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DDOORN
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1/25/10 1:43 A

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Yeouch! Cynical for good reason I'd say...just AMAZES me how insensitive some work situations can be...!

Don

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"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

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I worked for Xilinx and they made it to #4 on the 100 Best Companies to work for. Their goal was to get the best college recruits for a couple of years. Once they did that, then they went back to business as usual.

To cut back on expenses, they decided that each group in a company had to have a rating system and one person in each group had to have a bad review. That person got no raise and no profit sharing for the year.

Now this was a company with excellent employees, so managers came up with the idea that the person with the most sick days would get the bad review, because obviously they didn't produce as much since they were sick. So, need surgery? Bad idea. I had a hysterectomy that nearly killed me. 4 weeks in the hospital. Sure made it easy for my manager that year! My second level felt bad about it, so he got me a special award stock grant for all the hours I'd put in after I got back.

New CEO comes in and lays bunches of us off, so never even got to vest the stock. That CEO is now #5 on the list of the top 25 worst CEO's in the country.

Guess I'm kind of cynical.

Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end.

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."

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1/25/10 12:39 A

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Kind of related since Edward Jones is on the list. This was on AOL today about companies hiring NOW!

http://jobs.aol.com/articles/photos/top-10-companies-hiring-now/1469950/



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DDOORN
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1/21/10 9:39 A

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Any of these companies in your neck of the woods...?

Might want to give an extra PUSH to work for them...!

Best Companies to Work For

finance.yahoo.com/career-work/article/1086
25/best-companies-to-work-for?mod=care
er-worklife_balance


1. SAS

2. Edward Jones

3. Wegmans Food Markets

4. Google

5. Nugget Market

6. DreamWorks Animation SKG

7. NetApp

8. Boston Consulting Group

9. Qualcomm

10. Camden Property Trust

11. Robert W. Baird & Co.

12. Bingham McCutchen

13. W. L. Gore & Associates

14. Recreational Equipment

15. Zappos.com

Check out the article at the link above for more details!

Don

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