I can't wait to see the Case Study in 10 years about how Inspire ran Dunkin into the ground by wrecking the culture which made Dunkin successful in the first place.
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The game plan is to push everyone out and leave low salaried support appropriate for a regional support center. You are worried about a finger while you will be losing an arm. Cry me a river ... no one is listening
Milt, we're gonna need to go ahead and move you downstairs into storage B. We have some new people coming in, and we need all the space we can get. So if you could go ahead and pack up your stuff and move it down there, that would be terrific, OK?
I think most salaried folks were happy to put in the extra time when needed (and more often when not asked) because of the passion and commitment to the brands. So having our early release Fridays taken away without even the slightest attempt at compensating in another arena is not about working more hours. It's about the ATTITUDE towards the change - along with everything else - that's insulting.
The saying you got to give a little to get a little is very obviously lost on Inspire. They have hit us where it hurts (for those of us who are still around) and it's already hugely affecting morale on top of everything else. Hope they wise up and see what it's doing to everyone.
" Half Fridays was a bone for sheep to keep them happy."
No- it was part of the benefits package. That has been removed with no equal compensation. And you don't think Inspire has its own bad business practices? Which type of sheep are you?
Bitterness (and jealousy) towards the C levels will get you nowhere and simply a waste of energy.
Talk to mid level folks and there is nostalgia as you put it abound. Early release fridays were appreciated and I never felt like sheep! I've been proud to work for Dunkin' and am not going to harbor ill will.
Yes, I am thankful I still have my job and empathize with those who don't. But the "be grateful you have a job while we pluck away your benefits and co-workers" is a very dangerous mindset to be in and a disrespectful attitude from any leadership who expects employees to feel that way.
You should be thankful that you are still employed... Not sure what is nostalgie all about?
The culture that you so miss is C-levels lining up their pockets with stock options and running business to the ground. Half Fridays was a bone for sheep to keep them happy.
We were warned it was coming. I know it's a done deal. But every time I think about us losing this truly wonderful perk, I become angry. I get it. Companies get acquired all the time. Changes happen. But to take away something that was so important to us - that Dunkin' always honored through every CEO we had - AND not compensate the salaried folks in any way AND not offer a "significant" premium reduction OR anything else to make up for it, I'm so disheartened. And it was evident from the comments during our webinars this week that so many feel the same.
Not sure how they came to the conclusion that us working more hours didn’t mean more pay. They are definitely going to run Dunkin’ directly into the ground.
Given the added workload so many have been forced to adopt, the more hours and same pay, the wellness bonus getting taken away, etc., where are the perks that make our new benefit package more competitive?
It's a shame Inspire didn't take note of WHY we had such passionate, devoted and committed employees. Is it that difficult to see that giving a little extra goes MILES with those who work for you?
The audacity of Scott to compare this long standing benefit to a lobby event was laughable. Beating traffic, running errands, and spending more time with your family or sugary drinks and awkward chat with your coworkers?