I’ve never understood the concept of going on strike. If you’re unsatisfied with your work conditions, pay scale or benefits, quit your job and find another one. If you aren’t satisfied with any of the offers in your industry: quit and find another one. I suppose I’ll have to do a post on the evils of labor unions under our current system in the near future, but for now I just want to point out the irony that Wired first pointed out to me.
If you own a television you’re probably aware that the television writers are out on strike. Apparently it’s got something to do with online viewing of the shows they write, but I really haven’t been paying attention. As Wired so poignantly asks, though: can’t they come up with better slogans? “What do we want?… INTERNET!… When do we want it?… NOW!” Wow, I gotta wonder if one of their six year old children came up with that one. “Writers want fair share” Genius! And their signs are even worse: “Writers Guild Of America On Strike“. If that doesn’t knock your socks off then you’re probably smarter than a 5th grader. I’ve carried more than my fair share of signs and am very aware that they need to be short and to the point in order for passing cars to comprehend them, but these are supposed to be some of America’s ‘best and brightest’ when it comes to writing.