Thursday, December 11, 2008

Your thoughts, please

I know most of Ottawa is upset with what's going on with OC Transpo.

We've all heard that the strike is not about money, that it's about block scheduling: OC Transpo Union says that workers should be able to choose their work week day-by-day (e.g. i will work Monday morning, Tuesday afternoon, take Wednesday off, work all day Thurday, Friday morning and take Saturday and Sunday off etc. etc.) The problem with this, is that the Auditor General has found that this system is currently being abused and the city is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on over time and the like.

So, what do you think? Do you think workers should be allowed to choose their work schedule based on seniority? I admit that it's a nice perk and as the Union President says, a reason to achieve seniority. But, i can't think of any other profession (except when you work for yourself) where you get to decide your own schedule - seniority or not.

And if you're an OC Transpo worker, what do you think? Your Union President Andre Cornellier doesn't want you to be able to read the offer from the City. Wouldn't you like to be able to read it and maybe vote on if you like the offer or not?

Talk to me.

For those of you who would like to see Andre Cornellier (Union President) here are some links:…r.Dec09.08.mp3
my personal fav:…ke/#clip120211
another good one:

Personally, if he was my union president and the one responsible for making decisions, i would quit. No really, i find this guy to be completely unprofessional and narrow minded.


A. & J. said...

Hey Roz!

You have been invited to The 1st Annual Ottawa Blogger Virtual Christmas Party!

This virtual event is taking place on December 16m 2008.

For more information on this event, please visit the blog.

We hope to see you there!

A & J

Ms. Porter said...

I've only heard about the strike through all of you Ottawa must suck! Especially in the winter when riding bikes or walking is alot more difficult in Ottawa's harsh winter climate! Since I am not fully aware of the situation please take my comments with a grain of salt! When you have your own business you do make your own decisions but you also take full responsibility for money you don't make or disruptions to your business...and I'm betting there are alot of people who work for themselves who have an even more difficult time setting reasonable hours! If they aren't complaining about benefits or money then they must have it pretty good...That said, it would be a pretty nice gig to make your own hours...mmmmm something to think about!

joyce said...


I was just looking on Christy and Dustin's Emblem blog and saw their latest pictures and! And I thought...hey she looks familiar! My old barista at Second Cup on Elgin!

Friggen small small world.

Anyway...your wedding was BEAUTIFUL! Loved the pictures.