Jennifer Young
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I get it, work is work and when you need to get paid, you do the job, but I'm not sure I would want to work as a scab. A scab is someone who works for a company while its usual workers are out on strike. Saw this article about recruiting scabs and wondering if YOU'D WORK AS A SCAB? #shareyourthoughts in the comments.


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steven ford

Simple labels are always just that ..SIMPLE. Simple however is often not .."simple" I can be good..and it can very very bad, or at least misleading.

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Larry Tierce

Unions have strong arm men. This is unacceptable to me

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Larry Tierce

I would rather be a "scab" then a large sucking wound

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William Martinez

I agree with all your comments, whether they're derogatory or not but survival is the name of the game and when your hungry, with others depending on you, one does what they need to do and I say that with no regrets nor guilt. My people are fed and we have survived. I've done right by my people.

I got my experience as a scab and I've gotten work as a freelancer and union member. On the other hand because of my experience, I was recruited into a union (wont mention the name because I'm not into burning bridges) that had me train others to do what I did and was replaced by others that I'd trained, so I resigned and was able to get another union job. I mentioned in my writing that there are unions and there are unions and luckily for us we have the freedom to live in a country where people could move into a more favorable positions. At the time those were the politics that was being played, they're court, they're ball, I just refused to play by their rules, so I quit. So now I'm retiring from my union job in a few weeks and in the past I've worked as an independent contractor and got payed. So I don't care what people call me because survival is the name of the game.

P.S. Donna Clark, I feel you, and you keep on kicking. I know what its like trying to keep up with technology, I admire that you're still in the fight. Oooohraaa!

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Donna Clarke

Please help I had a job for 30years that did not include typing skills . I did pretty well to help with my cost of living. I recently had had a life changing experience I had to have surgery now I better but would like to work from home , is there a job I can do until I get my typing skills up to perfect.PS(still kicking not dead yet.

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happie slime

Hmm with scab workers is dangerous to go in when people are on strike. It can become risky and again dangerous. Think about this first, as your life.

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Sabrina Wellington

Definitely not! I have to take in consideration why people are protesting about the Corp? Usually employees have a great reason for taking extreme measures. I wouldn't want to step on the toes of those who want change. Working allows the company to keep being greedy and selfish knowing people are still willing to work for them meanwhile others are protesting.

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Christopher Taggart

Airlines went through this few years ago , reminds me of GM days way back when.

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Kelly Russell

No you never work as a scab. Period. Lucky I never shot a bunch of scabs.

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D. A. Benson

A Union killed my father.

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