- Jan 28, 2012
- 10,401 (4.84/day)
- Concord, NH
|Processor||Intel Core i7 3930k @ 4.2Ghz|
|Motherboard||ASUS P9X79 Deluxe|
|Cooling||Zalman CPNS9900MAX 130mm|
|Memory||G.Skill DDR3-2133, 16gb (4x4gb) @ 9-11-10-28-108-1T 1.65v|
|Video Card(s)||MSI AMD Radeon R9 390 GAMING 8GB @ PCI-E 3.0|
|Storage||2x120Gb SATA3 Corsair Force GT Raid-0, 4x1Tb RAID-5, 1x500GB|
|Display(s)||1x LG 27UD69P (4k), 2x Dell S2340M (1080p)|
|Audio Device(s)||Onboard Realtek® ALC898 8-Channel High Definition Audio|
|Power Supply||Seasonic 1000-watt 80 PLUS Platinum|
|Benchmark Scores||Benchmarks aren't everything.|
It definitely is a problem here in the West. I know CEO compensation in the US is ridiculously high compared to other places. I remember seeing that news special about the Japanese CEO of the biggest airline in Japan, who cut his pay to like the median income of employees within the company, and declined his bonus because the company started doing poorly. He took the bus to work, ate in the cafeteria with the rest of the employees, and helped out where he could (going as far as answering phones and such even). You would never see something like that in the United States. His rationale was; "Why should I be rewarded if the company is doing poorly?"
With that said, VLACS has been constantly growing for the last 5 years since the institution was started and has dropped yet. I've been here for 4 years, don't get paid nearly as much as other System Admins and Developers, but you know what? I get provided a Mac laptop (right now I have a 13" Macbook Air with an Ivy Bridge i5,) I get to work from home half of the week, and the admin chain is small enough where my boss' boss is the end of the food chain.
The other day I found that I was struggling with how much I was getting paid so I took my boss aside and told him that I wanted more. He looked at me and smiled and said, "For the last 2 years I've been vouching for you to get a higher pay." Did they give me exactly what I wanted? No. Did they help me enough to enable me to support both my wife and daughter off my own income. Yes.
That is why big business blows, it doesn't work that way, people get stressed out, and the people who "can't be bothered" with being stressed out takes it out on the people that they don't even know to make their own life better. Where I work, everyone knows everyone, and losing anyone is felt throughout the institution.
I think this is the case for AMD, the problem is that management doesn't understand how much it is harming the institution because they're still living a cushy lifestyle with absolutely no change with how they conduct their lives. While AMD engineers get laid off, benefits cut, and left upstream without a paddle even though they worked hard and did good work.
That is what pisses me off and capitalism will fail for that simple reason. We need a Swedes to tell us how awesome that a generous social welfare state is and how when everyone does well, the country does well.