The top ten reasons for crossing a picket line.

  • 10. I thought, since I voted against the strike, that decision didn’t apply to me.
  • 9. I needed the money and couldn’t possibly support my family and sick mother on $50 per day
  • 8. I’m exercising my right to free speech; I’m a “conscientious objector” to union tyranny.
  • 7. I figured that, unless I stayed on the job, the entire nuclear industry would collapse
  • 6. I have a medical condition that makes it impossible for me to picket
  • 5. My personal deity told me I should cross the picket line (may also be “the voices” in the case of atheists)
  • 4. I fell asleep while driving to work, realized that I’d accidentally crossed the picket line and decided to stay
  • 3. I want to become a manager so I’m demonstrating my ability to delegate responsibility
  • 2. To get to the other side…

And last but not least, the number 1 reason to cross the picket line (drum roll please):

  • 1. My manager told me I’d be welcomed with open arms and I have low self-esteem

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