That said, I am in Canada, and I work for a company that's been around for 130 years. We have much stronger employee protection laws in this country than they do in the states, and have had them for a lot longer.
Labor laws in the US came out of union pushing for the laws directly or from setting a standard for work that was later adopted in to law. I suspect it is the same in Canada and the US has fallen behind in labor law because of the decline of unions in this country. Currently Canada has almost 30% union density where the US has less than 10% union density. So it isn't surprising that Canada has far better labor laws. In industries that are in highly competitive labor markets union wins benefit everyone. FedEx is not union organized but has good pay and benefits generally because UPS union workers have created a standard in the industry. We have had a number of Canadians work at the organization I work for who have moved back to Canada because working conditions were terrible. I receive excellent benefits and horrible pay. My total compensation is about average but the workload and working conditions are often abysmal. Ironically I work for an organization that fights unjust, unfair, and illegal labor practices while practicing those same things with their own staff.
I realize it's time to move on, but I'm still happily running several prosumer audio cards that will probably see their end with my next hardware cycle. Gina, Layla, Darla... farewell. -- Using "Fail" as a one-word rejection of something is unoriginal and idiotic. Real douchebags add "Epic" to it.
Epic Fail D00d.
The statues of justice are always blindfolded, not blind...
I'm not sure the difficulty in representing a blind, deaf or mute person in statue can be used as a premise in your argument even if the conclusion may be correct.
People knowing a new model is about to be released may not purchase a current model which means loss of sales to Apple.
My 2 years is up on the 18th. I wasn't going to get a 3GS knowing that Apple will release a new phone in June because everyone "knows" that
and I was waiting to see what the latest Android phones were. Seeing the prototype made me definitely want one. I hate the stupid rocker back on my 3G.
I initially was happy to see some info and the news made me incredibly excited about the new product. I have tickets purchased for a trip to San Francisco
the first week of June and was hoping that, even though a slim chance, they'd release it in early June and I could pick one up at the SF Apple store.
I'm no Apple fanboi but brand loyalty can be important to me. I've got an ancient Creative Zen Xtra and a 2 foot plastic lawn penguin with OSUOSL.org stickers on it at my desk.
But after all of this I've decided that Apple is a bunch of evil "appholes" even though I love (*LOVE*) my 3G and agree that Hogan and Chen's acts were definitely unethical and likely criminal. I even agree with Apple's stance on Flash and wish Flash would Die Die Die.. but Apple's heavy handedness in this case and the morality police attitude regarding Apps makes me sick and I'll be switching to Android. I think other people are feeling the same way but all of this will only be a small forgettable blip of Apple history to the general public. The 4G will be successful as Apple is a master of branding and creating an image of themselves that even as they become the next Microsoft they become the evil of Hello Kitty or Barney not the Gates Borg.
But it does move! -- Galileo Galilei