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Old 07-17-2009, 09:11 PM
 
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Who agrees with me and whose workplace has gotten a LOT more hellish in the past few months? Share your stories here. Misery loves company.
No, my company is great. They work hard to promote work-life balance...although of course we all have a lot of work and we're worrying that next year might be a tougher year for us financially. So...we deal with that by trying to innovate and drill new markets. We're still hiring and filling positions, so we're not feeling that pinch of being understaffed. (If you're an industrial engineer and looking for a job, especially within the healthcare industry, let me know and I'll point you in the direction of my company's website.) We've got decent medical benefits (plus dental and vision) and good vacation/holiday/sick time, a pension, 401(k) matching. We're still on for bonuses this year, and everyone below the director level is still up for a merit increase.

My company doesn't micromanage. Employees don't punch a clock, and nobody stands over their shoulder. Managers are great about flex time (4-day weeks) and working remotely. Upper management makes an effort to keep us apprised of major decisions and even solicits our opinions on a lot of big issues. (We had one of those meetings today, as a matter of fact.)

So no...no hellish stories from me. I work for a great company *knock on wood* and I know how lucky I am. I'm sure there are probably people in the company who have their gripes, but in general I think it's a great company and they try really hard to select the right people and KEEP those people.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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We will probably see more people just taking a gun to work and blowing the bosses away. And I won't shed any tears for them.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I don't know. I am an employer and I do not think I take advantage of my staff. I expect them to do their job and do it right. If they don't there are other people out their willing to do their job, and do it right.
That is what they all SAY but when you get in there, more times than not, you get no direction, unclear orders, bad methods of procedure and 2 people telling you to do something 2 different ways. And then when it all goes south, they ALL try to throw you under the bus for it. I have little regard for managers today. Most of them are dumb as a goose. Not necessarily you but I have seen enough to know most of them are.
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Old 07-18-2009, 06:32 AM
 
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We will probably see more people just taking a gun to work and blowing the bosses away. And I won't shed any tears for them.
And people wonder why more an more companies are doing personality testing as part of the interview process...
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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And people wonder why more an more companies are doing personality testing as part of the interview process...
Any human being will break if you stress them enough.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:57 AM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Any human being will break if you stress them enough.

You don't very employable sir, you need to fix your personality.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:04 AM
 
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You don't very employable sir, you need to fix your personality.
Pot, meet kettle.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in TN
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Any human being will break if you stress them enough.
What an utter load of crap. Sure that's true. Like if someone holds a gun to your family's head or rapes your wife in front of you or something. Get a grip, man.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:29 AM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Pot, meet kettle.


Get up off me and the floor
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:11 AM
 
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Get up off me and the floor
In your dreams, Fruit Loop Boy.
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