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Re: “Acre

I enjoyed it immensely, and by going in a group were able to see and experience a few of the dishes. I think for the level of ingredients and the skills/education that these cooks have it was equally priced. The service was very friendly and i even meet the owner, who was a incredibly nice person.
Sorry the negative sounding comments do none of use any good. I will definitely go back, although it will take some savings, and maybe a few pb&j lunches for the week will be good for me.

Posted by rambler on 06/24/2011 at 2:59 PM

Re: “As Unions Go ...

Charles i'm glad that you are employed by someone who is willing to talk to you even if it is through the hierarchy. You have a good job probably doing a specific skill where they find value in your health and well being.
There are a whole host of other people who don't get to have a say in the way they are treated where they work. They would be told that if they don't like it quit, and they will fill the position with the next person in line for a job. They are a number on the books with a dollar sign next to it, worth only as much as they can get out of you. You are a resource nothing more.
There is a reason why union members call each other Brother and Sister, for the common good of all. It is usually nice to have someone else watching your back, with the ability to go to negotiations with your employer.
Your use of the airline industry's negotiations shows your ignorance of the companies involved. American Airlines is the second biggest airline in the World. With wages ranging from $20 to $40 hr not including pilots, who average $120. Southwest Airlines averages $12 to $30 hr not including pilots, also averaging $120. Southwest operates over 500 aircrafts. There are few people with the ability to do these jobs safely. Why shouldn't these employees have a retirement and decent health care. Oh, this data is after the negotiations ended.

Posted by rambler on 01/31/2011 at 11:31 AM

Re: “As Unions Go ...

How else is a worker's voice heard? Collective bargaining. When all of your employees vote to change the way they are treated, and then go into negotiation with the employer. How is this not truly democratic. There have been some very poor choices in the past by unions but how is that different than any voted political organization.

Posted by rambler on 01/29/2011 at 9:48 PM

Re: “A See-Saw Struggle

I'm still trying to figure out the benefits to the students of both systems with or without consolidation.

Posted by rambler on 01/14/2011 at 11:17 AM

Re: “White Men in Suits

I'm still trying to figure out the benefits to the students of both systems with or without consolidation. I graduated from the county system and a lot of my friends graduated from MCS. I dont know what would be better for the students or why it would be better for the students.

Posted by rambler on 01/14/2011 at 10:56 AM

Re: “After Lengthy Meeting, MCS Board Takes Fateful Vote to Liquidate Itself

By creating one big school district what are the benefits to students?
sorry i haven't been following as closely as i should.
But by creating a larger school district it sounds like the whole "too big to fail" type scenario. Smaller organizations usually are easier for people to get involved because they actually see their contribution as doing something. In my opinion

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Posted by rambler on 12/21/2010 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Et Tu, Al? Sharpton Comes to Memphis and Adds His Thrust Against Consolidation

I was still trying to figure out if there was a solid bonus that would go to the suburban areas of memphis. To me it seems to be mostly memphis trying desperately to gain revenue to cover its bills, which it has done for the last decade that i have lived in shelby county, in both the city and county. I would think that if the city could say something like "we have the greener grass on this side of the fence" instead of always being in the top 5 cities for crime, then the county wouldn't look at consolidation as a lemon of a deal.
And to be fair, i haven't read the charter but when i ask people who are in favor, they haven't been able to give me a better answer than memphis city needs money. If there is one I would love to here it.

Posted by rambler on 10/30/2010 at 10:32 AM

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