Re: 40% of Vice Presidents?
said by Badonkadonk:Sounds like a defense contractor I worked at years ago. Every relative of the CEO was a vice president... but we had a bottomless pit of money to draw from... the US Taxpayer.
What wasn't mentioned is that a large number of VPs had already been purged a couple of years ago or so. There were VPs that had no reports.
| || |said by Badonkadonk: At least I was a part of history, although the true history is hard to find now, it's been sanitized and re-written. The company I worked for GAVE the CHINESE the ability to drop a missile on a dime, anywhere in the world.
Dang. Sounds like a great gig, if you could get it.
The Chinese had great missiles... but couldn't hit anything with them. Most went straight up and came straight back down lol. They just couldn't develop the guidance systems. Under orders of then President Billy Bob Clinton... Against the say of the State Dept., The Pentagon, The CIA, our company sent a team over with not only the guidance systems, but the machines needed to make them (for a small donation of $85 million to the DNC from a company owned by the Chinese Army). After setting up the machines for a "demo", some nice Chinese soldiers, heavily armed, came into the room and said "You can leave now". When the techs moved to the machines to pack them up, rounds were chambered and the soldiers said again "you can leave NOW". The machines, boards, documentation, everything were left there.
A small article appeared in the N.Y. Times, inside seam, way in the back, while the headlines SCREAMED about the stain on Monica's dress. Sadly, that article made the DNC return the $85 million, but the topic was never written about or discussed again. In the "official" history the company was found to be a rogue company that defied export bans and went belly up. They had spent decades making billions...not a bad trade. No one went to prison or was even criminally charged. The country talked about stains and lived happily ever after. The only sad part, is my friends that were on that trip... all died young. Unexplained accidents and suicides.
It really wasn't a good company to work for...
Re: they got away from the core
said by iknow:Yeah... they USED to make great radios. If you couldn't use it to call for help, you could beat someone over the head with it and then use it to call the meat wagon lol.
why they diversified like they did, instead of staying with what they have always done best from the start, i don't know, but that is the problem. they used to make excellent semiconductors and ICs and their radios were a standard, now, they are bankrupting themselves!.
Re: FAILED and you can keep buying your crappy products from China. Any company that INCREASES jobs to China should be hated. Those same jobs could be brought back to our country. Hell, leave them in India before sending them to China.
but oh wait- As long as Google does it -it's okay right? You do realize that for doing business there Google is going to be doing WHATEVER the Chinese gov't tells them to. Otherwise- kicked back out of the country.
said by tcope:Actually, when companies MERGE or one buys the other.. the reason for the deal is it results in net job cuts.. and with how wireless and wireline are playing out today, the union jobs are on the agenda for throwing overboard at both AT&T AND VERIZON! The pro AT&T press releases were hot air and hype full of lies.. some of with they got caught in, that's why the FCC and DOJ acted to block the merger.
If AT&T has bought Moto Mobility they would have added 10,000 jobs (just like buying T-mobile would have created jobs).
Banks and Oil industries are recent examples.. Banks had a cyclical adjustment with the mergers and are recouping some of the jobs lost... Oil gained jobs.. about 50k but at the cost of tens of millions of jobs and pay cuts for others due to $4 and $5 gasoline seasonal adjustments to trash the economy.