posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 10:21 AM
The original thread title caught my eye mainly because the statement came from Dana Perino, who I firmly believe to be the demon daughter spawn of
Dick Cheney. Comments have been made in the past that Cheney's compound is blocked out from Google Earth but I have found out that its just to hide
the secret laboratory where he conducts experiments to create totally emotionless zombies who can be directed to spew nonsense and confuse reporters
from what is really going on in government.
But now that I've read some of the posts here I have become somewhat troubled.
I'm taking a wild guess here but I think, now this is only my personal opinion, that some of the more negative posters have never been put in a
position where their lives and livelihood have been destroyed by corporate greed.
Picture this scenario;
You are working for a company that under new ownership has decided to streamline operations to improve profits for their shareholders.
You are currently the facilities/environmental engineer with a staff of 20 in charge of the infrastructure and chemical processes for factories in
three different states.
The company has always had a history of supporting the employees as integral to the success of the company.
The new ownership understands that several in the senior management will fight their plans to gut the workforce to send jobs out of the country and
insist that they respect those workers who have given 20, 30, and even 40 years of their lives to the success of the company.
So they put their plan into place by first getting rid of the two vice presidents and three directors that will cause the most trouble and then
methodically come up with whatever excuse they can to cut anyone in the company with more than 5 years of tenure and replace them with temps.
One of the directors is out of work for 13 months while sending out a minimum of ten resumes a week and interviewing within 100 miles of his home all
while working the midnight shift at a gas station for $6.25/hr.
Finally, after withdrawing 80% of his investments (with penalties attached) to put food on the table and keep his house, he is lucky enough to revert
back to a previous occupation as a water treatment operator, running a lab and digging ditches for the local water utility for $18/hr, down from
$40/hr in his previous job.
You know what, he was considered one of the lucky ones because he wasn't around to see the looks on the faces of the people who lost their jobs and
had no other skills to fall back on. They were factory workers and there were no factories left to work for. The ones that were still in business were
so overwhelmed with applications that they finally stopped accepting them.
So, go back to living in your parents basements and play your video games. Maybe you'll have the pleasure of having this experience. And doing pick
and shovel work at 54 is a great way to stay in shape. Sure beats the alternative.