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Share the pain


4 Share Pain

As we head into the deepest recession since the 14th century, a new report published  by the Mutual Agony Foundation reveals an unprecedented level of cooperation between employers and staff in solving financial problems. The recent situation at BA where almost 7,000 workers agreed to participate in the company’s ‘work for free’ initiative is just one example of the solidarity workers are showing employers. Now BA has announced it will build upon its success and merge with Honda to form a new super company known as Bonding plc. But how have these breakthroughs been achieved? Our  reporters were granted exclusive access to film a ‘town hall’ staff meeting at the newly formed recession-proof, super company to find out.

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zett said:

Sharing the pain? Yeah, right. What is being proposed sounds more like distributing it like some sort of heroic martyr deed to undertake by the average employee. It’s being sold by company CEOs as a communal burden, as getting through the crisis together. Of course, the fact that they never talked about sharing joy in form of additional income during good times, makes this thoroughly hypocritical. What weighs down even heavier, though, is the notion of equality between higher ups and normal workers that the companies spread. It’s a plain lie. It’s an insult thrown right in the face of employees, who are being thought of as gullible enough to believe it, or simply as unable to defend themselves. Blackmail? It certainly plays its part underneath all those layers of protected imbalances. An average employee is easily fired in such time, in fact, quite a number is! And, hey, certainly it’s not the company’s fault – times are tough after all (Irony alarm).

Higher ups make ridiculous and ambiguous ‘sacrifices’ to keep up appearance and appease the workers . But even if they mess up, they still have their safe nets of disgustingly high ‘compensation’ money that could have made a huge different in the lives of a multitude of employees’ lives. Higher ups, stop pretending and find a real solution.

Praz said:

Class relations in the 21st century. Trotsky would spit! Very funny.

Josh said:

If only this kind of stuff wasn’t happenning in real life…very funny and very poignant