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Saturday October 21, 2006
04:15 PM

unions

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I had a job interview today and it turns out they are unionised. I hadn't really thought about it before the interview as most IT people I know are not in a union. At the moment in theory my pay increase is linked to how well I do , I'm not sure how I would feel about moving to a job where that isn't true. Unions invoke a negative vibe in me but I guess that may be linked to the fact almost no one I know is a member of one.

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  • Which union do the IT people belong to?
  • some IT workers were members of The IBEW [wikipedia.org].

    I wasn't in the union. My job was exempt for reasons that weren't entirely clear to me.

    • Exempt as in you didn't have to join or as in you couldn't?
      • Exempt as in you didn't have to join or as in you couldn't?

        Great question! I know I didn't have to, I don't know if I could. I believe that I could not, but I'm not sure.

  • I am a union member, and my only regret is that I didn't join earlier. In my previous job, job benefits were negiotated by the union. Meaning that I was getting more pay than I got with any other employer I had. While working 10% less hours. And getting more vacation days. And having more holidays than most other people (do you get the afternoon of on your birthday? - I did) And when the new owners of the company wanted to switch from a bonus based on profits to a bonus based on individual performance, the