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Comment Re:Not sure how standing up would solve anything.. (Score 1) 312

Basically, because bosses still only feel like they are in control of their workers if they have all their staff sitting neatly in their cubicles. If someone isn't in the office, they must be slacking off.

Unfortunately this petty human behaviour is what has been holding back real telecommuting...we've had the technology to do it for ages, but even tech companies don't generally allow it.

Comment Re: How about... Malaysia? (Score 1) 320

They talk about it in detail on the TLC show, Super Structures, when they do the episode on Cheyenne Mountain/NORAD.

Watch that - maybe they are lying, but thats what they claim their capabilities are.

And, if you think about it for even a moment, they would in fact need such capability, so they could detect if someone was launching a nuclear warhead at them from the other side of the world. They want to know about such an event the second the missile is airborne. *shrugs* They don't need to wait for the missile to come "over the horizon".

Comment Re:Misunderstood? (Score 1) 664

It's not that simple and I expect you know that. A lot of people view "the bosses" as, on a different level, and they are uncomfortable sharing their real feelings for many reasons including fear of the consequences of doing so. That is why there are shows like Undercover Boss, actually.

In other cases, workers may not even know what makes them more productive - so it would be hard to actually get this information from them by simply asking them. It is easy for workers to say what makes them feel better, but not what makes them more productive necessarily.


How Silicon Valley CEOs Conspired To Suppress Engineers' Wages 462

Oneflower writes "As we discussed last week, a lawsuit is moving forward that alleges widespread conspiracy among the CEOs of Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, Intuit, and Pixar to suppress the wages of their tech staff. Mark Ames at Pando explains how it happened, and showcases some of the emails involving Steve Jobs and other CEOs. Quoting: 'Shortly after sealing the pact with Google, Jobs strong-armed Adobe into joining after he complained to CEO Bruce Chizen that Adobe was recruiting Apple’s employees. Chizen sheepishly responded that he thought only a small class of employees were off-limits: "I thought we agreed not to recruit any senior level employees. I would propose we keep it that way. Open to discuss. It would be good to agree." Jobs responded by threatening war: "OK, I’ll tell our recruiters they are free to approach any Adobe employee who is not a Sr. Director or VP. Am I understanding your position correctly?" Adobe’s Chizen immediately backed down.'"

Comment Re:Great! Can we have a copy? (Score 1) 513

"Americans have grown pretty fat and lazy but we are still a relatively heavily armed people, and you can't exactly go around ordering F-15s to drop napalm on suburban Cleveland. "

LOL! Those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it, as they say.

Don't remember the MOVE Movement? The govt dropped a military grade C4 bomb on a civilian townhouse complex in Philly...woo!

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