Friday, July 29, 2005

It's Happy Hour

That's right, it's Friday night. It's a time when people might get together with their co-workers for some beers and salty snacks and bitch about their jobs and bosses while welcoming the weekend. But not so fast, folks. The National Labor Relations Board just OKed it for employers to ban off-duty fraternizing among co-workers. So now when you hang up your rights at the workplace door, you might as well just leave them there when you come home at night. I look forward to hearing the proponents of unfettered capitalism try to explain once again how this sort of free market ideal of letting companies do whatever the hell they want is going to be better for the people. How much farther off are we from the good old days of company towns?

2 Comments:

Blogger Fred said...

Maybe I missed it, but I wonder what specific case of "fraternazation" brought about this decision in the first place?

7/30/2005 07:08:00 AM  
Blogger Liberal Traitor said...

Does it really matter, Fred? Now companies have a right to trample on their employees' rights to freely associate outside of the workplace.

7/30/2005 01:26:00 PM  

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