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Comment: Re:This is happening in plenty of places (Score 1) 412

by kwantar (#27033963) Attached to: Volt Asks Temps To 'Vote" For Microsoft Pay Cut
Especially since the story isn't even about Microsoft! Microsoft negotiates a new contract with Volt in which they pay 10% less for each consultancy hour bought. Which is not unreasonable since it costs them 2-3 times as much for consultants as for full-time employees. Volt chooses to put the lost income on each individual consultant as 10% lower salary.

And what planet are you from? This is total BS. Microsoft is the reason for the 'vote'. You need to get a grip and realize the thrust of the issue.
Yes, consultants cost more per hour of pay, but with all the other costs of employees, its pretty much a wash as far as overall costs go. (vacations, health care, taxes, etc)

This action is another fine example of market domination at play. Volt is pretty much only serving msft with their 'staff'. One could honestly say that Volt is the consulting arm of msft where the staff has other opportunities every 100 days, the only reason they do anything other than only msft staffing!!
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Magnetic Portals Connect Sun and Earth 235

Posted by Soulskill
from the no-cake-jokes-allowed dept.
MaxwellEdison writes "Scientists have discovered evidence of magnetic portals connecting the Earth and the Sun every 8 minutes. 'Several speakers at the Workshop have outlined how FTEs form: On the dayside of Earth (the side closest to the sun), Earth's magnetic field presses against the sun's magnetic field. Approximately every eight minutes, the two fields briefly merge or "reconnect," forming a portal through which particles can flow. The portal takes the form of a magnetic cylinder about as wide as Earth. The European Space Agency's fleet of four Cluster spacecraft and NASA's five THEMIS probes have flown through and surrounded these cylinders, measuring their dimensions and sensing the particles that shoot through.'"

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