I'm interested in hearing other students' and recent graduates' thoughts about choosing between a union and non-union facility.
I would prefer a non-union workplace. I have never had a union job. I've only heard or read the experiences of those who have. Some experiences were good, some were bad. My main objection to a union workplace is the mediocrity I believe it creates. I think having everyone at seniority levels receiving the same amount of pay, same vacation entitlements, same raise percentages, etc... based solely on longevity would stamp out much of an employee's drive to go above and beyond what the job requires.
Why should I go out of my way to resolve an issue if I will not be compensated for that extra effort? I'm still going to be paid what everybody else is being paid.
I appreciate your participation in the poll and your willingness to share your thoughts.