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Executive Bonuses Yes. Rank-And-File Raises, No.

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(12/28/2012 6:55:29 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Doyle, you may be right. We might not know all the facts. If the two receiving bonuses had worked for little or nothing all year, then yes they would be entitled to something at the end of the year. But if not, then they should either turn down the bonuses or find a way to share them with all the company's employees; one is the CFO, after all, and he should be able to figure out something. Their good fortune was achieved through the sacrifices of others. They should recognize that.
- Terry Etter
(12/27/2012 5:45:55 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
A sure bet will be that ACL3 and his mother will get so much that the half million will seem very small... Unbelievably predictable...
(12/27/2012 1:30:50 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
No doubt that Alfred could have handled this situation in a more open and straight-forward manner, with an explanation to his employees. Secondly, the bonuses to his two top people have put them in a difficult situation. However, before we all crucify Alfred, there must be a logical explanation. Was the bonus part of these two top level employees compensation package? Was he merely living up to an incentive obligation. I know Alfred as a fair CEO. Cut him some slack until we know the facts.
- Doyle Rose
(12/27/2012 11:44:19 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Sadly, the shareholders come before staffers at most companies. CBS is an exception.

Surrounded by challenges, radio really needs to shine now. Meanwhile, industry leaders are busy swallowing their own tail.

- Beau Phillips
(12/27/2012 11:16:01 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
I can understand as an owner why raises were not given. With the uncertainties with our economy and the world conditions, owners and managers who answer to stock holders have to be really careful to not give something they can't afford long term (Does General Motors ring a bell?) However that doesn't mean when the bonuses come out they should go all the way through the ranks to all deserving associates.
Your people will understand and will appreciate your commitment to their welfare and respond in-kind! It works.

(12/27/2012 11:15:34 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
What a shame! take away employees livelihood to give 2 executives the big bag, while the foot soldiers do the dirty work they rake it in....
- mkpower
(12/27/2012 10:34:41 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
- j.hall

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