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C2Talon

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  1. C2Talon

    First Thing

    too many adverts
  2. C2Talon

    First Thing

    dictionary.com
  3. C2Talon

    The Geography Game

    New Brunswick
  4. C2Talon

    Last One to Post Wins (Part IX)

    違う!
  5. C2Talon

    Who Will Post Next?

    Not in the moment. Next is the entire Republic of Finland.
  6. C2Talon

    Ban the Person Above you

    Banned because I once was an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.
  7. C2Talon

    Who Will Post Next?

    Not quite. Next is the thuganomicon.
  8. C2Talon

    True or False

    Almost, but I dodged those bullets. The next poster uses virtual machines.
  9. C2Talon

    Last One to Post Wins (Part IX)

    Makishimamu faito pawaa!
  10. C2Talon

    Ban the Person Above you

    Banned for arrows.
  11. C2Talon

    The Geography Game

    Hawai'i
  12. C2Talon

    Animal Game

    rat terrier
  13. C2Talon

    First Thing

    Chávez
  14. C2Talon

    Last One to Post Wins (Part IX)

    Truly?
  15. C2Talon

    Animal Game

    tit
  16. C2Talon

    Who Will Post Next?

    Yup. The Stalinator is next.
  17. C2Talon

    True or False

    False. The nexet poster is the Batman.
  18. C2Talon

    Ban the Person Above you

    Banned for Batman.
  19. C2Talon

    The Geography Game

    Danmark
  20. C2Talon

    First Thing

    dead
  21. C2Talon

    Wealth Inequality in America

    Keeping wages down: a company teaching other companies methods to not hire U.S. workers so they can apply for more, and far cheaper, H-1B (non-immigrant visa) workers: Now, legally speaking, a company is supposed to pay a H-1B worker the same wage as they would a non-H-1B worker. However, they get around that by using the method described in the video. Say, they want to hire a worker with a university degree and 5 years experience for 25k a year when the average starting wage the market has with zero experience is 50k. The company will automatically disqualify any applicant who put a desired wage anywhere above the 25k they are seeking, even if the worker would accept a lower-than-what-they-printed-in-the-application wage if asked. Since the company does not seem to be able to find anyone "willing" to take their low wage or anyone who fits into their odd-ball requirements, they go the H-1B route and hire that worker for 25k. The hiring company also has far and away too much power over the H-1B worker. If the workers find they are being exploited as such, the company can threaten to send the worker back to their home country as a way to keep them quiet since, as non-citezens, they have almost no rights they can exercise within the U.S. legal system for recourse. Another thing is the worker might not want to risk the low wage they are getting: while it may be fraction of an entry-level wage in the U.S, it may be significantly more than they make within their own country.
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    Wealth Inequality in America

    The CEOs even have little incentive to keep a company running beyond the short-term. Many fly-by CEOs will cut experienced workers to bring in cheaper labor, then wonder why quality plummets and maintenance costs go up after a few years. They cut out anything that drives innovation like research and development departments because they are not immediately profitable, then wonder why their businesses stagnate after a few years. Then, when the company starts failing, most have multi-million-dollar golden parachutes to get them through their "rough time" finding another company to drive into the ground. Even worse, with all those changes that they make when they initially take over, it's easy to get with another company when they can point to a chart and say, "when I took over X, in the first Y quarters X saw record profits, which made the investors happy!" Or something like that. I'd get sources/examples and flesh it out more, but Skyrim awaits. Edit: Speaking of, this was in the feed today: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/13/03/04/1727249/ At least the Swiss are getting around to dealing with a huge part of the problem.
  23. C2Talon

    Animal Game

    Ham sandwich
  24. C2Talon

    Who Will Post Next?

    Not in the moment. Hårt is next?
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