I think not. This man is the perfect example of someone who exists purely for profit and for the love of money and power. To quote from A Christmas Carol, Fred has forged himself quite a chain, and he builds upon it every year. I'm sure Dano disagrees, but this is one disgusting stain on humanity, and WE are lucky enough to work for him. You know, it wouldn't take much from a corporate perspective to make things tolerable, but that's too much to ask. We are like his little Cratchetts who get in trouble if we're too early, too late, or just in trouble for the sake of keeping us in-line and willing to do Ebenezer's bidding (I want my timecard!!). I equate screwing the little guy (namely us) to linking arms with the Devil, and when you take from those who can least afford it, that's immoral. But that's what Fred has done, and the New Year will bring renewed hardship for many of us. And before you Fred-lovers chime-in, consider the following example. Let's say you're a 15-year employee who has always done right by Fred. You've got 4 kids, which you could provide for decently just a few years ago. But times, they are a changing, aren't they? In the last 5 years, you've seen your usual 50 hours dwindle to 37-40, and seen your insurance premiums and deductibles go through the roof. Oh, and 2 of those 4 kids need braces and some other major dental work. Gee, won't that new CIGNA Dental Plan come-in handy when you're sitting there with the wife Sunday evening trying to make ends meet? Fred doesn't care, and all of you Right-Wing bootstrappers out there are going to say that my example employee should get a second job, put his wife back to work, and all of the rest of the usual FOX things you say. That's great, but some of us really cherish our families, and we actually want a life where we get to attend concerts, soccer practice, and all of the other stuff Fred isn't concerned about. Basically, Fred has forced many of us to live a life of lower quality. This shows-up in many ways. Maybe you don't eat as well as you used to, or as healthily. Maybe you're driving a car with 250,000-300,000 miles on it, or maybe the house payment is late because you had to make a choice between paying medical bills or your mortgage on-time. Overall, things aren't nearly as good as they were just a few years ago, and even then, they weren't that good. Sure, some of it is the economy, but a lot of it isn't. It's Grinch Smith taking more...because he can and because he always will. Scrooge lives..in Memphis (and DC too).