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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 08:31 AM
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19. Maybe Not Evil, But
corporations interests and workers interests are basically 180 degrees apart from one another.

Let's face it, the worker's interest is to get as much as possible out of the company, for doing as little work as possible...whereas, the company's interest is to get as much work as possible out of the worker, while paying as little as possible to get it.

These are diametrically opposed interests. What is beneficial to one is intrinsically inimical to the interests of the other.

Unless, of course, companies stop being penny-wise and dollar-foolish.

Unless companies start realizing that healthy employees are more productive employees...and that the best way to have healthy employees is to make sure they have access to adequate medical care, for example...things will only get worse and worse for the American worker, because companies are only seeing the bottom line, and nothing else matters.

We need to show them how things beneficial to workers can also have a positive impact on that eventual bottom line, even though they may cost some initial output. Like anything else, a good employee should be seen as an INVESTMENT. One has to maintain investments. Even machines need maintenance.

Studies have shown that an employee who occasionally gets the chance to "recharge their batteries" that is, go on a paid vacation...is a much more productive employee when they return from the vacation. The benefit to the employer then becomes having a more productive employee...and a happy employee, one who wants to stay long-term. The benefit to the worker is obvious.

We need to start reminding corporations of what is...and what should be...important! They seem to have forgotten to dance with the people who brought them.
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