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Old 07-03-2011, 07:46 PM
 
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Corporate world is pretty soul-sucking.... hell just the amount of ass-kissing I see everyday from my colleagues to get noticed by the senior management is nauseating. I don't do that, nor do I walk about the various cubicles and make small chit-chat with everyone like I see others doing. I stay at my desk, do my work, and knock off at the end of the day. Guess I'm not quite fit for the corporate environment.
That's depressing, and it seems those suck-ups are the ones who get ahead and given authority. See it with one particular guy at work who's only an administrative assistant, but act's like he's second in command and enforces his will on others and even brings them down when they make a mistake.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:17 AM
 
Location: The City That Never Sleeps
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That's depressing, and it seems those suck-ups are the ones who get ahead and given authority. See it with one particular guy at work who's only an administrative assistant, but act's like he's second in command and enforces his will on others and even brings them down when they make a mistake.

Yeah, but these suck-ups are not untouchable, they get laid off and fired like the rest of "us" (who refuse to brown nose).
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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To me, smaller companies are where it's at. They treat their workers well, respect them, take the time to learn a bit about you, and will make the investment in training you well. They will also put up with your shortcomings, because we all have them. A big corp won't do any of this, and if they don't like you, they know they can fire you and bring in another within a week or two
This is interesting as my experience working for large and small companies has been the opposite. Larger companies generally have training budgets and have enough people where it can be economically feasible to bring training in-house, most small companies I've worked for there is little or no training.

I've also observed that it is harder to get fired at a large company. There often is a system in place where warnings and letters of reprimand etc. have to be issued and HR has to get involved, whereas a small company the Boss will just decide someone is fired and they are gone.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:25 AM
 
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slackjaw is right.

In bigger companies there are properly laid down rules about everything and it is hard to get fired just because you "don't fit in" or your immediate boss does not like you etc.

Smaller companies are more personality driven organizations. And if you don't fit in for whatever reason, it becomes miserable.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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You actually think that 9% is the real unemployment number? If anything it's actually closer to 18%.
It's 4.7% in my CDP.
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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This is interesting as my experience working for large and small companies has been the opposite. Larger companies generally have training budgets and have enough people where it can be economically feasible to bring training in-house, most small companies I've worked for there is little or no training.

I've also observed that it is harder to get fired at a large company. There often is a system in place where warnings and letters of reprimand etc. have to be issued and HR has to get involved, whereas a small company the Boss will just decide someone is fired and they are gone.
Perhaps our different experiences have something to do with sector and location differences. I'm working for a family owned business right now that has 3 month training programs for new employees, and also offers classes at night for some. At my last job, which was a corporate operation, people were hired and fired like nothing, and those who were hired were basically thrown on the floor and expected to perform like experienced workers. Layoffs were the norm... Many were being called back after 3 year layoffs
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