Like most of the general public, I was with them. Power to the people, and all that stuff. But it should be over now. Their bosses have been patient while watching their business circle down the toilet.
The powers-that-be at Market Basket Supermarkets got the message, folks. Store shelves went un-stocked, and long-time loyal customers went elsewhere for deals on bread, milk and Spaghetti O’s.
The family-owned chain lost millions of dollars, with more losses to come.
After making their point, and showing how much they love some now-seemingly mythical former CEO they call Arthur T, the protest needs to be over.
Because, as mom told you that day you came home from first grade — and said how little Suzy got a star on her paper and you didn’t — life’s just not fair.
The current members of the MB board of directors could be the worst bosses in the history of American capitalism. I really don’t know.
But I do know one thing: It’s THEIR business, and they have a right to fire anyone who refuses to go back to work. It’s gone on for several weeks, and while the media likes to spin the MB board as sweatshop monsters, the reality is that they have been incredibly patient. No one has been fired.
What other company would have allowed a major segment of a non-union workforce to walk off the job, picket and protest, and yet still keep their jobs?
Tonight, we hear that there might be a resolution to this epic supermarket crisis, but even if there isn’t, it’s time for people to do what’s right for their families.
You made your point, and now you need a paycheck to pay the mortgage and for the kids’ braces. It’s time to think about yourselves rather than some now seemingly-mythical dude they call Arthur T. Declare victory, and go back to work.
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