Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Mar 2008 10:18 UTC, submitted by marc anton
Apple "There are many tribes in the tech world: TiVo lovers, Blackberry addicts, Palm Treo fanatics, and people who exhibit unhealthy affection for their Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners. But there is no bigger tribe, and none more zealous, than fans of Apple, who are infamous for their sensitivity to slams, real or imagined, against the beloved company. "It's funny - even if I write a generally positive piece about Apple, I still get more complaints from Apple partisans" than from opponents, Mossberg says. He has even coined a term for the effect. "I call it the Doctrine of Insufficient Adulation."
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RE[3]: Sick
by kefkathecruel on Sun 23rd Mar 2008 19:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sick"
kefkathecruel
Member since:
2006-01-17

Above one said

"The employees do not pick their employers with some sort of philosophy in mind, they do it for the pay-check. Plain and simple."

That is what is called cynicism plain and simple. Belief that people are only motivated by self-interest. You, Sir, are a cynic. ;)

Edited 2008-03-23 19:18 UTC

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RE[4]: Sick
by raver31 on Mon 24th Mar 2008 01:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Sick"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

Cynical ? Me ? yes, yes I am.
And I am also an employer.

No-one comes to an interview and asks me how the company feels on open source, global warming, world peace, or whatever you young people chat about these days.

First thing they ask about is the wages.. THEN they might ask about the working hours and conditions.

Anyone here who says otherwise is either deluding themselves or they are not working.

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RE[4]: Sick
by Soulbender on Mon 24th Mar 2008 05:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Sick"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

You, Sir, are a cynic.


No, he's practical. The main reason people work for a company is because they need money. No one goes to work at Microsoft, Apple, IBM etc because they feel they're working for the greater good of man. They do it because they need to make a living.
Why do they need to make a living? Because living isn't free, at least not if you appreciate some minimal level of materialistic standard (you know, like having a computer and having internet access).
This is not to say that you'd make a living at any cost, no matter what the company does. You may chose not to work for certain companies and prefer others.
You may value benefits other than the salary they give you or the company culture etc.
At the end of the day however, you need to make a living. If you didnt you'd be relaxing on the beach with a beer instead of participating in the rat race.

Edited 2008-03-24 05:27 UTC

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