How is your work cheap?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Turkish, May 31, 2007.

  1. Turkish macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2007
    We have a "wax-based" printer at the office, which we use for printing ad proofs, article proofs, etc.

    The office manager is constantly bugging us to turn it off this printer, as she thinks it melts "hundreds of dollars" of wax each month (I empty the tray, I know it's not true). Mind you, it take 20 minutes to warm up once you've shut it off.

    What things does your company cheap out on that seem insignificant?
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    Staff. :eek:
  3. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    Pays it's own 4000 employees £21m less than a few hundred consultants in annual wages...

    Oh, I missed the insignificant bit...
  4. BoyBach macrumors 68040


    Feb 24, 2006

    My salary.

  5. Turkish thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2007
    OK, so we don't have a thread that goes on forever saying "I don't get paid enough," how about we stick to the stupid little items like the one I mentioned. ;)

    They also turn the air conditioning off all the time to save on electricity. This is a 8-person office with $4 million plus in revenues, mind, not a corner deli.
  6. jayb2000 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2003
    RI -> CA -> ME

    Specifically putting people out the door with 5+ years experience to put on people with no experience who speak English as a second language.
    And this is for so called Enterprise level customer and technical support.
    Fortune 500, government contracts, that sort of thing.

    Oh, and they took away the crappy coffee machines and put in crappy machines you had to pay for.
  7. BoyBach macrumors 68040


    Feb 24, 2006

    I'm the person who goes around the workplace turning off unnecessary lights, PC's, printers and so on.

    I'm saving them a small fortune in electrical waste. And by doing two-and-a-half jobs.

    So I repeat: salary!

  8. Aaon macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2004
    Our place of work stopped providing the cups for the coffee machine. They have also asked us to limit our use of the water cooler to 2 cups a day...
  9. mattscott306 macrumors 68040


    Jan 16, 2007
    Jeez- I'd die. I drink a gallon a day...

    My company recently stopped providing spoons and forks... they use to stock them in the breakroom for employee's lunches, but the employees we "Burning through them" too fast.
  10. Turkish thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2007
    I'd die, too - I drinhk at least two liters a day.

    Yeah, we had the ole "we can't do forks and knives" thing, too.
  11. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2005
    Manchester UK
    As a consultant myself I am well aware of how insane this is. Our company has a daily rate of £1200 (per consultant) and thats cheaper than quite a lot of places! You could probably take on 10 well paid staff for the same amount of cash that it would cost to get me to do it. (I wish I got any of this fee lol)

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