Onkel Buck: bdub77: And so the rounds of layoffs at big corporations begin again.Well someone should punish them! Didnt we vote for someone who said he would do just that?
The Irresponsible Captain: Hold on, I feel that wealth trickling down right now./It's supposed to be yellow, right?
skinink: Can't understand why I keep seeing reports that the economy is gradually improving, while at the same time I see so many stories about companies laying off. My company just laid off someone who had been with the company for over 17 years. Great person and an excellent worker. Just let him go to reduce headcount.
AgentBang: Not completely relevant to the article, but this is one of the reasons why I am mystified and baffled toward adults who go to Disneyworld and love it year after year even if they don't have kids.It isn't real and it isn't magical. It's a monster that needs to be fed and shiats out what it can't use. Fark that place.
bdub77: And so the rounds of layoffs at big corporations begin again.
Nana's Vibrator: jakomo002: It's about short-term growth and profit. Quarter over quarter results.Workers are the cogs but shareholders are the bosses. If the company doesn't hit their magic number for the quarter, then they just get rid of cogs to increase profit. Some accountant says, "We fell short on our predictions so we need to reduce costs. Fire people and we'll worry about it next quarter."The funny thing here is I used to work for a company that had a specifically written mission that essentially ranked their priorities: 1. Customers 2. Employees 3. ShareholdersThen they thought it was a good idea to audit themselves on this , then they were shocked when they were hammered by their emplyees. It's always the shareholders first. There's likely not a fortune 500 company in the world that wouldn't lay off employees or raise customer prices before going in front of shareholders to tell them their profits were compromised on behalf of customers or employees. I'd be interested in hearing abnout it if I were wrong, though.
RockofAges: misanthropologist: Hokey pokey, it's like Occupy Fark in here!"Job creators" is a joke. Demand creates jobs. Not arbitrary or artificial supply.Please do tell us more about what is wrong about what the farkistanis are saying ITT.
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