Thread regarding NCR Corp. layoffs

Have you expanded your skillset while working here?

I came here with the desire to acquire as much knowledge as possible and expand my skillset. I’ve tried, but at NCR it’s just not possible. I think that even the skills I had atrophied while being here. This is not a company where much can be learned. They just don’t know how to get the best out of people.

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@2muj I don’t think quality was as important as cost saving
But I think this is something a lot of companies do.

Think about “JIT” for just in time. Company’s don’t stock pile parts food grocery’s anymore to reduce there cost. So that one reason you didn’t have toilet paper last year, or you paid a premium for it. list go’s on…

The guy at Murphy’s gas told me when the order gas and it higher for them for this tanker load per gallon they raise the price once the underground tanks are filled. Even if there still 1000 gallons at the old price still in those tanks. When theyorder it again and the price is lower this time the keep it at the higher price until the previous tanker deposit is go.

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Post ID: @4jpw+1bnS3sBm

Just like the 90s when new managers stated a pc is a pc is a pc. Then in the 2000 it became hardware is hardware anyone can do it and they throw kiosk laser printer and retail all in one pile. Talk about over to much to be in one group and expect everyone to be an expert At everything. Including those we did some OS and applications support troubleshooting in.

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Post ID: @4pod+1bnS3sBm

Let not forget ncr doesn’t have to pay for healthcare too. So it’s a win win for ncr. Hence the
Extra millions paid to the ceo even in a pandemic year.

The healthcare system is managed by the National Health Insurance Fund (RFZO), which covers all citizens and permanent residents. All employees, self-employed persons, and pensioners must pay contributions to it. Contributions are based on a sliding scale, with wealthier members of society paying higher percentages of their income.

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Post ID: @3drw+1bnS3sBm

And I forgot to add I had a couple of account managers call me after I was riffed for help. They just thought I’d help with some advice. I would listen to the issue and always reply well that stinks. But I’ll guess they’ll eventually figure it out. And they know I had the answer because these were specific accounts I was well versed in. Needless to say they stop calling.

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Post ID: @3wve+1bnS3sBm

One days or one days and half pay in the us is equal to one week in Serbia. And that is a good salary for them. But don’t forget they cut us to the bone at level 2 and we had to work hard to make up for the previous rif associates. As well as pager.
So I’m sure over there the don’t carry a pager they probably staff around the clock so the have more people 7 days a week. As far as struggling/ losing accounts those were told to me by account managers

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Post ID: @3dos+1bnS3sBm

@1wom I wonder how cheaper is the workforce in Serbia and what is the quality of the work they do there?

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Post ID: @2muj+1bnS3sBm

Agree that’s possible but it wasn’t that way decades ago

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Post ID: @1yay+1bnS3sBm

That’s a tough question, but we don’t know what your job is. I did learn a lot. But the question to me was it portable if I got laid off. Yes it was portable but looking back that portability lost ground maybe around 2005 and kept going down as they outsourced. I was a hardware engineer level 2 and 3 on ncr products and well as 3rd party products like ibm Fujitsu dell HP and Lexmark and many others. As well as Microsoft and Unix systems. It was in a group that if a product didn’t fit a specific team it was dump on us. We took care of customers that didn’t solely use specific ncr products and software. We always said we were a mix bag of nuts, the dumping ground. We didn’t mine, we worked our buttons off. So yes we learned a lot. But in the end portability to a new company was tough. Seems if I could get another job it would have to be with a same type company.
This is partly my fault as well as I/we didn’t get into
administrative functions. So pretty much our team was outsourced to Serbia and various other places that had cheap labor. But it was sadly a joy to find out within a year they lost over half the contracts we had been doing for years.
Good thing no cheap, cheap thing no good.

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