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by <]:^D » Fri May 19, 2017 11:15 am

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by Karl » Fri May 19, 2017 11:26 am

Drumstick wrote:My company, albeit in a different directorate, just hired a company for a 16 week period to come in, assess how long tasks should take and use that data to assess how productive employees are with each working day. That statistic gets put up on a whiteboard in either red or green according to whether you were -/+ 100%. Naming and shaming at its most blatant.

Of course this only applied to those on the bottom rung and nobody in a managerial or supervisory position.


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by Rax » Fri May 19, 2017 11:41 am

I worked in a place that had a time management system, they offered flexi time so they wanted to track that you did your 39 hours a week of "work". All it really meant was people were clocked in for 39 hours a week and they got their work done at some stage during the week. There was no incentive to take on more work or put in extra time to help someone else, as long as your work was done and you were in the building the required amount of time it was all good.

They had some rules to the flexi time, you had to be in the office 5 days a week between 10 and 3 and you were required you to take a lunch break of at least 20 minutes during the day. This meant the place was a ghost town by half 3 on a Friday, everyone had their hours done earlier and had gone home. It also meant you could take a 2 hour lunch and be paid for it, just go clock out but go back to your desk for 20 minutes, then on your way out the door for your actual lunch youre actually clocking back in.

Easily the worst environment Ive worked in, it was fun but it was a nightmare for actually being productive.

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Drumstick » Fri May 19, 2017 1:21 pm

Karl wrote: :dread: Broom them.

The weird thing is the disconnect between that part of the business and everyone else. From the ad infinitum survey results almost all other areas of the business are happy, myself included. AFAIK this isn't bring rolled out around the rest of the business, just the customer facing side.

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by Green Gecko » Fri May 19, 2017 3:58 pm

That's probably because dealing with customers in one of the biggest timesinks.

Anyway, some managers I've worked with make the weakest time-based decisions and blame everyone else for not being properly informed how long it would take to do something they should know about. The way some managers just will stuff and don't care if it strawberry floats everything up really pisses me off.

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by Kezzer » Fri May 19, 2017 10:49 pm

Going to apply for a 'new' Job on Monday! :D

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Wed May 24, 2017 11:31 pm

strawberry float. Just found out I didn't get that job, while I'm pissing out of my arse for about the 12th time as a result of a stomach bug or possibly food poisoning.

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by Kezzer » Fri May 26, 2017 10:58 am

+ Got an interview for the job I applied for. :D
- Have to do a presentation :dread:

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by Green Gecko » Fri May 26, 2017 11:06 am

Congratulations and condolences in equal measure you two.

Business is slow but still have stuff to do. Got a request for an internship today which really came as a surprise as I'm self employed and just make myself look like a company. :lol:

I could actually use some help from time to time, being completely alone all the time, but I am based in a tiny spare room in a rented 2 bed house. :lol: how the strawberry float could I make that work. Interesting idea though, it may be am opportunity to set my horrible experience with an internship right, and actually teach them loads of stuff.

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by jiggles » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:17 pm

Got a job offer.
Declined it.

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by radvillain » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:03 pm

So I'm halfway through the first week of my four week notice period, and even though I was initially genuinely torn on whether to accept the new offer or not, I am now absolutely certain it was the right idea to make the jump. Not only are they using a contractual technicality to avoid paying me a promised bonus to spite me for leaving, the new software platform (I work in operations at a wealth management firm) we've just migrated to is panning out to be utterly terrible in every way. I've spent a lot of time the past couple days reading complaint emails from clients and honestly I am finding the whole situation absolutely strawberry floating hilarious.

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by Slayerx » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:13 pm

Has anyone got any tips for leaving the role you're currently in to a role within a totally different sector or job type ?

I work in customer services and have done for about 15 years and if I approach agencies or put my CV online, I get approached for call centre and admin type roles but I'm ready for a change.

I feel some of the skills I have are transferable and I'm a quick to learn new things but have no idea what I want to do.

I'm currently stuck in an administrative role on good money but no room for progression and the job just doesn't challenge me anymore.

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by That's not a growth » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:41 pm

Maybe aim for a company that has a customer service/ admin role, but other roles you'd hope to move to down the line. Not quick way of doing it, but kinda worked out for me.

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Bunni » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:45 pm

Same boat. Really struggling to get out of mental health even into general settings.

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Kezzer » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:46 pm

Avoid agency's and posting your CV online. Make sure you apply individually and tailor your CV to match the job description. Recruiters can see thorough a 'blanket' and it will show that you have put effort it.

Also less is more.

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by Tragic Magic » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:07 am

Long story short but I'm so angry with work at the moment that I can feel it in my stomach as if it had a physical form. Our management accountant is getting the sack and the CEO has gone straight to the youngest, least experienced employee in the office and offered to personally train him to be the next management accountant. So what, my three years of accountancy studies and 8 years of work experience means nothing to the company? In less than 2 months I'll have all the qualifications needed for a management accounting role and they give it to someone with nothing but 2 years work experience? I don't know if I'm over reacting but I'm absolutely fuming. At the moment I'm thinking that as soon as my studies are done, I should hand my notice in to leave by the end of the year. Clearly I'm not going to get anywhere staying here. It's just a massive kick in the teeth.

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by Trelliz » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:15 am

...and people wonder why our generation is criticised for not having any job loyalty.

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Moggy » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:32 am

That's really shitty Tragic.

I'd look for something else as soon as your studies are completed. They don't care about you, move on and find a company that will value you.

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Tragic Magic » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:27 am

Thank you both

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PostRe: The Work Thread
by Kezzer » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:36 am

had my job interview today :dread:

I think it went well, a couple of difficult questions that I took the long way round to answer, but I got there in the end.

Also the presentation was meant to last 20mins Max but I did it in 10 :lol:
-worst part is when I was practising it I used up all the time hahaha

Said to one of the interviewers (who I sit beside at work); "I won't ask how it wen't because it wouldn't be appropriate."

To which his response was:" I would't tell you anyway, but off the record... it went very well."

now we wait 8-)

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