Another Blah Blah Blah meeting , tell us what we want to know. When will our jobs be safe, when will all of us get a pay raise. Why can they hire more executives, give them huge salaries , stock options , golden parachutes and then say they can't afford to give the rank and file that hasn't seen a pay increase in 7+ years a raise.
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@6bbi+17bemWuc what a nut job
@6vya+17bemWuc ... what a nut job !
“I wish I knew your name, calling someone stupid, lets go outside and settle this”
You obviously do not have the intellect to debate the issue so you resort to threats. Be careful what you ask for; I suspect your physical ability to “settle this” is just as weak as your mind.
@5sfz+17bemWuc I wish I knew your name, calling someone stupid, lets go outside and settle this
@4omr+17bemWuc Do not automatically assume what management says is true. What is true are their actions; which are hypocritical. Anyways, the process is discretionary. Management knows about this, but won't tell you willingly. Force it out of them.
“Rarely worked more than 40 hours. Thats part of the problem , you don't take ownership“.
WRONG. Working 40 hours is the SOLUTION, not the problem. I took full ownership of my responsibilities and provided DXC with everything required. THAT is taking ownership. Letting them s—er you by getting 50 hours out of you for the same pay as my 40 is sheer stupidity on your part.
@4taw+17bemWuc Rarely worked more than 40 hours. Thats part of the problem , you don't take ownership. Now don't think we should work over 50 hours a week, but a salary employee is expected to work a couple extra hours a day (not every day, or every week).
Glad I am not your lead as your a bad example
@4bcj+17bemWuc How can you fight for a raise when the CEO says there is no money i n the budget?
Strange there is money for new executives, stock options , golden parachutes but none for the employee
If people want a raise so badly, go fight for it. There is no free meal in nature.
It seems to me that blame lies on both sides. Management for not valuing and appreciating employees and employees for allowing management to continue to mistreat them.
An apt Shawshank Redemption analogy is that longer serving employees have become “institutionalized”. When you stay at one place for so long, that becomes your comfort zone. It’s a scary world out there and it takes hard work to update your resume, network, prepare for the interviewing process, and retool yourself to be more marketable in the open market. But for those that do, that hard work is often rewarded in a job that is more fulfilling and rewarding...not to mention a return to sanity, which is ultimately priceless.
"You are missing the point. I am not judging people; rather I am trying to disrupt destructive thinking. Anyone being on call 24/7 and has also gone seven years without a raise is not thinking clearly. The company is not their enemy, THEY are their own worst enemy. I repeat.. they get what they deserve.
And don’t play the over 50 card on me. I am 61 and had a very successful 42 year career here. And I rarely worked over 40 hours per week. All because I knew my value and established limits. So either take control of your own destiny, or continue to whine and wallow in self pity. Your choice."
He is right. You are responsible for your own success or failure. Nothing will EVER change with this company. You choose to put up with their BS or you don't. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.
@3fjv+17bemWuc - so you've resorted to insult.
Ipso facto, you've lost the moral high ground, not to mention the argument.
It's not a predicament, or art form. It's a perception that a balanced and successful society (ergo business) works better if people play the game fairly and help support each other.
If you choose an extreme point of view, be that capitalist or socialist, you end up with discord and conflict.
I can see which you have chosen.
I can see by the last two posts that some people will play the blame game as an art form. They accept no responsibility for their predicament and choose to lay blame everywhere except at their own feet. The company will treat you only as poorly as you allow. Stronger people demand better, or they take their talents where they are properly appreciated and compensated. To do otherwise is the work of an an incompetent or a fool
@3amh+17bemWuc - I equally disagree with your ill thought-out logic, and would politely suggest you are the one missing the point.
What would disrupt "destructive thinking" as you put it, would be a change to the unacceptable fact that upper management continue to award themselves generous pay rises, stock options and bonuses, whilst denying anything to the workers further down the pecking order. This is what people regularly and justifiably complain about on the Layoff.
You may be 61 with over 4 decades of successful career. I outrank you on both those scores, from early days with CSC, so feel qualified to challenge your assertion.
Everyone is different, and whatever our abilities, we all have a part to play in helping the company succeed. Loyalty to customers, and a desire to support colleagues, are just as important as career aspirations and big salaries for some people.
All we're asking for is reasonable compensation to cover increases in the cost of living over recent years.
@3amh+17bemWuc - Disagree with your ill thoughout logic - if the hard working people on the ground don't receive any raise or any support from the company for no of years but like plying pressure and more work on you then its the company fault and management in not investing in your important assets which are your employees.
I repeat it is not the fault of the Staff in question - Management is / has always been at fault at CSC and DXC.
“Be careful how you judge people. One day you might find yourself in their shoes...“
You are missing the point. I am not judging people; rather I am trying to disrupt destructive thinking. Anyone being on call 24/7 and has also gone seven years without a raise is not thinking clearly. The company is not their enemy, THEY are their own worst enemy. I repeat.. they get what they deserve.
And don’t play the over 50 card on me. I am 61 and had a very successful 42 year career here. And I rarely worked over 40 hours per week. All because I knew my value and established limits. So either take control of your own destiny, or continue to whine and wallow in self pity. Your choice.
Well, it is better to keep a job than jump into another company that offers a lot of money and won't let you be there for more than 2 years. have seen a lot of people moving to other companies and then beggin to get their jobs back at the previous company
To @1ucf+17bemWuc - you are clearly not in your late 50's, or under the stress from 24x7 on-call from various global accounts.
I assure you, this pressure takes it's toll, when you're called in the middle of the night and expected to solve some random / unknown problem affecting customer service across the globe.
Be careful how you judge people. One day you might find yourself in their shoes...
@1ucf+17bemWuc zero self esteem, No that's not it. Just 59 and don't want to be on call 24 by 7 again. Also want a job in my home city area or perm remote work
Because they don’t care. And quite frankly, neither do you. Anyone who stays at a company that has not provided a pay raise in SEVEN years has zero self esteem and Ladd than zero initiative. You deserve what you accept.
Why? Because they don’t care. What is the reason for even attending these meetings? I’m going to stop attending. A Total waste of time.