Working for a Union


When I first graduated from school and was seeking gainful employment, there were many decisions to be made, decisions that would affect the rest of my life, as well as those around me.

As a result I tried several different occupations before I settled on a lifetime career. I worked in a corporate office for a while, but that soon bored me, so I went to a different company and worked on a factory production line. It didn’t take long before I realized that life wasn’t for me either. Longing to be outside more and not wanting to work the graveyard shift for the rest of my life, I soon realized that the part of my day I enjoyed the most was diving back and forth to work.

Thus it became obvious I should seek a job where I would be driving most of the day.

It seems that once one puts his mind to something, it doesn’t take long for the opportunity to present itself. I had a driving job with an excellent company within just a couple of months. I would be working at one of the finest companies in the country, the wages and benefits were the best one could find anywhere.

The only glitch was, I had to join a union.

This came right after a period of time when the area I lived in experienced some of the worst activity a union could ever perform, people were assaulted by union thugs, some even had dynamite thrown into their house or were shot at. Members of my own family  personally experienced some of this firsthand.

I had many reservations about joining a union, and it caused me much concern. Not only did I not approve of their activities, I didn’t want to be involved in anything like that in the future.

After much meditation, I finally decided there was no perfect job, if I wanted to do what I liked, I would have to deal with the adversity. I would make it work to my advantage, not participate in the negativity , and make it work out for the best for myself and family.

If there ever was a strike  there would be no way I would participate in the violence, I would distance my self as far away as possible. It really doesn’t matter what we do in life, or who we work for , or associate with, there are events and circumstances we can’t support or go along with, the world isn’t black and white, there are many shades of gray.

It all worked ut for the best, I learned how to deal with my own issues without involving big brother union , I soon found they were most interested in helping those who should be terminated, they weren’t concerned about me for various obvious reasons,it makes for better press to help people who portray themselves as victims.

All in all, I learned what everyone should learn, you are better off solving your own problems rather then turning them over to someone else. There isn’t anyone who has an interest in your concerns and welfare more than you do.

As with everything in life, the rewards were great, but there are sacrifices, and either way , if you are working for yourself or for someone, you have to look after your own interests.

Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

Your comments appreciated

George Koritzer

Wisdom from ages gone past

 


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Government Benefits


In today’s world many people think someone owes them something. Many seem to think money grows on trees and if the government pays for something ,it doesn’t cost anything and no one has to pay for it.

As a result they believe everything a bureaucrat tells them and  some how believe a politician actually has their welfare in mind and actually cares about them. After all these years of broken promises and many times outright lies, I’m not sure how anyone can actually believe it when a politician who is running for public offices tells you they have your best interests in mind.

Don’t ever think the government is doing something for you, they aren’t. They only have their own interests in mind, their only concern is getting reelected again.

Why would you want to give someone else the opportunity  to spend your hard earned money? Do you think they are smarter than you and do you actually believe they know more about what you want or need than you do?

Would you go into a restaurant and give the waiter your wallet and tell him to just bring you something, and in the process, take out as much as they want for a tip?

Of course you wouldn’t , so why do you turn control of your finances over to a far off bureaucrat in a hideen office in Washington D.C.?

In reality, there is no such thing as a government benefit, it is just a transfer of money from one person to another, with a tithe going to someone we don’t know, someone some people think as  a god, nothing could be farther from the truth.

It benefits no one but them.

Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

You can also follow him on your Kindle.

Your comments appreciated

George Koritzer

An account of Wisdom no longer recognized by many.

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How To Teach Kids What They Need to Know


The things we are teaching kids in school is wrong.  Many times our children’s time is being wasted teaching them subjects that are not going to do them one iota of good in the real world.

This leads to not only uneducated adults who have no idea how to support themselves when they go into the working world, but also leads to inattentiveness and boredom in the classroom, which leads to behavior that shouldn’t be condoned and often times the child is diagnosed with ADD or some other so-called mental disorder, when the only issue they have is they are bored.

Not everyone is going to be a rocket scientist or English major. Why then are we insisting they study math for twelve years when they will never use it? Everyone should have a basic working knowledge of English if they are going to live and work in the United States, but do they really need twelve years learning how to diagram sentences?

Kids should be taught the skills they will need to earn a living, not the skills someone thinks they need. Most young people develop the skills they are going to use early in life, if they are going to be a truck driver or an accountant, these traits develop early.

Wouldn’t it make more sense to concentrate on their strengths rather than try to develop talents they don’t have?

More often than not students graduate from high school knowing how to solve a geometry problem and they don’t even know how to balance a check book. Many haven’t the slightest idea concerning anything about economics, or planning for their retirement.  As a result , far too many assume someone else is going to take care of these issues for them.

This isn’t going to happen, in the real world, no one will take care of you like you will. There are no government programs that will solve your problems for you, they only make things worse.

People need to learn how to manage their own lives. It is essential they learn how to manage money, balance careers and family life, and not assume someone else can do it better than they can.

There are far too many students that graduate from high school without the basic tools necessary to live a functioning life. They are forced to study subjects they have no interest in and not having the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to earn a living in their desired field.

We can’t all be Harvard graduates and earn a living in the financial world, the world needs plumbers, electricians and factory workers as well.

It’s time we started teaching our youth skills that they are not only interested in but will enable them to earn a living doing what they  are skilled at, and what they enjoy as well.

Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

You can also follow him on your Kindle.

Your comments appreciated

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