—– I first used songwriters and reporters when I lost a temporary job at a light assembly copack plant. I took an easy quick-money low-pay job through a staffing firm. And several of the workers said I should move my skill level up. Then wanted me to calibrate the weighing machines, clear the assembly machines of jams and load packing tape into the packing machines. [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]
—– But a different side of the assembly line wanted their favorite to do all of that. My supporters packaged all of the preferred tasks, and cheered me to learn and do them. But that same bundle of preferred tasks was obvious to my opponents; so my opponents pushed their favorite in front of me all of the time. [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]
—– We were all temporary employees of the same staffing firm.
—– My pride got the best of me, since I had a BBA. I thought I deserved and was entitled to the preferred tasks of the machine operator, instead of the lower tasks of light assembly. And while I insisted that the tasks were mine, security threw me out. [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]
—– I knew that the temp company wouldn’t back me up. And I knew that their arbitration procedures wouldn’t back me up either. So I emailed the entire story to the Nashville Songwriters Association. I told them to write a song about it. Since I knew that management rarely backs me up in any conflict, I just continued to send my grievances to songwriters, authors, actors and reporters since that time. [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]