Originally Posted by RexM
Yeah... instead of having to force a lot of employees to work ridiculous hours, they should just hire more people.
we could argue till the cows come home on the profits made, but in an industry that's business model has "$0" cashflow, this is not a viable solution. you run the risk of an even bigger loss if your title doesn't sell.
sad, but true.
hiring more people is only viable if the work is there, like a new contract was signed, or investors are willing to support you as you venture into a different market, etc. if the money isn't there, you can't do shit. every business has to make money to survive, and each new hire is not only an investment, but also a risk. at most places, the money that goes into a new hire is well beyond what you see on your paycheck every other week. you're talking about payouts (profit sharing, health care, taxes, etc.) that all comes out of the employers pocket above and beyond your 5-6 figure salary.
working ridiculous hours is one thing. working crunch from time to time get meet a common goal is something entirely different.