Margaret Thatcher former British PM passes away

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Limper, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Limper

    Limper Out For Delivery

    As UPS is heading towards centralized leadership, a person who new centralized government doesn't work has died. Margaret Thatcher knew privatization was key to keeping people performing at their
    ​best and keeping incentives alive. Maybe the Politburo in Atlanta will take notice.
  2. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    RIP Margaret Thatcher. She was truly the Iron Lady
  3. island1fox

    island1fox Well-Known Member


    It would be much more important if Washington DC would take notice. Corporations always have and always will be controlled top down.
  4. Limper

    Limper Out For Delivery

    Agreed, but when my manager can't add more trip to a plan that was handed him, is top down control working?
  5. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Thatcher made her bones by crushing the unions, the miner's union in particular. I'm not sure that's the message you want the "Politburo in Atlanta" to take notice of.
  6. Limper

    Limper Out For Delivery

    Apples and oranges. The Coal Miners were a public union, similiar to the teachers union here. UPS workers are not,
    being positioned to benefit from the profitable company they work for.
  7. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    It may be apples and oranges to you, but I can assure you it's not that way to the anti-union crowd. You really think the folks in Atlanta care about that distinction? To them a union is a union and they're all bad for business.
  8. Limper

    Limper Out For Delivery

    If UPS had a magic wand, do you think they would totally eliminate all their unions? Jim Casey himself invited the
    ​Teamsters to represent his drivers.
  9. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Of course they would, in a friggin heartbeat! Casey is long gone, it's a very different company now.
  10. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    It is interesting that despite this her country thrived as a result of her leadership.

    Another great light in the world has been extinguished. :(
  11. neartom

    neartom Member

    "Brezhnev took Afghanistan and Begin took Beruit. Galterie took the Union Jack.

    Maggie at lunch one day took a Cruiser, apparently to make them give it back."
  12. neartom

    neartom Member

    Sorry, the line is supposed to be " took a Cruiser, with all hands, apparently to make them give it back"
  13. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

  14. jimdandy3

    jimdandy3 From here to there

  15. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I always thought it was kind of crappy that we didnt help out our British cousins when they had to sail down to the Falklands and kick the Argies out.

    We could have easily sent a couple of aircraft carriers along to provide air cover for their invasion fleet. The war would have ended a lot quicker and the British wouldnt have lost any ships. They were outnumbered 4 to 1 in terms of aircraft by the Argentinians, but with a couple of our carriers backing them up that disadvantage would have been totally negated and many lives would have been saved.
  16. roadrunner2012

    roadrunner2012 Four hours in the mod queue for a news link Troll

  17. 804brown

    804brown Well-Known Member