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    Pa. Steelworkers Told to Work During Superbowl

    It's only natural that Pittsburgh-area steelworkers would want to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday's Super Bowl.

    But a U.S. Steel memo says workers in the Clairton, Irvin and Edgar Thomson mills who miss work Sunday or Monday "without just cause" will face "severe disciplinary action."

    The United Steelworkers union has criticized the memo. A U.S. Steel spokeswoman tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the company doesn't comment on employee relations.

    The newspaper says USW International vice president Tom Conway responded to the memo with an e-mail - in black-and-gold type, the Steelers' colors - that suggested adjusting schedules so volunteers who don't want to watch the game can work during it. Conway suggested lost production during Sunday's 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. shift could be made up later.
    Pa. Steelworkers Told To Work During Super Bowl - CBS News



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    Re: Pa. Steelworkers Told to Work During Superbowl

    A sporting event is NOT a reason to skip work.



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    Re: Pa. Steelworkers Told to Work During Superbowl

    Good. Being blue-collar and working class doesn't come with exemptions.



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    Re: Pa. Steelworkers Told to Work During Superbowl

    Does not pertain to this story...but I really really wish the Super Bowl was played on a Saturday night! It would make getting up for work on Monday so much easier!



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    Re: Pa. Steelworkers Told to Work During Superbowl

    If they have PTO they should be able to take it. I'd skip for sure if I were one of them.



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    Re: Pa. Steelworkers Told to Work During Superbowl

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    A sporting event is NOT a reason to skip work.
    Yet there are portions of our fanbase that call out farmers in the fall for not making it to football games.



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    Re: Pa. Steelworkers Told to Work During Superbowl

    That's rather ridiculous. It's one day out of the year.



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    Re: Pa. Steelworkers Told to Work During Superbowl

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneInHawkCountry View Post
    Yet there are portions of our fanbase that call out farmers in the fall for not making it to football games.
    The irony.



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    Re: Pa. Steelworkers Told to Work During Superbowl

    I think they're being a little too harsh and think they can find some middle ground here. I'm sure there are workers who couldn't care less about the game (probably not many though). Let them work and have the rest of the workers make it up later. I realize that might put a small dent in production, but come on, give your workers a little morale boost once in a while.



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    Re: Pa. Steelworkers Told to Work During Superbowl

    So, the people who are being paid to work are complaining they have to work?



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    Re: Pa. Steelworkers Told to Work During Superbowl

    cytheguy has it right. Pretty sad management isn't a little more flexible.



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    Re: Pa. Steelworkers Told to Work During Superbowl

    Quote Originally Posted by CYKOFAN View Post
    cytheguy has it right. Pretty sad management isn't a little more flexible.
    Why? Work has to get done, deadlines need to be met. I was working remotely out of a hotel room in Dallas last year during the Super Bowl. There was a problem with one of the systems that needed to be back tracked and resolved. What am I going to tell the client, "I'll figure out why you're system is down after the Super Bowl is over"?


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    Re: Pa. Steelworkers Told to Work During Superbowl

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    Does not pertain to this story...but I really really wish the Super Bowl was played on a Saturday night! It would make getting up for work on Monday so much easier!
    I'm with this all the way. Hang overs on Monday suck



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    Re: Pa. Steelworkers Told to Work During Superbowl

    I used to work at the Firestone plant in Des Moines, where production is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (or at least it was then). Second shift (6pm to 6am) on Super Bowl Sunday was the highest rate of absenteeism all year.



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    Re: Pa. Steelworkers Told to Work During Superbowl

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    Why? Work has to get done, deadlines need to be met. I was working remotely out of a hotel room in Dallas last year during the Super Bowl. There was a problem with one of the systems that needed to be back tracked and resolved. What am I going to tell the client, "I'll figure out why you're system is down after the Super Bowl is over"?

    THIS

    If you have a job and you are working for someone else, you need to be more than prepared for this kind of situation. If you don't like what your boss/management does: then the only option is to leave.
    I bet there are tons of people who would prefer working during the superbowl to sitting at home unemployed this Sunday.



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