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Old 02-16-2017, 04:02 PM   #1676
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They may have high turnover (in key positions? that's not clear), but they do want to retain their people - see: stock options.
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:30 PM   #1677
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They may have high turnover (in key positions? that's not clear), but they do want to retain their people - see: stock options.
They hire temp workers for low-skill positions to avoid paying benefits. A poor comparison to White House positions.
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:42 PM   #1678
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They hire temp workers for low-skill positions to avoid paying benefits. A poor comparison to White House positions.
I'm a software engineer.

Amazon opened a facility here and has been having alot of hiring fairs in the past year. As such, I looked into it figuring it could be a good raise.

Their glassdoor entries sound like they run a slave camp. Apparently the salary is, at best, a marginal increase over average. 40+ hour weeks, stressful environment, and hard-ass, nagging managers are the norm. Unsurprisingly, turnover is high.

So, yeah, they squeeze the soul out of the higher-skilled employees too.
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Old 02-16-2017, 05:25 PM   #1679
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I'm a software engineer.

Amazon opened a facility here and has been having alot of hiring fairs in the past year. As such, I looked into it figuring it could be a good raise.

Their glassdoor entries sound like they run a slave camp. Apparently the salary is, at best, a marginal increase over average. 40+ hour weeks, stressful environment, and hard-ass, nagging managers are the norm. Unsurprisingly, turnover is high.

So, yeah, they squeeze the soul out of the higher-skilled employees too.
Sounds shitty, but still a far cry from key White House positions.
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Is it really?
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Programmers are not upper management where years of experience are required to guide organizational direction with solid understanding of complex issues. Bring new talent, even if experienced, into an existing manufacturing plant or large enterprise for example and it often requires months to years before they are fully up to speed.
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Programmers are not upper management where years of experience are required...with solid understanding of complex issues...and it often requires months to years before they are fully up to speed.
There are things called "senior-level engineers" who are hired to develop and maintain large existing Enterprise systems.

You can say all the exact same things about them.
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Dan I thought of you reading this article, mostly because we frequently spar over 'the government' and I found this article to be illuminating regardless of which side of the aisle one lands on to add detail to that conversation.
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgo...ntent=42735645

The crux of the article:
“Big Government” in America today is both debt-financed and proxy-administered.
The first half of that essential fact is well known, much discussed, and much debated. For all but five post-1960 years, the federal government has run deficits, and the national debt is now bordering on $20 trillion. But the latter half of that essential fact—rampant proxy administration—is little known, poorly understood, and, except in certain moments of crisis, ignored.

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ACORN to Icahn.
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LOL,

I about fell out of the chair when I saw that. Good stuff.
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I cringed when I saw that...how tone deaf can one be?
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