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  •  Maybe some of my animosity at Mitt is still (9+ / 0-)

    being fueled by the fact that Bain & Co. was the force that led to my layoff... not that I would bear a grudge...

    Unless it was warranted ;-)

    Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it... in summer school.

    by cassandracarolina on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 12:12:11 PM PST

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    •  I fully understand (3+ / 0-)

      One of the stories I meant to share in your "Corporate Life in the Rearview Mirror" was about a job I had a company almost 20-some years ago that was "advised" by Bain Capital.

      When I started, I was pleasantly surprised to find how good of a place it was to work. (And that's saying something when you consider it was basically a call center.) Then Bain came in & made all sorts of recommendations, & ... well you can guess the rest.

      Now I know why the working conditions changed so dramatically over the period of 12-18 months. At the time I thought it was due to the efforts of a number of incompetent middle managers -- many of whom lost their jobs 6 months after I left when a certain article was published in a local computer nerd freebie. Didn't change how the company ran things, though.

      •  Someday if all the people who got laid off (3+ / 0-)
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        as a result of Bain's witless and malevolent machinations got together, we'd be a hell of a voting bloc.

        I have been amused to hear that quite a few people from my office have quit since I was laid off, some to work for competitors, others directly for customers.  People can see the handwriting on the wall (and the handwringing in the cubicles). Waiting for the Grim Reaper of Bain to call your number is no way to live.

        Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it... in summer school.

        by cassandracarolina on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 03:03:36 PM PST

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