Thread regarding Fiserv Inc. layoffs

TWTR back to 40 hours RTO

I'm hoping FISV leadership follows suit. Whenever I need to work with my team members, they are always somehow working from home. It seems like they are working from home more than just 2 days a week. Time to put an end to this nonsense and put in your fair share of work.

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Post ID: @OP+1jD1JSXR

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So, YOU don't know how to collaborate remotely, and that's their problem? Sounds to me like you need to better learn HOW to do your job, and worry less about others doing theirs.

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Post ID: @gesv+1jD1JSXR

@4vba+1jD1JSXR You have outed yourself as a old FD'er. Fiserv has for many years listed remote work as an incentive to come work for Fiserv. A LOT of talented, hard working, dedicated people had remote roles and loved the flexibility that provided. This is all Frank . Frank ki---d off remote positions at FD when KKR brought him in and then he started consolidating offices and laying off and he is following the same model at Fiserv. Stop making it sound like remote employees dont have a right to be PO'ed. They were hired as remote employees. Frank is the problem!

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Post ID: @5hgm+1jD1JSXR

This has to be the most ridiculous comment. Clearly, the Op doesn’t know how to collaborate remotely using the current technology. You don’t need to be in the same place to work with your team.

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Post ID: @5opn+1jD1JSXR

RTO has nothing to do with collaboration or productivity & has everything to do with control. Workers started to realize that they have a life outside of their job & they can't have that - you need to drink the "family" (cult) kool-aid & dedicate your every waking moment to ensure the execs get their bonuses.

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Post ID: @4mhf+1jD1JSXR

@4vba+1jD1JSXR

As long as you ignore the Fiserv employees who worked from home for over a decade.

Or the Fiserv employees who were hybrid ahead of the pandemic.

As long as we forget everything else you didn't see, then everything fits your world view.

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Post ID: @4gln+1jD1JSXR

Going into an office isn't "1950's" you dingle, it's been with us up until covid and local governments sent us home in early 2020. Children who were told they had to go back to school didn't display near as much petulantance as these "full grown" adults.

Unbelievable.

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Post ID: @4vba+1jD1JSXR

Are you really suggesting that Fiserv should take business advice from the sh**show known as Twitter right now? Are you even slightly aware of what’s happening there? If you think Elon’s Twitter is the height of business savvy, then I shudder to think you might have any sway over Fiserv policies. Yikes.

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Post ID: @3rac+1jD1JSXR

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Well said. In my group, the two weakest performers are both in office. This is borne out by the metrics tracked. It shows how flawed the Frank model is, that two completely unproductive people would be prioritized for retention over multiple WFH people who actually care and contribute at a high level.

This is 1950's level thinking. And it's going to continue to dismantle the company and drive it into the damn ground.

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Post ID: @2git+1jD1JSXR

Forbwhat it's worth I've never met my boss or former boss at Fiserv going back two years now. They're remote and I'm in a Fiserv office three days week.im not sire why we ever went back to the office. A lot of our competitors bdidn go back to their offices

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Post ID: @2efk+1jD1JSXR

When I am on a teams video call, you can see how many people are standing around chatting in the background. And by the body language you can tell it’s not work related. We are forcing people to commute wasting natural resources and polluting our globe but we go into green offices like that makes up for the increased carbon omissions. We say we want work life balance but we are forcing most people to commute an hour to two hours each day for collaboration in innovation centers. However we do not innovate - our creativity comes from buying other’s inventions and then ripping those companies apart in a year or two as they become one Fiserv. We say do the right thing but we continually say and do the opposite with our customers and our people and our globe.

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Post ID: @1ubm+1jD1JSXR

Collaboration is total BS. Our team is spread over 3 locations including India. Do you want us all to move to India to collaborate Frank? I’m sure that’s your plan

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Post ID: @1jot+1jD1JSXR

Policy is the Majority in the office.

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Post ID: @luj+1jD1JSXR

Whoever the posters to this thread? Thank you. Haven't laughed this hard in too long.

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Post ID: @egk+1jD1JSXR

This is worth reposting. The metrics do NOT support Frankie and Elon's crackpot theories on remote work.

Their thinking on this is like still using a firepit to stay warm in a hut instead of insulating your house and installing a furnace. Maybe they still eat with only their hands too? Forks are undoubtedly evil!!

https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-remote-work-makes-you-less-productive-wrong-2022-6?amp

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Post ID: @nyi+1jD1JSXR

Whoever wrote that is a complete id--t! Not only did I work over 40 hrs a week when I went remote it was between 50-60 so to say put in your fair share of work is insulting. I only hope you get let go like many of my friends who lost their jobs. I believe in Karma!!!!

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Post ID: @ncv+1jD1JSXR

This just in! Smoking is going to be allowed back in the office. Ladies get out your skirt suits and nu-e tights. Also may want to
brush up on your coffee skills as you'll be expected to bring the men their coffee regularly. 1983 here we come!

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Post ID: @bax+1jD1JSXR

I can't tell if this is good satire, or real. That makes it good satire.

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Post ID: @ocx+1jD1JSXR

The funniest part to me is that no matter what location you're in, most of the applications and tools being used are not local. you log in remotely to somewhere. Who cares if it's at home or in the office. I've met with people collaboratively once since I've been in the office and it was a mandatory all hands meeting where we couldn't ask questions. pointless

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Post ID: @wag+1jD1JSXR

And here I thought this forum was id--t proof... Nice job OP... and just in case you miss it, this is sarcasm.

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Post ID: @zrn+1jD1JSXR

My favorite moment yesterday in the AH meeting was when someone in the office there asked about the metrics they are using to come up with why RTO is more productive than WFH. Poor Malcolm was like "well we know it's better, right? But yeah, we should really study those metrics more, that's important."

Allow me to translate that:

Yeah, we are doing this because Frank Carleone told us we have to, and we aren't measuring any actual meaningful data to prove why it's better. We have door swipe reports though!!

If it weren't so d-mb, it would be laughable.

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Post ID: @kpy+1jD1JSXR

Looks like someone from Corporate still believes it's the 1980's still. But I'm confused- isn't the business model from the initial beginning inquired to be: "Moving money and technology, in a way that moves the world?".

Come on, and we even provided associates with laptops. Implemented a Business Continuity Plan as a risk mitigation effort against Covid-19, which now stands in place for our Coral Springs Call Center bracing the impact of Hurricane Nicole. Your agents are exhausted, ennui, and nobody is to blame but their direct leader.

Instead of finding ways to blame your agents for their lack of excitement and involvement with their job, take a look in the mirror and adjust your apparent sycophant mindset and change your leadership style. If you can't engage and inspire your team remotely, you can't do it in person.

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Post ID: @fqe+1jD1JSXR

It's incredible the OP can breath with Frank's ba--s that far down his throat.

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Post ID: @brw+1jD1JSXR

maybe you should learn to use teams. it's this software that lets you work with your teammates from anywhere in the world and it comes standard on every fiserv laptop.

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Post ID: @qxv+1jD1JSXR

Working in the office is a total worthless endeavor. Constantly interrupted with non work chatter and other peoples drama. No hr issues because somebody looked at someone else and they didn’t like it cr-p. Not one hr issue as wfh but the instant rto everyone is in everyone else’s business being petty. Me thinks your self worth as rto is over inflated. You are likely the hr problem that ceased to exist with wfh.

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Post ID: @edz+1jD1JSXR

In the office, this Indian mfer always asks me for help on things he should be able to do. It’s distracting.

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Post ID: @oxq+1jD1JSXR

Frank is that you posting again?

So when you need to work with someone not based in your office - do you wait until they happen to travel to your office or do you just reach out to them through email or teams?

I am guessing the latter - so just do the same with your team.

If you want all the workers in the same place go work in a factory

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Post ID: @vem+1jD1JSXR

Even in the office there were so many people taking romantic walks around the pond you couldn’t get them to work

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Post ID: @sxj+1jD1JSXR

Naw they're just avoiding you because you're so annoying to work with.

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Post ID: @urw+1jD1JSXR

When I was in the office, I was exclusively on Zoom calls with my team in India. Anyone I talked to in the office, I was just shooting the sh-t with and wasting time.

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Post ID: @iay+1jD1JSXR

It's funny how I can work with my teammates regardless of where they are (worldwide) and we are still functional and get things done in a timely fashion. Get out of your 80's mentality and grow up.

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