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Old 01-29-2010, 01:04 PM   #61
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I strongly support unions -- and your right to drive whatever you want.
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But you have to assess whether the guy was serious or just trying to be funny. If he was serious, and if as the job leader he can cause you any career harm, then you've got a real problem and should immediately speak with someone over his head.
And the union supervisor's supervisor is going to side with who exactly? His right-hand man or some whiny new guy off the street? What makes you think for one second that the entire union's mantra of "Buy American" will not be supported even more vehemently by the big boss?

FYI- Things are really quite different once you leave the insulation of academia and enter the real world. He is likely to get fired for just opening his mouth to complain about it. If not fired, then overlooked for promotion up the road. That is the real world.





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Old 01-29-2010, 01:10 PM   #62
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haha....**** him...you got a miata because you liked it didnt you....
**** the haters
keep your car
race him
and smoke his ***
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:47 AM   #63
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fck the haterzzzz mang...

Buy a cheap old beater DD truck if it really does come down to the line that you do have to drive a domestic because well... your boss is a douche.
This is what I would do personally. I drive a 2000 Chevy S10 right now. I got it for 3K with 90K miles on it under 2 years ago. It now has over 120K on it, some of it towing way more than that weak little Ecotech should. I seriously was down to 2nd gear on some hills in AZ with the heater on watching the temp guage slowly climb. I have put 4 new tires and about some oil in it. No issues at all in weather from 115 to -15 F.

I will avoid having a hi-po car as my only vehicle like the plague from here on out. This solution keeps you from embarking on some crusade and makes practical sense too.
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:47 PM   #64
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Who gives a **** what people at work think about your car? I get some much **** from my school buddies about my car, but who gives a ****? We know how good they are...You're the one that has to drive it everyday not them. Go tell there redneck asses to **** themselves. Buy American my ***, that **** is made in Mexico. The miata is more American than any Gm, Chevy or Ford.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:35 PM   #65
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He might give a **** when his rear quaters are smashed in and he cant prove who did it beyond telling a cop that "the guys at work dont like my car".....
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I never fear that my coworkers are going to go out of their way to vandalize and destroy my car.

That doesn't seem normal. If that's a reasonably likely outcome, maybe OP should look into a different profession.
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punch him
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the last time some one told me they had an issue with my car, my reply was bring it on, i'll spank your little pos for brake fast. They didnt have a comment
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Most of these comments are far more immature then the one made by the original posters. In the world of life, you go with the flow or stop the current.....
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exactly six but he needs to feel out the situation with his superiors. If the guy is serius then he should seriusly consider getting something inline with what the union wants for him. Or go get another job, its a shitty situation but its how **** works in the real world alot of times.
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Most of these comments are far more immature then the one made by the original posters. In the world of life, you go with the flow or stop the current.....
Yeah, I don't get it. Why shouldn't bosses be allowed to tell you what car to buy?
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Yeah, I don't get it. Why shouldn't bosses be allowed to tell you what car to buy?
So you think that money is the root of all evil? Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?
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Oh snap! I just got Ayn Randed.
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would you prefer a Rick Roll?
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would you prefer a Rick Roll?
I'll see your Ayn Rand and raise you one Milton Friedman:

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To return to the wage rate, how can a union enforce a high wage rate? One way is violence or the threat of violence: threatening to destroy the property of employers, or to beat them up if they employ nonunion workers or if they pay union members less than the union-specified rate; or to beat up workers, or destroy their property, if they agree to work for a lower wage. That is the reason union wage arrangements and negotiations have so often been accompanied by violence.
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My friend got an awesome birthday card this weekend:



it made me wear lollerskates.
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i dont get it
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Another gem from F. A. Hayek:

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Public policy concerning labor unions has, in little more than a century, moved from one extreme to the other. From a state in which little the unions could do was legal if they were not prohibited altogether, we have now reached a state where they have become uniquely privileged institutions to which the general rules of law do not apply.
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My friend got an awesome birthday card this weekend:



it made me wear lollerskates.
Were you laughing because it's funny or because you think it is true?

No offense (I consider both parties pretty useless in the overall sense) but the notion that Democrats will help the poor and raise taxes and that Republicans will be fiscally conservative and reduce the deficit is pretty much bunk and has been for about 20 years.

Supposed liberal Clinton pretty much killed the deficit while supposed conservative Bush spent like a drunken sailor. Who saw that coming?

Obama did something realy great for the poor. He took a lot of perfectly good cars off the road that would have been in the used market and got a lot of people signed on with new loans for new cars

And now I am looking at getting fined for not having health insurance. That'll really help me out.

But its all OK. I got my Social Security statement the other day. It reassures me that I dont have to fear, SS will be solvent until 2037 under normal law. Wait, I'm 27. That does not help me. But hey, its OK, they will make changes to save it, and the little sumary assures me that I will get 1400 bucks a month if I retire at age 67. Except that by the time I am 67 (assuming I live that long) 1400 bucks will be about enough for food, maybe.

Seriously, IMHO the only viable legislative group worth a damn (or potentially worth a damn) are middle of the road democrats. And that's coming from someone raised very conservative. But I would'nt look to them to save the poor either.

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I'm with you on W...social conservative, yes, but he should never be confused with a fiscal conservative or laissez-faire freemarketer.

Hard to credit Clinton with "cutting" the deficit down, though...he had a Republican Congress after the 1994 elections keeping him in check, and it was during one of the biggest economic booms we've seen.
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