Heidi,

Where do you live? It sounds like a blue collar paradise! Those guys are
lucky! There ain't no unions in Texas. I'm sorry to hear about the female
snake in your husband's company. What a drag! 

Paul O


On Mon, 15 Sep 2003 08:12:26 -0500 [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
> Well, Paul, my husband is in what you would refer to as a 
> "white-collar"
> job and supervises what you would call "blue-collar" workers.  
> However,
> many of those "blue-collar" workers make much more money than my 
> husband
> does because of the union.  They are unionized and are thus paid 
> overtime,
> etc...my husband is salaried but does not get paid overtime, yet he 
> is
> required to put in over 60 hours per week (and he is not the only 
> manager
> in this position).  Last weekend, in 3 days, he put in 42 hours.  He 
> puts
> in MANY MANY MANY more hours than any of his spoiled unionized blue 
> collar
> workers even DREAM of putting in themselves!  And yet, they're 
> talking of
> striking next year because - BOOHOO - the company cannot continue to 
> pay
> 100% of their health insurance premiums.  The company is not asking 
> the
> unionized workers to pay any more than what management has been 
> paying for
> years, yet the spoiled unionized workers are planning to strike over 
> this
> next year when the contract is up.  Quite frankly, my husband is 
> being
> oppressed in his job by a female regional manager who favors other 
> females
> in promotions.  The last person to get promoted was a female with 
> less than
> 2 years of service in, yet my husband who is eminently more 
> qualified and
> smarter and who has nearly 5 years in, was not promoted.  Yes, my 
> husband
> is white collar, but I have to work, too.
> 
> Heidi
> 
> 
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Paul Osborne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Date: 9/14/2003 7:56:10 PM
> > Subject: Re: [ZION] working woman
> >
> > Gordon B. Hinckley, "Women of the Church," Ensign, Nov. 1996, 67
> > "Some years ago President Benson delivered a message to the women 
> of the
> > Church. He encouraged them to leave their employment and give 
> their
> > individual time to their children. I sustain the position which he 
> took.
> > NEVERTHLESS, I recognize, as he recognized, that there are some 
> women (it
> > has become very MANY in fact) who HAVE TO WORK TO PROVIDE FOR THE 
> NEEDS
> > OF THEIR FAMILIES. To you I say, do the very best you can. I hope 
> that if
> > you are employed full-time you are doing it to ensure that basic 
> needs
> > are met and not simply to indulge a taste for an elaborate home, 
> fancy
> > cars, and other luxuries. The greatest job that any mother will 
> ever do
> > will be in nurturing, teaching, lifting, encouraging, and rearing 
> her
> > children in righteousness and truth. None other can adequately 
> take her
> > place."
> > ----------
> > There are "many" woman who have to work because their husbands are 
> blue
> > collar workers who have been oppressed by the financial changes of 
> our
> > society. The prophet is confessing to the Church there are changes 
> taking
> > place. President Bensen is dead and can no longer counsel the 
> Church
> > regarding the movement of the LDS people in a changing world 
> which
> > continues to get worse and oppress the poor working men of this 
> world.
> > President Hinckley confesses that the number of woman is "MANY" 
> that
> > "HAVE" to work.
> > I feel that those people (especially white collar men) that tell 
> the blue
> > collar men that wives shouldnt work are way out of line and are 
> NOT
> > following the counsel and example of the prophet! It is the white 
> collar
> > men that have oppressed the blue collar men since this world began 
> and
> > the day will come when that will no longer be the case.
> > Finally, if you self righteous white collar brethren don't like 
> what I'm
> > saying-- then shove it where the sun don't shine! :-(((  so blahhh 
> to
> > you!

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