posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 04:32 AM
What really annoys me is that i bet there were other alternatives for the company to keep jobs in Australia.
I think that the education executives are receiving, namely that shareholder profit is #1 and all else is secondary, is really screwing up a lot of
companies. It seems that most executives dont realised that good, motivated people and a well thought out business model will make you money. If you
are cutting staff willy-nilly and treating your workers poorly you will suffer lost productivity and increasing costs.
I have seen other companies in this crisis basically using it as an excuse to fire a whole bunch of people even though the company remains profitable.
And the question is always "what resources can you eliminate and still keep the business running? you need to cut $x out of the budget". Who says
that the company needs to make such a high profit every single year?
"Our share price will suffer!". And...? Oh, right, you ran up so much debt that you now need to raise equity to cover up your poor management.
No regard for people. No regard for your best workers. If someone is expensive (usually because they are good, and experienced) they get cut because
they arent as cheap as the next guy. End result, a completely demoralised company with no work ethic and no belief in the company's "mission
statement". How hard would you work if you knew there were two more rounds of redundancies in the first half of this year? I know people in that
situation, and they aint gonna be working hard for that company because their output doesnt matter right now.
Its truly pathetic. And will only get worse until executives learn that people matter.