The Ass Is Friz Clean Off Me

90% of firms have cut or froze wages – Isme – The Irish Times – Mon, Mar 30, 2009

90% of firms have cut or froze wages – Isme

It’s so bad they’re even cutting back on the use of letters in past participles, resorting to a crude axiomatic functionalism (I should disclose that I have no idea what axiomatic functionalism really is) in order to shave costs. The piece continues:

According to a survey of over 400 companies, 50 per cent of firms have implemented a pay freez while 41 per cent have reduced wages with the average pay cut being 13 per cent.

Pay ‘freezs’ being marginally less severe than pay freezes.

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4 Responses to “The Ass Is Friz Clean Off Me”


  1. 1 coc March 30, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    They’ve fixed the headline now, but the pay freez stands.

  2. 2 Hugh Green March 30, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Bastards. Still, there is a sense that the Irish Times is displaying signs of increasingly virulent anti-pastparticiplism.

  3. 3 EWI March 30, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    90% of firms have cut or froze wages – Isme

    Also, 50% or so of enterprises ‘use’ Macs, as surveys always tell us. Does this then translate into Macs having 50% enterprise share? No (unfortunately).

    I somehow suspect that the 41% who implemented pay cuts (and what of bonuses?) tend to apply more to the lower ranks.

  4. 4 Hugh Green March 30, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    EWI,

    To paraphrase Dorothy Parker: ISME press releases should not be tossed aside lightly: they should be doused in petrol and set alight. Only a few weeks back they were claiming that 4 out of 5 sick days were bogus.

    http://www.isme.ie/press-page44996.html#Thursday%20January%2029th%202009


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