Thread regarding Xerox Corp. layoffs

Do you feel that there is an open dialogue between you and your supervisor here at Xerox?

Is your voice heard at Xerox? Be frank.

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Post ID: @ZwFoPia

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I’m always happy to listen!

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Post ID: @ZwFoPia-5rkv

Rather talk to Ronald McDonald. Manager is clueless.

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Post ID: @ZwFoPia-4qzz

No. A simple conversation about Webster exit and getting direct-hire IT under 100 would be refreshing. Perhaps they don’t know how to do the math, or prefer to continue gulping the koolaid when the signs are everywhere.

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Post ID: @ZwFoPia-2qwy

Yeah, I work for a woman, too.

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Post ID: @ZwFoPia-2seo

Wouldn’t do any good.Manager has no balls.

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Post ID: @ZwFoPia-2lnw

NO

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Post ID: @ZwFoPia-2hza

Nyet

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Post ID: @ZwFoPia-1gsn

No no no no.

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Post ID: @ZwFoPia-1gnm

Not even close. My manager's head is so far up his boss' behind that I'm a distant afterthought when it comes to "being heard". I'm just biding my time until something better comes along. My manager has totally drank the Xerox kool-aid and it's embarrassing. Xerox isn't listening... you're not going to get anywhere by brown-nosing...

The rest of our environment is ccrrapp in my opinion. Our president is only focused on numbers (sales) and doesn't really care about anything else.

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Post ID: @ZwFoPia-1hbt

I am a rebadged employee, and I can honestly say that my Xerox “supervisor” as well as my Xerox HR are as responsive as they can be. I whole heartedly believe they are as much in the dark as we are. Prior to the changes, we were a family and supported our team, other cores, and our customers with all we could give.

We remain a family, and I know whatever is to come, they did not cause the situation. They can’t control the situation and at some point, they may have a worse future than I.

HCL offers bonuses for those that stick it out. Xerox is offering nothing to those that are left.

I refuse to feel animosity toward the Xerox management family at my core. Am I naive? Hell no. I feel as much concern for their future as I do for my HCL partners.

We will make it. We will come out on the other side stronger. It might be with a new company who takes over, it could be new positions, or a whole new employment opportunity but, my Xerox family will always be my Xerox family.

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Post ID: @ZwFoPia-1ztu

Having communication with my manager like nothing is going on but that is because she doesn't know a thing. The few who do at my location have Hope's for the future

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Post ID: @ZwFoPia-1qoc

I'm a first line manager and I haven't been in the loop on any of the IRIFs since JohnV took over. Most of them originate and are decided a couple levels above, at least in my area, and I have no idea they are coming. I also never receive any information on transformation, re-orgs, outsourcing and other activities with the company. I regularly get asked about these things in 1 on 1s with my team members but I never have answers and know as much as they do. Its all being done by upper management and as someone else stated they NDA a lot of it so it does not cascade to lower management levels. Thinking your direct manager has a lot of this information and is hiding it, I think would be a mistake in many cases. Most likely they find out same time as you do or maybe right before

If your manager is not having 1 on 1s with on a regular basis that is another problem. In that case I would go ahead and schedule a monthly 1 on 1 with them instead. Take some initiative if you want that interaction

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Post ID: @ZwFoPia-tez

No way!

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Post ID: @ZwFoPia-kzz

In defense of managers/supervisors from a laid off person: if the supervisor has signed a NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement), they cannot disclose information. I'm sure everyone knows this, but when you have a good relationship with your boss, it feels personal when you find out after the fact your boss knew what was coming. The best way to cope is to compartmentalize - and understand it's business, not personal.

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Post ID: @ZwFoPia-qdl

That train left town long ago.

No!

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Post ID: @ZwFoPia-evi

Horrible atmosphere - everything is definitely on a need to know basis & managements opinion is clearly that we the peons do not need to know.

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Post ID: @ZwFoPia-wkv

no, he sits next to me yet i have to 'ask' whats going on with the company, he hasnt done any 1:1 or appraisals all year.everything seems to be 'need to know basis'. not a very good atmosphere.

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Post ID: @ZwFoPia-spc

I'm lucky if my manger even replies to my emails

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Post ID: @ZwFoPia-aci

Heck to the no !

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Post ID: @ZwFoPia-ioh

No 4 me too

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Post ID: @ZwFoPia-vad

NO!

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