We've been putting in 60-70 hour weeks at Jukt Micronics. We've worked all weekend, and I'm working a small crew today (Memorial Day) getting a major project out the door.
Assorted Vice Presidents and Operations V.P.'s have come by every day bringing lunch for my crews.
The Sales V.P. who came by today didn't bring enough ice so I went a few miles up the road to a convenience store to pick up some. Since I'm fundamentally a lazy person I took my time getting back to the warehouse, driving through a couple of Richland Hills TX industrial parks to see if anyone else was working on the holiday.
Instead of the hundreds and hundreds of cars and trucks outside the warehouses, this is what I saw:
In front of one warehouse I saw a Mercedes-Benz.
Parked in front of another was a Jaguar.
Further down, nobody was working except one more Mercedes owner.
In the next row of warehouses, there was one beautifully restored 1960's (?) era Cadillac.
Finally, there was a Ford F-250 with all the bells and whistles, the kind I'm going to buy if The Aggie ever gets out of college.
I get a feeling that these vehicles don't belong to the forklift drivers.
So here are some hypothetical questions for your holiday weekend.
1) Do you think there is a correlation between working ridiculous hours (like holidays) and getting to own a Mercedes, Jag, Cadillac, or mid-life crisis F-250?
2) Chances are, these Mercedes, Jag, Cadillac, and F-250 owners are the ones who took the risk of starting the companies where they're now spending their holiday today. What do you think?
3) And finally, since the Mercedes, Jag, Cadillac and F-250 owners are "more fortunate", how much do they owe the people who are spending their holiday in their back yards or at the lake?
Here's our Secretary Of State on that subject:
I hope you'll ask yourself how much longer the Mercedes, Jag, Cadillac, and F-250 owners will continue working holidays if a larger and larger percentage of their potential profit is going to be confiscated by this idiot.
Have a good holiday ! Some of us are still out there SAVING AND CREATING JOBS ! ! !