Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Workers Song

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  1. One of the main reasons that workers become unhappy at work is bad management. A bad boss can turn even a good working environment into an uncomfortable and unhappy workplace. They have the ability to assign good or bad tasks, and ultimately fire us. This power imbalance is why a good relationship with your manager is so important. You are not powerless to quietly accept a bad boss and have a responsibility to speak up in an attempt to change the situation. However, you must recognize that some bosses are intentionally bad because they receive benefits to which they are entitled and you could be seen as a threat, in which case you must know how to defend yourself.

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  2. One reason bad bosses get away with inappropriate behavior is because there is no trail of evidence. The spoken word can always be denied, and if it comes down to your word against your bad boss's word, your bad boss wins. But when you have documentation that clearly indicates your boss's intention, then your boss becomes responsible and accountable.

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  3. A leader is someone whom others trust and consistently look to for guidance. Age or status within a group may create assumptions about who will lead, but a true leader inspires steadfast loyalty, earning the trust of others. Leadership is a responsibility but also an honor.

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  4. For all the dads on this labor day ! Good time to say a little blessing thanking god for our tenacity through out this much needed step forward. God bless the 363 and inbev and the managers and taco bell for all those tasty burritos!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOKuSQIJlog&feature=player_embedded

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  5. That Dad Video was funny! Thanks for the laugh.

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  6. In response to those trying to explain the bad boss it is sad that with all the teamwork training we and they have got over the years we are not more of a team at work. Most are there not because they deserve it for their leadership or equipment knowledge but for their connections at the right time and the right place. They know it just like we do. They feel threatened by those that have more skill and appear to be better leaders and don't understand how to capitalize on the resource. The only thing they know how to do is push them aside or even write them up for stuff as simple as "perceived to be negative". They lead in fear just because they are insecure. They are in the position just because they were sponsored by someone whose boots they licked at one time. They lead not with the respect that they should have so as to be effective. The plan was to put them in position and let them grow into it. The only thing they had to prove is total submission to the one who made them what they are. So once in the position they are nice and try to extract info in equipment from those who have it until they feel comfortable they have enough to get by. Then they revert to who they really are. They know we know but have some power over us and even if you had proof they would write you up because they are a team against the hourly that are just good to comply and be ready to serve without question.
    Well, it was like that but not no more. Now we are a team not against them but for us for each other. Bad management brought the relationship to where it is today. To think that all the required training days they all had to do each year... did they fail or just burned through their courses and travel expenses, and failed their test in their workplace... InBev probably cut that out so they could use that as an excuse.
    That's my take on it.
    For all those who have to work today: hope you have a good day and night. Don't think of a party you may have to miss out on or leave early or get to late. Or the nice day outside. Or the family that you leave home.
    Make the best of it and the shift will be over before you know it.
    Happy Labor Day!

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  7. There is a noticable differance in the people on the floor. It is good to see the plant running well again, like the old days. Work with your chosen stuarts and negociaters they want to do a good job for us. YOU HAVE A VOICE NOW!

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