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324 Million??

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post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by Kinaesthetic View Post

I'm not defending them. I think it is horse-crap that Intel and other companies participated in this. If you bothered to actually search, I was the person who originally linked that story to the OCN news section for people to be aware of.

However, it isn't hard to surmise the intent of your original post from reading your past posts.

I question why Intel seems to get a pass all the time,when they have clearly been the biggest offender of this kind of behavior.Facts don't lie.Surely other companies do the same type of business practices,and I denounce any that do get caught.Often times the one who is accusing someone of something is doing the same thing themselves.Yes,I do tend to stick up for the underdog,because clearly there is no shortage of those defending the popular "bully".I also understand that a corporation having a monopoly in any field is a disaster for consumers.
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post #13 of 21
Capitalism worked well in America for a while. It's a country big enough that big companies do not consume all the little ones and they do not become monopolies or oligopolies easily. But enter the behemoths of the likes of Google, Microsoft, Oil giants and the like and it's not big enough.
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Am I the only that doesn't see a problem with this?
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Am I the only that doesn't see a problem with this?

$300 million to these companies is about 5 bucks to you and me, not even a slap on the wrist. So...yeah
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post #16 of 21
I don't see a problem them doing this. Keeps things civil between the companies. And yes the 300 million is chump change. As far as the number of people affected it's small in comparison to even the people who work in let's say the auto industry.
post #17 of 21
Maybe you'll change your mind when it's your career getting shortchanged, your job getting bamboozled by companies willing to conspire to see that you don't get what you're worth. Hey man, if rolling over and accepting what corporate America is willing to shove down your throat is your thing? Neat.
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post #18 of 21
They shouldn't have settled.
But I guess money and under the table perks tipped the scale.

The impact on workers' salaries is huge. 3 billion is spare change compared to what they must have really cost people regarding salaries, job security or alternatives.
Too bad its so easy for them to throw some money at it and poof, its gone. After lawyer fees, its going to most likely be less than 2K per person. Over several years this is happening (and most likely keep on going only more quietly), its nothing really.
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Honestly I don't see what the big deal is. That's like saying countries cant make alliances not too kill each others soldiers.
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Well, divided by 64k workers that's not much, about 4.7k minus lawyer fees...

go around and bump off a few employees biggrin.gif
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