Thread regarding Bank of New York Mellon Corp. layoffs

Sick of overtime

Is anyone else sick of all the overtime? my desk keeps getting bigger and bigger and the workload increasing. I’m thankful I have a job but I really don’t want to work 10 and 12 hour days every day, peak times would be ok but not most of the time. I’ve mentioned it to management and been ignored.
After receiving new high column accounts I was told on a conference call that since I am online an hour early, that I should be able to handle it. I am on line an hour early because I need to get stuff done not because I need more work. My reviews are above expectations.

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Post ID: @OP+15JuRoul

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In IT, it's the same everywhere.
You control the number of hours you put in - no one else.
Consider using the phrase, "Sorry, I'm not available.".

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Post ID: @9and+15JuRoul

In my experience, these 7am meetings are usually some CAO/COO “updating” the whole department on an issue but in reality it’s just an hour of people bragging about their accomplishments.

A lot, maybe 99%, of these 7am meetings can be emails or, if really needed, a recorded webcast.

Outside of a few select people, nobody really needs to know (or care) how much you or your team improved their numbers or became more efficient, or did on a deal. We talk about efficiency and adding value all the time but how does this add value to people? In other words, how is that information going to make me more money?

In a way, having so much staff and dedicate so much resources towards something that doesn’t add value is as much as a cost to the company as it is to the mental health of their employees.

But what do I know. I just read the emails about mental health, diversity and inclusion and look at the sh– senior people share/post on their LinkedIn pages and expect better.

Glad someone is talking about it here

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Post ID: @1itx+15JuRoul

Tell your manager 7AM meetings aren't feasible for you, and if they don't reschedule it then just outright skip the meetings. Send out an email at the end of the day to your team to update them instead of joining the meeting.

I (and probably the rest of us here) am not compensated well enough to work outside of 9-5.

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Post ID: @1kcq+15JuRoul

Same here. Meetings start at 7:00 am and go all day then usually one or two in the evening to accommodate APAC colleagues. I am beyond burned out.

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Post ID: @1osy+15JuRoul

“If you want to get something done, give it to a busy person”.

And with a shrinking number of experts, they may have no choice but to rely on whoever remains.

Sorry I don’t mean to blame the victim, but you may be an “enabler”. Stop getting so much done, and you may get fewer requests.

The business should not take advantage, but they do. Nothing new here.

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Post ID: @vko+15JuRoul

The expectations of your capacity increase. Then your boss starts changing what you are expected to complete very impromptu, your work becomes rework and rework before you know it your k–ling yourself doing the best you can to appease your boss and while not wanting to do a bad job with the quality of work you put out but the expectations of boss increase all while doing the best you can to remain “normal” and pretend you don’t have a family because that is taboo in this company but in reality you exist in a world where you are at home without a dedicated office trying to be a parent, a camp counselor, and worker while constantly interrupted so you stay up late at night after the kids go down to finish all the work you didn’t get to during the day because you needed to be a parent, camp counselor, cook, primarily and worker comes second to the other demands. You do the best you can but it’s never enough. You can never live up to those expectations and the slightest misstep the finger is pointed at you. As somebody wrote on here, the best case is to “engineer” your lay-off for next year. This company is not worth of you.

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Post ID: @iul+15JuRoul

It's funny how things are going BNY, if you are doing overtime more than needed, you should already be concerned, they are gathering facts and preparing your exit. Remember! No layoff means No severance package, if fired no unemployment too, so things can get really bad, be nice to your boss to save your job and at BNY it's easy to make your boss happy, learn from those who got promoted doing nothing but kissing the rear, people who do not value their moral and dignity, it's too easy to get promoted anywhere.

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Post ID: @xdq+15JuRoul

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