Thread regarding DST Systems layoffs

Thankful that 99% of other employers treat staff better than DST Systems Inc

On this Thanksgiving I am thankful that DST is a rarity and odd duck - that 99% of other companies in the whole USA treat their staff better, Thankful DST's treatment is NOT the norm for today. Perhaps it was back in 1930. But times have changed.

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Post ID: @OP+1e0aV3M8

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I'm going to be honest, folks.

I am treated like gold where I am now. With two bonuses a year, I get between 12-15% increase a year, and that's on a much higher salary than I made when I was slaving away at DST.

The last straw for me was my boss making sure I didn't get an interview for a promotion I was well-qualified for, and then having the ba--s to tell me in a one-on-one that he was doing me a favor because "I wasn't up to it". (When in fact he really just wanted to keep me on his team.)

It was nice when I left and there were things the rest of my team had shoveled onto my plate and didn't know how to do.

I hope they figured it out.

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Post ID: @fwxn+1e0aV3M8

I saw a new article today about an organization (not DST). The title of the news article included the term "Soul Destroying Criticism". That term does describe the managers at DST. You would think the DST managers would receive a promotion based on their criticism of staff. However after I left DST and went to work for another company, that company hired my old manager. He had a position below mine. When he ran into me in the hall for the first time he gave me the look of "don't hit me". So he knew good and well that his behavior at DST was very abusive and wrong, and that he could get away with it at DST. He has not been promoted at the new job and won't, as I have the ear of HIS boss now! Life is so fun, you just have to wait for it, sometimes wait a long time, for it to finally become just.

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Post ID: @axem+1e0aV3M8

Being rude, lying, and taking credit for things they did not do sounds like every christian organization I have ever known.

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Post ID: @8ujx+1e0aV3M8

I was raised to respect people who were hard working and honest. But at DST those people were belittled, disrespected and taken advantage of. DST did reward those that were rude, lied, and took credit for things they did not do. And management knew it. In other words, DST is not a "Christian" organization. Nor does it try to be. Its a godless, selfish, worldly, greedy company. I am glad its going away!

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Post ID: @8zck+1e0aV3M8

I wasted my time at DST. But they never actually lied to me. They never told me if or when I could advance, or what was needed for a promotion, or how to further my career at DST. Not a mention of it in the several years I worked there. Never any reference to the future and what I could develop as far as a career. Or even transfers to a better area. But I was given plenty of extra work. That was discussed and reviewed - work that was not in my job description. I did get a solid feeling that s-x with my Boss would get me ahead - but I am not that kind of person. DST was a sweat shop and I knew it going in. I left at a time that was very inconvenient to DST. My leaving really messed things up in my department. I guess I was actually doing 3 people's jobs. But who cares. i dont anymore!

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Post ID: @5vsj+1e0aV3M8

This is such a bad organization. I am sad that I wasted a good portion of my life there believing in the lies they served to me.

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Post ID: @4aic+1e0aV3M8

I was so insulted by the treatment at Dst that I stopped documenting my work. After I left Dst got many frantic calls about projects. I returned none. The knowledge remains only in my skull!

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Post ID: @4osr+1e0aV3M8

And the Tom's and such from the 1980's to 2018 are no better than the current owners. They made millions while the average staff member got tiny raises and no bonuses. Did you know that for many years the Kansas City Business Journal published the highest compensated executives of publically traded companies in Kansas City? The DST execs were always at the top, yes number 1. Yet DST stock paid a 1% annual dividend yield. And so the public shareholders got ripped off. You would have to hold DST 100 years for the dividends to pay off your initial purchase price. Other stocks like ticker IEP have paid a 15 to 18% dividend for as long as I can remember.

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Post ID: @2nzu+1e0aV3M8

YES DST IS A SH&T HO-E FOR SURE. THE DRUNK OWNER COULD CARE LESS ABOUT ANYONE IN KC. YOU ARE AN EXPENSE TO HIM. REMEMBER HOOLEY IS NO BETTER EITHER AS HE SOLD OUT EVERYONE AND WALKED WITH HIS 99 MILLION.

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