This is the kind of stuff that makes me feel like something about big business is not quite right. I see how the little guy is always squeezed out. The workers who assemble all of the appliances at that park are very important to the success of the company-at least, in my opinion. However, they seem to be getting the possible shaft after the incredible fire that ravaged the building last week.
I bet that not one executive will suffer in this tragedy. It seems that the company should take care of their employees, and do right by them. I am not anyone who is anyone, but I feel that I should say my part because I am on the employee’s side.
When I hear about executives getting raises and bonuses that probably add up to more than the cumulative benefits of these displaced employees, it makes me sick. The little guy just cannot win. What better way to show that a company is behind their workers or that the same said company has changed its ways and is on the road to complete success than to show the world how important it’s employees are to its success. GE should find a way to help those employees to keep food on the table and to keep a roof over their heads.
I am a GE shareholder, and I am all for profits and stock appreciation. However, how can a company prove itself to the investment community by neglecting its employees. The employees have to know that they are working for a company that is behind them in the good and the bad. In that way, the employees will find it in themselves to go the extra mile to produce for GE.
Where has the American way gone? Americans have been known for helping each other. Lending a helping hand is the American way. How could GE put profits before it’s employees. It isn’t like the stock has been moving upwards and every little bit counts. This stock has done nothing but drive investors nuts for almost a decade. I am sure that there is a way that GE can find it on their books to help keep its employees safe and sound and able to support their families. Hmmm… Maybe the executives could take a little cut until things get better….. Maybe not!
I am quite sure that those employees are not rich nor do they make a tremendous amount of money. Although, I am quite sure that the head honchos will not lose an ounce of sleep over this because their lives will not change a bit. This company is a conglomerate, not a bunch of separate businesses. If GE still owns the appliance division until the sale is finalized, GE ought to provide some type of income protection for its workers no matter the division. I can only imagine what type of insurance will be collected. It might allow GE to collect for loss of sales and so forth. I can only imagine. But, somehow it sounds like the employees might be left out.
Come on GE, man up! Treat your employees with respect. Show the world that this company is a leader and can treat it’s employees and it’s customers like no other. Don’t drop the ball and let these people down. Remember, knives cut both ways. GE can’t possibly complain about being incorrectly treated by the investment community if they are treating the employees that allow them to exist no differently.
I cannot wait to hear what comments GE has on this subject. I hope the only thing I hear is that GE will make every attempt to make its employees whole again. If that were to happen, I wonder how the investment community would react? I can imagine that it can’t be any worse than how it reacted when the fools at the top almost scuttled the ship early in this decade. However, I want to believe that investors would reward a company for being truly American and showing that not only are profits and share prices important, but how a company treats it’s employees might lend credence to how it runs itself as a whole.
Good luck to all GE employees and investors. I wish you all well.
Robert the DividendDreamer