Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
In this stage of the economy, we are sadly clinging to this excuse. I work a 40-hour a week job but end up working 70-80 on many weeks because there's too much work for too few employees. And yes, that is frustrating when executives are compensated the same (often more) in a down economy, yet the average worker is working more hours for the same pay.
So yes, we should be thankful for our jobs. But that doesn't mean we should be happy when these kinds of things are done, in my opinion, very insensitively.
They hurt themselves overall...
I remember back in the 80's I worked for this trucking company and for thanksgiving or christmas (cant remember which) we always got this canned ham that probably cost 5 bucks or so in bulk like they bought them, well they decided one year instead of getting that canned ham for us to give us this big nasty memo posted on the employees wall that said haw bad we done this year, need to do better, blah blah blah...
Every driver figureed out a way to get atleast what that ham costed, some people slid rubber off the tires, some took and extra half hour at lunch etc. Drivers would walk by you and ask.. Did you get your ham today? and everybody would say yes.