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petegz28
09-21-2010, 09:02 PM
In a cynical way I think it humurous to see companies today struggling, begging for Fed Gov help, bitching about the economy, etc.

Why is it funny? Well, just in a nutshell look at it this way, the large companies over the last several years have shipped more and more jobs out of the country. Then in the last few years they started laying off people by the 10's of 1,000's at a time.

Now look at them? Bitching because they have no business. Because they aren't growing. Well, WTF do you expect, assholes? They laid off all these people and now are complaining that the economy sucks and business isn't good. WOW! WTF didn't see that coming?

Imagine the surprise on some of these corporate schmucks' face when they realize that even though the small business owner that did not work for them had to quit being a customer of their company because they took away his business by laying off everyone?!?!? And then he in turn had to lay people off which took away even more customers for said business.Too bad the rich, dumbasses won't get it.

The symbiotic relationship between customers and employees seems to be lost on some of our allegedly brightest minds in the country.

It truly is sad, but we must find humor in it somehow to make it through all this without going over the edge.

So just to recap, larger coporations eliminate millions of jobs then bitch that the economy is bad. And for what? To appease some schmuck with a calculator every 3 months.

Ok, rant off.

BucEyedPea
09-22-2010, 09:50 AM
It's not all their fault. This was due to globalists in both parties policies. Some of them were heads of large corporations but not all.

petegz28
09-22-2010, 09:53 AM
It's not all their fault. This was due to globalists in both parties policies. Some of them were heads of large corporations but not all.

I think you are taking this a little more serious than I intended. The fact is, these companies laid off millions of people and are now crying about a bad economy.

It's pretty simple math when you get down to it. You laid off your consumer base and now cry because you have no consumers. :banghead:

BucEyedPea
09-22-2010, 09:54 AM
I think you are taking this a little more serious than I intended. The fact is, these companies laid off millions of people and are now crying about a bad economy.

It's pretty simple math when you get down to it. You laid off your consumer base and now cry because you have no consumers. :banghead:

Which came first the chicken or the egg? What would you expect them to do?

petegz28
09-22-2010, 09:55 AM
Which came first the chicken or the egg? What would you expect them to do?

Hmm, that's a tough one, BEP. How about quit focusing on running your business 3 months at a time?

BucEyedPea
09-22-2010, 09:56 AM
Hmm, that's a tough one, BEP. How about quit focusing on running your business 3 months at a time?

That goes back to govt policy too. Policy has consequences in how businesses run.

petegz28
09-22-2010, 10:01 AM
That goes back to govt policy too. Policy has consequences in how businesses run.

Bullshit. That goes directly to corporations trying to appease a Wall St. analyst every quarter. They cut off their nose to spite their face to make a guy with a calculator happy in fear of him selling their stock. Let him sell the stock, when the company eventually shows great profits instead of mediocre, he will come back or miss out.

VAChief
09-22-2010, 06:00 PM
Bullshit. That goes directly to corporations trying to appease a Wall St. analyst every quarter. They cut off their nose to spite their face to make a guy with a calculator happy in fear of him selling their stock. Let him sell the stock, when the company eventually shows great profits instead of mediocre, he will come back or miss out.

The saddest part is this isn't exactly new thinking...I worked for similar "brainiacs" 20 years ago in the medical/pharmaceutical industry...the only thing that mattered was quarterly profits, even if you had to fudge your accounting to meet goals...quality was secondary, long term investment? Who cares they'll be with a different company touting the "growth" and "profits" at their former positions to move up with another company.