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  1. This kind of shit really posses me off, and not even because they're switching to LEFucks. If you want to switch your shit over to plastic lighting then go right ahead, but don't trash the product that's been working flawlessly on your sign for over 70 years.
  2. I would imagine companies that did a lot of retail neon might still be surviving, but the wholesale end is useless. A neon company can't survive on neon repairs...unless they're charging like $250.00 for a repair.
  3. I understand exactly what you're saying. The nicer you are the more taken advantage of you will get. Having employees at a neon shop is a little different because you stand and often talk to your employees all day long. I would never give too much personal information because you may say something that will anger someone. Most purchases you make would be best kept to yourself because if you bought something that your employees may not have enough money for they'll be pissed. It's a shame because they don't ever take into their calculating all the stress and things you have to do as an owner. T
  4. That probably won't happen....not when we create groups and organizations that have people inside and outside. Religion and politics are pretty good examples of this. It is Friday though!
  5. I love how you accuse me of sitting on my computer all day as I'm reading what must have taken you a half hour to write. Kenn, you have what many call a bit of an "I" problem. In your first (long boring) paragraph you will notice you use the word "I" ten times. You do this because you're in love with yourself. You are the perfect stereotype Union egomaniac that thinks because he belongs to a gang he has this experience and knowledge that come with paying and playing by the union rules. The truth Ken, with you and many of the Union companies in my area that I personally deal with ( yesterd
  6. I was at a sign show once in Vegas and we had displays we needed to get power to. We had to hire a union electrician to run and extension cord. Between his cost and the cord rental I was charged $168.00.
  7. "The IBEW, connected with the politically powerful AFL-CIO" is all you need to read. I'll say it again, and I know I'm beating a dead horse here but it's all about the money. Unions, politicians, and government in general care much more about themselves and the amount of money they can generate than the actual well being of people. This is what happens when "groups" of people are created. Wether it be unions, political groups, religious groups, or any other. Once you create a group of people that has the ability to generate money, you also create the "with us, or against us" mentality.
  8. The non vested money goes into a "slush fund" to be used for whatever the hell they want. My guess would be strippers on a nice long "business trip" in Vegas for the thieves at the top! That's the beauty of unions...they aren't regulated or overseen by anyone so they can strong arm both the employers and their own union members. Just ask Jimmy Hoffa how the unions operate....oh wait, I don't think he's available for comment.
  9. Regarding the UAW...I thought it spoke volumes when back in 08 the big three went to Washington looking for some help from our government but the UAW was totally solvent. They have no money problems at all. Many people that don't live in this part of the country may not be aware of this but the UAW had what they called a "job bank". This is a huge building that houses UAW workers that are laid off or out of work for whatever reason. Now these union workers go to the job bank every day and sit around waiting to see if they may be called back to work. The big three, as part of their contrac
  10. that has been my experience with unions. When I read the post, I wasn't sure if I even wanted to respond. I'm not sure how I earned the $8000? The way I look at it, I had to double my loss for dealing with them again I wonder where all that non vested money goes? Maybe a union person could answer that for me.... Well, what I meant was for all the bullshit you've been put through I hope at least get that 8k. That's a big ass fish! What is that thing?
  11. Gary, I can send you a picture, my phone has a great camera! Lol...
  12. Damn Nathan! I'd say you've certainly earned that 8k.
  13. Lol...I used to work my ass off, back when we had work to do...Not so much any more though.
  14. Very well said Eugene! I think your experiences are exactly what many are referring to when it comes to unions. The unions were created to keep employers from treating workers unfairly. And back then the working conditions in some situations were horrible. Things are much different now, and I think the unions are a big reason why that is. But now it seems that union leaders have become similar to exactly what they were created to stop. Which is a fair and equal work environment for everyone. I ran my company very similar to your Eugene. I gave everyone one week paid vacation and one wee
  15. That would make perfect sense Erik. He's probably just a sign salesman. So Kenn, now you "know nothing about the other unions across the country". Yet earlier you professed to know exactly what was happening all over the country. Remember, there isn't one company anywhere in the country offering any type of training. I think what is very obvious is that you know very little about anything other than how great you and your company are. You make silly generalizations based on your political preference that have nothing to do with the topic. Again, typical union mentality. And Kenn, a d
  16. There you go again Kenn, making assumptions about how other people do their when you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. Your coments always make their way around to how great you and your company are. It's always been my experience that if someone has to constantly let people know how great they are....it's probably not the case. While everyone else is discussing to pros and cons of unions, you seem to insist on explaining to everyone how great you and your company are. Typical union attitude! It's all about them being better than everyone else.
  17. Exactly! And apparently we have no money to fix any roads yet we had enough money to put new elaborate traffic signals at every intersection in the state! I wonder what union company got the contract to build about a million traffic signals. I would bet that those thing are about 5k each and every intersection now has around 10 each.
  18. Kenn, I would doubt you could fire a union worker without probably three warnings, then maybe you'll have to give him a week off without pay. Then there will have to be a meeting with his local rep. At least that's how it would work in the UAW. Your opinion regarding work quality between union and non workers seems to have changed a bit from your first post. I think one thing most of us agree on is the fact that union workers tend to have that attitude of arrogance that implies that they will work at their own pace, and if you don't like it, you can take it up with my union rep. Which is t
  19. Well thanks for your opinion Ken, but I disagree. You certainly do have the union mentality though, thinking you know waaaay more than you act actually do. Most of your statements are simply opinions that you feel you're qualified to give....I guess because you're a union member? That must make your opinion carry more weight than everyone else's, in your opinion. And that last paragraph does about three 360degree turns. Are you saying you can "get things done appropriately whether its in a union or non union environment"? So after your big long diatribe of explaining to everyone how you
  20. As many as they can! I think Id rather hunt for Bigfoot than Hoffa!
  21. I also am Detroit born and raised....and for about two years in the early eighties I was a union steward in a union plant. When I won the position the first thing I was told was that I didn't have to work anymore. I just walked around listening to complaints while someone else did my previous job.
  22. It's always about the money....Unions, UL, OSHA, inspections , permits, fines. None of these things accomplish what they were designed to do anymore. Which was to create and insure some sort of quality level and while also making sure working conditions were safe for the actual workers. Unions have become similar to a mafia run organization. It's members are protected by the power of the organization. While they are taught to hate and try to strong arm and intimidate any one who isn't in their organization. Unions also destroy hard work and creativity by advancing members based solely on se
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