Labor Negotiations

Negotiations between union members and their employer were at an impasse.

The union denied that their workers were flagrantly abusing their contract’s sick-leave provisions.

One morning at the bargaining table, the company’s chief negotiator held aloft the morning edition of the newspaper, “This man,” he announced, “called in sick yesterday!” There, on the sports page, was a photo of the supposedly ill employee, who had just won a local golf tournament with an excellent score.

A union negotiator broke the silence in the room. “Wow,” he said. “Think of what kind of score he could have had if he hadn’t been sick!”

Image Credit: CNN Money

  43 comments for “Labor Negotiations

  1. January 13, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Ha!!! Yeah sickness really plays havoc with sports performance

    • January 13, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      It does indeed Tony. πŸ™‚

  2. January 13, 2015 at 2:09 am

    He does make a good point. Might have a higher score – LOL.

    • January 13, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      You just never know Rhonda. πŸ™‚

  3. January 13, 2015 at 3:17 am

    I have a friend who is an avid golfer… scratch golfer. I can only imagine one thing that would keep him off the course, and it ain't sick – they have to close the course. Bless his heart.

    big hugs from foggy, soggy south jawjah xoxo

    • January 13, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      Yep, I know a few avid golfers too. πŸ™‚

  4. January 13, 2015 at 5:31 am

    Hi Sandee!!! Sorry for my absence. I am looking forward to your laughs again πŸ™‚ like this one.

    • January 13, 2015 at 6:20 am

      ^ he had a good excuse. πŸ˜‰

    • January 13, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      You were busy and we all know that. It's all good. πŸ™‚

    • January 13, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      He had a great excuse Rosie. πŸ™‚

  5. January 13, 2015 at 5:50 am

    I can't play golf because of the snow but soon. Have a great Tuesday Sandee. Say hi to Zane for me. See ya.

    Cruisin' Paul

    • January 13, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      I know how you love to play golf Paul. πŸ™‚

  6. January 13, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Have a great day!

    • January 13, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      Yes it is my friend. πŸ™‚

  7. January 13, 2015 at 6:15 am

    Roche' says he's sick too. The little bugger says everything he reads. What a pistol. He wants soup and ginger ale. He says he's staying in bed all day too.

    smiles, bee

    • January 13, 2015 at 12:55 pm

      I'm sure he missed you while you were on your cruise. I didn't hear about him so I'm guessing he hung out with some hot guy. πŸ™‚

  8. January 13, 2015 at 6:20 am

    A brilliant union negotiator. πŸ™‚

    • January 13, 2015 at 12:55 pm

      And quick on his feet too. πŸ™‚

  9. January 13, 2015 at 7:18 am

    That golfer will go on disability next week.

    • January 13, 2015 at 12:55 pm

      You might have a valid point here. πŸ™‚

  10. January 13, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Quick thinking.

    • January 13, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      Very quick thinking. πŸ™‚

  11. January 13, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Those union guys really stick together. Good one.

    Big hugs, honey…

    • January 13, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      They sure do honey. Big hugs back. πŸ™‚

  12. January 13, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Heeheehee! Maybe if he's dying, he'll win a Masters!

    • January 13, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      Perhaps you're right. πŸ™‚

  13. January 13, 2015 at 10:50 am

    This is one for my husband. His score is actually getting better with practice. Now he wants me to start playing.

    • January 13, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      I know a lot of married folks that play golf together all the time. πŸ™‚

  14. January 13, 2015 at 11:32 am

    LMAO brilliant :))

    Have a tanfab day Sandee :-h

    • January 13, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      I thought it was brilliant too Steve. You have a tanfab day too. πŸ™‚

  15. January 13, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    hahahah thinking on his feet for sure!

    • January 13, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      Very quick thinking on his feet. I like that. πŸ™‚

  16. January 13, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    What's sick leave? …

    • January 13, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      I'm sorry you don't have sick leave Ann. It comes in handy if you use it properly. πŸ™‚

  17. January 13, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    MOL! I need a negotiator like that!

    It was hard getting a photo of Isabella yawning because she doesn't yawn much since she's so well rested! πŸ™‚ Angel yawns a lot though! Hope you're having a great day! Scritches to Little Bit!

    • January 13, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      We all need a negotiator like that.

      That makes sense about Isabella. She does nap a lot. πŸ™‚

  18. January 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Ha ha ha! BAM! In their faces!

    • January 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Yep, that's pretty much how it went. πŸ™‚

  19. January 14, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Priceless Sandy. xo Catherine

    • January 15, 2015 at 7:30 am

      Yep, he's a smart one and then some. πŸ™‚

  20. January 14, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Golf was probably prescribed by his doctor to cure his depression.

    • January 15, 2015 at 7:30 am

      You could be right about this Binky. πŸ™‚

  21. MNL
    May 7, 2018 at 4:51 am

    oops! busted!

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