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October 20, 2012

ASG Software Solutions CEO tells employees to vote Romney

  • then During a telephone conference back in June, Mitt Romney advised business owners to take a hands-on approach to this election — basically, to tell their employees how they should be voting if they want to keep their jobs: “I hope you make it very clear to your employees what you believe is in the best interest of your enterprise and therefore their job and their future in the upcoming elections. Nothing illegal about you talking to your employees about what you believe is best for the business, because I think that will figure into their election decision, their voting decision, and of course doing that with your family and your kids as well,” Romney said.
  • now This somewhat heavy-handed approach seems to be coming to fruition for Romney, in this case exemplified by ASG Software Solutions CEO Arthur Allen, who sent emails to his employees leaving no secret how he wants his workers to vote: “ASG, like many other companies, is still struggling, even after four years. We need to elect a fiscally conservative president and vice-president and stop this ridiculous government spending.” source
15:30 // 1 year ago
November 23, 2010

TSA topic du jour: How much we pay the terror-stopping workers

  • $14/hour the amount newly hired TSA employees make to do their high-pressure front-line jobs that involve feeling up people’s junk and ensuring that no bombs get on planes
  • 37% the percentage of TSA workers that work part-time at Chicago O’Hare Airport; the job would pay the equivalent of $29,000 a year if they worked full-time source

» Let’s give them raises! You know what’s really sad? These TSA jobs are treated like working at retail (complete with turnover), even at a time when government workers are getting paid more than they’ve ever been. And that’s even considering that they arguably have a more important job than many bureaucrats. Fun fact: If you took the $168 million that the government has planned to, or used for, these full-body scanners and divided it amongst the 56,000 workers on staff as of 2009, it would be the same as giving each worker $2,988 of extra income, or $28 more each week over the next two years. That’s money which we’re sure they’d appreciate, considering they’re attempting to stop bombs and terrorists from getting on planes.

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21:27 // 3 years ago
October 27, 2010

How many employees does Apple have? We know the answer

  • 46,600 that’s way up from just last year source
21:44 // 3 years ago