With mass layoffs still taboo in Japan, senior workers who refuse to resign are sent to "chasing-out rooms"
instead of being allowed to work. (SL NYTimes)
posted by reenum
on Sep 4, 2013 -
has owned the only VW (and now Porsche and Honda) dealership in Ann Arbor, Michigan, since 1972. At 83 he finally decided to retire, selling the dealership.
With 89 employees counting on their jobs, he turned down offers for a higher amount in order to sell to a company that agreed to keep the current employees on, nobody can afford to lose a job in Michigan right now!
And then, he walked into the dealership this week and distributed checks to his employees, in the amount of $1,000 for each year they had been employed. For some of them this amount was almost $30,000.
posted by HuronBob
on Sep 6, 2012 -
Over the years, he's become so well versed in restaurant labor law that his attorneys don't even charge him for filing lawsuits anymore. 'They take them on spec,' he boasts. 'By now, they know that if I file something, it's legit.' Eddie Santana, restaurant rebel
, has filed 30 lawsuits against companies — nearly all restaurants and bars — for everything from illegal tip pools to excessive uniform costs. He's netted $144,924.79 after attorney fees from 20 separate settlements. And from the nine suits still pending, he hopes to make another $100,000, if not more.
posted by shakespeherian
on Mar 21, 2011 -
Edward Mike Davis was the owner or Tiger Oil, an oil company operating in Houston during the 1970's. His irascible memos
have been an Internet sensation
for the past few years
Good things are not meant to last forever, and in 1980, Tiger Oil filed bankruptcy. Davis' hatred of people did not confine itself to the office, as this case
shows. Tiger Oil was in litigation in relation to the bankruptcy filing as late as 1989
posted by reenum
on Aug 3, 2010 -
Boss Science: The Psychopathology of the modern American corporate leader.
The personality which wins the promotion game has dubious overlap with characteristics of effective leadership. Many organizational psychologists argue that the "emergent" boss is often a narcissist
who, because he "manages to act like he already is the boss," is "socially skilled at adjusting his personality," and is charismatic, rises and entrenches himself to the detriment of the organization. Some
, though, "extol the virtues of the narcissist’s selfishness, ethical blindness, and lack of empathy as indispensable to being an agent of change in a large corporation—or the world."
posted by shivohum
on Apr 8, 2007 -