Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
OK, everybody is going to line up to slam Radio Shack for this one. Now I'm no fan of Radio Shack, and especially of the company's history of labour relations, but I have to ask this: in what sense is it better to be 'informed of a meeting with the general manager' on Friday to which 'all section Y employees must attend'? Hm? Does having the $1.5 million guy come down and give you the hatchet personally make up for that week of waiting and wondering while you slog away at your $5.50 job? The people complaining about the impersonal nature of the firing are clinging to the notion that there remains some sense of decency, integrity and loyalty in the boardroom. I envy them.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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