Sep 28

The Strike at IBM in Second Life is Absurd

Category: IBM, Strike by Stone Culdesac

Or so says The Center for Union Facts. They said they laughed about it and then decided to go check it out and since the strikers were doing this on their own time and their own computers, it wasn’t a real strike. They said most just stood around typing platitudes and one female character had rockets for breasts. ;)

Well, it looked like a strike to me, but I have never been part of a real strike, what do workers at a real life strike do that is different, other than doing it on company time?

This strike will be considered a success for the Italian workers at IBM because all they really wanted was the attention and the press, which they got from sites like this one and many others. They got IBM’s attention and the attention of the press, which is what real life strikes do as well, correct? Hell, employers probably would like these better as they loose no company time.

“The strike is absurd because it’s not a real strike if they are doing it on their own time and their own computers,” Tim Miller of the Center for Union Facts wrote The Skinny.

“After we finished laughing at the absurdity of a 2nd life strike—we decided to check it out at IBM’s Second Life headquarters and give the picketers a little dose of UnionFacts.com,” the Union Facts blogger wrote.

“All in all, we must report being disappointed in the verve of the virtual strikers. Most just stood around typing platitudes,” Union Facts posted in a blog about the strike. “One
female character had rockets where breasts should be.” Source: Second Life Strike Draws Guffaws from Union Watchdog Group

Here is a sign they showed up with.

Virtual Picketers Met with Real Facts—Union Facts

We decided to check out the “strike” at IBM’s Second Life headquarters and give the picketers a little dose of UnionFacts.com. So we sent in our own virtual counter-protester — complete with slogan and sign.

It is just another day on the virtual picket line for CUF, but now we’ve got a big, honking’ sign. That’ll show ‘em. Source: Virtual Picketers Met with Real Facts—Union Facts

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