@2mxh+1iVhZkSN down votes are probably from LT!
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POS Company, yet you stayed for 16 years. Traditional DR was going away, but at one time it was a "cash cow" for the business and they were the good years. Be thankful!
I think during my 16 years at sungard there were prob 40 rounds of layoffs ... what an absolute POS company
@2bau+1iVhZkSN yeah at SG the bearer of the burden should be your manager. Though its not because he passes the cr-p downhill to you. You do the work and your boss gets the credit. You mess up and your boss blames you instead of taking the hot for the team that he's managing. What a toxic culture. Glad I'll be leaving this fiasco soon. But I fear its a little to late.... poison from constant reaction to stupid problems instead of proactively designing processes to prevent these issues has gotten to me mentality...
Steve Jobs (kind of) on this topic:
"If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I'm about to do today?
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."
Or as I would put it, working on someone else's problems. Good jobs usually entail working on business problems, but I'm always asking myself: are these problems ones I want to work on and worth wracking my brain with day in day out? Some problems are fun challenges that get the creative juices flowing, and lend themselves to feeling like you're making a difference in the world, but others are like trudging through unnecessary difficulties and frustrations, for little purpose, or one's your heart really isn't into. The latter is not without taking a toll on the bearer.
@1kfg+1iVhZkSN Always Be Quitting.
I do it too. It's a great attitude to have and actually improves your quality of work
There have been so, so many over the last decade. How many rounds were there in 2012 alone? I've lost track over the years.
Why go back in time, the present environment is much more interesting. Everyone and their brother (tech related especially) seems to be jumping on the bandwagon of defensive layoffs (layoff . fyi) right now, whether they need to or not (some, squeezing in layoffs now, hoping it's less noticed while "everyone else is doing it too"). All the ones not making money or surviving off of investor money probably should. All the ones solely relying on growth as a the key metric are likely in trouble.
People that work in these industries need to be prepared to be let go at any moment (and even for no good reason).
Personally, I start each day with the realization I could quit and walk or be let go that very day. It's pretty liberating (takes some preparation, no doubt).
I dare say that is one of the worst layoffs - many friends were let go all at once. Very sad day indeed.