What was actually amazing was the number of posts from those
that consisered employees easily disposable & replacable property
rather than the most valuable asset.
So what? You have several old employees that are smokers and
the first thing that came to mind to many (FAR too many) was
how easy it would be to fire them.
Naturally, these posts were, no doubt, from those that gripe
about the lack of employee loyalty, imports robbing them of
business (while grabbing their purported "tax cuts") and praising
efforts to eliminate Social Security & adding bogus retirement plans
(not that they probably assist in providing any for *their* disposable
employees that they cannot raid).
Started new thread "On the midden" with this one.
Midden eh? Roget would be proud. I actually agree with most of what you
have to say. I stayed out of the "smoking" thread, because smoking isn't
the real issue. My experience with people who worry about whether the guy
next to them is working as hard, is that they are petty a-holes, who will
find something else to bitch about once the smoking issue is resolved.
The guys for whom the best solution is to fire the smokers, are actually
doing them a favor. The smokers will end up working in a better place.
Shop owners with the F-'em attitude rarely succeed in the long run. There
was a large shop that we sold some equipment to, where the owner was one
of those tyrants that was always running around screaming or firing
someone for something trivial. He had one employee who for the most part
ran the shop floor. I always wondered how he could stand working for this
guy. One day they have a falling out and the owner fires the guy. The
employee tells the owner he's going to put him out of business someday.
That day came about three years later when they went bankrupt. The ex-
employees shop? Bigger than the place he was fired from. Took away most
every customer within two years. I know a guy who owns a distributorship
that had pretty much the same story. This guy is the top salesman at a
company, and the owner screws him over one too many times. They have a
blow up, and he quits. He tells the owner that he's going to put him out
of business. The owner laughs at him. Five years later, the salesman has
all of the lines, all of the good employees, and is at the bankruptcy
auction of his former employer buying inventory for pennies on the
OTOH, I've worked with companies where they take the teamwork thing to
the other extreme. No one will make a decision, and no one will override
the team once they make a decision, no matter how bad the decision. The
successful places seem to find a balance. They usually have a strong
leader with some vision, and they treat the employees well and keep them
engaged in running the place. In return the employees actually care about
doing a good job, and are fairly loyal.
I don't know what any of this has to do with your twisted ideas on
welfare er Social Security. I suppose you think that the Boxer-Clinton-
Jones "No Felon Left Behind Act" will help solve the countries woes. Too
bad it's unconstitutional.
The "Count Every Vote Act". Read it. A lot of feel good hoo-ha covering up
the real intent of this act. Giving convicted criminals the right to vote.
Yup, they want to give the guy that snatches a ten year-old girl out of her
bedroom, tortures, rapes, kills her, and leaves her in a ditch the right to
vote for Hillary for president. Nice huh? They ought to read the fourteenth
ammendment sometime. Really you should read it. A lot of the hoo-ha is so
offensive to minorities I can't imagine why they would ever vote for these
three morons again.
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