Dec 11, 2007

What Are You Working For?

Is a paycheck what takes you work?

Young workers today face an unknown future, and a job may not be the only detail to think about in our changing lives. Healthcare? Retirement? Higher Education? Where do these things fall on your list of priorities?

It is no longer enough to just be "working for a buck." Check out our new video and comment below - "What are you working for?"



7 comments:

polski dobrowolski said...

I am working so that I can reform my union from with in to trim the fat from the union staff and presidents salaries, make the union more democratic and responsive to the members, and build real power on the job and a union presence at work so that we are not forced to accept crap contracts in the grocery industry any more!

Amber said...

I'm working to pay off my graduate school loans...and my undergrad loans...and my other undergrad loans...education is so expensive that I'll be working until I'm ninety-seven! But I'm hoping to use my education to make a difference for other working people in the United States.

soaringpig said...

We spend so much of our lives at work and we don't really often stop and think why. Our financial obligations seem to pile up until it looks like we don't have any choice but to work our jobs. And that can sometimes seem like we're slaves to our employers whims because we rely so heavily on that paycheck. But employers are nothing without employees.

I'm working to create a better life for myself and part of that includes being respected- both as a person and an employee. I'm just glad there are people out there fighting to make sure that happens.

ohboyyme said...

Survival!Survival!survival!This holiday season as I watch my co-workers break there backs to make ends meet and work harder during this holiday season.It still wonder, why in are bussiness there is such a dedication to spending a doller to save a dime.You have all seen it in your stores, The money wasted by stores in useless areas while departments are overworked and underpaid.Markets are not interested in people but money!My store for instance posted a sign for a holiday party.At a cost $45 a head!(what!)thats right $45.00.I would have to work a shift and a half to go!LOL!Last month they gave us a discount card to Boscoffs!LOL!Boscoffs!Who?Making under $10hr is shopping at Boscoffs!LOL!This is just an example of how out of touch with employees these companies are.Fulltime employees (The few there are)work 6 days a week!Any doctor be it medical or otherwise would tell you that this is very unheathy mentaly.And what a waste of money!Most of are managers have assistants!Why?If they are there 6 days a week!Why not work full timers 5 days and have more full timers in the stores.It would work 2 fold,1.More people could make a living 2.Exsisting fulltimers would be well rested and ready to take on stressful situations and ready to handle people.What insanity!People keep talking about heath care when only full timers in are stores recieve it!(unless you can afford to work part time 2yrs and recieve partial benifits!Joke!). Is it me or are 80% of the people working in stores paying dues so that 20% of workers get heathcare!LOL!There was one girl I was talking to in my store who makes 7.75hr and works 21hrs a week. After Union dues she's making 25cents over min wage!LOL!what a joke!People in my store walk around talking bad about the Union.But I tell them that are union is only as strong as they are.This is so true.We as members have the abilty to change things.Show up for votes!Go to meetings and speek out!even if you are a student and plan on leaving your store at some point, Dont you want to look back and say you did something that help others.The larger picture is that we help build a strong economy and improve Lives for everyone>we just have to have the strenth to do it!The Question:What am I working for? simple: Milk and Bread!

Vieno said...

I go to work because, high school is over and I'd rather get paid to see the real drama than to be home and watching soaps. Plus I have made some great friends and relationships at work. Albertsons rocks!!

lostandfound said...

I'm working to pay the crazy high rent my city inflicts on aparment dwellers. I'm working to save money so I won't be old and destitute when Social Security is gone daddy gone. I'm working because I'm scared to quit and have no healthcare.

xblessing said...

Hey Polski, I m trying to do the same the need to be reformed.I wouldnt say the pay needs changed. What needs to be done is a new leader that willactually get some balls and fight back againist the companies. Most people think the union is in cahoots with the companies. I have try to get in but they wont let me in as a union rep.I am a union steward at my store and our union is a joke.