Good guy Howard Stern the sociopath

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by garypagetwo, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. garypagetwo

    garypagetwo The Gun Gold

    Reputations:
    9,115
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    Messages:
    24,409
    Likes Received:
    17,605
    Does anyone else feel like Howard's "generosity" with "perks", but stinginess with regular salary is heavily driven by his ego and his desire for control over every aspect of his employee's lives?
    He likes to be the cool guy hero. When he hosts that Christmas party or does something like send ETM to the Bunny Rahnch everyone treats him like GG Howard The Messiah and gushes about his generosity, but in the end if he really was truly a generous person wouldn't he be advocating for better wages and bonuses for staff & on air talent (ETM etc) in the first place?
    It's the oldest pimp tactic in the book: control the money, and dole it at your discretion so you can increase their dependence on you. Keep them broke so when they need money they have to come to you for it. If other people important to the show earn good pay and are not dependent on Howard's goodwill he loses power over them. He allows people like ETM, Wendy the Retard, and even his own coworkers to be exploited on the air, but any mention of ZoozaZoo gets the button.
     
  2. Wesmantooth

    Wesmantooth VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    57,551
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    12,611
    Likes Received:
    10,694
    Huh?
     
  3. Dlist

    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    340,301
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    28,614
    Likes Received:
    37,744
    IMHO....Howard likes to be the guy that does stuff for other people, but expects undying loyalty and much kiss ass whenever he does something..like the Xmas party. But what Howard doesn't realize is, everybody knows how much money he makes...and they kinda expect it.
    Buying a $52M house and paying slave wages is pathetic.
     
  4. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

    Reputations:
    542,093
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    119,662
    Likes Received:
    91,140
    Hi Gary.
     
  5. knu3421

    knu3421 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    36,270
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    22,801
    Likes Received:
    5,999
    page two
     
  6. TelegramSam

    TelegramSam I love Sam's cock Banned User

    Reputations:
    619
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    Messages:
    6,653
    Likes Received:
    54
    style.:cool:
     
  7. garypagetwo

    garypagetwo The Gun Gold

    Reputations:
    9,115
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    Messages:
    24,409
    Likes Received:
    17,605
    Thanks for the support :facepalm:
     
  8. BethSucks

    BethSucks Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Reputations:
    424,157
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    24,014
    Likes Received:
    46,583
    The Christmas Party is less a gift to the staff as it is a time when they are expected to come and worship Howard and Beth. It's been brought up over and over how a lot of the staff and their wives don't like seafood but every year the party is fish, most of it raw. I'd say most of the staff would much prefer the per person cost of the party as a cash bonus rather than a stuffy get together with food they don't like.
     
  9. Dlist

    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    340,301
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    28,614
    Likes Received:
    37,744
    THAT! And Howard is angry when the staff doesn't kiss his ass, go on and on about how hot Beth looked..
     
  10. lilbuddy67

    lilbuddy67 A man with breath-taking anger management issues Banned User

    Reputations:
    86,104
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    13,275
    Likes Received:
    15,743
    He uses people for next to nothing, expects extra effort for no extra reward and he pockets all the money for himself.....hmmmm:dontknow:
     
  11. chuk

    chuk Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    130,781
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Messages:
    13,718
    Likes Received:
    7,586
    The perks are free. Money is not.
     
  12. garypagetwo

    garypagetwo The Gun Gold

    Reputations:
    9,115
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    Messages:
    24,409
    Likes Received:
    17,605
    It's pathetic on a deep level how stingy Howard is.
     
  13. skylarbrie

    skylarbrie VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    32,924
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    10,438
    Likes Received:
    6,769
    ask beth
     
  14. Dlist

    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    340,301
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    28,614
    Likes Received:
    37,744
    I am not sure he is stingy..but he there are always strings attached when he gives you stuff.
     
  15. SEGA

    SEGA Permanent Vacation VIP

    Reputations:
    5,396
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2013
    Messages:
    7,156
    Likes Received:
    399
    "What's he saying Robin?"
     
  16. TelegramSam

    TelegramSam I love Sam's cock Banned User

    Reputations:
    619
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    Messages:
    6,653
    Likes Received:
    54
    I hope that, after the divorce, Beth gets her own show where she takes all of Howard's gifts to her (and photos of her), and throws them in a wood chipper.
     
  17. pilo

    pilo Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,081
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2013
    Messages:
    1,273
    Likes Received:
    278
    Beth would never destroy photos of herself
     
  18. Herc

    Herc New Member

    Reputations:
    21
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2012
    Messages:
    10,416
    Likes Received:
    8
    This . . . :yes:
     
  19. Herc

    Herc New Member

    Reputations:
    21
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2012
    Messages:
    10,416
    Likes Received:
    8
    Didn't Howard complain that the wives of his slaves didn't show up to the last "Tax Write Off" Holiday Party . . . :)
     
  20. chuk

    chuk Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    130,781
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Messages:
    13,718
    Likes Received:
    7,586
    I assume there is some quid pro quo arrangement.