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The term *slave labour* sound a bit offensive

Tomas Matta


----- Original Message -----
From: "Fountain Conner" <fconner(--nospam--at)pcola.gulf.net>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2000 8:23 AM
Subject: Re: Who wants to be a doctor?


> You won't like my answer.  I was released from a position of Chief Civil
> Structural engineer, partly because I went to management and *required*
> that my people be treated (and paid) as professionals.  Management had,
and
> probably still does, the "Landlord/serf" mentality.
>
> I had previously had the opportunity and rare priviledge of working with
> (note, not for) a *real* company.  I have discovered that there aren't too
> many of those.
>
> If you insist, I'll give names and dates.  I have *no* problem pointing
out
> those who get rich from slave labour.
>
> Fountain E. Conner, P.E.
> Gulf Breeze, Fl. 32561
>    Phone 850-932-5547
>    Fax      850-934-1916
>
> ----------
> > From: Bill Polhemus <bpolhem(--nospam--at)swbell.net>
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject: Re: Who wants to be a doctor?
> > Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2000 7:00 AM
> >
> > My guess would be that this is so.
> >
> > The reason is "biggest bang for the buck", i.e. a satisfactory blend of
> "quality" and "cost effectiveness".
> pounding out C++ with the best of 'em at an equivalent rate of about US$8
> and hour.
> >
> > Hard to beat that. What would YOU do, Fountain?
> >
> > Fountain Conner wrote:
> > >
> > > That reminds me...
> > >
> > > Can anyone either confirm or squelch the rumour that a significant
> > > percentage of the work on our beloved RISA is being done outside of
the
> > > U.S. of A.?
> > >
> > > If so, Bruce, is this *quality-driven*, or *dollar-driven*?
>
>
>