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  •  They are terrified to post there... (1+ / 0-)
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    ... as you can see, most of the posts are "last resort" kinds of posts.  "I am about to be canned, what should I do?"

    IIRC the site is blocked on employee's work computers by the company's firewall and any attempt to reach the site on company computers is logged and reported.  99% of the comments there are from home computers (the rest are from managers whose computers are allowed to post to the website for trolling purposes).  There is no doubt that the company monitors that site and a couple of other boards run by employees.  It is rare that you will ever see a real name (for obvious reasons) in any post - unless the ex-employee wants to stick it to the company.

    The union has tried to make its presence felt since the company started "changing" in the early 2000's.  Currently the company doesn't recognize the union, and supposedly targets any employee who tries to represent the union within the company.

    Your friend may find it interesting to read the board (not from a company computer), as the information is usually pretty accurate as to when the next layoffs will begin.  Once the layoffs start, the board will document how many people have been affected and which divisions and work sites they come from.  During review "season", your friend can see how other people are being rated (which is usually an indication as to how bad the next round of layoffs is going to be).

    Here's an idea as to how "effective" the company's policies are working in the US:

    The shrinking US employee population courtesy - XXX's annual reports
    and other sources:
    (Also take into account that XXX was buying companies/employees at the same time.)
    XXX stopped reporting US headcount in 2010
    *Alliance Estimate
    2012: *92,000
    2011: *98,000
    2009: 105,000
    2008: 115,000
    2007: 121,000
    2006: 127,000
    2005: 133,789

    Where XXX hired in 2009:
    Asia/Pacific: 13,376
    CEEMEA: 3,988
    Europe: 2,923
    India: 18,873
    Japan: 868
    Latin America: 7,112
    USA: 3,514
    Canada: 820

    I haven't been here long enough to be considered a Kossack, does that mean that I'm just a sack?

    by Hey338Too on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 09:40:02 AM PST

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