OK, let’s try this again

One down, 2 1/2 days to go. Early in and early out today. I WILL BE SMART AND THINGS WILL WORK!

In exciting news for other workplaces – our local Starbucks is having a union election!! I am so excited for them – with Virginia being all Right to Work and generally anti-union, I didn’t expect it to happen.

Everyone should have a union – individuals shouldn’t have to go up against a corporation – it’s good to have an organized group that has your back. Pretty much everywhere I’ve worked in the past 30 years needed a union and none of them had it, so I get really happy for anyone who has a chance at getting one.

I’d really like more white collar staff jobs unionize – I don’t want others to have to put up with the crap I did over my career. Maybe someone could have stepped in and said, “No, you don’t need to have the books closed in 5 days – the shareholders can wait an extra day or two.” Or “You need to staff up the department properly because these people aren’t going to work 50+ hours a week with no additional compensation, and no more cage matches to get PTO.”

Even good workplaces can benefit from a union – they help *keep* them good places to work.

You have a great day – and support folks who are unionizing.

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