I am tired of constantly being unhappy at work. I know many people would say being employed should be enough but I remember a time when I used to come to work with a smile on my face. That hasn’t been true for a long time now and I’m determined to make a change. But from what I’ve seen, so many companies in our industry are doing layoffs. I doubt there are many who want to pay what I would expect. So where has everyone been sending their resumes? Basically, what are our options?
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Just leave the entire industry. Best advice I can give.
The grass IS greener at the competition. Get out before it’s too late
I didn't find the work to be "cool" at all. Immediately saw that the company was a complete mess. No clue of when products were being built or when they could ship. No investment in technology... from a company that literally had the word 'technology' in their name. Anyone in a so-called 'supervisor' or 'manager' role has no idea of how to run a department and manage employees. Project goals and standards change daily. I kept detailed notes of what my supervisor asked us to do and the direction changed several times. No reason why. It was always told to us that it was 'from the upper chain' and somehow we were just expected to blindly work towards goals never defined, and certainly never reached. Lying to customers was expected. Meetings were held daily to come up with the 'company line' excuses to tell customers that were not getting what they paid for. It was all just a smokescreen shuffle to show money on the books, but never shipping anything. Then, at the end of the quarter... the mad scramble to ship ANYTHING THAT WAS NOT NAILED DOWN so that the bonus checks for managers would be inflated. Just a nasty, evil place to work. Glad I left.
Go to the competition.
I just left. I could not deal with supervisors that didn't have a clue and a company that could care less and expected me to lie to customers.
Depends on your location of course but I too was in the same boat you were. I LOVED coming to work every day for the first few months but that soon wore off. The work is cool, the corporate red tape, ineptitude of superiors and peers, and more changed that. It's easier to find a job while you have a job as it gives you leverage on negotiating salary and benefits, so polish your resume and send it out now is my advice.