Anyone have an idea? It's no secret the first wave is happening this month. I just wish it would either happen already or the date be told.
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As people leave none of the positions being backfilled or advertised if you are one of the unlucky suckers who stays till the end, Are you are expected to carry the load until fall dead. My management does nothing other than reshuffling tasks with no actual plan. I have to fill in for three people who left or were let go. This puts a strain on and fear on Junior workers
Morale is low for sure. And it's not self inflicted. Hopes were high initially but soon reality hit when everyone realized how much would change. Everyone along the way has been responsible for contributing to beloved brands and a culture that was top rated. It's extremely difficult to see the results of those efforts diminish right in front of our eyes. We are (were? ) a company to emulate. Why can't they see that?
The problem is most of the layoffs (or force–outs) are being done quietly as not to trigger WARN act or create chaos internally. Morale is at an all–time low. I wonder what departments are going to dissolve next. This won’t be good for Dunkin’ when word gets out to the public. They will ruin this company – I’m certain of it.
This next month will be interesting to say the least. I'm curious how many layoffs in total since Paul started there weren't "many" changes.
Expect major announcements around Paul's visit in Canton at the end of May.
Looking forward to have our new hosts ,Scott & Jill to entertain us. The old ones, Dave & Kate "disappeared" after cashing in.
The Muppet Show to be continued !
I'm sorry too. It's difficult to read and hear how people are feeling. It's getting increasingly difficult to stay focused on the day to day with what's happening and it will continue to get worse while we wait for the next round of news. Never been through an M&A before but this slow–motion process while everyone is in the dark is making for the building of a pretty low morale.
What department? I’m so sorry to hear this. It’s a shame.
My former team is completely gutted. Bye Dunkin, it was great while lasted! For the remaining folks, you better start interviewing.... Legacy Dunkin upper management sold themselves to Inspire and couldn't care less about people in Canton. But karma's a b...ch, most of them will do the dirty transition and will be cut just at the end. Thank you for shallow "Strong, Smart and Kind"
When? And where? That many people would be noticed already.
We hit another milestone, under 700 FTEs.
Just in 6 months Inspire managed to “shave off” 400 people or so.
Hopefully everyone who's left at the end of the month will be granted the respect of knowing, or at least given an idea, of how the continued integration efforts will be played out. People are on edge understandably and everyone has been patient. But it can't be expected for everyone to continue working business as usual. It's mentally exhausting.
Any idea what departments are being targeted?
Affected FTEs are forced to sign a non-disclosure. I doubt anyone will talk.
That must be true because no one I've talked to has heard anything. We've been under the assumption a decent percentage of folks could be affected in which case that'd be difficult to be quiet about, even tho most aren't in the office. I guess we will see soon enough. There's still 3 weeks left to the month unfortunately.
It is happening quietly... people are let go on a daily basis... Org chart is lagging with the updates.....