Sunday, March 7, 2010

Corporate slaves

Set Godin nails it once again, in his latest post "Losing Andrew Carnegie." Seth starts off with:
Carnegie apparently said, "Take away my people, but leave my factories and soon grass will grow on the factory floors......Take away my factories, but leave my people and soon we will have a new and better factory."
He then asks the rhetorical question "Is there a typical large corporation working today that still believes this?" His point? Most Companies don't value their employees like they should, I've seen it, felt it, and seen my loved ones live through it.

This is something that I learned from two things. First my personal experience in "Corporate America" and then from witnessing the ultimate demise of Enron, where the laws protected the debts the company owed to other corporations, but left their employees' lives demolished as their entire life savings and retirement disappeared as the company collapsed.