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#1 JUSTUSTWO

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    Posted 01 August 2008 - 04:23 PM

    So here it is Friday, 4:23 pm & I am at my desk packing up all of my personal belongings. I work for Verizon and our contract is due to expire Sunday at 12:00 am. If the union and Verizon do not settle the contract before then, I WILL OFFICIALLY BE ON STRIKE on Sunday at 12:01 am!!!
    As of now, our union officials have told us that it doesn't look good at all.

    Sigh......Usually this wouldn't bother me too much but hubby & I are both Verizon employees so that means, NO MONEY COMING IN FROM EITHER OF US!!!! We've been on strike before, but that was when we were dating & not part of the same household. And luckily, we've never been on strike for more than 1 week, although hubby faced a strike back in 1989 that was for 3 months!

    Hubby & I have totally different feelings. He thinks we'll be out & about, on road trips, and I'm trying to figure out what bills we can pay and which we can skip! LOL

    So, I am off, on my way home, with my stuff in a bag and I will sit in front of the TV & search the web for the rest of the weekend, looking for updates and keeping my fingers & toes crossed that I will be coming to work on Monday! I don't mind a few days off, but anything more than that will be tough.

    Here's some info I pulled up regarding the potential strike. For those of you who haven't heard about it yet, I'm sure the news will spread if the strike becomes official.
    Verizon faces strike Saturday- Syracuse.com

    #2 Nrvsbride

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      Posted 01 August 2008 - 04:27 PM

      There is a huge verizon office by my apartmen and I saw the workers ready to go on strike. I'm sorry that really sucks, it never helps anyone to strike everyone always ends up losing. I hope this gets resolved soon.

      #3 JaimeLynne

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        Posted 01 August 2008 - 04:29 PM

        I'm sorry to hear that. That will be really tough with zero income coming in I will be crossing my fingers for you!

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        #4 JUSTUSTWO

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          Posted 01 August 2008 - 04:31 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Nrvsbride
          There is a huge verizon office by my apartmen and I saw the workers ready to go on strike. I'm sorry that really sucks, it never helps anyone to strike everyone always ends up losing. I hope this gets resolved soon.
          Yup, we've been picketting for 3 weeks at my office. I will have to do strike duty every day for the 1st week, for up to 4 hours a day, to send the company a "message". After the 1st week, we have to do 2 days a week, 5 hours each day!

          #5 lucy106

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            Posted 01 August 2008 - 04:34 PM

            Thats awful! One negative to working for the same company. I will keep good vibes your way!!! I hope it gets straightened out!!

            #6 ErinB

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              Posted 01 August 2008 - 04:36 PM

              I;m so sorry! I'm sure it's a really scary situation to face. I hope it all works out for the best. I guess the bright side is that you will have more BDW time! LOL

              #7 Nrvsbride

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                Posted 01 August 2008 - 04:37 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by JUSTUSTWO
                Yup, we've been picketting for 3 weeks at my office. I will have to do strike duty every day for the 1st week, for up to 4 hours a day, to send the company a "message". After the 1st week, we have to do 2 days a week, 5 hours each day!
                I don't want to discourage you but I think its going to be tough. NY is in shambles right now economically and it is just not a good time to be asking for more concessions on a contract. I 100% think the workers should get better contracts but this economy is in such disarray (sp?) that I don't see them giving them what they want.

                But I am def going to keep my fingers crossed for you and send you good vibes.

                #8 Sandra E.

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                  Posted 01 August 2008 - 06:01 PM

                  OMG! I'm sorry you're going through this. I'll keep you in my thoughts, hopefully this problem can be solved quickly.

                  #9 Jen5372

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                    Posted 01 August 2008 - 06:19 PM

                    Im sorry about that-but hopefully IF** you strike-when you return things will be better?? Ihope so! I am in the same boatt-FI has been out of work since 3/30 and I have no summer income-we stay at home and save money and pay bils as we can-one month its the mortgage-then the car...etc etc Tey dont come after ya if you pay at least something!1 LOL Were behind buy FI starts his job on the 18th and I go back 9/3 so well cattch up soon i hope! Good Luck!

                    #10 JUSTUSTWO

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                      Posted 02 August 2008 - 11:01 PM

                      Thanks so much for all your positive vibes ladies!!! I'm anxiously counting down the minutes now as we've got 1 hour left. But I already know its gonna happen as we're no where near a settlement.




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