Big excitement over a potential employer of 6000 people in Redmond!
1.) the company is obviously shopping, having supposedly committed to DC last year, and then looking at four or five other places.
2.) the company currently has 10 full time employees. Not 100. Not 1000, where even then we'd be asked to believe they can increase by 85%. 10 employees.
3.) a change in state laws to allow a financing mechanism for the company to do all this.
I recognize such customers. I usually tell them they'll be happier shopping elsewhere.
American Airlines files for bankruptcy. I remember reading once that if you take the airline industry as a whole from its beginnings, it's LOST money.
I read this in an article about "dysfunctional" industries.
I'm convinced that once a industry tips into this kind of dysfunction, it never comes back, but just flails around from then on.
Speaking of Redmond.
A 50-year plan. 10,000 jobs by 2030.
Wait a minute, aren't you going to get 6000 jobs in one fell swoop?
Oh, and a 50 year plan?
I write speculative fiction, too. I don't mistake them for "plans."
That picture in the Bulletin of a huge crowd of people applying for 50 jobs at Deschutes Brewery?
Where the hell is everyone going to park? (Employees and Customers?)
I never thought to ask this but: Is this business getting too big for downtown Bend?
2 days ago