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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-30-2008, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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I have been thinking about something .

I am not expert in the matter but I have been thinking about this most of the day .........

If we have 130,000 troops in Iraq and a large portion of them are reservist , what happens to those people when they are suddenly left without a job ? I know legally they are suppose to have their jobs waiting for them when they return but given the current state of the economy , I highly doubt it .

I know my wife's cousin is in the Army National Guard and he's doing 10 times better serving in the guard over seas than he was doing here in between tours . He got hurt for a small period of time here in Texas and they did not want him back until he was cleared for duty . In the mean time , the only job he could land in the town he lived in was working for Wal Mart changing oil . When he comes back , I am 99% sure he will back to that same job .
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I know the Railroad holds their jobs for them while they are away on active duty. On top of that the Railroad also continues to pay them their railroad salary while they are on active duty. I think it's the least they should do and other companies should follow suit. We all know that the military men and women don't even come close to earning what they are worth.

TRAIN TRASH it's like WHITE TRASH but with money.

My other vehicle is a Locomotive.

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I know the Railroad holds their jobs for them while they are away on active duty. On top of that the Railroad also continues to pay them their railroad salary while they are on active duty. I think it's the least they should do and other companies should follow suit. We all know that the military men and women don't even come close to earning what they are worth.
True but honestly , a small business usually cannot afford that . My uncle had a guy that national guard working for him . He was one of three working there . Anyways , a few years ago , his unit was activated so he left . My uncle couldn't afford to pay him while he was gone nor could he afford to hold his spot .
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True but honestly , a small business usually cannot afford that . My uncle had a guy that national guard working for him . He was one of three working there . Anyways , a few years ago , his unit was activated so he left . My uncle couldn't afford to pay him while he was gone nor could he afford to hold his spot .

Yeah I understand not every business can afford to do this, but their are plenty of others that can afford to and don't.

TRAIN TRASH it's like WHITE TRASH but with money.

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Yeah I understand not every business can afford to do this, but their are plenty of others that can afford to and don't.
That's right, spread that wealth around like a good Marxist. Sounds like a trade union catechism to me.
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That's right, spread that wealth around like a good Marxist. Sounds like a trade union catechism to me.

Dude shut the fuck up. Tell me what is wrong with a company paying a reservist his salary while he is away fighting in a war that is protecting the country that his company operates in.

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Dude shut the fuck up. Tell me what is wrong with a company paying a reservist his salary while he is away fighting in a war that is protecting the country that his company operates in.

NOT A DAMN THING!!
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