Or — suppose if more people with power over others had real Christmas spirit, especially at Christmas.
Take a company that is making a product that is valuable, is
paying its bills including its payroll, but is not generating much profit
(profit is what’s left over after paying all bills including salaries), and that
has plants that are in prime locations worth millions as property.
Take investors who buy the company knowing all these facts.
Then load the workers down with increasing demands on their
salaries to the point where it is obvious they will reject the last offers.
Then blame the “greedy” workers for rejecting that last
The result is a nice Christmas present for the investors and
top management: millions in profits for the investors and millions in bonuses
for the top management, which give them excellent reasons for going along with
the dissolving and selling off of the assets of the company.
And---18,000 plus skilled workers also get a Christmas
presents from the investors.” Sorry guys, all you have this year in your
stocking from Hostess are pinks slips!”
I’m sure that among the investors and top management are
plenty of people that attend church and consider themselves Christians. Go figure?