Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

HP - invent... Reasons for Layoffs

Warning: May contain nuts, or psychos, if found in a dark alley.

The place I work is constantly having items delivered. Sometimes they're normal, sometimes they're not. But they always come in boxes, and, as I've stated before, I love boxes.

HP makes some fairly decent stuff. I guess that's why we often order from them. I guess that's also why HP made net revenue of 79.9 billion dollars in 2004, and 86.8 billion dollars in 2005.

So they made nearly 87 billion dollars profit last year. That's a lot of green, yes? If so, then those figures have to make you wonder why HP had to lay off 10,000 workers last summer. Hold the phone. Eighty-seven billion dollars profit translates to a poor year? A year so bad that they were forced to lay off 10,000 workers in order to stay competitive? They didn't lose money. They made huge profit. Where does the greed end?

HP - invent...a new house design.How angry would you be if you found out your company continued to make bigger and bigger profits year after year, and they fired you because they couldn't afford to pay your salary? How is that justified? Maybe those poor suckers who lose their job and their house can find comfort in a high-quality HP box.

The hobo palace is not just a box to live in, but a way of life. Large enough for your entire family, it offers Homeless Protection to Hopeful Panhandlers, as well as peace of mind, just until you get back on your feet. The hobo palace is perfect for a homeless person. Available where HP products are sold.


In other news, I found out that a few friends have nominated me for the 2006 Bloggie Awards, specifically in the humour category. Thanks everybody! As in previous years, the Award Ceremony is held in Austin, Texas on March 13.

Grand prize for 2006 is $20.06.It will be a few days before I find out if I'm an official nominee, but since I don't have too many fans, and nominations are based on total number of votes, I am not keeping my fingers crossed.
Update: I am not an official nominee! Nuts!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you win!!!!! go Marty!!
From Lorbo

1:48:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

Lil Gaucho? Is that you?

2:22:00 PM

Blogger ms. creek said...

plus, it's kinda hard to type more posts on your blog when your fingers are crossed.

6:17:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

yep, it was me Lil G! I'll leave you more comments now that I know how this thing works! I hope you win! I loved the dead kittens blog--that was the best! GO BEANER!!!

8:38:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

LOL @ Ellie!

Beaner's my sweetie.

10:24:00 AM


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