Thread regarding Pearson PLC layoffs

The only retention bonus they care about is retaining their own money.

At one point Pearson Online Learning Services was a decent division. Then they decided to hire a former Disney Executive as CEO and the culture shifted to a factory floor. They then lost their biggest contract. Talent ran for the life rafts, but they dangled a carrot of a retention bonus for this who stayed on. For those who stayed on working conditions worsened as you became little more than numbers, and even the highest producers got sick of being berated. Then they kept changing the rules, moving the goal post, and throwing new duties on daily. Then they realized not enough people were quitting so they were going to have to pay those retention bonuses they dangled. So they targeted and started to cut women, minorities, and people with families, because you can't be a truly soulless entity without also being biased and picking on those who already have the cards stacked against them. Pearson is exactly what I hate about corporate culture. Enjoy laying people off, screwing them, while sipping aged scotch in your company provided apartment overlooking center park Pearson CEO, you've earned your spot in the lake of fire.

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Its really simple. Pearson, and the other two large HED publishers know that there is no growth. There are no needles to move. So why would they care about talent? They WANT you to leave. The sooner you realize that and accept your place or move on with your life and career, the better.

I really don't understand why people pine for the "good old days." They are over and never coming back. Move on with your life. No one is promised anything in business. If you want promises, go get a nice govt. job, where you do nothing, get paid just enough, are in a union and have employment for life. It's your choice.

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Post ID: @6hzs+1iBPwel4

This company is so poor they terminated my employment 10 days before the 3yr anniversary to avoid vesting my 401k.

Pearson would rather pay higher rates than fork over any “retention bonus” so make sure you get unemployment when they sell

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Post ID: @6dam+1iBPwel4

The Diversity Officer officiates diversity. Duh.

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Post ID: @3csi+1iBPwel4

What does the diversity officer do all day? Serious question.

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Post ID: @2jqx+1iBPwel4

The diversity officer follows instructions from above. You'd have a better chance of ASU rejoining POLS.

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Post ID: @suy+1iBPwel4

Has anyone approached the Diversity Officer about this? She works under the HR head.
She may be interested.

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