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subject ~ Today's takeaway for visiting scabs
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“We despise and abhor the bully, the brawler, the oppressor, whether in private or public life, but we despise no less the coward and the voluptuary. No man is worth calling a man who will not fight rather than submit to infamy or see those that are dear to him suffer wrong.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

Submission date ~ 04-15-2014

subject ~ Psychopaths / Sociopaths
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Psychopaths / Sociopaths
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I scanned Babiak's stuff on psychopaths in the work place "Snakes in Suits" ... totally appropo.
These qualities seem to be a prerequisites to obtaining employment in management these days, as many of us are aware from personal experience. For more insight, check out "The Sociopath Next Door" by M. Stout.. describes management types to a "T". Sociopaths are totally ruthless, lacking any sense of remorse, empathy or compassion for their fellow men. Winning is their main goal & they will stop at nothing to achieve it. Glaring sociopathic cases are usually criminals, but there are others who have now found their way into the workplace, and worse..into public offices. Sadly, many are now admired for their ruthless greed.



Yes, and I have worked with some. j. trentman / exnwa, and d. hamilton / exnwa & scab.

Submission date ~ 04-15-2014

subject ~ Tim Blaney
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Blaney was a manager on the DC-10's until Mike Cole and his IAM buddies decided it was a good idea to throw away all the cabin windows and all the leading edge slat eccentrics. After the DC-10 work was farmed out because of that, Blaney showed up in the inspection department. One of the inspection managers that I knew said that Blaney just showed up one day and said that he was a new manager, though he knew nothing of inspection. They never could figure out how he ended up there. I was an inspector at the time and we had several crew meetings with our new second shift "manager". What an idiot. At one of the meetings, there was a discussion about metal shaving and dirt being left in fuel tanks. When Blaney talked about it, instead of calling it debris, he actually called it debRISS, not once but several times. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. It makes sense now - he was a complete idiot.

Submission date ~ 04-15-2014

subject ~ kelvin L Larson msp, Can't read a maint. manual
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Worked with this idiot at MSP, 1998 seniority he was laid off and these are the low life's that screwed the senior guys who were honorable, he didn't know how to read a maintenance manual back then, probably still lives in Eagan MN

Submission date ~ 04-15-2014

subject ~ Father's day at Rick Moody's
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Fathers day at the Moody's. Just 60 days to go on this confusing holiday.

THE LATEX 500 - Due to the increased number of "fathers" attending this annual event, all participants will need to provide a DNA sample before claiming any of Rick's kids this year. Also, Kim has been working on a couple of new positions which will allow up to 3 riders at once! Rick said he found a newer mattress on the side of the road for this years festivities and suggests arriving early to avoid any mess. Leduc will be in the number 4 position batting "cleanup" as usual.

Submission date ~ 04-15-2014

subject ~ Psychopaths / Sociopaths
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I scanned Babiak's stuff on psychopaths in the work place "Snakes in Suits" ... totally appropo.
These qualities seem to be a prerequisites to obtaining employment in management these days, as many of us are aware from personal experience. For more insight, check out "The Sociopath Next Door" by M. Stout.. describes management types to a "T". Sociopaths are totally ruthless, lacking any sense of remorse, empathy or compassion for their fellow men. Winning is their main goal & they will stop at nothing to achieve it. Glaring sociopathic cases are usually criminals, but there are others who have now found their way into the workplace, and worse..into public offices. Sadly, many are now admired for their ruthless greed.

Submission date ~ 04-15-2014

subject ~ re: Move On
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The scab would like nothing better for us than to "move on".

Sooooo, you move on

Submission date ~ 04-15-2014

subject ~ La Duc a Thon
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This years sponsor will be donating the condoms and Lube, some bankrupt burger joint in Wyandotte?

Fathers day at the Moody's. Just 60 days to go on this confusing holiday.


Submission date ~ 04-15-2014

subject ~ Word games
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www.politix.topix.com/story/11498-dickens-2-0-this-lawmaker-wants-a-seven-day-work-week

You gotta love the word games these A holes play.

The law says WI employers have to give employees 24 hours rest. It does not say employers must make employees take 24 hours rest. Beware of politicians like this... once they get the law changed... it will read you must work seven days a week. Not (you can) work.

All politicians play these word games. 

Submission date ~ 04-14-2014

subject ~ Psychopathic CEO's
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I enjoyed reading your article on CEO's being psychopaths. I must say I was skeptical at first but eventually came to see the point.

After pondering the subject more I have come to truly believe that "the man with the face of a rat" very well could fit right in. I can see someone so ugly becoming deranged from being bullied and teased for most or all of his formative years. I can certainly see why king Dick would put him in the position. Let an unfeeling insensitive ogre do the dirty work.

Scabs being the parasites they are came from all parts, it was expected of them. What was unexpected was how many of our own trusted coworkers flocked to rally behind the man with the face of a rat.



Submission date ~ 04-14-2014

subject ~ Today's takeaway for visiting scabs
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“Betrayal is common for men with no conscience.”
― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Submission date ~ 04-14-2014

subject ~ "so why haven't you "moved on"?"
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He also claims to have been educated. Must have been in the Detroit public school systems, that grammar is atrocious. Just sayin! :).

Submission date ~ 04-14-2014

subject ~ Move on!
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Ex NWA
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I still hate NWA. We have managed to survive, not let the house be foreclosed on yet. But only with a great deal of effort, sacrifice, and decrease in our quality of life. Not what we expected in our 50s something. Just being able to pay the bills and the mortgage each month. Working like dogs all the time.
I hate you, NWA, you took away my future, my quality of life.
Of course, I know there were those even less fortunate, the early untimely deaths, the suicides. Why doesn't the paper talk about any of these? Well, I know all this sh*t came down, I am sure you remember too.


Quit your belly-achin'. NWA is no more, the hangars were tore down. It's over. The writing was on the wall years before we went on strike. NWA wanted to get out of the maintenance business and that is what they did.
I and many of the other honorable have moved on to much better careers. Many are not working in aviation any more. Many of us moved to where the jobs are. Many of us sold our homes and moved out of state or sold our homes and downsized into a more affordable house.
What did you think? NWA owed you a job for life? Get real, that is not how things work in the capitalistic economy we have now. It is a global economy, all of the jobs that can be performed in a third world country will. You have to obtain the skills necessary to compete in the United States.
The days of manual labor jobs paying good wages with a pension are over. You need to get an education that sets you apart from the rest of the applicants. You probably got 20 more years of work left before you get afford to retire. So broaden your horizons look at the jobs in energy, oil, wind, solar. Move to North Dakota, do what it takes.
Winning or losing our strike didn't matter much, NWA was changing no matter what. Let it go! Your anger is is holding you back. Industries change no matter how much we don't want it to happen. Just look at the steel industry, the mining industry, the automobile industry.
Are those guys still whining and full of hate? Maybe some, but most have moved on and still have enjoyed happy productive lives.
The general public has all but forgotten our strike. The remaining employees at NWA/Delta don't care. The only ones that can't get over it are some of the Honorable. The ten year anniversary of our strike is in 2015. I'm not looking back any more, I'm only looking forward.

I'm glad Delle called the strike even though most of us knew there was no way we were going to prevail. It was time to move on. NWA sucked to work for back then any ways. Terrible Labor/Management relations, poor job security, terrible work environment etc.

Some good points, but remember, you came to this site, so why haven't you "moved on"?

Submission date ~ 04-14-2014

subject ~ Counting Knotches
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Fathers day at the Moody's. Just 60 days to go on this confusing holiday.

Make reservations early.

Submission date ~ 04-14-2014

subject ~ Today's takeaway for visiting scabs
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There's a sort of rage a man feels when he's been deceived where he most trusted. It compares to no other anger.

— Orson Scott Card

Funny, that also could apply to politicians too. 

Submission date ~ 04-13-2014

subject ~ ? the percentage at NW
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? the percentage at NW

(some) CEOs aren't good people & and some are just plain BAD

They're psychopaths
OK, maybe not all of them, but about four times as many as the general population are.

Psychologist Paul Babiak studied 111-point questionnaires filled out by more than 200 executives and found that almost 4 percent of those surveyed were considered psychopaths when ranked on the Psychopathy Checklist, which therapists use to assess the personality disorder. Babiak included the findings in his book, "Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work," and found that by comparison, only 1 percent of the general population exhibits psychopathic tendencies.

Basically, they lack empathy and show no remorse for their actions, but disguise the condition by hiding behind their status, turning on the charm and manipulating or mimicking others. With happy, well-adjusted childhoods, such psychopaths can function in a workplace rather than channeling their energies in more violent or destructive ways.

Their condition actually makes them terrible managers, but makes it easy to cover that weaknesses with charm and convince both superiors and subordinates that they're not so bad after all. There's very little separating a talented team leader from a psychopath, which is worth remembering at the next shareholders' meeting or conference.


Submission date ~ 04-13-2014

subject ~ ...................HOLY SCAB............
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Dear Henry,,,

When they drill the confessional hole about belt buckle high, next to the toilet paper roles?

It's not a church.


Submission date ~ 04-13-2014

subject ~ NWA? Delta! Today evil is spelled D-E-L-T-A.
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I still hate NWA. We have managed to survive, not let the house be foreclosed on yet. But only with a great deal of effort, sacrifice, and decrease in our quality of life. Not what we expected in our 50s something. Just being able to pay the bills and the mortgage each month. Working like dogs all the time.
I hate you, NWA, you took away my future, my quality of life.
Of course, I know there were those even less fortunate, the early untimely deaths, the suicides. Why doesn't the paper talk about any of these? Well, I know all this sh*t came down, I am sure you remember too.


Delta is the recipient of your former income and benefits. Delta and NWA execs simply followed their long term plan for consolidation...AT YOUR EXPENSE!

Submission date ~ 04-12-2014

subject ~ DL's Old planes
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Foreseeing large aircraft orders, pay cuts, maybe worse. I bet the king will retire before it goes south again.

Submission date ~ 04-12-2014

subject ~ Today's takeaway for visiting scabs
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A dagger has only a single point, but a traitor cuts from anywhere.

— Orson Scott Card

Submission date ~ 04-12-2014

subject ~ ~ re: Jumpn Johnny Giancana
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"Becoming a scab was a good fit for him..."

HAVING the label scab just doesn't "wash away", huh johnny boi! You gotta live with it 24/7 the rest of your days :)

Submission date ~ 04-12-2014

subject ~ Me Too
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Ex NWA
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I still hate NWA. We have managed to survive, not let the house be foreclosed on yet. But only with a great deal of effort, sacrifice, and decrease in our quality of life. Not what we expected in our 50s something. Just being able to pay the bills and the mortgage each month. Working like dogs all the time.
I hate you, NWA, you took away my future, my quality of life.
Of course, I know there were those even less fortunate, the early untimely deaths, the suicides. Why doesn't the paper talk about any of these? Well, I know all this sh*t came down, I am sure you remember too.


I hate NWA too. What you state is exactly why so many A$$ holes scabbed. None of them were fighters. Every single one of the scabs would be on the suicide list if they hadn't crossed. No disrespect for those who are on the list... at least these men had the Balls too try! The northwest executives knew exactly what they were doing. They said that they would put us in our place, knowing that for some that would be an early grave. The northwest executives were/are no better than the Scabs. They used the hard work of many to save themselves! For the many of us who chose the honorable path, we did realize, that this new economy was rigged to honor the weak, the humble, the easily malleable, the SCABS. We the honorable were unprepared to give up all we believed in just to have a job. It wasn't only northwest that was on this ban wagon. It is the way of the world today, and is why the world is headed where it is.


Submission date ~ 04-12-2014

subject ~ Where are they now
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A double asshole team if there ever were any. Bob and Karen Konnec. My spelling may be wrong. This team showed up in Atlanta. I think she was a secretary, he was in facilities. One time at Christmas someone left a lump of coal on her desk. She proudly displayed it on her desk for everyone to see. Oh yeah, I think he had been a union steward. (always seemed to lean toward the companies view) Later under the Gil West regime he was put in charge of Final Engine Assy. I don't even think the man had a license.

If anyone out there knows what ever happened to those two I'd like to know.

Submission date ~ 04-12-2014

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