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What happened to the IOS website???

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What happened to the IOS website???

Postby BellaCoola » Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:18 am

On VFC they were saying that the owner got fired from Telus for an unrelated reason. How they would know this I'm not too sure. But of course nothing was said about the site and why it was shut down. Does anybody know?



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Postby krazytwacy » Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:23 am

I doubt they got fired but I don't know what happened to the site. Just went there one day and it was gone.



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Postby Domino » Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:33 am

Don't know for sure but it may have been because it was actually violating the injunction telus got put in place. It was doing so, but I don't know if this is why it's down.



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Do we know what happened?

Postby BrianP » Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:09 pm

Looking at that VOC website I can imagine who was repsonsible if half of what I am told was happening



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Re: What happened to the IOS website???

Postby jorver » Tue Aug 30, 2005 4:13 pm

On VFC they were saying that the owner got fired from Telus for an unrelated reason. How they would know this I'm not too sure. But of course nothing was said about the site and why it was shut down. Does anybody know?
There are people on the inside sending stuff out all the time.I may not be posted but it is going around via email.



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What happened to the IOS website???

Postby raider » Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:12 pm

i do not know what happened but I was on the site when the pluge was pulled it was about 11:30pm. Iwent to go in to a thread and bang the whole site went down.



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Yeah Me to

Postby krazytwacy » Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:50 pm

Yeah me to I was so sad. :cry:



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Postby majohnson » Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:18 am

I have to say I was happy to see it go. They were involved in libelous statements about individuals....me being one of them. For the most part they went on about all the freebies they were getting and how much money they were making. One young gentleman stated how he was going to get a couple chicks with all the money he made. (sounds like he'd fit right in with the Telus Idol group) Actually I wish it would have stayed online....it showed the true character of the scabs.



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Postby BellaCoola » Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:56 am

I have to say I was happy to see it go. They were involved in libelous statements about individuals....me being one of them. For the most part they went on about all the freebies they were getting and how much money they were making. One young gentleman stated how he was going to get a couple chicks with all the money he made. (sounds like he'd fit right in with the Telus Idol group) Actually I wish it would have stayed online....it showed the true character of the scabs.
I thought the statements about the freebies were pretty childish and lame but to brand all scabs alike and say that " it showed the true character of the scabs" is like saying that all those who are picketing are a bunch of ranting idiots because of the few on VFC that rant like theres no tomorrow.



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Postby majohnson » Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:45 pm

Okay, I'll give you that BellaCoola...maybe all scabs don't want threesomes, or make libelous statements, or don't brag about their trinkets...Unfortunately being a scab in the union world is not a very good thing. Kinda like a porn star in a convent. (Not trying to make us union folks out as holy or anything....just the first analogy that came to mind...hopefully this is not an underlying problem I may have from being Catholic). I have absolutely no respect for the scabs....I will not represent a scab in the future....I will most likely not talk to a scab in the future. Just something I cannot respect no matter what reason the scab has. United we stand divided we fall. The majority spoke and the scabs can't hold true to the democratic process.



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Postby JohnDoe » Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:53 pm

If that is your thought process, and I were to subscribe to that, then since you most likely voted differently than I did in the Federal and Provincial elections, than I'm sorry, I can no longer associate with you or your kind. Give me a break, that type of talk is rediculous and small thinking. If that is the case, than I should be glad to not associate with that type of thinking.


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Postby majohnson » Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:05 pm

Once again John you're misrepresenting the facts. If you try to tell any Government that you will not abide by the rules they set out....what will happen? We have City Councilors who make bylaws. In Edmonton a recent one is you cannot smoke in public places. You didn't vote for any of them, you don't believe this is fair so you light up in a restaurant. Please explain to us all what will happen. John, you're really going to have to try and stay logical in your statements as well as sticking to facts, not nonsense. Please don't take what I say and then try to twist it into something different.

The scabs did not follow the rules and have chosen to look after themselves. I cannot respect that and this is so much different to how one votes. I do not disassociate myself from people because of their political beliefs, I disassociate myself from them because they do not follow the rules set out by this union.



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Postby !(a.scab) » Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:13 pm

I liked IOS. Yes, there was a lot of 'cheque waving' and 'trinket flashing' - but I think that's a natural reaction to being called a "f*kin' scab!" and asked "how do you live with yourself? Are your children proud of you? You realized you've sold our soul and you're going to hell?" twice a day... natural venting of the frustration - childish, yes. further the cause? no. But a natural reaction all the same.

What I LIKED about IOS though is that there seemed to be a lot of people that were keen to provide answers, look stuff up if they didn't know, and I felt their was a genuine intent to level the playingfield and look at the facts. By and large, people posted some intelligent questions, and some good information was shared.



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Postby jorver » Sat Sep 10, 2005 7:26 pm

If that is your thought process, and I were to subscribe to that, then since you most likely voted differently than I did in the Federal and Provincial elections, than I'm sorry, I can no longer associate with you or your kind. Give me a break, that type of talk is rediculous and small thinking. If that is the case, than I should be glad to not associate with that type of thinking.
being a scab is different from voting different. If a person is a crosser they have broken a trust. I will have a hard time trusting that person again. Not because of their political leanings but because they have already broken a trust with me.



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Postby Ash » Sun Sep 11, 2005 6:23 pm

being a scab is different from voting different. If a person is a crosser they have broken a trust. I will have a hard time trusting that person again. Not because of their political leanings but because they have already broken a trust with me.
A lot of people who crossed crossed because the union broke a trust with them. The BAs in Calgary and the union execs at head office neglected addressing members concerns before the strike began. Deliberate or not, they alienated and undermined their own people, and thats why so many members have crossed here.

Moral of the story. When members ask their union questions, they should be answered. When members raise concerns to their unions, they should be addressed. Had they done this, then AB would actually be as strong as the picketers are wrongfully claiming. But again, the point is moot now. if the union is around when the dust settles, they need to learn from their mistakes.


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