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Does Your Boss Want You dead?

Hits: 14236 | Rating: (2.7) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: lostinkorea
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megamillion9
Female, 50-59, Western US
 1 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2007 6:16:28 PM
I think this is true and it did happen to my husband. This happen on a fishing boat in Alaska. They insured my husband to fix their boat.

lenashawitz
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 134 Posts
Sunday, June 24, 2007 11:38:47 AM
wow, funny how Michael Moore told us about dead peasants insurance years ago in "Dude, Where's My Country".. but no one pays attention to that, huh

robock
Male, 18-29, Canada
 320 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2007 9:22:05 PM
I agree with GanjaMan. As long as I can take a life inssurance that my family will get money from, I don't care if someone else take a life insurrance on for which they'll get the money.

R_U_Kidding
Male, 18-29, Canada
 4278 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2007 3:57:11 AM
"Most states also have advise and consent laws that technically require companies to get workers permission before buying life insurance on them. But attorney Myers said many businesses circumvent these laws by purchasing the insurance in one of the states that doesnt require notice or consent, including Delaware, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Vermont."

So if you know that your boss makes lots of trips to those states, CONFRONT!! He/she may have some 'splaining to do.


SilverThread
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3380 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2007 2:29:45 AM
That is utterly bereft of any good moral disposition. What a pooty, ghoulish notion that a soulless goddamn company actually benefits from an Employees Demise.

Whats infuriating is that a goup of effing suits at a LOT of companies actually sat around and decided it would be socially acceptable. The act is reprehensible and draconian.


vancouverite
Female, 18-29, Canada
 327 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2007 7:24:34 PM
DESPICABLE!

iceco
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 105 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2007 4:23:40 PM
Creepy. Nothing less.

simbha
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 412 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2007 2:49:16 PM
I'm with the people who don't see a big deal with this. The employee's death is just an 'event' that triggers payout on the policy. Most people wouldn't get in an uproar if, say, the company bought a financial asset that paid if it rained one year from today, or paid if a volcano erupted on Mars. PLUS, the company maybe suffers a large loss in productivity if the employee dies (if they're still working there). Regardless, the company *is* paying the premiums so it should get the payout. But...

1. I don't think the company's executives should get the payout.

2. (Obviously) the company shouldn't try to kill its employees.

3. Yeah, I think you could take a policy out on soldiers in some warzone BUT the premiums would be astronomical!


larajunky
Female, 40-49, Western US
 2243 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2007 12:39:19 PM
It figures, meh

dogdude1
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 404 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2007 11:30:17 AM
Lol This'll be great for those with paranoia XD

GanjaMan
Male, 18-29, Europe
 96 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2007 10:45:29 AM
I don't see nothing wrong with it. If the company is the one who paid for the insurance in first place they should get the money. Besides, if you don't know about it you're more than likely to get your own life insurance so the family will get money from that.

Baalthazaq
Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2007 10:41:05 AM
The point being, your family is getting less than 1/10th what the executives are getting.

It's bad enough that in the case of say a computer programmer at a certain company that shall not be named, you are expected to generate $1 million annually for the company. You earn around 4% of it in wages. Now you're telling me that on top of that they can take out a life insurance policy and generate almost 20 times what my family gets even though I'm no longer working for them?


_Apocalypse_
Male, 13-17, Europe
 38 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2007 9:57:55 AM
Who cares?
It doesn't matter tome if they have an insurance on me,as long as they don't try to kill me or anything.

antdow3
Male, 18-29, Europe
 909 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2007 9:27:23 AM
'Insurers have sold millions of policies to companies such as Dow Chemical'
WHAAAAAT?

omgwtflol
Male, 18-29, Europe
 97 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2007 9:20:04 AM
1. take policies on workers
2. ???
3. PROFIT!!

eleutherarch
Female, 13-17, Europe
 1005 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2007 9:17:38 AM
I'll be a hobo then.

KMeTG
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1269 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2007 8:34:36 AM
This is why I drating hate working at this level. It makes me wonder exactly how many company execs are sat there going, "Aww come on John Janitor, shuffle off this mortal coil so your family can get $20K and we get $300K, there's bloody hundreds of people in line to take your job when you go"

As for the company getting the money even if you don't work there any more, there's something else creepy about that, regardless of how legal it might be.

For all I know, someone might have taken life insurance out on me. I'd be pretty pissed off if someone profited from my death without my knowledge or consent.


Bajatar
Female, 40-49, Africa
 350 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2007 6:17:52 AM
Guess what? You're just a cost factor and nothing more. You're the dirt under the executives' shoes. Employees are just annoying live stock that cost money. It's only natural to consider them more valuable dead.

lunani
Female, 18-29, Europe
 280 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2007 5:14:55 AM
How come the rating is 1.0?

Argh_Beast
Male, 18-29, Europe
 830 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2007 4:50:32 AM
My boss wants me not to come watch IAB. But i come here eitherway.

fishyboy
Male, 30-39, Europe
 183 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2007 4:48:37 AM
I don't know about the US, but you don't need permission to take out life insurance on someone else in the UK. I could get some for all of you, if I wanted.


I don't see anything wrong with this. It's the company's money that is paying the premiums, so they get the pay-out. If it was the employee's money that paid for it, then it would be a different matter.


cbritt84
Male, 40-49, Western US
 68 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2007 4:17:54 AM
Who cares if they take out a policy on me. Let'em. Hell, take out a billion dollar one. If the company wants to spent money on crap like that have at it. I'll be gone. I don't care who gets money from it.

HaruHaru
Female, 13-17, Southern US
 1077 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2007 3:17:06 AM
I'm with P-Chanmisao.. if big time corporate suits can take out life insurance without my knowing, I should be able to take out life insurance on all old people and stunt junkies, along with the people in Iraq..

Xlune
Female, 18-29, Europe
 92 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2007 2:47:06 AM
rofl ryan has a point, I think.. Isn't that a right? The boss or company must have had permission somewhere...

nerdpickle13
Male, 18-29, Western US
 29 Posts
Friday, June 22, 2007 2:41:51 AM
Whats the point of this post?

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