Friday, November 30, 2012

Quote of the Day: A Bonus for Fleeing Executives?

This is going to be a quote of the day, even though I can't put a name with it. The writer said, in an e-mail to me, she didn't want people to know she uses F-bombs. It's good, though. Wish she hadn't diffused the F-bombs. Here it is:

"Apparently, some court has approved millions of dollars worth of bonuses for Hostess executives on the rationale that -- wait for it -- they don't want the executives to quit while the company's bankruptcy proceedings are underway.

"I just about did a spit take with my cereal.

"ARE YOU F---ING KIDDING ME??? DON'T WANT THEM TO QUIT??? No, no -- PLEASE QUIT! In fact, the whole f---ing world would have been better off if you'd quit a lot sooner. DO let the door hit you on the way out, and I hope it leaves a mark. In fact, follow the Japanese model and F---ING KILL YOURSELF!!! You bastards managed to run your company into the ground and cost 18,000 people their jobs, and YOU'RE GETTING A F----ING BONUS?!?!?!

"It's not as if this kind of thing hasn't happened before, but the whole "please don't quit" thing makes me want to bust some heads. What IS it with American business that jerks like this keep being REWARDED for what would get the rest of us fired??? It blows my freakin' mind.

"Oh, and let's not forget that these members of the 1 percent are the supposed "job creators"! The irony is too thick to cut even with a chainsaw."

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  2. The idea that somehow all heads of companies are entrepreneurs or job creators is crap. Hostess leadership had plenty of time to adjust to market trends in the food industry, but they opted to stay the same. Their leaders were but administrators, not glorified "John Galts."