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Damn and blast

June 21st, 2007 (05:19 pm)

My union has just called a national strike for a week tomorrow.

Next Friday 29th June, there will be a national post strike for the first time in eleven years. This is most annoying for a variety of reasons, the main one being that I'm off work the very next week and could have dodged it all quite happily. I didn't vote for a strike, I don't want a strike and I'm still very very undecided on whether I personally will strike on that day.

To make matters slightly worse/more complex, I'd already warned my boss that I would most likely be in late that day due to the frelling electric company finally picking that day for yet another attempt at fixing my meter. I also had plans to work the Saturday afternoon directly after the strike, but can you just imagine how busy that will be now?

Option one : strike. Lose money, have an extra long week away from work, stand side by side with my fellow union members.
Option two : go in. Get the money, stand by what I believe in and not help the union who, over the last ten years, has managed to fuck up everything I've gone to them for help about.

My head hurts already.


Posted by: draconin (draconin)
Posted at: June 22nd, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)

Option 3: Ring the boss in mid morning and tell him that the electric company person has rung to tell you that they're running late. You're going to have to wait around for him. You may not be in at all today so you're going to take a sick day or a personal day or whatever you want to call it.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: June 26th, 2007 10:05 am (UTC)
BSG - Kick Me

Yeah, tempting. Unfortunately, they're wise to all this type of thing and even worse, due to my split working time pattern, they know I'd be able to come in for the second half of my shift as that would take place after the latest possible time for the electric people.

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