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(Mirror.co.uk)   Boss-of-the-year takes his entire workforce of 500 people on an all-expenses-paid trip to the island of Majorca. No word on whether there were hookers and blow involved   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 63
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2012-07-14 12:13:13 PM  
Wait, he really is Boss Of The Year!
 
2012-07-14 12:14:51 PM  
Majorca sucks, filled with douchebag pikeys from England and krauts.
 
2012-07-14 12:17:08 PM  
Cheaper than giving them a good healthcare plan.
 
2012-07-14 12:17:23 PM  
No no no no, I don't no more
 
2012-07-14 12:18:09 PM  
I hear he took his blacks and Asians to Minorca.
 
2012-07-14 12:18:36 PM  
I bet they'll be visiting Majorcan bodegas where they serve fish and chips and Watney's Red Barrel...
 
2012-07-14 12:19:23 PM  

LarryDan43: Cheaper than giving them a good healthcare plan.


Funny thing about people from countries with universal health care...



Cato, 46 - marking his credit-rating firm's 15th birthday - said yesterday: "It is worth every penny for the buzz it is creating."


At least he's honest. Still seems like a win/win for everyone.
 
2012-07-14 12:19:31 PM  
www.bbc.co.uk

And then he danced and danced...
 
2012-07-14 12:19:56 PM  

0Icky0: I hear he took his blacks and Asians to Minorca.


He took his Paki employees to Noporca.
 
2012-07-14 12:20:19 PM  
The only bad thing about this is that you have to spend it with the people you work with.

LarryDan43: Cheaper than giving them a good healthcare plan.


They're from the UK. They can be found unconscious and naked on the side of the road and will get excellent health care.
 
2012-07-14 12:21:18 PM  
490 hookers and ten coke dealers
 
2012-07-14 12:21:53 PM  
/Googling Majorca to see where the fark that is.
 
2012-07-14 12:23:12 PM  
UK has rationed health care if that excellent then you have standard different the the need of the consumer in the USA.
 
2012-07-14 12:25:09 PM  
Creditsafe salesman Mark Davies said: "It's going to be great - it just shows some bosses appreciate their workforce. know how to make a brilliant marketing and PR coup."

Still, happy for the employees. Marketing that benefits that many people directly, I have no problem with.
 
2012-07-14 12:25:31 PM  

Bronzemom: UK has rationed health care if that excellent then you have standard different the the need of the consumer in the USA.


Good point.
 
2012-07-14 12:25:51 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: 0Icky0: I hear he took his blacks and Asians to Minorca.

He took his Paki employees to Noporca.


Along with his Jewish employees... the Mexican ones went to Señorca
 
2012-07-14 12:28:11 PM  
300k for 500 people? That is 600 bucks per person. Did he bus them to Majorca (even though that is not geographical possible)?
 
2012-07-14 12:28:26 PM  
From the mind ... of Majorca.
 
2012-07-14 12:34:21 PM  

sgnilward: No no no no, I don't *sniff* no more


Tired of waking up on the floor?

/FTFY
//*shakes tiny fist anyway*
 
2012-07-14 12:36:34 PM  
I seriously doubt it's a vacation, most likely a company retreat filled with team building exercises, moral boosting sessions and pointless workgroups.
 
2012-07-14 12:38:07 PM  
My boss gave me a free vacation this year too. He called it a "downsizing and restructuring" but that's just another way of saying it right?
 
2012-07-14 12:40:52 PM  
if he really is the boss of the year, there most certainly will be hookers and blow, for all!!
 
GBB
2012-07-14 12:40:53 PM  
WTF??!?!?! I've been trying to call CreditSafe for the past 3 days. No answer!!! Where is everyone!?!?!
 
2012-07-14 12:41:31 PM  

Bronzemom: UK has rationed health care if that excellent then you have standard different the the need of the consumer in the USA.


Have you ever consumed health care in the UK? No, I thought not.

Healthcare here is rationed by private, for-profit insurance companies, who make more money the more they ration it. My employer's insurance carrier (United Healthcare) earned the distinction of having the highest ratio of CEO pay to worker pay of any public company in the USA. Go private care! Where do you think that money came from, btw?

The UK's NHS is charged with delivering the most care possible within the money available, and it's actually rather good. My father has just recovered from prostate cancer and the treatment was second to none, with zero co-pays.

Assuming the GOP gets control in Washington, their key legislative priority is to keep taxes low for the rich, and lower them further ... I hope you enjoy what "trickles down" as a result

/ ignorance is bliss
 
2012-07-14 12:44:26 PM  

lucksi: 300k for 500 people? That is 600 bucks per person. Did he bus them to Majorca (even though that is not geographical possible)?


You do know that not every country in the world uses the US dollar? It's 930 bucks, and not atypical for a cheap package holiday from the UK to the Balearic Islands.
 
2012-07-14 12:46:43 PM  

illannoyin: My boss gave me a free vacation this year too. He called it a "downsizing and restructuring" but that's just another way of saying it right?


My dad ran an auto parts store for a few years. He always called it, "promoted to customer."
 
2012-07-14 12:53:12 PM  
A woman that I know just came from Majorca, Spain, she smiled because I did not understand. Then she held out a ten pound bag of cocaine, she said it was the finest in the land.
 
2012-07-14 12:54:15 PM  

illannoyin: My boss gave me a free vacation this year too. He called it a "downsizing and restructuring" but that's just another way of saying it right?


You and I both. :(

It's been one hell of a bad week...
/EIP for BIE
//I could use the cheering up :(
 
2012-07-14 01:04:21 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Cato, 46 - marking his credit-rating firm's 15th birthday - said yesterday: "It is worth every penny for the buzz it is creating."

At least he's honest. Still seems like a win/win for everyone.


Yeah, it's likely win win for everyone. He can do some half assed training while they're all there and write the whole thing off as a business expense (although I don't know shiat about Euro tax laws). Employees don't have to show it as income since it was business training. If he'd just put in their pay checks, it wold have been a much smaller amount since then it gets taxed.

Typically companies do some kind of fringe benefit for employees when they have a chunk of money they need to get rid of for tax purposes, but it isn't enough to pass out as bonuses (or for some accounting reason they can't). Most of the time the companies just bring the benefit to you, this guy likes to travel I guess.
 
2012-07-14 01:07:17 PM  
I know this makes me sound ungrateful or something, but a vacation with my whole worksite isn't exactly a reward. No matter how many of them you like, certain "work rules" will be in effect, nothing that happens there stays there, and then you're just back with the same people you now knows lots of things you'd rather have not known about. An afternoon in lieu of the office, sure. But more than that... eh.

It's like when they have a potluck at work, and you're forced to pretend to want to try the slop your idiot co-workers call food (and socialize with people you've gotten pretty good at avoiding by now) instead of just having the lunch you actually wanted to have on your own time.
 
2012-07-14 01:14:36 PM  

rubi_con_man: The only bad thing about this is that you have to spend it with the people you work with.

But if you could keep your wits about you a tremendous amount of blackmail material could be obtained. Talk about a fast track to promotions and BJ's. ;)

 
2012-07-14 01:14:59 PM  
Ha! Firefox allows me to scale down this ridiculous new Fark Fontsize! Control-just-one-notch-of-the-clitoris and it's done!
 
2012-07-14 01:21:17 PM  

Coming on a Bicycle: Ha! Firefox allows me to scale down this ridiculous new Fark Fontsize! Control-just-one-notch-of-the-clitoris and it's done!


You can do the same in IE too. Fark runs slow as fark on IE for some reason though. Can anyone explain that?

Good on this boss though. There's a company in my area, (Moser Engineering) that does the same every year. The only catch is that it is mandatory for you to go from what I've been told. They went to Cancun two years ago. Don't know where they went last year or this year.
 
2012-07-14 01:25:35 PM  
Headline: "they're worth every penny."
Article: "it's worth every penny for the [publicity] it's gotten me."

Honest boss: 1
Daily Fail: 0
 
2012-07-14 01:29:22 PM  

bim1154: /Googling Majorca to see where the fark that is.


Don't bother, it's not somewhere we'll ever need to bomb.

/assuming you're American too, the lack if geography skills makes it likely.
 
2012-07-14 01:29:43 PM  
If he is the Boss-of-the-Year, you better believe there is hookers and blow involved.
 
2012-07-14 01:33:12 PM  

Bronzemom: UK has rationed health care if that excellent then you have standard different the the need of the consumer in the USA.


The fark?
 
2012-07-14 01:37:33 PM  

Bronzemom: UK has rationed health care if that excellent then you have standard different the the need of the consumer in the USA.


if you have the money you can have any healthcare you like in the UK, just as in the US. If you have no money we'll still treat your ingrowing toenails, leukaemia, squint, haemorrhoids or mitral stenosis without a bill at the end.

Very few treatments are "rationed" and those are generally ones with unproven clinical effectiveness. Heart transplants, for example, are limited solely by the number of donor hearts available. Do insurance companies in the US fund any treatment without question or limit?
 
2012-07-14 01:40:07 PM  

Dired: I know this makes me sound ungrateful or something, but a vacation with my whole worksite isn't exactly a reward.


And how. My colleagues are nice enough people but even having dinner with them at a conference is pretty tedious. I can't imagine how horrible a week on holiday with them would be.
 
2012-07-14 01:42:10 PM  

brimed03: bim1154: /Googling Majorca to see where the fark that is.

Don't bother, it's not somewhere we'll ever need to bomb.

/assuming you're American too, the lack if geography skills makes it likely.


Cut him some slack. I wouldn't know where Majorca is, either, had I not been there once.

ParaHandy: lucksi: 300k for 500 people? That is 600 bucks per person. Did he bus them to Majorca (even though that is not geographical possible)?

You do know that not every country in the world uses the US dollar? It's 930 bucks, and not atypical for a cheap package holiday from the UK to the Balearic Islands.


You could technically get there by surface transportation. I've taken a ferry from Majorca to Barcelona (a thoroughly unpleasant experience, if I do say so myself). It's more likely that, when you book a vacation for 500 people, you get the group rate.
 
2012-07-14 01:44:25 PM  
Ah yes, British travelling : discovering new places to get into fights and throw up in the gutters.
 
2012-07-14 01:54:29 PM  

Dired: I know this makes me sound ungrateful or something, but a vacation with my whole worksite isn't exactly a reward. No matter how many of them you like, certain "work rules" will be in effect, nothing that happens there stays there, and then you're just back with the same people you now knows lots of things you'd rather have not known about. An afternoon in lieu of the office, sure. But more than that... eh.

It's like when they have a potluck at work, and you're forced to pretend to want to try the slop your idiot co-workers call food (and socialize with people you've gotten pretty good at avoiding by now) instead of just having the lunch you actually wanted to have on your own time.


Yea, this sounds more like a 4 day long working lunch than a vacation.

"Hey, I saw that your calendar was booked all day, so I scheduled this meeting over lunch. Don't worry, I ordered Jimmy Johns. The sandwich is just the way you like, it slathered in pounds of mayo and warm from sitting out for 2 hours with a bag of greasy chips."

"Thanks, I didn't want to waste that lone half hour of my day relaxing while eating the salad and fresh fruit I packed."
 
2012-07-14 01:58:31 PM  
My dumbs_it boss got a bad score on his employee satisfaction report, so he made us come up with ways to improve his score. My submission included his resignation. That didn't go over nearly as well as I thought it would.

We did suggest some morale boosters like an occasional staff lunch, etc. We finally had the first one (which was completely orchestrated by his secretary). We were told we had to bring our own food and he didn't even bother to show up. What a jacka_s.
 
2012-07-14 01:59:03 PM  

desertfool: Wait, he really is Boss Of The Year!


Obviously he's not a Libertarian.
 
2012-07-14 02:03:40 PM  

Big_Doofus: My dumbs_it boss... What a jacka_s.


I'd like to solve the puzzle!
 
2012-07-14 02:11:34 PM  

Dired: I know this makes me sound ungrateful or something, but a vacation with my whole worksite isn't exactly a reward.


Where I work, a very geeky start-up company, I would consider it a reward. My bosses and co-workers are really fun to be around.
 
2012-07-14 02:17:30 PM  
No word on Kabuto?
 
2012-07-14 02:21:47 PM  

PabloHosehead: I bet they'll be visiting Majorcan bodegas where they serve fish and chips and Watney's Red Barrel...


But they'll also get to feel more sophisticated than Americans because "they've gone to a foreign country.".
 
2012-07-14 03:17:42 PM  

Bronzemom: UK has rationed health care if that excellent then you have standard different the the need of the consumer in the USA.


Is this even English?
 
2012-07-14 03:20:14 PM  
Once they all got there, did he release them into the woods and hunt them for sport.

For man is truly, the most dangerous game
 
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