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Comment: Re:How much is his investment in the company makin (Score 1) 482

by war4peace (#49488783) Attached to: Seattle CEO Cuts $1 Million Salary To $70K, Raises Employee Salaries

Depends how you define media stunt.
The first youtube pranksters who decided to give some money away to the homeless by "pranking" them (in a positive way) were all over the news, then 1000 wannabes popped up and all of a sudden there was no fuss about it.
Was it a media stunt? Probably. But it was all over the news because it was a first.

What this guy did maybe ain't the first, but it's as rare as one would imagine. Rare things like this get all over the news regardless whether that was the intention in the first place. Someone will tell someone else and the media will jump at the opportunity to show something people crave to hear. I can't imagine how he would do what he did anonymously.

The problem with many people is that they have grown to be so cynical that no good-will gesture would be perceived as selfless. "Surely there must be something fishy there". Well, maybe there is, maybe there isn't. I personally don't think there is, not in this case, but you're free to believe what you want, I ain't gonna try changing your opinion.

Comment: Re:How much is his investment in the company makin (Score 1) 482

by war4peace (#49485545) Attached to: Seattle CEO Cuts $1 Million Salary To $70K, Raises Employee Salaries

What you should do is stop focusing on whether the dude is indeed negatively affected by this or not, and switch to whether the people who work for him are positively affected or not. They ARE positively affected and that's all that matters.
I don't care if it's a PR stunt or calculated move, I care whether the employees of that company are happier. If they are, all's peachy.

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