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    I understand being "lean" and efficient.  But at some point all the cutting hits the bone and all the squeezing just crushes productivity.  If management is so smart why can't they see that?
    The CEO's and upper management are now dumping the responsibility for this on the lower management levels, and putting the pressure on them to perform, and turning them over when the numbers slip.

    One other thing I see happening a lot now is companies using their profits to buy back stock rather than invest that money in their workers through raises, training and incentives.  At the company I work for, all incentive programs for anyone other than sales are gone, all training is done through on-line courses except for technicians, raises are pretty much non-existent, and salary bands have been reworked so that getting to the next salary band requires training that none of the workers have time to take because they are doing the work of 2 to 3 people.  When someone leaves, they are generally replaced by someone from a temp agency who has very little experience in our line of work, and the remaining people have to try to squeeze training in while still trying to keep up with the workload.  I'm really surprised workers aren't dropping like flies from exhaustion on a daily basis.

    Santorum 2012: When Satan isn't enough to scare the crap out of you.

    by Philpm on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 10:20:21 AM PDT

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