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  • by ziggy (25) on 2002.03.01 9:47 (#5286) Journal
    From the company's side, I can see the argument. IT employees are some of the most variable and required commodities in a company. Once you hire a bad employee, it's difficult to get them to leave. And the good employees tend to last 18 months or less in the industry in general, so why take on the cost to make them employees (education, sending them to conferences) if they leave anyway?

    But it's also an Enronesque way to cook the books to make the company prettier. Sounds like it could be a violation of some labor laws too -- what happens to the employees that are being shortchanged out of stock options and other such benefits? IANAL, but if this bookeeping change does come to pass, I wouldn't be surprised to hear about a class action lawsuit in the next 18 months as a result.