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The second humans became resources to businesses and corporations was the minute (Original Post) Feeling the Bern Feb 2016 OP
Yeahup..... daleanime Feb 2016 #1
Renaming everything gave the newly-minted MBA yuppies something to do. Buns_of_Fire Feb 2016 #2
I remember when a university started an MBA program. hobbit709 Feb 2016 #4
And we all now waste hours and resources satisfying the demands of compliance tblue37 Feb 2016 #5
I was nearly fired for raising high dudgeon once JackInGreen Feb 2016 #3
Was that an actual direct quote? nxylas Feb 2016 #6
Nope, paraphrase JackInGreen Feb 2016 #7
Yup. A resource is just a resource. Helen Borg Feb 2016 #8
Business have take a cue from the military. You aren't a human to the military you are A Simple Game Feb 2016 #9
This message was self-deleted by its author Sanity Claws Feb 2016 #10
Taking the long, long perspective, people are better treated at workplaces Albertoo Feb 2016 #11
Oh, go be a spineless worker worm yourself. Hortensis Feb 2016 #12
So, you mean, like, forever. Adrahil Feb 2016 #13
. . . and now these corporations are looking to automate the "resources" . . . HughBeaumont Feb 2016 #14

Buns_of_Fire

(17,033 posts)
2. Renaming everything gave the newly-minted MBA yuppies something to do.
Fri Feb 26, 2016, 05:26 AM
Feb 2016

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?

hobbit709

(41,694 posts)
4. I remember when a university started an MBA program.
Fri Feb 26, 2016, 06:11 AM
Feb 2016

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.

tblue37

(64,515 posts)
5. And we all now waste hours and resources satisfying the demands of compliance
Fri Feb 26, 2016, 06:12 AM
Feb 2016

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

JackInGreen

(2,975 posts)
3. I was nearly fired for raising high dudgeon once
Fri Feb 26, 2016, 06:06 AM
Feb 2016

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.

JackInGreen

(2,975 posts)
7. Nope, paraphrase
Fri Feb 26, 2016, 06:29 AM
Feb 2016

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?

Helen Borg

(3,963 posts)
8. Yup. A resource is just a resource.
Fri Feb 26, 2016, 06:35 AM
Feb 2016

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

A Simple Game

(9,214 posts)
9. Business have take a cue from the military. You aren't a human to the military you are
Fri Feb 26, 2016, 06:43 AM
Feb 2016

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.

Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

 

Albertoo

(2,016 posts)
11. Taking the long, long perspective, people are better treated at workplaces
Fri Feb 26, 2016, 06:52 AM
Feb 2016

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.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
12. Oh, go be a spineless worker worm yourself.
Fri Feb 26, 2016, 07:28 AM
Feb 2016

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

 

Adrahil

(13,340 posts)
13. So, you mean, like, forever.
Fri Feb 26, 2016, 07:34 AM
Feb 2016

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.

HughBeaumont

(24,461 posts)
14. . . . and now these corporations are looking to automate the "resources" . . .
Fri Feb 26, 2016, 07:56 AM
Feb 2016

. . . 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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