frankieb: it stands a better chance of getting some problems solved than just doing nothing and waiting for Metro to fix things. In case you were unaware we've been on a pay-freeze for years without even a cost of living allowance (COLA) while the senior management keeps talking about all the financial records we're breaking. We're the people who actually make money at the zoo and we can't afford to eat there (we don't get a meal allowance, just 25% off food.McDonald's offers 50% and is a for-profit company with food much less expensive than that at the zoo).
So yeah, maybe it won't "fix all out problems", maybe you could let me know what would fix even some of our problems (other than the pat and completely idiotic suggestion of "go find work somewhere else" because giving up and moving on is such a great plan for the world, isn't it?).
The Oregon Zoo and METRO uses the term "Temp" one anyone they can in order to skirt basic obligations both to the employee and to the public.
There are folks at the Zoo who have been working there for over a decade and still called "temporary" employees. The zoo is open 364 days a year with some seasons with more staff needed than others but they always have to have a basic number of people to offer basic services and these people are not "temps" in any true sense of the term.
The health of those serving you is tied directly to your health and that of your family.
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