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Comment: Re:Decent (Score 5, Insightful) 471

by operagost (#49485337) Attached to: Seattle CEO Cuts $1 Million Salary To $70K, Raises Employee Salaries

Forget about the class warfare, OK? Even Bruce Springsteen would agree that as long as everyone is winning, it shouldn't matter if someone is winning more. There are few places in the USA where $70K/year is not a good salary. I doubt those high-fiving employees who just had their salaries doubled think it's a "publicity stunt".

Singlehandedly, he returned $930,000 to the bottom line of his company. Most of us can't make such a claim. But that only accounts for boosting about 25 people who were making $34K to $70K, so unless his company is quite small, I'm sure other strategies were employed. We'll see how effective those strategies are over the coming years. That will tell us if he's just a good guy, or a great CEO.

Comment: Re:Is it really better to withhold internet? (Score 1) 74

That's exactly what I've been arguing. I don't know in what kind of economy having a free option-- even a limited one-- could cause prices to go UP. At worst, they would stay the same, if the only people to use the free service were people who could honestly afford to pay nothing and therefore had no internet at all.

Comment: Re:How can anyone think this is possibly a good id (Score 1) 231

by operagost (#49485109) Attached to: Can Online Reporting System Help Prevent Sexual Assaults On Campus?

Except when this extra-judicial kind of accusation takes place, the accused normally gets a Kafkaesque review process, devoid of actual evidence other than the original claim, that usually ends up either with an expulsion or sanctions imposed to such a degree that the student is forced to leave.

In other words, it's not really on the record and the HuffingPaintPost is getting useless data.

User hostile.