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Steve, got bad news for you, bud.

We drew straws while you were offline and you lost. Get your kneepads and go ask Larry for a job. He needs a new yacht, seeing that damn Bezos' new monstrosity... Just can't have that now can we.... Pack yo He-Man lunchbox, put a damn shirt on, and get back to work...

Somebody has to work so we decided it would be you....

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Steve, got bad news for you, bud.

We drew straws while you were offline and you lost. Get your kneepads and go ask Larry for a job. He needs a new yacht, seeing that damn Bezos' new monstrosity... Just can't have that now can we.... Pack yo He-Man lunchbox, put a damn shirt on, and get back to work...

Somebody has to work so we decided it would be you....

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Other than the money, the years I spent in Larry's org were the worst years of my life. What a fucking horrible company. I've been through a bunch of RIFs there. It's brutal. The place eats human beings for breakfast. It was truly a culture of fear and intimidation.

Even the Execs were not safe from the wrath of the gods above. Being an SVP was no better than being a chooch.


HR (aka the Sales Prevention Team): "Steve, we need 200 names by Friday. Oh, and the first line managers are not on the 'need to know' list."

Me: "Are you high? There is no way my org can downsize that much. You do realize that we have a quota to meet, and without people, we will not meet it."

HR: "OK, then give me 199 names and add yours."

Me: "Understood, I'll get you 225 names. You know that I am an overachiever!"
 

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Other than the money, the years I spent in Larry's org were the worst years of my life. What a fucking horrible company. I've been through a bunch of RIFs there. It's brutal. The place eats human beings for breakfast. It was truly a culture of fear and intimidation.

Even the Execs were not safe from the wrath of the gods above. Being an SVP was no better than being a chooch.


HR (aka the Sales Prevention Team): "Steve, we need 200 names by Friday. Oh, and the first line managers are not on the 'need to know' list."

Me: "Are you high? There is no way my org can downsize that much. You do realize that we have a quota to meet, and without people, we will not meet it."

HR: "OK, then give me 199 names and add yours."

Me: "Understood, I'll get you 225 names. You know that I am an overachiever!"
yeah,but now that youre retired you can go in and not give a fvck.someone asks you for a list of people to be eliminated...make sure their name is on the list.
 

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Other than the money, the years I spent in Larry's org were the worst years of my life. What a fucking horrible company. I've been through a bunch of RIFs there. It's brutal. The place eats human beings for breakfast. It was truly a culture of fear and intimidation.

Even the Execs were not safe from the wrath of the gods above. Being an SVP was no better than being a chooch.


HR (aka the Sales Prevention Team): "Steve, we need 200 names by Friday. Oh, and the first line managers are not on the 'need to know' list."

Me: "Are you high? There is no way my org can downsize that much. You do realize that we have a quota to meet, and without people, we will not meet it."

HR: "OK, then give me 199 names and add yours."

Me: "Understood, I'll get you 225 names. You know that I am an overachiever!"
Seen it. Cut to the bone and beyond, and when the people left over can't handle all the extra workload, beat the fuck out of them. Yeah, seen it.
 

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yeah,but now that youre retired you can go in and not give a fvck.someone asks you for a list of people to be eliminated...make sure their name is on the list.
That happened at the BoD meeting at a company I worked for in the 90s.
The CEO was in the board meeting with a list of employees he wanted to fire to save the company from BK.
The other board members looked at the list and said "If we let you go, we'll save this much plus another $10k, and it won't impact our customer service level"

The sad part was, it actually saved the company even more because of how much he was embezzling.
Didn't matter... the company folded 6 months after I moved on.
 

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I can't begin to tell you how much better I feel now that I am no longer working. If things went super sideways and I had to return to work, I'd consider some form of non-violent, yet lucrative crime. :laugh2:

There is no way that I will ever go back to 'work'.
 

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meh.i guess that while my job wasnt sexy or high paying there was a certain satisfaction there.must be some reason i went back as a part timer...
 

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Oh, I had some good times everywhere that I worked, even the hell-holes.

However, decades of corporate bullshit take a toll. At some point you cannot absorb any more toxicity. Any satisfaction was eventually overwhelmed by the realization that, in the big scheme of things, it doesn't mean one rat's ass.

Money at all costs. No one matters to 'the company'.

So, you become a whore. Once you understand that, it then becomes about the money to you.

Few people change the world. The rest of us just live in it. You might as well enjoy your time.
 
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When I pulled our PeopleSoft/PeopleTools out of Oracle on Demand in Austin, they got evil about it. Auditing our licensing, etc. We had an Oracle instance in our ESX farm in Austin, they said we had to license every single possible core in the entire datacenter. The quote was $540,000,000 a year based on our annual revenue and the number of processor cores. Obviously, no one is paying that. If we run their hypervisor, we can license just the actual cores used. I do like Oracle Box for a personal workstation.
 

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When I pulled our PeopleSoft/PeopleTools out of Oracle on Demand in Austin, they got evil about it. Auditing our licensing, etc. We had an Oracle instance in our ESX farm in Austin, they said we had to license every single possible core in the entire datacenter. The quote was $540,000,000 a year based on our annual revenue and the number of processor cores. Obviously, no one is paying that. If we run their hypervisor, we can license just the actual cores used. I do like Oracle Box for a personal workstation.
Oracle is too big for it's britches.
They walked into our operation and told us what a piece of shit our software was.
Then they proceeded to tell us how they could back up all of our data to tape, and it would be available same as if it were on our hard drives. That right there showed that they knew nothing about our software, because at the time, our software only supported storage on one network drive. To do what they claimed, it would have had to have been mapped to the same folder as our hard drive.
And even if they could, there's no way their tape system would have been fast enough (or durable enough for live video streaming in and out)

We told them to GTFO.
 

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"This, Dylan states, reduces Fender’s production capacity by between 200-250 instruments a day."


I call bullshit. There's not enough machinery or wood in that place to produce 250 instruments per day. Nor is there enough time for paint, assembly and QC.

I get my swamp ash from the same place that Fender in Corona, CA does.

Been to the warehouse, selected samples from pallets of SA.

Three pallets of some 90 pieces each were plastic-wrapped and stored for FCS.

I know because I asked the VP of the place. We had quite a conversation about swamp ash.

There is simply not enough swamp ash out there to sustain 200-250 guitars per day.

Per month, maybe. In a high-production, assembly line shop.

So this guy is saying that before the layoffs, they were producing more than that, and with the layoffs they're down to 300-250 per day?

Bull shit.
 

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I call bullshit. There's not enough machinery or wood in that place to produce 250 instruments per day. Nor is there enough time for paint, assembly and QC.

I get my swamp ash from the same place that Fender in Corona, CA does.

Been to the warehouse, selected samples from pallets of SA.

Three pallets of some 90 pieces each were plastic-wrapped and stored for FCS.

I know because I asked the VP of the place. We had quite a conversation about swamp ash.

There is simply not enough swamp ash out there to sustain 200-250 guitars per day.

Per month, maybe. In a high-production, assembly line shop.

So this guy is saying that before the layoffs, they were producing more than that, and with the layoffs they're down to 300-250 per day?

Bull shit.
It seems that most believe the Fender US Factory can produce 350 guitars a day. Now if that number is accurate that doesn’t necessarily mean they do.

It seems they’ve also been moving away fro Ash.
 

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@LtDave32 That’s why i just bought the American Original 50s Telecaster (used), because it’s Ash body. And those are going away.
The American Pro 2 they make now is pine body, and i think the Player series is Alder.

The standard Mim seems to have gone up a lot. It was $500. but now it seems to be over $800.
 

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When I pulled our PeopleSoft/PeopleTools out of Oracle on Demand in Austin, they got evil about it. Auditing our licensing, etc. We had an Oracle instance in our ESX farm in Austin, they said we had to license every single possible core in the entire datacenter. The quote was $540,000,000 a year based on our annual revenue and the number of processor cores. Obviously, no one is paying that. If we run their hypervisor, we can license just the actual cores used. I do like Oracle Box for a personal workstation.

I wish that I could take credit for that brilliant sales technique. My team made countless millions & millions of dollars in sales using "auditing". The word strikes fear into the hearts of CIO's around the globe.

"Oh, god -- no!!! What can we buy to avoid the audit?"

Sleep with the devil and you get burned.
 

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Oracle is too big for it's britches.
They walked into our operation and told us what a piece of shit our software was.
Then they proceeded to tell us how they could back up all of our data to tape, and it would be available same as if it were on our hard drives. That right there showed that they knew nothing about our software, because at the time, our software only supported storage on one network drive. To do what they claimed, it would have had to have been mapped to the same folder as our hard drive.
And even if they could, there's no way their tape system would have been fast enough (or durable enough for live video streaming in and out)

We told them to GTFO.

Your SW must have really been a piece of shit - LOL

I know of many, many real time video applications (casino's, three letter agencies, etc.) who use the tape technology that Sun got when the bought Storage Tek, and then Oracle got when they absorbed Sun.

Implemented properly, it can do RT video well, for a fraction of the cost of disk. Yes, of course you need a disk cache. But, we're talking GB of disk vs. Pedabytes. The savings is insane.

RT video deprecates fast; it quickly becomes archivable in all but the most demanding applications. And, even then, with a properly designed D-D-T-D-D configuration, you can save a fuck-ton of money.

That was one of the few diamonds in the rough that they failed to properly monetize.


Ugh.... work talk. I'm starting to get nauseated. Let's talk about bewbs. :laugh2:
 

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