Note to my fellow PEELers: If you've got a long post, put it in word, SAVE IT
and copy-paste it. My PC locked up just as I was finishing this post originally, and now I have to re-type it.
Anyway, let's end this foolishness, shall we?
Assumption: To elect a new CEO, you need a quorum majority
; that is, the majority of the votes cast. That's why Hermes keeps trying to end the voting early, whe the Professor is ahead. The total number of shares in the company is not taken into account.
Leela: 10,000 shares (for Professor)
Amy: 10,000 shares (for Professor)
Bender: 10,000 shares (for Professor)
Hermes: 10,000 shares (for Professor)
Professor: 10,000 shares (for Professor)
Fry: 10,000 shares (for That Guy)
Scruffy: 40,000 shares (for That Guy)
Hattie: 1 share (for That Guy)
Total shares without Zoidy: 100,001
That Guy wins, and then buys all of Zoidy's stock for a sandwich.
Assumption: To approve a takeover, you need a majority of all shares
; this is why the total percentage doesn't add up to 100% until everyone has voted. This is assuming that either a) there are no public shareholders b) That Guy controls all public votes or c) in the future, the only votes that count are those by actual employees. I will work with assumption a) for now. Judging by That Guy's line,
The shares Zoidberg sold me gave me control of the company
it seems that nobody outside of PlanEx actually bought stock or their shares don't matter, eliminating option b.
Assumption: The sound effect is for confirmation of a vote, and does not indicate whether any stock is behind it.
Assumption: Fry votes Against, even though it doesn't show him doing so, because no one
is that stupid.
Leela, Bender, Amy, Hermes, the Professor, Scruffy, Hattie, Zoidberg, and Fry vote a total of 100,001
shares Against(note that Zoidy's vote counts for nothing.)
That Guy bids all of Zoidy's shares + any publicly held stock For, a total which is at least 100,002
shares. So assuming no publicly held shares...
Leela, Amy, Bender, Fry, Hermes, and the Professor each have 10,000 shares. (60,000 total)
Scruffy has 40,000 shares.
Hattie has 1 share.
Zoidberg has at least 100,002 shares, and sells them to That Guy.
The total number of shares is 200,003.Option c
gives the same results as above, except that the total number of shares is the total number of voting shares, and it does not include Hattie's, reducing the total shares by two (Hattie's share doesn't count and That Guy needds one less share for a majority.)'
Phew. With any luck, I bored you guys to death before I got to the end of this and you just assumed I was correct.