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Tale # 520
Dept: I.T. Score: 6
Nov 13th 2010 Submitted by Anonymous
“COMMUNICATION!!!”
A donut This seemed to happen every time we had a new major project. Our Design team was quietly working away in our end of the building as the IT manager walks in and announces that she just got out of the weekly board meeting and we have a new and exciting project. We have a design meeting and get started. The four of us work for weeks as we go through a sequence of changes and ideas. Finally the dead line approaches and we are all excitingly finishing up the last bits. The manager comes in after another one of the weekly meetings and announces that what we have built got scrapped and here is the new idea and we have 24 hours to get it finished! This happened at least 4 times as I worked at this company for about 2 years. Can they say, "COMMUNICATION!!!!!!"? LINK
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Tale # 114
Dept: All-Staff Score: 5
Aug 24th 2007 Submitted by Anonymous
“Ultimate Disappointment!”
A donut I got hired at one of those companies that sells electronics for waaay too much money to suckers that are either dumb enough or rich enough to buy it by the ****load.

I worked as a customer service rep...you know the person who answers the phone and says "Thank you for calling Ul****te El*******cs...This is Amanda, how may I help you?" *mind you this has become ingrained in my head and I even say it when I answer my own phone*

This particular company happened to have a very good benefits plan, which kicked in after 60 days of employment... I was nearing that 60 days *approx. a week and a half before* working 40+ hours a week, when they cut my hours down to 15+ a week siting budget cuts from corporate, which I kinda believe because they were firing all sales people who did NOT make the company at least 1 million US dollars a year! *ridiculous*

They then refused to give me time off for my cousins wedding, for which I had put the request in about 2 months in advance...I mean how hard is is to find someone to cover you when you only work 15 hours a week. *lol*

I finally ended up quitting when I was written up for something that the other 2 C.S.R.'s should have taught me during training but utterly and completely did NOT do. It was such a big thing that I know I would have remembered, took written note of and double checked a couple of times...I think I was doomed at this company from the moment I walked in and asked for an application. Too bad because I love electronics and this was a dream job. LINK
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Tale # 191
Dept: Management Score: 5
Jun 12th 2009 Submitted by Anonymous
“No experiance”
A donut I was sub contracted to a brewery as a security officer whenever there was a change of the security chief I was instructed to train and update him on the fire systems after training three guys over 5 years I applied for the position and was turned down reason not enough experience LINK
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Tale # 161
Dept: Sales & Marketing Score: 2
Mar 16th 2009 Submitted by Zephyr
“Promotion”
A donut I currently work for an enormous, multi-national electronics distributor. I guarantee we have a store in almost every town, and the company just opened up almost fifty new ones just like the one I work in. I've been there just over six months, and in that amount of time, I've been able to become one of the top sales people in my store. Last month alone I beat out two full-timers (i'm only part time, since I'm also a full-time student) one of whom had been in the company and in sales for YEARS longer than me. I beat her, I beat the other full timer and I finished at a very very narrow second to my manager.

We are restructuring our store and two positions came open that would've been a huge promotion for me. Basically I would've gone from being the youngest and least experieced (but most productive) sales member, to being an assitant manager.

I found out yesterday I was passed over for another member who is a preacher with two children and can only work three days a week. He and some dipsh!t from another store that MY GOOD SALES HELPED TO RUN OUT OF BUSINESS.

Also, the full timer I beat in sales, who is a horrible leader, gets to keep her job. LINK
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Tale # 547
Dept: All-Staff Score: 1
Jul 25th 2012 Submitted by Anonymous
“I made it work and said Okay!”
A donut I work for a call center who's main focus is rewards memberships and card protection programs. I worked in a another division with a contract from one of the major credit card issuers for four years as a team leader. when I was asked to take a Unit Manager position in our "rewards" department.

Shortly after I was transfered to this Department, I found myself shackled with impossible circumstances. The Department had three Unit Managers. One leaves on Maternity leave and I am asked to over see her team. The other is terminated for inappropriate relationships and I was asked to oversee her team. I am now at over 50 employees. I made it work and said okay! They hired one Unit Manager and he was walked off the job. He could not handle to daily berating of the Dirictor and redicules disputes from Human Resources. The new mother returned and things settled for a few months.

Then the company outsourced the department to India. In a poorly planned layoff exit, they placed employees in three rooms. One for those being kept and one with the boxes. They held six positions in this department for proccessing and consumer affairs calls/issues. I won the Unit Manager position, but I made it work and said Okay! I must state the programs sold by this company and enrolled in not so legal manner. This lead to special projects with two state Attorney General's offices and a class action suit. I managed the team and handled appropriatly. I made it work and said okay!

The company who multiple shell names change on a bi-yealy basis, transfered current sales to thier Ireland branch. I now have been threatened/screamed at by customers, lawyers, and advocates. Due to a pay freeze for five years, I have recieved nothing but one mandated cost of living raise. I made it worked and said Okay!

Now they have decided to close my department and outsource our jobs. They want me to return to my original division as a team lead, but assist them on explaining my work to those taking my job. I will have to take the offer due to unemployment and job opportunity is lacking in our area. I will make it work, but this time it is not okay!

Sometimes in life people feed you broken glass. If you eat it that is all they will serve you. LINK
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