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  • 21

    That union might come in handy if you ever find yourself in disciplinary action for carrying all of those anti- personnel devices.

  • 16

    Quote from Ruger8mm
    I hate, despise and detest unions. And I make no bones about it.
    Then why on earth would you work in a unionized facility? If you disagree with unions, it makes no sense to even apply for a job there.

  • 13

    I use it Every. Single. Time I don't get my full 30 minute break.

    My employer had better "offer it as an option," because the federal Dept of Labor requires that they do.

  • 13

    Oh no! That sounds terrifying that time a shark bit me and dragged me to the bottom of the sea. Luckily, I learned to breathe underwater and made friends with a mermaid who helped me back to dry land.

  • 12

    Don't be a sucker. If they need coverage, they can pay you your LVN wage. If you agree to a cut, count on being "the one" who always gets pulled from the floor to work as a care-giver while your colleagues continue to work as nurses for their full pay.

  • 12

    Union filth? Them's fighting words!

    You might try discussing things in a less inflammatory manner. Just a suggestion.