Any ideas when/if there might come a time again when we are not constantly worrying about layoffs? I'm getting really tired of having to force myself into work because I'm dreading what might be waiting for me once I get there. Am I really stuck with this feeling for the rest of my working days?
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Advance has perfected keeping employees on edge, keeping payroll down with low pay and understaffed stores so they can piss away 200 million dollars to buy Diehard. What ever knucklehead that thinks buying an old soon to be defunct companies battery line will increase sales is smoking way too much crack . Most customers want the best part at the cheapest price and Johnson Controls makes Autocraft batteries also make Diehard, so 200 millions dollars for the name ?
The politics of it all can get anyone tired. The lack of career advancement because you're not part of the 'good-ole-boys' club or you don't kiss anyone's a– is burdensome. It seems, at the end of the day, one must look out for one's own interests. It is, however, understandable that there are many who have been with the organization for a decade or two and maybe afraid to venture out into new areas. One must overcome those obstacles and find an organization that will value the individual and where one does not live with the fear of losing one's job at any given time. Your experience alone gives you unique qualifications that will ensure your success at any other company/industry. One must not be afraid to venture out into the unknown. Good luck everyone!
When you or others don’t find success in winning then we begin to turn on each other. The lack of winning causes frustration and dismay. The reality is that in order to win we must have winning direction. This all starts upstream and cannot not be changed midstream. They could add as many mid level leaders as they want but, the result will not change. It sounds like your success is leaving each day with your job. Depressing.
Your right too many chiefs and not enough Indians , What the H is a DL. is that one above the DM. And what do they do besides making changes every Month.
I've been with the company 15 years and have seen plenty come and go. The one constant I see, is that those who do what they're told keep their job. Recently there have been a lot of DL positions changing in the Dayton area, and I applaud this. I feel the biggest drain on the company is DL's who remain even though they don't show growth in the district over lengthy stays. Too many chiefs and not enough well paid Indians have been k–ling us for years.
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