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(Daily Star)   Sad: Boss fires 45 people from company just before Christmas. Fark: The same day he shows up driving a brand new $300,000 Ferrari   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line 174
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2013-12-03 07:34:50 PM  
A spokesman for the Unite union said his behaviour was "insensitive at best".

You know who else was 'insensitive'?
www.bartleby.com
 
2013-12-03 07:43:38 PM  
Oh, wait, it's not even in the USA?

How can we blame Obama for this?  Or the Republicans?
 
2013-12-03 07:54:07 PM  

Earguy: Oh, wait, it's not even in the USA?

How can we blame Obama for this?  Or the Republicans?


Green it to the Politics tab and find out.
 
2013-12-03 08:16:28 PM  

Nabb1: Earguy: Oh, wait, it's not even in the USA?

How can we blame Obama for this?  Or the Republicans?

Green it to the Politics tab and find out.


*bookmark*
 
2013-12-03 09:49:13 PM  

phlegmmo: 'insensitive'


Peasants tend to be 'insensitive' when showing the heads of  the aristocracy to their relatives. Just sayin'

/not that there's anything wrong with that
 
2013-12-03 11:20:15 PM  

Earguy: Oh, wait, it's not even in the USA?

How can we blame Obama for this?  Or the Republicans?


Who cares, just post hot chicks please.
 
2013-12-03 11:48:58 PM  
And I'll bet that CEO honestly believes that he is well liked by his employees....
 
2013-12-04 12:11:26 AM  
Insensitive, for sure.    But it's his money.
/ also an F50, not a 458 in the pic.
 
2013-12-04 12:13:39 AM  

Weaver95: And I'll bet that CEO honestly believes that he is well liked by his employees....


Um, the guy in the story isn't the CEO.  He's a former director hired on as a consultant.
 
2013-12-04 12:14:31 AM  
And the pissed off, broke at Xmas ex-employee will go in and shoot the mug who drank his coffee once, and a secretary but not the owner.
 
2013-12-04 12:15:06 AM  

xiola: Insensitive, for sure.    But it's his money.


Actually, just going from recent history, the odds are pretty good its not.

/odds say it far more likely represented the sacked employees pension fund.
 
2013-12-04 12:16:06 AM  
Firing 45 employees has got to be hard. He just needed something to ease his pain.
 
2013-12-04 12:16:27 AM  

phlegmmo: A spokesman for the Unite union said his behaviour was "insensitive at best".

You know who else was 'insensitive'?
[www.bartleby.com image 400x292]


"Heh, heh. Let 'em eat cock."
www.the-tribulation-network.com
 
2013-12-04 12:17:39 AM  
lol thanks unions
 
2013-12-04 12:18:23 AM  
Can we get this guy a ride along with one of Paul Walkers buddies?

/too soon?
 
2013-12-04 12:20:47 AM  
RTFA. He's not the boss. He's a Bob.

i.imgur.com
These Bobs.

i.imgur.com
Not these Bobs.
 
2013-12-04 12:21:17 AM  

ShawnDoc: Weaver95: And I'll bet that CEO honestly believes that he is well liked by his employees....

Um, the guy in the story isn't the CEO.  He's a former director hired on as a consultant.


I bet his name is Dave, and he loves Michael Bolton.
 
2013-12-04 12:21:20 AM  
IN YOUR FACE, PROLES!!!
 
2013-12-04 12:21:49 AM  

xiola: Insensitive, for sure.    But it's his money.



It may have been his money, but his actions shows he is a complete douche-nugget.  And since the company is defending him, I'd say this is the kind of company that doesn't actually give a shiat about the employees.

Unfortunately, the company doesn't make anything I need to boycott.  They make diesel engines.
 
2013-12-04 12:22:39 AM  
*insert thinly veiled endorsement of violence here*
 
2013-12-04 12:23:23 AM  

Ivan the Tolerable: xiola: Insensitive, for sure.    But it's his money.

Actually, just going from recent history, the odds are pretty good its not.

/odds say it far more likely represented the sacked employees pension fund.


Good point.   In my next life I want to come back as a consultant.  All the reward, none of the responsibility.
 
2013-12-04 12:27:13 AM  
grizzlybomb.com
 
2013-12-04 12:30:10 AM  
I might very well be incited to pee all over, or in if possible, that car if that had happened to me.


/ dude, you just farked up your Ferrari
// It wasn't mine..
/// obscure?
 
2013-12-04 12:32:15 AM  

ShawnDoc: Weaver95: And I'll bet that CEO honestly believes that he is well liked by his employees....

Um, the guy in the story isn't the CEO.  He's a former director hired on as a consultant.



And I'll bet that neither could give two farks whether the help likes him or not.
 
2013-12-04 12:33:03 AM  

super_grass: *insert thinly veiled endorsement of violence here*


F*ck the veil.

I'm all over violence here, and the more overt the better. Go, terrorists, go.
 
2013-12-04 12:33:44 AM  
This happened at the company I worked for eleven years ago. The owners later turned out to be engaging in financial chicanery, and their company went bankrupt... right after I left for another firm.
 
2013-12-04 12:33:51 AM  
Yes, but one could argue that his money trickled down to the Ferrari salesman and the auto production workers at Ferrari, and his tax dollars will go in part for the laid off worker's welfare and unemployment benefits.

So, in fact, this consultant/board member is actually a good guy.  A hero, even.
 
2013-12-04 12:36:33 AM  

Ivan the Tolerable: /odds say it far more likely represented the sacked employees pension fund.


which will then be used as a reason why we shouldn't have pensions.
 
2013-12-04 12:37:31 AM  
I had a job many years ago where the owner showed up in a new Mercedes on the day they told me I was getting cut back to half time. This sort of thing is so common it's barely even worth mentioning. Anyone with an IQ higher than a sack of flour is going to resent the hell out of it, though. "Enlightened self-interest" indeed.  Capitalists truly are their own worst enemies.
 
2013-12-04 12:37:35 AM  
LIKE A BOSS.
 
2013-12-04 12:40:19 AM  

Gyrfalcon: super_grass: *insert thinly veiled endorsement of violence here*

F*ck the veil.

I'm all over violence here, and the more overt the better. Go, terrorists, go.


Terrorists. Thptpth! You really want to scare them?

img.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-04 12:40:31 AM  

Earguy: Oh, wait, it's not even in the USA?

How can we blame Obama for this?  Or the Republicans?


Study it out.
 
2013-12-04 12:41:05 AM  
He wasn't the boss, he was an efficiency consultant paid a lot of money for the sole purpose of firing people because the actual boss was a huge pussy about firings that had to be done and it was easier to pay a guy 45 employees times a month of salary than put up with paying 45 salaries for the full year it'd take the actual boss to man up.

This isn't actually an uncommon thing... and it's not a silly thing, either, from the company's perspective.  Both parties kinda win.  Well, the people that get fired don't, but generally they're  supposed to be fired or have jobs that don't actually benefit anyone.
 
2013-12-04 12:42:20 AM  
An old boss of mine did something like this. We'd been three years without a raise, the whole shop. People were grumbling a bit, mostly because it was a young company, wages were several bucks an hour under market and he'd been pleading with everyone to "bear with him" for those first couple of years. He told us at several points he was going to get everyone fixed up. Hell, the business was rolling in and everyone was working maybe 6 overtime hours a week.

Then one day he came on on a shop safety meeting and told everyone that it wasn't going to happen, again. The next day he showed up with a brand new Corvette. Three welders and half a dozen machinists walked out on the spot, including his top fitter.

Shortly thereafter, he announced a policy that, if you wanted to get paid for a holiday, you had to work the day before, and the day after, plus an extra day on the weekend to make up for the hours.
 
2013-12-04 12:42:55 AM  

SirEattonHogg: Yes, but one could argue that his money trickled down to the Ferrari salesman and the auto production workers at Ferrari, and his tax dollars will go in part for the laid off worker's welfare and unemployment benefits.

So, in fact, this consultant/board member is actually a good guy.  A hero, even.


However if an angry employee were to acquire a firearm and off this hero (heaven forbid), the money from the firearms acquisition would of course trickle down to the gun salesman and gun manufacturer, plus those sales tax dollars will also help the laid off worker's welfare and unemployment.

Furthermore, the subsequent funeral of said hero would once again inject money into the economy and trickle down to the mortician and his assistants, as well as manufacturer of said coffin, hearse rental company, and so on and so forth. PLUS the inheritance tax the hero's estate would then go to pay for welfare and unemployment benefits, not to mention the monies from the resale of the hero's Ferrari and all its trickly benefits.

Heaven forbid.
 
2013-12-04 12:43:51 AM  
Fark 'em

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-12-04 12:44:03 AM  

Notabunny: Gyrfalcon: super_grass: *insert thinly veiled endorsement of violence here*

F*ck the veil.

I'm all over violence here, and the more overt the better. Go, terrorists, go.

Terrorists. Thptpth! You really want to scare them?

[img.photobucket.com image 606x444]


Hey, she's native American. You should be nice, as her people have suffered enough.
 
2013-12-04 12:46:05 AM  

SirEattonHogg: Yes, but one could argue that his money trickled down to the Ferrari salesman and the auto production workers at Ferrari, and his tax dollars will go in part for the laid off worker's welfare and unemployment benefits.

So, in fact, this consultant/board member is actually a good guy.  A hero, even.



So, based on that, I'm thinking that the 45 people who severely trash said car as also heroes, as their actions will allow the trickle-down of money from the rich insurance company to some body-shop owner and his employees.

Repeatedly.
 
2013-12-04 12:50:05 AM  

TheHappyCanadian: lol thanks unions


Really? I don't think this is a union problem.
 
2013-12-04 12:50:44 AM  

spiralscratch: So, based on that, I'm thinking that the 45 people who severely trash said car as also heroes, as their actions will allow the trickle-down of money from the rich insurance company to some body-shop owner and his employees.

Repeatedly.


Plus, someone has to support the hopi revenge mask industry...

//it's a small-margin niche..
 
2013-12-04 12:50:51 AM  

Phony_Soldier: Hey, she's native American. You should be nice, as her people have suffered enough.


And really, that's still the best thing you've got to use against her.

/The GOP is so boned in 2016.
 
2013-12-04 12:53:02 AM  

super_grass: *insert thinly veiled endorsement of violence here*


We're all thinking about the perfect christmas gift for Clark Griswold.

I don't think he asked for a veil this Christmas.
 
2013-12-04 12:55:06 AM  
Sad: Submittard doesn't know the difference between "boss" and "consultant."  His enlightenment will come at his sacking.
 
2013-12-04 12:55:26 AM  
bdub77  spiralscratch:

The demise of this hero and/or his car as mentioned in your respective scenarios would also provide an entertaining Fark link, which while has no monetary value, it would still in fact be: priceless.
 
2013-12-04 12:55:37 AM  
Funny.

I just got laid off 2 days ago myself.
 
2013-12-04 01:00:24 AM  

SirEattonHogg: bdub77  spiralscratch:

The demise of this hero and/or his car as mentioned in your respective scenarios would also provide an entertaining Fark link, which while has no monetary value, it would still in fact be: priceless.


I would probably realistically be more in the favor of the "finding a stranger in the Alps" option.

Probably.
 
2013-12-04 01:00:44 AM  

SirEattonHogg: bdub77  spiralscratch:

The demise of this hero and/or his car as mentioned in your respective scenarios would also provide an entertaining Fark link, which while has no monetary value, it would still in fact be: priceless.


Huh...seems like there's a common view here. We all seem to like fark.
 
2013-12-04 01:06:11 AM  
img.pandawhale.com

Really. It sucks, but that's life. It's not fair.
 
2013-12-04 01:06:25 AM  

bdub77: SirEattonHogg: Yes, but one could argue that his money trickled down to the Ferrari salesman and the auto production workers at Ferrari, and his tax dollars will go in part for the laid off worker's welfare and unemployment benefits.

So, in fact, this consultant/board member is actually a good guy.  A hero, even.

However if an angry employee were to acquire a firearm and off this hero (heaven forbid), the money from the firearms acquisition would of course trickle down to the gun salesman and gun manufacturer, plus those sales tax dollars will also help the laid off worker's welfare and unemployment.

Furthermore, the subsequent funeral of said hero would once again inject money into the economy and trickle down to the mortician and his assistants, as well as manufacturer of said coffin, hearse rental company, and so on and so forth. PLUS the inheritance tax the hero's estate would then go to pay for welfare and unemployment benefits, not to mention the monies from the resale of the hero's Ferrari and all its trickly benefits.

Heaven forbid.


But none of that, of course, can replace the value of what was lost: One true, red-white-and-blue, American hero, fighting to the end for the greatest nation on God's green earth.

/And then some kid breaks his widow's window, and the trickling starts anew!
 
2013-12-04 01:14:06 AM  
Well, if those 45 employees were more bootstrappy, maybe THEY'D have a Ferrari.

What?  The "bootstraps" path to success is garbage and it's more dependent on who you know, rather than how hard you work?

Never mind.
 
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