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It's all part and parcel of the same con; it's all designed to divide-and-conquer; it's all designed to propagate the false-dichotomy of wage-slavery.

You (I, we) have vastly more in common with the Oshawa workers than you (I, we) ever will with the people who run multi-national corporations.

Stand with the workers and make a better world for them and yourself.  

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On the topic of GM, Canada really should get its shit together and become an innovative country. Take that plant and start building your own electric vehicles. Fuck, use it for something else. Become a world leader in some sort of economy.

Canada takes the backseat way too often. Even the smaller European countries take chances and become a leader in some sort economic way.

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5 hours ago, Bojack said:

I don't date "girls", so I can't help you there.  

I always end up with she-demons who are like 1000 years old in human years and are really really pissed when I tell them I'll call them later, and 3 hours later is clearly too late. :brickinface:

 

 

So I can't help either.

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1 hour ago, §andman said:

'When corporations are turning so much profit nowadays, I will never side with them. 

The union at GM being so good and so strong should not be used against the workers. 

Corporate greed has fucked the workers over more than the union ever did. 

I agree BUT why do people have such a hard time looking at things situationally?  Oh one corporation is bad, they are all bad!

GM has made their own bed just like the CAW has.   They no longer have the market cornered domestically, in fact nowhere close and have now had to restructure numerous times because of their lack of foresight and underestimating the Japanese.   To stay competitive and commit to R&D it is completely toxic to pay a stamper 65$/hr all-in.  This narrative that all corporations are evil and greedy sounds like "I'm 16 and this is deep".  It's not.  You aren't saying anything that other people haven't said and in certain circumstances, we have to look at the economics of a situation.  Are GM incompetent?  Sure. because a corporation that large and once that profitable should have had the ability to forecast the market changes but even still with the global line being blurred more and more, it's still not feasible. The CAW had it's time and place, now they are burying themselves and their workers.   Some of y'all really need to study economics before you make silly comments about all corporations being evil and greedy.  It's childish and reeks of a wanna be revolution.

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1 hour ago, §andman said:

On the topic of GM, Canada really should get its shit together and become an innovative country. Take that plant and start building your own electric vehicles. Fuck, use it for something else. Become a world leader in some sort of economy.

Canada takes the backseat way too often. Even the smaller European countries take chances and become a leader in some sort economic way.

Sigh.....

Canada will need to give tax breaks to corporations like the US does before mass innovation takes place.  How does that sit with you?  Knowing your above position on greedy corporation, I imagine not to well.  Do you have any idea how expensive it is to do R&D?  The capital costs involved before you make a cent?   Meanwhile, the feds and provinces are taking every dollar they possibly can relatively speaking.  The second those businesses become profitable they'll move stateside.  After using up all the federal R&D grants.

 

 

 

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A system that relies on oppression, repression, suppression and abuse of state-power is necessarily a bad system.

You know, or ought to know, exactly how the various BCAs across Canada compel management into a short-sighted focus on nothing more than maximizing shareholder value. 

A corporation that isn't rapaciously greedy is a corporation that is going to have its board replaced, tout suite.

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Absolutely. That;s the way it is in most publicly traded business.  Not arguing that.  I'm saying, in this particular scenario. GM has screwed themselves and good on the CAW for squeezing every last cent they could but the gravy train is over.   The current GM and Unifor relationship is one of the most difficult relationships to navigate economically.  Take the severance package and learn some skills.  None of these folks are going to join you on your journey for an economic revolution so they need to do the next best thing and became employable. Or not. And find a way to live off social welfare.  

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Just when Ithought my evening couldn't get any better a beautiful woman emailed me

 

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I am Karina from Petrozavodsk, Russia; an IT specialist by profession and belong to an upper middle class family. Both my parents are engineers and they have brought me up in a liberal way giving enough freedom for my thoughts and actions. Many have criticized them for that, but in my case, it did me only good and I grew up to be a free thinking, liberal yet well-mannered and established in life individual. Only thing lacking in my life is the need of a loving life partner. My life is so busy in the computer labs of my software firm that I don’t get time to mingle up with others in night clubs and other social events like my friends. So I was left behind in personal life."

 

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yesterday morning i told the boss i was feeling sick and asked if i could use one of my days to cover it, he told me they've got a "special project"* and they need me in for it, it'll be a short day. i said fine, i'll tough it out. today, not feeling any better, plus now i struggled to sleep last night. tell the boss i'm worse than yesterday, he tells me they still need me for the "special project". i tell him i don't think i can do it, yesterday was a bit of a stretch when i got a decent amount of sleep. he tells me they need me, i tell him i don't feel like i can today. he tells me i'll be getting written up if i don't come in. i guess i'm getting written up. should probably use some time today to look for a new job.

 

* regarding this "special project": not a single one of our clients was ready for us to show up yesterday. i heard it at every one i went to. this company is so poorly managed and operated. it's pretty insane. the other day, they sent me on a wild goose chase trying to find one of our clients. they provided me with the wrong address. it was in a different town about 15-20 minutes away. i could go on and on but i won't because i know none of you care. just funny to me

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6 minutes ago, Bojack said:

Does your contract vary or exclude any of the Employment Standards Act provisions? 

i genuinely don't even remember signing a contract. i'm sure i did, but i have no idea.

 

we can view a bunch of our HR shit online and of course the one thing that i can't click on is "Canadian Policies"

Edited by Mantis Toboggan

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https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/man-hospitalized-in-dublin-after-injecting-himself-with-own-semen-to-cure-back-pain-1.4257677?fbclid=IwAR2pvozynuCjurAt4HXm4pB-OYLvnOD7yyBnWvWKBQjaH_DcGzWXPovCFGA

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A man in Ireland ended up in hospital after injecting himself with monthly doses of his own semen in an attempt to cure chronic back pain.

 

Because we could all use a laugh.

 

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18 hours ago, Bojack said:

Does your contract vary or exclude any of the Employment Standards Act provisions? 

since i couldn't find our contract, i just decided to do a little reading of the ESA regarding sick days. i'm entitled to 3 unpaid sick days per year. it's been a rough couple of weeks for me, i admittedly took two last week. still don't feel great today but don't feel like i have much of a choice. when i get in, i'll point out that i have 3 unpaid days as per the ESA and if i'm going to be punished for being sick, i'll just go home today. we'll see how this goes

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