Fwd: Tyson Foods Reinstates Labor Day!
Stephen A. Frye
s.frye at VERIZON.NET
Sat Aug 9 13:59:53 MDT 2008
At 10:04 AM 8/9/2008, you wrote:
>Steven Laib wrote:
> > Bingo Steve (Frye),
> > Let them use a personal or floating holiday. But let's not take a
> > national legal holiday off the calendar.
> > Steve Laib
>No one took it off the calendar. My Labor Day off was not effected, nor
>was anyone else's that didn't want it. I must be missing something here
>but I just do get the opposition to the will of the majority when no
>one's rights are at stake.
Just because the majority wants something doesn't make it
right. That's why our government is a republic. Majority rule can
quickly slide down the slippery slope into mob rule. As far as the
holiday - we're free to find different jobs if we don't like company
policy. I know that. On the other hand, I find myself becoming very
frustrated at the slow but steady , osmotic penetration of
Islamic/Muslim practices into our own culture and society. In
England, hospitals rearranged wards so that beds faced the right
directions for Muslims. Now we see an American company eliminating a
traditionally American holiday in favor of a foreign, religious
one. I see this, too, as a slippery slope.
Again, if workers don't like company policy, then the workers are
free to leave. No argument there. But that is often quite
impractical. I didn't like the first change our company made to the
time-off policy, but I wasn't about to leave. So, I decided to stay
and just pi$$ and moan. Then they changed it again to personal time
off, and I was very satisfied. I am sure there are some who aren't,
and they are free to continue to pi$$ and moan.
But in the end, I am extremely hesitant to simply jump on the "well,
it's what the majority wants" band wagon.
Stephen A. Frye
s.frye at verizon.net
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