Following the longish thread on printers, perhaps some will be interested in
the latest news:
"Attempting to improve profitability and further shift toward laser
printers, Lexmark disclosed plans on Tuesday to exit its inkjet printer
business and slash 1,700 jobs... As part of its effort to exit the inkjet
business, Lexmark said it plans to close a manufacturing facility in Cebu,
Philippines by the end of 2015.
Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch. As I recall, Lexmark was the first to put
the accursed chips on their toner cartridges.
Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch?
Do you actually think that the 1700 workers who will be laid off are
the ones who made the decision to put the chips in the ink cartridges?
If you're "lucky", perhaps the engineer(s) that designed the accursed
chip system will get laid off because they are part of the inkjet
division, but you can be pretty sure that the vast majority of the
1700 who are about to lose their jobs are just innocent bystanders,
trying to earn a living so that they can support their families.
No, but they made their own decision to work for a rascally company.
"Innocent?" The employees made their decision and decisions have
consequences. They reaped the rewards of working for Lexmark and when, for
whatever reason, Lexmark has to re-trench, these folks got caught. Surely it
dawned on at least SOME of the employees that if Lexmark was willing to
screw with its customers, what loyalty would the company have toward
You have to be kidding. Maybe a dozen of the 1700 fall into the
category you describe. The other 1688 work there because there were
job openings and they needed a job.
The 1688 made no decisions on chips, many have no idea what the chips
do, what the company policy for them is. They go to work, they
perform their duties, they get a paycheck. They have no choice in the
decision of products to make. Some will be working across the street
tomorrow, some will go to flipping burgers, some will do better, some
won't find another job for a very long time. They are collateral
damage of boardroom decisions.
On Wed, 29 Aug 2012 19:57:25 -0400, " email@example.com"
Again you don't know what you are talking about. I just happen to
know many from the Philippines and even having a college education
there doesn't mean a job. Many have to leave the country or take
menial jobs to get by like being maids, work on cruise ships, etc... .
So losing a job with a major employer near home must be hard there.
I'm told being poor there isn't the same as here.
How is that different?
Remember that it was you that objected to my use of the word innocent and
insinuated that they all played a part in the decision to use the chips.
How is being an "innocent bystander" different than being "collateral
damage of boardroom decisions"?
You still haven't figured out that the only reason that "heybub" is here
is to screw with people? One minute he is Rush Limbaghs twin and then
now he sounds like the commercial that was running last week about how
Romney killed the the wife of the guy who had previously been working in
a mill that was owned by Romneys group that was closed.
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