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    Default To hell with the workers, as long as the boss makes plenty

    Saw these 2 items today. I know that his salary is not a large percentage of the wage bill, but God help the stupidity of the company doing this. Especially when they got a large handout from the govt. wage subsidy during the Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown ($67.8M)

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/...BMIAUTB3WZ4BY/


    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/123...s-14m-pay-rise

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    Default Re: To hell with the workers, as long as the boss makes plenty

    Totally agree, pretty terrible!
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    Default Re: To hell with the workers, as long as the boss makes plenty

    And this:

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119...vicechancellor

    They've been sacking people for years now...one friend still there...she's dodged the last 6 redundancies......everything is outsourced now, they all got pay decreases a while back (except the bigwigs of course), and now they buy this?

    Corporations at work....

    I wonder why they don't just dump the lot, recycle the questions, have a screen and students can read the material from home, then take the test and they're done. No need for classrooms, tutors or anything. That would leave loads of money for the top few to sit in their comfy mansions and do whatever the hell it is they do.
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    Default Re: To hell with the workers, as long as the boss makes plenty

    I would not call Auckland UNI a corporate, just a trougher paid for by the taxpayer.

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    Default Re: To hell with the workers, as long as the boss makes plenty

    Quote Originally Posted by Arnie View Post
    I would not call Auckland UNI a corporate, just a trougher paid for by the taxpayer.
    No, but it is the model they are aiming for....ignoring govt funding of course.. In all other ways that is what they want to be.
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    Default Re: To hell with the workers, as long as the boss makes plenty

    Not the way the Post Office hierarchy would do it; they would raise the fees and cut the service as fast as they raise the workload and reduce the income of the peasants. It works just fine for the gentry upstairs.
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    Default Re: To hell with the workers, as long as the boss makes plenty

    May I suggest that some of the larger Companies have seized upon the opportunity to rid themselves of “Dead Wood”?

    It is nearly impossible to “Sack” anyone these days, so Covid19 is an excellent excuse to rid oneself of the “Drongo’s” and then redeploy the ones you want.

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    Default Re: To hell with the workers, as long as the boss makes plenty

    Oh, and on the matter of Universities, I like this clip.

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    Default Re: To hell with the workers, as long as the boss makes plenty

    Make a big announcement that you will pay staff a 'living wage' , because you care
    next year fire heaps of staff to save money

    and what the hell BS is a Agile Business model . Sounds like waffly nonsense to me .
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    Default Re: To hell with the workers, as long as the boss makes plenty

    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
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    For once B.M. something we can agree on, a lot of those fluffy degree courses should be banished as posing no value in the real world.

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