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Killing The Goose

wiseone Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 11:39 AM
For once I actually agree with Roy. It is a potential injury issue which means workman's comp which does effect the company's bottom line. Some companies require employees to get help from another worker when lifting an object over a certain weight limit. I don't know whether the limit should 50 lbs, 70 lbs, or something in between, but they have to draw the line somewhere and calculate to risk/cost/benefit at that limit. BTW - Backs aren't the only muscles that can be injured. Knees are susceptible too.

Killing the goose that lays the golden egg is one of those old fairy tales for children which has a heavy message that a lot of adults should listen to. The labor unions which have driven the makers of Twinkies into bankruptcy, potentially destroying 18,500 jobs, could have learned a lot from that old children's fairy tale.

Many people think of labor unions as organizations to benefit workers, and think of employers who are opposed to unions as just people who don't want to pay their employees more money. But some employers have made it a point to pay their...