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#1 Unique business aims to spread solar power (Shocking! Baffling!)
07-18-2008, 04:27 AMunderpants (1000+ posts) Thu Jul-17-08 01:47 PM
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Unique business aims to spread solar power (Shocking! Baffling!)
Advertisements [?]Edited on Thu Jul-17-08 01:48 PM by underpants
BOULDER, Colorado (CNN) -- Blake Jones' business plan for his company, Namaste Solar Electric, was so unusual, he confounded a lot of business experts.
Outsiders were baffled by some of these company plans:
• Environmental concerns would be a driving force in every aspect of the company
• Six weeks of paid time off
• A concept called FOH -- frank, open and honest -- to help eliminate gossip and grudges
• Employees, no matter what their job description, have the same pay scale
• One percent of yearly revenues go to solar systems donated to community groups
• All major decisions would be made by consensus of all company employees
Jones had done a serious turnabout in his own career that inspired some of the unusual principles of Namaste. Namaste is a Sanskrit greeting meaning, "to bow to you." The civil engineer spent five years working in the Middle East for Brown and Root, a subsidiary of Halliburton, in the oil and gas industry.
Kind of sounds like ANIMAL FARM to me.
But, of course, the dummies love it.
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07-18-2008, 05:19 AMAll major decisions would be made by consensus of all company employees
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such a pretty thought, though. sort of like the rainbows and unicorn thoughts of obama.
SonnabendGuest07-18-2008, 05:35 AMē Employees, no matter what their job description, have the same pay scale
That company will have a hard time keeping or getting real talent, because if the company won't pay them what they are worth, they wont work there.
Pay peanuts get monkeys.
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07-18-2008, 07:51 AMOne percent of yearly revenues go to solar systems donated to community groups
Someone needs to track this grand liberal experiment, which should be named "Airhead America" in honor of another liberal business venture "success".
Something about this reminds me of Red Bull's Flugtag:
07-18-2008, 10:00 AM
I like the 6 weeks of paid time off. Is there also 5 days of sick time? That would be 7 weeks per year each employee could take, never mind what that costs......
Probably just has green decafinated organic tea in the break room too. Water heated by solar power of course.
07-18-2008, 10:14 AM
Hah, A DUmmie corporation! :D
This company sounds alot lke this one - Widgets
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Ē I wondered why the rock was getting larger. Then it hit me.
07-18-2008, 12:27 PM
Excuse me - Communism was a real lark for about 70 years, but didnít if fail? Miserably?At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
07-18-2008, 06:57 PM
But history has very little value to most liberals. Kudos to you for showing yourself to be an exception to the rule in this instance!
I think it's that ideal concept of "everybody equal", regardless of their talent and abilities that attracts most liberals to the "glory" of communism. The equal pay, no matter how unskilled you are is REAL attractive to DUmmies! So, if communism failed miserably before, "SO WHAT??? Let's try it again and again and maybe SOMEONE can get it to work!".
The trouble is, the communist ideal doesn't factor in the basic principles of human nature. As stated earlier by Sonnabend, if you're good at what you do but you're rewarded at the same level as someone who sucks, you're going to go somewhere where your talent is appreciated. If you have no choice in the matter, you're going to drop your output to the level of your "peers". That's why the Iron Curtain countries turned into slums. That's why capitalistic countries were able to bury Khrushchev instead of vice versa. That's why most Cubans still live in squalor while idiots like Mikey Mooron choose to live in the U.S. while praising Castro's regime.
Capitalism has its faults, but communism has no virtues.
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