Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 ~ a new beginning.........

and yet the same old stuff.  Tom is going to be laid off beginning Monday, Jan 9th.  I guess it is the company's way of saying "Happy New Year"!  Every year the lay offs happen.  The only thing different this time is that the Union made some compromises this past summer and they weren't very good for the employees.  The major one is that they lose their health coverage at the end of the month that they were laid off in unless they are called back before then.  So if you are an employee with ongoing and long term health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, etc. you are basically screwed and any medications you may need to keep you alive will have to be paid for out of your own pocket.  Which will be tough to do with less income due to being laid off!

And all because companies have become to greedy in their quest to gain the almighty dollar!  At one time, I believed the Unions were a good thing.  But right about not.....not so much!  I was under the impression that Unions were supposed to protect and help the employees, not the employer!  Was I wrong in my beliefs and thought processes?  Seems like I was!

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