Tuesday June 19, 2001
Book 1: The Tub of Happiness
Union Blues


Breya:Hi, can I help you?
Pat:Yeah. I'm here to see about the jobs.
Breya:I'm sorry. We've filled all three positions.
Pat:Three? You can't get any work done with just three guys.
Pat:See, in this shipyard you'll need at least a dozen guys, pulling down at least 30k a year with a 2% annual cost-of-living increase. Work just won't get done otherwise. Trust me on this.
Breya:Oh, you must be with the union.
Pat:How'd you guess?
Breya:The poor business plan wrapped in thinly veiled threats was my first clue.