This morning the soon to be former south region held a Skype town hall meeting. First thing anyone noticed is the sounds of laughter coming from wherever Samer was holding this meeting. For everyone in the south region this has been a very stressful last two weeks. We lost a lot of co-workers and friends. But instead of addressing the former south region with dignity and respect for those that were fired, it sounded a lot like a party. People in the room with Samer making jokes, laughing, cutting up. It was very disrespectful. No one at our branch appreciated it. I imagine other branches felt the same. Well at least Samer still has a job. Laugh it up funny man. Nobody with any character is laughing. We may still have a job, but we care for those that lost theirs.
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This is exactly why I ran away from this company. Great staff and brand but it will appears sometimes that they care more about managing the share price, through regular layoffs and billion dollar share buybacks than in creating any real product innovation or growth.
I really sympathise with the staff who have to worry every year about their job security, while being expected to give their best. I personally just couldn't put my family through another year of uncertainty any longer, after going through 6 layoffs in 8years!
Because ole Samer thinks he is safe, and he may be being that high up he may have a golden parachute when or if they get rid of him. I still say that Cummins is a few mad employees away from a scandal at that company. When you care so much about your investors and your pocket it's only a matter of time before some of those executives if not alot do things that are considered illegal.
If you noticed Samer kept saying “for this action” I took that to mean there is more to soon follow. Cummins has been shady about this entire process! Totally unlike when the distributors were owned by outside ppl.
Thank you to the person that posted the comment concerning the south region town hall call held 2/14/2020. The behavior you described was exactly what every person felt that I was with during that call.Thank you for voicing this on our behalf.
I agree the rollout has been super duper c-appy. No one knows what is happening, why or how certain people were let go, the only way to get stuff done at Cummins is to have a good network. Very hard to do now that so many people in the trenches are gone.
Hoping the all dbu call from Jenny bush on Tuesday will shed some light, otherwise I see mass exodus of key players
My manager was let go and there is no leadership left in our reporting tree. Three quarters of my peers are actively job hunting
Welcome to Cummins, where they talk about compassion, treatment of others, and valuing employees. Then the management regularly shows they know nothing about any of it.. Sad to hear this, but I hope it has given all of you that remain, the realization that you need to move. Cummins we go through this again in the next few years.. Your careers are never safe and you will never be valued by Cummins
Would you elaborate on what the direction moving forward looks like?
I totally agree! And I really did not understand what Tosun was trying to say about mental impairment? At this point we are so without direction that I have to wonder who is running the show Mickey Mouse?. This entire roll out has been handled terribly. I have received calls from both dealers and customers that I cannot answer because we do not have any clear direction as to what is going on.