Thread regarding DST Systems layoffs

DST was a poor work environment-do people not understand that?

My first day at DST Systems I saw a Group Manager literally screaming at a Client Service Representative. Right out in the hallway. In front of everyone. His exact words were "If you were a man I would slug you right in the face". She had forgotten to turn in a weekly report to him. She quit in a year - he was promoted eventually to Executive Vice President. What an "un-Christian" for lack of better word, environment!

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I worked there quite a long time. Was able to get out and have not looked back since. Yeah, I don't get people looking fondly back on that shthole. I always heard people say it was great in the old days. Uh, no, it wasn't...it was always a stress filled crphole and still is!!

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Post ID: @rcna+1dnA7duB

I had an excellent work history and moved to KC for my husband's job. I joined DST. Had many years of heads down quality coding. After I while I was told my manager "really had it in for me". And for no reason per others in our group. But I am very smart, and pulled a few tricks, and got that loser fired. It was't that hard either. Just turn someone above him against him. You have to know how to play the game. I left DST for greener pastures!

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Post ID: @2ltp+1dnA7duB

Lots of very immature and ineffective "management" was hired at DST. As a result it fell behind its competitors so very fast. Once IBM 3090 mainframes were outdated - so was DST. The company that owns it now has only been in business for maybe 25 years. But they swallowed DST and several other companies. You should see the way the "leaders" of DST acted at the lake on their boats and in the nearby Ozark bars. Nothing cool about them at all!

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Post ID: @1xwj+1dnA7duB

Oh yeah, DST was abusive. I don't know why people look back fondly on DST like it was a great place. Maybe they loved abuse. If you had stress meters you could affix to people's backs then you would have been able to judge how horrible people felt about themselves due to the hostile work environment.

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