Course I went on strike, I'm on a 3 day week anyway, not gonna turn down another day off! Plus i was the only manager striking, so dumped all the jobs that must be done that I couldn't be arsed doing on a colleague Got a feeling my inbox is gonna be full of **** come Monday.
All serious though, the union have dug me out of a hole before, and probably will do again, given how I shoot my mouth off. Yeah a payrise would be nice (especially after today budget where I'm gonna be frozen for the next 3 years, unless they've removed the salary cap for the 1%), but whilst I don't majorly need it ATM, I remember back only a few months where I was working 2 jobs just to meet my monthly commitments bill wise. Morally I can't not support what the majority of union members feel strong enough about to sacrifice a days pay over.
Having said that, 4 months in and my manager has already given me the go ahead to apply for another promotion. Guess being the only person under 30 gives me the edge, because what I considered a basic knowledge of excel functions turns out to be far beyond anything anyone else on this project knows, including the Grade 7's designing it.