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  •  I think the culture of dishonesty is his fault. (3+ / 0-)

    You can complain all you want about resources, but when your employees feel empowered, if that's the right word, to make shit up then as the boss you have to be accountable.  

    And my god, they have a $150B budget to care for 918,000 people?  You do the math.

    It's not the side effects of the cocaine/I'm thinking that it must be love

    by Rich in PA on Thu May 29, 2014 at 10:36:04 AM PDT

    •  Add to that the cost of facility space, lights,... (1+ / 0-)
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      Add to that the cost of facility space, lights, power, heating and cooling, janitor services, maintenance personnel, operating staff, employee pay and benefits, office supplies, medical equipment and medicine, insurance, travel costs, CEU's, contract employees, yard workers, building upgrades, security personnel, and all the little cash eating misc expenses and the budgets not enough to blow your nose with. I worked in an office with 20 people, just to have our trash emptied daily and the floor vacuumed once a month cost $1,700.00. An office chair that won't fall apart in 1 year costs $1,000.00. American prices are prohibitive and I'll bet they are forced to utilize preselected contractors who don't give them a decent rate. Seems like the math should probably check out...

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