Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Dollar Phil


This thought is indeed inspired by Pragmatisms King, Phil Lynagh.

Why are managements so pissy about ‘poaching’? Well not to condescend by stating the obvious but basic economics theorize that high demand in conjunction with low supply mostly equates to high cost, subject at hand being regional talent, (there I go again).

So without poaching there is no price war. The value of talent remains at the discretion of the respective agency it belongs to and industry salaries remain the same, crap (which few would argue is a trait that attracts more talent).

To ensure we avoid the possible tragedy of salary increases we introduce poaching as an industry taboo and make intra agency agreements ‘Oh we can’t hire people from X or Y’. We use words like ‘poaching’ and assign adjectives like ‘unethical’ to make sure
any calls HR make feel like adultery.

Yes 'poaching' is salary deregulation’s childhood friend and the sh*t industry managment wake up in a cold sweat screaming.

But why then is Dollar Phil an advocate of 'poaching'? Well most likely because he can afford to be.

So anyone who got a raise or works at Promoseven take some time out to raise your glass when celebrating, even if noones around and say, 'cheers Dollar Phil...cheers'

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Compare average starting salaries 10 years ago and current salaries. No difference. Compare the cost of living now and then.

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mediocre agencies who want to keep the standards and the salaries low are the advocates of the term "poaching". Bollox to that (no i'm not english).

here's to Phil for paying good people good money.

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Ish said...

Shit pay shit people. Its no wonder our industry is labeled mediocre around the world...'Phil Bill' this ones for you!

11:51 PM  
Blogger X said...

Its actually 'Dollar Phil' but hey Phil Bill works too.

9:35 AM  
Anonymous Spoon said...

I'd rather eat pot noodles than commit CV suicide.

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think he looks kinda cute

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I prefer the saatchi grad.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spoon, if you're talking about working at FP7? Think again, FP7 is a great agency and Phil is a great leader who has vision and balls. Your name aptly describes you, enjoy your pot noodles-dick!

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I prefer the saatchi grad too

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I prefer the saatchi grad too

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Spoon said...

Anonymous 5 you slept with him didn't you?

6:14 PM  
Blogger X said...

Anonymouses, lets chill a little with the language, we are rated PG and few interns bring mama and papa to work with them.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poaching nah that's rubbish. Intelligent recruitment i say. Hats off to Dollar Phil. Result is happy employees, better agency product.

11:12 AM  

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