Worker makes Y-12 history

The Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge helped build the first atomic bomb that dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Full Story
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Greg

United States

#21 Oct 25, 2007
Bubba, your thinking is a bit biased. If companies had treated workers right to begin with, there never would have been unions. Some of your criticisms are true. But salaried folks share many similar ones. I've seen golf buddies promoted instead of who is qualified, church pals, club members, etc..That CAN'T happen with seniority...Salaried staff maintain the "Peter Principle" to perfection. Look that up if you don't know what it is..
golfnfire

Nashville, TN

#22 Oct 25, 2007
I know that at Y-12 the union that represents the fire dept won't let the paramedic ride in the back of the ambulance and tend to the injured or sick person. They have to drive and the EMT (much less training) ride in the back.
john do little

Nashville, TN

#23 Oct 25, 2007
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>I do in fact have a real problem with unions. I have never been in a union, and never will.
When it takes three people 7 hours to do a job that should only take two people a couple of hours there is something seriously wrong. 80% of the time the people sat around waiting while their companion in crime drove to get a tool. A 25 mile round trip consumed two hours.
When a worker is told to slow down because they are making the others look bad there is something seriously wrong.
Union members only have to perform at the level of the worst worker. Union members are rewarded on how long they have tried to do something rather than how well they do something.
Working at Y12, being in the union, is a sure sign that the person got paid for more than what they worked. It is the culture, the norm at Y12.
you have worked at y-12 every word you said is 100% true, me and my wife work there and was shocked when we first started at the fact that nobody did anything all day long. as for supervisors, sorry lady but your husband lies, supervisors are the ones that can't do anything else, and then are set up to be supervisors many are suffering from short man syndrone. the supervisor i have has a mental issue and lost his clearance for around 2 years. so i am so sorry to tell you bubba speaks 100% truth.....
Jane

Helenwood, TN

#24 Oct 25, 2007
50 years thats a long time how many as!!! has she had to kiss to get her were she's at?I bet she has worked hard.
Bubba

Knoxville, TN

#25 Oct 26, 2007
Bobby wrote:
What an ass you are!
Easy to for you to say. Instead why don't you try to dispute the comments? Wait, I know. Because you can't.

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