Coworker/good friend just put in his two weeks today. He, another coworker and I IM each other quite often about our distaste for the company, so it isn’t surprising.
Problem is they won’t backfill the position and his work will just be given to me and the other guy, the other two remaining engineers.
I like the work I do and the people I work with, but it may be time to polish the resume. No promotion to anybody in our group in the 9 years I’ve been there. And the company prides itself as a Fortune 500 company that values their most valuable resource, their employees. Bullshit
Sounds like the corporate BS that my last employer loved to spew. It too was a Fortune 500 company that was ranked quite high but has fallen down the list quite a bit over the last few years. "We're here for you", "we support mental health", "please talk to any management member if you are feeling stressed" was all common corporate fluff that they'd push, yet never
rarely backfilled a position, and wondered by people were getting stressed out and/or falling behind in their work. It was like walking on eggshells in the last year or so wondering when "that day" would come. My department was downsided by 3/4 over my last two years and was to the point where I was doing 60+ hrs a week along with going in a day on the weekend to catch up on things.
Two days ago was the 4th anniversary of what I now refer to as #packyourshit day. They loved hashtags in presentations (yeah, which was weird since the concept of a hashtag is to link a discussion and not just be cute) and Commie's trade day hashtag seemed quite appropriate for the moment. I don't miss that place at all and have been quite vocal about it on FB with the people that I used to work with. A bunch of people from there that I'm FB friends with seem to have this mentality about protecting The Brand and to this day seem protective about people badmouthing the company, despite said company closing down their offices and no longer having any connection the area.