Originally posted by Polar Bear:
(PS - why am I suddently the moderator on this thread.... That is like giving a monkey a machine gun)
i once worked as a trades assistant (aka shit-kicker) in Australia's wild north-west many years ago (no need to be specific about exactly how many years this was). strikes happened all the time, at the drop of a hat. unions were completely in control. one word from the union delegate, and everyone downed tools.
now, in order to get some control over this situation, some companies figured out that if they turned the union agitators into foremen, many of their strike problems would be fixed in an instant!
thus, giving a machine gun to a monkey does not always lead where you think it will lead....