Intel does pay the contractor to pay the contracted workers, so can virtually decide when they can work. Yet Intel asked the contractors to stay home (probably initially want to save that day's contract cost) while letting Intel's own salaried (they're paid for that day anyway) employees attend?
having worked at Intel, and knowing how fair they are to THEIR employees, you are amusing here. Kickboxing into efes (zero) hoping for controversy where there is none.
Contractors for construction at a company site, are the Contractor's employees, and are not paid by intel ( directly ). The construction contractor can pay their employees to watch the president's speech, but that is the construction contracting company's decision.
Intel has always been a fair, even excellent employer. Even in the holy land !
Duane, possibly I read too much into this, but from the start I figured that whoever made this decision to send X employees home did so to make a point to the Pres. The security part being only an excuse.
So, I did not read anything "sad" in any of this, except maybe that upper management can get away with such pettiness.
I guess the older I get the more cynical I get.
There is no such thing as a bad weather day in Chandler, even up here in Prescott a bad weather day is waiting an hour or two for the snow to melt.
Obama knows not what he speaks nor preaches, he's ready to send billions of dollars worth of US GPS jobs down the tube for lightsquareds failed cellular network.
My thoughts are that the jobs of the american workers are still more important than one man even if that one man is the president.
Some good points, Duane. But I'd say that there is a sadder statement behind yours: That is that despite this poorly executed instance, security measures like this are necessary just to keep a president alive these days. And the reason for that is where in lies the true sadness: The presidency itself holds so much power. We as Americans have to start asking ourselves if it is good that one man should have enough power to (sighting just one example that involves American jobs, but there are numerous others) single handedly nix a massive job-creating oil pipeline for fuel that his country desperately needs, brought to us from a nearby country that likes us (for now), and would have a positive effect on gas prices very quickly.