Thursday, October 19, 2006

No One Bothers To Vote

Don't be so sure that the Democrats are going to do well in the upcoming elections: people simply don't bother to vote. At "The Boston Globe," journalists and other employees rejected a new contract -- but only slightly more than half of them bothered to vote. I sure as hell would take the time to vote on something that affected my salary. In their case, the rejection certainly seemed wise. Their salaries were going to be pegged to the newspaper's revenue AND they would be required to provide content for the newspaper's website BUT the revenue from the website wouldn't be counted when determining their salaries. Nice try. You want to force me to work for the website but keep all the money for yourself? The fact that the websites are an increasingly important source of money for major papers like The Boston Globe wouldn't have anything to do with that would it? How stupid do they think their own journalists are?

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