[FoRK] RPE and understanding company performance

Bill Humphries whump at mac.com
Thu Jun 17 22:06:54 PDT 2010


On Jun 17, 2010, at 9:49 PM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:

> In other words, unskilled / semi-skilled labor is a scalable commodity that is somewhat disconnected from the creation / management part of the business. For instance, if every employee of every McDonalds franchise were counted, the profit-per-employee would be tiny and hide what is really going on at the corporate level.  Conversely, eBay's profit doesn't give you a good feel for average profit per working participant.

Wow, Stephen, so the corporate level could sling all those burger orders and fill all those Amazon boxes? 

Put on some pants, dude. Your privilege is showing.

-- whump


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