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Allergan makes Botox. Patch file photo.
MFriedrich July 22, 2014 at 01:36 pm
Laying off employees has the affect of reducing operational costs and increasing business profits.Read More Businesses are ALWAYS considering methods to slash costs to maximize profits - whether you're making injectable toxins or cupcakes. Otherwise they would be called "charities". It's not nice, but anyone thinking business is "fun", "fulfilling" or "nice", needs to return to reality. Moves like this have nothing to do with morality and never did. It's a damn good thing that businesses adjust their structure because otherwise we'd have companies employing lots of people for the purpose of giving them gainful livelihood. Lastly, there's probably more to the story here than what we read. LF Patch latches on to the layoffs in the headline, but what if the hostile takeover company already has employees in the required roles and doesn't need any more to run the business optimally? What are they supposed to do? Employ and pay 2 persons when 1 will do just fine? This is an inefficient use of resources, and undermines the employee's opportunity to apply their talents to market demand. The only constant in life is change.
MFriedrich July 22, 2014 at 01:37 pm
Laying off employees has the affect of reducing operational costs and increasing business profits.Read More Businesses are ALWAYS considering methods to slash costs to maximize profits. Otherwise they would be called "charities". It's not nice, but anyone thinking business is "fun", "fulfilling" or "nice", needs to return to reality. Moves like this have nothing to do with morality and never did. It's a damn good thing that businesses adjust their structure because otherwise we'd have companies employing lots of people for the purpose of giving them gainful livelihood. Lastly, there's probably more to the story here than what we read. LF Patch latches on to the layoffs in the headline, but what if the hostile takeover company already has employees in the required roles and doesn't need any more to run the business optimally? What are they supposed to do? Employ and pay 2 persons when 1 will do just fine? This is an inefficient use of resources, and undermines the employee's opportunity to apply their talents to market demand. The only constant in life is change.
MFriedrich July 22, 2014 at 01:38 pm
Laying off employees has the affect of reducing operational costs and increasing business profits.Read More Businesses are ALWAYS considering methods to slash costs to maximize profits. Otherwise they would be called "charities". It's not nice, but anyone thinking business is "fun", "fulfilling" or "nice", needs to return to reality. Moves like this have nothing to do with morality and never did. It's a damn good thing that businesses adjust their structure because otherwise we'd have companies employing lots of people for the purpose of giving them gainful livelihood. Lastly, there's probably more to the story here than what we read. LF Patch latches on to the layoffs in the headline, but what if the hostile takeover company already has employees in the required roles and doesn't need any more to run the business optimally? What are they supposed to do? Employ and pay 2 persons when 1 will do just fine? This is an inefficient use of resources, and undermines the employee's opportunity to apply their talents to market demand. The only constant in life is change. The fact that the layoffs are happening in CA is important, but how many times do we learn about jobs that are preserved in CA at the expense of jobs in other states? Answer: Never.
Dawn Hill July 22, 2014 at 09:15 am
Wouldn't if be helpful if they told us during a realistic time frame instead of a week or more afterRead More the fruit has likely been eaten or is no long edible! uugh
Ashley Chelonis July 22, 2014 at 09:50 am
I bought fruit- specifically nectarines- from Trader Joes in Thousand Oaks during that time and wasRead More not ill.
Regan Taylor July 22, 2014 at 08:01 pm
I'm with you Dawn....who holds on to peaches and plums that long? They'd be pulpy mush by then.
David Rose, a Cota de Caza man, has pleaded guilty to bilking investors out of millions to pay for his lavish lifestyle. Patch file photo.
Brainwashed_In_Church July 21, 2014 at 05:52 pm
Considering how a lot of doctors stick it to their "customers", a person might have mixedRead More emotions about this, that is, an enemy of an enemy is a friend. Here's your typical phone message from a doctor's office: "Hello, You've reached Dr. Golf N. Cheatinonspouse's office. If this is an emergency call 911 now [now they've released themselves from any liability]. Our normal office hours are Mondays through Thursdays 9 to 4 with lunch from 11 to 1. Friday's 9 to 11. We are taking our next appointments [three months from now] in November. Our latest appointment is 3PM. If arriving for your first appointment, please arrive 45 minutes early [so you can fill out 19 forms which release us from any liability and guarantee we'll get paid. The forms always ask both your age and your DOB because we're such bimbos we can't figure out your age from your DOB. We also need your SSN nine times because we couldn't care less about your risk of identity theft. Finally we ask the same information each time on each form because we are still using 1950s technology in this office and we can't transfer information from one form onto multiple forms - so you need to enter the same information over and over and over.]. If you can't make an appointment please let us know three weeks in advance or else we will charge you $150. [We double book so there's a 95% chance you'll be sitting around in the waiting room for 90 minutes.]"
Bella July 21, 2014 at 09:26 pm
Are we suppose to feel sorry for them? Not I.
Amy Duke July 22, 2014 at 08:25 pm
Let's hope you two and your loved ones never need a doctor.
Latinos are less optimistic about the economy than other groups. Patch file photo.
Fortified- I am Buzzlightyear >>>>>>>> July 22, 2014 at 10:49 pm
LA RAZA "The race" _____________________________________________________ "TheRead More country's largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization" LA RAZA: _____________________________________________________ "one of the most anti-American groups in the country, which has permeated U.S. campuses since the 1960s, and continues its push to carve a racist nation out of the American West." They stated the goal of "Reconquista" on the website until it was broadcast on radio, and people started noticing, to which they immediately changed the website and denied it. _____________________________________________________ http://michellemalkin.com/2007/04/19/reconquista-school-sues-radio-host/ ______________________________________________________ http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=153 _____________________________________________________ http://humanevents.com/2006/04/07/emexclusive-emthe-truth-about-la-raza/ ______________________________________________________ http://michellemalkin.com/2008/07/09/15-things-you-should-know-about-the-race/
James Cobar July 22, 2014 at 11:40 pm
But why do we need three America's, one White,one Black and now one Latino? Is racism driving thisRead More divide? Is there truth to " united we stand and divided we fall"? And why are our schools more segregated, albeit social segregated, that is, we are more segregated than before Brown v. The Board outlawing forced segregation! Do Whites really believe that because people of color are demanding equality that this means the downfall of White supremacy? And is our neoconservative era really about the supremacy of an us against them? But how can conservative America hold on to their supremacy without a high jobless rate when a low jobless rate makes us liberal since we are an innately liberal people but become conservative when under hard times?
James Cobar July 22, 2014 at 11:50 pm
Further, why have conservatives killed compassion in America? Is it because compassion acknowledgesRead More the plight of the less fortunate and this compassion is necessary if we are to fight against an America of privilege ? Are Liberals really the evil ones?
Adam Dandach, who authorities allege was trying to to get to Syria to join a terrorist group, pleaded not guilty to passport fraud. Patch file photo.
Rocky Neidhardt July 21, 2014 at 11:21 am
The CIA created and supports ISIS..
Brainwashed_In_Church July 21, 2014 at 06:30 pm
Not much reported about this guy. He went to El Modena High School in Orange. Where did he work?Read More What did he do? Anything else?
This guy deserves his bad reputation.
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James Garner. Submitted photo.
Antoinette Berget July 21, 2014 at 02:58 pm
Our new friend Ron, from New York, gave me a cd of the NOTEBOOK, wow, I fell in love with JamesRead More Garner all over again. He was wonderful, on the screen and off. No scandals and married for so long. A truly wonderful man. Thank you God for sharing him with us for such a long time. He will be missed. Antoinette
Squigglemom, Trish Tsoi-A-Sue July 21, 2014 at 06:44 pm
I LOVED the Notebook. A great story.
Jim July 22, 2014 at 06:52 am
An easy going guy who was easy in the eyes. Thanks Jim !
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Vito Spago July 19, 2014 at 12:59 pm
Call me. I will give you a money shot.
Diana July 20, 2014 at 09:39 am
GEEZ.........
Diana July 20, 2014 at 09:40 am
Geez anyway we could maybe get a bit more local news, I can get these headlines on AOL.
The Klan. Submitted photo.
Domestic Goddess July 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm
This is a cancer in our society. If allowed to spread, it will destroy us all. It should not beRead More taken lightly
hernibs July 21, 2014 at 09:48 am
Well if they're in South Orange County they picked the right place to recruit people of their ilk.
JTTPW July 21, 2014 at 04:48 pm
Respectfully, thanks for the reply, Joker Joe.
John Wayne Airport. Patch file photo.
Clean Beaches July 19, 2014 at 03:21 pm
Isn't it our Government that grants citizenship to all cultures that come into the States? - IfRead More maybe they were more stringent... and there you have it. When I have to reside in other countries, I have to jump through serious hoops just for a work visa, and I was invited. Hmmmm... did you know that when other countries are here on a holiday visa and have a baby the baby is granted immediate citizenship... then they fly back to their home country to raise the child... instant access. Yeah, we'll let anybody in and deal with the problems like this...
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A judge sentenced Robert Howard Claudio to 15 years to life for molesting a teen-aged boy in the Tustin Library. Patch file photo.
jeff s July 18, 2014 at 01:42 pm
Castration by hungry chewing rats for this scumbag pedo filth.. Then we Skin him alive, then salt.Read More Lay out in the hot sun until dead. Problem solved.
Shawn Gordon July 18, 2014 at 09:37 pm
I am in total agreement Jeff
Stan Jacobs July 20, 2014 at 11:07 am
The parents can be assured that Bubba will guarantee that the convict will get a little of his ownRead More medicine while in prison!
Firefighters were called to Mission Viejo High School Thursday after a man was found unresponsive and likely electrocuted. Another man was also injured in the incident. Photo courtesy Orange County Fire Authority.
Shirley Dicktor July 18, 2014 at 06:50 pm
Why the autopsy since he was electrocuted?
Amanda LaRosa July 19, 2014 at 05:50 pm
As is the case in so many matters, how he came to contact the 'hot' (charged) wire(s) could have aRead More bearing on liability. For example, the victim could have had a heart attack, fell onto the wire and as his weight caused the wire to disconnect from its source (with electricity still flowing through it from the other end's connection) he touched the wire as he fell or slumped. In this scenario there is no negligence, only a tragic accident. In another scenario, the scaffolding could have been constructed in such a way that pressure was placed on the wire, causing it to disconnect and come into contact with the scaffold, making the victim's electrocution a matter of negligence on the part of whoever constructed the scaffold. Note: These examples are provided only as an illustration of why it may be important to establish the victim's health at the time of injury.
Brainwashed_In_Church July 21, 2014 at 10:30 am
He could have been drinking or on drugs too.
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Programmer Corner July 22, 2014 at 02:45 pm
But Cindy, should we jail adults who choose to use it? Why?
Smarty McSmartypants July 22, 2014 at 02:46 pm
Cindy, for gosh sakes, do be a dear and put a cork in your empty blow hole sweety. And to others:Read More please don't feed the troll.
Bryan Harz July 22, 2014 at 04:38 pm
The amendments the House is passing to not penalize banks who do business with legal medical andRead More recreational pot dispensaries, and also to prohibit the DEA from interfering with state marijuana laws is all really good news! This is a step in the right direction allowing the people of their home state to be a real voice in what kind of society they wish to live in. Now that is real freedom! We'll have to see how the Senate handles it.
Andrew Chin. (Patch file photo.)
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Men's and Women's Central Jail in Orange County. Photo courtesy the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Maura Mikulec July 18, 2014 at 03:28 pm
^^ That's what i'm wondering as well. She wanted an abortion. She had one. I will say kinda lameRead More that she was just given Tylenol when she was having cramping...they should've known she was experiencing an abortion. But what are the damages here?
Penny Arévalo July 18, 2014 at 04:00 pm
They have to investigate every death in an OC jail. These are just the results of that inquiry.
Gwynne Snee July 21, 2014 at 09:49 pm
They gave her a Tylenol, what a joke...and then allowed her to give birth to a half term baby on aRead More toilet. That's brutal.
Photo courtesy Orange County Fire Authority.
RWO July 18, 2014 at 11:01 am
This is what happens,when you have the cheapest labor,doing work,,union organized laborRead More may cost more,but a life is not worth loosing.
imcjl July 20, 2014 at 09:40 am
RWO, ridiculous comments as no one knows the cause of the accident yet. Blind loyalty to unionsRead More such as your comment suggests is one of many reasons behind the decline of unions in this country. Plenty of work injuries and deaths with Union shops controlling job sites....some even leave their victims in pylons holding up bridges...
Janie D. July 22, 2014 at 06:59 pm
imcjl...I could not agree with you more! As if electrocution doesn't occur on union projects asRead More well...just because its...Union. RWO has no idea of how "cheap" the labor for this effort may or may not have been, or any other information that NONE of us are privy to as yet. So in light of the circumstance itself, I would say this was a project that was extremely costly indeed with one young man losing his life while trying to make a living in this economy, and another fighting for his. Prayers to the families of both...and hopes that THEY get some real answers very soon!
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