|reply to lakerfan82 |
Re: pain in their side
Uh, let's see. A corporation is not responsible to anyone. If it goes bankrupt, the people who ran it into the ground are not punished. It's the employees who worked hard for the company who suffer. The upper management still get their bonuses and jump to a ship not sinking.
If the company is profitable, they'll seek ways to be more profitable, at the expense of their employees and often times the expense of society.
A human individual is responsible for themselves. Hoarding money doesn't affect anyone but themselves and their personal bank account. Going bankrupt doesn't hurt anyone but themselves and their family. On a micro scale, an individual has no real effect on society.
And here's the difference between a sane person with a sense of responsibility and investors like yourself. You want the government to pass socialist legislation that protects your company and its investments. But you don't want the government to pass laws that force the same company to temper its profit outlook with responsibility towards the society it leeches its profits from.
If we were talking about a small company laying off a few workers because of bad business, no one would have a problem with that. It's tough, it's sad, but there isn't a choice.
When a GIANT CORPORATION is laying off THOUSANDS in the MIDDLE OF A RECESSION while MAKING RECORD PROFITS, it's obviously not worried about the societal repercussions, nor is it worried about the individuals who worked so hard to support themselves.
It's this "profit at all costs!" greed that led us into recent financial ruin in the first place. Apparently very few have learned their lessons.
wifi4milezBig Russ, 1918 to 2008. Rest in Peace
New York, NY
Enough of this "welfare state" entitlement nonsense......
I dont think anyone here will argue that it SUCKS to lose your job. I dont think anyone here doesnt feel sorry for people who get/got laid off. HOWEVER, this socialist entitlement garbage has got to stop. Verizon is a corporation that exists solely to make money. They arent a non profit, they arent here to give readers of this forum the "warm and fuzzy". Sometimes people get fired, replaced, or simply have their positions eliminated altogether. Thats life, and sometimes life isnt all peaches and cream. These sensational news stories (thinly veiled propaganda) serve no purpose other than to cause certain groups of people to get all excited about nothing. The idea that everyone is entitled to a 'job for life' is absurd, lets not forget that the Soviets tried that and look how it turned out......
Obama = Jimmy Carter part 2
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|reply to firephoto |
Re: Not Alone.
yeah there's a great idea... we wouldn't have anywhere close to half of the products you and I enjoy everyday if it weren't for investors! Who do you think helped verizon pay for their fios network? Do you think this stuff all just happens with magic? People, and companies, need investors so they can fund massive products and projects just like fios... by the way, who do think is "this guy making billions?" Its actually A VERY LARGE group of everyday people like you and me investing in stocks and mutual funds!!!
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|reply to openbox9 |
said by openbox9:Agreed. If your job is no longer needed - goodbye. The fact they are posting "record profits" is irrelevant.
If VZ no longer requires the employees, what should they do with them? Keep paying them out of the kindness of its heart?
|reply to tdouglas22 |
Employment is contingent upon many factors, one of which is a need for your services. If that need disappears, then so does employment.
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|reply to don1p2 | and goodbye.
This is how to do it.
"We stop workers for you!"
"We never stop working, we just lay off our workers, for you!"
My condolences to those who are, or are about to get canned.
|reply to burner50 |
Re: Not Alone.
For chrissakes, Bode, you never quit do you? Just what is your problem with the concept of "profit"? You, Obama, and your buddy, Che.
Your leftist act is wearing thin.