chris webster wrote:
Today it seems the executive classes no longer want to share even a small proportion of the fruits of the labours or ordinary working people - in terms of better pay or shorter hours - and insist on grabbing an ever larger slice of the cake for themselves: the average pay ratio of CEOs to average workers in US companies was around 30:1 in the 1970s, and it's now more like 300:1. The ratios are similar if slightly less extreme here in the UK, and this even applies to companies where the performance of the company - and implicitly of its executives - has been truly dismal, and executives continue to enjoy vast pay-offs even when they're fired for poor performance. If I had a choice between working harder for less pay at IT (as I'm doing right now) or taking a job as a CEO of a big bank I know which I'd choose - I'm sure I could f**k it up as badly as the last guy and then enjoy a similarly fat pension for the rest of my days!
But if growing numbers of ordinary workers can no longer support their families and enjoy at least a reasonable quality of life through their own labours, you have to ask yourself whether the current version of capitalism is sustainable in the longer term?
Portland, Oregon-based Wells Fargo branch employee Tyrel Oates emailed the bank's CEO asking for a $10,000 raise for himself and his colleagues, the Charlotte Observer reported.
He also CC'd 200,000 other Wells Fargo employees on the email to CEO John Stumpf. Talk about some chutzpah!
Oates confirmed to The Oregonian that a copy of the letter posted on Reddit was authentic.
In the letter, Oates brought up the issue of income inequality. He pointed out that Stumpf took home $19 million in compensation for 2013.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/tyrel-oates-letter-to-wells-fargo-ceo-2014-10#ixzz3HHybjpwj
Roger Sterling wrote:
Pat Farrell wrote:
Roger Sterling wrote:
Jayesh A Lalwani wrote:I'm afraid to ask .... What's a Kano?
If the U. S. were to eliminate the guest worker program here, there would be very little unemployment for U. S. citizen Millennials, especially in IT.
I see very little unemployment for US Citizen millennials already.
The tone of these two postings about "kanos" bothers me. It feels most than a little racist.
Hi Pat - There are 318,000 hits on Google regarding IT unemployment for Millennials. One IT staffing firm, Adecco advocates a positive outlook, but recognizes the problem. If you view my previous posts through a neutral prism, without prejudicial bias, you may see them in a more informative light. Putting blinders on to pretend that discrimination does not exist in the workplace, whether overt or covert, won't help improve the situation. For us to really address the issue honestly , which in the context of my two previous posts, pinpoints guest worker preference (ie. reverse-discrimination) over that of the country's citizens in hiring practices , vacation enforcement policy , promotion opportunity and others. Do we, as a country, really need 1.4 million documented guest workers, and 22 million undocumented guest workers ? Since you are employed, your employment rate is 100 percent for you. This cannot be said for the under-employed or the un-employed in our country. Can you clarify what you mean by "I see very little unemployment for US Citizen millennials already."? Are you saying that all these college graduates have the jobs they need and there is no employment crisis?
J. Kevin Robbins wrote:I can't help but think that we've become hopelessly spoiled when we think 40 hours a week is too much. My grandfather was a coal miner who worked 12 hours a day, six days a week for his entire life starting at the age of 13. He never, ever had a vacation. If he were around today he would be appalled at our attitude.
Having said that, there is no way I could work like he did. I think there are very few people who are that tough anymore, except maybe farmers and soldiers. I know I'm not that tough. It's all indicative of the "wussification" of America, I guess.
chris webster wrote:#1. Yes, agreed. The "de-regulation" of the financial services industry and 35 years of blind faith in voo-doo "trickledown economics" continues to stifle any attempt to force these parasitic crooks to deliver any meaningful benefit to wider society, so they continue to concentrate wealth in the hands of a tiny elite.
#3. Western democracy is already obsolete. We are reduced to sham elections where we are supposed to choose between Pepsi and Coke - political frontmen and apologists for global corporate interests, or media-friendly charlatans like bloody Nigel Farrago, the Arturo Ui of our times. It hardly matters who you vote for when it's business as usual for the real elites (see #1).
Junilu Lacar wrote:In contrast, other introductory books about security may start off with academic discussions of basic security concepts like confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, authorization, auditing, non-repudiation, etc. While it's good to have a foundation of basic security concepts and secure coding principles, I really like the "cut to the chase" approach in this book.
Tim Cooke wrote:An advantage of using descriptive test method names is observed when a test fails. Your CI server sends you an email with the following:
.....................test report so is not as useful as you'd think.
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:I like the long method names. Comments tend to get out of sync. Ugly is in the eyes of the reader.
Paul Clapham wrote:
Ali Gordon wrote:Most of the answers I found on the internet either dont meet this requirement or load all file names into an array which can consume too much memory when no. of files = 20,000+
An array of 20,000 files isn't very big at all. Did you try one of those solutions and experience a problem?