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Thread: A big pile of Pixie Dust PLEASE!!!

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    I've been hoping and praying that it wouldn't happen, but I am afraid that it just may....
    Chris works for Verizon (not Verizon Wireless) as a technician. In other words, when you have problems with your phone lines, need new service, or are having Fios installed, he's the guy to take care of it all. It's a great job; fabulous benefits, and really good pay. It is a union job.

    Sadly, the union contract is up midnight Saturday night. Things are not looking good at all. It looks like a strike is going to happen. The union and the management have not come to an agreement. They want to take away health benefits (we have NEVER had to pay for benefits, and the plan they want to put in place takes away health benefits from retirees, and cost current employees ALOT of money), outsource jobs to other companies, and call center (customer service) jobs out of the country (Hello India!). This is just the beginning.

    We continue to hope that they can extend the current contract, or reach some kind of settlement before the deadline. Everything is soooo expensive right now. We simply can't afford to have him out of work. I've already let the hospital know that I will resume full time hours next week and I will take whatever weekend hours I can get (time and a half for weekends).

    So we can use every bit of pixie dust we can get!!! Chris and I are both so stressed....
    Krista


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    you know you've got me to vent to. Keeping you guys in my prayers!












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    Oh good heavens! :(






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    I am so sorry to hear this. Its such worrying times at the moment. Lots of

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    Keeping my fingers crossed for you both.





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    Sending good vibes your way!!! My father goes through this all the time too (he works for a car company). It's very stressing for all those involved. I hope that they come to an agreement soon and it's beneficial for you guy.

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    Sending best wishes your way. Times are so difficult at the moment, so I hope it all works out for you. xx

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    You know I am sending you all the Pixie Dust I can muster!


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    Oh gawd... worrying times XXXXXXXX Love and hugs XXXXXXXXX

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