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« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2015, 06:34 »
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who cares
exactly... send some christmas and new year bonus with a raise :)


« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2015, 10:30 »
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whats wrong with a company looking after their employees?

What's wrong with a company looking after their contributors, the ones who make the company AND the employees possible?

« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2015, 10:42 »
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whats wrong with a company looking after their employees?

What's wrong with a company looking after their contributors, the ones who make the company AND the employees possible?

Ding..ding..ding.... johnny! Tell her what she wins!!

« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2015, 03:13 »
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not disputing that, just dont get the envy comments about pizza and stuff, and a christmas card doesnt feed my family, i dont get hung up if they send me a card or not, id rather they focus on selling tons of my images

« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2015, 06:10 »
0
Got an e card from Alamy

weathernewsonline

« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2015, 12:54 »
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whats wrong with a company looking after their employees?

Hear! hear!  Nothing wrong with it at all.  Wish more companies would take care of employees not just financially but those little things like treating professionals with respect and not micromanaging their every single move and treating them like five year olds.  Some companies like Google and others have these perks and they sure seem productive, probably a lot more than the workplaces where the supervisor stands over everyone and no matter what they did they did it wrong.

One of the TV stations I worked at had pass card locks on the bathrooms, why? well....it was linked to their productivity software and they timed how long you were in there, same software that monitored the computers for activity and nailed you if you didn't type on your keyboard constantly during the work day except when in meetings.

weathernewsonline

« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2015, 12:54 »
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I'll pass on the Christmas card but and take a record flurry of sales in lieu thank you very much :)

« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2015, 13:34 »
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whats wrong with a company looking after their employees?

Hear! hear!  Nothing wrong with it at all.  Wish more companies would take care of employees not just financially but those little things like treating professionals with respect and not micromanaging their every single move and treating them like five year olds.  Some companies like Google and others have these perks and they sure seem productive, probably a lot more than the workplaces where the supervisor stands over everyone and no matter what they did they did it wrong.

One of the TV stations I worked at had pass card locks on the bathrooms, why? well....it was linked to their productivity software and they timed how long you were in there, same software that monitored the computers for activity and nailed you if you didn't type on your keyboard constantly during the work day except when in meetings.

Well, but you and I are the ones paying for all those wonderful perks, at our own expense! We get the shaft on royalties so the shareholders can make billions, but then the employees get all kinds of sweet things, too. Nothing wrong with company perks as long as it isn't at the expense of someone else, and in this instance, it is. And as far as the pecking order goes, I personally think it should be contributors, then investors, then management, then employee perks. I will remove my rose-colored glasses now.  :)

« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2015, 14:37 »
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not disputing that, just dont get the envy comments about pizza and stuff, and a christmas card doesnt feed my family, i dont get hung up if they send me a card or not, id rather they focus on selling tons of my images

This is really what matters to me as well.

weathernewsonline

« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2015, 19:37 »
+1
whats wrong with a company looking after their employees?

Hear! hear!  Nothing wrong with it at all.  Wish more companies would take care of employees not just financially but those little things like treating professionals with respect and not micromanaging their every single move and treating them like five year olds.  Some companies like Google and others have these perks and they sure seem productive, probably a lot more than the workplaces where the supervisor stands over everyone and no matter what they did they did it wrong.

One of the TV stations I worked at had pass card locks on the bathrooms, why? well....it was linked to their productivity software and they timed how long you were in there, same software that monitored the computers for activity and nailed you if you didn't type on your keyboard constantly during the work day except when in meetings.

Well, but you and I are the ones paying for all those wonderful perks, at our own expense! We get the shaft on royalties so the shareholders can make billions, but then the employees get all kinds of sweet things, too. Nothing wrong with company perks as long as it isn't at the expense of someone else, and in this instance, it is. And as far as the pecking order goes, I personally think it should be contributors, then investors, then management, then employee perks. I will remove my rose-colored glasses now.  :)

I think most of the shafting is due to the exec pay and shareholder returns once a company goes public, it's sad but as Kevin O'leary said in one of his lectures to startups, the day you go public your only job is to make money for the shareholders, everything changes.  Shareholder value.  Exec pay in some cases is in the millions or higher and that money has to come from somewhere as well.   Perks for front line employees I don't think cost all that much compared to other things and if it helps with employee physical and mental health I am all for it.   A gym, a badminton court, a pool table.....you build these things once and they are good for years and help employees be much more productive.

I had three good bosses at two of the TV stations, no perks like a badminton court of anything but one of the perks was being treated with respect, a few compliments when I brought in good video....wow! the news director actually took the time to find out who shot the video on a story, and another perk we had was when it was slow no one looked at what we were doing, "just be there when the bell rings" and believe me that was the best one of all and I was there when the bell rung and often on my own time if big breaking news happened and I was so happy working for this boss I never booked OT when I got up at 2am on my own to rush to major breaking news.

now when other bosses arrived on the scene it was very different and it turned into work to rule with blackberry being turned off literally one minute after my shift was over and no matter how big the emergency if I was off duty believe me I was not coming in.

So based on my experience both good and bad I am all for spending money on keeping employees happy, a better pay but also some perks, for those caught cheating and abusing the system......fire them on the spot.

Rinderart

« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2015, 21:05 »
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whats wrong with a company looking after their employees?

Hear! hear!  Nothing wrong with it at all.  Wish more companies would take care of employees not just financially but those little things like treating professionals with respect and not micromanaging their every single move and treating them like five year olds.  Some companies like Google and others have these perks and they sure seem productive, probably a lot more than the workplaces where the supervisor stands over everyone and no matter what they did they did it wrong.

One of the TV stations I worked at had pass card locks on the bathrooms, why? well....it was linked to their productivity software and they timed how long you were in there, same software that monitored the computers for activity and nailed you if you didn't type on your keyboard constantly during the work day except when in meetings.

Well, but you and I are the ones paying for all those wonderful perks, at our own expense! We get the shaft on royalties so the shareholders can make billions, but then the employees get all kinds of sweet things, too. Nothing wrong with company perks as long as it isn't at the expense of someone else, and in this instance, it is. And as far as the pecking order goes, I personally think it should be contributors, then investors, then management, then employee perks. I will remove my rose-colored glasses now.  :)

One of the best Posts for 2015.

I got a very Nice expensive Handwritten Card today from Adobe/Fotolia.

« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2015, 21:15 »
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whats wrong with a company looking after their employees?

Hear! hear!  Nothing wrong with it at all.  Wish more companies would take care of employees not just financially but those little things like treating professionals with respect and not micromanaging their every single move and treating them like five year olds.  Some companies like Google and others have these perks and they sure seem productive, probably a lot more than the workplaces where the supervisor stands over everyone and no matter what they did they did it wrong.

One of the TV stations I worked at had pass card locks on the bathrooms, why? well....it was linked to their productivity software and they timed how long you were in there, same software that monitored the computers for activity and nailed you if you didn't type on your keyboard constantly during the work day except when in meetings.

Well, but you and I are the ones paying for all those wonderful perks, at our own expense! We get the shaft on royalties so the shareholders can make billions, but then the employees get all kinds of sweet things, too. Nothing wrong with company perks as long as it isn't at the expense of someone else, and in this instance, it is. And as far as the pecking order goes, I personally think it should be contributors, then investors, then management, then employee perks. I will remove my rose-colored glasses now.  :)

One of the best Posts for 2015.

I got a very Nice expensive Handwritten Card today from Adobe/Fotolia.

I got my Christmas wish from FT when we parted ways. Such a great feeling to not be associated with such crooked management and self serving, cheating practices they levy on contributors. I don't miss the $60 a month that's for sure.

« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2015, 22:39 »
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I got a Christmas card from my brother.

Tryingmybest

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« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2015, 23:13 »
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not disputing that, just dont get the envy comments about pizza and stuff, and a christmas card doesnt feed my family, i dont get hung up if they send me a card or not, id rather they focus on selling tons of my images

I want some pizza gift certificates and a Tae Bo DVD.  8)

Rinderart

« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2015, 00:55 »
+2
whats wrong with a company looking after their employees?

Hear! hear!  Nothing wrong with it at all.  Wish more companies would take care of employees not just financially but those little things like treating professionals with respect and not micromanaging their every single move and treating them like five year olds.  Some companies like Google and others have these perks and they sure seem productive, probably a lot more than the workplaces where the supervisor stands over everyone and no matter what they did they did it wrong.

One of the TV stations I worked at had pass card locks on the bathrooms, why? well....it was linked to their productivity software and they timed how long you were in there, same software that monitored the computers for activity and nailed you if you didn't type on your keyboard constantly during the work day except when in meetings.

Well, but you and I are the ones paying for all those wonderful perks, at our own expense! We get the shaft on royalties so the shareholders can make billions, but then the employees get all kinds of sweet things, too. Nothing wrong with company perks as long as it isn't at the expense of someone else, and in this instance, it is. And as far as the pecking order goes, I personally think it should be contributors, then investors, then management, then employee perks. I will remove my rose-colored glasses now.  :)

One of the best Posts for 2015.

I got a very Nice expensive Handwritten Card today from Adobe/Fotolia.

I got my Christmas wish from FT when we parted ways. Such a great feeling to not be associated with such crooked management and self serving, cheating practices they levy on contributors. I don't miss the $60 a month that's for sure.

Funny, My experience is and was the complete opposite.

« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2015, 04:37 »
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i hope the expensive hand written christmas card spreads easily on the sandwich of your children, ill take my chances with chunky peanut butter

« Reply #41 on: December 23, 2015, 16:57 »
+1
whats wrong with a company looking after their employees?

Nothing at all.  It only becomes a problem when they forget the suppliers who creat the collection of art, without which none of them have jobs, or even a business.


« Reply #42 on: December 23, 2015, 17:30 »
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devils advocate,  without agencies we wont sell or sell as much or some wouldnt be able to sell at all

Rinderart

« Reply #43 on: December 24, 2015, 15:29 »
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touche'

« Reply #44 on: December 24, 2015, 18:24 »
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devils advocate,  without agencies we wont sell or sell as much or some wouldnt be able to sell at all

So then both sides should reach a symbiotic relationship,  not a parasitic one.  If both cannot thrive it is going to fail.

« Reply #45 on: December 25, 2015, 14:59 »
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A few years ago iStock sent out Christmas cards. They arrived in April and were sent to the wrong contributors. They did a recall, and three months later managed to get the cards to the correct contributors, but people were concerned that they received only a smaller portion of the original card, and some people were calling for an audit.

« Reply #46 on: December 25, 2015, 21:48 »
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A few years ago iStock sent out Christmas cards. They arrived in April and were sent to the wrong contributors. They did a recall, and three months later managed to get the cards to the correct contributors, but people were concerned that they received only a smaller portion of the original card, and some people were calling for an audit.

Lol. I guess your daamned if you do and daamned if you dont.

« Reply #47 on: December 26, 2015, 02:35 »
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If I was an agency, I would not send Christmas cards. Why?! Because it is not a global holiday. It is bound to one religion only. There are contributors with different beliefs and there are with none.
I would send an e-mail at the end of the year though.

ShadySue

« Reply #48 on: December 26, 2015, 07:23 »
+3
If I was an agency, I would not send Christmas cards. Why?! Because it is not a global holiday. It is bound to one religion only. There are contributors with different beliefs and there are with none.
I would send an e-mail at the end of the year though.
Whose year-end would you choose?

« Reply #49 on: December 26, 2015, 08:20 »
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If I was an agency, I would not send Christmas cards. Why?! Because it is not a global holiday. It is bound to one religion only. There are contributors with different beliefs and there are with none.
I would send an e-mail at the end of the year though.
Whose year-end would you choose?
The financial year. . .





 

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