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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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2013-12-04 03:53:29 AM  

zepillin: untaken_name: So it would be better for poor people if rich people didn't spend any of the money they make?

It would be better for the economy if the poor had more of the rich peoples money because the poor would spend it all and the rich would then get even richer.


No, he has a point.  I mean, as soon as I can afford new tires for my minivan, ahma use the change to open a Ferrari dealership.  Can you feel the trickle?
 
2013-12-04 04:10:37 AM  

super_grass: *insert thinly veiled endorsement of violence here*


i18.photobucket.com
Lighten up, Francis.
You'll get over it.
 
2013-12-04 04:19:41 AM  
I've got a pitchfork. Anybody got a torch?
 
2013-12-04 04:25:56 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.


---

He was listed as a registered company director (with Companies House, the government agency that registers limited companies in the UK). He most likely owned the company (or a substantial part of it) and then sold it off, and retained as a consultant for a limited time.

http://companycheck.co.uk/director/906217525
 
2013-12-04 05:03:57 AM  
Anyone who drives a car like that to a place of employment is a supreme jackass.
 
2013-12-04 05:05:13 AM  
What's his fox business handle?
 
2013-12-04 05:22:09 AM  
There's no disputing that those 45 employees were the best employeees ever and this company is the worst company ever.
 
2013-12-04 05:24:29 AM  

impaler: 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.

Nailed it!

/this is what Republicans actually believe


Actually, it seems you believe your own strawman is real.
 
2013-12-04 05:30:50 AM  

Solid Muldoon: I've got a pitchfork. Anybody got a torch?


What's funny is this paltroon is precisely the sort of calloused, go go go , look at what I got, meatball middle manager that the people with actual wealth gleefully toss shiny sports car money at.  Wealthy people like camouflage.  "Ha ha, look at my f*ck you money!" pricks are very useful to wealthy people in that respect.
 
2013-12-04 05:32:44 AM  

rudemix: 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.


The owner is usually inaccessible.
 
2013-12-04 05:36:01 AM  

stirfrybry: There's no disputing that those 45 employees were the best employeees ever and this company is the worst company ever.


THEY MUST HAVE DONE SOMETHING WRONG! *snort*
 
2013-12-04 05:45:14 AM  
Better for them to get laid off before the holidays before they spend a lot of money they wont have if they got laid off after the holiday. Still sucks ass though
 
2013-12-04 05:46:05 AM  

stirfrybry: There's no disputing that those 45 employees were the best employeees ever and this company is the worst company ever.


are you kidding?

obviously those 45 employees were the WORST employees ever and this company is the greatest company in the history of freedom!
 
2013-12-04 06:07:39 AM  

OgreMagi: TV's Vinnie: Gee. Sure would be a shame if it got keyed.

A lot.

There are certain chemicals that won't be noticeable or will look like water, but will leave a lasting impression after a few days.  It would be a damn shame if someone were to spell "douche" on that car with one of those chemicals.


I heard from some guy that sun block residue from one's hand will leave a lasting color impression.  This guy said  modern (water-based) paints are not as hard as the nitro-cellulose or isocyanate paints used on older cars and that they are susceptible to an ingredient found in many sun protection products, including the sunscreen.

Now, it would be a real shame should someone
accidentally over-spray sunblock on their body while standing too close to this car.
 
2013-12-04 06:11:13 AM  
He has to sleep sometime.
 
2013-12-04 07:13:06 AM  
D*ck.
 
2013-12-04 07:13:16 AM  
It's called capitalism, people! Why do you hate our freedom?
 
2013-12-04 07:18:53 AM  

xiola: / also an F50, not a 458 in the pic.


Came here to say this, glad it was covered.

F50s are worth a quarter mil.  Not even close to a 458.
 
2013-12-04 07:22:48 AM  
What a prick. How dare he does what he wants with his own money!
 
2013-12-04 07:24:46 AM  
Umm...nobody else is a bit concerned that the article subbed is a supermarket tabloid?
 
2013-12-04 07:43:03 AM  
CSB

My director slid 50 lay off packages on to the table on the 23 of December, and said he wanted them handed out by the end of the day. I took off my badge and placed it on he table beside the envelopes and said, "your choice, you can take either the badge or the envolopes back." I bluffed and won, he took the packages back to HR and the company had to pay out stat holiday pay for all 50 employees.
 
2013-12-04 07:53:41 AM  

forgotmydamnusername: 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.


Maybe. Compared to most of the the (European) Monarchies of the last 3 centuries however, they've been FAR more successful at getting the 'plebs to fight among themselves and to vote against their own interests. This particular class of people certainly knows the value of propaganda....
 
2013-12-04 07:58:42 AM  
When I worked at Mallinckrodt, they had a huge layoff at their Maryland Heights plant just before Christmas. They called each person up to the front office and then two Maryland Heights cops walked them back to their area to get their stuff and escort them to their car.

One of the cops told the newly fired and crying lady: "Too bad for you but all this extra work is Christmas money for me and my family."
 
2013-12-04 08:00:48 AM  

Onkel Buck: What a prick. How dare he does what he wants with his own money!


And here's another guy that likes to make unwarranted assumptions.
 
2013-12-04 08:06:50 AM  

Onkel Buck: What a prick. How dare he does what he wants with his own money!


0/10
 
2013-12-04 08:11:15 AM  

WhiskeyBoy: F50s are worth a quarter mil. Not even close to a 458.


A quarter million what?? An F50 with good provenance will run you USD750k.

ELMiller: Umm...nobody else is a bit concerned that the article subbed is a supermarket tabloid?


Shhhh, the British tabloids are only wrong when they disagree with the worldview of the average Farker.
 
2013-12-04 08:13:13 AM  

untaken_name: This just illustrates the differences between people. I would probably never stop working for such a boss.


This. As long as he's not hitting you with the spanner...
 
2013-12-04 08:16:42 AM  

log_jammin: untaken_name: Industrial diesel engines AREN'T for working people? Who the hell are they for, then? Are people buying them as objets d'art?

um...no...they are for companies involved in industry. WTF are you smoking?


"Well, hell. I'd love to start up another line, and the demand really justifies it. Heck, I could employ another dozen to fifteen people, but I'm boycotting that industrial diesel engine company..."
 
2013-12-04 08:22:45 AM  
Now, who really suffers if the captains of industry think the same way as the rank & file?
 
2013-12-04 08:25:05 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: They called each person up to the front office and then two Maryland Heights cops walked them back to their area to get their stuff and escort them to their car.

One of the cops told the newly fired and crying lady: "Too bad for you but all this extra work is Christmas money for me and my family."


Cops to escort people out of their place of employment?!

#4356 in our ongoing series "Catastrophic societal dysfunction in modern day America"
 
2013-12-04 08:41:32 AM  
That's not a 458 in that first picture...not even close. Grade A reporting
 
2013-12-04 08:52:26 AM  

jso2897: Onkel Buck: What a prick. How dare he does what he wants with his own money!

And here's another guy that likes to make unwarranted assumptions.


So what's your angle?  That he bought the car with someone else's money?  I think assuming that he bought it with his money is not at all unwarranted.
 
2013-12-04 08:56:33 AM  

OgreMagi: 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.


The fact that he bought a Ferrari at all shows that he's a douche-nugget.
 
2013-12-04 08:58:50 AM  

Callous: So what's your angle? That he bought the car with someone else's money? I think assuming that he bought it with his money is not at all unwarranted.


Transference. Those less well-off assume that the better-off people got that way in life by dishonest means, or any other means except for earning it, because that's how they would do it. No working hard, staying in school, studying hard, scrimping and saving, deferment of pleasure for greater reward at a later time, going to bed early, avoiding parties. No, all of that behavior is for the nerds.

The nerds they end up working for, that is.
 
2013-12-04 09:04:49 AM  

unitednihilists: CSB

My director slid 50 lay off packages on to the table on the 23 of December, and said he wanted them handed out by the end of the day. I took off my badge and placed it on he table beside the envelopes and said, "your choice, you can take either the badge or the envolopes back." I bluffed and won, he took the packages back to HR and the company had to pay out stat holiday pay for all 50 employees.


we dont need no stinkin badges
 
2013-12-04 09:30:12 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]


Yes she is hideous, that pic scared the shiz out of me.
 
2013-12-04 09:40:46 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: I might very well be incited to pee all over, or in if possible, that car if that had happened to me.


Rookie.

- Get a whole, fresh fish or two
- Puree it with a little water
- Let it sit in an open jar in the sun for a couple of days
- Pour it into the cabin air intake at the base of the windshield

img.fark.net

The smell will never come out.

Theoretically, of course. Never actually do this.
 
2013-12-04 09:41:07 AM  
My piece-of-shiat former boss did this kinda shiat.

Made us all take a 10% pay cut to pay for this wack-ass "business coaching" cult that revolved around role playing and eastern mysticism.

Then he bought a new pool, a new harley and took his son to Europe for 2 weeks, and started doing coke.
 
2013-12-04 10:06:02 AM  
I don't understand why we haven't seen a "crazy" person with a high powered rifle shooting, one at a time, every jackass CEO of every soulless mega corporation that posts record profits while laying off employees or gouging customers by jacking up prices.

Instead we get assholes shooting up high schools.
 
2013-12-04 10:07:31 AM  

wookiemonster: [i210.photobucket.com image 640x457]


"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps!!"

Fixed
 
2013-12-04 10:20:41 AM  

dustygrimp: I don't understand why we haven't seen a "crazy" person with a high powered rifle shooting, one at a time, every jackass CEO of every soulless mega corporation that posts record profits while laying off employees or gouging customers by jacking up prices.

Instead we get assholes shooting up high schools.


CEO's are too difficult to identify. So, we ended up with the DC Sniper & Apprentice. After all, DC is the Home Office of the whole country.
 
2013-12-04 10:26:03 AM  

dustygrimp: I don't understand why we haven't seen a "crazy" person with a high powered rifle shooting, one at a time, every jackass CEO of every soulless mega corporation that posts record profits while laying off employees or gouging customers by jacking up prices.

Instead we get assholes shooting up high schools.


CEO's have armed security, schools have "Gun Free Zones".
 
2013-12-04 10:34:13 AM  

HAMMERTOE: Those less well-off assume that the better-off people got that way in life by dishonest means, or any other means except for earning it, because that's how they would do it.


Difficulty: Recent history does go at least some way to affirming that belief, at least where the financial services, legal, and accounting sectors is concerned.
 
2013-12-04 10:35:38 AM  

FarkinNortherner: is concerned.


Subject verb agreement are difficult.
 
2013-12-04 10:37:31 AM  

log_jammin: obviously those 45 employees were the WORST employees ever and this company is the greatest company in the history of freedom!


Well the article even states they were excess workers. You didn't seem to understand the concept of redundant workers which the article labeled them as. So I used a synonym. You are welcome.

Why can't you snowflakes realize that they don't give salaries for showing up.....you know...like participation trophys.

They might not have kept score in school, and it really did you guys a disservice. We keep score in the real world.

Oh wait....you guys only get upset when wealthy people get paid for nothing.

You have no principles and probably vote democrat since not a lot of communists or socialists run for office.
 
2013-12-04 10:42:53 AM  

dustygrimp: I don't understand why we haven't seen a "crazy" person with a high powered rifle shooting, one at a time, every jackass CEO of every soulless mega corporation that posts record profits while laying off employees or gouging customers by jacking up prices.

Instead we get assholes shooting up high schools.



The ones who think CEOs heads should be on pikes and want a new revolution to overthrow the corporate ruling elite also support banning firearms.


They did not think their new Red October all the way through.
 
2013-12-04 10:55:42 AM  

Giltric: You didn't seem to understand the concept of redundant workers which the article labeled them as.


You are aware that 'made redundant' is an English English euphemism for 'fired', right?
 
2013-12-04 10:59:28 AM  

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


Being liked is probably pretty low on his list of daily duties..

Haven't read far enough along yet, but is this one of them threads where we hate on business owners/bosses?
 
2013-12-04 11:09:34 AM  

FarkinNortherner: Giltric: You didn't seem to understand the concept of redundant workers which the article labeled them as.

You are aware that 'made redundant' is an English English euphemism for 'fired', right?



Yeah but the article doesn't say "made redundant" does it?


This is proof that the lefts idea of hiring people helps grow a business or economy is false.

Seems like the purchase of the Ferrari did more to stimulate the economy than these guys did by sitting around getting paid for nothing.
 
2013-12-04 11:12:53 AM  
Photo caption: "The model of Ferrari which the boss drove into work the day of the sackings"
Photo: F50, with Enzo, F40, 288 GTO in the background. (4 top-end Ferraris of modern times)
Article: Ferrari 458 Italia (currently the cheapest new Ferrari)

Thanks, Daily Fail Star
 
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