Strike Striking

Alright.  Sure, yesterday I posted a humorous bit parodying one of my favorite shows and the writer’s strike.  Truth is I don’t watch much TV and won’t notice the strike in the least.  I don’t watch Letterman, The Tonight Show, ANY reality TV of ANY kind and most everything else isn’t fit to watch in the first place. 
Then I read the news this morning and see this. So now the Stagehand’s Union has seen what the writer’s have done and they’re talking about a strike to shut down Broadway.  This comes not too long after the second strike from the cab drivers here in the city in the past few months.  You know what?  I think we should strike paying taxes this February cause I just don’t think it’s fair anymore.  C’mon guys, they can’t arrest all of us!  And while we’re at it, let’s boycott something too.  I was raised Southern Baptist – that’s what we’re good at.  Down with the Devil Disney!!
This is getting ridiculous.  A group of people gets pissy about something and so they feel they have the right to inconvenience thousands of others until they feel better.  Unfortunately, they do have the right.  Entertainment industry: not really a big loss.  They could use a revamping anyway.  But the cab and subway unions have always pissed me off.  We’re talking millions of people who’s weeks are totally thrown off because they aren’t happy with their work environment.  Well I hate to break it to you, but you signed up for that job of your own volition.  You don’t like it?  Quit.  There are plenty of people out there who would be happy to have a job at all.  Geez, how selfish can you get?
Of course I want fairness for every worker.  Of course I don’t want anyone to go broke.  But I think there are more mature ways to deal with your problems than creating chaos just to get attention.  If I’m not mistaken, that’s what teenagers do that weren’t spanked enough.  Unions were created at a time when they were necessary.  There was unprecedented unfairness in the work place.  In the frikkin’ 30’s.  We’ve learned a few things since then.  The CEO’s of major companies (particularly those who offer important services to many) should be better at listening to their employees – but the employees should not throw wall-eyed fits every time they aren’t happy.  There has to be something in between.  Oh yeah, communication.
We’ve got men and women dying overseas for our very freedoms and we have the audacity to throw a fit cause it doesn’t pay well enough to ENTERTAIN people.  No wonder other countries want us dead.  Our priorities are about as out of whack as Picasso’s cow.
*phew* Been a while since I’ve had a good rant.  Feeling better already.
Happy Friday!
J

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