Thread regarding Ricoh layoffs

How marketable are you?

This seems to me to be a formula: the more years an employee has spent in this company, the less marketable his or her skills are.
I am very sorry to have ever applied for a job here. Having Ricoh on resume seems to me to be completely worthless. I have been looking for a job for months, without success.
Did your skills atrophied while working here?

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Post ID: @OP+1b8zGAX2

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if you are still young, not ugly, under 32, and in outside sales, you can transition to "pharma" sales which require similar "persistence" and presentation skills. If you are a technician, there are many types of technician positions from auto assembly to IT or telecom technicians where you can gain on the job certifications for new work

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Post ID: @dcka+1b8zGAX2

6hwp+1b8zGAX2, exactly right! The laziness of coworkers drove me nuts! The other half of the equation was that management knew but did nothing. It was a factor in my decision to leave the company.

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Post ID: @8vyb+1b8zGAX2

“Lazy people who don’t want to do much,” sums ricoh up perfectly. This mentality is culturally pervasive and will drive anyone with a counter attitude completely nuts. Ricoh is still faking it till they don’t make it. Absolutely zero roi on your effort there.

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Post ID: @6hwp+1b8zGAX2

Same with me. I worked as a bottom level manager thinking other companies would be interested in the "skills" Ricoh teaches. While not everything they teach is bs...there are some good basic principles you get out into the workforce with far less skills than you believe you have.

However, never let that be the thing that brings you to a job. What helped me was all the lazy a-s people that Ricoh hired, including people on my own team. You see, Ricoh in most ways is a bunch of lazy people who really don't want to do much. You can find it all over the company. They cling to old values and have a hard time moving to new ones. This is where I made my stand to give 110% every day and my new job has appreciated that so much that I can't even explain.

Essentially, your skills should come from within. Don't let Ricoh pigeon ho-e you into something you don't want to do.

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Post ID: @6uno+1b8zGAX2

3uow+1b8zGAX2,
Are you a service tech or sales, or help desk? Curious how it is now and that sounds pretty bad.

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Post ID: @3cui+1b8zGAX2

I agree, also should have left ten years ago.

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Post ID: @3wga+1b8zGAX2

I am 5 months in working for Ricoh. I am actively looking for other opportunities. I have gone weeks without doing a single job. Staring at phone and computer while doing nothing productive may sound great to others but these days are long,boring,and has me wondering if a layoff is coming.

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Post ID: @3uow+1b8zGAX2

I had should have left 5-10 years ago. I stayed thinking that Ricoh IT services and bottom left corner “digital transformation” tools would keep me relevant. Wrong. Problem is customers still think printer when they hear ricoh. You’re not my IT guy, you’re the printer guy... and they’re right.

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