There are many who would like to leave all this immediately, but they do not want to because in that case they will not receive severance pay. I guess severance pay is one of the reasons why tensions have been rising lately, in order to force people to quit. I understand, I wouldn’t miss the severance pay either, but sometimes I wonder if it’s even worth staying a little longer in this ridiculous company and having to endure this atmosphere? I have already started looking for a new job and if I get one, I will forget about the severance and this company.
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Total HR team is down to two people? How is that even possible?
If you factor in people who are set to leave by the end of the year ( at the bottom of each team announcement) HR in Canton will have only two people in 2022.
At the same time, why IT is not part of it?
Huh? That makes zero sense.
Dunkin HR team is down to 2 people … It is deep. Love the trend
Of course, for inspire it's not personal. They have a job to do, money to recover, and do what needs to get done in an acquisition scenario.
Facts are, some people need to be cut because of this. That's the reality. As hard as that is, I think it's accepted.
What's not an easy pill to swallow is the backwards steps we will be taking in many areas, areas we've become accustomed as Dunkin employees.
As far as what's going on with certain management, sorry to hear this. I wish there has been more transparency within each of our departments. When you're in the dark, more damage can be done speculating than if you were privy to some of these integration meetings. But that's lost on some i guess.
While I agree with the previous comments, In all fairness our Dunkin management is as guilty as Inspire. They were well informed of upcoming reductions, helped to identify preferred Individuals who will transition and the rest will be driven in blind. In my department my upper management have been in contact with Atlanta for a while establishing daily working relationship with their future colleagues while shielding the rest of us in the department from being ingaged. I personally despise my local management more for their betrayal, Then people at corporate inspire just care about consuming us as an entity, For them it is nothing personal just business.
100% to the last poster! No manners, no respect. If what we've seen so far is their best impression, not sure how many will want to stick around for what's next. Shameful.
What an absolutely atrocious comment “viva inspire”. I’m actually HOPING to get laid off with severance. It would be a blessing in disguise. I want nothing to do with this culture. Disgusting.
Big fish vs. small fish. Capitalism at its best!
Take a successful public company private, bundle with other acquisitions, claim that it is the biggest and baddest "make you fat" fast food chain, spin off in a future IPO, make more money out of air. Bain already did that to Dunkin and loaded us with debt and let us sail in IPO. 9 Billion company with 3 billion debt. Rinse and repeat!
If the comment before is from a current Inspire employee, I rest my case from earlier. What a poor representation of their culture!
Rat race started, people are jumping to "safe" departments. Constructions, HR, Communications, Training and later Accounting and IT, all are on a chopping block. Viva Inspire!
You've got one thing right. It's all about the timing. But to ignore the signs, and there's plenty of them, is not doing yourself any favors. Will some continue on, be happy and strive? Sure, I have no doubt. But no one who's been with Dunkin for at least a few years can deny the vast differences. And maybe what's been learned thus far is enough to know for some people. It's not about burning bridges, it's about trusting one's instinct and doing what is best for that person. Period. :–)
What industry?what region of the country?Stress from what?Specifics would help.It Is about timing,not burning bridges,and what is worth your health,time,energy,effort all of which could be directed elsewhere.Have you learned all you can from this co. Or the staff???! :–)
You've certainly brought up good food for thought. The situation is similar to being in a deteriorating relationship you've hoped could improve but you realize over time you have a limit and leaving just may benefit over waiting for something that might never happen.
It's not about when things change. They have already begun and everyone is now clearly seeing the once beloved company and culture disappearing.
It's freeing in a sense when you realize you have choices at this point in time.