Thread regarding DST Systems layoffs

Accept any decent option and get out?

It’s so hard for me to start all over again, but there’s nothing left of this company anymore. I have applied for dozens of jobs so far I haven't received any offers that I am totally happy with. I was hoping to find something much better, but I’m not that lucky. I am hesitant now whether to accept a job in a much smaller company that is less paid, but which seems much more promising to me (I think they are all more promising than this one). Did you agree to an option you are not totally happy with just to get out of here as soon as possible?

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I left in 2016 and had a job lined up beforehand.

I ended up making more money but what kept me at DST was the benefits I accrued. It was 100% worth it to live with less PTO for a few years, because at the new job I could actually roll it over, but I am 1000000% happier and glad I'm out of that ****ho-e.

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Post ID: @1hjlv+1a0tQTML

Almost every person who has left DST is in a much better and happier place. It can be painful at first but I've never met a single person who regrets leaving that company and stress.

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Post ID: @ffwy+1a0tQTML

Before you quit, or get laid off, take all your personal stuff home, maybe mail your supervisor a nice note & gift (like a small dead rodent), then bonboyage!

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Post ID: @3gev+1a0tQTML

I would rather leave on my terms rather than wait for them to decide and now have to scramble to find something

I also don’t think you will get a perfect offer especially in this market, but I would take a small sacrifice now for benefit later

If you take another job
Will you be happier? Most likely
Will it pay better? Maybe not at first, but they would probably have promotions and pay increases which don’t exist here

If they decide to pull the plug you will have to start over. I would rather start at a new company now and start working up opposed to three years down the road

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Post ID: @3qrw+1a0tQTML

Simple, is doing the DST thing adding or subtracting from years of your life...

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Post ID: @2ahs+1a0tQTML

If you can live with the misery, then stay and put up with it. They now know how poorly they can treat people and get by and they will keep doing it as long as they can. Fear and a lack of many job openings is on their side right now.

I will say, it is much harder to find a job after you have lost your job than to just change jobs. And yes, you are likely starting over somewhat. In my case, I am much happier and live without all that stress and constant threat from my director about being terminated over any little thing while i was fulfilling multiple people’s jobs after they were laid off.

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