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I'm soooooo confused, my head hurts. I think it is the Chicago weather or
the fact that lower Wacker is closed down! (I'm a born Chicagoan with 23
years in the desert).

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Regis King [mailto:steelfishes(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001 4:14 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: RE: Wage Busting
> >The associates who have firm ownership were willing to join me
> three years
> >ago
> >when I was only working out of the basement of my home; thereby
> showing the
> >required "guts" I was looking for...
> >So the "contradictions" you raise do not exist.
> Although I can certainly understand your situation, if you want
> engineers to
> come in with the understanding that they are excluded from rising
> within the
> firm because they were not in on the ground floor, then you will never be
> able to recruit the best engineers.  If you are able to find any at all,
> probably young ones, the best you can hope for is that they will
> stay a few
> years while they build experience and network, and ultimately
> move to a firm
> where they can move up, or start their own.  Why would you expect other
> talented individuals to settle for less than those you now
> associate with?
> The quality ones who cannot find a home within your firm will
> surely end up
> as your competitors.  I know several firms that are now in close
> competition
> with firms that need never have been created, or need never had
> gotten key
> employees, if the original firm had more potential for advancement.  But
> coming full circle, you said you don't want people who want opportunities
> and advancement, then you said it isn't wage busting and that you
> do offer
> many opportunities and advancement to your employees, but now you say
> advancement is only for those who were with you from the
> beginning, and you
> now seek people who will work without potential for advancement.
> And, you
> are interested in bringing in people so you don't have to offer
> anything to
> the locals.  So again, what part of it isn't wage busting?
> Regis
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