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Response to KPN (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:34 PM

2. Workers should never be timid about getting paid for their work.

That is the product they sell. No pay; no product. It's a bargain. It applies to all labor/boss situations. I guarantee that a walkout of TSA workers and Air Traffic Controllers would get a bill signed by Trump immediately. The consequences of a shutdown of commercial air travel in this country would be disastrous, and the evidence of that would be immediate.

I work for myself. I get paid. If I don't, I don't work. So, I work, and I get paid. Every last freaking time. There's no union for what I do. Just me and what I produce. If someone wants it, they have to pay for it.

Losing a job that offers no paycheck is losing nothing at all.

I'll tell you: The first time I did that to a publisher who offered an excuse instead of payment, it scared the crap out of me. I was afraid I'd never get another assignment from anyone. That wasn't what happened though. What happened was a check in the mail immediately. I did get stiffed once. That publication no longer exists. There's no union, but there are networks. I write. Publications can't survive without content. That's my product. You pay or you get nothing.

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