August 3, 2015

Schadenfreude is a dish best served cold.

To be fair, Ivy Starnes Dan Price is only destroying his own company. He hasn't coerced anybody else into his foolish scheme or enacted legislation.

All the same, it is enjoyable in a gruesome-accident-on-the-side-of-the-road way. Poor Maisey McMaster quickly saw that things were not going to work well for her and her fellow hard-workers.

"He gave raises to people who have the least skills and are the least equipped to do the job, and the ones who were taking on the most didn't get much of a bump," she said. To her, a fairer proposal would have been to give smaller increases with the opportunity to earn a future raise with more experience.

A couple of days after the announcement, she decided to talk to Mr. Price.

"He treated me as if I was being selfish and only thinking about myself," she said. "That really hurt me. I was talking about not only me, but about everyone in my position."

Nossir! I'm a collectivist, I promise! I'm just a part of a hard-working, well-qualified, highly-value-additive community.

Philosophy Posted by John Kranz at August 3, 2015 12:44 PM

When will they realize that being selfish is a virtue? If Price had been more selfish about the disbursement of his company's revenue, his company would still have some to keep paying employees what they're worth. What good is a job that pays 70K, "no matter what" if the company offering them goes under?

Selfish owners offer sustainable jobs.

Posted by: johngalt at August 3, 2015 3:09 PM | What do you think? [1]