The Work Thread

Fed up talking videogames? Why?
User avatar
<]:^D
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Work Thread
by <]:^D » Fri May 19, 2017 11:15 am

:dread:
User avatar
Karl
Consider The Following
Consider The Following
Joined in 2008
Contact:

PostRe: The Work Thread
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.


:dread: Broom them.
User avatar
Rax
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Raxicori

PostRe: The Work Thread
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.
User avatar
Drumstick
Member ♥
Joined in 2008
AKA: Vampbuster / Drummy

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.
One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
Image Image
User avatar
Green Gecko
Director
Joined in 2008
Location: Sussex
Contact:

PostRe: The Work Thread
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.
Support GRcade | t: @GRcade | FB: GRcadeUK | YT: GRcadeVideo | Twitch: GRcadeUK
User avatar
Kezzer
Member
Joined in 2012

PostRe: The Work Thread
by Kezzer » Fri May 19, 2017 10:49 pm

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

Check out the Digital Combat Simulator thread for some hardcore aerial combat! | Mumble | PCGT V | The Photography Thread |

Return to “Stuff”