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6. Re: Sunday Metaverse Feb 25, 2013, 15:05 avianflu
 
the yahoo memo does indeed look like the first salvo to get people to quit their yahoo jobs "of their own volition." Shady of Yahoo.  
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5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Feb 25, 2013, 09:16 wtf_man
 
EricFate wrote on Feb 24, 2013, 20:02:
"Nobody can work from home right now, come into the office" means one thing, and one thing only in corporate speak. "We need to lay a bunch of you off, and we don't think you respect us enough to actually come and voluntarily turn in all the stuff of ours that you currently have in your home office."

More like... we need to lay a bunch of you off... so we're taking away a privilege (and in some cases an agreement to being employed) in hopes that it will piss enough of you off to quit. It's a win-win for us... since we won't have to pay for your unemployment, and we don't look bad in the public's eyes for laying more people off.

I do realize working at home can be abused... but that's why you make things task based instead of hourly. X tasks have to be done daily. Y tasks... we estimate it will take 2 weeks to complete... you have 2 weeks. Multiple deadlines missed... you're fired. If you are consistently ahead of schedule with quality work... you get a bonus. It's a business model adjustment.... and I agree there needs to be some days that people need to come in for live exchanges with thei co-workers and meetings and such.
 
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4. Re: Sunday Metaverse Feb 25, 2013, 07:12 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 24, 2013, 11:33:
I pity you foos that think advertising is a good thing. Advertising is evil, period. An entire industry predicated on lying and making people insecure and worthless if they don't use XYZ product. I block cookies. I use ABP. I use Tor and/or proxies for most browsing. It's none of any company's goddamned business who I am or why I'm on their site anymore than if I was to walk into a retail store and they were to insist that I may not do so without handing all my personal information to them first. You'd tell them to fuckoff, turn around and walk out. IF I decide to purchase from them then they can have the information - and NO - that is not expressed or even tacit approval meaning they can share it with ANYONE else!

For news related services they can charge for content as far as I'm concerned. However, if I'm paying for it I don't want to see a single goddamned ad anywhere. Its why I don't pay for cable. Most people have always hated advertising, yet companies refuse to adapt or couldn't because of technological limitations. We're way past that now and there are no more excuses. So adapt or fall by the wayside.

I'd wager that, if Blue were to go subscription only, he'd also go out of business.

And you still misuse "advertising" and "marketing." Blue, for instance, does marketing. He does not do advertising.
 
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3. Re: Sunday Metaverse Feb 24, 2013, 21:40 Orphic Resonance
 
KILL EVERYONE NOW  
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2. Re: Sunday Metaverse Feb 24, 2013, 20:02 EricFate
 
"Nobody can work from home right now, come into the office" means one thing, and one thing only in corporate speak. "We need to lay a bunch of you off, and we don't think you respect us enough to actually come and voluntarily turn in all the stuff of ours that you currently have in your home office."  
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1. Re: Sunday Metaverse Feb 24, 2013, 11:33 Cutter
 
I pity you foos that think advertising is a good thing. Advertising is evil, period. An entire industry predicated on lying and making people insecure and worthless if they don't use XYZ product. I block cookies. I use ABP. I use Tor and/or proxies for most browsing. It's none of any company's goddamned business who I am or why I'm on their site anymore than if I was to walk into a retail store and they were to insist that I may not do so without handing all my personal information to them first. You'd tell them to fuckoff, turn around and walk out. IF I decide to purchase from them then they can have the information - and NO - that is not expressed or even tacit approval meaning they can share it with ANYONE else!

For news related services they can charge for content as far as I'm concerned. However, if I'm paying for it I don't want to see a single goddamned ad anywhere. Its why I don't pay for cable. Most people have always hated advertising, yet companies refuse to adapt or couldn't because of technological limitations. We're way past that now and there are no more excuses. So adapt or fall by the wayside.
 
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