A fellow employee went on an anti-union rant yesterday because an employee at her boyfriend's plant is using his state-paid family leave to attend every home football game.
She believes that if people like him didn't abuse the system, her taxes would be lower, and her quality of life would improve.
She said the state should enforce how the time off is used.
I said that enforcement would cost even more tax dollars (nevermind that, in hindsight, this seems rather draconian).
My thinking is more like this: everyone is miserable because everyone is stressed out because everyone is working too much. If everyone had more time off, everyone would be happier and healthier.
But my brain doesn't go fast enough to have a conversation about this. I need to stop and think about what I think.
And as long as people like my fellow employee are voting, our quality of life will probably continue to decline.
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