Insane is the exact word

June 17th, 2011

oeing has just completed a production facility in South Carolina for its new 787 Dreamliner. The National Labor Relations Board, viagra buy malady stacked with Democrats – including one former union lawyer considered so partisan that he required a recess appointment after the Senate refused to confirm him – is trying to get the plant declared illegal. Why? Because by choosing right-to-work South Carolina, cialis sale look Boeing is accused of retaliating against its unionized Washington state workers for previous strikes.
In fact, healing Boeing has increased unionized employment by more than 2,000 at its Puget Sound plant. Moreover, the idea that a company in a unionized state can thus be prohibited from expanding into right-to-work states by a partisan regulatory body is quite insane.

via Union-owned and operated | democrats, unions, obama – Opinion – The Orange County Register.

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  • 1. Dan  |  June 20th, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Another reason Obama will be a 1 term president.
    Jimmy Carter must be laughing to himself thinking in about 2 years from now, he won’t be the worst president ever.

  • 2. John Foust  |  June 20th, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I think what you’re trying to say, Dan, is that Obama has done better than Bush.

  • 3. Dan  |  June 20th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Umm, no John. ATM’s are costing bank teller jobs? Even Bush wasn’t that stupid to say something like that.

  • 4. John Foust  |  June 21st, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Does your bank have fewer tellers than it did 25 years ago? Why?

  • 5. David Casper  |  June 21st, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I wonder how many teller jobs were lost with the advent of the night deposit box.

  • 6. John Foust  |  June 21st, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Yup, lots of withdrawals of cash were processed by the night deposit box, Casper. Fool me once, won’t get fooled again!

  • 7. Dan  |  June 22nd, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Actually, John, there are more tellers overall than a few years ago.
    And as my particular bank, there are more branches and more tellers than 10 years ago.

  • 8. Beverly  |  June 22nd, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Tellers have probably declined since banks have reduced their business hours greatly over the past three or four decades. Used to be you could bank until 9 p.m. on a Friday night and again at 9 a.m. Saturday morning until 1 p.m. Today you’d be hard pressed to find a bank that is accommodating this way. Those longer hours gave me a part-time teller job when I was in high school. However, the convenience of 24/7/365 banking with an ATM has more than made up for it with the added benefit of never having an air-headed, gum-snapping teller who doesn’t even acknowledge your presence while you conduct your transaction.

  • 9. BobG  |  June 22nd, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    The banks around me have twice as many tellers as they did a few years ago.

  • 10. David Casper  |  June 22nd, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Beverly, I was actually a teller a little over 20 years ago, and I recall the bank hours being even less accommodating than they are now. There were very few, if any, “grocery store” branches that are open even on Sundays. And back then, there were more national holidays that had the banks closed more often.

    Aside from that, while an individual branch may have less tellers, it would appear that there are more branches. I’m not sure if this translates into more tellers, but it disperses the workforce.

    John, my point about the night deposit boxes was that while they may have offered the impression of “teller-less” deposits, the fact is that a teller is still needed to perform the actual deposit left in the deposit box. Same goes for ATMs. Someone still has to balance them, process the deposits and load them with cash. Back in my day, that was actually a teller (in a beat up Oldsomobile hauling around a hundred grand in cash…but that’s a different story). Considering there’s still at least a couple of generations that aren’t fond of ATMs, I’m not sure if they’ve gotten as far as putting tellers out of jobs…yet.

  • 11. John Foust  |  June 23rd, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I’m content to think that Obama was trying to make an analogy about computerized automation displacing a few jobs. This thread was hijacked from the beginning. What was the subject of Elliot’s post?

  • 12. David Casper  |  June 23rd, 2011 at 11:07 am

    To the point of the original post, I think that the Elliot is correct in classifying this as insane.

    But you know what else is insane? Having to pay an extra fee when you use a teller and not an ATM!

  • 13. Elliot  |  June 23rd, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    As usual, I had no subject and certainly no point.

  • 14. John Foust  |  June 23rd, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I guess that explains all the ATM fees, Casper.

  • 15. David Casper  |  June 23rd, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Not sure if you recall, but a few years ago there were a number of banks charging to actually deal with a teller. Kind of a damned if you do blah blah blah situation.

  • 16. Roland Melnick  |  June 26th, 2011 at 10:10 am

    “This thread was hijacked from the beginning.”

    Nice to see you finally admit what you’re up to.

    The conclusion I draw from Elliot’s post is that Obama is killing jobs…plain and simple.

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