slappybrown wrote:sil wrote:Just because something is legal or within the rules doesn't make it right, but that is also for each individual to view and decide on.
I don't understand, this isn't like abortion or the death penalty. Two parties got together -- the league and the union -- and negotiated the terms of how they will handle their private contracts. But fair enough, I know many people have the same view you do, so you're certainly not alone.
I don't like to analogize in extremes (because the sports world is a different animal), but what they hey...
I won't say what company it is (because they're nationwide and I don't want to offend anyone), but it has a strong presence in central PA. They have a common practice (though it certainly isn't absolute) where they hire young professionals in the field, give them a good living, promote them and work them through the company...and then, when said professional is in their early 50's (with kids in college, still working on mortgages, loans, etc....) they cut them off at their knees by laying them off and go hire more young (cheap) professionals to do the same job, and usually worse. The now unemployed pro in his/her early 50's now has to look for 15 or so years of income just to be able to retire at a reasonable age, and no one is willing to take on anyone near that salary/pay grade. Corporations/companies almost never used to opperate this way, but now it's becoming quite common. But hey, those companies have to look out for #1, eh?
Is it legal?...yep. Is it slimy and disgusting?...well, to me it is.