Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The employer always 'offers' ...

... and labor "demands" -- still Your Editor's go-to Liebling quote after all these years. Lest you doubt that the old ways are still alive at the union-thug-ridden Librul Media:

A fiery UAW President Bob King — in front of 1,200 members in town for a three-day bargaining convention — ranted about unions being under fire and came out swinging against Ford’s compensation package for CEO Alan Mulally.

Wonder if he'd get a more decorous verb of attribution if he'd had the good sense to wear a tie (right).

And while we're at it:

“When Alan Mulally can make over $50 million in a bonus, temporary workers have a right to a permanent job and decent wages and benefits,” King said of Ford’s 2,100 temporary workers, who he said deserve full-time status.

Whenever you see "said of," look for a way to write around it. Given that he just said "temporary workers," you can safely assume that the audience knows he was talking about temporary workers. The "said of" here is a quick-n-dirty way of adding some new information about some topic that's just been introduced. Find a better one.

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4 Comments:

Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Huh. I would have thought "temporary workers have a right to a permanent job" kind of meant "deserve full-time status".

10:53 AM, March 23, 2011  
Anonymous Picky said...

No. Difference between full-time and permanent.

4:46 PM, March 23, 2011  
Anonymous raYb said...

Big difference in permanent and full-time. Anyone working a 40-hour or otherwise standard week is full time. Temporary workers can have those hours. But, since they're not permanent, they can be sent home whenever the employer decides. And temporary workers don't get benefits, like sick leave, vacation....

3:07 PM, March 24, 2011  
Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Okay, you learn something new every day. But it still sounds to me like he means a fulltime permanent job.

And - given the date - one with unlocked doors.

5:05 PM, March 25, 2011  

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