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Old 05-26-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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The only difference between a "right to work" state and an "at will" state is that in "right to work" states it is illegal to require you to join a union in order to work in the state. That's it.

So, as they gave you a layoff notice, that was great of them...and probably their way of acknowledging that they knew you were not the problem but they were not going to fire family.
That job had a union, however the position that I had wasn't allowed in the union (we were considered supervisors). Everyone complained that they had to pay union dues and the union didnt do anything for them. I would always tell them you're paying for job security.

Man I wish that I was in the union.
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: California
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I agree with you. It is nice to support local business, but working for them is stressful!!! My fiancee right now works for a local owned shop and the guys who own it are great, but I am waiting for them to go out of business because of the giant lawsuit that is just coming their way.
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Daughter of a friend of mine doesn't want a full-time, big corporation job because she needs flexible hours. She is always working for mom/pop operations, has conflicts with most of them, gets fired regularly, goes from job(s) to job(s) and is always collecting unemployment from one or the other. Crazy way to live, but she's accustomed to it and must prefer it that way. I like the impersonality of the large company. Only job I ever had in a small office did not end well. People are too close to each other. Not good.
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:26 PM
 
Location: California
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Daughter of a friend of mine doesn't want a full-time, big corporation job because she needs flexible hours. She is always working for mom/pop operations, has conflicts with most of them, gets fired regularly, goes from job(s) to job(s) and is always collecting unemployment from one or the other. Crazy way to live, but she's accustomed to it and must prefer it that way. I like the impersonality of the large company. Only job I ever had in a small office did not end well. People are too close to each other. Not good.
I sooooo agree. And they NEVER know the laws, especially in CA. My fiancee's work never gives them break, has them work on their lunches all the time, and the techs who work on Sunday just work a straight 7 hour day with no lunch. I have made probably close to $3000 over the last few years just for WORKING at large companies (mostly in retail before I moved to recruiting) that don't allow breaks and lunches who end up being class actioned. I have yet to be involved personally, or even know the person who filed the suit, yet about once a year lately I have received a check representing my "share" of the settlement, yet somehow these guys seem to think it will never happen to them. Not saying a big company is infallible, but they are more likely to know what's right.....
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