I mean if the position was offered as temporary then they knew what the deal was. But if they were never clear with end date of contract and decided to fire them randomly, then that's dishonest.
Agreed. When you sign on, they should tell you what you're getting and you should get exactly that.
If i signed a temp contract, I know its temp. Dunno what you guys expect really. Are you living the American Dream? Also I can't help to think of the meme "notice me senpai" from the title.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk8dUXRpoy8NSFW language - but covers a LOT of shady dealings with how company management deals with attempts to unionize
Unions are one of those things that sounds good on the surface. While it can be ultimately beneficial to all parties involved, they tend to deviate into making it impossible to fire people for simply sucking at their jobs. They often create a subculture of entitled employees that feel "protected" by the union, which puts the company in a really crappy position of being unable to selectively choose those who are actually best fitted for these positions. Unions often come with a lot of dead weight that is hard to shed without worrying about being sued.I'm certainly not saying that employers are little angels here. Clearly, we all know that isn't the case. However, I always find it suspect when I see people complain about contracts not getting renewed - as if that is some outrage kind of moment. Companies contract out jobs because it is cheaper than paying benefits and it is easier to let the worker go as necessary. Contracts are NEVER guaranteed full-time positions. Anyone who thinks that is in for a rude awakening.
Contracts can be broken. That is a fact that you must understand when working as a contractor. There are usually large sums of money paid out by the company who hires a contracting company (Blizzard, in this case) in order TO break a contract, but the reason is usually justified by the company's H.R. and Legal departments. I wish these QA contractors all the luck in the world. Honestly and from the bottom of my heart (I worked as a contractor most of my life, so I feel their pain). But this "deal" was probably stricken long before the announcement took place, while in the midst of Microsoft/Activision negotiations. A past article on this subject states:
Personally I don't think they did anything wrong in this situation they were all TEMPORARY workers they moved 500 to full time and had to let 20 go they could have let all 500 go instead of only 20 when you sign up for a temporary job you can't be pissed off or feel like a victim when your contract is up when its what you signed up for
And it sunk as soon as they announce the buyout from MS. Peace out!
Usually the people who say unions are bad are the ones in a position where they will be "hurt" by the formation of a union and rather have it so they can fire people for any reason aka no reason and dont want it to become the new normal where workers have rights and then play the victim like the above comment says
you need to stop putting this kind of irrelevant news on wowhead
While we all may have an opinion on this we lack the necessary metrics to analyze if our opinion is valid.But common sense and experience leads to two simple conclusions. 1. Unions create toxic cultures of entitlement.2. A business has a responsibility of first being profitable. Personally I hope they do NOT recognize this union. To me this is a political move to protect some people who MAY not be worth protecting. Again, none of us have access to tangible facts to confirm if our opinions are worthwhile. An experiment: Run the headline: Blizzard rejects steps to make a more equitable environment" and you will see how politically charged this is. I have personally experienced that these "Advocate" personalities and agendas tend to come from those who should be rejected by their peers due to many factors. Such as performance, attitude, team work ability, amount of conflict they cause, etc.Everything RavenQA makes me gag, its so woke.
Unions lack pragmatism because they emerge out of a narrow-minded, bottom-up view of a business. They're usually championed by lower-middle-class showmen and showqueens, with a tribalistic urge to dismantle the upper-classes. Champions of unions think of themselves as swashbuckling heroes, but they're really just crusaders in the name of a so-called good cause.Like most socio-economic ideologies, unions bite the hand that feeds them, and snub the systems that allowed their economic freedom to arise in the first place. Their proponents snub history and make villains of the successful, and elevates the useless and the lazy. Union groups pretend that everyone contributes to a business with equal ability and quality, while at the same time claiming executives serve no function to the business, grossly ignorant of what they really do because they've never been in that position or cared to attempt to learn about it.Unions will not be good for World of Warcraft or any other Activision Blizzard game, all we'll get is stagnation.Microsoft is one of the best corporations out there for bringing out the best of people, and they play the woke game really well, so even the performance activists can feel comforted.
They really think they can unionize a sub set of 34 workers, too funny.
Wait. the largest union in the US count only 700K workers, while the largest union in Norway count 970K.You know, Norway with it's just below 5,4M people vs. the US that has just below 330M.I'm starting to see why workers have no rights over there..