Thread regarding Qualcomm Inc. layoffs

How many if you whiners about not getting promoted for years are simply bit flippers...

That lack people skills. Are you a senior bit flipper for years?

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Post ID: @F8t6Cmh

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I was in the same title for 10 years. I left qualcomm. It's been 1 year and now my salary is 100% higher (2x) my Qualcomm salary. Everyone around me has the same qualifications as I do. Qualcomm is shitty company that discriminates heavily, deal with it or GTFO.

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Post ID: @F8t6Cmh-4vbz

How cares about promotions? Be smart with your money and let it work for you. I saved money for 25 years, and invested it. Now I make more money in the market than I do my job. Still need the job, but don't need the promotion or the added stress that comes with it. It's all a con, they give you a promotion, 10% raise, and 30% more work. They keep doing that until you fail, burnout. Then dump your arse. I got it figured out long time ago. Kick back and let your money work.

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Post ID: @F8t6Cmh-3jfy

If you are at the same title for more than 10+ years, it is mostly likely your doing. If you are at the same title for over 4-5 years and still getting high ratings and phenomenal bonus (that is before this year when bonusses were good) and getting rejected for promotion without any meaningful feedback, it is the corrupted management and the lousy directors doing unfair reviews.

I know I was subjected to this for many reviews and actually got to see the incorrect unobjective review comments writren/made by the crooked directors...

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Post ID: @F8t6Cmh-2yke

You get paid for doing what you were hired to do, you get promoted for doing more than what you were hired to do. Usually, this means taking more of a leadership role be it technical, project or management. You do not get promoted for standing in the same place.

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Post ID: @F8t6Cmh-2alh

Only Ass-Lickers get promoted at QCOM.... I know folks who are really smart but dont go for a run with the boss or get gifts for the boss.. they are left behind...

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Post ID: @F8t6Cmh-1hdt

1bpm: Agreed, as people move up (or for that matter to move up) mastering PEOPLE SKILLS are important. This is the case everywhere. Nothing specific to Qualcomm.

Do you really honestly believe folks who have been promoted at Q to director and above (in the last few years) really possess this skill? Or is it that they possess the art of sucking up at the cost of lowering their ethics and integrity? Doing things blindly and obeying idiots higher up without questioning anything? Basically being spineless. All in the hope to move to next level... whatever that would be.

IMO you are missing what does it mean to have people skills. It means being able to talk effectively and empathize appropriately, build relationships of trust, respect and productive interactions. Control and moderate responses.

Can't say that is the case with most of the higher up folks. They have failed to garner the trust and respect of their subordinates. Very few can empathize, and even less of them can control their condescending ways of communicatibg with their subordinates... Go figure...

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Post ID: @F8t6Cmh-1aih

@F8t6Cmh-1vil. Many. And the point is, that's how the system works. Those that can sell it get promoted...Or more importantly, those that know who knows how to do it and can put it together gets promoted. You don't see us complaining about getting promoted do you? You are the one that does all the painstaking low level work, work long hours while we go home, and are the ones wondering why you don't get promoted and are the first to get laidoff. It's not just at the Q, it's anywhere you'll end up going. If you haven't learned that yet, you'll learn that at the next employer (whether you leave on your own or got laid off by the Q). Just bookmark this thread, and a few months into your new job, you can revisit this thread, where you'll remember that I said "I told you so".

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Post ID: @F8t6Cmh-1bpm

What happened to my ****?

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Post ID: @F8t6Cmh-1dvh

OP: Let's turn that question around: How many of you who actually get routinely promoted don't know jack sht about what you were hired to do, but spend most of your time at work sending emails to your managers telling them how much you are accomplishing--despite the fact that you don't know jack sht about whatever you were hired to do?

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Post ID: @F8t6Cmh-1vil

Go back to your flipping bits!

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