“..if you don’t like your job don’t just strike…”

“Lisa, if you don’t like your job you don’t strike.
You just go in every day and do it really half-assed.
That’s the American way.”
– Homer Simpson

Like seriously?
The American way?
While we cannot afford to throw away the baby with the bath water because of who Homer Jay Simpson is we cannot afford to discard the reasoning behind the statement.
Homer Simpson is a cartoon character in the animated television series – The Simpsons.
The character was created by an American satirist and cartoonist Matt Groening.
Yes indeed an American, so he has to know what he is talking about or shouldn’t he?
Now, any Americans reading this are welcome to let us know what your thoughts are on this comment credited to Homer Simpson.
I have never stayed in America long enough to decide or make a proper judgement call on this; but I must say the takeaway for me is the ‘don’t just go on strike’ part.
Strikes destroy economies and consequently people.
Strikes cause hyper inflation.
Strikes can lead to loss of jobs.
Strikes can lead to closure of businesses.
Strikes often have very negative effect on all parties involved irrespective of your nationality.
Does it mean I support doing it the ‘half assed American way’?
The answer is no.
Doing it that half assed way raises other issues as well which could also be damaging!
So let’s negotiate, let’s talk about what your concerns are in order to resolve them.
See you at the negotiating table people of the world.

Posted by Damian @8wDee.com.

SA platinum strike talks fail again!!!

SA platinum strike talks fail again.

To whose benefit is this strike right now – nearly 5 months after?
Lost income to the workers who are dying out of hunger by the day, the mines almost shutting down – lost revenue or the SA economy which the strike is forcing into a recession!
I don’t get it.
This power show is not helping us guys.
Let’s consider the bigger picture doesn’t matter on whose side we are.
With the government representative pulling out of talks yesterday it’s once again back to the drawing board for all parties.

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“Government’s view of the economy…: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:
If it moves, tax it.
If it keeps moving,
regulate it.
And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
– Ronald Reagan

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