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Stakeholder vs Stockholder

I wanted to see what the forum thinks about “shareholder capitalism” vs “stakeholder capitalism”. In this case, stakeholders are “workers, customers, suppliers, shareholder and the society: nation, state, county, city, neighborhood”. Stakeholder capitalism is a system in which corporations are oriented to serve the interests of all their stakeholders.

I’ve been hearing calls from both left and right that we should start going away from “Shareholder Capitalism” and start adapting to “Stakeholder Capitalism”.

What are your thoughts?

This kind of questions is #gold for #trolls - we’ll certainly get some troll responses to this question, folks who will try to trigger you and me – please try to ignore them.

Always be kind and respect others!

I realize this is a naive question for an anonymous forum, but couldn't we all be a bit more kind and respectful on this forum?

I've been reading through the posts today to understand what's happening, and I've been shocked with how mean spirited some of the posts have been. Luckily, some of the worst ones seem to have been removed, but the tone and content of many posts are just mean.

Everyone impacted by these layoffs is a fellow human being with their own stories, families, challenges, aspirations, strengths and imperfections.

I wish there was more compassion for those impacted. Some great folks I worked with before been impacted already – I am shocked and deeply saddened to see these #valuable and pure #gold people go.

This seems to be a good forum to learn about what's happening and prepare ourselves, but it's saddening to be reading through and then just smacked in the face with some of these mean-spirited posts.

This was trending back in December here on Teradata's page - it's worth a repost

  • Title: Do not get lulled

I was laid off close to my 10 year mark.

I liked working there, it was a great place. It was also however like a warm blanket for a long nap. Do not ever get complacent at work.

You may think you are super well positioned and a high-value employee – yet, do not count on it. Two quarters earlier from my layoff, I received a fairly large company award. Two quarters later I was laid off.

I don't regret the time I spent at here at all, but I would advise everyone to not underestimate that you can easily be laid off… Just a few short months after even your best performance… I was amazed at the opportunities and awesome jobs out there. However, do not get too comfortable as complacency will cost you in the long run...

If you do remain to be up-to-speed and maintain your technical/business relevancy, everything will be just fine. Yet, if you spend your time not pushing yourself, you will pay for it later. So, my two cents: use your time wisely your time for your advantage. Push yourself always, be #gold – be a #winner.

this is #gold

i'd love to start my own business, it really does not matter what kind of business

If you get RIF'd, what's your fantasy scenario?
What would you love to say or do to stick it to Honeywell? I often dreamed of getting RIFd, then standing up, taking a steaming dump on my manager's keyboard, then pressing down on it with one of those "Outstanding Engineer" dinner plate awards they gave to show how valuable I was.
How about you? What are your dreams?

LOL - this is #gold - the mother of all consipracy theories

  • Tracking Productivity at AT&T
I hear that the mgmt is tracking team member productivity and they were surprised productivity increased as a result of team members working from home. Does anyone know how they are tracking productivity?

Here are some facts, I'd be happy to provide supporting detail or sources:

  • we do not know how lethal it is, they are seeing 4% in wuhan, and 1% in rest of the china, the rest of the world varies
  • it spares kids under 10 almost completely, extremely rarely k–ls folks under 30
  • it's moving slower than flu, started in jan but only 90K cases globally
  • see bullet above - probably less infectious than flu
  • it's not a flu, it's a completely different family of viruses
  • only two major symptoms: dry cough and fever - no runny nose/sinus issues reported
  • about 20% of the infected population become very ill, only 5% need hospitalization and ventilators
  • if you have family members older than 70 you should be really worried and have a plan for helping them separated until this thing is over - love them and help them but have a plan
  • EVERY SINGLE COUNTRY hit hard has quickly exhausted medical capacity, ventilators are a must but are very expensive and require an crew to operate - this will happen here if things get out of control and we cannot leave folks to die because we are out of ventilators, that's why it's critical to slow the darn thing down
  • lives on surfaces 5 to 15 days (scientists are still arguing about this) we are not sure

My link and #twitter #gold #listing is below:

  • Marc Lipsitch - @mlipsitch

Director, Harvard, The Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)
Infectious disease epidemiologist and microbiologist, aspirational barista. [email protected] Director @CCDD_HSPH

  • Helen Branswell (@HelenBranswell)

Senior Writer, infectious diseases @statnews

  • John Hopkins University Geo Map, Real Time:


  • Strain Mutations:


Saw this on Reddit, thought it was #cool / #gold

I had to lay off my entire staff (and myself) with 8 hours notice.
I was the contract project manager on a government project (office type work). At our periodic review on a Thursday, the government announced they would not be renewing our contract and our last day was Friday (the next day).
I brought everyone into the conference room first thing the next day, let everyone know that we were all out of a job and that today was everyone’s last day. I had everyone email me their resumes, and we went over everyone’s on the conference room projector and updated them over the course of the day. I then printed out “reference” sheets for everyone, and we all spent the remainder of the day writing letters of recommendation for each other. I ordered everyone pizza, and bought everyone a round of drinks at the bar next door. Most folks had jobs by the end of the next week.”

A very good thread. At some point we all age. I was born in 1979 and at some point I felt young and invincible. Time flies, and I am considered 'old' now.

To All Cisco Millennials and Gen-Zs
When you're young and bright eyed. You work really hard, ambitious to climb and are naive of layoffs (unless you're plugged into the great new information you get nowadays)...
As you age to 30 and witness/be a part of it, you immediately see what a WASTE of time it was to work so hard on empty promised (by mgmt) dreams that never materialized.
Bottom line is to look after yourself from Day 1 hire, keep your skills relevant and MOVE every 2-3 years to the next gig. Hopefully you can make it into FANG where your pay will at least DOUBLE.
I remember the days when Cisco had once a year layoffs instead of the quarterly scare of thousands lost. There is no reason to subject yourself to this when the market is so strong! Gravitate your skills to software industry and move away from "dead man walking" hardware (unless you love it and it's Apple, Qualcomm, etc).
God Bless to all who lost jobs today. This will highly likely be a "lemons to lemonade" event where your future, in all aspects, will be a big improvement!


Do not get lulled

I was laid off close to my 10 year mark.

I liked working there, it was a great place. It was also however like a warm blanket for a long nap. Do not ever get complacent at work.

You may think you are super well positioned and a high-value employee – yet, do not count on it. Two quarters earlier from my layoff, I received a fairly large company award. Two quarters later I was laid off.

I don't regret the time I spent at here at all, but I would advise everyone to not underestimate that you can easily be laid off… Just a few short months after even your best performance… I was amazed at the opportunities and awesome jobs out there. However, do not get too comfortable as complacency will cost you in the long run...

If you do remain to be up-to-speed and maintain your technical/business relevancy, everything will be just fine. Yet, if you spend your time not pushing yourself, you will pay for it later. So, my two cents: use your time wisely your time for your advantage. Push yourself always, be #gold – be a #winner.

#Gold #Comment indeed!!!

I am very sorry...
I know it may mean nothing but I want to say from the bottom of my heart how sorry I am to everyone who was made redundant.
I am sure that if I ever had the pleasure of interacting with you, it has enhanced the last year of my life in some way and I wish you all the best in the future.
I hope you have the best Christmas possible and I pray the new year is a fresh start from this sh–.

@hzbs, so true. #GOLD #affected

How many realistically affected? Well you have the laid off person’s family, community then the govt. pays unemployment. Then the company pays severance for no productivity from that employee.

Then you have the long lasting affect of valuable experience and good morale being gone. You’ll have good employees with experience looking over their shoulder and looking to get out simply because they’ve witnessed layoffs happening to good, valuable workers.

||Insurance, Health & Wellness||//- Health Insurance //- Dental Insurance //- Flexible Spending Account FSA//- Vision Insurance //- Health Savings Account HAS//- Life Insurance //- Supplemental Life Insurance //- Disability Insurance //- Occupational Accident Insurance//- Health Care On-Site //- Mental Health Care //- Retiree Health & Medical //- Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance //||Financial & Retirement||//- Pension Plan//- 401K Plan //- Retirement Plan //- Employee Stock Purchase Plan//- Performance Bonus //- Stock Options//- Equity Incentive Plan//- Supplemental Workers' Compensation//- Charitable Gift Matching //||Family & Parenting||//- Maternity & Paternity Leave //- Work From Home //- Fertility Assistance //- Dependent Care//- Adoption Assistance//- Childcare//- Reduced or Flexible Hours //- Military Leave//- Family Medical Leave //- Unpaid Extended Leave //||Vacation & Time Off||//- Vacation & Paid Time Off //- Sick Days //- Paid Holidays //- Volunteer Time Off//- Sabbatical//- Bereavement Leave //||Perks & Discounts||//- Employee Discount //- Free Lunch or Snacks//- Employee Assistance Program //- Gym Membership//- Commuter Checks & Assistance//- Pet Friendly Workplace//- Mobile Phone Discount //- Company Car//- Company Social Events //- Travel Concierge//- Legal Assistance //||Professional Support||//- Diversity Program //- Job Training //- Professional Development //- Apprenticeship Program//- Tuition Assistance

#benefits #employeebenfits #perks #att #info #gold #summary

Oh, #gold...

Do Massive Layoffs Really Benefit Large Companies?
I think that simply cutting jobs isn't the answer.
To be successful, companies need to change how the business is operated.

True #GOLD post

Tone changing???
Are you noticing, in your store, the tone us changing how management is talking to you or others?
I keep overhearing "it's in your job description".
And the way managers are talking down on people.
I sense that write ups are coming before the cuts next month.

Thanks, @why, so true. Tagging this as #thelayoff #GOLD post

I think you are missing the whole point of this site. People are welcome to post any form of information they may wish to contribute. It can be rumors, opinions, confidences, or verifiable facts. In this case the OP posted something they "heard" out of HE. You are free to accept, dismiss, or dispute this bit of information, however, the OP is under no obligation to meet any burden of proof requirement!
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Post ID: @10PJUsZu-why

Will Wells Fargo know if I start a new job?

I'm thinking my days here are numbered for sure, there are some signification indications about it and I would like not to go into details about it...

Anyhow I already have a #gold #replacement job lined up.

I just don't want to leave before I know for sure if severance is or isn't an option. My question is, will Wells Fargo know if I start working just days after being laid off? Will that affect my severance - if I get one - in any way?

Terms used to get rid of people

  • Streamlining
  • Simplification
  • Actions to simplify the organization
  • Reorg
  • Reduction in force
  • Headcount reductions
  • Chopping Heads or Cutting Heads
  • Off boarding
  • Non-essential employees
  • Resource consolidation
  • Workforce re-balance
  • Workforce realignment
  • Right-sizing
  • Difficult Discussions
  • Synergy-related headcount adjustment goal
  • Restructuring
  • Off boarding
  • Role elimination
  • Impacted

#vocabulary #doublespeak #gold #lingo

A Simple Solution

It's relatively simple you all.

If you aren't happy here and don't like all these policies and rules... Resign and find work elsewhere.

Why gripe?

Just go find another job that isn't making these kind of #gold rules.

Stop the crying, get out of here. It's you people that make this place horrible. Just do what the company asks and everyone is happy.

Be appreciative of the job you have now. I guarantee you one thing, the people laid off would love the chance to still have a job.

EEOC on Age Discrimination

Just an FYI, here is what EEOC lists for Age Discrimination

The following practices constitute age discrimination

1) Requiring workers to retire once they reach a certain age

2) Treating older workers worse than younger workers, by, for example, targeting them for layoff or discipline

3) Giving younger workers higher pay or more favorable work assignments

4) Making decisions, based on stereotypes about older people (for example, refusing to include older workers in training program because of a belief they are unwilling or unable to learn new things)

If any of these things have happened to you, you may file a charge of discrimination with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

You may also file a lawsuit for age discrimination. However, the employee must first file a charge discrimination with the EEOC to get a “right to sue” letter.

For more info about how to file an age discrimination charge with the EEOC, go to


Employees & Applicants

How to File a Charge

#AgeDiscrimination #Gold #EEOC

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Potential Questions to Ask if and When Changing Jobs

Potential Questions to Ask if and When Changing Jobs

  • What do you like best about working at the company?

  • Are there any awesome perks or special treats for employees?

  • Every business has it's own culture and way of doing things - what is the office environment and culture like at the company?

  • What's the overall attire policy at the company? Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or jackets & suits?

  • What are the average/median starting salaries, stock options/RSUs, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at the company?

  • Do folks get together after hours, or Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?

  • What is a typical day in the life of an employee at the company?

  • What is the general interview process like? Any advice on striking the right note with the interview crew?

  • Do you work here? How did you find the job and how did you the first interview? Any advice for someone trying to get in?

  • Is the company growing and adding more people/workers/staff?

  • How does the company stack up against the main competition?

  • What do you think - will the company grow fast from the sales standpoint? How about short, medium and long term?

  • Do you hire people who have only one DUI?

  • What kind of background checks does the company do when hiring?

#quest #interviewquestions #interview #gold #questionstoask

Are we a better company than it was a year ago?

Is there anybody here who can identify anything positive to come out of all the changes that have been implemented in the past year?

Anything that you could point to and say, yes this is much better and it's made us a better organization than we were before?

I can't, but maybe I'm missing something #gold ...

Are we a better organization now than we were 6 months ago?

Do you feel comfortable providing upward feedback to your supervisor?

Do you feel like you'll have the opportunity to reach your full potential at our organization?

Do you feel that there is an open dialogue between you and your manager and that your voice is heard?

Do you feel that your manager has clearly defined your roles and responsibilities and how they contribute to the success of the organization?

Do you think that we consistently stay true to our core values as an organization?

Has a supervisor given you any recognition in the past two weeks?

How authentically do you feel we live our cultural values?

How can we improve communication at our organization?

How connected do you feel to your coworkers?

How effective do you find our all-hands meetings to be?

How effective is our organization at offering help when you ask for it?

How effectively does our organization take action on the feedback you provide?

How enthusiastically would you reapply for a job here?

How happy are you at work?

How happy do you think our customers are?

How informative do you find our Town Hall or All Hands meetings to be?

How likely are you to be working here in one year?

How likely would you be to refer someone to work here?

How much do you personally recognize others at our organization when they do good work?

How much does our organization's culture drive your active engagement at work?

How much fun do you have working here?

How much positive energy do you think you contribute to our organization?

How open to change are we as an organization?

How transparent do you feel management is?

How valued do you feel at work?

How well are you recognized when you do great work?

How well do you feel you're fulfilling your role?

How well do you think we service our customers?

How well does our organization support you in exploring your professional interests and goals?

How would you rate our organization's culture?

How would you rate the level of respect colleagues give to each other at our workplace?

How would you rate the performance of your direct supervisor?

How would you rate your colleagues and team members?

How would you rate your regular one-on-one meetings with your manager?

How would you rate your relationship with your coworkers?

How would you rate your work environment?

How would you rate your work-life balance?

If our organization had a theme song, what would it be, and more importantly, why did you choose that song?

If you had to describe our company as an animal, what animal would it be, and why?

If you were to add a new team member to your group, what's the most important skill that they should have?

In terms of training and professional development, what would you like to see us offer or continue to offer?

Is your promotion and career path clear to you?

My role here has a real purpose — it is more than just a job.

On your best day, what do you love about your job?

We all have dreams and goals on our bucket list. It could be anything from running a marathon to learning another language to writing a book. What's on your bucket list?

Were you recognized the last time you went the extra mile at work?

What communication avenue do you utilize the least or find most ineffective at our company?

What did you want to be while you were growing up?

What do you love about your job?

What do you think is one process that we can improve here?

What do you think is our company's biggest strength?

What is one thing you would change here to make us more successful?

What is your favorite memory from working here so far, and how did it make you feel?

What three words would you use to describe our culture?

What’s one thing the company can do to make your day better?

What's one thing that the company does well and that we should continue doing or do more of?

What's the best thing that has happened to you at work recently?

#employeefeedback #employeesurvey #employeesurveyquestions #gold #employeeevaluation


I work in a store and I accepted an offer from another company this week, the timing was #gold - I feel like a weight has been lifted. Dealing with the constant dread/stress of looming layoffs and constant changes and uncertainty was just way too much for me. I wish you all the best out there, there's a better life outside this company.

Hey Jay I fixed it for you:

Times are tough. The executives made a necessary business decision so that they can collect their bonuses. I get why people are upset but I’d expect such a move from any slimy sociopath in the ELT. Times have change and the #gold era is over – I need to finish robbing the company on my way out the door so that I can do it all over again at my next company.

Moving on...

Times are tough. The executives made a necessary business decision in order for the company to survive. I get why people are upset but I’d expect such a move from any serious business enterprise. Times have change and the #gold era is over – we need to move on, reorganize and try to put things back on track.

#gold post

Learn new skills, improve yourselves

None of us in the industry are safe, everybody should know this by now. And everybody should know that available jobs are also shrinking.

So why not take some time to learn new skills? You might not feel like learning anything new right now, but it might make a difference between pay and no pay down the line.

If you are over 55, it’s going to be hard to move on, yet…

Try to work with headhunters, not ideal and a lot of shady things in this space but if you find a good one go with her/him... I work for a competitor and I just hired a guy in his early 60s. A good headhunter will help you adjust your resume and may pitch you to companies/gigs that are more open to hiring folks closer to retirement. I have a hard time placing older folks in growth roles as it often takes many years to develop resources, yet there are many roles that do not require growth and extensive training and you may be a match...

I am in my mid 40s and have been managing people for a while now - 55+ folks are more reliable, less expensive, less choosy/picky and in general much easier to manage - so do not assume that you are in a difficult situation due to your age in all situations. Where I sometimes see challenges has to do with lack of technical skills and lack of energy - if you are decent in those two areas in you are in good shape, #gold, something somewhere will click.

Good luck!


Thanks for nothing Ford

If someone told me it would end like this 14 years ago, I would call that person crazy. A company I gave my best years to screwed me over when I needed security the most in my life, 4 years away from my pension. Walking the extra mile all these years doesn’t count, nothing counts. Don’t want to sound pathetic, no one died, it will work out in the end, but it’s a damn shame to be betrayed by the organization I devoted my life to. Let this be a lesson yo the younger folks.

23 traits of a really bad manager

i took this from ford's forum (btw they are laying off 7k and the board is on fire)

  1. Steals and/or hogs credit

  2. Gives no recognition

  3. Micromanages

  4. Overly controlling with significant lack of trust

  5. Nepotism / Favoritism

  6. Lack clarity of thought and/or direction

  7. Not or rarely available

  8. Shows no compassion or emphaty

  9. Does not listen, does not act on feedback

  10. Lazy and does not produce / add value

  11. Is not humble or self-aware

  12. Uses fear to manage

  13. Does not drive things to resolution, avoids conflict

  14. Avoids responsiblity and ownership

  15. Avoids hard discussions

  16. Uses dublespeak

  17. Lies and manipulates (tells you one thing in your face and the other thing behid your back)

  18. Provides no feedback

  19. Panics and makes fear-impacted decisions

  20. Hires low performer out of fear that he/she may be replaced by a stronger subordinate

  21. Lacks technical skills

  22. Has no follow up skills

  23. Does not delegate

#management #skills #gold #managementskills

Tagging it #gold #advice #layoffadvice

If you are in europe and you are being terminated, here are advices

couples of weeks ago I got notified that my position is being terminated. Here is my take and advice for you. In most European countries it is not a notification of termination but rather an agreement on the termination. So you need to agree as well on the term offered to you.

Do not sing the document HR is sending you. Wait, dont rush, dont give in to the pressure.

Read the local regulation around reductions, you may even not need signing it if you feel like staying at oracle

If the country/oracle sub is a union member, make sure you talk to union before signing

If the oracle sub is not a union member and you are, make sure you talk to union before signing

If you are not member of a union and oracle does not have collective agreement, then talk to people who know the laws around the subject before signing any document.

Do not agree on anything on an email thread, you only need to agree on your termination document. Dont give any indication over emails on what you may agree on.

Worst case scenario if there is no union membership involved (from company or you as individual), double whatever they are offering you and start negotiating.

The HR department at oracle is NOT on your side even if they try to portray that, they are at ORACLE's side or their own side :-). Dont trust the BS they will spill about the agreement to entice you into signing it.

Job market is very good but that does not mean your skill is going to be topping other possible candidates unless you are working in some cutting edge department. So, as soon as you got the notice start your job hunting if you have not started it before.

Do not send your old resume anywhere, if you have a resume you created 5 years ago, throw it out and re-write it entirely. Do not add another paragraph about your current job and start sending it out. Re-write and ensure you spend days on doing that re-write, dont be stingy on time being spent on the resume. Each sentence matters, so use them wisely.

I hope this help anyone who is going to be terminated. It will be hard and a blow, since salary means paid bills and so on, but it wont be end of the world.

ORACLE is trying to be agile and do the make or break restructuring this year and next. But they dont know exactly how, so there will be try and error and lots of people are going to be impacted. This is a very very large wheel which when turning does not really see who is going under it. I wish you luck and better days ahead.