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News Sony France boss being held hostage

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 13 Mar 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    Did I really just read that?
     
  3. 1ad7

    1ad7 New Member

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    Thats crazy ****... but is it sad my first reaction was, "someone still makes vhs tapes? wtf?"
     
  4. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    Given Sony's "king of proprietary" status, it wouldn't surprise me if the dispute over compensation was Sony originally saying "ok we'll give you a redundancy package, but it'll be on Sony Store vouchers" then when they come over personally, they just raised the value, but kept it Sony Store vouchers!

    Title did make me chuckle in a sadistic manner...
     
  5. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    There ARE people at Sony with brains... surprising that.
     
  6. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    When a good old fashioned strike just won't cut it....

    More than who makes tapes who on earth buys them.....
     
  7. D3s3rt_F0x

    D3s3rt_F0x New Member

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    The reason why Maggie Thatcher owned hard.
     
  8. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    3rd world most likey do or usa, not every one has an pvr
     
  9. overdosedelusion

    overdosedelusion I mostly come at night, mostly..

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    When presented with ********, the French know how to deal with it. Why don't we Brits take some lessons? We just lie on our backs and take it :(
     
  10. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Hang on, who said anything about VHS? This is Sony - surely they're Betamax?!
     
  11. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    and so do the portuguese... well the do the old strike, but it doesn't really cut the cake now does it. Way to go frenchies!

    But yeh... VHS?
     
  12. Mentai

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    A lot of people still use them to record shows off tv. Old people. People who update their television sets every 20 years and aren't computer literate. There are more than you think!
     
  13. ¦Cold¦

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    ...like all of France, apparently.
     
  14. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    311 workers for a company like sony. That's almost nothing. Coudn't they be relocated?
     
  15. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Lol, brilliant. Gotta love the French attitude to industrial action.
     
  16. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    kind of sad those things are necessary as a negotiation tool. i only hope they give him at least some water and bread, or as the French say: een peu de pain, du vin en du boursin.
     
  17. ssj12

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    so union leaders say it kidnapping is justifiable, do they realize they just put those 311 people in jail,. and might be placed in jail too since they planned it?
     
  18. Drexial

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    I believe that's part of the negotiation tactic. They clearly knew what they were doing was going to be a risk. But it's being sure you let the other person know that you are willing to risk your self to stand up for what you know is right. That's the line most people aren't willing to cross and the reason why a lot of the free worlds governments are so willing to pass absolutely ridiculous legislation. Imagine if a city did this to it's mayor. What are the police going to shoot down an entire city? whats the average population to police ratio? besides the police are a part of that community too, it's making them understand that if they don't like something they have a voice against it too, as long as they haven't sold their soul to the badge.
     
  19. Combinho

    Combinho Ten kinds of awesome

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    You have to hand it to the French, they are the masters of industrial disputes...
     
  20. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    Finally people are standing up against the unlimited corporate greed that ruled the world for too long, I hate to say it, but that is one of the best things the french ever did.
     
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