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Monday, April 25, 2011

Further to a previous post......

Or didn't I post this?
OK, so, some time ago I got some info from DMDad. Here is the link:- READ THIS SHIT!

So I read it. Ho, Hum. Then I got to the juicy parts, the readers comments! Now that was worth reading. n fact there are at lest 3 comments from South African xxx employees, (or Ex-employees).

I post them here so you don't have to look for them.

I am so glad I left xxx 12 years ago. As a Domino Administrator I am appalled at how the product interest has declined since xxx took over Lotus. It will most probably walk the same route as OS/2. xxx you Suck!
Posted By Ex-xxxer South Africa: March 25, 2011 3:02 AM

For all it's "growth" and outstanding revenue's, I am of the opinion, after working here for the past 15 years, that this beast is going to implode. Yu can only abuse your employees for so long before they leave en mass! No increases for most, and 1-2% for the rest, year on year. That is not the way you treat your money earners. Stuffed up commission payments, late payments, selling services you know you cant deliver - "we will worry about it later". You cannot manage this business by spreadsheets alone..... I could go on and on, but it's just too depressing. Unionize I say, and about time too!!!!
Remember my words - This beast is going to implode, but probably only after the fatcats have sold all their shares and taken the money and run!!!
xxx - South Africa!
Posted By South Africa - xxx - T. Employee: March 23, 2011 2:08 AM

As the corporate world knows, it is strategies that were set a couple of years ago that cause a company's up- or down-turn in current periods.
So much success has been attributed to Sam for what is happening in xxx now. Yet it is probably more correct in attributing these successes to what Lou Gerstner did in his days in office.
Perception around xxx locally is that Sam is like a vast number of his executive team members, nothing more than a bean-counter. And I would agree with that sentiment wholeheartedly.
I joined the corporation just under 10yrs ago, at the time thinking "Wow, I'm going to be working for THE xxx". These days, however, it's just another day at the office in an organisation that begs to disappear into insignificance.
There used to be a depiction of xxx as being an elephant (round about 10yrs ago), and the only thing wrong with that depiction was that the elephant was drawn too small. This elephant is HUGE! A lumbering, autacro-bureaucracy (do as I say because the processes say so) that will not change so long as there is no empowerment for skilled, intelligent, employees to make informed decisions and judgements for themselves, instead of leaving even the simplest of decisions to "mini-me" peons of the people above them. Not one of them are inclined to challenge the system, with the result that the system will always be rigged against achievement of the basic xxx principles of Trust, Innovation, and Dedication to our clients.
As for having an employee "serial number"? That just goes to show that I am nothing more than a disposable resource, instead of a valuable member of staff.
There are so many problems with this corporation that I could go on for a while, but most of my other sentiments have already been expressed by other current and ex-Ixxxers.
Shame on you,xxx, for not looking after your number one asset....YOUR PEOPLE!!!!!

Posted By Yet Another Concerned xxxer, Johannesburg, South Africa: March 22, 2011 5:54 AM

So, today we received an internal email, from someone who works for external relations. This email was sent to every single Employee in the company, worldwide (as far as I can ascertain)!

It covers the story, but not the comment (obviously). However, it does offer the link to the original site, so anyone who wants to read it from the original source, will ultimately see, and read the comments!!!! Intelligence - I think not your honour - not guilty!

So, in my usual, unassuming and calculated, controlled and characteristically quiet manner, I sent them this email:-
Good day,
I find it interesting that this article was sent out to xxxers all over the world. A good write up it is. Very commendable. However, if you go to the site via the link provided, and read through the comments posted, you see a different picture altogether.
It would be interesting to see how xxx addresses these issues as raised in the comments. After all, it looks like it's mostly disgruntled employees that have commented. This might give a totally different view to the non- xxx readers out there.

Wonder if they thought about that? Wonder if they will reply? Wonder if I really care either way!



Fishman said...

Hey the first one is mine!

Wreckless Euroafrican said...

Hi Fishman, you, it is. The second belongs to DMDad, and the third to me!