The sky is falling, indeed. Merit increases have been delayed 6 months. There is no hope. Nothing can save Abbott. After emerging stronger than ever from the IV recall in the 60's and inceasing sales from $450 million in 1969 to over $16 billion in 2001 the end is clearly near. Keep lighting up and puffing, boys and girls. The vision is becoming clearer.
Newby, I should say, I am a little partial to Atlanta also. I live there for a while. But all the time I was there, they stunk. Vick is pretty impressive for only being 22. Should be a great playoff run regardless who takes it all.
Well, have to go out and take down Christmas lights. My son loves to put them up, but taking them down is another story.
Ledder was a good leader back then. But we have to remember that you can't compare apples and oranges. Times back then for big business in many ways were much different then they are today. In all fairness the expectations and demands, the regulations are completely different, the rules changed and will no doubt keep changing. The next generation of leaders will face different and more difficult challenges than the current leadership. The playing field used to be level, maybe even leaning to the side of the big corporations but no longer.
Sonoran- Your a breathe of fresh air & I assume a retired Abbott employee who has seen a number of companies along the lake near Abbott go belly-up.The negative posters & the scumbags who crawl from under a rock with aliases will disappear soon as this 102 year old company moves ahead.The 300 mil investment in April for the Japanese drug company is an example of future growth.With many losing their jobs I doubt if any Abbott employer is leaving because of a 6-month delay in a raise.There is no union like GE to support walkouts Abbott has been favored place to work for over 50 years I have been following the stock.Surprising how a few bad apples can spoil a once friendly board maybe the time will come to run them out of sight with the simple IGNORE, my list is growing.
Yeh, put them all on ignore and end up carrying on a conversation with yourself like Pluto and his clones do. By not participating in a two-sided discussion you only demonstrate just how one-dimensional you and your views really are.