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Re: Should Programmers Unionize?

by Moriarty (Abbot)
on Jan 17, 2008 at 10:47 UTC ( #662840=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Should Programmers Unionize?

I've never been in a union and have no intentions of joining one now.

I'm paid more than than the award, I get away with working short days, taking time off whenever I feel I need it and often working a little slower than I probably should, and I'm sure that there are other people that wouldn't last in a job if they did the same, but after almost 15 years, my employer seems to think that I'm valuable enough to let me get away with these things.

How would being a member of a union benefit me?


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Re^2: Should Programmers Unionize?
by syphilis (Canon) on Jan 17, 2008 at 11:01 UTC
    my employer seems to think that I'm valuable enough to let me get away with these things

    He lets you get away with those things because he knows damn well that he's ripping you off, anyway :-)

    How would being a member of a union benefit me?

    More money ... that's how.

    Cheers,
    Rob

      How is my employer ripping me off if I being paid above award rates? If anything, I'm ripping off my employer by not giving 100%

      Unions seem to be able to raise the award rates at times, but they won't do anything to raise the wages of those being paid above the award, which would mean that I would lose money if I were a member of a union.

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