Debeo Summa Credo: These are key points. Over the long term, our economy has benefited relative to Europe and Japan's by being more flexible. Europeans and Japanese are much more reluctant to hire new people when demand increases because it is so much more difficult to let them go when it becomes necessary.
wildcardjack: Dude, you made magnetic tapes. Either you didn't read the writing on the wall or you ignored it, but about your mid 30's you should have seen the optical disk was going to completely chase you out of your job.
Sybarite: My god, I would get so much reading done.
Carn: Holy fark! They let you sit there and surf all day? You still get paid? Do they not let you pee or something? I'm not seeing the downside here.
Debeo Summa Credo: Paying people to do nothing or to do something that is worth less than you are paying them is detrimental to the economy.
mediablitz: Egoy3k: Honestly it seems like all you labor theorists haven't actually worked in a real job and have no understanding of the fact that as unfortunate as it is sometimes people get laid off. Life happensMore often than not, the layoff has ZERO to do with how well the person was doing their job. Saying "hey, shiat happens!" shows the American mentality towards workers as sub-human. Easily tossed aside.But boy oh boy, leave a job with no notice, and what a horrible person you are, leaving the company stuck like that!It's amazing how well corporate America has brainwashed so many. And you hear the "older" generation biatching about how Gen X'ers don't have the "work ethic" anymore. That's because they have seen the crap stain that is "corporate honesty", and don't fall for the "be loyal to your company" bullshiat.
Silly_Sot: Anything else is childish naivete.
Sin_City_Superhero: Sony also said that it offered workers early retirement packages that are generous by American standards: in 2010, it promised severance payments equivalent to as much as 54 months of pay.4 1/2 years of severance pay. That does seem like a pretty generous offer, to me.
Egoy3k: Honestly it seems like all you labor theorists haven't actually worked in a real job and have no understanding of the fact that as unfortunate as it is sometimes people get laid off. Life happens
durbnpoisn: So, in my very disgruntled opinion, I think it absolutely sucks that companies of any size are legally allowed to lay people off.
ds_4815: Raging Thespian: Sybarite: My god, I would get so much reading done.Or so you think...[www.martyafterdark.com image 540x405]By ONE BLOODY SECOND, you schmuck.
PunGent: Here's a crazy idea: a government and/or private sector initiative to retrain obsolete workers with modern skills.Offer him half-tuition or something; cheaper than paying him to sit in a room...farking waste./crazy idea is crazy//probably socialist, too
r1niceboy: rnatalie: My company just outright fired me as the highest paid, most senior employee (having worked there for 23 years). Essentially I got a phone call while I was on vacation telling me not to come backIn America we'd rather pay useless people a little than competent people more.
rnatalie: My company just outright fired me as the highest paid, most senior employee (having worked there for 23 years). Essentially I got a phone call while I was on vacation telling me not to come back
Debeo Summa Credo: Over the long term, our economy has benefited relative to Europe and Japan's by being more flexible.
Nhojwolfe: Geesh a company being held accountable for the employees that helped them get where they are.We must get rid of this immediatly.
bdub77: "I won't leave," Mr. Tani said. "Companies aren't supposed to act this way. It's inhumane."The Holocaust is inhumane. North Korean prison camps are inhumane. You are simply irrelevant and don't wish to go out and find a new job. And that's cool, but not inhumane.
ds_4815: Sybarite: My god, I would get so much reading done.Until...[2.bp.blogspot.com image 320x218]
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