Thread regarding Honeywell International Inc. layoffs

Here's the thing about HON...

In the almost 35 years I we NEVER got compensated like you should have been. Old-timers remember the $100 leather jacket? And the turkeys? But other than those two, NADA. Even when we got "participative pay"–ie a pre-MIP bonus–we had to "fund" it ourselves by giving up 3% of raise pool over a couple years.

In Aero pre-Allied Signal, the excuse always was that some other HON business was hurting and we had to send a cut of the action to the other business. Funny, but it never worked the other way.

And when times were bad, they were bad. Can't believe all the layoffs I survived. Grateful to be able to jump into medicare when my severance ends.

I'm in a position where I don't need to work but am getting offers. Why? Because I studied new tech on the side. But why put myself through another company's set of values and platitudes? Plus I figure those younger than me need the job more because they are still raising kids etc.

I had a great run. Got a raise every year except one, and that was the year I got a lump sum payment. Never got a PIP. Made choice to NOT do mandatory OT while my kids were young that I am sure hurt me but learned to play the game.

Life is short.

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Post ID: @OP+15SmHWei

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wow get over it. move on, if you're too old to find another job, retire and become a Walmart greeter. enjoy your life while you still have one.

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Post ID: @brkq+15SmHWei

Our quality gurus determined that the pins that we wore on our badges were FOD and outlawed wearing them in the building.

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Post ID: @1sty+15SmHWei

Thinking of the service pins, about the time they quit giving them out, let alone encouraging wearing them (usually on your badge) was when the decline started – gradually then, but accelerating big time about five years ago. Time was the people running engines all (or mostly) sported the black pins with diamonds – they actually knew what we did because they did it themselves a couple decades earlier.

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Post ID: @1ogb+15SmHWei

I still have my Service pubs from 2 years to 30 years.

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Post ID: @1ggn+15SmHWei

Old Garrett guys would get pins with gems in them to display on their badges. Each gem and pin communicated years of service to everyone. Ruby’s, emeralds, diamonds, etc. I remember hitting 5 years at Honeywell and anxiously awaiting my catalog to pick something out. Then I found out that you don’t get a small gift until you hit 10 years. What a f-ing joke. Ok then there is this one... the company has hit hard times so they can’t even afford a $10 bravo system to acknowledge people who saved the company their bacon.

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Post ID: @1jke+15SmHWei

The next time a coworker tells you: "It's the same everywhere else" or "Every other company is just as bad" please give them a nice solid foot in the gonads and tell them they are full of s**t and stop talking out their balloon knot. After I left honeyhell, I think I can relate to how an abused dog feels after being adopted from the animal shelter into a loving home. My overall physical and mental health has improved to the point where friends and family repeatedly comment that it was the best decision I've ever made.

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Post ID: @1joy+15SmHWei

First sentence mangled: Should be: In my almost 35 years, we never...

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