefer not to sweat it. It's all about perspective. Now I'm happy, so I won't push it or act like I don't care.
Why did I sign? Look, that letter isn't going to hold me or any of my crew mates down now or in the future. The unions most likely won't get a grip on this company. I also wouldn't be a fan of that happening any way. No skin off my back saying I won't do something I wasn't gonna do to begin with. If the unions make a push, that may cause the companies to break off a little more cheese, but I'm not gonna push them for hopes of a raise. That would be pretty shady. And talking about shady, who remembers the tactics the unions used last time they made a push down here? Joe Boss might not always hold to the integrity that they should, but nor does any union. Unions are in the business of making money. Just like the rest of them. If you think the little guy is their main concern, well that is just naivety.
This letter will come and go, just like the one every ECO employee signed at hiring.
Now, if those that didn't sign, do in fact start dropping from the roster, what a concerning day that will be. We are all in agreement there. However, like I said before, I haven't seen it or heard of it.
Damn, too early to be writing all that! Time to crack a beer. I'll have an extra one for my homie c.capt.