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I would be insulted if my employees had the nerve to insinuate that their pay had any correlation to my profit margin.
Wow, you know, you should really get that sentiment immortalised on some kind of motivational poster or something... Could be catchier though, like "Your pay has nothing whatever to do with My success". Maybe make it a company slogan, to be repeated every morning at the team huddle.
Senior managers often make this case well for themselves, and award themselves big bonus payments payouts when their labour produces results. Its just often the case that they don't extend the courtesy to mid or lower ranked employees when they are unrepresented.
Secondly, Apple Stores can pay higher wages than others because they're a successful business with high margins, and the actual stores themselves form part of that. That's great! Unions always like to see businesses being successful and generating income. It's not true to say that unions want business to be less successful or damage their business. But, it could be possible to query how the profit is shared out. Seems to me that whenever a company is making some big margins, and if it possible more of that is going back to the capital owners than to the employees, then that isn't as fair as it could be. I think from what you're saying, that you believe somone lucky enough to be working for a company that's doing well, should mean they get paid better than a business that doesn't do so well. Well that seems only fair. But there are definitely cases where employees working for successful, profitable companies aren't getting compensated in proportion to the success of their business, especially lower ranked employees. So I believe there is always a role for proper representation, if only to put that case.
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"Canonical today announced the upcoming release of the Ubuntu operating system on April 28, 2011 for public download. Ubuntu 11.04 introduces Unity, Ubuntu’s new interface, which is simpler, easier to use and more beautiful than previous editions of Ubuntu. This is the culmination of two years’ design and engineering effort by Canonical and the Ubuntu community. Ubuntu 11.04 stands out from its competitors as a genuine free alternative to Windows, allowing users to personalize their PC with free and paid apps in a way that’s proven hugely popular in the smartphone and tablet market."
It is a bit hard to download the iso image. Several attempts to click the link failed. Looks like The download link was loaded with enthusiast users already."
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