If you have the necessary skill set you will always be in demand from employers. You have to look at your self and ask what you can do to make yourself more marketable. A career is an evolutionary process. I personally feel that unions artificially inflate wages for it's members. If you can not go somewhere else and make the same money, you are probably overpaid. My unsolicited $0.02.rocketman said:If it wasn't for Organizations such as the UAW and others, we all will be starring at 3rd World Wages.
Why not just go to buick.com and do a "locate vehicle" search for the Enclave? That should tell you where there are dealers that have one. Then you can call them to make sure they've got one that you can drive and then go and test drive it. You don't have to buy from the place where you test drive it.juglake said:We have been waiting to test drive an Enclave before making our new vehicle purchase. We will be purchasing "something" in the next 4-6 weeks..... We were able to stop and look at two Enclaves while down state on a trip a few weeks ago. My wife and I were very impressed....I bet Toyota will have them at the dealers and won't be going on strike.........
Unfortunately in todays corporate world this is no longer the rule. Few companies offer wage and benefit packages that allow non management workers to keep up with inflation. The bottom line has become the most important thing. I find it amazing that a company will fight union efforts saying it will hurt competition and profitability and then turn around and offer obscene packages to its management team ($250 million severance package to the CEO of Home Depot).zman said:If you have the necessary skill set you will always be in demand from employers. You have to look at your self and ask what you can do to make yourself more marketable. A career is an evolutionary process. I personally feel that unions artificially inflate wages for it's members. If you can not go somewhere else and make the same money, you are probably overpaid. My unsolicited $0.02.
I used to work at the RenCen at GM HQs in Detroit back in the mid and late 90s as an EDS contractor doing software development for several software programs for dealerships. I was obvioulsy in a business setting where there were only a small percentage of the workers were union (e.g. janitors, people who move a PC to a different location). All I know is my own personal experience...seeing janitors who were making $70k a year doing about two hours of work...seeing them playing cards with other union members for most of the day, waiting two weeks to get a new monitor up to me since my old one was broke. True story...I spoke to the GM (non-union) people in charge of handing out new equipment. The monitor was ready for delivery (was on the 3rd floor I believe) after 3 hours of putting in my official request. It took the union boys 9 business days to get it up to me on the 21st floor. Were they overworked? Not according to the people in charge of handing out new equipment. I could have picked up the monitor on my own...taken the elevator back up to my office and plugged the **** thing in. But if I did that, I would have been written up for doing a union member's job.rocketman said:Fenwah, obviously you are Non Union. If UAW left it up to the Non Union people to make the decisions that affect them, they wouldn't be able to afford the very vehicles they're building. :banghead:
As bad as I want my Enclave...UAW, do what you have to do. Go UAW :blob:
No, I'm not UAW, but I'm Pro Union.
If it wasn't for Organizations such as the UAW and others, we all will be starring at 3rd World Wages.
Why??MsS42 said:admin, can we lock this subject please?
the fact is that gm is not going on strike and others who are not members and are reading this thread are getting discouraged because this topic keeps popping up as it has been noted by some new members. if you guys want to discuss the unions perhaps you should start a more appropriate thread such as unions or something to that effect as not to keep giving mention to the subject of this thread.zman said:Why??
We may be a little off track but admin can always ask us to get back on track, which we probably should. If you don't like reading it, maybe you should move on rather than asking it to be locked down.
Exactly, and you have the option of passing by the posts also. Keep in mind that this is a public forum, it does not reside on your computer.MsS42 said:this is my computer and my eyes and i can read whatever i want.