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  • america_foremost america_foremost Nov 9, 2003 1:03 PM Flag

    Stock price the most important

    As a shareowner (owner) I am most interested in my stock value! I am not interested in providing people more than a fair day's pay for a fair day's work.

    Why do many or you think that CSC owes you a living, and especially long-term security?

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    • WOW. I think that you have shown your true colors now in case there was any doubt.

      I am far from rich (monitarily), but I am quite happy. Happiness has little to do with money - it primarily has to do with attitude.

      You are also free to pursue happiness. Perhaps you should.

    • Many CSC contracts are will not allow for foreign national employment, so when this economy turns around the backlash could present them with a very poor recovery by way of poor reputation and mass exodus of experienced people. Don�t think that treating employees poorly won�t have an effect on your all precious stock price.

    • A fair day's pay for a fair day's work? No problem there, my friend! How about eight hours worth of pay for NINE or TEN hours? Is that "fair" ? I think not.

      • 1 Reply to fightin_back
      • Intentionally or not, you (again) completely miss the point.

        Salaried\Exempt personnel are not paid by the hour. Salaried\Exempt personnel get paid vacation and other benefits that some hourly positions don't.

        I do find it odd however that the lowest paid and least educated people are paid hourly and that attorney's are too. My wife is an attorney, and if she doesn't work, she does not get paid. Nor does she get benefits. Is that what you want?

        If so, start your own business: but I can guarantee you you that if you want to be successful, you'll put in WAY more than the organized labor declaration that a workday is only 8hrs.

        The 8hrs pay for 8hrs worked is an interesting twist on the 8hrs work for 8hrs pay statement. Which organized labor website did you copy and THAT from?

    • As an employee, I agree - I only expect my paycheck for a pay period that I worked. Anything else is gravy!

      I the company changes benefits or policies to where I don't like it, I will move on.

      • 1 Reply to notriffedyet
      • it sounds like to me that you are the last remnant of a once proud group of extraordinary individuals after CSC had riffed all but the idiots. every group have their clowns and deadbeats. brother, you sure sound like one. it's always the deadbeats that remain. they never do anything in first place but just sit back and receive their paycheck. they are willing to except any abuse that are imposed on them simply because they know they won't have it this good anywhere else. the deadbeats will milk the situation for all it's glory and then move on.

    • for the most part, i agree that a full days work deserves a full days pay. however, mandated 40+ work hours and forced furlough is abuse against the workers. it doesn't matter how you phrase it, it's abuse.

      • 2 Replies to sanderstheparrot
      • >>> ...mandated 40+ work hours.... is abuse against the workers <<<

        Where in the Constitution is it written that you only have to work 40hrs? If those are the job conditions and you don't like it - move on. My company told us the day we joined it was min 45hrs, and anything over that required to get the job done, and that was almost 30yrs ago (and we were salaried/exempt so we didn't get "overtime"). I had a great run with them. And got riffed. But what a great run it was.

        If I hadn't liked the deal, or the deal got changed, I could always have moved on.

      • Please define WHY you consider it 'abuse'.

        40hrs a week is what I agreed to. CSC does not require me to work more, but I sometimes run into a situation that does. During those times, my management is very good about making sure that we don't get burned out, by arranging for relief. While not company policy, however I would be naive to think that there are 'abuses' in individual instances, which should be reported to CSC HR & CSC Legal if it happens. If it keeps happening, it is time to get another job.

        How are furloughs abuse? I don't work, so why should I get paid? CSC is acutally quite nice about allowing for (not requiring, but perhaps encouraging) vacation time to be used so that you can get paid regardless. It is a valid tool to reduce costs without having to reduce workforce.

        Please give a mature answer. Thanks! :)

 
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