Fark_Guy_Rob: I really don't understand this mentality that so many people seem to have. 'A company is profitable, therefore, employees can't be fired!'
inclemency: Some great posts in this thread(Rik01, Diogenes, et al).Also some unsurprising zero-sum capitalist mentality posts.This is an unsurprising story, in that it is not unique. This saddens me.Corporate greed, and individual greed with intentionally dulled empathy is an illness. A serious illness that has repeated itself through history. Perhaps it is our fate. But I feel pretty good about how I make what little money I do (from a moral perspective) and will never have to apologize for it.Thank heavens I never got a real taste of it... I have an addictive personality and would hate to hate myself more than I do./fark money worshippers
Skyd1v: sure haven't: Employees don't make the company happen, employees are an annoying cost. A liability that needs to be eradicated. If every company did away with these "employees", they would save millions to distribute to lottery-winning upper executives.We'll get there someday. For now though, we can only cut bit by bit. Soon though, every company will gloriously be employee-free, and will finally be able to make the board even richer. It will be paradise.Good post. An entertaining use of sarcasm/snark.My problem, anecdotally, is I see this IRL at the company I work for all the time over the last couple of years. I work on the executive floor ( just a drone though ) and overhear a lot of meetings on how to "reduce employee expense". Since we are a service based company, one would think crapping on the very people providing the services we sell wouldn't be considered, but, here we are.
Linux_Yes: HotIgneous Intruder: Yay banks!Yay capitalists!/Fark Wells Fargo - Wachovia.i pulled my money out of Wachovia bank (later bought out by wells farko) right after the 2008/09 wall street bank stunt, and put it in a Federal Credit Union.and i've never since looked back. very happy with my choice. now, i don't have to feed f*cking stockholders any of my money.
Fark_Guy_Rob: If Wells Fargo felt it could be MORE profitable without 5,500 employees - it should either fire those 5,500 or reduce their pay.If an employee thinks they could make more money WITHOUT their job, or at another job - they should either quit or demand an increase in pay.I really don't understand this mentality that so many people seem to have. 'A company is profitable, therefore, employees can't be fired!'I worked for a company where the CEO felt the company was a big, happy family. As nobody was ever let go. But there was so much dead weight. But we were profitable....right until we weren't. Then, it was already too late. Laid off 1/4th of the staff, but they seemed to know exactly which 1/4th wasn't contributing....and I swear to God, productivity went up! Now, maybe I'm biased, but I swear, things were BETTER. As in, these people weren't just NOT contributing, they were actively impeding work.Still, at that point, they company was so far gone, it didn't matter. I think it was 3 months more and the company declared bankruptcy and laid off almost another 1/2 of the employees.....while everyone who wasn't let go had started sending out resumes and even more people started to trickle out.
HotIgneous Intruder: Yay banks!Yay capitalists!/Fark Wells Fargo - Wachovia.
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