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What if we all joined a white collar union and demanded WLB

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Too many brown nosers to have a successful union. Also given that our profession attracts high achievers, most would not want a union which would limit upside potential. Even if we were able to establish hard hours caps, the partners would respond by hiring more people and reducing pay.

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Or if we had to be paid overtime, then I’m sure WLB would improve real quick

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We’d be pulling late nighters on plz fixes to communicate our demand; would be contradictory to the actual cause

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Leadership would counter with outsourcing fast

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I have seen the outsourcing talent we are not in danger

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Am in for the overtime idea

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There's one big problem with that premise behind unionizing a consulting firm to reduce hours. Consulting doesn't generate enough value per hour of work to get rid of those crazy schedules and still keep your salaries. If consultants work less, they earn less. A union might give you leverage to *slightly* redistribute a larger share of profits to lower employees, but not to reduce schedule stress without dramatic reductions in pay to offset lost earnings. However, There's already a way to get the employment bargain of lower hours and pay: it's called "going to industry."

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Wlb starts with you and setting your own boundaries.

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I mean, you all are the ones crying about wlb and needing a union to achieve.

Damn it’s too early and I misread this as WBL. 😭

How do you deal with the fact that the members of the union (associates/managers) are trying and will eventually become the people they start out unionising against(partners). Its not like there is a big workers v/s. management divide out here and the workers for the most part get the same benefits that the management does scaled for experience and operate in the same work conditions/ hours...

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I’m at an agency that just went through several rounds of layoffs. It often seems like staff have no recourse when the layoffs hit. How could a staff union assist in that situation?

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Hi, Posting on behalf of one friend. My friend is waiting for HR round for Thoughtworks and Bank of America. Current CTC: 20LPA Skills: Automation Testing,Selenium,Rest API,UFT YOE: 10 years How much can be quoted as expected CTC?

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Follow-up: Are your office services workers represented in your union? Or would you work closely with the SEIU to help them secure the rights they deserve along with the rest of your agency?

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My bonus this year was patently absurd, so I used a bit on some heat: AMM 3s, Parra Air Max 1, and the black Union 4s. Hate to let the resellers win. But at the same time I worked my ass off and wanted some kicks lmao

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Really curious to know if you gain a different amount of knowledge depending on if you work for a union or private. Does anyone have any input?

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Who would you want to include in your union? Which levels would be exempt? E-suite? G-suite? Directors aren't managers—or are yours? Who makes final decisions and who has to just live with them?

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