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My uni doesn't isn't part of the national union of students. So i think (lol, 'think', i'm going to pay more attention to this next semester. I was a bit overwhelmed by living on my own and being at uni and stuff) i'm represented by my 'student representatives council'. They're just funded by the uni... not any membership rates... and you're automatically in it so you don't really join so i don't think it can be considered a union though it does the same stuff so i suppose it is. meh, i've kind of confused my self.
i'm pretty sure the only reason we're not a member is that when you join you have to use their stupid card and buy food and drink through them and that would cost more, lol.
Bull. Fucking. Shit.
It's DUCT, goddamn it!
I hold my poop, but sometimes i forget to wash my hands.
Ever duck-tape you ass shut?
This thread is now about duck taping your ass shut!
/me isn't a member of the only actual union he could be a member of
/couldn't actually be a member of it, but knows what he means
Don't know enough about them, but I'll have a read up tomorrow.
Fair enough, but you did come across like that.
Define control. I believe that they should have some control over their own conditions etc but we do need efficient management systems. Unions can help ensure that but I don;t know how a worker controlled factories management systems would work out.
I know that in construction for a site to be run effectively we need complex enough management systems.
What do you mean by this?
I reckon that would be a disaster. A good union official will be putting in 12-14 hour days, and it's not the kind of job that you can leave behind you when you clock out (like most of the jobs of those they represent are). The best union officials I've ever seen even work on Public holidays and take calls at the weekend, and end up accumulating loads of holiday time because they don't want to take it and fall behind on work. Furthermore doing the job limits your future job prospects immensely, it's very difficult to go to an interview and convince your employer that you're a good candidate for a position when for the past 10 years you've been a union official who's job frequently amounted to causing problems for employers. It effects one's personal life greatly and the higher you rise the less time you have and the more responsibility you have. Sectors such as organising are highly difficult and have a high rate of people leaving for other sectors, only the most dedicated can stick with it, and a massive amount of talent is needed. Without talented, dedicated, intelligent and clued in union officials and organisers the union is not going to be effective in any capacity. If you've ever worked with them you'd quickly realise that no-one is going to put in that kind of work if they can work in the sector that they came from and earn the same money. No-one. You just won;t get the talent and dedication you need.
There's the danger in using such marxist language, It makes me see you as a typical marxist.
I'm not playing to any audience dude (and the average age in this thread is more like 17-19 than 13), I'm just sick of this idea that marxists still seem to cling to that there is going to be some kind of (usually violent) uprising and the proletariat will seize the means of production while they ride in an open topped jeep to the government buildings to the cheers of a screaming crowd. I have to deal with this **** from them all the time. This Monday there was an unofficial bus strike in Dublin by a group of Drivers out in the Harristown depot (an old marxist stronghold led by a bunch of union officials who wouldn't know a tough industry if it bit them in the arse). The reason for it was that they were upset at new work practises aimed at cutting costs, which would be fine had they not agreed to the ****ing things a few months ago at the labour court. One of the other reasons was that they were atempting to spark an uprising which, in the words of one ****ing idiot I spoke to, "often come from small things". The dispute was effectively solved today, and guess what, no revolution. Had they not been so narrow minded in their marxist view of the world they might have realised that they could have archived their objective of getting a compromise on work practises by operating cleverly and within the system. What they should have done was got into their buses and did their days work, however they shouldn;t have taken any money in on the day. That way they would hurt the company in the same way as a strike and not have a hostile public telling them that they're a bunch of spoilt union boys and giving the rest of us a bad name.
As for why I am wary of political power? When you lie down with Dogs you get fleas. I don't consider the leadership of the left as incorruptible or infallible and my concern is that in operating in a political capacity they are left with little wiggle room and mistakes become very very public. I would also be concerned that successful political parties tend to attract hangers on and career politicians and tend to make people eager to compromise their positions in order to cling to power. I just don;t feel it's worth it. With effective union organisation and action can achieve our goals without having to be in political power and all of the lying that goes with it. Governmental power can only really give us the ability to draft legislation, I don't think that a legislative route is good for workers in the long term.
I'm talking about the real world here, not imaginary socialist revolution land.
You can pop the keys out with a small flathead screwdriver or the file on a set of nail clippers, then just rinse and scrub with warm water or something and let them dry completely then pop 'em back in.
I'd offer him some funding for it, but I don't even have money myself.
He tried to make it, it was voted down.
That move would give him the same amount of power as... my prime minister/1st minister. Most countries don't place term limits on their leaders, I can only think of America tbh.
Obama scares me. His economic policies are going to create enormous inflation and multi-trillion dollar deficits, and his foreign policy is basically to kowtow to dictators (i.e. Ortega and Chavez) and apologize for the supposed evils of American imperialism.
Prince is a ****head.
Disclaimer: I like Prince. "When
TheDoves Cry" might be the best song ever written.
There are three things wrong with your reply.
You clearly didn't read my user title (I actually hate the band now but thats beside the point)
If anyone is a tool it would be you for jumping on the "Screw Avenged Sevenfold" bandwagon, I respect your opinion on the band but does your dislike of them prove a logical reason for argument? No it does not.
You using age as a crutch as an attempt to belitle me for being a 14 year old age is irrevelant. Now I'm usually not one to reply to someone over the internet over such a petty attempt at making me look stupid or whatever you were trying to do but I guess in this case I will. Even though I'd appreciate if you wouldn't reply or leave a comment on my profile or something like that because it would just be a waste of time seeing as how I'm not even going to reply anymore. Good day.
That's where the phrase "rule of thumb" comes from
Hello UG everybody's favorite ignorant 14 year old is back, and this time I have a theory of The Pit.
Today in 4th period english class we continued learning about William Shakespeare as we have all week. We watched a video about "The Globe Theatre" and about half way through are teacher paused it and said. "Do you see all that dirt on the ground? That is where the poor people stood to watch the play, it was called "The Pit" People were often ridiculed for watching the show from down there."
So now a days people pay big money to be right down in front of the stage.
Do you feel that The Pit are the slums of UG?
Do you think that the pit fits this forum?????
Discuss, no spam be serious. i will delete this thread if somebody gets all butt hurt and thinks im spaming.
But how hard you failed surpassed how hard you tried.
Im not sure you're post was as cool as you thought it was gonna be either.