I might have been tempted to make the observation that your salary hadn't had any significant increments added to it in your bank account recently either and conjecture that both your time keeping and salary were determined mutually in a contract that was probably cleared by at least one company director and the legal department. So how do your contract terms differ boss? By an significant increment that covers the - any extra hours that might be necessary clause I'll bet.I Like that.
My boss recently asked me why i leave on time and why i have a lunch hour, i put him straight very quickly that when my contractual time of finishing has been reached it is then my Daughters time, i do not expect to climb the career ladder or be rich, i will however be a GREAT dad.
And to hell with those who have made this society one where employers are allowed to behave in this manner and expect too much from the individual.
Can't quite see what your point is here Victor, apart from offering an opinion on women which might have been better left unsaid.Back when the average blue collar wage was £40, I was in charge of twenty odd women working on windows for the comet .
Equal pay was being mooted back then.
These ladies were all for it . I posed a question " suppose you lived on a street were all the women on one side worked for £40 a week whilst on the other side the women stayed home looking after their children ,do you think the households with £80 per week would be better of by £40 per week ?"
"Of course they would you B****y fool." was the response.
I pointed out that I thought the £40 per week householders would be £40 worse off as prices would rise in line with the £80 per week household thus forcing the women from the £40 households to leave their children and become wage slaves just like their husbands , leaving the bosses rubbing their hands, knowing that it now needed two wage slaves to keep one door open . Neat eh! ?
At the time I didn't foresee the destruction of family life and gangs of disconnected kids roaming the streets creating mayhem .
You and I are from different eras . I was born pre war, Lancashire was mostly Coal and Cotton ! unless you were gifted (and lucky) you usually ended up in one of the two main industies. When I turned 15 years old I was told to report to Mossley common colliery on the next Monday morning (no choice there then (Mum was a widow and had been since I was 9 years old ). For my 16th birthday I was informed that I was now at an age when shift work applied !, the 2 till 10 shift was known as the old mans shift , very anti-social ( the other lads got the pick of the girls whilst you were down the pit.
Boys such as I were given very dangerous jobs on the haulage . Boys getting crushed between tubs ( usually caused by over zealous deputies signalling the engine driver to start the haulage because they deemed you were taking too long to re-rail a de-railed tub)were very common.
Yes I was raised during ww2 and the only men around were in exempt industries, women did work on munitions ,another filthy dangerous job plus the aircraft industry etc (the war effort and all that) but when I and my friends went home for what ever reason Mum was there ,the term latchkey kid hadn't been invented , the village policemen (not the plastic variety) lived and worked in the village so knew everything there was to know about it's saints and sinners .
Money was thin on the ground but family ties were much stronger than they appear today.
I escaped the coal mines when my youngest sister started work (in cotton as did my two elder sisters )by joining the Royal Air Force.
After demob I joined an Aircraft company and worked there for 42 years .
I think I am qualified to comment on working conditions from the very bottom up to Junior management ?.
As regards being in charge of ladies : this was during a period when my section was between contracts and I was asked to take over pro-tem .
This period certainly was a culture shock , until then (having been reared in and spoiled in ) an all female house hold I assumed all females to be maternal, nice, friendly creatures . Wow a quick learning curve was needed (very Quick ) I soon realised why their previous overseer jacked the job in pdq .
Deceit and flattery,were the milder forms of manipulation they attempted .