We've been renegotiating the labor contract here at Stonekettle Station.
Recently labor approached management with complains regarding current pay and benefits. Labor presented a proposal for a new contract. We in management were somewhat surprised as we feel the current pay and benefits situation is more than fair. However labor, as it were, apparently feels somewhat differently.
Labor sent in a negotiator who made the following Power Point pitch:
Slide 1, indicates the desired state of affairs with regards to management:
Slide 2 indicates an undesirable management condition:
Slides 3 shows the desired condition of the labor force:
Slides 4 and 5 displays the proposed pay and benefits package:
Slide 6 (Which I personally feel is out of sequence and concludes the presentation on kind of an exaggerated sour note) indicates the current pay situation as perceived by labor.
Note: Management is not particularly flattered by its graphic representation in the presentation. Management feels that its arms are not nearly that long.
We in management are considering the proposal, and while we have no problems with labor taking on more responsibility around the place we feel that an additional $3USD on top of the current pay and benefits package is just a tad exorbitant - after all, we do allow labor to sleep in the house and we do feed him upon occasion.
We'll think about it and submit a counter offer and maybe sweeten the benefits package just bit - say one or two less beatings a week. Maybe.