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Too much! Loved it. I give training workshops on "culture of poverty" - print culture vs. oral culture and how life experience shapes perspective. You really hit some of the highlights in your piece!If private companies need government money to survive, then they need to play by the rules that government employees play by: come to work, do the work, if you want coffee or snacks - pay for them yourself out of pocket, salaries are fixed, travel on the company dime is highly scrutinized and must be determined to be "necessary" and oh yeah, accountability is pretty high up there too.If you don't want someone telling you what to do with the money you just "borrowed", then don't borrow the money - seems pretty simple to me.BTW - I could TOTALLY get by on $500,000 a year (with about $460,00 to spare).
Oh don't get me STARTED!! On the news yesterday - "We have to pay the staff bonuses because if we don't they'll leave and then we won't have the right people in place to get out of the recession."HELLO???? Wasn't it those very people who got us all into this in the first place?? Correct me if I'm wrong but bonuses are paid as a reward for good performance. Since when did plunging the economy into despair count as a job well done?
Great story, Kim! Can you imagine what all of us could do with that "horrible base salary"? I'd be in a dream world of hyperbaric chambers and all sorts of other new therapies not covered by insurance. Think how many kids could be on the road to recovery. Oh, but those poor women having to cut back on their nail appointments! ;)
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/05/fiorina.pay/index.html?iref=newssearchDo not swim or read the above link until you've waited 20 minutes after eating.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Winston Churchill
Oh I think we're all sharing miseries now. The blessings have been reserved for a rare few.
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