Thread regarding Dean Foods Co. layoffs

This has become ridiculous

There are so many people who work here who have no idea how to do their jobs! It seems that the less you know, the bigger your chances of being employed here. And what's even worse, the higher you go in management, this becomes even more and more true. Looks like incompetence is our new job requirement.

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Present company not really excluded. Management worse then it's ever been. They don't communicate or spend any time outside of their offices. .
And I'm the only one who knows the majority of what I do. When I'm off sanitation just doesn't get done and counts that they try and blame me for even through they all happen when I'm gone prove it. When I took the position over 10 years ago there were at least 6 people trained to do what I do. Now only me. If I give 2 weeks notice they won't have anyone in place to train until after I'm gone. Management fully aware of our lack of cross training. Back when they used to communicate with employees it was always in the top 3 things that needed to be addressed but never was. With all of the job cuts over the years we just don't have enough people to do anything but their regular jobs.

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Present company excluded, of course.

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Was the case with Dean Foods too. Competent managers all retired or left years ago. Competent employees that got promoted to replace them were either quickly fired for telling the emperors they had no clothes or got fed up and left. Only way to keep your job as a supervisor or manager or director was to keep your mouth shut and do as you were told and only the incompetent were willing to do that.
Used to have multiple people trained to do most jobs. Job cuts led to only 1 or 2 people knowing a lot of key jobs and as those people left or quit all that knowledge was never replaced. New people struggle to learn the bare minimum to keep things running but hardly ever learn why things need to be done and what the consequences are if not done right.

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