Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-13-2009, 12:30 PM
diametricalbenz's Avatar
The Crowbar of Embriage
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 3,510
Banks Gone Wild

Anyone else notice that banks are defending rewarding themselves for a job well done by going on a company paid vacations? Wells Fargo with Vegas and Associated Bank and Puerto Rico....(don't know why because they're too early for spring break!) They released PR statements defending their position to do so and then shortly thereafter cancelling the trips?

Anyone think it's just a show to get media space (advertising and thus customers) to show that they've flashed theire brand new implants and are being responsible and modest.....by covering up with a t-shirt 2 sizes too small?

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-13-2009, 12:41 PM
Carleton Hughes's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,611
Simply another group upon which the frustrated,angered masses can focus their collective anger upon,perhaps deservedly.

In a way almost all of us are complicit since we all{well,practically all}make use of financial institutions for banking,investing and in many cases credit,with which a great many seem to exist.

The people who accept things as they are keep them as they are.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-13-2009, 12:55 PM
link's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 835
Valid points - still you canít really blame people for taking advantage of an opportunity. You can blame the banks and the policies they work on for offering something which the evidence shows is unsupportable.

That said, there is a lot of blame to go around
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-13-2009, 02:50 PM
diametricalbenz's Avatar
The Crowbar of Embriage
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 3,510
I can see that if I were working for the banks and hit or exceeded sales goals then it was earned based on the compensation structure. If I earned it I would want it!

Couldn't they have more discreetly sent people on vacation in a staggered timetable or used some sort of gift certificate to keep it quiet?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-13-2009, 04:29 PM
G-Benz's Avatar
Razorback Soccer Dad
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Dallas/Fort-Worth
Posts: 5,711
Ya know, I bust my a$$ daily to make sure our company made money...my reward? Pay cut, no promotion or bonuses or COLA or matching 401K for at least the next couple of years...well I at least get to keep my job!

So I'm not feeling any compassion for the financial sector being unable to reward their executives with performance based compensation of any kind!
__________________
2009 ML350 (106K) - Family vehicle
2001 CLK430 Cabriolet (80K) - Wife's car
2005 BMW 645CI (138K) - My daily driver
2016 Mustang (32K) - Daughter's car
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-13-2009, 07:33 PM
Matt SD300's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 276
Damn...I thought this was diesel thread.........
__________________
Matt (SD,CA)

1984 300SD.. White/Chrome Bunts..Green

1997 2500 Dodge Ram 5.9 Cummins 12 Valve 36 PSI of Boost = 400+hp & 800+tQ .. ..Greenspeed

2004 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 Quad Cab Cummins 5.9 H.O "596hp/1225tq" 6 spd. Man. Leather Heated seats/Loaded..Flame Red....GREENSPEED

Global warming...Doing my part, Smokin da hippies..

Fight the good fight!......
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-14-2009, 01:40 AM
Jim B.'s Avatar
Who's flying this thing ?
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: N. California./ N. Nevada
Posts: 3,611
String 'em up! That's the only language they understand!!!
__________________
1991 560 SEC AMG, 199k <---- 300 hp 10:1 ECE euro HV ...

1995 E 420, 170k "The Red Plum" (sold)

2015 BMW 535i xdrive awd Stage 1 DINAN, 6k, <----364 hp

1967 Mercury Cougar, 49k

2013 Jaguar XF, 20k <----340 hp Supercharged, All Wheel Drive (sold)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-14-2009, 01:56 AM
compress ignite's Avatar
Drone aspiring to Serfdom
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: 32(degrees) North by 81(degrees) West
Posts: 5,554
Huh?

In these days of 15 sec "Around the World" Urban Legend Half-Lives...

Hell, NoBody will tell us who the first round of recipients were OR how much they each got of "Our Largess".
("Put all your money in the bag and leave it on the Metro" [with a blindfold on]
"or Mr. Paulsen is going to hold his breath")

Vigilantism is an ugly word. I Like "Citizen Activism".

Every one of us ,each and every American Citizen Knows one of them "Bankers"
(AND where they live and work)
[ANY BANKER will do]

I will absolutely die laughing if I wake up in the A.M. and see Citizens on CNN
chasing Bankers down the streets with Pitchforks.

BUT that is what it will take! Ain't NO Elected official gonna do Squat!!!!!!!!
(I'm being unkind...The genetic makeup of Bankers and Politicians is identical)

For the record...I hear WF was forced to take the TARP money.
__________________
'84 300SD sold
124.128
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-14-2009, 05:59 AM
Carleton Hughes's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,611
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim B. View Post
String 'em up! That's the only language they understand!!!
The audacity of rope.

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page