Thursday, March 7, 2013

Why are companies messing around with people's lives?

My husband works for a cellphone company that has an initiative to turn all of it's I/T jobs into contractor positions.  In fact, yesterday my husband's department all got the news that their full-time jobs end in April and IF they don't take the contractor positions offered (no matter what the money or benefits offered), they are out - and no compensation will be given.  Pretty amazing for a company who was on a list of "best places to work" not that long ago!

WHY is it that companies feel that it's a fine thing to do - to save a few bucks and screw with people's lives?  I understand that they are there to make money - but why can they not make money and still have semi-decent values that treat their employees like ... well... employees - a VALUABLE asset?

Companies pull this crap and then wonder why their work-quality suffers.  The products they provide then suffers...and they start cutting even more money.  Why can they not see that it's an ugly, vicious cycle?

Worst of all, is that they are truly playing god with people's lives....and they have no conscious, no guilt, and no shame about causing "regular" people HUGE problems.  Most people affected will be forced to look for new jobs (and that is not a good thing in our current economy).   Many of us will have to take the crap-sandwich that they are offering because we have no alternative... if we don't work, we lose our home.  Even if we do accept their offer, it's very likely that we will slowly lose our home because the salary offered, won't be enough to pay all of our bills.

It's sad that these companies are literally taking profits from screwing low-level employees.  I bet you dollars-to-doughnuts, that all the bigwigs aren't losing money (or jobs)!  In fact, it's probably the opposite - they'll have golden parachutes and receive very nice bonus's for screwing the lower level employees.

Has anyone noticed that the great American dream is dying or dead??  Work hard and get paid for it isn't happening any more.  Work hard and create a good life for you and your family is also dying fast.  Work hard and end up desperately in debt - how the hell did we end up with that option??

As for us, well - we'll be OK.  NO, we don't have enough money saved and YES, we have a lot (make that A LOT!!!) of debt.  But we have each-other, we have our faith, and we have hope.  You upper-management types should be ashamed for what you are doing to the people that work for you - and to our country's economy!!  But we'll be OK in spite of your best efforts to bring us to our knees.


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