re airnaut: The employees at Rio Tinto get paid fairly well and have good
benefits. Rio Tinto assumes all the risk, liability, blame, and expenses to
provide those jobs. They do care because happy employees are productive
employees and they, like any intelligent person, want to get the most out of
their investments. That includes their investment in people. The people I know
who work there seem to really enjoy their work and appreciate the treatment they
receive from the company. There has been a lot a noise lately about
the "evil corporations" but it seems like those who are complaining
don't understand economic theory. If there was no opportunity for reward,
no one would take risks. No one would start a company, no one would try to
invent anything. Reward fuels innovation in commercial enterprises.
Corporations don't run on no profit just like employees won't work for
free. If they operate morally and ethically and make a good profit, why should
anyone care? These companies provide jobs, philanthropy, and tax revenue and
most demand little from the government - except asking them to stay out of their
I'm just glad no one got killed or injured...
In real estate, houses are worth what someone will pay for them, not what the
seller thinks they're worth. Employment seems to follow a similar path. Al
Jefferson is "worth" millions per year because that is what the Jazz are
willing to pay. The market place is a strange animal, but more effective than a
government agency setting salaries.
@airnautI recommend you to read Atlas Shrugged and I think you would
retract your comment
If any employee isn't being paid what they are worth, go find a job where
you will be paid what you are worth.And yes, if you truly are worth
what you think you are, you will find something that pays you that.If you don't, you're not worth what you think you are. LOL
Rio Tinto [Kennecott Operations Utah]Produces $6.2 Billion a year for the
company.The company employs 800 local employees.Each Employee
creates $7.7 million for the company.The Company pays them 1/100th of
that.The company is looking out the for the profits and earnings of
the company.They could careless about the employees OR the local
economy.BTW -- Rio Tinto is owned by foreign investors [the
Rothchild's].They really could careless...
A great mining company doing great things in our community!Keep up
the good work!