commented on "This Is Going to Be One of the Last Emails That I Ever Send from My Boeing Email Account"
@23; it is absolutely his attitude that will prevent him from getting another job or starting his own business. He has known this day was coming for two months, yet he resigned himself to living off his pension until his 401k money is available. He is not a motivated individual and I don't blame anyone for not hiring a non-motivated applicant. We must constantly reinvent ourselves. Sometimes it takes us places we never thought we would go. I've been there. I know. At the age of 51 I had to reinvent myself after doing the same work since age 16, I had no pension to carry me through, so I figured out pretty quickly I needed to rely on myself and not anyone else to put food on the table and pay the mortgage. So, no, I'm not a fucker, I chose to not be a statistic. So can Richard Webb.
commented on Boeing Negotiates with Machinists After Refusing to Negotiate with Machinists
Goldy, Matt, Seatackled: The impression is that the union went back to Boeing and begged them to come back to the table. Sure, Boeing backtracked on what they said and that might be due to Inslee's efforts, but it appears that the union is scared that Boeing was going to follow through on the promise to not negotiate for 2 years. That is totally different than Boeing approaching the union and saying "hey, let's talk, we may have fucked up. We expected you to cave to our demands."
commented on The US Government Is Out of the General Motors Business
Well, if you believe that the WA state legislature did the right thing to offer up $8.7 billion in tax incentives and other investments to keep 1 Boeing project here, "saving" 76k jobs at Boeing and companies around the state. Then $10 billion for 1 million jobs is a deal.