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Friday, May 25, 2012

This is how you motivate workers!

Anonymously contributed: Hey LLNS management! That is how you motivate workers, with gestures like these! http://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-ceo-cook-gives-75m-150805401.html

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

All the "profits" (annual fees) at the for-profit NNSA weapon labs go back to the LLC corporate partners. The corporate partners have made it abundantly clear they never intend to share this treasure with the lowly employees who earn these "profits" for them.

On top of this, you've got the nice 20% bonuses that is reserved for the few people on the lab upper management team. And then you have those executive lab salaries that have skyrocketed while the regular staff has seen benefit cuts and stagnant salaries.

I guess this is reason that most of the regular staff who have yet to be laid off at NNSA labs care less about putting in extra effort and why the parking lots are usually cleared out by 5pm. No one cares anymore. Heckavajob, NNSA.

Anonymous said...

When Steve Younger was Pres of NSTec, he spread it around! Class leadership!
LANS and LLNS, not so much.

Anonymous said...

When Steve Younger was Pres of NSTec, he spread it around! Class leadership!
LANS and LLNS, not so much.

May 25, 2012 5:26 PM

Steve had class when he led the weapons program at LANL, too. Compare him to Knapp?? No way. Knapp is a joke.

Anonymous said...

LLNS is Motivating workers right out the gate! the employees at auto fleet aka 611 garge were told thier jobs where to be outsorced to local dealer ships last week.

Wackenhut G4S security is taking over Sandia and LLNL security. this means everyone from mangement to guards will be employed by wackenhut. Well not everyone some of you will be leaving in the involintary lay off.
happy memorial day from rechtel.
welcome to the llc. bonus for all

Anonymous said...

Is this how they are going to resolve their $142M tax bill, LLNS $88M contribution to the TCP-1 plan and I hear a $30M cut in operational funds with more to come as soon as D. Feinstein gets her way?

Anonymous said...

Bechtel Bringing in the Bacon!

From the Huffington Post.

"The House deliberations gave us a great example. Leading up to the NDAA vote, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees had already canceled funding for a $6 billion plutonium laboratory . The committees agreed with a Pentagon and the National Nuclear Security Administration recommendation that the proposed facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico was unnecessary.

For once, it seemed reasonable heads had prevailed. It made no sense to put money toward a facility that would produce nuclear warhead components when we already have more than enough components stockpiled, and we're operating under treaties that call for the U.S. to reduce its nuclear arsenal.

Then Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) added provisions to the NDAA that took the money for the plutonium lab that had been cut from the Department of Energy's budget and added it to the Department of Defense's budget.

Project On Government Oversight (POGO) Executive Director Danielle Brian and Nickolas Roth of the Center for International Security Studies wondered on The Hill's Congress Blog why Turner worked so hard to save a facility that no one else seemed to want.

However, if you follow the money, you can see why Turner might have an interest in what happens at Los Alamos. A cursory look at Turner's contributions on OpenSecrets.org during this election cycle show he has received at least $70,000 from companies that either have ties to the Los Alamos National Laboratory or do work in related areas and could conceivably work on future projects with the lab. His contributors include Bechtel and Babcock & Wilcox, which manage the Los Alamos lab."

Anonymous said...

Where is Dr. N? He missed an N=3! Dopey!

Anonymous said...

The whole Turner thing is pretty dopey too. As if POGO has any credibility.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Bechtel is sharing some of that lucrative $150 million annual profit fee the suck off from the NNSA labs with the boys and girls back in Washington DC.

Too bad they refuse to share any of it with the loyal workers back at the weapon labs who allow them to win that lucrative fee each year. PBIs, Baby!

Anonymous said...

Too bad they refuse to share any of it with the loyal workers back at the weapon labs who allow them to win that lucrative fee each year. PBIs, Baby!

May 28, 2012 1:53 PM

Yeah "too bad." If you thought you were getting a "share" under your employment contract, which you signed, you were pretty naive. Your attitude is summed up by calling people "baby" which is what new mothers or sappy teenagers in love do. Grow up.

Anonymous said...

"Grow up.

May 28, 2012 9:17 PM"

These people don't get it, you are in a CORPORATION now! Get used to it. It is like working in Google, Facebook, or Microsoft now, you do not get a share of the profit, you do not get free water coolers or free food, you do not get to know the salary the CEO makes, you do not get to complain about the boss, you have no say whatsoever in what is done or how it is done, you do not get to whine about "science" or your sandboxes, you do what you are told. You have been hidden from the real world for too long, way too long, all those people you looked down upon are now your eqauls or even your superiours. Not that I care I have a great UC pension and I am not...I repeat not a failure by any measure.

Anonymous said...

May 28, 2012 9:43 PM

That wasn't me. Good imitation, though you gave it away when you followed your over-the-top rant with "Not that I care..." Actually I do care about my former colleagues and employees.

Anonymous said...

Again, n=3. Amazing.

Anonymous said...

You are easily amazed. Child-like, even.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Again, n=3. Amazing.

May 31, 2012 10:19 PM

And m=6 (number of days it took this moron to figure out n)

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