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MFriedrich April 15, 2014 at 02:46 pm
This seems to align with the pervasive school of business thought these days, which is all hail theRead More holy grail of "scalability". This means many things, but generally from a business perspective, full-time employees suck. Temp employees and outsourcing rules. Business procedures should be simplified and dumbed down so that a monkey could do it, or outsourced with malice aforethought. Why? Profits. There is profit when you stop doing things that create zero to low value and focus on activities that generate revenue/value/cost controls. Not surprised by move to temps. Full time employees are more expensive to pay and administer: total compensation and administration (salary, medical insurance, vacation, holiday, sick pay, payroll, wage garnishments, taxes. With temp employees and outsourcing businesses have none of that. It's very popular to outsource certain IT services to deal with the ebb and flow of urgent projects and activity lulls. This move has little to do with poltics and everything to do with finance/economics. This kind of workforce slash and burn existed well before Obamacare/ACA.
Mike Syi April 15, 2014 at 06:10 pm
I feel bad for the good people that will loose their jobs. The people who should loose their job isRead More the leaders of the company that have made decisions that have caused SCE rates to be one of the highest in the country. Not long ago SCE had one of the lowest rates. There is so much waste on new SCE programs that cost millions of dollars that do nothing except help with someone's presentation.
Allan April 16, 2014 at 06:14 am
Let's see now. LA City starts new trash program which will kill some small business and certainlyRead More result in layoffs. Now SCE going to be laying off 900 plus. Now looking too good there, SoCal.
Toyota Tacoma. Credit: CarsDirect.com
Homer April 9, 2014 at 03:16 pm
Of course they did; especially after the judgement against the company for the accelerator switches.
andy fischer April 10, 2014 at 09:22 am
When the heck is an all new Tacoma going to come out? It's been the same truck since 2005 or so.
A cockroach infestation shut down the Surfin' Cowboy in Capo Beach last month. Patch file photo.
jim capistrano April 3, 2014 at 02:30 pm
I've also eaten there post-Coconuts...but to allow it to re-open in 1 day after a cockroachRead More infestation is foolhardy. Would you eat in your own kitchen if you found even one cockroach? The Health Department sounds anything but.
Lawrene Bottorf April 5, 2014 at 02:30 pm
I love the OG burger too...
jim capistrano April 7, 2014 at 10:35 am
...with or without insects? This also brings up the subject of the OC Health departmentRead More ratings...Los Angeles County has large signs that read "A", "B" or a big fat "C" rating....OC has tiny little signs that all look the same. Who's protecting who or what?...
Lowe's will pay various counties throughout California $18.1 million for mishandling hazardous waste. Patch file photo.
Rose Tingle April 2, 2014 at 08:17 pm
I love it when I see karma work.
Shripathi Kamath April 3, 2014 at 07:59 am
I thought corporations were people. People would have done some time behind bars for this. Thanks,Read More Obama.
Orange County Sheriff's deputies conduct a bomb sweep at San Clemente High School earlier this month. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
Amanda LaRosa March 28, 2014 at 09:58 am
From my perspective, it's not how it's used, it is that the technology *exists* that's the story.Read More How else can it be used, and for what purposes?
Brian Hamilton March 28, 2014 at 11:07 am
HOW is it the App's fault? That's like blaming the telephone for the conversation.
just a parent March 28, 2014 at 12:03 pm
With Yik Yak there is no way to trace who made threats against people or property. On the otherRead More hand, most apps such as Patch require you to sign in with an email before selecting a moniker; thus, inappropriate posts can be traced. There is really no reason for students at a high school or middle school to have the ability to post anonymously without recourse on this or any other site. In fact, the app is meant for people over 17 years old; yet, there is no way to police the age of the anonymous users. Glad it is blocked around middle and high schools.
SONGS just south of San Clemente. Patch file photo.
Mike Syi March 27, 2014 at 10:30 pm
The public did not cause this incident. SCE made a huge mistake and they should pay for what theyRead More caused. They did not have to increase the size of steam generators but they did it on their own. It never made sense to change design on such a complicated system.
andy fischer March 28, 2014 at 07:41 am
Not sure if it makes much difference. "They" (SCE) isn't just a bunch if big fat guysRead More sitting around smoking cigars and drinking brandy. "They" is for the most part us. If "they" pay, somehow, we'll pay.
Mike Syi March 28, 2014 at 08:01 pm
When SCE management decided to upgrade the steam generators they assumed the risk not the public.Read More They should have stayed with the original design when worked great for many years. SCE has to be help accountable for their actions. The people who own SCE stock will pay not the ratepayers.
Following months of "Fight for $15" protests calling on higher wages for fast-food workers, some California McDonald's employees have joined in six lawsuits filed in three states. Patch file photo.
ChristieD March 14, 2014 at 09:44 pm
@ MFriedrich; I would hope that Most McD franchisees would not be so immoral as to rob theirRead More employees like these ones did. I am sure that the majority of the Franchisees abhor the kind of publicity that this has generated. And besides, if they are ethical and follow the law, they have nothing to worry about. I understand your point about "oversteering" but the other side of the coin is that this behavior would continue and perhaps even spread if not dealt with, swiftly and surely. This was absolutely the best, and probably the only, action to make sure this illegal behavior did not continue. And now McD corporate will make sure that it does not continue. Those employers who currently offer OT hours and pay to their employees will continue to do so...they have done nothing wrong. They are most likely as irritated by these franchisees/managers actions and immoral behavior as we are. Like I said, no one wants this kind of publicity!
John March 17, 2014 at 04:07 pm
Pay these people what they have coming to them. They deserve the overtime pay and not the shaft. TheRead More prices may go up and maybe the top of the organization may have a pay cut, but don't take the money from the people that need it the most. I do not understand the greed of some people. So you have to pay an additional $.50 for your Big Mack. What kind of greedy (bad word) would be so stingy to keep these people from getting paid. Shame on all of you that are against this!
andy k. liberman March 17, 2014 at 04:09 pm
...we should get $.50 NOT to eat a "Big Mac"
The former Skimmer's Panini Cafe on Rancho Viejo Road will become the new base of operation for Newport Beach Chef Pascal Olhats. Patch file photo.
Elsa March 3, 2014 at 02:35 pm
I will eat there every week! Welcome to San Juan, Pascal; your food is wonderful!
debbiebrown10 March 3, 2014 at 05:16 pm
Sweeeeet! So glad to see another great restaurant on Rancho Viejo!
Penny Arévalo (Editor) March 3, 2014 at 05:18 pm
It does seem like we've been attracting really good restaurants this past year or so.
Now that SONGS is shut down, one proposal suggests using renewable sources to replace the energy it once produced. Photo courtesy of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
John Webb March 5, 2014 at 03:36 pm
keyplayer, I think you dad was talking about global warming. Europe spent a fortune trying toRead More switch to solar. You will find they are now rushing back to traditional sources of power to save their economies. Renewables sound great and someday might be the answer, but right now they are proving to be inadequate to power modern civilization. When effective alternate sources of power are developed, it will not take mandates to get people on board. Until then, only government mandates keep solar in business.
jeff s March 6, 2014 at 06:43 am
Geez global warming and cooling are cyclical natural cycles.. Tell the wooly mammoth 10,000 yearsRead More ago that the ice age (most recent one) was the result of pesky cavemen.. Sure..
phil March 6, 2014 at 08:06 am
jeff, jeff, jeff - EVEYONE knows the wooly mammoth was driven to extinction from smoking cigs,Read More drinking 32 oz sodas and eating the guac at Chipoltles!!! :>
San Onofre Nuclear Power Generating Station. Photo courtesy SCE.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 6, 2014 at 03:15 pm
I'm saying the city has no financial role in this.
Donna Fleming February 6, 2014 at 04:05 pm
So our city will not be hiring experts? Okay. Good.
Shripathi Kamath February 6, 2014 at 05:04 pm
Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 06, 2014 at 05:22 PM This has nothing to do with the city.Read More ____________________________________________________ Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 06, 2014 at 06:15 PM I'm saying the city has no financial role in this. __________________________________________________ Obviously common sense dictates that some city council member should be held responsible for wasting taxpayer money like this by hiring an expert and hiding the fact that they have hired one. Which one, Penny?
Carl's Jr. in San Juan Capistrano. Officials want to tear it down and build a new one. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo
Tornado Johnson January 24, 2014 at 09:29 am
With Jack in the Box, Burger King, and Arby's gone, wouldn't it be more like Fast Food Row Lite? IRead More just saying.....
Krispy Kreme announced today it would add 20 new shops in Southern California. Patch file photo.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) January 21, 2014 at 08:40 pm
Elizabeth Perrin January 22, 2014 at 07:53 am
No! We already have two good doughnut places in town.
Matt Gaffney January 22, 2014 at 10:48 am
Good luck trying to get that through the maze of staff at city hall.
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