again, yet to speak an untruth. keep repeating it all mr fed ex. most people are blind to see the truth with two pair of glasses. vantexan. you wrote " in order to be competitive in a world market we'll have to settle for less" whos we? how much less is smith and the board of directors going to settle for? remember, come monday morning smith and the board, who are now nothing more than parasites in the company, will not be in the ice and snow creating the profit for the company, you are. you ,the worker, create all the wealth of the company. smith takes. if smith started the company, put up all the money for the company, took all the risks of the company, then he needs to complete the cycle and do all the work for the company. then, and only then, can he take all the money. how many pkgs has smith and the board delivered? quite thinking like a poorman. it is smith and the board that should be kissing your ass for doing all the work. if the company wants more profit, then start at the top. cut there and work your way down. now, that's competition.