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Comment: Re:*sigh* (Score 1) 198

by phantomfive (#49361535) Attached to: Iowa's Governor Terry Branstad Thinks He Doesn't Use E-mail
Here is her motivation, she says, "as much as I've been investigated and all that, why would I want to do email?" So her intention for using a private email server from the beginning was to hide potential scandals.

Not only was keeping a private email server against the law, when asked to turn over the emails, she printed them out on paper, 55,000 pages of paper. What motive would she have for doing that, other than to make any investigation harder?

Think about whether you want police officers to wear cameras, and why you want them to wear cameras. It is because we don't trust them, and for good reason. Well, you shouldn't trust public officials either, even if they are on 'your team.'

Comment: Re:Adopt the German Rules (Score 1) 311

by phantomfive (#49357717) Attached to: Amazon Requires Non-Compete Agreements.. For Warehouse Workers

The German rules make far more sense dude.

No it doesn't. Non-competes limit your ability to make a living. People are more important than corporations.

In some instances a non-compete DOES make sense, and it should be an option..

I notice you didn't name any instances.

but it shouldn't be used to handcuff someone to a company.

You are right, but they are used for that..

A company should keep its employees by paying well, and by making it a good place to work. If the only way you can keep employees is by making them sign non-competes, then your company is a lousy company to begin with, and the world would be made better by having someone compete with it.

Comment: Re:So in other words (Score 1) 341

Nope. I read your whole post several times. Your problem is you are unable to sense the tone of the things you write yourself, but that's a common problem. It's not about comprehension because tone is independent from accuracy: you can be angry and right, or ebullient and wrong.

Comment: Re:Just in tech? (Score 3, Insightful) 341

*shrug* the more people do it, the easier it will get. Maybe some people don't have the ability to negotiate that kind of contract. But if you're a programmer, you do.

Once again, the biggest problem here is that people aren't willing to take a paycut. If you're not willing to do that, then it's a lot harder.

Comment: Re:Just in tech? (Score 2, Insightful) 341

The problem is, the workaholics and institution types effectively have forced their ways on everyone else.

Then negotiate your contract to get more days off. I've done it, you can do it, too.

The catch is, you won't get paid as much, and most people aren't willing to put up with that.

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them. -- Isaac Asimov