Thanks to my sister Charlene who sent me this story. On a purely superficial level, I do agree with her assessment that some of his money should go to getting his
sugar baby wife a longer dress. Apparently, money can’t buy taste. And that gilded “throne” à la Louis XIV? Unless it actually came from the Palace of Versailles, it’s T-A-C-K-Y.
Anyway, I think this is a new low. So, now, 7000 employees are wondering whether or not they’ll have jobs on November 7? And pretty much saying that it would be in their best interest to vote for Romney? This is just disgusting.
I know from personal experience that most CEOs work very, very hard like Siegel. They definitely earn that success and deserve to enjoy the fruits of their labor. They work so hard that sometimes other areas of their lives get neglected. I was in a relationship with a CEO for three years. His constant traveling and work schedule took its toll, and I left. I felt lonelier in that relationship than I ever did alone. Thing is, having a career like that is his choice. Just like Siegel’s.
I was reading the e-mail he sent his employees, and, of course, some things really irritated me. What’s new, right?
I started this company over 42 years ago. At that time, I lived in a very modest home. I converted my garage into an office so I could put forth 100% effort into building a company, which by the way, would eventually employ you.
To have a successful business you need employees. Everyone – from the chambermaid to the cabana boys to the managers are essential to running his resort. He talks about providing “over 3 million people per year with a great vacation.” YOU CAN’T DO THAT WITHOUT EMPLOYEES. Ugh this is what bugs the crap out of me! We worker bees are important, but seem to have been forgotten by those like him who are “self-made.”
Over the past four years I have had to stop building my dream house, cut back on all of my expenses, and take my kids out of private schools simply to keep this company strong and to keep you employed.
Man, I am just weeping into my flute of Cristal for you.
Thomas Jefferson, the author of our great Constitution, once said, “democracy” will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”
Wow e-mailing this to those who work for you? That shows me what you think of them.
I will never, ever get it. Every successful person has someone to thank for helping them get there. Usually a lot more than one. I wish people like Siegel remembered that.