Big win for Makate in Please Call Me battle

koeks525

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Happy for the guy; I hope he gets all his billions with interest.

Too many companies have turned in tens of thousands, millions and billions in profits whilst treating the employee like garbage; they will throw a few thousands, or a certificate of acknowledgement and that is about it.
 

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Happy for the guy; I hope he gets all his billions with interest.

Too many companies have turned in tens of thousands, millions and billions in profits whilst treating the employee like garbage; they will throw a few thousands, or a certificate of acknowledgement and that is about it.
happy for him as well, but unfortunately the nature of capitalism, is the person with the deepest pockets wins.
what he should have done, is developed his idea further and sold it onward outside of Vodacom

similar story to Frank Whittle, who invented the Jet engine.
poor broke engineer, who sold his idea and gained little from it, even though it changed the world as we know it.

another of the reasons we live in a broken society, that all it takes is a well placed card removed for everything to collapse into a heap.
 

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Not this guy again. 47million not enough for something he didn't even invent
True true. R50 000 would have been more appropriate, considering he was a salaried employee. Had it been paid all those years back, he would have been more than happy at the time to accept it.

He doesnt deserve R47m let alone R20b for something he did not invent in the first place.
 

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True true. R50 000 would have been more appropriate, considering he was a salaried employee. Had it been paid all those years back, he would have been more than happy at the time to accept it.

He doesnt deserve R47m let alone R20b for something he did not invent in the first place.
It is Vodacom's fault that they seem to have lacked an innovation reward system. So they ought to pay for that oversight. And the fact that his manager was able to promise him profit share for the product was stupid of the manager and Vodacom.
 

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Reminds me of an ex colleague that came up with a solution for a problem they had at the company, which not only saves the company literally millions of rand each year, and have been doing so for more than 20 years. And to top it all, to use this solution costs about R50 once every three days. His recognition was a coffee mug with the company logo on and a certificate of recognition.
 

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happy for him as well, but unfortunately the nature of capitalism, is the person with the deepest pockets wins.
what he should have done, is developed his idea further and sold it onward outside of Vodacom

similar story to Frank Whittle, who invented the Jet engine.
poor broke engineer, who sold his idea and gained little from it, even though it changed the world as we know it.

another of the reasons we live in a broken society, that all it takes is a well placed card removed for everything to collapse into a heap.
He got his salary. He wasn't entitled to much more.

He will never get Billions.
 

koeks525

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True true. R50 000 would have been more appropriate, considering he was a salaried employee. Had it been paid all those years back, he would have been more than happy at the time to accept it.

He doesnt deserve R47m let alone R20b for something he did not invent in the first place.
This is why most employees should adopt a "if it is not broken, why fix it mentality". Do the actual innovation at your own accord and sell directly to the public.
 

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Happy for the guy; I hope he gets all his billions with interest.

Too many companies have turned in tens of thousands, millions and billions in profits whilst treating the employee like garbage; they will throw a few thousands, or a certificate of acknowledgement and that is about it.
YES I agree ! Still happens to this day. NO RECOGNITION.
 

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He got his salary. He wasn't entitled to much more.

He will never get Billions.
He will get Billions. Vodacom never wanted him to get his hands on the Records or never disclosed to him what they made. Shameel Joosub is slowly self destructing Vodacom with this matter. Pay the guy and move on.
 

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If vodacom had dealt with this issue years ago then they wouldn't be in this ridiculous situation. Whether mtn invented the feature is irrelevant to this case.
why not as he is claiming he invented it which isn't true so that makes this whole saga irrelevant.
 
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