Saturday, June 29, 2013
Most of you know I work for a State agency giving road test to truckers.... a whole 'nother story some other time.
Any way I also sit on our bargaining committee and we just wrapped up this contract. Which means that the 15 of us break up into 2's and travel this "great" state of Illinois to talk about, answer questions, find out problems etc.
I know Union.... and I'm a conservative Republican?!?!? from the State of Illinois??? I am no shrinking violet believe me when I say they all know who I am and are even starting to pay attention about how much Democrate's are not really "helping" us only themselves..... but I digress.
There are 126 facilities to service anything related to cars and driving in this state which is 390 miles long and 210 miles wide is no easy feat. I put almost 700 miles on my car alone.
Most people think that us state workers make tons of money and do no work. The starting pay is just 30K and my title tops out at 54K, not exactly rolling in dough. That is why I work a second job!
So I get to this one facility and this girl comes up to vote on this contract and she says to me I'm going to vote NO to spite everyone.... so I ask her to please explain why, I'd like to hear it. She said well people coming in now are making more than when I started... I said to her do you realize that just a contract ago people worked for this agency that qualified for food stamps?? she said I know I was one of them...so I told her so I guess when we decided that year to raise the pay from 18K to 30K which is a 12 THOUSAND DOLLAR raise and I got maybe a 1% raise so that those people could get off food stamps I SHOULD HAVE SAID NO TO SPITE YOU!!!!! she got all huffy and called me mean and said well then I'll just not vote and what is your name..... I told her and SPELLED it out for the dimwit!!!!!
In case no one was paying attention, the State is broke and they are not paying their bills and we are receiving a VERY MODEST 1% and 2% raise AND YOU GET TO KEEP YOUR JOB in this economy getting a raise WHAT is your problem????
This happened to me almost daily visiting these spoiled, entitled, "overworked" people!!!
I'm so glad this contract passed..... these people have NO CLUE!!!!!!!! can you tell they PI$$ED me off!
SOOO glad this is over with for now. Now I can get back to my garden with has been very neglected lately!