[QUOTE=SoCalSalt;60160]I’m beginning to question your intelligence level now more than ever. Ignorance of vocabulary and political economic strategy aside, companies that are paying double time for holidays are many. In fact, numerous drilling companies compensate Seafarers who either choose to or are forced to spend the holidays at sea away from family and friends. Further, as a mariner ( or at least the one you claim to be,) I’m baffled at the very thought of you suggesting this practice is somehow, for whatever reason, unreasonable. I’m certain many folks would be happy to accept the additional pay you are so willing to forgo. Please send to a charity dedicated to educating young people about the idiocy of their elders.[/QUOTE]
Oh, my gawd. You guys don’t recognize a tongue in cheek comment when you see it. Paid holidays is something the unions have always battled for along with company paid insurance, pensions etc. Yet, unions have been called socialist in the GOM for years. As a proud union member [inactive] I am most happy to see GOL taking the lead here and I hope it pressures others to follow.
[active capitalist and proud union member]