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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 11:13:23 AM  

stirfrybry: 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.


So you never pay attention to shat actual republicans actually say.

Link
 
2013-12-04 11:18:57 AM  
One year at a job, our boss sprang for a lavish holiday party for us:  a dinner cruise around Baltimore harbor,
but didn't actually attend.

A week after Christmas, we had a 3pm Friday meeting where he announced our office was being closed and
all of us were to be laid off.
 
2013-12-04 11:24:45 AM  

Trance354: worked for a niche start-up soda company for a while several years ago.  They are in some of the box stores now, but those first few years were lean.  The whole of the company was myself, one other factory hand, the advertisement/accountant guy, and the owner.  Worked our collective asses off.  Boss didn't collect a salary.  Paid for food and such from the company slush fund.  He wasn't eating well, either, and he drank a lot of the company soda, from the bottles that didn't make it to the label machine for one reason or another(...and beer; raging pre-alcoholic).  He was, IMHO, what bosses should be, in terms of sacrifice for the company.  He ran with the company, put his blood, sweat and tears(and a ton of swearing) into the job, and it is finally paying dividends.  While I am somewhat sad about leaving, I couldn't stay with a boss who swore that much, lost his cool so often, or came in drunk from the night before so many times.  I can still see him beating the soda processing machine with a wrench when it broke down.  He kept wondering why it broke so often.

/got a call 3 months after quitting; double my salary, full benefits, 40+ hours per week, because they kept getting layabouts in the hiring process
//not worth it, for the reasons stated above
///stop hitting the damn machine!


There is no winning being the boss and that isn't a position to be in if you are a people-pleaser. What people don't realize is that while some actions may seem callous and insensitive, decisions must be made for the collective health of the company. Sometimes, that involves letting some people go so everyone can keep their job. Being a business owner will likely have a very long range payout. You might not even benefit from the fruits of your labor in your lifetime, but instead your children or grandchildren will. The guy in TFA appears to be a doucher, but most people have no earthly idea what it takes to run a company. While your former boss may have just been hot-headed, the amount of stress and pressure he was under could have very well been the cause of his problems.
 
2013-12-04 11:31:06 AM  

Giltric: 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.


http://www.gov.uk/redundant-your-rights

hint: British English, and American English are slightly different. for example....in American English we would say "lay off". in British English they would say their jobs are being made "redundant".
 
2013-12-04 11:33:01 AM  

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


I think you're being intentionally obtuse. The workers were fired, their current state is one of redundancy. This is not a reflection of their previously having been sitting around getting paid for nothing.

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


It's nothing of the sort. We have no information on the economic performance of Lister Petter prior to the redundancies nor of their ongoing impact on the company's growth. It is likely that short-term losses have been reduced, but if the company is unable to bid for a future contract, or unable to complete an existing contract on time and on budget, owing to its reduced workforce (and I can give you dozens of examples of that, The Butterley Company being one close to my heart) the long term impact on growth of workforce reduction may not prove positive.
 
2013-12-04 11:34:43 AM  

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


oh wow!

double down Giltric! tell that British guy about  English euphemisms.hilarious!
 
2013-12-04 11:39:46 AM  

kvinesknows: how exactly do they kow he jst bough it? bwas he supposed to buy another cheaper model car and drive that there instead?


Doesn't matter... Someone makes more money than them, so we're supposed to all be outraged.
 
2013-12-04 11:46:23 AM  

Gentoolive: kvinesknows: how exactly do they kow he jst bough it? bwas he supposed to buy another cheaper model car and drive that there instead?

Doesn't matter... Someone makes more money than them, so we're supposed to all be outraged.


ahh.. see I never got the memo.. my bad
 
2013-12-04 11:54:52 AM  
Yeah, those people would be much better off if he'd made his morning commute in a '93 honda civic to lay them off.
 
2013-12-04 12:01:14 PM  
Those payments aren't going to  make themselves....
 
2013-12-04 12:32:43 PM  

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.


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

0/10


How many tours you two done in the Class Wars? Seen any action or do you just sit around and biatch because life is so unfair.  I will admit I love these threads, you get all these dipshiats on here who think they can spend other peoples money better than they can by pissing it away on some broken money pit of a social program because it makes you "feel good". You know what else feels good? Plopping your ass down in a Ferrari!
 
2013-12-04 12:51:06 PM  

Onkel Buck: 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.

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

0/10

How many tours you two done in the Class Wars? Seen any action or do you just sit around and biatch because life is so unfair.  I will admit I love these threads, you get all these dipshiats on here who think they can spend other peoples money better than they can by pissing it away on some broken money pit of a social program because it makes you "feel good". You know what else feels good? Plopping your ass down in a Ferrari!


-15/10
 
2013-12-04 01:13:08 PM  
Just another responsible job creator.
 
2013-12-04 01:44:19 PM  
I hope that car was made of fire by early in the day.
 
2013-12-04 02:01:45 PM  

buckler: I hope that car was made of fire by early in the day.


That isn't English.
 
2013-12-04 02:16:39 PM  

Onkel Buck: 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.

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

0/10

How many tours you two done in the Class Wars? Seen any action or do you just sit around and biatch because life is so unfair.  I will admit I love these threads, you get all these dipshiats on here who think they can spend other peoples money better than they can by pissing it away on some broken money pit of a social program because it makes you "feel good". You know what else feels good? Plopping your ass down in a Ferrari!


You wanna know how I know you've never actually driven one?
 
2013-12-04 02:20:31 PM  

1320x1320: Yeah, those people would be much better off if he'd made his morning commute in a '93 honda civic to lay them off.


I say he made them feel worse by showing up that day in a brand new douche car.  His actions were the equivelent of rubbing salt in the wound.  So yes, they would have felt better had he made the commute in an old Honda beater.
 
2013-12-04 02:25:55 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Onkel Buck: 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.

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

0/10

How many tours you two done in the Class Wars? Seen any action or do you just sit around and biatch because life is so unfair.  I will admit I love these threads, you get all these dipshiats on here who think they can spend other peoples money better than they can by pissing it away on some broken money pit of a social program because it makes you "feel good". You know what else feels good? Plopping your ass down in a Ferrari!

-15/10


where would you say your butthurt is at?
i26.photobucket.com
Are you mad because people lost their jobs or because someone spent their own money on themselves? Maybe you can post your address so people can ask you for stuff since you seem to be rather charitable, at least you do with other peoples money.
 
2013-12-04 02:51:26 PM  
Where one spends their money is their own business.  How they got it, like it or not, is usually a lot of people's business.  And if *everybody* is just standing in line for a chance to wipe their ass with all of the things that keep the society in which they wish to be viewed as a "success" in, in working order, eventually, the Ferrari is a bigger joke than the person driving it.  Everybody likes to harrumph about "the complexities of the market" until they get a chance to f*ck the dog and show off their pelf.  All the sudden, the market is staggeringly simple.  Hooray for me, f*ck you.  But that isn't what keeps the world turning for long, is it?
 
2013-12-04 03:01:18 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: 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....


It's clearly suboptimal management. When you as a boss pull shiat like the above, a loss of productivity may occur, as might incidences of sabotage and theft. Key employees can bolt the company. While my experience of organizations is that no one is truly irreplaceable, the loss of someone really good at what they do can create headaches for a while, and also may cost the company some money.
 
2013-12-04 03:34:50 PM  
ts2.mm.bing.net
Nice car boss.
 
2013-12-04 04:47:54 PM  

Gentoolive: buckler: I hope that car was made of fire by early in the day.

That isn't English.


Makes sense to me

www.gtspirit.com
 
2013-12-04 07:53:13 PM  
Thanks, Obamacare

//haven't read the comments, but just making sure this is covered
 
2013-12-05 01:56:00 AM  

CtrlAltDestroy: 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 image 270x267]

The smell will never come out.

Theoretically, of course. Never actually do this.


I didn't mention that I would eat asparagus before doing it :)

/ your method is noted, and filed..
 
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