Thread regarding Alliance Data Systems Corp. layoffs

Real Men of Genius - Pandemic Edition

We're at the peak of a pandemic, and we are all working from home, and there is literally no good reason for a sizeable chunk of us to be forced back into the office, yet here we are, with the folks at the top thinking they're smarter than Anthony Fauci. No seriously, I did not make that up.

Fun Fact 1 - There has been a spike in Covid patients labeled as 'recovered' suffering from strokes. Yep. Permanent brain damage, in what was healthy young people just a month earlier. Fantastic.

Fun Fact 2 - Overweight people are disproportionately affected by Covid. Pretty cool since I'm overweight.

Fun Fact 3 - Men are affected at a higher rate too. I'm hitting it out of the park because I am a man. A fat man.

Fun Fact 4 - You don't have to be 60+ to end up with permanent organ or brain damage. Plenty of people in their 20s have been affected. And k–led.

Fun Fact 5 - Not a single person making decisions with my life, or yours, at the top of the company has a degree in biology or is a practicing doctor. Yet they think they can just figure it out, as they sit around their next round-table. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Fun Fact 6 - What has changed since the associate in Westminster was in the ICU? Nothing. Well actually things are exponentially worse with the death and infection rates both climbing. It's considerably worse than it was three weeks ago and will continue to get worse. ESPECIALLY IF WE ALL START WORKING IN ENCLOSED SPACES FOR NO REASON.

Fun Fact 7 - None of these facts are fun.

I have ZERO faith in anyone in leadership getting us back into the office safely, after seeing how much of a debacle the exodus was in getting us out. It was belly to back, and elbow to elbow, for hundreds of associates being corralled thru multiple doors, none of which would stay open on their own. For every person leaving the building, there was another coming back in for the second trip to haul their stuff back out again. I've seen mosh pits filled with drunk teenagers that had more order and cohesion. I had more close contact with people in 15 minutes than I had gone through in literally the entire year up until that point. DURING A PANDEMIC.

Most governors are recommending to keep working from home. Even Brian Kemp agrees with this, and he's a total id–t.

May God save us all.

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Your worried about westminster but they aren't sending anyone to the site I dont know what you are talking about they have done a pretty good job at keeping us home this long and I think as much as there is a threat wesminster we will BE HOME JUST LIKE WE ARE go on a diet until then fat man

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Post ID: @1ihhf+14D82QXS

It’s time for us to go on strike and unionize

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Post ID: @1fbkp+14D82QXS

It’s time for us to go on strike and unionize

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Post ID: @1fapt+14D82QXS

I have heard literally nothing about returning to the office. S—s for you, I guess.

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Post ID: @1cnbe+14D82QXS

Ads cares about ada nottom lines and they are soooo 1980s
Time is up. Generation Z is tired of late fees,lies,,inflation, and injustice of racists leadership to ageism that goes on there.
Times up.. this company been going out of business for the last 15yrs

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Post ID: @iyut+14D82QXS

Ohio offices were opened on Monday. Too bad we were all required to go back in! Seems to me that if Ralph didn’t care we would be moving back in. Nope he decided to wait until month end and will review then to see if it’s a safe decision. Funny when you trash ADS for perceived or imagined injustice that doesn’t come to fruition you never come back and say “oh maybe I was incorrect “. Do you really think that ADS wants sick associates?

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Post ID: @cwws+14D82QXS

At least from all the communication I've seen from Ralph and senior leaders, no one said anything regarding returning to offices in a reckless manner. Just that they were drafting plans, when the public health authorities permit us to return, which makes total sense.

It's fine if you have ZERO faith - I'll reserve judgement until they've made formal announcements and safeguards (or maybe lack thereof).

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Post ID: @7fff+14D82QXS

Look stuppey
Ralph dont care bout nobody but hiself BRAINWASHED PUPPY
IT WAS AN INSURANCE LIABILITY AND THEY DONT WANT THE BAD PRESS. ESPECIALLY AT HOW RUTHLESS THEY DO FOLKS.
BED BUGS MICE TO NO TOILET PAPER.. THEY DONT WANT NO MORE BAD PRESS.. THEY COULD CARE LESS.. ITS ALL ABOUT THE DOLLAR BILL AT THE END OF THE DAY

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Post ID: @6qob+14D82QXS

Ralph sent communication that the earliest return to work would be 5/29 and I am sure that will be reassessed. Why are we being so critical of their response? They rallied quickly to get us home safely and are still looking out for our well being.

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Post ID: @6ztk+14D82QXS

When they started firing folks there just for giving them their loyalty, I was smart
Enough to READ BETWEEN THE LINES THAT
ALL YALL GETTING FIRED. IT WASNT ROCKET SCIENCE and i certainly left

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Post ID: @5nvn+14D82QXS

Im smart enough to know not to work for dumb a ads
Lol

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Post ID: @4ugc+14D82QXS

Hopefully you will use your time wisely and go back to school

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Post ID: @3fot+14D82QXS

And tou racists westerville folks were worried about mexicans taking your jobs
Bwahahahahahha. Karma sumn else.
Your company is soo messed up they wont give them any transparency
And btw aint nobody buying yalls garbage
Folks aint trying to shop nowhere we are trying to survive. I cant believe that place still has employees
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Post ID: @3mvc+14D82QXS

I was not trying to to be condescending. I worked out of the Westerville office but will move to Easton eventually. Communication from my leader is that it will be at least July before we go back to the office. I am also hearing that concerned associates will have the option to continue to work from home. So my question still is what communication did you receive that we will be required to work in house earlier? I am comfortable with current decisions made for my health and safety. I too am considered a vulnerable adult

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Post ID: @1cpu+14D82QXS

"Where the heck did this come from? Who said anything about going back into the office? "

All communications and the survey indicate they are thinking of sending us back sooner rather than later. I would bet mid to late May.

"Fun Fact 8 - if you don't like the timing on the decision to return to working in the office you are free to quit and find a new job. "

I bet you work at Plano or Easton.

I adore the response. Notice how this person is unable to make a compelling argument for WHY they would need most of us back in the offices? They don't have a valid reason, so they are trying to deflect away the reality of the situation. Notice how they automatically tried to make this topic about me, and not the health of the employees? Did we all catch that? Whoever wrote that comment most certainly is not smarter than any experts, is not a public health director, and seriously does not care if YOU live or die. The health of ourselves and our families are on the line, and they think they're being clever by attempting to mock valid concerns. Brilliant.

The situation doesn't have to exist. There is no reason why they need you back in the office. Well that's true for 90% of you at least. No really, there is no reason for most of us to go back in anytime soon.

Thanks for illustrating how transparently dystopian our companies' group-think has become. Perhaps you can gets some pass it on points from your boss for towing the line. Great work, Bill!

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"Only four phone associates got sent to the ICU this quarter! Drinks on me!"

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Post ID: @1qqw+14D82QXS

Fun Fact 8 - if you don't like the timing on the decision to return to working in the office you are free to quit and find a new job.

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Post ID: @1sll+14D82QXS

Where the heck did this come from? Who said anything about going back into the office?

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