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Thursday, June 02, 2005

The Old 30/70 Rule

You know the old 30/70 rule? The one where 30% of the people make 70% of the noise and trouble? Where a different 30% of the people do 70% of the work? Where the noisy 30% take credit for the results produced by the diligent 70%? And last but not least, where the noisy and troublesome 30%are unable to persuade the diligent 70% that they should join the noisy 30% who belong to the union which want's to strike for a 30% wage increase.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=1&ObjectID=10328692

You'd have to congratulate the Gnats for orchestrating such a ridiclous piece of industrial action right at the onset of an election campaign. I can just see the next big, bright red and blue bill board, situated on Symonds St.. (Help please, I don't know how to create one)

Employment



More Strikes Well Paid Jobs
'helen' pic 'don' pic

Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 6/02/2005 03:57:00 pm

12 Comments:

Blogger Lucyna said...

That must have been superceded by the 80/20 rule that I'm aware. But maybe it only applies to software - not to the real world.

6/02/2005 04:47:00 pm  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

Adolf, you'll find your billboard over at Ihatesocialism.

6/02/2005 06:00:00 pm  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Thanks Ashley. Here's a link for those that don't have this site on their bookmarks:

Adolf's National Billboard

This gets you to the main page, with lots of other great billboards and posts:

I Hate Socialism

6/02/2005 06:45:00 pm  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

No problem Zentiger. Cheers for the link, btw.

6/02/2005 06:57:00 pm  
Blogger Gooner said...

I thought it was 5/95 Lucyna! LOL.

6/02/2005 08:35:00 pm  
Blogger Lucyna said...

It must be different in different industries, then Gooner!

6/02/2005 08:53:00 pm  
Blogger Philu said...

adolf..re your well paid jobs tag under national...
is national going to raise the basic/youth rates of pay..?..and will they support wage rises across the board?

cor..keep this up and i'll vote for them..

or was that just another one of those big fat mincy-pies..?..:)

phil(whoar.co.nz)

6/03/2005 09:19:00 am  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

phil. I used to open the batting and if you are going to bowl anymore like that one, they too will be let go through to the keeper. You need to keep the ball somewhere near the stumps.

6/03/2005 09:36:00 am  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

You might also need to specify use of a cricket ball, and not a soccer ball. Bowled, not kicked.

6/03/2005 10:06:00 am  
Blogger Philu said...

well..what did it mean..?

phil(whoar.co.nz)

6/03/2005 10:17:00 am  
Blogger Theprophet said...

Come on you guys remember which side of the political spectrum phils on. You have to make things very SIMPLE.

Allah protect us.

6/03/2005 11:23:00 am  
Blogger Mellie said...

It mst be one of those sayings dreamed up by the right... Just to be as ridiculous: 30% of the people get off their arse to improve the conditions that the other 70% are moaning about but doing nothing???

How many strikes can you recall from last year? It's hard to believe, but it is pure coincidence that it's election year. People see that there is more coverage in the news, they see that striking is getting results, they decide to go on strike. As soon as people start believing that striking is ineffectieve, you'll see it dying away.

Employment
Collective action Individual inaction

Would people choose to go on strike if they could get a better deal individually? Would they tolerate being in the union if they were forced to go on strike in this day and age?

6/04/2005 01:59:00 pm  

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