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KEN-JENNINGS
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i get something like 5-10 messages a week on linkedin. Either headhunters or people trying to strike up business relationships. It's annoying.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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Applying for a job where the last three digits of the phone number are '888'
I see this as auspicious.
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KEN-JENNINGS
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The CPC is aware of your sinophobia and have arranged a meeting under the guise of a job interview to whisk you away for reeducation.

Repeat after me: Ni hao, zhongguo bazhuo. Wo yo xiaojiji
Dilbert_X
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NI is good, China is catching. W oh yo chick
Thanks Ken.
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uziq
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Dilbert_X wrote:

Applying for a job where the last three digits of the phone number are '888'
I see this as auspicious.
the last 3 of mine are 999
pirana6
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+626|4761|Washington St.
Our company got acquired by another larger company. Nobody is getting laid off, which is good, but my position is being absorbed into their equivalent which is a huge step down in title and likely in pay.

Get to startup the CV/Cover Letter shuffle again until I get out. Always love this part of life...
uziq
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pirana6 wrote:

Our company got acquired by another larger company. Nobody is getting laid off, which is good, but my position is being absorbed into their equivalent which is a huge step down in title and likely in pay.

Get to startup the CV/Cover Letter shuffle again until I get out. Always love this part of life...
PM user larssen here for your job back. it's his fault.

good luck
KEN-JENNINGS
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people are definitely going to be laid off. Hope for a severance package in 3 months when the redundancy is fully realized.
pirana6
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I think it was written into the merger deal that they were not allowed to lay people off. Though I have no idea how that doesn't just stop them from laying people off when the deal is fully done (legally) in a few months. Once we are a cohesive company can they then just lay people off without repercussion? I can't see why not.
Won't be much of an issue I expect because we used to be the 'startup culture' and now we are under the umbrella of Acme Conglomerate Holdings Corp and people are leaving in droves.
KEN-JENNINGS
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'startup culture' is so fucking stupid. Not an indictment of you personally or even your company. I find it's used a lot to try to extract maximum value out of employees at minimal cost. We can't pay you market rate, but you are affecting change and we are changing the world! Also, we have a ping pong table. Now please work for 14 hours a day to meet the deadline. There will be a masseuse going around to work out that carpal tunnel.
Dilbert_X
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pirana6 wrote:

Once we are a cohesive company can they then just lay people off without repercussion?
This.

Apart from that company culture is important, apart from some small teams I've yet to experience a good one.
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pirana6
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I don't disagree but when I worked government/higher ed my whole life and got a job where they had a fully stocked kitchen, a yearly bonus (dependent on a sales quota which has always been met), and stock, I was happy as a clam.

The food is to keep you in the office so you can arrive early, not take lunch and leave late.
The quota is something they can write into your salary and pray the company misses it by a few $.
And the stock is so they can pay you less but lure you with a glorified gamble.

But it's a heck of a lot more exciting (and stressful) to work a job that can offer things like 'changing the world' than it is to send a request for one computer mouse up the chain of red tape and hear back 6 weeks later that it wasn't approved.

I do believe some companies offered the 'startup culture' and it worked in their, and the employees, favor while many others just offered it as BS so they could, as you mentioned, overwork the employees and pay them pennies.
Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+1,968|3829|London, England
I work for a large, multi-generational family owned company that is one of the largest in it's field and pays above average wages and has impeccable benefits. Going nowhere.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
Dilbert_X
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The only thing worse than start-up culture is sell-off culture.

"Yeah, we'd like to sell the start-up to a private equity firm before the market figures out our product is worthless, so we're going to fire 10 people and dump their work on you so it looks like we're super-productive, so yeah, thanks."

Going nowhere.
Endless growth does have a cost, disruption, 10% growth for your company probably means 9.5% contraction for someone else.
1-2% Annual growth for a mature company is still seen as a disaster though.
Epstein didn't kill himself

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