the droning wrote:
supply and demand wrote:
the droning wrote:
Corporate bootlickers are hilarious.
They'll say to strikers, "If you don't like the pay...QUIT!" and then also call them whiners for going on strike and not working at that job for a few days or weeks rather than just up and quitting permanently.
They'll also say, "You should have negotiated for better pay!" or something like that. Well, newsflash, the threat of strike, and then the act of carrying one out, is essentially a negotiating tactic.
Commenters won't shut up with all the "the world is a cold place, toughen up!" talk, and then when a worker decides to play tough themselves and not rollover in a fight against a giant company, suddenly the WORKER is the whiny snowflake? Give me a break.
You're confusing business with charity. The job of any business is to make money. Employees are only as valuable as their skill set. If you don't have a valuable skill set to offer then you will not make money because you are easily replaced. If you don't like working as an employee then come up with your own idea and start your own business. If you want to work as an employee and make money then figure out how to be valuable.
I'm not confusing anything. I'm saying it is ridiculous that some people view strikers as whiners because they are trying to get paid more. Why is the only answer, "Stop doing it and find a new job"? What is the problem with trying to get paid more? If you want to say employees are only as valuable as their skill set...fine. These employees are going on strike to try and demonstrate that their skill set is more valuable than the company is trying to say it is. I've been in plenty of situations where the wait for an Uber was really long or none were available at all. I wouldn't say there is currently an excess of labor for that job.
So, maybe the drivers will be proven right, maybe they'll be proven wrong. But the very act of trying to get paid more is about as capitalist as you can get. It's the vitriol directed their way that I don't get. So, I just have to assume the people shouting are corporate fetishist bootlickers.
Yes and why is going on strike called whiny? It's probably more ballsy than anything 99.9% of the posters on these boards have done or will ever do.