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Short-sighted Petulance

Brencis Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 3:41 AM
There is however a problem when companies want to sustain 'good times' profits during hard times and do so on the backs of their employees. Grotesque profits make it all look like abuse of the work force.

Hostess employees insisted on continuing a strike, even as management noted that the company couldn't survive a prolonged union action. Now the employees won't have jobs at all, as their action has forced the company to liquidate.

On Black Friday, some Wal-Mart employees are planning on staging a walkout to protest alleged retaliation for employees who criticize the company. (Not surprisingly, union organizers -- angry that Wal-Mart isn't unionized -- are behind a lot of the controversy.)

Perhaps what all these petulant employees don't realize is that companies are in business to earn a profit.  If they can't, there...