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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 39
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2013-12-03 07:34:50 PM  
7 votes:
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 11:48:58 PM  
6 votes:
And I'll bet that CEO honestly believes that he is well liked by his employees....
2013-12-04 12:40:19 AM  
4 votes:

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 12:21:49 AM  
4 votes:

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 12:15:06 AM  
4 votes:

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 12:14:31 AM  
4 votes:
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 01:41:03 AM  
3 votes:

mainstreet62: 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.


designyoutrust.com
2013-12-04 12:41:05 AM  
3 votes:
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 09:40:46 AM  
2 votes:

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 01:23:53 AM  
2 votes:
Gee. Sure would be a shame if it got keyed.

A lot.
2013-12-04 01:14:06 AM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-12-04 12:50:51 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:42:20 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:37:31 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:36:33 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:33:03 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:13:39 AM  
2 votes:

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.
2013-12-03 09:49:13 PM  
2 votes:

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
2013-12-04 12:32:43 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:37:31 AM  
1 votes:

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 08:58:50 AM  
1 votes:

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 08:25:05 AM  
1 votes:

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 08:11:15 AM  
1 votes:

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 07:43:03 AM  
1 votes:
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 06:11:13 AM  
1 votes:
He has to sleep sometime.
2013-12-04 02:59:36 AM  
1 votes:

Lunchlady: Funny.

I just got laid off 2 days ago myself.


That's not funny.
2013-12-04 02:49:14 AM  
1 votes:

log_jammin: working people don't buy their product because their products are not made for working people.


Industrial diesel engines AREN'T for working people? Who the hell are they for, then? Are people buying them as objets d'art?
2013-12-04 02:44:06 AM  
1 votes:
untaken_name:


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

Probably, because then the day when poor people kill the rich people and take their stuff comes a little closer.
2013-12-04 02:35:37 AM  
1 votes:
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!
2013-12-04 01:25:50 AM  
1 votes:

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
2013-12-04 12:50:05 AM  
1 votes:

TheHappyCanadian: lol thanks unions


Really? I don't think this is a union problem.
2013-12-04 12:42:55 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:33:51 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:33:44 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:20:47 AM  
1 votes:
RTFA. He's not the boss. He's a Bob.

i.imgur.com
These Bobs.

i.imgur.com
Not these Bobs.
2013-12-04 12:16:27 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:16:06 AM  
1 votes:
Firing 45 employees has got to be hard. He just needed something to ease his pain.
2013-12-03 07:54:07 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:43:38 PM  
1 votes:
Oh, wait, it's not even in the USA?

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