IwantaBBJ From Ireland, joined Jun 2002, 770 posts, RR: 4 Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1140 times:
Well, my company I work for was once British... Then, last year in December, we were bought by an American investment cooperation, which "accidentally" also owns our biggest competitor... Now, branches in some countries such as France and Austria were closed, others (ie. Germany) were merged together...
Due to our size, nobody really bothered to clarify our situation here, but today we were informed that we are going to be merged with that other company... Ours will be maintained, while the others' employees have to go. Only a few of them will eventually be transferred to us.... Sad story, but happens every day!
ScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 59 Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1126 times:
Our parent company recently sold us to a competitor...guess we weren't doing well enough for them. For some stupid reason they are closing the office that made money and leaving open the office that lost money. Great logic, eh?
As a result of this, all 75 of us here in Seattle are being laid off. Our other office lost 150 but that still leaves them 450.
No chance that our parent company will go bankrupt. They have brought in a program called "Project Excellence" that saves money by laying people off. We call it Project Flatulence.
Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1101 times:
I didn't get paid because I started my work second day after they turned back to work. Yesterday was my 7th aniversary at work.
I was lucky that my friend hooked me up right here.
This is a dream job. Not money wise, but work wise Its just a paradise.
3 more years and I will change my job. So 3 more years on paid vacations
Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1094 times:
Ok, I just spoke with a person that was here before me and he told me that they were off for 5 weeks and when they came back to work they got paid for that time.
He said that it wasn't really fun time. Everybody was nervous and nobody enjoyed that 5 weeks.