What does it benefit the organization to have a hostile work environment?
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Yes. Worked there for many years and can definitely say it has always been a hostile place to work.
He-l is empty. All the devils are here. - William Shakesphere.
The place is a $hit Ho-e.
Fact is any supervisory workers at DST will have a very hard time finding and keeping a job at another company in a 100 mile radius. People know about DST and its combative attitude toward the regular staff. Its not pretty. That said, I knew a "golden boy" at DST who left and took a record date report he ran showing the wealthy local investors in some well known securities DST did recordkeeping for. He was going to use it to sell to those people. Nobody cared. Guess he had no NDA. It was over 10 years ago anyway so the statute of limitations has run out.
Ii had a manager that used to go out driving on lunch hour in her subaru sports car and smoke pot, with her girlfriend lover, who also worked at DST. Nobody cared.
There have been terrible management practices for many years. I noticed most of the hostility started shortly after the SS&C takeover. It looks like some of them were trying to get employees to quit while others were trying strong arm tactics to cement future positions.
I think some dst leaders are dr-g users. It effects them in a negative way
Brlycreem use in the manager's hair leads them to treat staff as if its 1950. Managers know they will never be criticized for being unfair or rude to staff. So they do it. Cause they are mad they can't find a job someplace else.
You don't gave to be Christian to have morales and treat people right. Christians have no better values than anyone else.
My gut feel is that most all of the supervisory staff are unchristian, and so they have no Christian values personally or in the workplace.
Actually the big managers doing the hiring dont want anyone that could eventually really get ahead of them. If the hire became their boss they would be so humiliated. So hire id--ts!
Managers are clearly not true managers. They are very emotional. And emothions have no business in a cut and dry data driven workplace. Only facts matter, which they ignore. Their personal feelings ruin it all.
Even the low end supervisors who only ride herd over 2 to 3 people are mean spirited. DST rewards those that are mean. If your nice they see you as weak, rather than civilized.
Blame the Toms. They have know of the negative attitude towards employees. But never issued one memo to stop it. They just don't care about us. Its so obvious.
The hostile work environment was set in the early 1980's. Then the United Office Workers of American tried to unionize DST. That failed. DST fired all the staff who were openly asking for a union and holding meetings. If DST was nice to staff, then they feel employees might let off the gas pedal just a bit. And if thousands of employees did that then productivity would decline. So keep the staff nervous, fearful, make them work extra hard by being critical of everything, keep them in a state of suspended anxiety, never let them feel like they are doing enough, always demand more. It came from the very top down. Yes the VERY top. So manager became more of people paid to demoralize staff and be mean to them. Think ANY MANAGER has ever been called on the carpet by H.R. and told not to be abusive to staff? NO WAY! The meaner you are the better a manager you are. Of course in the real world this destroys productivity, so the managers get meaner to raise productivity, and it goes down more, so managers get even meaner. Till they are totally wicked. At other companies employees are treated with kindness and appreciated. Not at DST. "It came from the top".
It’s the example set by the current, most ‘senior’ leadership. That makes it ok for everyone else to treat employees poorly. It’s encouraged.