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misery loves company :)

April 18th, 2008 at 09:58 am

had to walk at Walmart on Wednesday because of snow. Found 4 boxes of Pop Weaver microwave popcorn for .75 cents each. Each box has 4 bags. That's a good price.

My mom met a woman the other day who had quit working for my company recently. Mom said she was telling the exact same stories I tell. I didn't know her but it's interesting to hear other people are frustrated by the same things you are. One of the people in my group is working on her resume. So I expect several people to leave in the next year or so.

Basically the issue is too much work and not enough time. On top of that the company has a policy to outsource 50% of the jobs. But they don't hire people who have the skills to do the work. So not only do you have a serious language barrier, and not only do you have to train them on the product, you also have to train them on test skills. The company doesn't expect these people to be productive for 3 years. Insane. No American would be allowed 3 years to come up to speed on a job. And then to make the situation even worse they decided offshore people are limited in they types of work they can do so the difficult stuff is left to assign to a smaller and smaller group of onshore staff. And to make matters even harder they added about 3 times as much overhead to the job thru metrics reporting to management and added twice the number of releases to complete during the year, even though we had trouble completing the 3 releases we had previously. Basically they've made it impossible to succeed at your job. You can do a passable, cover the basics job, but you can't do a good job.

I have to put the product out to the field this weekend so basically working several hours tomorrow. But the good news is this is probably the last time I will have to do this. I hope to be retired before the next one Smile

I finished reading the library book Unto the Breach by John Ringo. Adventure. Good

I also finished A Deeper Blue by John Ringo. Adventure. Also good

1 Responses to “misery loves company :)”

  1. klbb90 Says:

    Some employers don't make sense. And, you have to wonder how they even stay in business.

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