Monday, November 12, 2007

The Writer's Strike Continues

Strikes. No-one likes them. Whether it is the local automotive plant, a major league sport, the sanitation department, or television and film writers, strikes are bad for employer, employees, and all of the faithful customers that will go without.

When a profession like pro athletes or television writers goes on strike they often find it more difficult to get the kind of sympathy that a blue collar worker would get. They are often perceived as whiners who should be glad that they have such "good jobs" in the first place. You'll usually get no contest from them about that. But, what is fair is fair. And while it may difficult to sympathize with someone who makes four to a gazillion times your salary, just remember that there are people who make half what you make, who just might feel the same way about you.

What this is really about is being treated fairly. With respect. Like you matter. Whether you are a sandwich artist, sanitation worker, auto worker, nurse, pro hockey player, or even a television writer you deserve to be treated with respect and compensated fairly.

After all, if one employer can get away with it, what makes you think that your employer won't try it next?


Samara Leigh

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Samara Update

Sorry I've been a bad blogger again, being missing in action for a full month. I've taken on a temporary assignment in the Outer Realm - i.e. outside of my home office - as an HR Recruiter and I have definitely been neglecting my blogger duties. My deepest apologies. Thank you for all of the kind comments on hitting 100 posts and for being concerned about my well-being. I'll be visiting blogs this week to say hello, yes I am alive. :-)

While I haven't been on my best blogger behavior, I have managed to keep writing. Here are a few of the projects that I've been working on during the past month or two:

I am a regular columnist at All Things Girl, Shades Zine, She Unlimited / Daily Confection, and Femme Fan. I also posted my first blog post over at the All Things Girl Blog earlier today.

While working for "the man" (LOL) has made it more difficult for me to keep up with my blog, it is certainly not an excuse for being a bad blogger. So, I will do my best to keep my head in the game from now on. Well, I've got 3,000 words to write today on my NaNoWriMo project, but I'll check back in later this week.


Samara Leigh