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To: wbill

Traditional management can’t coordinate something like that?

Count me skeptical. Such management might include cleaning ladies (and gentlemen) who made it good. They wouldn’t have to be ignoramuses.


38 posted on 06/06/2012 2:20:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Traditional management can’t coordinate something like that?

I gotta tell ya, I only worked with them peripherally, so I don't have all of the particulars.

But a large percentage of the people worked unusual hours. The company required a lot of "ramping up" and "ramping down" of their employee base - for instance during their busy time the facility would be working three shifts, all out, for a month or two. Then within a matter of a week or so, the facility would be back down to basic 8-5 operations, or even just a skeleton crew over the holidays.

So, all of these "part-time" (I guess you could call them that) employees joined a "union" and paid dues into it. The union maintained benefits for all of the people on a year-round basis, regardless of whether the employees were on a full time, part time, or "no time" status. And that eliminated a headache for the company as well, and maintained a solid base of workers locally.

I probably don't have all of the specifics, but it made sense to me when one of the managers I was working with explained it.

40 posted on 06/06/2012 2:35:37 PM PDT by wbill
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