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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge: The Banana Bread Is Running Out

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    *HT. Also, the * the Flu Table.
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    *HT, although I missed the game, due to working late. Guess I didn't miss much.

    As for career advancement, I remember distinctly telling the head of the building, in my hiring interview, that I was going to sit his chair...someday. 18+ years later, I was asked about that by my current boss (who sits in that chair). I said I want nothing to do with it. My position that I have now? Perfect for me. I pretty much am my own boss (as for daily work), I "have" my own building, and while this past week was an exception, I rarely have to deal with any people besides my truck drivers and my co-worker (who feels the exact same way I do about this job).
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    This is giving me flashbacks. I was the person that was willing to do anything the Practice needed. Instead of that being seen as a strength it was something my boss used as a reason I wasn't good enough, wasn't sure enough in my role, and a whole lot of other sh1te. Boiled down to being a team player when the rest of the team didn't think they owed it to the team.
    Me too.

    For almost 35 years (my 40th anniversary is next month) I did whatever was needed to get the job done. I was a "working" manager, as were all the other managers and supervisors on the production floor. A new regime (GM and operations manger) came in and suddenly over the last 5 years that work ethic was deemd "antiquated" and not suitable for today's "lean" techniques. We were all told our "tribal knowledge" was worthless. Well, in 6 months or so, the operation will likely be shuttered for good. All that business school mentality ruined what was once a thriving leader in our industry.

    My last 3 or 4 reviews were the worst I've ever had. After the last one, I went to HR to complain and asked how I (along with the "dinosaurs") managed to last so long? The HR manager, being a long timer herself, agreed with me in principal but told me the best course of action was to "play the game" for as long as I could because they weren't going to change their mindset. It's like the sweat equity I put in over the years was all for naught.

    The saddest thing about the whole situation is we'll all be out of jobs but the management that drove us into the ground will still be employed (transfers to other locations, etc).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEagleUSA View Post
    Me too.

    For almost 35 years (my 40th anniversary is next month) I did whatever was needed to get the job done. I was a "working" manager, as were all the other managers and supervisors on the production floor. A new regime (GM and operations manger) came in and suddenly over the last 5 years that work ethic was deemd "antiquated" and not suitable for today's "lean" techniques. We were all told our "tribal knowledge" was worthless. Well, in 6 months or so, the operation will likely be shuttered for good. All that business school mentality ruined what was once a thriving leader in our industry.

    My last 3 or 4 reviews were the worst I've ever had. After the last one, I went to HR to complain and asked how I (along with the "dinosaurs") managed to last so long? The HR manager, being a long timer herself, agreed with me in principal but told me the best course of action was to "play the game" for as long as I could because they weren't going to change their mindset. It's like the sweat equity I put in over the years was all for naught.

    The saddest thing about the whole situation is we'll all be out of jobs but the management that drove us into the ground will still be employed (transfers to other locations, etc).
    That kinda happened overall to my company in the past few years. Thankfully, the bosses in my building still put sweat equity into their jobs. Before, you didn't have to have a degree to be in mgmt. My first overall boss worked his way up from a truck loader to running the building, and we were the #1 building of our size in the nation for years, as for numbers/etc. Now, you have to have a degree. That eliminated a lot of people from possible mgmt positions, people who know all the processes/etc in and out, from experience.

    From what I hear from other buildings, 5% time "on the floor" is the max time allowed/recommended for any manager. We ignore that "rule." And we're still consistently top 2 overall in the country because of it.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
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    Good morning to tLodge!
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    Good Morning, MEUSA!


    Good Morning to the rest of tLodge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEagleUSA View Post
    Me too.

    For almost 35 years (my 40th anniversary is next month) I did whatever was needed to get the job done. I was a "working" manager, as were all the other managers and supervisors on the production floor. A new regime (GM and operations manger) came in and suddenly over the last 5 years that work ethic was deemd "antiquated" and not suitable for today's "lean" techniques. We were all told our "tribal knowledge" was worthless. Well, in 6 months or so, the operation will likely be shuttered for good. All that business school mentality ruined what was once a thriving leader in our industry.

    My last 3 or 4 reviews were the worst I've ever had. After the last one, I went to HR to complain and asked how I (along with the "dinosaurs") managed to last so long? The HR manager, being a long timer herself, agreed with me in principal but told me the best course of action was to "play the game" for as long as I could because they weren't going to change their mindset. It's like the sweat equity I put in over the years was all for naught.

    The saddest thing about the whole situation is we'll all be out of jobs but the management that drove us into the ground will still be employed (transfers to other locations, etc).
    Yeah, this is pretty similar to what is going on with me. Iíve been told that my tenure at the company at one position is now pretty much a detriment to my viability as an employee. When I was in Ireland with my boss, we had a couple of good talks. She recommended I used this contact she had to help me develop my LinkedIn page and update my resume. I believe her when she says at this time, there is no worry about my position. However it wouldnít surprise either of us if in six months thereís a re-org and my position gets eliminated. She wants me to be ready (and I really do appreciate that).

    I said to her in my one on one with her last week that I wanted her to send me that contact information so I can start this process. She said she was going to send it to me when we got back from Ireland. Iím going to bother her till she does. And during that conversation we had in the fall, she implored me to develop my external network. I wanted to reach out to this woman who was a contractor on my team last fall and found out yesterday she got laid off. Díoh! I still think Iím going to reach out and suggest coffee or drinks or something.

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    What gets me is that it wasn't all that long ago that longevity and loyalty went a long way in the American work force. Today it's all about the bottom line, doing more with less, etc.

    For me, it's not just the employees, it's the families that are being affected. In the case of my place, there's about 20 of us with 30 or more years of service. We went to school together, watched each other become adults, get married, start families... all the American dream stuff. These new, young MBA's haven't got a clue what that's all about.

    At 60, I'm too young to retire and too old to start over again. I'm worried no one will hire me, and if they do, certainly won't see anywhere near the salary I currently make. I'm not looking forward to the next few months of my life.

    Not to mention I've never even been on a job interview...
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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge: The Banana Bread Is Running Out

    Business schools ruined the country. Especially those Wharton ducks.

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    *ht.
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    *HT

    I miss when being loyal to a company was considered good and when companies considered it good to think if they inspired loyalty it helped the company

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    HHT! Swept the golden domers.

    Soon to be at the *FT though. Figures the day wT baby's Ravens shirt gets here brings an end to the season

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    *HT. Glad I didn’t make the trip up to Dartmouth. Three times this season they’ve blown a 3-0 lead. Three times!! Sigh.

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    s'upp y'all

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEagleUSA View Post
    What gets me is that it wasn't all that long ago that longevity and loyalty went a long way in the American work force. Today it's all about the bottom line, doing more with less, etc.
    Mookie mentioned prior, but if someone stays in the same job for ever and ever and gets the yearly bump that they earn through work, at some point they outprice themselves.
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    Good afternoon, Lodge. Helluva time at the local Mediterranean restaurant's anniv party last night. Lots of good beer and great food. It was complete sh*show in a good way. Now, it's time for a good old-fashioned Pile Sunday and a date with Netflix.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
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    Good Afternoon Lodge!

    Spent the last 2 days running about and thought I would be really sore (last night I was miserable!) WOke up OK and just walked almost 3 miles. Other than my messed up feet, I think I am fitter than I have been in a long time. It is all relative. In the time it took me to walk 3 miles lilnsl can run 9 miles racing.

    He went off early this AM to race a 5k. He tried to register last night, filled in the form and was shut out. Called his sponsor who got him in. He got the call last night at 9 and was like a kid in the candy shop. Ran 15:50, could have gone faster, won by a lot. Won a gift certificate, mug and had a great time for himself. It is good to see him happy. Can't wait to see what happens when he runs Boston. He is in ridiculous shape. I was looking at his running log on Strava and he is training at a pace some people would be happy to race at.

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    Good morning to tLodge!
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    s'upp y'all

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