Those Evil Bonus & Business Practices
Today there is too much public scrutiny of business practices due to the economic situation we currently find ourselves in. I am not going so far as to say that we as taxpayers should not have a voice in how this bailout money is being used, (we never really had a voice in any of this to begin with) but I will say that there are too many people who know nothing about business looking over the shoulder and under the hood of those businesses that are being funded by our money. I guess it is all right to take our tax money and give it to anyone who wants to buy a car, but you better not give that car salesman a sales bonus.
Let me bring this thinking into clearer focus with the following example. You have been running your business for the past 13 years and earning a nice profit while employing six others. Recently business is down due to the current economy. In order for you to bridge these times you get a few neighbors to loan you some money to allow you to keep your doors open.
In the meantime, you have done all the right things to trim your expenses and recently had to lay off two of your employees. Actually your best employees because you have a tenure system and the two people you should let go are actually 100 years old and sleeping in the warehouse and have not seen a customer in over 14 weeks. But I digress.