A former colleague who I worked closely with in my BU left almost a year ago and we connect every few months just to touch bases. In a recent conversation we had he expressed an interest in being rehired here. I thought he was joking at first - then I realized he wasn’t. To hear him tell it, there is a company out there that is worse than Cummins. I didn’t think that was possible.
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Cummins Inc. don’t like Cummins Inc., coworkers don’t like themselves or one another. All you hear is misery coming out people mouth and see it in behavior. When people quit acting like Cummins Inc. is all they can get and stop worshipping management it will change. Some of the workers have a backbone but most don’t. The people who have left Cummins Inc. hit the jackpot by not letting this place suck everything out of them.
I wouldn’t recommend Cummins to my worst enemy. Nothing changes but the date. Your friend who didn’t learn his lesson last time is a fool to come back.
I left and came back. The company I left for was going through a "merger of equals". It was pretty apparent that it's wasn't a merger, but more of an acquisition. Everyone at our office was slowly being let go as our systems became integrated. Instead of waiting for that to happen to me, I negotiated with my old boss to come back. I wasn't looking forward to going back, but it was familiar and it was a paycheck. The only thing I liked was that Cummins reimbursed $7000/year for tuition. I went back to Cummins and made them pay for my MBA. I left 2 years after I graduated so I didn't have to pay anything back.
They used me, I used them.
The only way I would ever go back to Cummins, is a promise of never being laid off or involved in any RIF "And" get all my seniority and vacation days back. Even then, I would really have to think about it. The company I work for now is so much more laid back. There is barely any stress at all. On second thought, nah I like where I work now. The people I work for are very sincere in being the best company. They treat all their workers with respect. I really like where I work now. At Cummins, I stopped feeling that way years before I was let go. I would tell my colleague to find another job at a different company. There is one out there that is a great fit for him. Life is to short to worry about being fired every four years or so.