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qworster

join:2001-11-25
Bryn Mawr, PA

$hit floats!

That's about it....



en102
Canadian, eh?

join:2001-01-26
Valencia, CA

Lets see... they paid him $7.4 mil in CASH, and the companies market cap is $9.08 mil. All I can say is WTF! Are they stupid!
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KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
Premium
join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK

Yes. They are.


gorehound

join:2009-06-19
Portland, ME
reply to qworster

why dont i get payed out millions ?????

big businesss is a real sick thing.one more example of stupidity and greed.

this system is broke and it needs fixing !!!!


fiberguy
My views are my own.
Premium
join:2005-05-20
kudos:3

2 recommendations

What "system"...? are you saying that government should take over and run everything? .. THAT would be a system.

They, the government that is no longer 'we the people' can't even get it's own affairs in order.. I sure hope that you're suggesting the government be the ones to "fix" the allegedly broken system.

When a company fails, such as this one, someone will ultimately come in and buy up the remains and give it a shot.. that is the system that works.

The millions this guy gets paid, in my mind, is irrelevant. Part of what went wrong with Charter was not complete incompetence, rather, the way the "system/market" works and oh yea.. "competition".. with out going into a long explanation as to the why of what I just said, I'll leave it at this for now.. but if anything, even for boobs, I am NOT about the giver-ment coming in to limit pay salaries.. besides, it's probably un-constitutional anyway.

On a side note, if ANY system needs to be fixed, its the people themselves that should look with-in to the "self-collective system".. ie: the people are not taking an active role in their own government.. until people start to care, the "system" as you speak of, is going to remain broken.


nutcr0cker

join:2003-04-02
Chandler, AZ
kudos:2

1 recommendation

Perhaps he needs a tax break. everything will work fine only if we can give more tax breaks to the filthy rich


patcat88

join:2002-04-05
Jamaica, NY
kudos:1
reply to en102

said by en102:

Lets see... they paid him $7.4 mil in CASH, and the companies market cap is $9.08 mil. All I can say is WTF! Are they stupid!
Time for me to refinance my house and buy Charter for the heck of it

Pv8man

join:2008-07-24
Hammond, IN

1 recommendation

reply to gorehound

Ya, I understand what you are trying to say.

but I don't think that Gov can do any better.

Sometimes, I pray some of these companies would finally fail...

so they can be done with, so someone else can fill in it's place and try.


sonicmerlin

join:2009-05-24
Cleveland, OH
kudos:1
reply to fiberguy

Actually the people do take an active role in government, in the form of consumer groups and activists. It's the politicians who don't really care what those consumer groups have to say, as they depend on the money and support given to them by big corporations.

You can't expect a nation of hundreds of millions of voters to pay attention to every detail and elect only the perfect candidate. That's if there even is a "perfect" candidate, considering the usual 2 party system.

Competition didn't down Charter. They hardly face any real competition. All it requires is a minimal amount of basic management skills for a company in their position to be profitable. It truly was gross incompetence.

A good example of how incompetent these large ISPs are is Cogeco. Its attempts to go international utterly failed, as they were quickly driven out of the foreign market by much tougher competition in the form of competently run companies.

Most of these ISPs would go under very quickly with the massive overhead and bonuses they spend their finances on year after year if they actually had to face real competition.



jadinolf
I Love You Fred
Premium
join:2005-07-09
Ojai, CA
kudos:8
Reviews:
·DSL EXTREME
reply to patcat88

said by patcat88:

said by en102:

Lets see... they paid him $7.4 mil in CASH, and the companies market cap is $9.08 mil. All I can say is WTF! Are they stupid!
Time for me to refinance my house and buy Charter for the heck of it
Just take a loan for $38 and buy it.
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fiberguy
My views are my own.
Premium
join:2005-05-20
kudos:3

1 recommendation

reply to sonicmerlin

People take a role in government? Um... I strongly disagree with you.. you may want to look up the number of eligible voters and how many of them actually show up to the polls to vote. Not to mention, it's more than just voting.. as for activists and consumer groups? ... or as I call them, special interests.. they think about themselves and the people that think like they do. All those groups do is usually cause more problems. Activists are THE worst.. any idea how much progress gets held up as we study the habits of the spotted tree frog before actually building up much needed infrustructure?

And - I DO expect voters to pay attention to detail.. that's part of the responsibility and privileged of voting.. however, people are idiots - plain and simple. They vote on the same wedge issues all the time. Remember the comment about clinging to guns and religion? ... that couldn't have been said better. People think that this country is going to be fine as soon as you keep the gays out of the way, stop unborn baby killing, keep prayer in schools, and social security - gotta keep the old people interested too.

Competition DID have a roll in Charters issues.. when you have satellite, which is competition, offering a service cheaper damn near over night, it quickly erodes an already off-guard cable operator such as charter who largely serves rural areas.

There is real competition in this country - maybe not in your view.. but there IS competition in this country.. competition and offerings are subjective to the environment around it. This country is NOT Japan, it's NOT South Korea or China, it's NOT any other country that Utopian's here want.. in the U.S., OUR system has competition when it comes to video - many people have three choices and they exercise them all the time.

You talk about running a company is being so simple.. I hope you never find yourself in that position becuase you'd be the next BBR article being bashed by every arm chair quarterback on the site. Running a corporation is not "simple".. its quite complicated.. and while the company went down on this guys' watch doesn't mean that he was an idiot..



DarkLogix
Texan and Proud
Premium
join:2008-10-23
Baytown, TX
kudos:3
reply to patcat88

ya go for it
you could revolutionize the Cable ISP business


wentlanc
You Can't Fix Dumb..

join:2003-07-30
Maineville, OH
reply to fiberguy

You know... I read gorehound's post back about 7 times now... and I fail to find where he said "The systems needs to be fixed by the government!!". Perhaps you need a nice happy pill today???

cw


Core0000
Premium
join:2008-05-04
Somerset, KY
Reviews:
·Time Warner VOIP
reply to fiberguy

I agree with everything you said, except where you said the CEO of charter is not an idiot.

A CEO to some degree is like the captain of a ship. HE really is top dog as far as bringing about change's, and new implementations.

Anyways, as Larry Winget says. "Result's do not lie."

And I think that's a golden rule, when viewing everything. Results really do not lie. And that's a fact.



cork1958
Cork
Premium
join:2000-02-26
reply to sonicmerlin

"You can't expect a nation of hundreds of millions of voters to pay attention to every detail and elect only the perfect candidate. That's if there even is a "perfect" candidate, considering the usual 2 party system."

No,
I may not be able to expect that, but I surely could expect that nation of millions to not be so stupid as to do something as stupid as electing dip shit Presidents like the most recent Bush twice or his dad even once!

There is just flat out so much corruption in the world, it will NEVER be right again, if it ever was!
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