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Forum Post: Why OWS anti corporate drum beat is not resonating with corporate employees

Posted 5 years ago on May 29, 2012, 4:22 p.m. EST by 22250flatshot (-18)
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I picked one of the more hated corporations, Halliburton. With about 70000 employees, the drumbeat of anti corporatism won't find much traction with a Halliburton employee.

Quote>>>Halliburton average salary is $75,222, median salary is $72,000 with a salary range from $28,080 to $912,000. Halliburton salaries are collected from government agencies and companies. Each salary is associated with a real job position. Halliburton salary statistics is not exclusive and is for reference only. They are presented "as is" and updated regularly. <<<

I doubt Halliburton employees hate their company, with wages as presented.



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[-] 4 points by bensdad (8977) 5 years ago

And how many nazi generals said - "not for me! he's crazy! I'm otta here"
I don't need to tell you - gordon gekko was right
but greed and humanity usually are not compatible

I'd be willing to bet you cannot find an employee who is willing to publically admit to building the showers in Iraq that electrocuted our soldiers.

[-] -1 points by gwirionedd (-369) 5 years ago

The final solution to problem data...


[-] 2 points by jph (2652) 5 years ago

yes, the 1% pays off upper and middle management, and on down,. as far as they can. as these are the people that become the defenders of the military/corporate/banster structures,. outside of work! These are the people you argue with on thanksgiving,. the ones who defend the system, as they actively ignore all the ills, and only seem to ever see their pay check!

[-] -2 points by 22250flatshot (-18) 5 years ago

If they are getting a decent paycheck, why would they argue against their own company.? That doesnt make sense.

[-] 1 points by Odin (583) 5 years ago

"If they are getting a decent paycheck, why would they argue against their own company?" errrrrr.... their conscience, and the legacy that they leave their children??

[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 5 years ago

the legacy will be a job for their children.. you dont know that if your mom and dad work at Halliburton,, you too get a job a Halliburton? no need of college or all that silly expense .

[-] 0 points by Odin (583) 5 years ago

At some point your kids grow up, and put things together. As much as I would like to think, i was a perfect parent, i know that I was not.

[-] -1 points by 22250flatshot (-18) 5 years ago

OK, then 70000 people are horrid. Good luck spreading the hateful message of OWS that unless you kowtow to the OW line, even against your own best interest, you are evil.

This movement, which has some good ideas is doomed by rigid ideologic thinking like yours, Odin.

[-] 0 points by Odin (583) 5 years ago

No i am sure that some of those 70,000 people go to church, and are somehow able to morally justify their employment in Halliburton. And yes, it is not unlike many of us, including me have done in the past. We are not a hateful group of people that you portray us to be, I assure you, rather we are a group of people who want the rule of law returned to this country, and justice to be meted out fairly to all especially to the rotten bankers who caused so much human misery, and of course we want a government representative of the people, not corrupt special interests. There's nothing "hateful about that, is there 2250??

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 5 years ago

Halliburton was a bad choice. It would make more sense to choose corporations that the public is more familiar with. Besides WalMart, like Dan suggested below, places like Coca Cola or Amazon would have been excellent choices.

[-] 0 points by gwirionedd (-369) 5 years ago

Inside The Lives Of Amazon Warehouse Employees: Long Hours, Long Walks, And Heavy Lifting:


[-] -1 points by gwirionedd (-369) 5 years ago
[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 5 years ago

Good links. Also, interesting comment from you to the admins, below.

[-] 1 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 5 years ago


[-] 1 points by dan1984 (108) from Cumberland, MD 5 years ago

Not all companies/corporations are bad. Just like not all people are bad. Do Halliburton employees have any problem with a company who's average worker(I'm not including management) is paid $8.00/hr.? That's roughly $16,640/year. The lowest Halliburton salary that you mentioned above is almost double this. The company I'm talking about employs around 1.4 million people in the U.S. I've never heard of Halliburton until I read your post. You can find Walmarts in just about every town or city you come to. Ask a Walmart employee if they love their job.

[-] -1 points by gwirionedd (-369) 5 years ago

Halliburton's KBR: Kickbacks, Bribes, Ripoffs & War Racketeering:


[-] 1 points by dan1984 (108) from Cumberland, MD 5 years ago

Ahhh.... I get it.