I'm a defense worker from another company, and
it's my view that defense companies are being packaged
for investors as "moneymakers," which in the current
market overcapitalization, means that things have to
give internally. The Government sets our profit
margins, and they are below the levels acceptable to a
commercial business in a bull market. Yet our managements
keep trying to package our companies as if they were
growth stocks of some kind.
When a market
correction occurs, our stocks will look attractive again.
With any luck, our companies will have enough
engineers left to recover from this self-consuming period
of stupidity we're going through.
if they keep it up like this for very long, it is
really going to wreck the nation's ability to defend its
PS: I have no HRS stock. And
I think you guys do good work, FWIW.
We have had a
realtively nice week on this board with people intelligently
discussing issues related to the stock, and now you must
rear your ugly head again and start up with the mud
slinging. Please just go away.
I am sure that
acominio has nothing to worry about. He is posting
intelligent questions and issues regarding Harris stock and
helping to move this board away from the filth it has
been of late. I am sure that Harris appreciates that.
Despite all of your wonderful innovations, the
stock continues to hit new lows.
once HRS biggest asset. But management decided that
all engineers were interchangable. Just give them the
proper procedures and anyone can be an engineer (have
you read all the "command media").
professional management. Until it arrives, they will always be
focused upon the wrong issues.
Good luck to you,
all Harris employees deserve better, even
And yes, I have an MBA, but I also have a Phd in
Hey Art, you've got big balls. Hope the computer
monitors don't get you.
HRS is loaded with the latest in hand cranked
recording devices. Geesh!
You'd have us believe all the
research is going to waste! That HRS isn't ready for Y2K.
The hand cranks now come in decorative colors, too!
The message of the "Christmas Bonus of 1994" was
that Engineers are resources, not assets (resources
are consummed while assets are valued). Engineers at
HRS are rewarded with the opportunity to contribute
mass quantities of personal time uncompensated when
there is lots of work only to be laid off or fired when
things get lean due to poor management decisions and
missed opportunities. Managers who can "drown the family
cat" are rewarded with job security and longevity. HRS
engineer-wannabe-managers insist on making technical decisions long after
their technical sharpness is blunt while ignoring those
who stay in engineering and know better.
Well, crying isn't gonna bring him back, unless
your tears smell like dog food. So you can either sit
there crying and eating can after can of dog food until
your tears smell enough like dog food to make your dog
come back -- or you can go out there and find your
I'm an engineer and my observation is that HRS
would have dissolved a long time ago had it not been
for creative financing, not superior technology. HRS
current woes are a result of too much creative financing
catching up with them and no technology upsides to soften
Ho hum. You keep barking the same old
When your division gets to 50 percent of the total
sales, as GCSD (formerly ESS) is now, wake us
"Technology" can be bought and that's how some companies got
it, didn't have to have their own engineers on board,
but it helps. There are some engineers who just can't
make the transition to being a business manager.
Nevertheless, a good many engineers have spent years of their
career at HRS investing their efforts trying to improve
the company. They "own" the company, in figurative
sense, as much as those who only buy the stock. Face it,
most shareholders could care less what the company
does as long as their equity grows or they get a
dividend check. Employees (shareholder or not) have more
at stake than those arm's length investors. We may
be along for the ride, but we don't appreciate the
driver falling asleep at the wheel.
I guess you're an MBA too, just like your buddy
mba_mna, a real pair of axxholes. Unlike you I don't try
to steal credit from other people like you were
attempting to do. I value different opinions but it its
clear that the only opinion that you value is yours.
Sure wish I could see you say that to a sailors face,
he'd remove your face in flash.
I guess you
weren't one of the hard "woking" employees , nor
particularly intelligent either since no one would listen to
You apparently assume I'm an engineer, and I'm not
sure why. You apparently don't like engineers
otherwise you wouldn't be including them as part of what
you think is an insulting remark. Just remember, that
without the engineers there would be no (repeat NO)
technology in Harris or in any other technology company. As
far as MBA's are concerned.. well some of my best
friends are MBA's. So there!!!
I don't know why
Harris' stock is going down,while GE's is going up. It's
clear you don't either. Maybe its because the GE board
doesn't have a pair MBA axxholes trashing their former
employer and fellow employees.
Go sell some hot
dogs and leave this board to people who care about
what happens to Harris and its employees. It is clear
that you are only interested in your pathetic little
Like your fellow Must Be Axxhole, I choose to skip any
further garbage posts from either of you!
You seem more like a pig than a watchdog, always
wallowing in his own s*it. You are either an ex-sailor or
just an uneducated foul mouth.
There are many
good, hard woking Harris employees, then there are some
so dumb all they have is blind loyalty. They don't
think for themselves and are easily led. They attack
anyone with a different opinion.
I was never
downsized because I saw what was happening. You can only
eat backlog and grab every penny of profit for so
long before you crash. Maybe if Harris had
professional management (yes MBA's matter) instead of a bunch
of engineer wanna be managers then it would not be a
$22 stock (a new low). Ask the GE/Harris folks about
why they are doing well and most will give credit to
GE management (they are mostly MBA's). And if you
look, GE hit a new all time high today. Coincidence?