Has anyone else been tracking the job boards and the jobs being posted by Cummins? Many are the same jobs in areas/departments that just saw people fired from.. Thought there was no need for the headcount in those roles and that was why peoples lives were impacted.. Guess it was just another lie from Cummins Management.. One that comes around every 3-4 years.. This also highlights, or should make people question, if the firings were due to market needs or just to replace hire paid employees with lower paid employees.. Pay attention to the actions, not their words..
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Cummins' managers don't have any power, any say, when it comes to staffing needs. They listen to what the upper management has to say and dutifully follow. If they had guts, they would end the random RIFs and the en masse hiring of college kids. Upper management has them kept on a tight leash, saying all the PC things, everything they want to hear, but not the reality.
Please explain how Cummins uses it. You seem to claim you know as well, but never add details. Put the debate to rest and enlighten us.
Everyone should remember that Cummins was hiring during the RIF and those new college hires we accepting jobs during the RIF. This shows that new job postings do not mean the RIFs are done.
You claim to have insider info on further RIFs but you still don't know how rings of defense is done.. at least your definition is far from how Cummins uses it. Hiring cheaper labor? Do you even know how much it costs to fire and hire people?
Actually it ties right into the Rings of Defense because that process is about cutting people. Not truly saving money. If it was about the downturn, there would be no added hiring taken on right away. And yes, the Rings of Defense planning is still going on. I fail to see how the hiring of cheaper labor means there is no more Rings of Defense planning going on. Because it does continue.
Yes, this is a bad practice by Cummins. In addition to those openings, there are many college graduates lined up to start in fall. Some senior leaders truly believe this employee churn is healthy for the company. This also shows that other posters here are BSing about further RIFs. Obviously they don't even understand what rings of defense means and they continue to mention it.