05/29/13

The C Level Employment Agreement — Managing the At Will Employee Relationship

Big Red Car here.  Nice windy and cool day in the ATX.  Kind of hard to figure what kind of day this is really going to be?  We shall see.  Cloudy with thunderstorms is what the Intellicast man says.  Who really knows, it’s Texas.

So the Big Red Car gets an email — haha, the Big Red Car gets an email — from an Old Sport who asks:

“Hey, Big Red Car, this C Level Employment Agreement stuff is great for a CEO but what about us guys in the cubes?  We ain’t chopped liver, we’re software engineers, SEO experts and the like.  How do we get some diluted CEO love?”

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05/28/13

C Level Employment Agreement — Long Term Incentive Compensation

Big Red Car here.  Bit cloudy yesterday but today promises to be clear and hot.  Oh boy!  Just the right weather for a bit of top down driving, eh?

So we have been chatting about the C Level Employment Agreement, breaking it down into its constituent parts and we’ve been chatting about compensation.

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05/27/13

Honoring America’s War Dead

Big Red Car here.  Cloudy, bit drippy and generally not “top down” weather.  Likely reminds veterans of some of their worst days.

Today is Memorial Day — the day upon which America honors its war dead.  It is a sad occasion.  It is very sad to contemplate all of those lost lives in defense of our freedom. Continue reading

05/26/13

Duty — odious duty

Big Red Car here.  Been raining cats and dogs here in the ATX.

The Boss was mumbling about planting some hibiscus and mandevilla vines along his big stone walls by the driveway — where your Big Red Car often bivouacs on a rainy night.  [Hey, I like the idea of sharing my bunk with some cute red flowers.  Get it, Big RED Car and big RED flowers?  Haha, Big Red Car, you crack yourself up.]

But, alas, it has been too rainy for The Boss to do any planting, so he’s been watching the NBA tournament.

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05/25/13

C Level Employment Agreement — Short Term Incentive Compensation

Big Red Car here on a decidedly drippy and wet Saturday morning.  Ugh.  Haha, Big Red Car, get your mind right, you say.  This is late May when we get our beloved rains and our lakes fill up.

Alas, the Big Red Car is a very, very, very self-centered Big Red Car and thinks only about those handful of days in which he cannot run wild with his top down and his hair on fire.  Ahhh, it is great to be a Big Red Car.

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05/25/13

Here comes the cavalry! The Promise

Big Red Car here.  Rainy and gloomy and an altogether typical late May day.  The ATX gets a lot of its rain during the end of May and then we settle in for the long, hot, dry journey through June to August and finally to September and the start of Longhorn football.  Go Horns!

On the eave of Memorial Day, when America celebrates the sacrifice of its war dead who have given the last measure of devotion so that we may live in liberty with freedom, we think about those who have served in the military and who fought America’s wars.

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05/24/13

Talking Yourself Down Off the Ledge

Big Red Car here.  Going to be a bit cloudy and gloomy in the ATX today.  Hmmm, it is getting close to Memorial Day, the day of historic Austin, Texas flooding.

You are way too young, Grasshopper, to remember the 1981 Memorial Day floods when Shoal Creek was filled to overflowing with wrecked cars.  Oh, that was a day.

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05/22/13

Seeking the Company of Good Men

Big Red Car here.  Well it will be a good day here in the ATX — 90F and the pattern leading to summer is upon us.  But, hey, we love a bit of sunshine and warm weather now don’t we?

Because we can put the top down and run like a scalded dog out and about.  Haha, Big Red Car, you are a hoot.  To yourself anyway, Big Red Car.

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05/20/13

“C” Level Employment Agreement — Benefits

Big Red Car here.  Cloudy day and a bit muggy.  Well, it is May and we expect a lot of our rain in the month of May culminating with flooding  on Memorial Day.  That’s the way we roll here in the ATX.

So The Boss is back on his jag about the C level employment agreement and the issue specifically of benefits.

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05/19/13

The Incompetence Defense

Big Red Car here.  The Boss is off to church so I’ve been watching the Sunday morning talk shows.  They are a blast to watch the hand wringing and accusations.  Everybody is having fun.  Some of it is just not very funny though.

Lots of scandals — the unending Benghazi debacle, the IRS kerfuffle and the seizure of the phone records of the reporters at the Associated Press.

The entire ecosystem of the White House smacks of White House corruption?  Corruption as evidenced by wholesale lies and premeditated lying?

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05/19/13

Company Culture — the power of ritual

Big Red Car here.  Wonderful morning — clear and bright — in Austin, Texas.  Makes a 1966 Impala Super Sport cherry red convertible glad to be alive.

The Boss is on to church this morning.  An exercise in ritual?  Hell yes, says the Big Red Car irreverently and really in a low class boorish way.  Get back on the high road, Big Red Car.  It’s Sunday for goodness sake. Continue reading

05/17/13

“C” level employment agreement — salary

Big Red Car here.  So, we were talking about the provisions of the C level employment agreement.  We last spoke about the definition of the “position”.

Do you recall that?  Here it is:  “C” Level Employment Agreement — Position

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05/17/13

Fear — where an entrepreneur’s dreams go to die

Big Red Car here.  It’s going to be almost 100F and a bit sunny today in the afternoon.  Hoping to get some top down time this afternoon.

So The Boss is having coffee this morning with one of his CEO clients.  Nice guy.

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