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May 14, 2014
One possible answer rhymes with "bravery".
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Jan 4, 2013
private equity ownership?
Jan 4, 2013
I gave your comment a thumbs up, reserving the snarky comment about "union boys". While it sounds like a great place to work, I can see other shops pretending to use that model, but keeping "nonunion" boys in fear of their jobs unless they go far beyond what is reasonable labor; I'm thinking of the Chinese example here.
I don't think unions, which are a much smaller share of the workforce now, are anywhere near the sterotype of the fifties and sixties.
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Jan 3, 2013
My company must be rare because the description in the second panel is exactly like my companies culture, but its hardly a startup. It's in the manufacturing field, publicly traded, with a market cap north of $1B. We get quarterly profit sharing bonuses (not just management but all salaried and direct hourly), and not just a measly 1-2% but they average in the upper teens and sometimes even low 20's. At this company its called fostering an "ownership mentality" and everybody does their part to reduce waste, work hard, and innovate. When the guy on the line assembling parts paycheck depends on quality, he'll do a lot better job that the union boy who gets paid outrageous amounts with no regards to work quality. This model could save U.S. Manufacturing but we have gotten so gluttonous that I doubt many manufacturers would be willing to adopt this model.
Jan 3, 2013
Lords and surfs
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