I thought Fox News was bad until I had the unfortunate circumstance of turning on the Fox Business Channel this Labor Day weekend and catching some of Eric Bolling's Money Rocks show on that network. Apparently the highly trained investigative reporters working for his show managed to find three union workers sleeping on the job working for the New York MTA and they're really not happy that some of them made too much overtime for the year.
I would argue that maybe if some of them weren't working that much overtime, and they hired enough workers to fill those positions and cover all the shifts, maybe those evil union workers would not be falling asleep on the job since they would not be dead tired. Given the numbers they laid out here, I'm surprised it is only three of them they found falling asleep.
And since when is it the worker's fault that they are under staffed and they have the need to be paying that much overtime in the first place? Yeah, it's the evil union worker's fault for accepting the overtime, not the fault of the department that is offering it in the first place. Look at all the money they're making! The horror! Give me a break. I wonder if any of these people have ever worked a job where there was overtime required in their life and understand what kind of toll that takes on your health and your family life. Those workers are putting a whole lot of hours for a whole lot of days during the year to be making that much in overtime. Do these "pundits", and that's about the nicest thing I can think of to call most of them think they should be working all of those extra hours for straight time, or volunteering their lives away out of the goodness of their hearts?
I don't know about anyone else but this show reminded me of a cross between an NFL Sunday show and an episode of the Sopranos with bad actors replacing the regulars.