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I wouldn't say her career is ruined. With all three supervisors gone, it's hard to draw any other conclusion than that her observations/complaints were valid and justified. I hope the new leadership in Steamboat/SSPD will have the courage to look upon what she did as a positive contribution toward the growth of the department, but if they don't, surely someone else, somewhere else will -- and it'll be our loss.
I've been wondering about this myself. There's never a byline with an actual author name.
Do restaurants need to request this little write-up? Is it free? They're certainly not critical reviews. Usually in columns like this, there's a little explanation of who writes this periodic article and what it's for -- but not in this case.
So, what gives?
As it happens, I don't have a corporate salary. But I think that just as capitalism can breed ingenuity and innovation, it can also allow greed to flourish. And when a corporate CEO or board of directors gets too greedy, people can die, let alone be cheated out of their rightful earnings or be forced into subsistence living. Therefore, there need to be regulations to mitigate or blunt or discourage actions corporations tend to take when they get too greedy. This usually only happens when they grow beyond a certain point. I'm not saying it can't happen with a small business owner, but it's a lot easier for a CEO to screw someone he doesn't see every day -- all to keep the shareholders happy, of course.
Do you believe that CEO's should make several hundred times what a typical corporate worker makes?
It sounds like you're saying that you think some sort of sanctions would cause badly-behaving international corporations to change their ways. I'd like to make the attempt.
I agree; megacorporations and malevolent dictators have a lot in common.
Exactly, Mark, so when we slap sanctions on a country, who do you think is going to be hurt the most? It sure won't be the leadership and upper crust. I suppose we're hoping that the people most affected by them will rise up and overthrow their government, or something. Doesn't happen.
So they want to bring in someone from outside the city to do a temp job, forcing the management team to bring someone up to speed who won't be around for more than six months or so. My suggestion would be to tap someone on the team who has interest and relevant qualifications to take over on an interim basis. Though given the amount of flack Deb faced, I can't imagine anyone would be interested.
We'll do a lot better going over there and spreading our ideas and stories of American life than we did trying to starve them into submission with 40 years of sanctions. Talk about a pointless policy.
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