I've been checking on this board since Feb after I heard rumors of the Q3 RIF and I've got to say there are some big negative nancies here. I get it, not everyone is going to be happy with the comp they work for, that's natural. But the level of complaining and what I feel are obvious attempts to undermine ADP is unreal here. I mean, take a look at some of the replies in the past 30 days and many of them read like they were written by Bill Ackman himself! Is Carlos the best CEO, of course not. Is he even a good one? Hell, I don't know how anyone can even answer that honestly. But saying the stock price dropping by $50 during a market crash feels a little underhanded.
I've been at ADP for well over a decade now, I've had some downs, some really low lows, and I've had some big highs. I feel like that's pretty normal for anyone working in corp America. Let's be real, a lot of these posts feel like they are written by straight out of college young adults who have their fantasies crushed by their first "real" job.
Now, maybe I'm just lucky. I've got a great boss and I work in a great BU - Time NAS. Not everyone is going to be so fortunate. But in the midst of all the negativity here I wanted to say, it ain't all bad. Honestly, a lot of people I've seen let go friggin' deserved it. Losing 1000 people in a company of +50,000 is nothing. There is always fat to cut. Being smart isn't enough, being good at your job isn't enough, being friends with your boss' boss isn't enough. You need to make sure people above you know your worth. I can't believe I'm saying this because I hate the "exposure" rhetoric, it feels like a waste of time most days... but in times like these, you can't deny its importance.
I guess what I'm saying is, keep bringing your hate, complaints, grievances, and negativity - that's all good to get out there, provided that it's genuine. But don't be afraid to add your voice to the contrary. Who knows, maybe I'm literally the only person here who feels this way. I'm ok with that. Just wanted to get this out there.
Before anyone says that I'm "concern trolling" - It's anonymous. Why would I care? I'm just here for the tasty rumors while we all work from home.