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Fri Feb 26, 2016, 04:48 AM

 

The second humans became resources to businesses and corporations was the minute

we stopped mattering to anyone that "owns" the country.

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Reply The second humans became resources to businesses and corporations was the minute (Original post)
Feeling the Bern Feb 2016 OP
daleanime Feb 2016 #1
Buns_of_Fire Feb 2016 #2
hobbit709 Feb 2016 #4
tblue37 Feb 2016 #5
JackInGreen Feb 2016 #3
nxylas Feb 2016 #6
JackInGreen Feb 2016 #7
Helen Borg Feb 2016 #8
A Simple Game Feb 2016 #9
Sanity Claws Feb 2016 #10
Albertoo Feb 2016 #11
Hortensis Feb 2016 #12
Adrahil Feb 2016 #13
HughBeaumont Feb 2016 #14

Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 04:57 AM

1. Yeahup.....

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 05:26 AM

2. Renaming everything gave the newly-minted MBA yuppies something to do.

Employees were renamed "associates" around the same time, IIRC. We were all so busy having TEAM BUILDING EXERCISES to MAXIMIZE OUR PARADIGMS (or some such BS), who had time to get any actual work done?

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 06:11 AM

4. I remember when a university started an MBA program.

One of the professors caught a lot of flack when he pointed out that in the courses listed for the degree there was not a single ethics course.
The university PTB jumped all over him for saying that.

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 06:12 AM

5. And we all now waste hours and resources satisfying the demands of compliance

regimes in every sector. The paperwork to do so is overwhelming.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 06:06 AM

3. I was nearly fired for raising high dudgeon once

I was working at a call center (pray for me, I'm out of there by years now), and they changed 'HR' to 'Human Capital Control', apparently according to one of the middle managing shitfucks I encountered, anything else was 'Pinko labor focussed, you work for US, we OWN your time'.

Never had a better time keying someones car and slashing their tires.

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Response to JackInGreen (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 06:19 AM

6. Was that an actual direct quote?

Please tell me you were paraphrasing.

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Response to nxylas (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 06:29 AM

7. Nope, paraphrase

He said quite a bit more, but the pinko and ownership comments are direct.e didn't last long. He was seperate inside a few months. I was there another two years after that, and eventually fired for calling in sick too often. (My SEIU button got me called 'future job opening' thank gods only from ironic friends)
A few months later, oh, well, it's cancer, so ye know, totally justified. That was.....9+ years ago?

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 06:35 AM

8. Yup. A resource is just a resource.

A human being is no different than a pile of coal, really. All resources that can be exploited.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 06:43 AM

9. Business have take a cue from the military. You aren't a human to the military you are

a grunt who has to confront a gook, or a sand monkey, etc. Is it easier to screw the next person who comes thru the door or the next consumer? The same with how HR thinks of the employees.

Not well worded before my first coffee but you get the drift.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 06:52 AM

11. Taking the long, long perspective, people are better treated at workplaces

 

Workers who pushed quarry stones to build pyramids certainly were used as a resources. Arrogant, freshly minted MBAs aside, humans have made progress in managing "HR" too. Give it a few more millenia. Hopefully.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 07:28 AM

12. Oh, go be a spineless worker worm yourself.

This is OUR fault. We let it happen. And it will continue until we rediscover our backbones.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 07:34 AM

13. So, you mean, like, forever.

 

Humans have always viewed other humans working for them as resources. Nothing new. There have been good companies and bad companies. The bad have almost mostly outweighed the good.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 07:56 AM

14. . . . and now these corporations are looking to automate the "resources" . . .

. . . search me how capitalism continues without people with disposable income buying products or services; but hey, that's why they make the big bucks.

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