Bad day at 'The Office': Filming stops as star Steve Carell refuses to cross picket lines

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  • Noelle
    Nov. 9, 2007 10:53 a.m.

    This strike has already proven the writers' worth. Is it not abundantly clear that everything in the industry is shutting down without them?! Not to mention the effect this is going to have on other industries. The writers are obviously indespensible, and people really need to stop complaining about the fact that they simply want to get paid what they deserve--a percentage proportional to their worth--for the work they do.

    Either you like TV and therefore must appreciate the talent it took to put those stories together, or you don't. If so, you can't argue that the writers don't deserve what they're asking for. If not, you have no reason to care.

    The only people who really deserve no sympathy in this situation are the greedy networks. Sure, Steve Carell is rich. But the guy who signs Steve Carell's paychecks, whose only role is to make money off the talent of others? No comparison.

    Plus, the average staff writer is not Steve Carell. The average writer probably makes about as much as you do. And you can't tell me you've never felt like you deserve more than you were getting paid. Kudos to them for doing something about it.

  • Bob
    Nov. 8, 2007 3:14 p.m.

    Union Dinosaurs it is apparent that you have never been unfairly treated at work. If you had you would have found yourself alone against several corporate lawyers and soon found out you were powerless. You can not sue in Utah because it is a right to work state. Companies can do anything they want to you and get away with it. The only chance you might have is if you have an association or union help you. Other than that your right. You must like the idea you can be fired at any time for any reason.

  • Union Dinosaurs
    Nov. 7, 2007 7:11 p.m.

    Once upon a time organized labor saved lives, created stability, and improved the quality of life for average Americans. Unions, like buggy whips largely ceased to be beneficial, or even necessary 75 years ago.

    Today, organized labor is responsible for reducing the competitive advantage of American Products and Services. It plays a major roll is stifling competition, entrepreeneurship, and retards the need for individual excellence. While trade unions do provide quality technical training, The long-term cost of individual union membership is no bargin in comparison to other avenues of skills development. Lastly, the organized labor environment fosters corruption and graft.

    With the notable exception of public safety and life saving occupations, unions today provide little benefit to America, or Americans.

  • Boo Hoo
    Nov. 7, 2007 6:25 p.m.

    This will accelerate the death of the dinosaur. Nobody from Earth feels sorry for those smutty T.V. writers. Good riddance.

  • Matt
    Nov. 7, 2007 6:01 p.m.

    Finally, no more Ryan/Kelly drama.