Thread regarding General Atomics layoffs

Relief

I feel relief finally. Seeing people that 3 hour lunch breaks, fall asleep at their desk or opening play video games on their phone during the day and no one do anything about it. Being asked by HR if a colleague even showed up at work or asking if I know where certain colleagues are. I don’t have to answers these questions anymore or feel I have to cover for people gaming the system. I hope the culture can get fixed at GA but I am happy to not be in that situation anymore. I was scared to leave due to COVID but once it happened I was able to recover a lot better and faster than what I thought it take. I thank god for the speedy career recovery and wish all ex colleagues the best and the ones still falling asleep to hopefully not snore as loud

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To speak up is to end your career. It’s better to stay quiet and act like you didn’t see or hear anything. If someone has been at GA for years and is a lazy piece of sh–. One has to realize that everyone already knows this and allows the behavior to happen... it’s better to leave - if you rock the boat the higher up lazy pieces of sh– will only feel threaten.

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Post ID: @hjen+184z45fg

I worked in a group of I'm guessing around 80 - 100 people. I initially was hired by another group but was transferred after 2 years without any discussion or warning. From the onset of being under a particular manager, it was apparent he didn't approve of me for absolutely no reason. Hardly ever talked to the guy as he didn't communicate job assignments, expectations, instruction, virtually nothing. You would have to find work on your own, and if you ran across him he'd ask you what you were working on because he would have no idea. His only concern was that you were not charging to overhead, and to CYA, meaning himself. I had more than 40 years experience in this industry, he was without question the worst I ever had the displeasure to be under. no abilities to be a manager and his face is in the dictionary under worthless and lazy. now, I'm old school, have pride in doing my job to the best of my ability in order to support my employer. Always have been, and a veteran. I was briefly under a very competent staff engineer who was then my official boss who will gladly witness to the fact I was a dedicated worker who did a great job and always did what I was told. Even when the previous dirt bag asked me to do jobs like move stuff weighing hundreds of weight with out any help, and others would tell him no. He openly admitted in a meeting that I should be fired and it was reported to HR and is on file with other similar complaints. so with seniority over 90 percent of our group, working schedule critical components that only I did while improving the turn around time to meet schedule, never on overhead, couple other guys literally retiring in weeks or a couple of months with my job classification, I was the ONLY person that got riffed from the group. with others at home or on overhead constantly while onsite, My super that knew my true good work performance will testify all the way to the top that scum bag told him several times he wanted me fired for no reason, along with that he never should have held the position of manager. I want to file suit for wrongful termination. Any thoughts?

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Post ID: @gedz+184z45fg

Right! As an recently laid off GA employee, it seems like going to HR about anything makes you a target. I had issues with my supervisor, and went to HR regarding unfairness and personal preferences in my position and just asked if they could look into the matter.

Well after being told my position was being eliminated a month later, it was suspicious in a way because most of the people that got laid off in my GA Affiliate had HR issues. Some were not even serious or worth noting, it’s all because you come forward about a problem hoping to be addressed, and HR scolds you for that, acts like they are doing something about it when they are not, and let’s you go in the process. It’s damned if you do and damned if you don’t at GA. The good old boy network at GA is still alive end well. It is best to stay quiet, keep your head down and stay under the radar or else they’ll can you. If your the type that stands up for yourself end doesn’t take c-ap from anyone, you’re definitely a target of elimination for them.

They see a person with self respect end a sense of pride a threat to their organization. I guess questioning shady tactics, co-workers taking advantage of lunches, slacking off, and other personal matters is a red flag to HR. When all you think your doing is the right thing. They protect the a– kissers, and let go of the ones that stand their ground.

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Post ID: @agcf+184z45fg

I seen a lot of shady behavior at GA but if you speak up - one is viewed as a problem. It’s better to stay quiet than same something

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