North America employees are being forced back into the office, once a week every 4th week. If you cannot do it due to issues with child care, or other personal issues, including lack of mass transit to get to offices, you can take an unpaid leave of absence. It's all about the buck.
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That is not the full story. I know you.
You were on the list earlier this year. We both know you tried to dodge the RIF with LOA
Sorry it didn’t work, better luck next time
I took the leave of absence and within two weeks being out, got a package at my house saying my position was eliminated and paperwork to sign to get some piddly severance. They said they were going to hold my position till I returned but that was all talk....as it was never in writing and even if it was, can be overridden by HR or anyone above your mgmt chain.
HeyIdiotsGetAClue Wtf are you taking about? What facts? Numerous studies show wfh is just as effective. Are you another one of those BSD wannabes? Or are you some HR or management troll...
It’s f—wads like you which led me to leave the sheethole that’s Broadcom. Happily working from home now at a real tech firm. Bye bye..
People are way off base on all their assumptions. A few facts
- People in general are less effective working from home. Many do not even have a dedicated office they can go in and shut off from their family. I know you will have a bunch of people saying “yeah but I am more effective working from home”. Not true, not even remotely true.
- They tried to have 50% of the folks come in and it failed. Too many General Managers didn’t implement the plan so corporate came up with the 25% plan. I believe the plan will be to move quickly to 50% occupancy.
- All the various safety measures the company is taken are 100% to limit and liability, period. Checking temps entering and exiting the building are exactly that, limit liability. Mask, glove, sanitizer, etc. all for limiting liability.
- Leave without pay is the ultimate get out of jail free card. If you don’t feel safe coming in, fine but be aware the company won’t pay you but will hold your job for you.
@9rxl+14AbzE4j. LMAO.. I have a bridge for sale if your interested.
It’s called peer pressure...all the GM’s and VP’s...
Not all VPs are as bad. Ours for example wanted to be present for all shifts. Had to settle for 2 out of 4 to protect others.
@6umv+14AbzE4j Understatement of the year for sure. All of the VP’s and “directors” are doing nothing but espousing b—s— on calls and emails, and waiting for their next vest. I’ve worked in several large, well known tech firms and the degree of nefariousness is way higher here than I other places... someday there will be payback....
The only thing VP’s of engineering do is cash their paychecks. Doesn’t matter their group. What is unethical is why can’t I cash
paychecks for doing nothing?
Funny part is a VP of Engineering just got his shift changed from team A to D. How ethical is this?
I am a Brcm manager and this is the stupidest thing we've ever done. The guy calling himself "BroadcomManager", everyone knows he's a t–d. I will beat his a– with a 6-foot long stick.
this thread just highlights how Broadcom is a good olde’ boyz club.
Brush the sand out of your vag
Stop being a whining lazy cry baby
come to work!
otherwise submit your resignation. Then you can compete with the younger, cheaper kids that just lost their startup job.
I have a feeling @1wml+14AbzE4j is now simply trolling. Also, how is he going to " walk by and see you are working. " when he will also be home three our of every four weeks. If a manager needs to physically see someone doing their job then they're not a very good manager.
also if this is your logic then what about the rest of the 3 weeks we are at home...should i just rest and vest or open my laptop and do some work...this whole thing makes no sense at all
yes feel like quitting right now reading this sh–ty old f— managers post...but well i will give u an opportunity to fire me ...so that i can sue your sour ass
These posts are comical. Clearly most of the WFH naysayers have ever worked in a software company...
If going into work is being a “man” or BSD they clearly have a small pe–s..
Happily working at a real software company..at home now...
Yes you are having a vacation.
You are just another weasel trying to rest and vest
I will not stand for any lazy employee trying to take advantage.
I need to walk by and see you are working.
to broadcom managers who replied below..u really thing we are having a vacation at home with kids and not doing any work and missing all deadlines...then f— u guys ...take u job and shove it in your a–
Your unlimited time off is at the discretion of your manager. If you work for me I will not be approving weeks where you are supposed to be in office. In fact anyone that tries this trick with me will get a 4 this fall. Yes 4 does exist if a manager feels you should get 0% bonus
This could have been handled so much better. Management should give employees space to let off steam, complain, exaggerate and so on. Responses insulting employees who have valid concerns aren’t helpful.
@1rfy+14AbzE4j People aren’t happy about being told to come in or take unpaid leave. Employees have paid time off. It shouldn’t be surprising that people are thinking of using it.
Broadcom is such a bunch of old Nancy’s. Cry me a river. Using kids as excuse to WFH. Broadcom really is the place where careers go to die. Broadcom employees just being lazy want to rest and vest at home. Show up or be terminated. Oh and if the poster that will take vacation every “in office” week. That game won’t work for me if you are my direct report. Pack your stuff, I will gladly process your paperwork.
You come to office if really needed to sustain the business operations. You don't come to office to show solidarity with millions of folks who don't have this luxury. Don't think with your butt.
"If there were a treatment or a vaccine I think people wouldn’t care." There is not going to be a vaccine or a treatment anytime soon. SARS/Corona is not a new virus, any there is still no vaccine for any of them. Anyone who says otherwise is lying through their teeth. Moving on and being cautious is the only way forward. You are going to an office 1/4 empty. Hundreds of millions of people in the near future will not have such luxury. The fact that you cannot grasp this is basically an admission that you should not have a job. Stay home in protest, we will not miss you.
@1alo+14AbzE4j Not sure why you think I’m in favor of returning. I’m actually against it. My point was people can’t get help with their kids and I’m sympathetic to that even though due to job loss my wife can stay home.
I think it’s ridiculous to force people back for no good reason.
I’ve been following the Coronavirus since mid January, you don’t need to explain that this isn’t the flu etc. The potential for long term health damage even for mild cases is a real concern.
When they eventually try to force me back I’ll put in my vacation request for each week I’m due to be in the office. If that is denied I’ll turn up in disposable overalls covered from head to toe. I’m too cheap to buy a bright hazmat suit to wear to the office just to make a point.
If others want to risk vulnerable people at home by coming into the office for no good reason other than someone decided they want us there then I question their judgement and will be more cautious when dealing with them.
@1uww+14AbzE4j Are you a knucklehead? Sure, parents deal with summer stuff but that’s in a world where you drop kids off for summer camp, blah blah. It’s the normal world.
Clearly your head is up your a–.. the issue is a concern with clowns who are asymptomatic and spread the virus, or go in feeling you’re a BSD and that it’s ok to go in being sick.
If there were a treatment or a vaccine I think people wouldn’t care. But this isn’t the f—ing flu. This is different. It is highly contagious with no cure or treatment.
this is coming from someone without kids in school. Please use your brain and logic before mouthing off. And by the way I’m going into the office....
@1uww+14AbzE4j in the summer there are camps and other activities that people send their kids to. Are you capable of empathy or just another corporate drone? Also, in the summer its not uncommon for people to take time off, work from home or bring their kids into the office.
As we get paid time off I'm sure nobody would be complaining if they were allowed to take time off each week they are supposed to come in.
I'm not impacted as my partner lost her job so she can stay home to look after our child, but that doesn't mean I don't care that it impacts others.
School is out in the summer yet parents make it into the office then. What is different now? Everyone needs to stop being a bunch of cry babies. Time to choose, are you running a day care center? Or are you an employee of Broadcom.
Evil is everywhere—especially in corporate America. Textbook case of psychopathic disregard for the well being of others.
@pvd+14AbzE4j fed and state guidance seems to favor working from home if you can as the country eventually returns to work. We can do our jobs from home which is why some have a problem with it.
I don't really care wither way. I would expect many managers will be okay with people continuing to work from home anyway. The only thing I find interesting is what if someone who is forced to come into the office gets sick and it is traced back to being caught in the workplace when they could have done their job from home and they really didn't need to be in the office.
There are also issues with school being out, people living with the elderly or other vulnerable people and so on. It just seems totally unnecessary at this point given how badly people are reacting.
What is wrong about showing up, inperson for work? Please explain. Is there something wrong with this request?
Just take a long lunch or, can't you take a vacation indefinitely? I though Broadcom didn't have a vac policy?