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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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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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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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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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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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I about fell out of the chair when I saw that. Good stuff.
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Old 02-17-2017, 06:03 PM
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I cringed when I saw that...how tone deaf can one be?
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And now the AG is lying about his contact with the Russians during the campaign. What shit show.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.ed2af2d43bc3

At his Jan. 10 Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Sessions was asked by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) what he would do if he learned of any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of the 2016 campaign.

"I'm not aware of any of those activities," he [Sessions] responded. He added: "I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians."

Officials said Sessions did not consider the conversations relevant to the lawmakers' questions and did not remember in detail what he discussed with Kislyak.
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A hypocritical shit show, but if that's your yard stick then at least make sure to spread the love.
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/0...meeting-235653
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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.
I was approached to take over a department at Amazon HQ that sits under their General Counsel. Few phone interviews, etc, then they sent some BS questionaire and one of the questions/statements was the old "we work hard and play hard" "How do you feel about a typical work week of 50-60 hours because something something we're so awesome and busy blah blah blah"

I replied with: "It's my understanding that a standard work week is 40 hours and the salary reflects that. An extra 10 hours a week is 40 a month, which would mean 480 extra hours per year. On a 2-week pay cycle that is 6 paychecks I'm giving up. If the standard work week is 50 and not 40 hours then the salary should reflect that.

That said, I've never trusted organizations that can't get their work done in 40 hours. If an entire team needs to work 50 hours (at 6 on the team including myself that's 60 extra hours per week for one team) then clearly another person would need to be hired to take on that work, not make the team work 10 or more extra hours each to meet the goals. I put effort in my work but I go home after 8 hours and I would expect each of my direct reports to do so as well. We would also be more productive with an extra team member and more time to pursue outside interests, so you'd actually be getting more effort. No one, in the history of working in an office (we aren't talking about mining or construction laborers here) puts in 8-10 hours of actual dedicated work. At best it's 60% once you account for chit-chat, web surfing, etc. So why demand 50-60 hours at 60% when you can get 80-90% at 40 hours? That's just better management. Plus it results in happier employees who will stay longer, thus reducing staffing change costs and people feel better when they can complete work, rather than always trying to achieve unobtainable goals."

I received a thanks but no thanks.
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Old 03-05-2017, 12:08 PM
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And now Trump accuses Obama of tapping his phones. With no proof offered (by Trump or the Administration). And his spokespeople have no idea what he's talking about.

Y'all still supporting this lunatic? Chaos still good for running the country?
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And now Trump accuses Obama of tapping his phones. With no proof offered (by Trump or the Administration). And his spokespeople have no idea what he's talking about.

Y'all still supporting this lunatic? Chaos still good for running the country?
No. I've already said I don't like the twittering. But you are about as reactionary as Liberals. Like all the folks who within minutes claimed CPAC was garbage and the GOP had no morals because they hadnt removed Milo from their conference the moment news of those comments came out. It was the weekend!

Wait a few days. I'm sure every Dem and anti Trumper is thinking this will be the straw that breaks the camels back. I doubt it. Obama should have departed DC. He didn't and it's obvious he isnt just staying for children school considerations. I dont think Obama ordered this but if it was under his administration the tweet wont be lost on the Trump supporters, just the folks who already dislike him.
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Wait a few days. I'm sure every Dem and anti Trumper is thinking this will be the straw that breaks the camels back. I doubt it. Obama should have departed DC. He didn't and it's obvious he isnt just staying for children school considerations. I dont think Obama ordered this but if it was under his administration the tweet wont be lost on the Trump supporters, just the folks who already dislike him.
Wait a few days for what? The next outrageous tweet from Trump? Tapper (former DNI) and Comey (FBI director) have both emphatically denied any wire tapping.

And just to point out the obvious, this is one of the most serious allegations that can be leveled against a government (former president) - that they used the power of the government to derail an opponent's campaign. The fact that it appears that Trump fired off his accusations after apparently reading it on Britbart, and not based on any facts that he could have easily obtained as the President, just shows how unbalanced and unqualified to be president he is. Nevermind his very next Tweet was about The Apprentice.

His spokeswoman went on ABC this morning and kept saying that "If this happened," "Congress should investigate." As if the President was powerless to get the facts himself by calling the Attorney General.

"Obama should have departed DC. He didn't and it's obvious he isnt just staying for children school considerations"

What does that mean? Are you one of those who think Obama is going to take over the presidency? Really? Overturn the entire Constitution?
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What does that mean? Are you one of those who think Obama is going to take over the presidency? Really? Overturn the entire Constitution?
No. But sticking around to protect his "legacy" versus leaving and doing something like painting and keeping his mouth shut would not have opened himself up to anything.

You must trust the previous DOJ heads a lot. They always spoke the truth. Never in contempt of congress or never did anything that was viewed as sketchy.

Is it unreasonable to think that they were tapped? I mean, after all, he's been in total collusion with the Russians hasn't he? Makes sense to tap his phone lines, right?

Everything has been ridiculous since he got the nomination. This is not surprising and the reaction isn't surprising either. Talk to the people that voted for him if you think they care about this recent accusation. He won for a reason whether we like it or not. Failing to understand the reasons of the people that voted for him is not helping.
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No. But sticking around to protect his "legacy" versus leaving and doing something like painting and keeping his mouth shut would not have opened himself up to anything.

You must trust the previous DOJ heads a lot. They always spoke the truth. Never in contempt of congress or never did anything that was viewed as sketchy.

Is it unreasonable to think that they were tapped? I mean, after all, he's been in total collusion with the Russians hasn't he? Makes sense to tap his phone lines, right?

Everything has been ridiculous since he got the nomination. This is not surprising and the reaction isn't surprising either. Talk to the people that voted for him if you think they care about this recent accusation. He won for a reason whether we like it or not. Failing to understand the reasons of the people that voted for him is not helping.
Hard to argue that response...
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No. But sticking around to protect his "legacy" versus leaving and doing something like painting and keeping his mouth shut would not have opened himself up to anything.

You must trust the previous DOJ heads a lot. They always spoke the truth. Never in contempt of congress or never did anything that was viewed as sketchy.

Is it unreasonable to think that they were tapped? I mean, after all, he's been in total collusion with the Russians hasn't he? Makes sense to tap his phone lines, right?

Everything has been ridiculous since he got the nomination. This is not surprising and the reaction isn't surprising either. Talk to the people that voted for him if you think they care about this recent accusation. He won for a reason whether we like it or not. Failing to understand the reasons of the people that voted for him is not helping.
I love the tweets. If PDJT says there were taps, believe him. The Sunday News and even fellow colleges won't even give him the respect to refer to him as President Trump yet, so salty you could cure meat. He's the president and I think a lot of those that protest him now are forgetting the fact he has access to more information now than any of us could ever imagine. If he says the tower was taped, it was taped. It all makes sense now, the previous Obama admin set the traps before leaving office. Up to Trump to clean house even further. Plenty of time to set the traps.
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I love the tweets. If PDJT says there were taps, believe him. The Sunday News and even fellow colleges won't even give him the respect to refer to him as President Trump yet, so salty you could cure meat. He's the president and I think a lot of those that protest him now are forgetting the fact he has access to more information now than any of us could ever imagine. If he says the tower was taped, it was taped. It all makes sense now, the previous Obama admin set the traps before leaving office. Up to Trump to clean house even further. Plenty of time to set the traps.
A) They (Sunday news shows/media) DO call him President Trump

B) His OWN SPOKESPEOPLE use the terms "if this happened," "don't know," "no more comments on it."

ETA: C) Why is the White House (AKA the Trump Administration) asking Congress to investigate this? As you said, he is the President, he has direct access to all of this. He can just ask. Why need Congress to have an investigation? That's like asking me to dig up your bank statement for you. It's just a smokescreen Trump is throwing up.

D) Comey, the FBI Director many blame for thrashing Clinton the week before the election by "reopening" the investigation, is asking the DOJ to completely refute this. He's now in the tank for Obama/Clinton?
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That said, I've never trusted organizations that can't get their work done in 40 hours.
If you regularly work 40+ and are not in wall street, professional sports, or running your own business, chances are:

1. You aren't good at what you do
2. You have a brown nose
3. Your employer gives you way too much work

If it weren't for the fact you would probably make me wear a collared shirt and tie everyday, I'd say you're a cool boss
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If you regularly work 40+ and are not in wall street, professional sports, or running your own business, chances are:

1. You aren't good at what you do
2. You have a brown nose
3. Your employer gives you way too much work

If it weren't for the fact you would probably make me wear a collared shirt and tie everyday, I'd say you're a cool boss
Let's say for a sec that you are a VP at Amazon. You aren't given work. You run a business and are an entrepreneur at a large company. It's not much different from owning a business. The only difference is that you get a paycheck and answer to a higher up. You'll end up working 70-80 hours a week because you want to see the business succeed.
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